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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, May 4

Chalk the Walk Baltimore

We're inspired by the sidewalk chalk masterpieces we've seen all over the city! From May 1-10, go out and chalk the walk. Write encouraging words, draw...

Virtual Event
origami paper cranes

Stop by anytime in May and celebrate Asian / Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by exploring the ancient Japanese art of origami and crafting your own...

Superhero Height Chart / Tabla de altura de superhéroes

How do you measure up to your favorite superhero? Record your height on our superhero height chart in honor of Free Comic Book Day.

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
Weaving Fun

Join us the week of Cinco de Mayo during library hours and create your own weaved piece of art.

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.

Mindful Meditation

Join us for a guided meditation session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please bring your own meditation mat. There is no class on Monday, May 25.

PeaceFire for Ceasefire

Stop by during the week of May 4 - 9 and help us create PeaceFire at the Pratt, an art installation of banners, flags and posters in support of Baltimore...

Lawyer in the Library

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

writing signing paperwork forms

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,...

Manga Drawing Lessons

Learn how to draw manga-style drawings with the young adult staff of the Govans Branch.

STEM STEAM gears

Let Star Wars Day be our inspiration to create light-up greeting cards using copper foil circuits and LED lights. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Relax & Move: Mindful Movement, Meditation & Journaling

Teens (Grades 6-12) are invited to join us for our weekly virtual program. We will learn through yoga, meditation, breathing, and creative journaling;...

3pm
Virtual Event
Star Wars Day Origami

In honor of Star Wars Day, learn to fold Star Wars origami, inspired by the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger.

To Mom with Love

Create a special something to celebrate a special someone.

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....

Crafternoon: May the Fourth Be With You!

It's Star Wars Day! Join us to make a craft from a galaxy far, far away.

May the 4th be with You

Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates George Lucas' Star Wars. Enjoy crafts and other Star Wars themed activities.

Teen Lounge

Every other Monday, hang out at the library! Play games, meet new friends, and enjoy snacks.

Family STEM: Paper Party

Make your own paper---and assemble an artbot to decorate it.

Mother's Day Card

Make a beautiful Mother's Day Popup card for that special person in your life.

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.

chess game strategy

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

Kid Yoga

An interactive fitness storytime for the family that mixes classic fairytales and new stretching stories.

Monday Movie: 21 Bridges

Synopsis A demoted NYPD detective takes the lead on a city-wide manhunt in an effort to redeem himself. However, as he begins to uncover new clues, he...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and 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 and Computers 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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and 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...

Workplace Readiness Series

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to Excel 2016 – Part 1 and 2 and Introduction to...

Light Street Writers Exchange

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

6pm
Virtual Event
Mother & Daughter Paint Night

Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, Godmother, or a special female, please join us for an evening of creating artwork and making memories with your child. Children must...

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

#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...

#Popscope

#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...

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