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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.

Career Clinic

Get help with your job applications, resume, cover letter or other job and career tasks. Staff will circulate…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the library.

3D Hearts

Create various 3D heart-shaped items using 3D printing. Children under 7 are welcomed to create heart-shaped…

Anime Club

Come watch your favorite Anime characters and discover new ones. Meet people who share your love of Anime.

Photography Club

A monthly club for teens who love taking pictures and want to learn more about photography. This month…

Film: Freedom Writers

A true story that draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves, about a…

Reading Tails

Same great program, brand new name! Come read to a dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited. You pick the book…

Light Street Writers' Exchange

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story…

Makerspace Monday

A place for creation, innovation, and collaboration

Family Coding

The family that codes together has fun learning about computational thinking and working as a team.

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,…

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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Live chat with librarians, online anytime you need it. Session transcripts and email followup available.
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.