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Mr. Pratt’s Party - The Library’s Annual Gala

An evening of fun with delicious food, dancing to the Mood Swings, interactive exhibitions, and a rare look at the Pratt’s special collections.
Poetry Contest 2016

Poetry Contest

Free entry for Maryland poets! Winning poem to be published in Little Patuxent Review and displayed in a Central Library window.
Carla's Picks, January 2016

Carla's Picks

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's book recommendations, as seen and heard on WBAL and WYPR.
Central Library

Central Library Renovation

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

Booklovers' Breakfast: Edward Lewis

In 1969, Edward Lewis cofounded Essence magazine, the most popular and well-respected black women's magazine…

Coffee Talk

Read any good books lately? We provide the coffee, you provide the talk.

Introduction to Computers

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

Sharing Our Histories Para Imaginar Nuestros Futuros

Do you like sharing stories and writing? Come share/write the stories of your family (in both Spanish…

Writers LIVE: Geoffrey Greif and Michael Woolley, Adult Sibling Relationships

The bond siblings develop in childhood may be vastly different from the relationship that evolves in…

4-H Phoenix Club

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

Writing Workshops

Presented by Black Writers' Guild of Maryland.

Cherry Hill Book Club

Read and discuss The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou.

Cinema Southeast: Jumping the Broom

The Taylors are Downtown. The Watsons are Uptown. It’s a collision of worlds when two African-American…

Discoveries...America: Geographical Virtual Road Trip USA

Each Discoveries...America hour-long DVD travelogue features one of the 50 states. Offering a fresh look…

Free Family Flicks: Tomorrowland

Noted animation director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) turns his hand to live-action…

Reading Tails

Same great program, brand new name! Come read to a dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited. You pick the book…

Film: Superman Returns

The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon's film legacy that picks…

Read Down Your Fines, Earn Pratt Bucks!

Read Down Your Fines

Read Down Fines lets students pay off their fines by practicing their reading skills. No cash needed!
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Ask Us Now! Info Experts 24/7

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.