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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

Making A Difference: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Making A Difference: African American Women and... 9/17


The exhibit showcases photographic images and stories of African American women who were instrumental in shaping the modern Civil Rights Movement from the...

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary... 9/17


Curated by historian Constance B. Schulz, this exhibition contains photographs of Maryland in the 1930s and early '40s taken by U.S. Government commissioned...

Internet and Email

Internet and Email 10am 9/17

Computer Classes

Learn all about networks, websites, domain names and setting up an email account. Become familiar with web browsers, search engines, and services on the...

Pratt 5x3: Teresa Duggan, Patrick Joust, Lynne Parks

Pratt 5x3: Teresa Duggan, Patrick Joust, Lynne... 10am 9/17


Three Baltimore photographers, who are also Pratt Library staff members, present five photos each in a joint exhibit of their work. Opening Reception:...

Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am 9/17

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Recent Events

Medicaid Sign-Up 9/16/2014

Recent Activity


Ashely left a positive review 9/15/2014

This class was great.

Charlene E Smith

Charlene E Smith left a positive review 9/15/2014

Excellent discussion, just too short. Not enough time for questions. The authors were quite interesting, and gave you very interesting topics to think on
and to have a dialogue about, I am very glad I attended. I also wish they had taken time to autograph their book after the discussion.

Eunice Anderson

Eunice Anderson left a positive review 9/15/2014

This couple's open and honest documented account of raising their son forces us to see that there is yet work to be done.

Thea Jones

Thea Jones left a positive review 9/11/2014

Marc Leepson's presentation was excellent - what a wonderful way for us to start our celebration of this Star-Spangled Banner weekend! We learned lots of very interesting information about Francis (Frank) Scott Key and his family and his Baltimore connections! Thanks to the Enoch Pratt Library for bringing this timely presentation to Baltimore!

Kathie Sweeney

Kathie Sweeney left a positive review 9/11/2014

Marc Leepson was a good speaker and the evening was both enjoyable and informative.

Nobuko Komura

Nobuko Komura left a positive review 9/8/2014

It was a great class: the instructors were friendly and helpful, pc was well maintained and worked smoothly, and the location was so convenient.

Patricia Sharp

Patricia Sharp left a positive review 8/30/2014

The instructor gave clear instructions and paced the class just right--not too fast and not too slow. There was a second instructor available to give individual help. Compared to other EXCEL courses I've taken, this was the best. I left feeling confident that I could use EXCEL on my own.

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Sally Carew

Sally Carew left a positive review 8/13/2014

I learnt a lot. Interesting
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Sally Carew

Sally Carew left a positive review 12/3/2013

I enjoyed every moment .

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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, 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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