#ReadAcrossAmerica campaign celebrates reading and literacy

Celebrate a belated #ReadAcrossAmericaDay at one of Maryland’s 200 libraries, branches and bookmobiles.

Valentine’s Day’s roots are more than candy and roses

Roses, chocolates and cards are how we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, but that isn’t how it was celebrated in A.D. 269. Saint Valentine was known for bringing lovers together but was eventually martyred for it. February 14, the day of his death, is now what we know as Valentine’s Day.

TSA provides travel tips for painless security checks this holiday season

Forget about bringing the mashed potatoes through, but baked potatoes are fine. The Transportation Safety Administration is reminding holiday travelers of what is—and is not—permitted in the terminal in order to help speed up security checkpoints and prevent travelers from having to throw away any personal items when they fly during the holiday season.

Prince George’s County Police offer “trunk or treat” as a safe trick-or-treating alternative

Despite the scary costumes and sugary candy, trick or treating is major concern to parents.The Prince George’s County Police Department worked to create a safer alternative this year.

Local monuments commemorate historic Hispanic figures

Use this interactive map to find 6 Washington, D.C. monuments celebrating Hispanic heritage.

For Maryland Twitter users, the Lenten struggle is real

Maryland Twitter users voice the struggles with the 40-day self-sacrificial lead-up to Easter.

7 fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day

Share the luck of the Irish… and these fun facts about #StPatricksDay!

Maryland’s Women’s History: Billie Holiday

March is Women’s History Month and many influential women have called Maryland home. Throughout the month, we’ll honor Maryland’s women’s history. Billie Holiday was a Baltimore native who debuted her jazz and blues at Fell’s Point.

Majority of Americans hope to receive chocolate on Valentine’s Day

According to the National Confectioners Association, most Americans want to receive chocolate on Valentine’s Day.

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