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Carla's Latest 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.

Get Fit At The Library with Line Dancing

Come learn The Cupid Shuffle, The Cha Cha and Electric Slide while getting fit for the Summer.

Introduction to Google Docs

Documents and Calendar - Create basic documents in Google. Drawings - Create, and edit images, charts…

Aquarium on Wheels presents "Paradise in Trouble"

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "Paradise in Trouble." When a logger is chopping down trees in the…

Good Yarns

A variety of stringy crafts using yarn, tying and wrapping.  

Free Family Flick: Cinderella (2015)

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars…

Film: The 33

Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Martin Sheen star in this ensemble drama detailing the daring…

Microsoft Word 2010

Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Learn to use the spelling…

What's Happening in the Garden?

Come and put your eyes to work. What will we see in the garden as the summer moves along? Observe like…

Teen Game

Play board games and card games


An exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance .

Teen 3D Printing Escape

Venture into the world of 3D printing techniques, designs, and curiosities.

Advanced Word 2010

A two-part class. Course content -- Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects…

Operation HOPE -- Small Business Workshop

Robin Haynes, Small Business Program Coach of Operation HOPE, will provide an overview of the necessary…

Adult Paint Night

Create your own original artwork under the direction of artist Melku Tafari. Registration is required.

Disney Delights! - The Rescuers

Old Time Disney Delights - Not a Princess in Sight! Enjoy old-fashioned Disney animation this summer…

Hooked On Yarn

Crocheters meet to learn, to share patterns and techniques, and to participate in group projects. Note:…

Northwood Book Club

Read and discuss Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray. A black teenage boy is dead. A…

The Bubble Lady

Join the Bubble Lady for a fun, interactive experience. See a "smokey" bubble, a bubble in a cube, and…

Silver Angels

Seniors from the Belair-Edison community meet for a variety of programs.

Songs and Fun with Spice

Join Spice for live music, singing, movement, stories, and more!

Sue Trainor

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, rhythm, and movement with singer-songwriter Sue Trainor.

Aquarium on Wheels presents "Paradise in Trouble"

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "Paradise in Trouble." When a logger is chopping down trees in the…

Thursday Movies Under the Stars: Shaun the Sheep

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained…

Film: Spectre

What is the secret of Spectre? Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns to the James Bond franchise with…

The Perfect Slime Presented by Port Discovery

Put on lab coats and goggles to create the perfect slime. Work to perfect Port Discovery’s slime formula…

Tween/Teen Minute-to-Win-it Challenge

Tween/Teens will use their building and/or fine motor skills by participating in two or three mini-challenges…

Teen Movie: Pride + Prejudice + Zombies

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves…

Aquarium on Wheels presents "Paradise in Trouble"

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "Paradise in Trouble." When a logger is chopping down trees in the…


Bring your computer gaming and engineering skills and play Minecraft with your friends.  


A commitment-phobic playboy (Terrence Jenkins) accepts a bet from his two friends that if he dates a…

Free Family Flick: Inside Out

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear…

Book Discussion

Read and discuss The Martian by Andy Weir.

Game On!

Test your trivia prowess against Light Street librarians.

Maryland Fairs and Festivals

2016 Maryland Fairs and Festivals

Take advantage of all that your state has to offer during the summer months.
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Ask Us Now!

Live chat with librarians, online anytime you need it. Session transcripts and email followup available.
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.
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.