Sunday, August 13, 2017


Enoch Pratt Free Library

Welcome new Pratt CEO Heidi Daniel

Heidi Daniel
This summer, Heidi Daniel joins the Pratt Library as the new President & CEO. Daniel moves to Baltimore from Youngstown, OH where she served as Library Director for five years. "My passion for public libraries led me to seek the job at the Pratt," says Daniel. "It is one of the crown jewels of public libraries in the country, and I believe it is an integral part in the future success of Baltimore."
Learn more about Heidi here.

Celebrating the Poetry Contest Finalists

August poets
Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm
Poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis reads in the company of the 2017 Pratt Library/Poet Lore Poetry Contest winner Stephen Zerance, and finalists James Carroll, Dewey N. Fox and Robert Schreur.

Rescheduled: Devin Allen's A Beautiful Ghetto

Devin Allen

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen speaks about his new book, A Beautiful Ghetto, detailing the 2015 uprising in Baltimore in stunning black and white photos
Pennsylvania Ave. Branch
RESCHEDULED: Saturday, August 26, 12pm

"Radiant Child" Art Workshops

Radiant Child

For ages 7-12. Collaborative collage making and experimentation in art materials inspired by Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. Presented in partnership with StARTS from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Cherry Hill Branch
Tuesdays through August 15, 4pm

Pennsylvania Ave Branch
Wednesday through August 16, 3pm

Walbrook Branch
Thursdays through August 17, 3pm

Clifton Branch
Fridays through August 18, 3pm

#Popscope Public Astronomy Nights


"Pop up" telescope astronomy nights at your local library

Central Library,
Friday, August 18, 8pm

Govans Branch,
Tuesday, August 15, 8pm

We offer dozens of free events and classes each month. Check the Pratt Calendar for more!