Monday, April 09, 2007


We are pleased to announce that the proceeds from the Charmed to Death-Bouchercon 2008 will go to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Viva House.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States. Established in 1882 (first opened to the public in 1886) after a grant from philanthropist Enoch Pratt, the library now includes 23 branches in and around Baltimore, plus the Central Library. The Central Library was designated the "State Library Resource Center for the State of Maryland" by the Maryland General Assmbly in 1971.

Viva House is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality and Resistance in the tradition of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. The house opened in 1968 and attempts to "do the works of mercy" and "resist the works of war".

They serve a late afternoon meal 2 days each week and operate a food pantry for their neighbors in South West Baltimore. An average of 240 people are served at each meal and they try to provide at least 125 families with a 3 day supply of food each month.

Judy Bobalik


Blogger MysterLynch said...

While I likely won't be putting together anything for the B'con 2007 auction, I promise to put together a collection of movie and DVD swag that will blow minds.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 2:14:00 PM  

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