News & Announcements

How to support your favorite local businesses

Good news! You can still support the local shops you love while non-essential businesses are closed and a stay-at-home order is in place. In fact, local businesses are relying on your support to get them through this tough time so they can reopen once it’s all over. We’ve created this page to make it easier. […]

COVID-19 Update 3/27

As a result of Wednesday’s announcement by the Maryland State Department of Education and Governor Hogan, Maryland public schools will remain closed until April 24. During this closure, the VLP will not operate programs, and the library will not open. The VLP remains committed to honoring staff salaries during this closure, and our staff have […]

Updated 3/19: Youth programs cancelled, library closed until March 30; other programs on hold through April (COVID-19 response)

In response to COVID-19 concerns, the Village Learning Place library will be closed until March 30. Additionally, all youth programs will be cancelled from March 16-March 27, following Baltimore City Schools’ protocol (includes LINK After School, LINK Leaders, and Tots Tuesday Storytimes). All other programs, including 2nd Wednesdays and Baltimore History Evenings, have been cancelled in March and April […]

Program Updates (COVID-19 response)

2nd Wednesdays will take place as scheduled in the library on Wednesday, March 11, from 7:00–9:00pm. Wayne Schaumburg will present The Feminine Touch, a comprehensive history of Baltimore’s brightest women. March’s Baltimore History Evenings, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 19, will be cancelled as a public health precaution. Thank you for […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Safety at the Village Learning Place

The Village Learning Place is monitoring news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and taking measures to prevent spreading the virus. Staff have been instructed to stay home if they’re feeling sick, staff in the office are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and limit personal contact, surfaces in the library and classrooms are being disinfected multiple times […]

Learn more about the women who give Baltimore a good name at special events in March

Strolling through the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House–a celebration of Mary Pickersgill–or the Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art is empowering because it teaches us about famous women in Baltimore’s history; but what about the lesser known women who helped shape our city? Imagine knowing their stories. “There were two women that lived on […]

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