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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... 5/29

Exhibits

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

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 5/29 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 5/29 11:30am

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

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

Exhibit: The Amazing Race: The Atlantic Slave... 5/30

Exhibits

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

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 5/30 10:15am

Story Time

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

Recent Events

Toddler Jumps 5/28/2015

Internet Searching 5/28/2015

Preschool Leaps 5/27/2015

Recent Activity

Stephanie

Stephanie left a positive review 5/28/2015

As always my boys had a wonderful time. This event will be our weekly outing to the library. It's great for getting my boys to socialize with others their age.

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 5/13/2015

Pleasantly surprising and unique.

Dawn Henriques

Dawn Henriques left a positive review 5/14/2015

I liked it very much but wished I had more time to get into some more in depth skills.

Dawn Henriques

Dawn Henriques left a positive review 5/13/2015

I liked the course(s). I took part I & II. I wish we could have had more time to get into some more in depth things like mail merges, graphs and a host of things that a person needs to do in the workplace today.

Colette Mallon

Colette Mallon left a positive review 5/3/2015

it was very entertaining and informative. I learned a lot about Cuban life that I was not aware of.

Gerri Gray

Gerri Gray left a positive review 4/30/2015

I have been to see The Amazing Race twice. I took some family members the second time. It is one of the most exciting art exhibits I have seen in a long time. The creativity of using the book as object to tell the story of the Middle Passage is amazing and wonderful. I wish this were a permanent exhibit at the Pratt. At the least, I wish this were going to be there until December 31 and that it would get more publicity. I hope all the art students in the city, particularly MICA and High School for the Arts students, have seen it.

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 4/22/2015

I thought Ms. Ceesay was very inspiring

Kimberly

Kimberly left a positive review 4/16/2015

It was pretty amazing. My son and I loved it. The activities were very well put together. My son was interacting with the children like he knew them. He was entertained with each and every place they had went into.

Xiangyu Zhu

Xiangyu Zhu left a positive review 4/11/2015

Very nice party, both the kids and I love it

Gregory Patterson

Gregory Patterson left a positive review 3/25/2015

Very inspiring.

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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, 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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