Lunch with the Libraries - Love Them or Lib Them: Romance Comic Books for Valentine's Day

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Sponsored by the Sheridan Libraries & University Museums, the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries, and the Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Entrepreneurship Affinity

Join the Sheridan Libraries for a Cupid-approved tour of a new collection of vintage romance comic books by Special Collections librarian Heidi Herr. Ranging from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s and written for a female readership, these comic books have everything: girls falling in love with teenage beatniks, a 1950s exposé of Communist dance clubs, and finding and losing one’s heart at Woodstock.  Perhaps we will even answer the question of the 1970s: Will women's libbers ever find love? This program will be presented on Zoom. A link will be shared in advance of the program.

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ABOUT Heidi Herr
Outreach Librarian, Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center

As the student engagement librarian for the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, Heidi Herr creates programs and learning activities that engage Johns Hopkins students in conducting research with primary sources. She is also the librarian for English, Philosophy, and the Writing Seminars. Heidi teaches courses on a wide variety of topics, including the ephemera of the women’s suffrage movement and the development of the cookbook, and oversees the Sheridan Libraries’ Freshman Fellows program. She holds MA degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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 Event Date
Monday, February 14, 2022
Start Time: 12:00pm EST
End Time: 1:00pm EST

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Jamie Seward
Associate Director of Lifelong Learning
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