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Is your group, class or association looking for a speaker? Linda Rabben is available to give illustrated talks through December 2024. Contact her at lrabben@verizon.net.


Future Events



Book talk, Myerberg Senior Center, Baltimore, September 10, 2024, 10 am.


Book talk, Baltimore County Arts Guild, Catonsville, September 26, 2024, 6:30 pm.


Book talk, Society for the History of Germans in Maryland, Catonsville, October 1, 2024, 7:20 pm. 


Book talk, Community College of Baltimore County, Owings Mills, October 23, 2024, 10:30 am.


Book talk, Charlestown retirement community, Catonsville, October 29, 2024, 1 pm.


Inaugural lecture, Renaissance Institute lecture series, Loyola/Notre Dame University, library auditorium, 200 Winston Avenue, November 13, 2024, 4-6 pm, in person and online.




Past Events


Launch of Through a Glass Darkly: The Social History of Stained Glass in Baltimore on opening day of an exhibition of local stained-glass makers' work at The Peale community museum, 225 Holliday Street (across from Baltimore City Hall), Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2-4 pm. The exhibition closed on Sunday, February 4, 2024.


University of Maryland College Park Faculty Book Fair, Colony Ballroom, Stamp Union, Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 3:30-5:30 pm.

Book talk, Light Street branch library, Baltimore, Saturday, November 4, 2023, 11 am. Books were available for purchase at the event.

"Speaking of Books" talk at McKeldin Library 4109, University of  Maryland College Park, Monday, November 13, 2023, 12:30 pm. Books were available for purchase at the event.

Book sale, St. Francis of Assisi Church Bazaar, Mayfield, December 2, 2023, 10 am-2 pm.

Monument Lighting, Mount Vernon Place, December 7, 2023, 5-8 pm. Books were available for purchase at the First Unitarian Church Parish Hall, 12 W. Franklin St.

Live broadcast interview with Linda Rabben from "Through a Glass Darkly" exhibition at The Peale, WJZ-TV, Monday, December 11, 2023, 9:05 and 9:15 am.

Live interview with stained-glass maker and exhibitor Jeff Meyers from the Peale, WJZ-TV, Monday, December 11, 9:45 am.

Interview with Sheila Kast, "On the Record," WYPR, Friday, December 22, 9:30-10 am.

Book talk and stained-glass tour, Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E. Lexington St., Saturday, January 6, 2024.

Glass cutting demonstration by Carol Maniocha, Artisan Glass Works, at The Peale, 225 Holliday Street, Baltimore, January 14, 2024, 11 am-1 pm.


Book signing and Q&A, The Peale, 225 Holliday Street, January 20, 2024, 1 pm, and January 27, 2024, 1 pm.


Stained-glass makers' exhibition closing reception, The Peale, February 4, 2024, 2-4 pm.


Book talk, The Lecture Group, 7310 Park Heights Avenue, February 7, 2024.


Book talk, Govans Branch Library, March 16, 2024, 2 pm.


Book talk, Canton Branch Library, April 20, 2024, 11 am.


Book display, City Lit Festival, Literary Marketplace, Meyerhoff Hall, April 20, 2024.


Book talk, Edenwald retirement community, Towson, April 26, 2024.


Book talk, North Oaks retirement community, June 20, 2024.