Book Bowl 2018 Is Coming

The Pratt Library takes on Oakland Public Library, November 25-27.

Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month.

Pratt Restoration Series Episode 10: Preserving History

How the renovation will help expand Special Collections.

Booklovers' Breakfast

Save the date for the annual Booklovers' Breakfast, featuring James Forman, Jr.

Social Worker in the Library

Check out how Social Worker in the Library is expanding in 2018-19.

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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Weekly arts and crafts for children and their caregivers. 

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Learn to use the spelling…

Introduction to MS Word, 2010

2 Classes, 2 hours per class. Course content: create, open, format, and save documents in this basic…

Built By Imagination

Classic Lego, Duplo, and Bristle Block creative fun.

Cursive Club

Learn how to write in cursive and use your new skills to make different crafts.

Peace Birds

Create a paper crane and write your peace message to display at the library. Instructions and materials…

Clay Creations

Be a sculptor with us!  Join us as we create miniture clay trinkets just before the Holidays.

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together.

SAT Study Group

No matter where you are in your study process, join our SAT specialist for practice and advice on all…


An exercise program of dance to hot new music.

Introduction to MS PowerPoint, 2010

Create custom presentations for work or personal use. Insert text, tables, WordArt, ClipArt, pictures…

Picture Book Bunch

Read along with our favorite picture books, make art based on the book of the day, and enjoy a snack.

Poetry & Conversation: Elizabeth Spires & David Yezzi

Elizabeth Spires (born in 1952 in Lancaster, Ohio) is the author of seven poetry collections: Globe,…

Teen Crafts: Sewing Club

Join the young adult staff as we make craft projects using hand sewing and machine sewing basics.

Video Game Night

Play video games with your friends on the big screen!

STEAM Afternoon

Engage in trending experiements such as circuits, coding, and engineering.

Beginning Origami for Adults

Learn the art of paper folding. Materials will be provided.

Pajama Storytime: Indigenous Voices

Enjoy a special Native American storytime with stories and songs from different tribal traditions in…

Film: Geostorm

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together…

Researching the History of Your Home

Have you wondered about who else lived in your house,  cooked in your kitchen, when the roof was last…

Canton Reading Society

Read and discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Toni Morrison regarded this book as…

Pratt Podcasts

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

Mobile Job Center

Need help with the employment process? Learn about the Library's new Mobile Job Center and where it's traveling.

Learn or Practice a New Language

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