Booklovers' Breakfast: Tayari Jones

Tickets for the Saturday, February 1, 2020 event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel go on sale December 9.

Poetry Contest

Winning poem to be published in Little Patuxent Review and displayed in a Central Library window. Deadline: March 1.

Undesign the Redline

Central Library, Nov 1–Jan 31: This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism.

Ebooks for All

Your access to the most popular eBooks may be in jeopardy due to a new library embargo. Sign the petition for eBooks for All.

Entrepreneur Academy Workshops

Free classes to help you start or grow your own business. Register today.

Pratt Restoration Series: A New Chapter

With the 3 year project nearly complete, we look at the impact of the library to Baltimore.

Get your Pratt Card

It's easier than ever to get an all-access library card

Social Worker in the Library

Get help with social services like food insecurity, health concerns, shelters, and more.

Pratt Chat Blog

Check out the new and improved Pratt Chat blog: The official blog of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Playtime follows.  For babies…

Chair Yoga

Join us for an hour of Chair Yoga presented by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga.

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together.

Free Family Flicks - Snow Buddies

Enjoy old-fashioned family films on a big screen. Disney's puppies travel to the frosty arctic for…

Genealogy Circle Meeting: Researching Your Family History at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and…

Zumba Classes

Dance your way to fitness in these free adult Zumba classes. The fitness program consists of short-dance…

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together.

Teen Finance Club

This program is designed to introduce the young adult demographic into concepts of investment and finance.

Kwanzaa Family Time: Pine Cone Bird Feeders

The principles of Kwanzaa include purpose, creativity, and collective responsibility. Help look out for…

Contes en famille, français et anglais / French and English Family Storytime

Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de moins de 12 ans accompagnés d’un adulte. Les frères…

Holiday Cookie Contest

Sponsored by the Friends of the Canton Library. Come see the holiday decorations at the Canton Branch…

Preschool Playdate

Join us in a brief storytime and casual playdate. Meet other preschoolers and their parents in the area.

Black Writers' Guild of Maryland

Join the Black Writers' Guild of Maryland for a writing workshop.

Grow Your Business

Looking to  start and maintain a successful business?  Come and learn the fundamentals of growing your…

Almost Christmas

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died. Director:…

Cookie Decorating

Get cozy and create some edible art with us, as we decorate cookies just in time to chase away the wintertime…

Film: Spider-man Far From Home

Peter Parker is on a trip to Europe with his classmates when elementals start wreaking havoc across the…

Films @ Central: Toy Story 4

Synopsis: Major complications ensue when Bonnie turns a spork into a toy, but he sees himself as…

Short Selections Reading Club

Join us for a bite-sized reading club that focuses on reading and discussing short stories. Read and…

CASH Campaign: Conquering Debt

A free financial education workshop provided by the CASH Campaign of Maryland. Come and learn: Steps…

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Charles Dugger presents the principles of Kwanzaa with an interactive presentation.

Family Yoga Presented by Eclectic Soul Yoga

Bring the whole family for yoga that combines play with yoga sequencing, meditation, and mindfulness.

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Pratt Podcasts

Authors and speakers recorded live at the Pratt - listen now or download for later. Featured: Colson Whitehead.

Mobile Job Center

Need help with the employment process? Learn about the Library's new Mobile Job Center and where it's traveling.