June 2012

  • A Canadian in Baltimore: Pratt Resources that Helped Me
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 6/29/2012
    As a new immigrant to the United States, I have met regular challenges while settling into my new American life, from filing reams of paperwork, to finding a doctor and getting a driver’s license. This ...more
  • Video: Four Collections DIY Musicians Must See
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    The Pratt library has a wide variety of sheet music available for your perusal. In order to showcase our collection and provide a visual representation of the breadth and depth of what we have, we made ...more
  • Why Try YA?
    By Liz Sundermann
    Last Edited on 6/27/2012
    Have you read The Hunger Games books or are you someone who wonders why your friends are scrambling to find a series written for teens? Teen fiction is the fastest growing segment in the publishing industry, ...more
  • Dream Big With Curious George
    By Meredith Veatch
    Last Edited on 6/26/2012
    Meet Curious George, the unofficial mascot of the Patterson Park Branch. Visitors to the library can expect to see George somewhere near the entrance, greeting everyone who comes inside. George also likes ...more
  • Researching Beer at the Pratt
    By Michael K Johnson
    Last Edited on 8/23/2012
    I’ve been helping a couple researchers find things about beer this week. Mostly about the history of brewing, social customs, where people drank (everywhere), what people drank (everything) and whether ...more
  • Librarians from Colombia Visit the Pratt
    By Cindy Kleback and Edwin Perez
    Posted on 6/22/2012
    The Southeast Anchor Library recently hosted a delegation of librarians from Colombia on the first stop of their tour of American libraries sponsored by the Department of State’s International Visitor ...more
  • Visit the Humanities Department
    By Ellie Luchinsky, Humanities Department Manager, and Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 6/21/2012
    Come see us on the third floor! ...more
  • Mysteries at the Museum: The Pratt on the Travel Channel
    By Jeff Korman, Librarian, Maryland Department
    Last Edited on 7/5/2012
    It is always an honor to be asked to speak about Edgar Allan Poe and the wonderful collection of Poe documents that are held in the Pratt Library. In January, I spent half a day being interviewed and ...more
  • The Little Prince: 3 Lessons in Creative Problem Solving
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 6/19/2012
    He said, “Draw me a sheep.” So then I made a drawing.He looked at it carefully, then he said: “No. This sheep is already very sickly. Make me another.” So I made another drawing.My friend smiled gently ...more
  • Photographer Cheryl Atkins At The Pratt
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 6/18/2012
    The Fine Arts Department and The Maryland Department at The Enoch Pratt Free Library have a photography exhibit on display until mid-July, 2012. It features the work of Cheryl Atkins, whose first solo ...more
  • Summer Reading Recommendations for All Ages: We've Got You Covered
    By Teresa Duggan
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Have you heard about Summer Reading at the Pratt Library but you're not sure what to read next? Well, you're in luck. Our librarians have compiled book recommendations for all ages, from babies and toddlers ...more
  • What Father's Day Means to Me
    By Brian DeLuca, Roland Park Branch
    Posted on 6/15/2012
    It was two months before my twelfth birthday when my father died. It was September 11th, a date that would mean tragedy for my family, decades before it had meaning for the rest of the world. It’s an odd ...more
  • Pratt Gives Visitors the Silent Treatment
    By Tom Warner
    Posted on 6/15/2012
    2012 has been a banner year for celebrating the early days of motion pictures: Michel Hazanavicius’s black-and-white silent film, The Artist, won five Oscars (including Best Picture, Best Director and ...more
  • Sailabration 2012 With The U.S. Navy
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Excitement down at the Inner Harbor was in full swing when Commander Kimsey and the crew of the USS Maryland presented Pratt CEO Carla Hayden copies of the book Yardarm to Yardarm—(also titled The War ...more
  • It's a Super Summer at the Library
    By Jessica Hoptay Brown
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Any person under the age of 18 can tell you exactly how many school days, week days, total days, minutes, even seconds stand between them and their summer vacation. Even as adults we are always vaguely ...more
  • Baltimore Sailabrates the Bicentennial of War of 1812
    By Katie H., Librarian, Social Science and History Department
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    The War of 1812, sometimes referred to as America’s second war of independence, began in June 1812 and continued until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent brought it to an end in 1815. It took place for ...more
  • Our New Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey
    By Shaileen B, Librarian, Fiction Department
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Here's how a woodpecker strikes you if you're Natasha Trethewey, who has just been named the new U.S. Poet Laureate: "So insistent" at pecking, she says, this bird must be looking for more than "beetles ...more
  • The People Whisperers
    By Marilyn Jones
    Last Edited on 6/11/2012
    Inspite of all of the high tech gadgets, gizmos and what-cha-ma-call-its around for our comfort and joy, the dog still remains man's best friend. Loyal to a fault, the dog has been known to save lives, ...more
  • The Power of Children's Books
    By Meredith Veatch
    Last Edited on 6/8/2012
    I read a lot. It’s not too surprising given my profession. Usually I’m reading two or three books at the same time. So it’s also not too surprising that I often forget almost everything about a book within ...more
  • Friends School of Baltimore Seniors Volunteer
    By Tyler Lehmann, Volunteer
    Last Edited on 6/7/2012
    Every year, Friends School of Baltimore high school seniors end classes a month early to begin their Senior Work Projects. The Senior Work Project is a month long internship required for all seniors to ...more
  • Power in Volunteering, Power in Dirt
    By Tyler Lehmann, Volunteer
    Posted on 6/6/2012
    The Volunteer Luncheon on May 15th was an occasion to recognize the valuable work done by Enoch Pratt Free Library volunteers. The guest speaker at the event was Baltimore’s Chief Services Officer, Vu ...more
  • A Visual Feast in the Graphic Canon
    By Becky Hass
    Last Edited on 6/6/2012
    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
  • Kicking Off Summer Reading With A Bang!
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    On the morning of Monday, June 4, the Central Library kicked off Summer Reading 2012 with an explosion of excitement, and it wasn’t just the confetti raining down from above that grabbed everyone’s attention. ...more
  • Librarians Between the Covers...of Books!
    By Cindy Kleback and Brian DeLuca
    Last Edited on 6/5/2012
    This past Saturday, we held our first ever live “What Do I Read Next?” event at the Central Library to kick off our 2012 Adult Summer Reading Program. People in the audience shared the latest titles they ...more
  • Summer Reading is HOT at the Pratt Library
    By Cindy Kleback
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    The warm weather may have you thinking that summer is already here, but at the Pratt Library, summer starts tomorrow. Saturday, June 2 is the official kickoff of our Summer Reading Program, so if you’re ...more