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.
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.
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.


On your mark, get set, create! Summer-themed crafts for kids.

Free Family Flick: The Princess and the Frog

  Set in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century, The Princess and the Frog concerns a poor…

Microsoft Excel 2010

A two-part class. Learn to move around within the spreadsheet; select cells; add worksheets, rows and…

Teen Movie: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the…

What's Happening in the Garden?

Come and put your eyes to work. What will we see in the garden as the summer moves along? Observe like…

Games Galore

Learn a new board game or play a familiar one.

Series of Slime

Slime is so gross and so wonderful! Pop into the library to help us make some.

Teen Game

Play board games and card games


An exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance .

Movie: Point Break (2015)

Undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) infiltrates a group of extreme athletes who are using…

Disney Delights! - The Great Mouse Detective

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

Hooked On Yarn

Crocheters meet to learn, to share patterns and techniques, and to participate in group projects. Note:…

Northwood Book Club

Read and discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple…

Silver Angels

Seniors from the Belair-Edison community meet for a variety of programs.

Minute-to-Win-It Challenge

Use your building or fine motor skills in mini-challenges.

Film: The 5th Wave

Nothing can prepare you for the ... 5th Wave. Based on the acclaimed 2013 young-adult sci-fi novel…

Fusion Art

Create and fuse designs with Perler beads.

Film: London Has Fallen

In this sequel to the 2013 action thriller Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist plot unfolds in London as…

Free Family Flick: Despicable Me

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love…

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.
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Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.
Pratt Podcasts - Terry McMillan featured

Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt—listen now or download for later. Featured: Terry McMillan.
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.