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Carla's Latest Picks

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's book recommendations, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR.
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Books & Bread at the Pratt Library

Order groceries online from ShopRite and pick them up at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

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

Get Fit @ Your Library: Line Dance Group

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

Knit for Good

Get together with other knitters to make hats, scarves, mittens, socks, and other clothing items for…

Aquarium on Wheels presents "Paradise in Trouble"

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "Paradise in Trouble." When a logger is chopping down trees in the…

It's All About the Games

Create them, learn them and play them. Enjoy puzzles, board games and competition at the Clifton Library.

Science Unscripted Presented by the Maryland Science Center

Compose your own science show by selecting experiments from science topic cards. Partake in a range of…

Teen Game Club

Play interactive games at the Library.

Anime Club

Watch your favorite Anime characters on the big screen. Look at new anime, manga and graphic novels.

Kids' Wii Play

On your mark, get set...Wii! Have fun playing sports-themed Nintendo Wii games. 

Reptile Wrap-Up

Scaly creatures will captivate you as we share myths, histories and benefits of these often misunderstood…

STEM Mondays

Enjoy any of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related activities such as gardening, making…

Monday Movie: Daddy's Home

Brad Taggart, a mild-mannered everyman whose only goal in life is to be a good stepdad to the two kids…

Teen Movie Night: Creed

Come watch a movie with your friends!

Connect to the Pratt Library with your Ipad or Tablet

Learn how to get great books, magazines, and movies on your Ipad or Tablet. If you can't make the…

Film: Creed

Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his…

Advanced Word 2010

A two-part class. Course content: Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects…

Craft Night

Fun make-and-take craft projects!

Introduction to Google Docs

New Class Dates Create basic documents in Google. Drawings - Create, and edit images, charts, diagrams…

3D Miniature Portraits

Make a miniature portrait of yourself using 3D scanning technology and have it printed on a 3D printer.

Light Street Writer's Exchange

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story…

E-Mail Beyond the Basics

Course Content: Use Google to create an email account. Learn to compose, send and retrieve messages,…

Songs and Fun with Spice

Join Spice for live music, singing, movement, stories, and more!

Aquarium on Wheels presents "Paradise in Trouble"

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "Paradise in Trouble." When a logger is chopping down trees in the…

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Reptiles and birds demonstrate how we often judge an animal's value by the way it looks. Learn that all…


Enjoy an hour of relaxing and stress-reducing exercise presented by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga.

Aquarium on Wheels presents "Paradise in Trouble"

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "Paradise in Trouble." When a logger is chopping down trees in the…

Film: Space Jam

The entire Looney Tunes gang joins basketball superstar Michael Jordan for a winners-take-all basketball…

Teen Photography Exploration

Spend three days trying out different photographic projects and go home with your own original work.…

Science for Kids

Learn fun facts and demonstrate basic science principles through simple experiments and hands-on activities.

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.
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.
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.