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Book Chat with Pratt

Not sure what your next book will be? Chat live with Pratt staff, or a special guest, for book recommendations on Facebook Live.


June 9, Poetry Rx with Dr. Norman Rosenthal. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rosenthal about his new book, Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life (G&D Media, May 4, 2021). Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School and was the psychiatrist who first described seasonal affective disorder and pioneered the use of light in its treatment during his 20 years at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has researched other innovative psychiatric treatments and is the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation and the national bestseller Super Mind.  He currently maintains a private clinical and coaching practice in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. His work has earned him national and international attention in the world of psychiatry and psychology, as well as in the media.

June 30, Sisters in Crime Craft Mysteries Panel. Local authors and members of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Mary Ellen Hughes, Libby Klein & Grace Topping, will discuss "crafty" mysteries.  The panel will be moderated by Cathy Wiley.

July 21, Caribbean Escape: A little bit of sun, a dollop of fun, a trip across the seas and oceans as we explore the Caribbean diaspora. Join Caribbean Lit Book Club host Ann Marie Harvey of the Clifton Branch and Julie Johnson of the Roland Park Branch for a round up of the books we've read for our book group. Perhaps we can tempt you to join us on our next "trip"! 

August 4, Book Chat with Pratt: Celebrating Black Business Month with Ny Chamberlain
Listen to Miss Ny's fascinating story of leaving the corporate world behind to pursue the dream of building her own business along with the challenges she faced during the pandemic while learning  about Pratt Business Resources to start or grow your own business.

August 11, August is Black Business Month! Join Pratt's Business and Nonprofit librarians to chat about new business books and learn about nonprofit organizations working in Baltimore to support the Black business community. 

Dial-In Information

The conversation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page and YouTube page. It can be watched after the broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube. Click here for the Facebook Live video library.

Wednesday, August 4 at 3:00pm

More dates through August 11, 2021

Virtual Event
Event Type

Book Discussions, Virtual Event, Summer Break Baltimore

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Book Discussion

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Kelly Nobles

Kelly Nobles left a positive review 7/21/2020

It was fun! Thank you for hosting the program.

Charles Henry

Charles Henry left a positive review 7/21/2020

I really enjoyed it. Never gave much thought to graphic novels but after the presentation I might add that genre to my reading list.