• Free Family Flick: A Yellow Brick Road for a Newer Generation
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 9/13/2013
    Here at the Pratt Library, we often ask program attendees to provide feedback on their experience and let us know how we are doing. The feedback for the Free Family Flicks series has been overwhelmingly ...more
  • Monster Saturday At The Library
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Posted on 6/7/2013
    Get ready for the prequel in style! No, this is not The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit—it’s a screening of Monsters, Inc. in preparation for the launch of the prequel, Monsters University, later this ...more
  • [Video] Fun and Educational Programs for the Next Generation of Readers
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Posted on 5/22/2013
    For more than 85 years, The Enoch Pratt Free Library has been offering free children's programming at all its branches, creating unforgettable memories for the next generation of readers. Children's programs ...more
  • Real Talk about Writing with YA Author L. Divine
    By Melanie Townsend Diggs
    Last Edited on 5/3/2013
    On April 10, 2013, the author, L. Divine spent an hour at the Forest Park Branch talking with a group of teens and a few adults about her series, Drama High, and the art of writing. The group was very ...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
  • [Video] African Drum, Dance, and Percussion at Reisterstown Road Branch
    By Lamar Pinkett, Guest Blogger, Reisterstown Road Branch
    Posted on 2/20/2013
    The Reisterstown Road Branch Library is excited to be hosting a plethora of programs for the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. On February 5, 2013 local performing artist Doc Gibbs ...more
  • [Video] Quoth the Raven: San Francisco Public Library Gracefully Concedes Defeat
    By Roswell Encina
    Last Edited on 2/11/2013
    On February 3, the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. The Pratt Library placed a bet with the San Francisco Public Library that the library in the losing city would have ...more
  • Watch The Oscar-Nominated Flick ParaNorman
    By Ryan O’Grady
    Last Edited on 2/1/2013
    The Oscars will not air on television until Sunday, February 24, but before then you can catch a screening of one of the nominees right here at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Nominated for the best animated ...more
  • Enjoy A Free Family Flick
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Posted on 1/2/2013
    If you are looking for some free entertainment in the new year, check out Free Family Flicks at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Come celebrate the fourth anniversary of the series, which has been running ...more
  • [Video] Happy Holidays from the Pratt Library
    By Roswell Encina and Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 12/24/2012
    The Enoch Pratt Free Library has so much to be grateful for this holiday season. We owe it to the nearly two million people who visit the library every year. From the children who participate in Mother ...more
  • [Videos] Interviews at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Reopening
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 12/14/2012
    The Grand re-Opening of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch on Nov 14 was a lot of fun. I had the opportunity to meet library customers from the neighborhood and ask them, "What does this library mean to y ...more
  • [Video] Season of Thanks
    By Roswell Encina and Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 12/3/2012
    During this time of year, its good to reflect and appreciate our blessings and achievements. Our biggest thanks will always go to our patrons and our donors. Nearly two million people visit the Pratt Library ...more
  • Happy Halloween!
    By Ryan O'Grady and Becky Hass
    Last Edited on 10/31/2012
    Happy Halloween from Pratt Chat! ...more
  • Photography Exhibit: One View Of The World
    By Ryan O’Grady and Danni Downing
    Last Edited on 10/26/2012
    The Fine Arts and Recreation Department is hosting an exhibit called One View of the World, featuring photography by Danni Downing. The exhibit runs through December 9th at the Central Branch/State Library ...more
  • Pierrot Centenary Project and the Lunar Ensemble
    By Bill Jones, Assistant Manager of the Fine Arts and Music Department
    Last Edited on 10/5/2012
    The Pratt Library will host a special afternoon concert and lecture on Saturday, October 6: A Centenary Celebration of Pierrot Lunaire* with Paul Mathews and the LUNAR Ensemble (*Pierrot lunaire is a ...more
  • Living With Henry, And Waltzing With David: Mencken Day 2012
    By David Donovan and Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    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
  • War Posters Collection
    By Michael Johnson
    Last Edited on 8/29/2012
    One of my favorite collections at the Pratt is the War Posters Collection. Not being a war buff, and not being any kind of expert on early 20th century history, it surprised me a bit at how much I liked ...more
  • A Brief Glimpse of What is to Come: David Rakoff 1964-2012
    By Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    I have always felt a kinship with sardonic writers who offer their unique perspective on how to live in this world. I’ve seen David Sedaris speak a few times—he usually visits Baltimore about once a year—and ...more
  • Grow Your Child's Brain
    By Selma Levi, Children's Department Supervisor, and Ryan O'Grady
    Last Edited on 8/6/2012
    Looking for an exciting and interactive learning tool for your toddler or young child? Look no further. Here at The Enoch Pratt Free Library State Library Resource Center Children’s Department, we post ...more
  • Boatbuilding and Rabbit Stew: DPLA Use Cases
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 7/31/2012
    The Digital Public Library of America initiative, launched 2010, held a meeting of their Audience and Participation Workstream on July 27, 2012 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The DPLA is a national initiative ...more
  • Video: Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Treasure Hunt
    By Stefanie Thomas and Melissa Gnibus, Roland Park Branch
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    It is summer reading time at the Roland Park Branch, and this year, some very special friends got a chance to “Dream Big”! Many of our young readers dropped off their favorite stuffed animal friends on ...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
  • 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