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Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.

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ALL AGES SUMMER FUN

Summer Break Baltimore

This fun, free program for all ages encourages literacy in our community all summer long. Join us for kick-off celebrations on June 1 at every Pratt Library location.

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Young Children
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Young Children

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

Ages 6—11 Make crafts, get homework help, and browse books.
Teens
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Teens

Ages 12—18 Learn how to write poetry, game with friends, and find books.
Adults
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Adults

Find career assistance, fitness classes, and research resources.
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The Return of Ellie Black
The Return of Ellie Black

The Return of Ellie Black

Emiko Jean
This Strange Eventful History
This Strange Eventful History

This Strange Eventful History

Claire Messud
Lies and Weddings
Lies and Weddings

Lies and Weddings

Kevin Kwan
The Guncle Abroad
The Guncle Abroad

The Guncle Abroad

Steven Rowley
Black Shield Maiden
Black Shield Maiden

Black Shield Maiden

2000 Willow
The Paradise Problem
The Paradise Problem

The Paradise Problem

Christina Lauren
Small Acts of Courage
Small Acts of Courage

Small Acts of Courage

Ali Velshi
The Situation Room
The Situation Room

The Situation Room

George Stephanopoulos
Trippy
Trippy

Trippy

Ernesto Londoño
The Light Eaters
The Light Eaters

The Light Eaters

Zoë Schlanger
Mosquito Warrior
Mosquito Warrior

Mosquito Warrior

Carol R. Byerly
Wide Awake
Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Jon Grinspan
Drive-Away Dolls
Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls

Mudbound
Mudbound

Mudbound

The Holdovers
The Holdovers

The Holdovers

The Iron Claw
The Iron Claw

The Iron Claw

When Whales Could Walk
When Whales Could Walk

When Whales Could Walk

Planet Earth III
Planet Earth III

Planet Earth III

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Baby & Toddler Storytime TODAY 10:30 AM
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Family Storytime TODAY 10:30 AM
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BEST Digital Skills Training Program TODAY 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Family Storytime TODAY 11:00 AM
Family Storytime Southeast Anchor Program Details
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Anime & Manga Cafe Friday – Jun 7 3:00 PM
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Jasmine Allen and Chabria Hill of Charm School Project for Girls
free TO BMORE PODCAST Newest Episode — May 2024

Charm School Project for Girls

Inspiring confidence in Black and Brown girls in Baltimore through dance. Jasmine Allen and Chabria Hill continue to grow their mentorship program, Charm School Project for Girls, that started with their shared love of dance.

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Chromebooks Distribution
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Chromebooks Distribution

The Pratt Library is distributing 30,000 HP Chromebooks to eligible Baltimore City households, with support from our partners.

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Computer & Internet Devices
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Computer & Internet Devices

With a Pratt Library card, you can borrow devices like Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile hotspots to get online from the comfort of your home.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Enoch Pratt Free Library stands with our community, and is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Nature
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Nature

Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology.

Wellness at the Library
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Wellness at the Library

Nursing students, supervised by RNs, are in four Pratt Library locations to provide free drop-in health assessments.

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