All branch libraries and AAMLO (except Main, Brookfield and Eastmont) will be closed January 22, 2019 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Oakland Knows Jack (London): Jack London: his family and his photos
JACK LONDON WITH HIS CAMERA. PHOTO FROM THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY. USED BY PERMISSION.
Gather with Jack London's direct descendants for the introduction of a new book, Jack London: Paths Men Take, published by Contrasto Books of Rome (Italy). The book presents an extensive selection from more that 12,000 documentary photographs and works of photo journalism that London left behind. It includes, for the first time, high quality offset printed reproductions of the photographs included in London's landmark book, People of the Abyss, describing the conditions of urban poverty in London at the beginning of the 20th century. Videos made from his photographs will be shown. See a trailer here: https://vimeo.com/171414677
Along with the presentations from the book, Jack London's direct descendants, including his great-granddaughter, artist and activist Tarnel Abbott, and as many of her relatives we can gather, will be on hand for casual discussion and interaction.
Emiliana Tedesco of Contrasto Books will be on hand for questions on the publication and copies will be available for purchase.
The event is part of a regular series of Saturday Salons at the Temescal Branch Library presenting people making important contributions to the cultural fabric of the local community. No one has made more of a contribution than Jack London.