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Location Closure Due to lack of air conditioning, the Herring Run Branch is closed until further notice and the Northwood Branch is closed on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Baltimore Living Archives: Our City with SHAN Wallace

The SNF Parkway Theatre and the Enoch Pratt Free Library are delighted to launch “Baltimore Living Archives,” a collective place keeping project that builds community and civic engagement, centered around the sharing of stories through film and media. Baltimore Living Archives is an artist residency that invites Baltimoreans to craft and showcase media-based stories alongside two Baltimore artists with archiving practices. SHAN Wallace and Lawrence Burney will develop their own work and work with the community, sharing skills and stories through a number of participatory programs. Members of the community will be invited to share their stories, explore and contextualize archives, and enjoy the findings of SHAN and Lawrence.

As part of this project we invite you to be a  part of history and help paint a more colorful and dynamic portrait of Baltimore by telling your story and submitting your photos!

First and Third Wednesday of Every Month from February – May

11 am-5 pm

Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Branch (400 Cathedral Street)

 Contact SHAN at Phone: 443-682-3651 Email: to make an appointment during office hours and/or submit through this form.

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This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Anonymous Foundation. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

Baltimore Living Archives was initially conceived by Ginevra Shay with Lawrence Burney and SHAN Wallace and is currently organized by Mia Smith.

Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

Central Library, Collaboration Classroom 2707
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Artists in Residence, Arts @ the Pratt, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Civic Engagement

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Programs For Adults

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Adult Events Approver- for Adults

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