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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. 

This location is wheelchair accessible.Accessibility icon

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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

Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 9/2 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Poems by Heart

Poems by Heart 9/2 6:30pm

Poetry

Share a poem you love at one of these friendly gatherings, hosted by librarians. Extra kudos and mental benefits go to those who perform from memory, but...

Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 9/3 11:15am

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

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 9/4 10:30am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 9/4 11:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Recent Events

Preschool Leaps 8/22/2015

Recent Activity

Stephanie Rich

Stephanie Rich left a positive review 8/12/2015

Miko Branch is so rare and exceptional. She is human. She i honest and caring, she cared about the responses and messages she gave. Miko spoke of Titi with love and life, she was present with us...The gift I received was an unexpected treasure, the time in the presence of Miko...hearing the journey with Titi...and their love....inspiring.

Karen Holmes

Karen Holmes left a positive review 7/22/2015

Aryn was great, a lot of information, but I learned some great stuff

Davidson Hernicia

Davidson Hernicia left a positive review 6/20/2015

+Very Enlightening

Davidson Hernicia

Davidson Hernicia left a positive review 6/27/2015

Very Informative

Drew Brown

Drew Brown left a positive review 7/18/2015

Well moderated, good sharing airtime.

L B

L B left a positive review 6/24/2015

very enjoyable; funny & thought-provoking. excellent speaker. loved the poe room also; a beautiful space

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.

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

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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, 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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