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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.
New Pratt CEO Heidi Daniel

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.

Teen Movie: Dead Poet's Society

In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic…

Wii Wednesday

Nintendo's Wii video game system brings people of all ages together to have fun

Cards 'n Teens

Bring a deck and join other teens, playing games like Magic the Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, and UNO.

Book Discussion

Read and discusse The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Northwood Book Discussion

Read and discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite…

Preschool Fairy Tale Ball

Calling all princes and princesses, all knights and fairies! Come to the Fairy Tale Ball and enjoy live…

Silver Angels

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

Fairy Tale Fest

Hear a story, make a craft, and learn to dance the Cherry Hill Minuet!

Fairy Tales Around the World

Explore fairy tales from around the world and create a craft.

College Advice Q&A Panel

This event is geared towards teens who will soon be graduating and/or are thinking about college. Students…

Prairie Fairy Tales

Two fairy tales that take place in the prairie land of the Central United States.  A prairie dog craft…

Fairy Tale Tournament

Become the mightiest knight in the kingdom by slaying the Forest Park Dragon. Light refreshments will…

Library Karaoke

Come sing your favorite Disney tunes or belt your favorite songs from the radio at library karaoke. 

Film: Inferno

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard's and screenwriter…

Hamilton Book Club

Read and discuss Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.

Preschool Fairy Tale Ball

Calling all princes and princesses, all knights and fairies! Come to the Fairy Tale Ball and enjoy live…

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.
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.