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Ryan O'Grady

Ryan O'Grady

Media Producer and Director
Ryan works for the Sights and Sounds Department at The Enoch Pratt Free Central Library, Maryland State Library Resource Center, helping to ensure all videos, podcasts, and speaker events go smoothly. He is interested in working to expand services within the Baltimore library system as well as other Maryland libraries and systems through his work with online video streaming, videoconferencing, audiovisual archiving and preservation, as well as pursuing innovations in technology.

Contributor Posts

  • Spook Yourself Silly: Free Family Flicks Featuring Frankenweenie
    By Ryan O’Grady
    October is here and that means it is almost time for ghouls, ghosts, and goblins. Pratt’s free family flicks series is celebrating by bringing you not one, but two spooky flicks: Frankenweenie and Hotel ...more
  • A Big Baltimore Book Festival Thank You
    By Ryan O’Grady
    The Enoch Pratt Free Library tent at the 2013 Baltimore Book Festival was a huge success. Not only did we have a variety of authors, guest speakers, and guest performers, but we also had four different ...more
  • Free Family Flick: A Yellow Brick Road for a Newer Generation
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Here at the Pratt Library, we often ask program attendees to provide feedback on their experience and let us know how we are doing. The feedback for the Free Family Flicks series has been overwhelmingly ...more
  • Rise and Shine for the Last Free Family Flick of the Summer
    By Ryan O’Grady
    What film brings together The Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, and Santa? Here’s a hint: the trio is part of the Immortal Guardians, a group that has vowed to protect Earth and the innocence of children everywhere. ...more
  • Free Family Flick: Journey To The Library This Weekend
    By Ryan O’Grady
    It’s that time of the year again, when box office smash hits from Hollywood reign at movie theaters. Here at the Pratt Library, we are showing our own smash summer blockbuster flick! Get ready for huge ...more
  • Monster Saturday At The Library
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Get ready for the prequel in style! No, this is not The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit—it’s a screening of Monsters, Inc. in preparation for the launch of the prequel, Monsters University, later this ...more
  • [Video] Fun and Educational Programs for the Next Generation of Readers
    By Ryan O’Grady
    For more than 85 years, The Enoch Pratt Free Library has been offering free children's programming at all its branches, creating unforgettable memories for the next generation of readers. Children's programs ...more
  • Wreck-It-Up At The Library With Free Family Flicks
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Line your pockets full of quarters and head on down to the Central Library this Saturday, May 11, to watch Wreck-It Ralph. This screening is part of the Library’s Free Family Flicks series, the once-a-month ...more
  • Free Family Flicks: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    By Ryan O’Grady
    If you want an extra special film experience, come to the Central Library this Saturday, April 27 at 2pm, to watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Whether you are revisiting this classic or seeing it for the ...more
  • Hop On Over To The Enoch Pratt Free Library
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Hop on over to the Enoch Pratt Free Library this Saturday for another edition of Free Family Flicks. To get you in the mood for any egg hunting you may be doing this weekend, we will be screening the movie ...more
  • Watch The Oscar-Nominated Flick ParaNorman
    By Ryan O’Grady
    The Oscars will not air on television until Sunday, February 24, but before then you can catch a screening of one of the nominees right here at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Nominated for the best animated ...more
  • Enjoy A Free Family Flick
    By Ryan O'Grady
    If you are looking for some free entertainment in the new year, check out Free Family Flicks at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Come celebrate the fourth anniversary of the series, which has been running ...more
  • [Video] Happy Holidays from the Pratt Library
    By Roswell Encina and Ryan O'Grady
    The Enoch Pratt Free Library has so much to be grateful for this holiday season. We owe it to the nearly two million people who visit the library every year. From the children who participate in Mother ...more
  • [Video] Season of Thanks
    By Roswell Encina and Ryan O'Grady
    During this time of year, its good to reflect and appreciate our blessings and achievements. Our biggest thanks will always go to our patrons and our donors. Nearly two million people visit the Pratt Library ...more
  • Happy Halloween!
    By Ryan O'Grady and Becky Hass
    Happy Halloween from Pratt Chat! ...more
  • Photography Exhibit: One View Of The World
    By Ryan O’Grady and Danni Downing
    The Fine Arts and Recreation Department is hosting an exhibit called One View of the World, featuring photography by Danni Downing. The exhibit runs through December 9th at the Central Branch/State Library ...more
  • Digital Photography 101: A Walk Around Town
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Do you have an artistic fire burning in you? Maybe you have a nice new DSLR camera that someone in your family gave you, and it has just been sitting on your shelf for the past year. Or maybe you own a ...more
  • The Warmth of a Cold Nose
    By Ryan O'Grady
  • Cover to Cover at the Bookfest: All's Well That Ends Well
    By Ryan O’Grady
    What a book-tastic success! The Enoch Pratt Free Library tent at the Baltimore Book Festival this year was all about technology. We had eReaders on display for visitors to learn how to use, on Friday I ...more