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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.


Saturday, February 22

Chasing Light: Photographs by Amanda Lucidon

In celebration of Black History Month and the Hackerman Foundation Best & Next Series, a selection of Amanda Lucidon's photography is on exhibit February 11...

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...

Undesign the Redline: Exhibit

UNDESIGN THE REDLINE is a framework for unearthing our most deep, systemic and entangled crises. This interactive exhibit, workshop series and curriculum...

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.

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Free! No Registration Required. Join over 20 Business & Nonprofit organizations for information resources and presentations on the following topics: The...

Learn from a Master Gardener: Container Gardening

Anything can be grown in a container from a violet to fig tree once you learn the basics. Urban living can be challenging for budding gardeners who want to...

Learn from a Master Gardener: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Do you long to have fresh vegetables on your dinner plate from your own garden or flowers you just cut to put on a table to brighten your home. Whether your...

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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...

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 & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga will help improve flexibility, strength, balance and focus. Enjoy the many benefits of yoga without sitting or lying on the floor. Session led...

Painting with Alcohol Ink: Intermediate Workshop

This workshop is the next step in developing your alcohol ink talents. Completion of the Introduction to Alcohol Ink Painting is a prerequisite to...

The Building Blocks of the Grant Budget: An Overview

Presented by Amy Bernstein, Intellectual Warehouse. We will discuss: The basic components of a project budget including income and expensesHow to estimate...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Come early or stay after for playtime. For families...

Intergenerational Grandpa and Grandma

Spend some time with grandparents and color in different patterns and facial images. Complimentary hot cocoa will be provided.

Meet the Author:  Antero Pietila, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

Antero Pietila's thirty-five years with The Baltimore Sun included coverage of the city's neighborhoods, politics and government. He also served seven years...

The Life of Harriet Tubman

To celebrate Black History Month, reenactor Gina Lee will share the story of Harriet Tubman's life, her Underground Railroad experience, her achievements and...

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Work out to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Knot Just Knitting

Join a yarn crafters group. Beginners are welcome as you start your journey!


Not all startups have the luxury of getting funders and investors right off the bat–sometimes it takes bootstrapping it out of your own pocket. Teara Booker,...

Frozen Dress-Up Crafts

Make a crown or antlers to wear around town or to the movie at 2 pm.

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Join our monthly book club as people of all ages read and discuss books on social justice. Then, of course, we’ll do fun, book-specific projects afterwards!...

Your Life Well Written Workshop

Join Certified "Guided Autobiography" instructor Karen Bovie to begin your journey into autobiography and memoir through this series of classes. Recall and...

Edmondson Avenue Book Club

Join us to discuss City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Film: Race

Celebrating African American History Synopsis Legendary black Olympian Jesse Owens competes in track and field at the 1936 Games in Nazi Germany, despite...

Films @ Central: Frozen Sing-along

Come sing those winter blues away! Join us as we screen the Disney film Frozen and sing-along with all your favorite songs! Dressing up as your favorite...

Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Francis Harper: 19th Century Freedom Fighters

Among the list of prominent African American abolitionists, social reformers, and civil rights advocates are several figures with deep Maryland roots. Join...

Black History Month

Make your mark on Black History Month by creating print, video, or audio art using equipment in the Creation Station (maker space) and recording studio....

Painting at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch

A local artist leads step-by-step instruction as you create your very own masterpiece. All paint supplies will be provided by the library. Please register...

Ceasefire Mosaic Workshop

Create a mosaic for peace in a workshop presented by Sarah McCann. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. Call 410-396-1096 to register.

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