Vote D for Pratt

Vote "For" Question D to Support the Library

On November 8, vote for Bond Issue D to help fund improvements to Pratt Library buildings and facilities in coming years.
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Read Books, Earn Aquarium Tickets

Read 5 aquatic-themed books to earn 4 tickets to the National Aquarium! For children up to fifth grade with a Library card.
Central Library is Open Sundays

Central Library is Now Open Sundays

Visit the Central Library on Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, October through May.
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Pratt Picks

Book recommendations from Pratt Library staff, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR—reserve your copy today.
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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.

Introduction to PowerPoint, Part I

Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class you should…

Teddy Bear Picnic in the 100 Acre Wood

Join us in the 100 Acre Wood for a Teddy Bear Picnic. Keep an eye out for Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eyeore…

Get Fit at Your Library

Learn the Cupid Shuffle, the Cha Cha and the Electric Slide while getting fit.  

Gaming Club @ the Library

Come play some of the latest table top games for the first time, or simply play some of your favorites.

Winnie the Pooh: Story and a Craft

Enjoy listening to the classic Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne while making masks of Pooh and friends.

Free Family Flick: Angry Birds

Angry Birds Red, Chuck, and Bomb defend their island against the green pigs. 

Teen 3D Printing Escape

Venture into the world of 3D printing techniques, designs, and curiosities.

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’…

Operation HOPE -- Small Business Workshop

Robin Haynes, Small Business Program Coach of Operation HOPE, will provide an overview of the necessary…

Book Club

Read and discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Friends of the Waverly Branch

Join us for the meeting of the Friends of the Waverly Branch Library. Meet other interested members of…

Needles and Hooks

Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Bring in your supplies to work on group projects while socializing…

Poetry & Conversation: celeste doaks & Jane Satterfield

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields (Wrecking Ball Press, UK,…

Writers LIVE: Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie, America's First Daughter

In this richly researched novel that draws on thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling…

Introduction to PowerPoint, Part II

Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class, you should…

Silver Angels

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

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most…

Play Ball

Challenge! Test out your ball handling skills while demonstrating your literary skills. Navigate different…

Crafty Teen: Cookie Crafters

Teens will decorate their own cookies that they will then enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Join us for stories and crafts to celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh's 90th birthday. 

Tick, Tock, Beat The Clock

Practice reading digital and analog clocks through games that test your speed.

Teen Movie: Captain America: Civil War

In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America…

Free Family Flick: Big Hero 6

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger…

Book Discussion

Read and discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Pratt Podcasts - Terry McMillan featured

Pratt Podcasts

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