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Central Library

Located in Mt. Vernon, the Central Library is the block-long headquarters for Baltimore City's library system and its largest public location. Features include multiple rooms for events including a large auditorium, the Poe Room for more intimate events, and a fantastic Children's Department with rooms for early learning and play. Events include frequent free movie screenings and readings by local and nationally famous authors. 

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400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201




Mon-Wed 10-7 / Thurs-Sat 10-5 / Sun 1-5



Upcoming Events

Arty Party

Explore concepts of math and science while letting your creativity roam.

9/19 3:30pm
Sit 'n' Stitch at the Library

Melissa Salzman from Lovelyarns is hosting a new, monthly Sit 'n' Stitch. Bring your knitting and meet your new fun fiber friends at the Central Library....

9/19 4:30pm
#Popscope Public Astronomy Night

#Popscope is an urban movement that aims to reconnect diverse communities to the night sky and to each other by hosting free, “pop-up” telescope astronomy...

9/19 7:30pm
National History Day 1-on-1 Coaching

Are you working on a National History Day research project? We can help! Call 410-396-5320 or email ssh@prattlibrary.org to make a one-hour appointment for...

9/20 10am
Preschool Leaps

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

9/20 10:30am

Recent Events

Family Storytime


Toddler Jumps


Recent Activity

Rhonda Hawkins

Rhonda Hawkins left a positive review 8/12/2017

Was not able to attend


Mildred left a positive review 8/12/2017

Had a great time. Very informative.

Todd Reynolds

Todd Reynolds left a positive review 6/3/2017

great time! my 8 month old daughter loved it! Will be back when we can!

peaches Towannas

peaches Towannas left a negative review 3/18/2017

Wasn't able to make it

Jarmael Burman

Jarmael Burman left a positive review 3/7/2017

Wesley Lowery's speaking engagement on March 7th at the Central Library was entertaining, informative and compelling.

David Eberhardt

David Eberhardt left a positive review 2/22/2017

very fine- expecially the ? & a and final 2 poems- suggest that you always try to go without the mike first- in that for Ashion the mike kind of made his accent worse- hence his poems incomprehensible- then too, it bothers me when the audience sits in silent stupor- no applause- because they have NO UIDEA whaty the poet is talking abt- w Dora we coluld understand and love her last poem-
BUT that's kind of the poet's responsibility- if they can't sell it, too bad
Kim and Shayleen did a fabulous job


Susan left a positive review 2/8/2017

The writer was very well spoken. He brought up many thought provoking ideas concerning race relations in the US.

Michelle Wynder

Michelle Wynder left a positive review 1/19/2017

I appreciate Ms April Ryan taking time out of her schedule and away from her young daughters to come out and share her book, her knowledge and her love for her Baltimore home. Thank you for inspiring others and reminding us of our learning at our Mama's knee.

Cherrie Woods

Cherrie Woods left a positive review 11/3/2016

Excellent reading by Dr. Monica Coleman. She encouraged and welcomed lots of conversation about the much needed conversation on mental illness.

Maggie Malone

Maggie Malone left a positive review 10/8/2016

Thanks for the help getting started, identifying some great sources and explaining what resources are available.

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