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Carla's Picks, April 2016

Carla's Picks

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's book recommendations, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR.
books and bread spotlight

Books & Bread at the Pratt Library

Order groceries online from ShopRite and pick them up at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

Preserving the past and positioning the Central Library/State Library Resource Center to serve Marylanders in the future.

Lawyer in the Library: One-on-One Consultations

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid give one-on-one legal services.

Savvy Caregiver Educational Workshops: The Basics of Alzheimer's

The Savvy Caregiver is a series of ten educational workshops designed to provide caregivers with information…

Spanish for Seniors

Impress your friends with your ability to use conversational words and phrases in Spanish. We will practice…

Keyboarding/Offce and Computer Applications

A 15-session class; 2 hours per class Course content: Obtain the skills necessary to become an efficient…

Chess Time

Learn and/or play chess with friends or others in the branch. Boards are provided.

Guerrilla Art

Using different mediums, teens make a creative "street art" statement.

Kids' Book Club

What have you been reading this month? Share your favorite books or comics with others.

Mother's Day Craft

Come and create a craft to celebrate Mother.  

Skyscraper Shaper

Celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the first skyscraper, built May 1, 1884, through skyscraper stories…

Video Game Sports

Compete with friends and test your skills with a variety of fun sports video games.

Chapter Book Chats

Vote for your favorite chapter book to be read aloud.  

Mother Goose Celebration

Celebrate National Mother Goose Day with rhymes, activities and refreshments.

Tinkering Around

The Creation Station will be open for exploration.

Wii Gaming

Enjoy a variety of Nintendo Wii games.

Microsoft Publisher 2010

Course content: create quick publications, calendars, newsletters, business and greeting cards. Learn…

Email for Seniors

Course content: compose, send and receive messages. Learn to attach documents and graphics to email messages.

Get Fit @ Your Library

Workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms.

Spanish for Kids

Learn basic conversational phrases in Spanish.

Crafts for Mom

Make crafts to show Mom you care.

Teen Game

Play board games and card games

Maker Time

Imagine, innovate, create! Join us for a prepared project or experiment, or make something of your…

Teen Game Club

Play interactive games at the Library.

Write It Like You Mean It

Teen writing workshop that will help with writing and editing skills.

Anime and Beyond

Watch Anime on the big screen. Discuss manga and graphic novels. Enjoy drawing characters and scenes.

Teen Career Zone

Teens will have the opportunity to learn about resumes, applications, and different career paths.

Waverly Book Discussion Group

Read and discuss One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong.

Canton Reading Society

Read and discuss One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum arrives on the scene in Trenton…

Take the Credit video for Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit

Take the Credit!

Baltimore homeowners, learn how to save money with the Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit.
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Ask Us Now!

Live chat with librarians, online anytime you need it. Session transcripts and email followup available.
Free eAudiobooks, eMagazines and Streaming Films

Free Audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and Streaming Films

Accessible in all Pratt Library locations, or from home with your library card.