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Library Speaker Series Launching With Real CSI

Dana Kollman, a former crime scene investigator, author and professor, will appear at the Perry Hall Library at 7 p.m. on April 10.

The will launch the 's first-ever speaker series this Tuesday with an unexpectedly light-hearted take on the gruesome world of crime scene investigation.

Dana Kollman, a former CSI, professor and author of “Never Suck A Dead Man’s Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI," is expected to appear in the Perry Hall Library's meeting room at 7 p.m. on April 10.

All are welcome to attend the free event and are encouraged to arrive early.

"She is such an interesting speaker, and it's such an interesting topic," said Jaymee Farinacci, president of the Friends. "If we have a big turnout, then we'd like to do another [speaker series] next year."

The speaker series is inspired by a similar program at the Pikesville branch. "It always appealed to me. I thought we could fullfill a need on this side of the county," Farinacci said.

The series is also intended to raise awareness about the Friends and encourage membership. "We're hoping that the more people we bring into the library, the more interest we can generate in the organization," she added.

The next planned speaker is Zippy Larson on June 4, discussing the Baltimore years of Wallis Warfield Simpson and King Edward's relationship. On Sept. 20, Rafael Alvarez, former Baltimore Sun reporter and writer of "The Wire" is expected to speak in celebration of the Perry Hall Reading Group’s 10th anniversary.

Are you looking forward to the series? What questions would you like to ask a real CSI? Tell us in the comments.

joan a moskos April 08, 2012 at 01:21 PM
This is great. I am looking forward to attending all of the lectures mentioned in this arcticle. Joan Moskos
Vicki Rummel April 08, 2012 at 07:07 PM
How cool is this? Dana is also a brand new Pets on Wheels volunteer.

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