Before I Forget

Carla's Latest Picks

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

Books & Bread at the Pratt Library

Order groceries online from ShopRite and pick them up at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

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

Artist Talk with Ebon Heath

Ebon Heath will give a presentation of his past work and discuss how to make words come alive in three…

Crayon Canvas Art

Create lovely works of art using melted crayons on a canvas.

DIY Bracelet

Create a fun DIY bracelt using rubber bands, colorful beads and your imagination.

Introduction to Proposal Writing

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

Paint and Pastry

Exercise your creativity: come create a beautiful painting under the direction of artist Arthur Brown…

Film: Purple Rain

(Directed by Albert Magnolli, 1984, 111 minutes; Rated R) "Goodnight, sweet prince/And flights of…

Maryland Fairs and Festivals

2016 Maryland Fairs and Festivals

Take advantage of all that your state has to offer during the summer months.
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Ask Us Now!

Live chat with librarians, online anytime you need it. Session transcripts and email followup available.
Take the Credit video for Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit

Take the Credit!

Baltimore homeowners, learn how to save money with the Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit.
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.