Social Worker in the Library

Social Worker in the Library Program

Providing FREE access to social services in four branches. Get help with SNAP benefits, shelter, addiction and much more.
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Van Jones: Beyond the Messy Truth

Van Jones discusses his new book "Beyond the Messy Truth" October 18th, 7pm at Brown Center, MICA campus.
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Read to Reef Book Club: October 2017

Read 5 aquatic books in October, earn 4 tickets to the National Aquarium! For kids up to fifth grade with a Pratt Library card.
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Pratt Renovation Series: Episode 4

Learn how our librarians have adapted to staying open for business during the renovation, and what the future holds for Central Library.
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Pratt Chat Blog

Check out the new and improved Pratt Chat blog: The official blog of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Kids that Start Behind, Stay Behind

Support the Books for Me program. Give a child in need a head start.
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Urban Gardening Workshops

Want to grow your own food Baltimore City? We have free workshops led by master gardeners at multiple branches.
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Meet the New Pratt Library CEO

Meet Heidi Daniel, the incoming president and CEO of the Pratt Library. She will officially join the Pratt this summer.
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Learn About the Renovation

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

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Follow Us on Twitter

For more library updates, book news, and reading recommendations, follow us on Twitter.

Snacks from Around the World

Come and sample different snacks from different parts of the world.   ***Limited Seating***

A Bucketful of Imagination

Can a Coal Scuttle Fly?  Yes, with Tom Miller's artistic eye.  Renowned Baltimore artist Tom Miller illustrates…

Share Something Beautiful

Make something beautiful to share with a friend or neighbor.

Yarn Time

Become a fiber artist. Join us and express your creativity with yarn. Bring your own projects or try…

Sit 'n' Stitch at the Library

Melissa Salzman from Lovelyarns hosts a monthly Sit 'n' Stitch. Bring your knitting, and meet your new…

Teen Comic Club

Meet with other teens to talk about your favorite comics, manga and graphic novels and share what you…

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computers Basics - ORLEANS

In this six-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’…

Zumba Central

Get active and have fun too! Ms. Jasmine is going to teach you new moves as you get fit. Come prepared…

Introduction to the Internet

Understand the basics of navigating the World Wide Web with a browser. Learn about social networks, Internet…

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

For people with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease and their families. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association…

Maybe Something Beautiful in my Neighborhood

Based on the book Last Stop On Market Street by Matt De La Pena. Use recycled materials to create a…

Book Discussion

Read and discuss Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the One Maryland One Book selection for…

Sidewalk Chalk Street Art

Make a community mural out of chalk on the sidewalk around the library. 

Build it with LEGO Bricks

Design your own bridge or house and have fun building it with LEGO Bricks.

Celebrate Imagination

Storytime and an art project for Imagination Celebration 2017. 

Disney Delights - Tarzan (1999)

Old Time Disney Delights - Not a Princess in Sight! Enjoy old-fashioned Disney animation as we continue…

Movies @ Waverly: Fences

Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named…

Northwood Chess Masters

Love Chess? Want to learn how to play? Looking for someone to challenge? Join us: all ages and skill…

Introduction to Finding Grants

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders…

Canton Reading Society

Read and discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Podcast: Colson Whitehead featured

Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt - listen now or download for later. Featured: Colson Whitehead.
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Mobile Job Center

Need help with the employment process? Learn about the Library's new Mobile Job Center and where it's traveling.
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Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.