Renovation Video 3: Hidden Details

Pratt Renovation Series: Episode 3

Take a look at the hidden details uncovered in the Central Library renovation and what's being done to restore the history of the building.
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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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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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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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Learn About the Renovation

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

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Futuremakers Presents Instant 3D Prints

Become a product designer and rapid prototype a robot face. Explore the process of vacuum forming --…

Port Discovery Presents Owl Pellet Dissection

Learn about food chains through interactive games and the importance of predators and prey in an ecosystem.

Build A Better...Amigarumi

Amigarumi (ah-mee-ga-roo-mee) is Japanese for "little stuffed toy." Learn basic crochet and design your…

Free Family Flicks: SING

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts…


Make friends with your enemies. Build others up, build trust, build friendships or relationships. Help…

Magic with Mike Rose

Mike Rose presents "Magician at Work:" Impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy all themed around…

Exploratory Art Studio

Let loose your creative side in an open arts and crafts session. 

Teen Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This summer, Join us every Third Thursday for a night at the movies. This film is Rated PG-13. [From…

BOPA Bright StARTS Presents: "Radiant Child" Art Workshops

In partnership with Bright StARTS from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts: Explore the life…

Thursday Crafternoons

Come to the library and show your creative side during Thursday Crafternoons. 

Afternoon Arts and Crafts

Satisfy your artistic and creative passions with make-and-take crafts.

Munchkin Mania

Get ready to pull out your (imaginary) Broad Sword and do battle in our weekly boardgame favorite, Munchkin.

Summer Book Club

For independent readers, ages 7 and up. Discuss the books you are reading, hear a story, and make art.

Jamercise Advanced

Intense cardio, metabolic, and lateral training exercise, using dance moves and strength training.

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’…

Hamilton Book Club

Read and discuss Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians…

Meet the Author: Odessa Rose, Water in a Broken Glass

Local author Odessa Rose joins us to discuss her novel, Water in a Broken Glass.  The story, set in…

Pam the Kindersinger

Join Pam and her puppet pal Rascal for songs, dancing, rhymes, and lots of interactive fun. Groups of…

Tools of the Trade

We use many tools to build things. Stories, songs, and a whatchamacallit craft.

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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 the recent changes to the local transit system. Check out the new routes and maps.