#Popscope Public Astronomy Nights

Join us for free "pop-up" astronomy nights at select branches. Tuesday evenings, now through March 28.
Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions: Give Us Your Input

We are seeking feedback to help us expand and improve library hours and services. Join us to share your thoughts.
Read to Reef

Read to Reef Book Club: March 2017

Read 5 aquatic books in March, earn 4 tickets to the National Aquarium! For kids up to fifth grade with a Pratt Library card.
Restoration episode 1 (clock balcony in SAS)

Pratt Restoration Series: Episode 1

In our first video, learn about the Renovation from individuals closely involved in the project.
Mr. Pratt Presents... Ron Chernow

Mr. Pratt Presents... Ron Chernow

Tickets on sale for the April 8 fundraiser: Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, cocktails, and dinner.
renovation scaffolding whole corner shot spotlight

The Renovation is Underway

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

Free Tax Preparation at Central Library

Total household income under $54,000? You may qualify for free tax help. Appointments required.

Silver Angels

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

Game On: Throwback Thursday Style

Stop in every Thursday and enjoy playing your favorite retro card games & board games.

Homeschool Game Hour

Bring a game to share or play one of the library's board games as we play and learn together.

Children's Crafts

Come in and make a creative craft!

Afternoon Arts and Crafts

Satisfy your artistic and creative passions with make-and-take crafts.

Film: Deepwater Horizon

Lone Survivor director Peter Berg helmed this docudrama about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010…

Paper Airplanes

How far can you make it fly?  

Puppy Love

Enjoy puppy tales, including Puppy Love by Dick King-Smith, and a dog biscuit puppy picture craft on…

Wii Gaming

Enjoy a variety of Nintendo Wii games.

Jamercise Advanced

Intense cardio, metabolic, and lateral training exercise, using dance moves and strength training.


Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular…

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

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

Introduction to Microsoft and Computer Basics

In this six-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’…

Game On!

Test your trivia knowledge against the Light Street librarians.

Writers LIVE: Roxane Gay, Difficult Women

*NEW LOCATION* Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble…

Career Building Clinic (Resume and Job Search Help)

Create basic resumes and cover letters using online resources. Access current job postings and search…

Rosetta Stone feature - logo on gold

Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.
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.
Pratt Podcasts - Terry McMillan featured

Pratt Podcasts

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