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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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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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Pratt Renovation Series: Episode 2

As work begins, a behind-the-scenes look at the massive renovation of the Central Library.
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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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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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The Renovation is Underway

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

Homeschool Sessions

Classes for homeschooled students (Pre-K - 8th grades): Learn the basic components of the computer…

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

Course Content: Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects, create and run…

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II

Interested in learning how to create professional looking documents? Learn to create, open, format, and…


You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun-filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer.

Yoga For Beginners

Presented by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga.

Lawyer in the Library

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid provide one-on-one legal services.

Bingo Tuesdays

A game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the…


Show off your building skills during our weekly Lego program.

Makey A Connection

Create interesting connections using a Makey Makey.

Video Game Sports

Compete with friends and test your skills with a variety of fun sports video games.


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

Get Fit at Your Library

Work out to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Family Fort Night

Bring a sheet or blanket and build your own reading fortress nestled between the shelves.

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

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

Library Insta-Hunt

To celebrate Photography Month the Children's Department will have a scavenger hunt using Instagram. 

Mammoth Melt

In the fourth part of our Mini Museum series, we will melt a mammoth trapped inside a large block of…

Cards 'n Teens

Bring a deck and join other teens, playing games like Magic the Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, and UNO.

Book Discussion Group

Books on Film discusses The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Northwood Book Club

Read and discuss Nemesis by Catherine Coulter. When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils  a terrorist…

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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Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.
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Baltimore Area's New Transit System

Learn about changes coming to local transit, including route changes, new maps, and ways to get involved.