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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

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition -- 50 Years, Works, Reasons

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition -- 50... 10/30

Exhibits

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are (2013), Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition is a retrospective of original works by the...

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

Pratt 5x3: Teresa Duggan, Patrick Joust, Lynne... 10/30 10:00am

Exhibits

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

Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10/30 11:15am

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

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition -- 50 Years, Works, Reasons

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition -- 50... 10/31

Exhibits

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are (2013), Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition is a retrospective of original works by the...

Medicaid Sign-Up

Medicaid Sign-Up 10/31 10:00am

Health and Fitness

Navigators from HealthCare Access Maryland are available to assist with Medicaid sign-up on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Recent Events

Preschool Leaps 10/29/2014

Recent Activity

Patricia Simms

Patricia Simms left a positive review 10/11/2014

The instructor was great. The second time I've taken the class, this time I got it.

Patricia Simms

Patricia Simms left a positive review 10/25/2014

Great class.

Kenisha

Kenisha left a positive review 10/11/2014

This was the first time I went to a book festival. I went to a lady that was selling her book of poetry, I'm a poet myself so I was interested in reading some of her work.

Kenisha

Kenisha left a positive review 10/25/2014

I've heard a lot about Google Drive, but I'm never really used it. I created a Gmail account and I learned how to navigate Google Drive. I didn't know that it was like a flash drive that you could save on your email address if you didn't have one. I also learned that it had Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on there to help you create documents, slideshows and spreadsheet without having the actual software on the email or if you didn't have it already installed on your computer you can still use it. I didn't like that your work that you create on your email is public in a cloud that everyone can see. Google Drive is beneficial if you're working on a school project or if you're using it for work. Overall, the class was good!

Vince Del Gavio

Vince Del Gavio left a positive review 10/18/2014

Lived in Baltimore my entire life, I had never been to the Enoch Pratt Library. Wonderful exihibit.

Barbara Mitchell

Barbara Mitchell left a positive review 10/11/2014

Great class! The class was more informative than the course I took at the community college. The instructor did a wonderful job of explaining the session. Kate was very helpful too...I am looking forward to Excel part 2.

Ann Feild

Ann Feild left a positive review 10/9/2014

Mr. Chamberlin gave moving readings of his true-to-life short pieces, peppered with humor and wit.
His writing is evocative of a past steeped in the mysteries and revelations of ordinary life.
He has some extraordinary experiences to relate, though, and I look forward to reading more of his work.

Tim Ward Baltimore Poet-Writer

Tim Ward Baltimore Poet-Writer left a positive review 10/8/2014

Shayleen, Kim & Marc provided their usual extra quality environment and assistance and the guests were of the type that gives confidence and assurance that I shall keep coming to future events. Tim ward

Crystal

Crystal left a positive review 10/4/2014

This was a very informative course. I learned more than I expected. I am grateful for all of the information that was provided.

Jennifer Downs

Jennifer Downs left a positive review 10/4/2014

The workshop was very well presented, clear and concise. I found it very helpful. I came in with little knowledge and no experience of crowdfunding and now I feel that I know what to do and how to go about it. It was very clear that preparation and follow through are critical. I will follow up with Ms Hypki to learn more.

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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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