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Pratt Chat Blog

Check out the new and improved Pratt Chat blog: The official blog of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Kids that Start Behind, Stay Behind

Support the Books for Me program. Give a child in need a head start.
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Mobile Job Center

Need help with the employment process? Learn about the Library's new Mobile Job Center and where it's traveling.
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Pratt Renovation Series: Episode 2

As work begins, a behind-the-scenes look at the massive renovation of the Central Library.
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Meet the New Pratt Library CEO

Meet Heidi Daniel, the incoming president and CEO of the Pratt Library. She will officially join the Pratt this summer.
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Urban Gardening Workshops

Want to grow your own food Baltimore City? We have free workshops led by master gardeners at multiple branches.
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The Renovation is Underway

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

Knit Wits

An adult knitting circle for all skill levels. 

Anime Club

Join your friends to watch popular anime shows, and share your love for your favorite shows with other…

National Backyard Games Day

Come to the library to celebrate with awesome backyard games.

Movie Nite: Dr. Strange

In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, a world-famous neurosurgeon seeking a cure finds powerful magic in…

Free Family Flick: The BFG

Enjoy the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils…

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

Course Content: Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects, create and run…

Family Craft

Come make your very own paper garden.

Microsoft Excel 2010

In this two-part class, learn to move around within the spreadsheet; select cells; add worksheets, rows…

Introduction to Basic Gardening

Learn the very basics of how to begin a garden anywhere in Baltimore City. This workshop will provide…

Light Street Writers Exchange

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story…

Makerspace Mondays

A place for creation, innovation, and collaboration.

Zumba at Hamilton

Get ZUMBA Fit! Join us as Audrey Carter teaches easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness…

Manic Monday

Wish it were a fun day? Play card games and make friends at the library.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II

Interested in learning how to create professional looking documents? Learn to create, open, format, and…


You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun-filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer.

Bingo Tuesdays

A game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the…

Makey A Connection

Create interesting connections using a Makey Makey.

Family Fort Night

Bring a sheet or blanket and build your own reading fortress nestled between the shelves.

Podcast: Colson Whitehead featured

Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt - listen now or download for later. Featured: Colson Whitehead.
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Learn or Practice a New Language

Start your interactive language-learning journey today with Rosetta Stone, available in 30 languages.
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Baltimore Area's New Transit System

Learn about changes coming to local transit, including route changes, new maps, and ways to get involved.