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Mr. Pratt’s Party - The Library’s Annual Gala

An evening of fun with delicious food, dancing to the Mood Swings, interactive exhibitions, and a rare look at the Pratt’s special collections.
Poetry Contest 2016

Poetry Contest

Free entry for Maryland poets! Winning poem to be published in Little Patuxent Review and displayed in a Central Library window.
Carla's Picks, January 2016

Carla's Picks

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's book recommendations, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

Preserving the past and positioning the Central Library/State Library Resource Center to serve Marylanders in the future.

Color Me Calm for Adults

It's not just for kids. Coloring promotes creativity and mindfulness, so bring your stress -- we provide…

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Are you new to proposal writing or do you need a quick refresher? Learn how to write a standard project…

Press Play

Show off your gaming skills with Wii and board games.

Snacks from around the World

Come and try and enjoy snacks from around the world.

Madame President vs. Mr. President

Test your knowledge of the changing politcal landscape.

Science for Kids

Learn fun facts and demonstrate basic scientific principles through simple experiments and hands-on activities.  

Family Flick: Monkey Kingdom

A documentary following monkeys in the jungles of south Asia. (2015, G rated, 81 minutes)

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

Course content: A two-part class. Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing…

Poetry & Conversation: Lisa Couturier & John Gery

Lisa Couturier is a writer, poet, and animal advocate. Her collection of essays, The Hopes of Snakes…

Writers LIVE: Bert Ashe, Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles

After leading a far-too-conventional life for nearly forty years, Bert Ashe began the long, arduous,…

Introduction to PowerPoint, Part II

Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class you should…

Hands on Holidays: Purim

Join the Downtown Baltimore Jewish Community Center for a fun, cultural look at the Jewish holiday Purim.

Valentine's Day Cards

Make a Valentine's Day card for your loved one.

Teen Games

Play board games and card games.

Valentine Crafts

Hands-on make and take craft ideas that say, "I love you."

Futuremakers Presents Paper Circuit Lab: Glowing Greeting Cards

Explore circuitry basics using paper, flexible conductive material, and lights. Create a greeting card…

Going Graphic

Join us for our young adult graphic novel book club -- a monthly meeting for ages 12 – 17. Read and discuss…

First Time Home Buyers Workshop

A representative from Society of Financial Awareness (SOFA) will help first time home buyers with the…

Poetry-Writing Workshop: Make a Joyful Noise

Reading and writing poems that make strong use of sounds to carry the meaning: luscious-, funny-, or…

Read Down Your Fines, Earn Pratt Bucks!

Read Down Your Fines

Read Down Fines lets students pay off their fines by practicing their reading skills. No cash needed!
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Free eAudiobooks, eMagazines and Streaming Films

Free Audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and Streaming Films

Accessible in all Pratt Library locations, or from home with your library card.