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Assistant Branch Manager
Becky decided to become a librarian after reading the book The Island of Lost Maps, which describes courageous librarians taking down a notorious map thief. Today, you can find Becky Hass at the Reisterstown Road Branch where she works as the Assistant Branch Manager. Becky reads the gambit from graphic novels to microhistories and loves developing a variety of programs for the library. When she's not at the library, you'll probably find her having an adventure around Baltimore as an amateur foodie.
- Celebrating the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Launch
The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Reisterstown Road Branch was awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant, one of only eight grants awarded in Maryland. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a project of the ...more
- The Poetry Circle Celebrates at Reisterstown Road Branch
There are so many ways to celebrate poetry! That was our goal for the April meeting of the Poetry Circle at the Reisterstown Road Library. ...more
- Pratt Awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant
The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Reisterstown Road Branch was awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant, one of only eight grants awarded in Maryland. We are bringing the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf and ...more
- Craft your own Fall Poem at the Poetry Circle
I love fall—the colors, the crispness in the air, and the excuse to
turn on the oven and bake. As I was planning for the first meeting of
the new Poetry Circle at the Reisterstown Road Branch, I thought ...more
- Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween from Pratt Chat! ...more
- Hallowe’en with Poe
One of my first Baltimore memories comes from one of my dad’s infamous road trips. He would ask, “Do you want to go for a drive?” and you never knew where you’d end up. On this trip, we ended up in the ...more
- Baltimore Book Festival: the Foodie Edition
The first time I went to the Baltimore Book Festival I had a crab taco. It was love at first bite, and I’ve been back every year since. This year I’m looking forward to helping at the library’s tent, but ...more
- Building Strength in Difference with The Weinberg Place
You never know when an outreach opportunity might present itself. This one started at my book club where I met Cindy Zonies, Director of Service Coordination for the Weinberg Senior Living. Ms. Zonies ...more
- Summer Reading Program Finales at the Reisterstown Road Branch
What are YOU saying about the Summer Reading Program this year? ...more
- Caribbean Heritage Month at the Pratt
June marked the seventh year of celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. The celebration also marked the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Three Pratt branches ...more
- A Visual Feast in the Graphic Canon
Think about the first piece of literature you ever loved. What did it look like in your mind’s eye? Three years ago editor Russ Kick made a wish list of tales from world literature and went about contacting ...more