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I Have Some Questions For You

I Have Some Questions For You

Rebecca Makkai
Cold People

Cold People

Tom Rob Smith
Arch-Conspirator

Arch-Conspirator

Veronica Roth
The Writing Retreat

The Writing Retreat

Julia Bartz
Someone Else's Shoes

Someone Else's Shoes

Jojo Moyes
The Porcelain Moon

The Porcelain Moon

Janie Chang
Black Earth Wisdom

Black Earth Wisdom

Leah Penniman
The Darkness Manifesto

The Darkness Manifesto

Johan Eklöf
Africatown

Africatown

Nick Tabor
Empress of The Nile

Empress of The Nile

Lynne Olson
The Declassification Engine

The Declassification Engine

Matthew James Connelly
Fragile Cargo

Fragile Cargo

Adam Brookes
Black Panther

Black Panther

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

The Fabelmans

The Fabelmans

Devotion

Devotion

Loudmouth

Loudmouth

Ticket To Paradise

Ticket To Paradise

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Black History Month events 2023 for adults

Black History Month


Celebrate Black History Month with free events like art exhibits, author talks, and open mic nights, both in person and online.

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Writers LIVE!


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

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Crafty Makes


Learn how to paint, up-cycle household materials, or make something new with crafting events for adults.

Upcoming Programs & Events

TOMORROW 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Booklovers' Breakfast featuring Walter Mosley Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel  Program Details
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Crafting with Crochet Forest Park Program Details
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Live Music: Sami Arefin & Christie MacDonald Light Street Program Details
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Monday – Feb 6 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Adult Painting Workshop Cherry Hill Program Details
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Monday – Feb 6 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Open Mic Night: Poems of Power & Endurance Edmondson Ave 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.

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Hoopla


Borrow, download, and stream free movies, music, eBooks, comics, and TV shows.

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Kanopy


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

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OverDrive


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

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PressReader


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

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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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Soledad Salamé
free TO BMORE PODCAST Newest Episode — January 2023

Soledad Salamé

Baltimore artists and arts organizations use their talents to positively impact their communities and world. This episode of the Free to Bmore podcast we talk with interdisciplinary artist Soledad Salamé about her work exploring environmental and human rights issues, and how the Pratt plays a role in her research.

Featured Databases

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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.

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Maryland Newspapers


Search current and historical Maryland newspapers, including The Baltimore Banner and over 100 years of the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Afro-American.

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Book Recommendations


Books & Authors is a tool designed to connect readers with fiction and non-fiction titles based on their interests.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center


Research reliable financial information online and find analysis on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds.

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Featured Services

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Peer Navigators - Maryland Peer Recovery Council  - Tiffinee Scott

Peer Navigators


Peer Recovery Specialists serve as role models and provide a safe, non-judgmental space that promotes overall wellness.

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Live Chat with a Librarian


Have a question? Live chat with a Pratt librarian for help finding books and materials, research guidance, and more!

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Remote Printing


Use your Pratt Library card to submit a print job from home and pick it up at any Pratt location.

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Earn Your Diploma Online


Baltimore city residents can apply to earn their high school diploma entirely online with two scholarship-based programs.

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