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Location Closure Due to lack of air conditioning, the Herring Run Branch is closed until further notice and the Northwood Branch is closed on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Events

Friday, July 1

3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

Debate Board

Ms. Jackie wants to hear from YOU! Each week a new topic will be posted on the Debate board in the Teen Department. Tell us if you agree or disagree and why....

Soul of the Butterfly: Chicory Magazine & Baltimore's Black Arts Activism Exhibit

Can art be activism? Can a poem make a difference? In the 1960s, Black writers in Baltimore said, "yes" in the pages of Chicory, a poetry magazine published...

books stacked on library table

From May through the end of July, challenge your reading comfort zone with the help of a Book Bingo card. Complete a row on the bingo card to win a prize....

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Visit the Waverly branch to participate in an "All Things July"-themed scavenger hunt and win a Summer Survival Kit! These kits will be available at the...

Take & Make: Anime Club kits

Grab one of our Anime Club kits filled with crafts, games, recipes, and other activites inspired by our favorite animes! Every month has a different theme,...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. This take & make...

Take & Make: Govans Community Positivity Puzzle

Design a piece of the Govans Community Positivity Puzzle at home using your own materials. Share your message of kindness, hope, compassion or motivation to...

Take & Make: Jellyfish Suncatcher

Enjoy the summer sun and create a jellyfish suncatcher with hanging tendrils that blow in the wind. Study the weather while staying cool! This take & make...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Create your very own kaleidoscope, and learn about how light and refraction make your kaleidoscope work! This kit is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Your...

Take & Make: Make Some Noise!

It's time to groove out in the summer sun. Each kit comes with everything you need to make a noisemaker, a flute, and a mini banjo! Children under 5 should...

art child painting

Whip up a delectable delight that won't melt in the summer heat! Use paper, glue, and paint to design the ice cream cone of your dreams. This take & make...

Take & Make: Phys-kits

Physics is more than a heavy word, it is the way we interact with the world. Luckily, the world is full of wonder for us to explore! Join us as we experiment...

Take & Make: Stache Jar

Make a mustache piggy bank out of a jar and learn about saving money. This take and make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch from June 21 -...

Take & Make bag with a Pratt Library logo and paint splattered background

Stop in the Edmondson Village library for an Anime inspired box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. This month's raid box contains a...

Together We Are One!

Stop by and join in the fun as we celebrate our diverse heritage! Place sticky notes on the world map to show where your family is from, create your own...

Treasures from the Vault: Babylon to Baltimore

Treasures from the Vault: Babylon to Baltimore is an exhibit highlighting objects that represent different ways information has been captured and conveyed...

story time, librarian and children

Join us for a special storytime in the east square of Mt. Vernon Place! This family storytime for children ages birth-7 and their grown-ups will have you...

Flowers and Nature Sticker by Number

Keep your brain engaged with this beautiful and fun nature themed sticker-by-number art kit. This kit will be available at the Waverly Branch for pick up...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies and toddlers . For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome. This indoor program...

story time, librarian and children

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

An Ocean of Possibilities!

Presented by Turtle Dance Music. “Let’s Go surfing now! Everybody’s learning how! Come on and safari with me!” An Ocean of Possibilities! A Family Music,...

Design Your Future: 2022 Teen Summer @ the Pratt

Design Your Future: 2022 Teen Summer @ the Pratt For Baltimore city teens age 12-18. Design a road map to your future in this 5-week, hands-on program...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies and toddlers . For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome. This indoor program...

Rocket Windsock

Celebrate Independence Day by creating your own rocket windsock.

orange fireworks exploding in a palm shape on a blackened sky

Celebrate Independence Day by designing your own paper fireworks tube. Each participant will be given their own tube and lots of glittery goodness to...

Friday, July 1