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All In-Person Pratt Library Events Cancelled, Virtual Events Now Available

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all Pratt Library locations are closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.

Virtual events are now available online! Browse our virtual events and attend online workshops, writers’ groups, and more from the comfort of your own home.


Monday, February 10

In Freedom's Name Exhibit

“In Freedom’s Name,” is an exhibition that commemorates the many contributions of African Americans in Maryland who have served in uniform as early as 1634...

Black History Month Fact Find

There will be facts throughout the Children's Department about exceptional black people who contributed to the world of Art, Science, Music, Activisim,...

Black History Month Trivia

It's Trivia Time. Take part in our Black History Month Trivia and be entered in for a weekly and grand prize.

Job and Career Help for Veterans

A specialist from Easterseals will be available to assist veterans who have questions or need guidance about jobs and careers.

Light Street Branch Customer Appreciation Day

It's National Library Lover's Month! Celebrate your support of the Light Street Branch. Enjoy snacks and giveaways throughout the day.

Mindful Meditation

Join us for a guided meditation session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please feel free to bring your own meditation mat.

Quilt Art

Create your own piece of textile art inspired by the rich history of African-American quilting.

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Come early or stay after for playtime. For babies from birth to first steps with a...

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Come early or stay after for playtime. For babies from birth to first steps with a...

Cancelled: Baby and Me Yoga Presented by Eclectic Soul Yoga

Baby and Me Yoga is cancelled February 10 through March 30. We apologize for the inconvenience. Help your baby to build confidence, reach movement...

Little Leaders Book Club

Each week, we’ll make art or explore STEM projects based on one person from the book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Monday, February 3: Alma...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Playtime follows. For ages 3-5 with a favorite adult. All...

Get Fit at Your Library: Line Dance Group

Learn new and old line dances while you workout to hip-hop, Caribbean, and African rhythms. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Lawyer in the Library

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid provide one-on-one legal services. Types of issues include: bankruptcy, child custody, divorce, expungement, foreclosure,...

Adulting 101

They don't teach you this in school! Want to know how to file your taxes, write a resume, change a tire, start a business, or look for an apartment? Join us...

Black History Month Trivia Days

Join us for challenging puzzles, games and trivia questions to celebrate the history of African Americans. Snacks and prizes provided.

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Do you have a National History Day project? We can help! Book a one-on-one appointment for yourself or your group to talk about your topic, review resources...

 Teen Creative Writing: Making A Zine

Stretch your creative writing muscles at the Govans Branch! To celebrate African-American History Month, we will be focusing our discussions and creations...


Join Media Rhythm Institute in the Teen Center at the Central library for iRhyme! iRhyme is a reading literacy program that uses HipHop to encourage...

CANCELED Adult Game Night

Join us to play classic board games or to try something new.

Card Making

Create a card for someone special for Valentine's Day.

board games

Fun games and fun prizes at the Clifton Branch.

chess game strategy

All skill levels are welcome to learn and to play chess.

Monday Movie: Semper Fi

Synopsis A by-the-book police officer who, along with his close-knit group of childhood friends, makes ends meet as a Marine Corps reservist. When his...

Small Business 101

The Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship is offering Business 101 to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners with methods to securing capital,...

Express Your Love: Alcohol Ink with April

Come and learn the art of blending with alcohol inks to create beautiful crafts. Registration required. Please call 410-396-0984 to register.

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

In this 6-session series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...


Develops and enhances (Touch Method) keyboarding skill sets. Apply skills learned to produce non-technical documents. Learn to identify and type different...

Gifts From the Garden

"Garden Journals" Keeping a garden journal avoids repeating mistakes and wasted time and space. Learn more about your garden with every observation and...

Hamilton Book Club

Join us as we discuss The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Light refreshments will be served.

writing signing paperwork forms

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, and creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are...

Monday Memories

Learn how to preserve memories in scrapbooks, cards, letters, and pictures.

Peabody at the Library

An informal classical music performance for all ages presented by student musicians from Peabody Conservatory.

Yoga for Everyone

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Bring your own yoga mat. Presented...

#Popscope Public Astronomy Night

#Popscope is an urban movement that aims to reconnect diverse communities to the night sky and to each other by hosting free, “pop-up” telescope astronomy...

Canton Reading Society

Read and discuss Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović.

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For families with children ages 2-5; siblings...

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