Vote D for Pratt

Vote "For" Question D to Support the Library

On November 8, vote for Bond Issue D to help fund improvements to Pratt Library buildings and facilities in coming years.
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Read Books, Earn Aquarium Tickets

Read 5 aquatic-themed books to earn 4 tickets to the National Aquarium! For children up to fifth grade with a Library card.
Central Library is Open Sundays

Central Library is Now Open Sundays

Visit the Central Library on Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, October through May.
Pratt Picks - recommended books

Pratt Picks

Book recommendations from Pratt Library staff, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR—reserve your copy today.
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Central Library Renovation

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

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects, create and run a Macro, import…

Very Beary Day

Come make a paper bear and hear a Winnie the Pooh story.

Grow Up with Winnie the Pooh

Listen to a classic Winnie-the-Pooh story and practice drawing the famous Disney character. Contribute…

It's Game Time

Take some time to test your mind with a selection of board games and challenges.


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

Film: The Boss

Hugely successful businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is convicted of insider trading and…

Introduction to PowerPoint, Part I

Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class you should…

Teddy Bear Picnic in the 100 Acre Wood

Join us in the 100 Acre Wood for a Teddy Bear Picnic. Keep an eye out for Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eyeore…

Winnie the Pooh: Story and a Craft

Enjoy listening to the classic Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne while making masks of Pooh and friends.

Free Family Flick: Angry Birds

Angry Birds Red, Chuck, and Bomb defend their island against the green pigs. 

Teen 3D Printing Escape

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

Operation HOPE -- Small Business Workshop

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

Book Club

Read and discuss The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Friends of the Waverly Branch

Join us for the meeting of the Friends of the Waverly Branch Library. Meet other interested members of…

Poetry & Conversation: celeste doaks & Jane Satterfield

Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields (Wrecking Ball Press, UK,…

Writers LIVE: Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie, America's First Daughter

In this richly researched novel that draws on thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling…

Pratt Podcasts - Terry McMillan featured

Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt—listen now or download for later. Featured: Terry McMillan.
Baltimore LINK

Baltimore Area's New Transit System

Learn about changes coming to local transit, including route changes, new maps, and ways to get involved.
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Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.