Carla's Picks, April 2016

Carla's Picks

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's book recommendations, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR.
books and bread spotlight

Books & Bread at the Pratt Library

Order groceries online from ShopRite and pick them up at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch.
Read to Reef Book Club

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.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

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

LEGOvans Fridays

Bring your imagination and create with LEGOS. Build something big, something small, something new or…


Impress your friends with your handmade scarves, hats, and bracelets. Learn the basic stitches of crochet…

Intermediate to Excel

Learn about spreadsheets, toolbars and buttons, and how to save files. Learn different uses for spreadsheets.

Introduction to Excel, Part II

Learn about spreadsheets, toolbars and buttons, and how to save files. Learn different uses for spreadsheets.

Rollin' Reels at Roland Park: The Guns of Navarone

April birthday boys Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn star in this action-packed classic, The Guns of Navarone.

Job Seeker Workshops

Get help with your online applications, your resume, cover letter and other job-related tasks with our…

Knit Wits

Share tips and patterns with other yarn crafters. No registration required. Light refreshments will be…

The Life and Music of Billy Strayhorn

Come celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month as we look at Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life by A. Alyce Claerbaut.

Build a Fairy House

Construct top-flight accommodations for your fairy friends using natural materials. You are encouraged…

Canton Saturday Matinee: Tangled

Tangled is the Disney animation depicting the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Rapunzel. There is a great world…

Cinema Classic: Dead Poets Society

Oscar nominee Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher who inspires students through…

Discoveries...America: Geographical Virtual Road Trip USA

Each Discoveries...America DVD travelogue features one of the 50 states. Offering a fresh look at the…

Edmondson Avenue Book Club

Read and discuss Life is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper. Like the small towns J. California…

Take the Credit video for Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit

Take the Credit!

Baltimore homeowners, learn how to save money with the Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit.
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Ask Us Now!

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.