Calendar: Book Talk & Signing, ‘Thieves of Baghdad’

Feb. 1, at CSM’s La Plata Campus

7 p.m., Feb. 1. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113. Author Matthew Bogdanos will discuss the fascinating story of the looting of the Iraq Museum in April 2003. He will describe his team’s recovery of thousands of history’s most priceless treasures and expose the black market in stolen antiquities that is funding the Iraq insurgency. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, or books may be pre-ordered at through Jan 26. Col. Bogdanos’ royalties from the sale of the book are donated to the Iraq National Museum. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Women’s League and CSM. Free admission. 301-934-7701 or 301-609-9713.