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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.

Events

Monday, April 27

Virtual Baltimore Center Stage Mobile Unit Tour 2020: Where We Stand

This brand-new fable of penance is filled with humor, heart, and music. When a town is running low on compassion and a man is stripped of companionship, just...

Virtual Event
Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

Maryland During Covid-19: Stories From Baltimore Teens

During these homebound weeks in Baltimore, we have a unique opportunity to share, learn, and communicate how different generations respond to this ongoing...

9am
Virtual Event
 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.

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Create your own poem; no writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of...

Mindful Meditation

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

National Poetry Month: Community PoeTree

Stop in during the month of April and add a poem to our Community PoeTree. Family friendly activity.

Test for Success

Take online tests that evaluate your understanding of computer concepts. Learn test-taking tips to reduce anxiety and build confidence. Search and watch...

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...

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...

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Show off your knowledge of current events and research skills. Complete our weekly news quiz to win a prize!

Mindfulness Meditation

Hit the pause button on stress and join us every Monday for a short, guided meditation practice seated on chairs. We'll explore breathwork, gratitude, and...

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.

Channel Me Media: Visual Art & Journalism

Join Media Rhythm Institute ONLINE for Channel Me Media! Teens in grades 8-12 will learn how to tell their story through podcasting, create music videos,...

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,...

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

Crazy 8s Math Club / Loco 8s club de matemáticas

Crazy 8s is a nationwide after-school math club. With Crazy 8s kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet...

Paint Your Own Wonder

Listen to the story Everywhere Wonder by Matthew Swanson, then head outside with a canvas and paint some of the wonders of our neighborhood as part of the...

Teen Gaming at Clifton

On the last monday of every month, we will be hosting Gaming program using Playstation 4. Come out o Clifton and enjoy an afternoon of Gaming with friends.

iRhyme: Music Composition & Recording for Teens

Join Media Rhythm Institute ONLINE for iRhyme! iRhyme is a reading literacy program that uses HipHop to encourage entrepreneurship, & interest in STEM....

Teen Book Discussion

Share what you have been reading at the Govans Branch.

Canton Crafternoon

Drop in for crafts and open art play.

Ceramics Program

Decorate and show off your uniquely designed plate or cup. Registration is required: please call 410-396-0970. Children ages 9-12 and their favorite adult.

STEM STEAM gears

Join us every Monday and Thursday for a STEM activity that you can do from home! Activities will be posted on our Facebook account.

4pm
Virtual Event
STEM STEAM gears

Teens are invited to explore a virtual world, wield lightsabers, and face their fears with our Oculus Quest and Playstation VR systems.

Adult Book Café

This event has been cancelled. Enjoy coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and discuss any book you choose. Share your favorite titles, and receive new...

chess game strategy

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

Monday Movie: Joker

Synopsis Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit...

Career Building Clinic: Writing a Resume/Job Search

Participants will learn the most effective way to create basic resumes using online resources and the importance of a cover letter. Participates will start...

board games

Join us in a relaxing hour of games and competition at the Clifton Branch on Monday evenings

Microsoft Excel 2016

Learn your way around the Excel 2010 spreadsheet. Discussion will include: select, format cells, worksheets, and rows/columns. Learn everyday tasks such as...

Microsoft Wrod 2016 (Designing Programs, Fliers & Brochures)

In this workshop learners will design a variety of publications: a flier advertising an event; a program outlining date, times, and details of an event; and...

Count Completed Census 2020 Party

Join us for an informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program also celebrates the completion of the 2020...

Hamilton Book Club

Please join us as we discuss Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. Light refreshments will be served.

Karaoke Night

Tired of the same ol' song and dance of the work day? Come enjoy some fun at the library and sing some classic music of your choosing!

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Join in Google Hangouts: meet.google.com/ahs-royk-jiu A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short...

6pm
Virtual Event
Authorized image provided by Maryland Public Television

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle and...

Writers Read

Members of the Light Street Writers Exchange present an evening of poetry, ficition and nonfiction.

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...

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...

photo credit Jacqui J. Sze

In a visually-rich and upbeat presentation, Bea Johnson shares her tribulations and secrets to achieving Zero Waste. She covers the importance of applying...

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