Former teacher and researcher Jessie Gladden will present a talk, 2 p.m., April 5, on the fascinating life of medical pioneer, Vivien Thomas.

Gladden, who personally knew and interviewed Dr. Thomas, will also display a collection of artifacts pertaining to his life. The program will be held at the Essex Library, 1110 Eastern Boulevard, and is open to the public.

For questions please call Felecia Diggs at 410-887-0295 X3600.