March 2013

  • Hop On Over To The Enoch Pratt Free Library
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 3/28/2013
    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
  • Commemorating History by Creating Butterflies
    By Stephanie Jarvais
    Last Edited on 6/19/2013
    I recently spent ages planning a children's program entitled "Let’s Make Butterflies," and I was very excited to share it with my regular kids. You can imagine my disappointment when I got a Jury Duty ...more
  • Whirlwind 'Spring Fling' at Roland Park Branch
    By Brian DeLuca
    Last Edited on 3/27/2013
    For two weeks this March, the students who frequent the Roland Park Branch got to experience several fun activities as part of the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s annual "Spring Fling." ...more
  • Words, or Linguistic Quagmires
    by Brian Manning
    Last Edited on 3/25/2013
    Words: they are everywhere. Conversations, texts, mutterings, speeches, emails, treatises, colloquialisms, essays, signs, etc.—all brought forth through words. There is perhaps nothing as linked to the ...more
  • March is almost over, but... Winter is Coming!
    By Lara Spahr
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    "I can't wait to see how they film the Red Wedding." ...more
  • Upcoming Book Discussions and Programs: The Value of Open Spaces
    By Brian DeLuca
    Last Edited on 3/20/2013
    The Roland Park Branch, in collaboration with the Open Space Campaign for Greater Roland Park, is hosting a three-part book discussion series this winter and spring. The books in this series were chosen ...more
  • Reflecting Reality: 'The City Through Our Eyes'
    Reposted with permission from Wide Angle Youth Media
    Last Edited on 3/18/2013
    Wide Angle Youth Media partners with the Enoch Pratt Free Library on the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program to provide youth ages 10-15 with free media education in their own community. ...more
  • Hopping on the Pratt Buck Bandwagon at Southeast Anchor Library
    By Ellie Mullen, Guest Blogger
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Children at the Southeast Anchor Library are rolling in the dough... Pratt Bucks that is! Since the introduction of Pratt’s Read Down Fines initiative in January, the children’s department has seen a significant ...more
  • Read Down Fines: The Adventure Continues
    By Lamar Pinkett, Guest Blogger
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    The Pratt Library's new initiative to help young readers Read Down Fines is an innovative approach to get our children and teen customers back to reading and checking materials out. Since the start of ...more
  • Hobo Signs & Traveling the Meandering Path
    By Brian Manning
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    I am not too sure of when I had my first taste of wanderlust, but I can recall reading Jack London and Jack Kerouac during my formative years, and feeling the itch for the open road. Either way, here I ...more
  • Sports Journalism 101 with Stan Charles
    By Linda Schwartz, Brooklyn Branch
    Last Edited on 3/22/2016
    For more than 20 years Stan "the Fan" Charles has kept his finger on the pulse of local Baltimore sports. The Ravens, the Orioles, the Terps, he's covered them all. Currently he is the publisher of the ...more
  • From the Stacks: the Works of Andrew Zuckerman
    By Anjanette Wiggins
    Last Edited on 3/7/2013
    One of the interesting facets of working in a library is the opportunity to discover fascinating books in the stacks. It can be any number of things about a book that initially attract attention, including ...more
  • Creative Solutions: Superman's Reader's Advisory
    By Super Tom Warner
    Posted on 3/5/2013
    Skimming Larry Tye’s new biography Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero (Random House, 2012), I came across a quote that lauded the Pratt Library for its foresight in championing ...more
  • Series vs. Stand-alone: The Great Reading Debate
    By Meredith Veatch
    Posted on 3/4/2013
    I can never decide what I like to read better-a series, or a stand-alone book. There are perks and problems with each. My favorite thing about a stand-alone book is that there’s no waiting. You read it, ...more
  • Supreme Justice Sotomayor Inspires Pratt Audiences
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 3/4/2013
    Last night, an audience of 900 people packed the Main Hall and Wheeler Auditorium at the Central Library to hear Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor read from her memoir, My Beloved World, and speak ...more