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Let the Library help you with virtual learning, homeschooling, and more. With a Pratt Library card, students can read, listen, and watch a wide variety of educational and entertaining materials, all for free.

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Young Children

Ages 0—5 Spark imagination with books, programs, and games.
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Kids

Ages 6—12 Make crafts, get homework help, and browse books.
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Teens

Ages 12—18 Learn how to write poetry, game with friends, and find books.
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Find career assistance, fitness classes, and research resources.
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The Lightness

The Lightness

Emily Temple
Anxious People

Anxious People

Fredrik Backman
The Black Swan of Paris

The Black Swan of Paris

Karen Robards
The Guest List

The Guest List

Lucy Foley
Dance Away With Me

Dance Away With Me

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich
Still Standing

Still Standing

Larry J. Hogan
His Truth Is Marching On

His Truth Is Marching On

Jon Meacham
I Got A Monster

I Got A Monster

Baynard Woods
Say It Louder!

Say It Louder!

Tiffany D. Cross
Aoc: the Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Aoc: the Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

True Crimes and Misdemeanors

True Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jeffrey Toobin
Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys For Life

The Hunt

The Hunt

Like A Boss

Like A Boss

The Way Back

The Way Back

Emma

Emma

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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Sidewalk Service

We are pleased to offer Sidewalk Service, a contact-free way to check out and pick-up books and other materials from select Pratt Library locations. Simply place a hold and schedule a contact-free pickup! In addition to picking up materials from our catalog you can find remote printing, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, and more at our Sidewalk Service locations.

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Upcoming Virtual Programs & Events

TOMORROW 12:00 AM
Digital Quilt/Edredón Digital Virtual Event Program Details
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Monday – Sep 28 11:00 AM
Pratt Virtual Storytime Live! Virtual Event Program Details
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Monday – Sep 28 2:00 PM
The Historical Geographies of Lisa See’s The Island… Virtual Event Program Details
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Monday – Sep 28 6:00 PM
Kids Writers LIVE! 10 Questions with Lulu Delacre Virtual Event Program Details
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Tuesday – Sep 29 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Writing Outside the Fence Virtual Event Program Details
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free TO BMORE PODCAST Newest Episode — September 2020

Kondwani Fidel

What does it mean to be antiracist? What kind of actions does that require? Those are some of the subjects rising literary star Kondwani Fidel is tackling in his book, The Antiracist: How To Start The Conversation About Race And Take Action. It’s a vulnerable and personal look at the impact racism has at the individual level and on the world as a whole.

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Drive-In Wi-Fi

We are proud to provide free Wi-Fi outside of select Pratt Library branch buildings.

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Earn Your High School Diploma Online

Baltimore city residents can apply to earn their high school diploma entirely online with an exciting new scholarship-based program.

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Pratt Digital Library

Use your Pratt Library card to find eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, movies, and more for your PC, smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices.

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Black Lives Matter

We stand with our community in the fight against systemic racism. Explore recommended reading and activities about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Community Wi-Fi

Bringing free internet access to communities across the city of Baltimore by using our neighborhood outreach vehicles as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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