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.
Pratt Picks - recommended books

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.

Chocolate Study Hall

Something smart and sweet is happening at the library. Bring your homework and join us on the 4th Monday…

Kids' Jeopardy

Join us for a game of Jeopardy! with small prizes for the top winners.

Teen Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Out of the Shadows (2016)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back! Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael must save New…

Film: The Hundred Foot Journey

Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native…

Cookbook Club's Taste of Italy

Do you love to cook? Do you love gathering with friends to sample great food, but don't want to do all…

Makerspace Monday

A place for creation, innovation, and collaboration

Game On!

Test your trivia knowledge against the Light Street librarians.

Writers LIVE: Jack Fruchtman, American Constitutional History: A Brief Introduction

In his new book, Jack Fruchtman presents a concise introduction to the constitutional developments that…

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects, create and run a Macro, import…

Very Beary Day

Come make a paper bear and hear a Winnie the Pooh story.

Grow Up with Winnie the Pooh

Listen to a classic Winnie-the-Pooh story and practice drawing the famous Disney character. Contribute…

It's Game Time

Take some time to test your mind with a selection of board games and challenges.


Bring your computer gaming and engineering skills and play Minecraft with your friends.

Film: The Boss

Hugely successful businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is convicted of insider trading and…

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.