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


Upcoming Events

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

Exhibit: The Amazing Race: The Atlantic Slave... 3/5


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

Tom Clancy Orioles Reading Club

Tom Clancy Orioles Reading Club 3/5

Children Ages Birth to Fifth Grade Can Earn Two Tickets to an O's Game Just by Reading! The Baltimore Orioles join Pratt Library in offering the Tom Clancy...

Light and Reflection: Blacklight and Other Photography by Sylvie Merlier-Rowen

Light and Reflection: Blacklight and Other... 3/5 10:00am


Sylvie Merlier-Rowen, who is also a Pratt Library staff member, displays examples of her abstract natural images and blacklight photography.

Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 3/5 11:15am

Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Energize Your Spring with an Herbal Detox

Energize Your Spring with an Herbal Detox 3/5 1:00pm

Health and Fitness

Rohan Jasani (M.S., Therapeutic Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health), will show you why a spring "detox" is a great way to maximize...

Recent Events

Preschool Leaps 3/4/2015

Recent Activity


Mildred left a positive review 2/28/2015

Very informative.

Rosalyn Williams

Rosalyn Williams left a positive review 2/26/2015

This talk was simply outstanding! Bryan touched on all the key issues that need to be addressed to move this country toward being a more just society -- proximity, changing the narrative, and retaining hopefulness. I still cringe every time I go to the South and see the brazen display of the confederate flag, a symbol that can only be described as a celebration of of period of brutality, humiliation and deprivation of human rights. His contrast with the holocaust reminders is so appropriate. Thanks to Bryan for helping me to further understand how to engage & make a difference and for reminding me of the humility and determination required.


Steve left a positive review 2/26/2015

Great lecture!

Elizabeth Nuss

Elizabeth Nuss left a positive review 2/26/2015

It was a great evening. Brian was thought provoking and thorough in his presentation of both the problems, their history, and what it will take to make changes! A very dynamic speaker on a critically important topic.

Roxanne Culver

Roxanne Culver left a positive review 2/21/2015

The instructor taught what intimidated me the most...the formulas and functions. Also the borders was a new lesson and great. I can figure out formatting colors and inserting pictures but I really got what I needed to create reports faster and more efficiently at work.

Teresa D.

Teresa D. posted a photo 2/17/2015

Amazing Race Exhibit: 3 altered book examples by Martha Edgerton Amazing Race Exhibit: 3 altered book examples by Martha Edgerton


Roxanne posted a photo 2/12/2015

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 2/9/2015

Very informative

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 2/5/2015

Very informative. Ms. Ryan has excellent perception and insight.

Stephen Futado

Stephen Futado left a positive review 2/3/2015

Great to hear from people who have overcome extreme adversity and then give back to others. Almost finished book. Will use the lessons I learn from reading.

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Getting Here

    Parking Information

  • Street parking is available, metered until 6pm and free on Sundays. Parking garages and lots available nearby. Bus lines: 2/10, 3, 8, 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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