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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.

Adults


Find job and career assistance, fitness classes, writing groups and much more at Enoch Pratt Free Library. Enjoy an expansive collection including books, research databases, and streaming media.

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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

Final Fridays
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Final Friday May 2024 - Mind on Fire music and performances

Final Fridays


Join us at the Central Library after hours on the final Friday of each month for a special event with a unique theme. The May 31 event is Mind on Fire.

Crafting
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Adults arts and crafts events in May, including beading, clay exploration, and indigo dragon craft

Crafting


Connect and create with crafting programs including beading, clay exploration, and more at your local library.

Writers LIVE!
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Writers LIVE!


Go beyond the book and hear your favorite authors in conversation with Writers LIVE!

Upcoming Programs & Events

BEST Digital Skills Training Program TODAY 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Shut Up and Write Virtual TODAY 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Virtual Lunchtime Shut Up & Write TODAY 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Digital Drop-In Clinic TODAY 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Learn to Sew & Crochet TODAY 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Learn to Sew & Crochet Hamilton Program Details
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Downloads & Streaming Media

Find eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and more for your PC, smartphone, tablet, or other compatible devices. Accessible in all Pratt Library locations or from home with your library card.

Hoopla
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Hoopla


Borrow, download, and stream free movies, music, eBooks, comics, and TV shows. Now including audiobooks!

Kanopy
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Kanopy


A large, curated catalog of educational, entertaining, and enriching films.

OverDrive
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OverDrive


Download popular eBooks, audiobooks, and more for all ages, including digital magazines formerly included in RBdidgital.

PressReader
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PressReader


Download the PressReader app or read online to find current issues of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines.

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Get a Pratt Library Card

Maryland residents can now apply online for an eCard that allows access to all of Enoch Pratt Free Library’s digital resources including eBooks, streaming media, and databases. It’s easier than ever to get a Pratt Library card! We have loosened restrictions to getting a card to access our resources. Anyone who lives or owns property in Maryland is eligible for a free library card.

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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.

Featured Databases

National Geographic Virtual Library
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National Geographic Virtual Library


Browse a complete archive of National Geographic magazine along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos.

Personal & Professional Improvement Classes
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Personal & Professional Improvement Classes


Gale Courses includes classes taught by experts on management, computers and technology, hobbies, writing, health, and more.

Online Courses with Udemy
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Online Courses with Udemy


Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and other interests with on-demand video courses from Udemy.

Learn a Language
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Learn a Language


Mango Languages offers 71 language courses including Latin American Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and French.

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Featured Services

Marina Interlibrary Loan
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Marina Interlibrary Loan


Search public library catalogs across Maryland for books, articles, and other materials.

Wellness at the Pratt
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Wellness at the Pratt


Meet with a nursing student for a health assessment, pick up COVID-19 testing kits, and more with Wellness at the Pratt services.

Social Impact Programs
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Social Impact Programs


Community members can get free assistance and advice from lawyers, social workers, nurses, addiction recovery specialists, and more in Pratt locations.

Jobs & Careers
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Jobs & Careers


The Job and Career Information Center includes materials on job hunting, resume writing, interviewing techniques, career planning and occupations as well as coaching, programs, and appointments with Job and Career Coaches.

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