WBAL Hearst advertising campaign pixel

Events Calendar

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

Wednesday, June 17

Baltimore Backyard Bingo

Turtles and butterflies. Aphids and roses. Moles and...a Squash Vine Borer? Join us in tracking the wildlife in our yards and neighborhoods this...

Virtual Event
Button Maker for Pride/ botones de PRIDE (orgullo)

Stop by our craft table to make a custom pin back button. Wear your individuality on your sleeve!

handmade paper books

It's time for Summer Reading! This year's theme -- Imagine Your Story. Stop by anytime in June or July and craft your own handmade book, then fill it with...

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
Adult Summer Challenge Launch!

Summer Challenge isn't just for kids! Enjoy programs for adults all day, including: 2pm Live Music with the New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra Dial-In...

10am
Virtual Event
American Sign Language I, Class A

This goal of this 8-session course is to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. As an introductory level course...

10am
Virtual Event
Imagine Your Story : Teen Virtual Summer Camps!

*DUE TO COVID-19, Our Teen Summer Programs will be Online Only* Although the Summer Challenge dates are June 17 - August 12, 2020, some programs run outside...

10am
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016, Part I

Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Class participants will learn to use the spelling and grammar...

10am
Virtual Event
Library Tech at Keswick Wise & Well Center for Healthy Living

Bring your device and your Pratt library card to learn more about the services the Pratt Library offers to connect readers with eBooks, digital audiobooks,...

Pratt Teens on Discord!

Young Adult Services proudly presents a virtual space JUST FOR TEENS! If you are a teen and want to connect with other teens, come on over to Pratt Teens...

10am
Virtual Event
Young Adult Summer Challenge Launch!

It's summer time! Join teens from all over the city as we celebrate the beginning of Summer Challenge with activities all day in our Pratt Teens Discord...

10am
Virtual Event
Your Door to Adventure

Share your trip stories. Email at gvn@prattlibrary.org a photo of a recent trip you took along with a short description to be posted in the Govans Branch.

Google Docs & Calendar for Seniors

Learn to use Google’s online word processor, which allows you to create and format documents and work with other persons on the same document. Google...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and 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...

Microsoft Word 2016: Designing Brochures, Programs & Flyers

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...

Around the Americas with 123 Andrés!

Sing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words! During this program, children will “travel” around the...

11am
Virtual Event
yoga group stretching

Visit with the Baltimore City Health Department, Division of Aging and Care Services, which provides 22 programs through 3 divisions. These programs support...

Cell Phone Basics

Learn how to use your cell phone to access the library's digital resources. Learn how to download apps, take pictures, attach and upload pictures, open...

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 - Part 2

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required. Click a date below to register for a class; Mondays, June 15, June 22, 10:00 - 11:00...

11:30am
Virtual Event
Getting Started

In this 4-part series, 4 topics will be discussed: ABCs to the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Gmail Basics, and Introduction to Internet; upon completion of...

Noon Day Trivia: Name that Author Trivia!

Join us on Discord (Pratt Teens) as have some fun with Noon Day trivia! Can you name that author? Let's find out how good you are. Space is limited....

12pm
Virtual Event
Sit-N-Keep Healthy

Learn how to tone and strengthen your body through a variety of exercises. Session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga.

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,...

Get Interview Ready

Get prepared for your next job interview! Learn how to decode common interview questions, what to include in your responses, and how to prepare ahead of...

Introduction to Excel 2016, Part I

Learn your way around the Excel 2016 spreadsheet. Discussion will include: select, format cells, worksheets, and rows/columns. Learn everyday tasks such as...

1pm
Virtual Event
art child painting

Animation, crafting, and technology come together to help you tell your story with this program for ages 7 and up.

Workforce Wednesday

Join us each Wednesdays to learn about workforce topics in this 5-part series. May 27th: Job Search 101 June 3rd: Resume Building June 10th: How to Write...

2pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Excel 2016, Part 2

Learn your way around the Excel 2016 spreadsheet. Discussion will include: select, format cells, worksheets, and rows/columns. Learn everyday tasks such as...

2:30pm
Virtual Event
Book Chat with Pratt

Not sure what your next book will be? Chat live with Pratt staff for book recommendations on Crowdcast and Facebook Live. Schedule July 1: Tyler Williams...

3pm
Virtual Event
creative art abstract painting watercolor

A fun club for creative tweens to make crafts and other cool items.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Class participants will learn to use the spelling and grammar feature....

Kumihimo braiding/ haz un trenza de “kumihimo”

Traditional Japanese braiding is beautiful but not hard. Kids will make a 4-strand cord bracelet (a great gift for a special guy!) - and learn how to make...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Every first and third Wednesday of the month we will be doing simple Arts & Crafts event that will be fun and engaging for teens.

books stacked on library table

Let's get together and discuss the books we've been reading. Bring a friend!

3:10pm
Virtual Event
LEGO Club

Have fun building whatever LEGO creation you can imagine!

Crafternoon

Join us as we get together to make something new: May 6 - Votive Candle HolderMay 28 - XOXO Watercolor PaintingJune 4 - Pony Bead LizardJune 17 - Perler...

Karate at the Pratt!

Join us for 2 sessions of Karate! See details below: Karate: Discipline for Body and Mind Learn simple techniques for self-defense and sparring. Wear...

Take Pride: Stories in Sound

Create your personal masterpiece that tells your pride story through art with bright colors, sound in our state of the art recording studio or words through...

Toy Story

In this tale of two toys, cowboy Woody feels jealous when space ranger Buzz Lightyear joins the household. Rated G. 81 minutes.

yoga group stretching

An exercise program of dance to hot new music. Call 410-396-1168 to register.

Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to...

5pm
Virtual Event
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...

George M. Johnson on "All Boys Aren't Blue"

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New...

7pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, June 17

Suggest a Program

More from Pratt

July-August 2020 Compass preview

Download Compass, the printed news and events calendar:

July-August 2020 Compass

featuring highlights of the month ahead.

podcasts icon small Rspace
Listen to Podcasts