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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... 3/31

Exhibits

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 3/31

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...

Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation 3/31 10:30am

Let IRS-certified tax volunteers file your taxes for free. Eligibility requirements: Income under $53,000, and the return must be within the volunteer...

Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Shrinks: The Untold... 3/31 7:00pm

Writers LIVE!

In Shrinks, Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, shares the story of psychiatry's origins and the checkered history of useless or harmful treatments that made psychiatry...

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

Exhibit: The Amazing Race: The Atlantic Slave... 4/1

Exhibits

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

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Stephanie Lewis

Stephanie Lewis left a positive review 3/19/2015

For me, the parent, this was a great experience to get my twin boys out to socialize with other children. That being said, it did take my boys a while to warm up to the group. They are used to just playing with each other thats why this was such a hit with me. I will be bringing them back so they will further develope social skills.

Michael Falatico

Michael Falatico left a positive review 3/14/2015

An interesting film. It kind of reminds me of modern, ie. current politics, where the ruling class literally gets away with murder by covering up their protected clients.
Good film , inte4resting from beginning to end.

I was most disappointed by Marc's absence. I missed his background observations. Marc gives an interesting interpretation since he if such a great film buff and dare I say it, a film scholar.

Mildred

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

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

Roxanne posted a photo 2/12/2015

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 2/9/2015

Very informative

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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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