Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all Pratt Library locations are closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.
Virtual events are now available online! Browse our virtual events and attend online workshops, writers’ groups, and more from the comfort of your own home.
Baltimore native John Clark Mayden’s photographs are distinctive to the city and specific to black life there, featuring people lingering on front stoops and in the postage-stamp backyards of Charm City row houses. Baltimore Lives gathers 101 of Mayden’s best photographs in print for the first time. Taken between 1970 and 2012, these photos illuminate the experiences of life throughout the predominantly African American city, capturing the relaxed intimacy of community, family, and the comfort of home in contrast to the harsh sting of social injustice, poverty, and crime.
John Clark Mayden, a retired attorney, worked thirty-four years in the Baltimore City Solicitor’s office.
Books will be available for purchase at a signing after the program.
Free, no registration required. Seating is first come, first serve. Please note that marking interest does not reserve a seat. Holding seats is not permitted.
Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.
Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.
Thursday, May 21 at 6:30pm
Central Library, African American Department
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201