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September 2012

     
  • Cover to Cover at the Bookfest: All's Well That Ends Well
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 10/2/2012
    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
  • Baltimore Book Festival: the Foodie Edition
    By Becky Hass
    Last Edited on 10/1/2012
    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
  • Baltimore Book Festival: Find a good book, stump a librarian, and more!
    By Cindy Kleback
    Last Edited on 10/2/2012
    The Baltimore Book Festival kicks off on Friday, September 28, and for the first time, the Pratt Library will have a tent at the Festival. We’re looking forward to being a part of the festival and sharing ...more
  • The Pratt Library Goes OFF THE WALL
    By Roswell Encina
    Last Edited on 9/26/2012
    Baltimore has a rich and amazing collection of art. That's why when the Pratt Library was approached to be part of the Walters Art Museum's Off the Wall Open Air Exhibition we rolled out the red carpet ...more
  • Maryland Yearbooks are in Demand
    By Jeff Korman
    Last Edited on 9/25/2012
    Each month the managers of the subject departments at Pratt review the number of times the web the pages linked to their sites are viewed. In the Maryland Department popular pages include our guides on ...more
  • More than Pooh: The A. A. Milne Story
    By Ann Weller Dahl
    Posted on 9/21/2012
    Mention the name "A.A. Milne" (1882-1956) and it’s a safe bet that most readers of a certain age will respond, Winnie-the-Pooh. They would be quite correct, having probably been raised, as was I in the ...more
  • Enoch Pratt’s Birthday Celebration
    By Cherlane Harris, Guest Contributor
    Last Edited on 9/21/2012
    I thought I knew everything there was to know about Enoch Pratt, but the 204th birthday celebration held at the Reisterstown Road Branch Library proved me wrong. There is nothing like an hour spent with ...more
  • Living With Henry, And Waltzing With David: Mencken Day 2012
    By David Donovan and Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 9/20/2012
    I was born in the northeast of the USA and so H. L. Mencken was somewhat of a mystery to me when I moved to Baltimore six years ago. Working at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, every day I have the privilege ...more
  • Avast! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day
    By Bloody Sam O’Grady and Captain Jenny Vane
    Last Edited on 9/19/2012
    Ahoy! Did you know that September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Aye! You didn’t know there was such a thing as Talk Like a Pirate Day? Believe it or not, there’s pretty much a day to celebrate ...more
  • Rise of the Undead: Zombies in Nonfiction
    By Anjanette Wiggins
    Last Edited on 10/18/2012
    New books about zombies and hordes of the undead seem to appear nearly every week. They are in popular fiction, re-imagined classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, graphic novels, and even children’s ...more
  • Reclaiming Identity: An Antietam Unknown Is Laid to Rest
    By: Claire Wang
    Last Edited on 9/17/2012
    The Battle of Antietam was the first major engagement in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It was also the bloodiest day in the entire four-year conflict. When the guns on both sides ...more
  • Baltimore Speaks Out! with Wide Angle Youth Media
    By Deborah Taylor, Young Adult Librarian
    Last Edited on 9/14/2012
    One of the most successful program partnerships in Young Adult Services in recent years has been the ongoing presence of Wide Angle Youth Media, a non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth ...more
  • The Book Buggy: Better than the Ice Cream Truck!
    By Marilyn Hage, Mobile Services Children's Librarian
    Last Edited on 9/13/2012
    As I travel to every corner of Baltimore in the passenger seat of the Book Buggy, I never get tired of observing people doing double-takes and smiling when they spot our colorful bookmobile. I have been ...more
  • Hitting the Streets at the Highlandtown Farmers' Market
    By Cindy Kleback, Ellie Mullen, and Sara Demian
    Last Edited on 9/12/2012
    The Southeast Anchor Library has been hitting the streets... Conkling Street, to be exact. Librarians from the Southeast Anchor have been participating in the Highlandtown Farmers’ Market on the first ...more
  • News Know-how Campaign: News Literacy Project at the Pratt Library
    By Roswell Encina
    Last Edited on 9/12/2012
    The same time you are reading this there is probably a big flashing sign on your TV or on news websites announcing: "Breaking News" or "Just In" or "Exclusive." Everyday it feels like we are hit with a ...more
  • Virtual Supermarket: Delivering Groceries to your Neighborhood Library
    By Laura Fox, Baltimore City Health Department
    Last Edited on 9/11/2012
    "Get your groceries at your local library" is not something that most people think of when they think of their local library. The Baltimarket Virtual Supermarket Program is a partnership between the Enoch ...more
  • Building Strength in Difference with The Weinberg Place
    By Becky Hass
    Last Edited on 9/10/2012
    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
  • Series: Giving Back with Community Outreach Programs
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 9/14/2012
    This week Pratt Chat will be featuring posts by librarians and guest contributors about some of the great community outreach efforts the Library organizes. ...more
  • Event: Celebrate the Sage of Baltimore on Mencken Day
    By Vince Fitzpatrick, Curator of the H.L. Mencken Collection
    Last Edited on 9/7/2012
    H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a talented and prolific journalist known fondly as the Sage of Baltimore, had a long and friendly relationship with the Enoch Pratt Free Library . As a child, he used the branch ...more
  • Librarian Profile: Learning to Connect People with Healthy Food
    By Brittney Baltimore
    Last Edited on 9/6/2012
    I recently participated in a webinar for public service workers called Connecting Marylanders with Food Supplement Program (FSP) Benefits. This training program by Maryland Hunger Solutions taught me how ...more
  • Going Graphic! The Pratt Library Receives Graphic Novel Gift
    By Roswell Encina
    Last Edited on 9/5/2012
    The Enoch Pratt Free Library received a generous gift from the Small Book Expo on Tuesday: $5,000 worth of graphic novels for all ages. This wonderful gift includes 240 books compromising of 40 graphic ...more
  • Featured Baltimore Blog: Thank You, Enoch Pratt

    Last Edited on 9/4/2012
    Carling A. W. Elder is a Baltimore blogger who loves her local library, and she wrote a moving post about it on her blog, Carling & Baltimore: A Fresh Look at an Old City. ...more

 

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