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Central Library

400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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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Phone

410-396-5430

Hours

Mon-Wed 10-7 / Thurs-Sat 10-5 / Sun (Oct-May) 1-5

Website

prattlibrary.org

Upcoming Events

Exhibit: The Amazing Race: The Atlantic Slave Trade Through the Pages of Book Art

Exhibit: The Amazing Race: The Atlantic Slave... 7/3

Exhibits

In the form of traditional and contemporary bookmaking and paper crafting, The Amazing Race exhibition is designed to chronicle certain aspects of the...

Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers 7/6 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn about computer software and hardware, as well as how to use the mouse and keyboard. Learn about the components of a computer, common computer terms and...

ZOOmobile Presents Amazing Adaptations

ZOOmobile Presents Amazing Adaptations 7/6 1:00pm

Summer Reading

Why do elephants have trunks? Can you jump as far as a frog? Learn about some of the amazing adaptations animals have for life in the wild, and use the...

Introduction to Windows

Introduction to Windows 7/7 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn about common Windows terms and definitions. Become familiar with the menu bar, tool bar and other elements. Copying, cutting and pasting, as well as...

One-on-one Job-Seeker Appointments

One-on-one Job-Seeker Appointments 7/7 12:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Get help with on-line applications, your resume, cover letters, or other job-related tasks. Stop by or call to make an appointment: 410-396-5317

Recent Events

Toddler Jumps 7/2/2015

Preschool Leaps 7/1/2015

Recent Activity

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 6/23/2015

Very enjoyable. I wasn't able to obtain a copy at the reading but Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles is destined for my library.

Davidson Hernicia

Davidson Hernicia left a negative review 6/18/2015

This class was very informative. Having attended the Introduction to Computer class, with the same Tutor, made it easier to understand the additional information shared.

Amy

Amy left a positive review 6/10/2015

I enjoyed hearing several people share poems that were close to their heart. Although the theme was to remember the poems by heart I liked the fact that people read, wrote, and shared other poems from their heart and that I was able to discover other poets.

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 6/9/2015

Very insightful

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 6/17/2015

Inspiring and entertaining

Joe Schmigel

Joe Schmigel left a positive review 6/15/2015

I signed up to attend Maria Drumm's talk, but had a family obligation that evening, which prevented me from attending. However, I know Maria Drumm and have attended her talks in the past, and find her to be an excellent presenter and a knowledgeable traveler and great photographer.

Davidson Hernicia

Davidson Hernicia left a positive review 6/13/2015

I am better able to complete a presentation.

Rosia Frazier

Rosia Frazier left a positive review 6/13/2015

Part II was as interesting as Part I. I'm glad to have this skill as I'm starting college courses in the Fall.

Davidson Hernicia

Davidson Hernicia left a positive review 6/11/2015

Very good Presentation for a beginner.

Racquel Smith

Racquel Smith left a positive review 6/9/2015

Kimberly Lawson Roby was absolutely awesome. I am so grateful that I was able to attend! She was so warm , friendly and open with the audience! I am so amazed that she toeok time to answer our questions and to share the benefits of her experience with us! Thank you so much for sponsoring such a wonderful author! I hope to attend others in the future!

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Getting Here

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  • Street parking is available, metered until 6pm and free on Sundays. Parking garages and lots available nearby. Bus lines: 2/10, 3, 5, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 61, 64, 91. Light Rail: Centre Street or Lexington Market. Metro subway: Charles Center or Lexington Market. Circulator Purple Route (free!) stops #305 or 306.

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