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Read to Reef Book Club

Read five aquatic books to earn four tickets to the National Aquarium! For children up to fifth grade with a Pratt Library card.
Carla's Picks, February 2016

Carla's Picks

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's book recommendations, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR.
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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.
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Central Library Renovation

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

Canton Branch Grand Reopening

Joan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO of the Pratt Library, and the Pratt Library's…

Introduction to PowerPoint 2010

Course content:  two classes, 2 hours per class. Create custom presentations for work or personal use.

Baltimore Children's Choir

Please join us for a choral concert presented by the Baltimore Children's Choir as part of the grand…

Introduction to Windows

Learn about common Windows terms and definitions. Become familiar with the menu bar, tool bar and other…

A Parent's Quick Guide to PreSchool Programs at the Canton Branch

Plan to meet Miss Rose Anne to learn about the Pratt Library's programs for children ages birth through…

Parent University

Presented by The Akoben Foundation, Parent University is a workshop series designed to empower parents…

Sweets to the Sweet -- No-Bake Valentine Treats

Join us to sample no-bake treats, just in time for Valentine's Day. Copies of recipes will be available.

Valentine's Crafts

Come make some crafts for a loved one. 

Yarn Club

A community of yarn artists. Come for the chance to create and stay for the sense of community. Our group…

FILMTALK - Dogfight

A “dogfight” is a cruel game that some young Marines play on the night before they ship out for Vietnam…

Get Fit at Your Library

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

Book Boogie

Join us as we incorporate movement to express a story with dance and have fun.

Adult Book Discussion

Read and discuss God Help the Child by Toni Morrison.

Celebrating Historic East Baltimore: A Slide-illustrated Talk by Denny Lynch

Local photographer Denny Lynch will highlight with his images some of the important institutions, parks…

Library Bingo

Play Bingo and win prizes (while supplies last).  

We Slay Book Club

Read and discuss Ruby by Cynthia Bond. Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with…

We Slay Book Club (Series Sub Read)

For the year we will read a series along with our already scheduled Book Club Pick. This is a voluntary…

Black Renaissance Book Club

Read and discuss New England White by Stephen White.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Had enough of this sappy holiday? Escape the frou-frou and lovebirds with games and activities that celebrate…

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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Ask Us Now! Info Experts 24/7

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.