April 2013

  • Pratt Profile: Jeff Dugan
    Series: Pratt Profile
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
  • Young Makers are Building Circuits at Waverly Branch
    By Rose Anne Ullrich, Children's Librarian, Waverly Branch
    Last Edited on 4/30/2013
    On April 16, Waverly Branch hosted an exciting children's program called Chemistry in the Library, presented by Dr. Sandra K. Young, the Materials Research Engineer/Program Manager at the US Army Research ...more
  • 10 Answers to eBook and eReader FAQs
    By Anjanette Wiggins
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Since early 2011, the Pratt Library has offered customers presentations about eBooks and eReaders. Yet, as digital reading technology continues to evolve, people still have plenty of questions. Though ...more
  • Free Family Flicks: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 4/26/2013
    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
  • Congratulations on the Launch, DPLA!
    By Diana Geis, Audience and Participation Workstream Coordinator and Jessica Keyes, participant
    Last Edited on 4/25/2013
    After 2 years of care and feeding, the Berkman Center, Harvard University, is ready to step back and push the little Digital Public Library of America bird out of the nest. And so, on Thursday, April 18, ...more
  • Old Songs: Celebrating the New in Ancient Poetry
    By Kim Leith, Humanities Department
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    April is National Poetry Month, and to continue the Pratt Library’s festivities, we’ve invited Old Songs members Chris Mason (of The Tinklers), Mark Jickling (of Half Japanese), and Liz Downing (of Lurch ...more
  • The Poetry Contest Winner: 'To the Bird That Wakes Me'
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    Ah, April! You may be the cruelest month, but in Maryland you're a month full of poetry and birdsong. Those two elements came together for Lori Powell, who won the Pratt Library's second annual Poetry ...more
  • [Photos] Fairy Tale Festival at Herring Run Branch
    By Karen Burdnell, Children's Librarian
    Last Edited on 4/22/2013
    This year the theme for our Fairy Tale Ball, which took place on April 11, was Fairies and Elves. I had a friend who planted a fairy garden in her back yard and I thought it would be fun to do something ...more
  • The Poetry Circle Celebrates at Reisterstown Road Branch
    By Becky Hass
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    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
  • Today is National Bookmobile Day!
    By Carlotta Young, Bookmobile Librarian
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Held on the Wednesday of National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day began in 2010. This day recognizes the role of bookmobiles and direct delivery outreach services in fulfilling the mission of libraries. ...more
  • Birds of a Feather Double-Bill Together
    By Marc Sober, Guest Blogger
    Last Edited on 4/15/2013
    While planning my FILMTALK screening at the Central Library for April 20, I wanted to do something a little special, as it was to be the 10th anniversary of the Saturday morning program (see a list of ...more
  • [Guest Post] Enoch Pratt Free Library , an Anchor for Baltimore
    By Kitty Mervine
    Last Edited on 4/12/2013
    Reposted with permission from Yankee Skeptic. ...more
  • [Video] See the Little Pufferbellies
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 4/10/2013
    Our fantastic Central Library Children's Department publishes a new video each month of a librarian performing a Handy Dandy Rhyme. April's rhyme is Down by the Station, performed by former staff member ...more
  • Listening at the Library
    By Meredith Veatch
    Last Edited on 4/8/2013
    A few weeks ago I visited my optometrist because I’d been getting a lot of headaches, and I wondered if I needed a new prescription for my glasses. The good news is I don’t need new glasses. The bad news, ...more
  • Bicycles in Bloom
    by Brian Manning
    Last Edited on 4/4/2013
    Well, it’s spring time, and for many people it’s time to dust off the old bicycle and hit the road for some jovial jaunts and freewheeling flings. But before you hop on your bicycle and start peddling ...more
  • Fairy Tale Extravaganza This Weekend: Free and Fun for All Ages!
    by Teresa Duggan
    Last Edited on 4/3/2013
    This Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 we will be celebrating the 11th Annual Fairy Tale Extravaganza at the Central Library. The event will be taking over Central Hall as well as much of the children's ...more