See Paul Butler Tonight at the Brown Lecture Series

Brown Lecture Series presents Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black Men

Wednesday, December 13, 6:30pm

Central Library African American Department

In his new book, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change.  A law professor at Georgetown University, Butler provides legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.  He is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, winner of the Harry Chapin Media Award.

The Brown Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Eddie C. and Sylvia Brown Foundation. 

Celebrate the Sounds of the Season with the Pratt Library

All December long, we’re celebrating the sounds of the season across our Pratt Library branches.  Come in to hear some holiday music.. and maybe even meet a special guest…

Govans Branch

Holiday Celebration featuring Friends School choir

Thursday, December 14, 6pm


Light Street Branch

Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 14, 6pm


Orleans Street Branch

New World Outreach Jazz Orchestra: Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 12, 6pm



Canton Branch

‘Tis the Season, Baltimore Children’s Choir

Thursday, December 21, 4:30pm




Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Pratt Library

Join Charles Dugger as he presents the principles of Kwanzaa at 15 Pratt locations throughout December. 

Kwanzaa begins December 26th and lasts until January 1st. The celebrated is center on seven guiding principles known as the Nguzo Saba:

  1. unity (in Swahili, umoja)
  2. self-determination (kujichagulia),
  3. collective work and responsibility (ujima),
  4. purpose (nia)
  5. creativity (kuumba)
  6. faith (imani)
  7. collective economics (ujamaa)