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Announcement All Library locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Libraries will be closed Sundays and Mondays. Learn more.

Announcement Saturday, January 29 at-home COVID-19 test kits will be available at all Pratt locations from 10 am - 12 pm. Library services will begin at 12 pm. Learn more.

Location Closure The Orleans Street Branch is closed Friday, January 28 due to lack of heat.

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From health screenings to social distancing measures, the Pratt is working hard to keep you safe during in-person visits to the library. Learn more about the safety protocols in place at all Pratt locations.

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Brown Girls

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To Paradise

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Joan Is Okay

Joan Is Okay

Weike Wang
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Wahala

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The Good Life Method

Meghan Sullivan
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The Musical Child

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New Soul Food Cooking

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Dead Fish Don't Swim Upstream

Dead Fish Don't Swim Upstream

Jay Silverberg
Finding Clotilda

Finding Clotilda

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Pose. the Final Season

Pose. the Final Season

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Manifest. the Complete Third Season

Queen of The South. the Complete Fifth Season

Queen of The South. the Complete Fifth Season

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Kevin Can F**K Himself. Season 1

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free TO BMORE PODCAST Newest Episode — November 2021

Dr. Malik Muhammad

His difficult childhood gave him a passion for helping children. Now, Dr. Malik Muhammad is working to change lives in Baltimore City.

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Maryland residents can apply online for an eCard to get access to all of the Pratt Library’s digital resources including eBooks, streaming media, and databases.

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Watch & Learn Library

Browse a library of educational videos for young learners in grades PreK-3 and find 230+ nonfiction videos with real-world footage.

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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.

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

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