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

Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 5/4 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Call 410-396-5402 to register groups of 5 or more.

Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 5/5 11:15am

Story Time

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

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 5/6 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 5/6 11:30am

Story Time

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

Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers 5/7 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn about computer software and hardware, as well as how to use the mouse and keyboard. Learn about the components of a computer and common computer terms.

Recent Events

Career Clinic 5/2/2016

Preschool Leaps 4/30/2016

Recent Activity

Wilhelmina Burris

Wilhelmina Burris left a positive review 5/2/2016

I really enjoyed the help I received from staff at the library

Sharlimar Douglass

Sharlimar Douglass left a positive review 4/6/2016

James McBride did a lot of focused research on James Brown the musician. He likened James Brown's living and death to the experience of Black people in America. I especially liked his breaking down the musical patterns in James Brown's music and sharing the names of many others who helped him create different unique sound and movement. McBribe was very clear about the focus of the story he writes about James Brown. McBribe is hell bent on Brown receiving his props as a legend and man. He is not engaging spaces where James is not given due for his genius musical talent. He is passionate about the children of North Carolina receiving the 104 million dollars left to them by James Brown. James McBride gives Brown his proper respects.

Nick James

Nick James left a positive review 4/6/2016

Delightful writer experience. Informative and engaging, crowd was superb. Library employees did a poor job of getting microphones to some audience members who had great questions.

gunnar Fisher

gunnar Fisher left a review 3/30/2016

I am guessing "meh" means that it was between great and not good. The topic was either too limited or we just did not delve into it very deeply. I am sure Bob knows his stuff but he did not have much organization to his talk.

Gregory Hartzler-Miller

Gregory Hartzler-Miller left a positive review 4/29/2015

True story of a woman who practices what she preaches. She's the real deal.

Gregory Hartzler-Miller

Gregory Hartzler-Miller left a positive review 3/22/2016

Lively discussion of the social life and practical concerns involved in hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Kathy Harris

Kathy Harris left a positive review 3/8/2016

It was great!

Rhonda Hawkins

Rhonda Hawkins left a review 2/2/2016

I signed up or February 19,2016.

Mildred

Mildred left a positive review 4/1/2015

Informative.

Mildred

Mildred left a positive review 1/19/2016

It was not what I expected, but I enjoyed the lecture.

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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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