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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.
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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.

Games Day

Come to the library to play board games. 

Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a documentary film Superheroes Unmasked. Also grab two free comics…

Introduction to Computers

Learn about computer software and hardware, as well as how to use the mouse and keyboard. Learn about…

Art for Everyone

Shawn Robertson provides art instruction and fun for all ages.

Celebrate Mother's Day

Create a special card for Mom or Grandma or another special person in your life.

Free Comic Book Day

Crazy about comics? Take part in this international event by coming by the library all day long to pick…

Mind Jar Craft

Make a soothing mind jar for hours of quiet play.

Book Boogie

Join us as we incorporate movement to express a story with dance and have fun. 

4-H Phoenix Club

Open to kids and teens ages 8-18, 4-H (heads, hearts, hands, health) teaches youth practical skills through…

Presenting: G. Krug & Son Ironworks Museum

G. Krug and Son Ironworks, the oldest continuously operating blacksmith shop in the United States, is…

Writing Workshops

Presented by Black Writers' Guild of Maryland.

Cinema Southeast: Looper

In 2074. when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun…

Shaun the Sheep Movie

In this delightful family film, based on the popular TV series and told almost entirely without dialogue…

Crafty Teens: Mother's Day Cards

Make your mom a one-of-a-kind card that she will love.

Film: Welcome To The Space Show

ANIMANIA: Welcome To The Space Show Five primary school kids find and aid an injured dog on a summer…

Get Fit at Your Library

Workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

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.