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  • Thumbs Up! Eleven Recommendations from Adult Summer Reading Participants
    By Shaileen B.
    Posted on 8/7/2015
    Still searching for the perfect beach book? Here are suggestions from participants in our Adult Summer Reading Program:Kristen S. (Central Library) on Normal by Graeme Cameron: "Reminiscent of Dexter with ...more
  • March is almost over, but... Winter is Coming!
    By Lara Spahr
    Posted on 3/20/2013
    "I can't wait to see how they film the Red Wedding." ...more
  • 6 Library Books to Travel With
    By Brian Manning
    Last Edited on 12/7/2012
    It’s the Holiday Season, and for many Marylanders it is a time filled with trips, treks, and layovers. And for many dealing with the rigors of yuletide traveling, the ideal companion is quiet, a source ...more
  • Politics Not As Usual: My Top Ten Favorite Political Films
    By Brian DeLuca
    Last Edited on 11/29/2012
    What is the cure for too much politics? Why more politics, of course! Or at least some really great films about politics. With the recently-released "Lincoln" and "Argo" playing at your local multiplex, ...more
  • Carla's Picks: November Book Recommendations
    By Carla D. Hayden
    Last Edited on 11/27/2012
    It's that time of the year again when the temperature starts dropping and cuddling up in a blanket with a great book sounds like a relaxing and magical way to spend a quiet evening. ...more
  • Fall Rocks: A playlist for the chilly season
    By Brian Manning
    Last Edited on 11/23/2012
    It’s November, and the fall is finally in full regal: there are pumpkins on stoops, rich yellows and oranges, and an air of mischief in the cool night airs. This air of degeneration is captivating, to ...more
  • 12 Graphic Novels that Define the Genre
    By Marc Sober, Humanities Department
    Last Edited on 11/19/2012
    What are graphic novels? We know them when we see them—they have text and pictures together. Isn’t that the same as comic books? Essentially, they are two kinds of works using the same methods, just as ...more
  • Unwanted Man? Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher
    By Shaileen B
    Last Edited on 11/7/2012
    We don't want to hitch our dreams to the wrong man. That's why, for months now, America has been abuzz about a major decision. When one of us is summoned to embody an ancient vision for all of us, feelings ...more
  • Book Review: America the Philosophical
    By Joe Arcieri, Humanities Department
    Posted on 11/7/2012
    I have read articles by Carlin Romano, professor of philosophy at Ursinus College, on various web sites and found them informative. When I learned that his new book, America the Philosophical (2012), touted ...more
  • The Vow to be Cool: Meeting Writers at Bookfest
    By Meredith Veatch
    Last Edited on 11/1/2012
    If you’re a regular Pratt Chat reader, or if you tried to drive through Mt. Vernon during the last weekend of September, you probably already know about the Baltimore Book Festival. Still being relatively ...more
  • Spooky Stories to Read at Home or Share around the Campfire
    By Jessica Hoptay Brown
    Posted on 10/31/2012
    “And here are the dead man’s eyeballs!” announced the storyteller. Next to me, an equally spooked friend leaned over and offered me a box just big enough to fit my hand. Inside, I felt what I truly thought ...more
  • 32 Classic Films Available Free Online
    By Tom Warner
    Posted on 10/25/2012
    In the course of putting together a Pratt Library guide to the best web resources for watching full-length feature movies, I was surprised to find that so many great classic films by critically acclaimed ...more
  • In Pursuit of a Hobby: Relieve Stress and Enjoy Your Leisure Time
    By Marilyn Jones
    Last Edited on 10/22/2012
    A hobby is an excellent thing to pursue when you have leisure time. A hobby helps to relieve stress and it can keep both the body and mind active. ...more
  • The Emily Dickinson of Mars: Gifts from Baltimore Poet Chris Toll
    by Teresa Duggan
    Last Edited on 10/3/2012
    Baltimore lost a visionary poet and artist last week, when Chris Toll suddenly passed away. I was very fortunate to count Chris as one of my oldest friends, so it came as a devastating loss to hear that ...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



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