Carla Hayden

Celebrating Carla

Send a personal message to Dr. Hayden, to be shared when she is sworn in as the Fourteenth Librarian of Congress.
Book Fest 2016

Visit the Pratt Library Children's Stage

Activities for the whole family, featuring local and nationally known authors. Inner Harbor, Sept. 23-25.
Pratt Picks - Before I Forget and Vinegar Girl

Pratt Picks

Book recommendations from Pratt Library staff, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR—reserve your copy today.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

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

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create an email account and how to compose, attach and send emails. We will also discuss…

Wii Wednesday

Nintendo's Wii video game system brings people of all ages together to have fun.

Teen 3D Printing Escape

Venture into the world of 3D printing techniques, designs, and curiosities.

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010

This Advanced Excel course takes you beyond the basic spreadsheet; it will demonstrate how to use the…

Operation HOPE -- Small Business Workshop

Robin Haynes, Small Business Program Coach of Operation HOPE, will provide an overview of the necessary…

Disney Delights! - Absent-Minded Professor

Old Time Disney Delights - Not a Princess in Sight! Enjoy old-fashioned Disney films this summer as…

All About the Author

Visit the children's area of the library and learn about various authors and their work. Every Thursday…

Cinema Edmondson: United 93

A speculative meditation on the events that took place onboard the fourth hijacked plane during the September…


Manga comes alive! Anime shows, discussions, and other graphic novel-inspired activities.

Crafty Teen: Cookie Crafters

Teens will decorate their own cookies that they will then enjoy!


Bring your computer gaming and engineering skills and play Minecraft with your friends.

Credit and Money Management Workshops

Representatives from Operation HOPE will discuss budgeting, credit, financial institutions, and account…

Microsoft Publisher 2010

NEW DATE: Part 2, Thursday, September 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Create quick publications, calendars…

Microsoft Word 2010

NEW DATE: Part 2, Thursday, September 1, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Create, open, format, and save documents…

Baltimore LINK

Baltimore Area's New Transit System

Learn about changes coming to local transit, including route changes, new maps, and ways to get involved.
Pratt Podcasts - Terry McMillan featured

Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt—listen now or download for later. Featured: Terry McMillan.
Rosetta Stone feature - logo on gold

Learn or Practice a New Language

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

2016 Maryland Fairs and Festivals

Take advantage of all that your state has to offer during the summer months.