It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

It is peak wedding season!  Every wonder how brides dressed throughout history?

Digital Maryland is home to the Historical Society of Baltimore’s historic wedding collection.  From dresses, to marriage licenses, and wedding bands, take a trip back to see what weddings used to be.  Here’s a few items from the collection.

Here’s the happy couple who tied the knot on January 14, 1920.

Elizabeth Zimmerer wed Michael Kahl at St. Joseph’s in Fullerton, MD.


Intricate details including an ornately painted boat with a  couple inside and flowered garlands mark this marriage license issued in 1883.


They’re not glass slippers. These bridal shoes date back to 1899.  They include a fabric decorative bow and pearl detail.


If you need more ideas for your big day, you can see more of the Historical Society of Baltimore’s wedding collection at Digital Maryland.

New Titles for Teens: Back-To-School Edition!

It’s that time of year! Check out these new books and online resources to help teens prepare to get back in the classroom…

Everything you need to ace…

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New Titles for Children: Back-To-School Edition!

It’s that time of year! These new books, DVDs, and online resources will help prepare your kids to get back in the classroom.

Children’s Books About School

Children’s Reference Books For English


Children’s Reference Books For Math

See a full list of new children’s titles here.

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Practice reading online with our new online resource, BookFLIX

Use BookFLIX at your local library or at home! With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFLIX is a perfect resource to engage and support readers from Kindergarten to 3rd grade.

BookFLIX includes:

  • Classic video storybooks matched with a related nonfiction eBook
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  • Meet the author section

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