A Beautiful Afternoon at the 90th Annual MayMart Celebration

On Saturday May 12, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School hosted its 90th Annual MayMart Celebration. The sunny weather was perfect for the event that included bounce houses, carnival games, good food, and great performances from student musical and dance groups.
Teen Librarian Alex Lawson talked about Pratt Library’s upcoming programs and signed people up for library cards at the event. Information about Summer Challenge (for all ages, starting June 13th!) was popular with parents who want to help their children avoid the summer slide. Adults were interested to hear about the Roland Park Branch’s summer film series, and a lot of students were excited to see their librarian at school on a Saturday.
In addition to all of that, eight people left MayMart with new library cards. Do you have a library card? If you don’t, that’s okay! You can start the process online or sign up at one of the 22 Pratt Library locations.

Tasty & Captivating Night with Author Sujata Massey

Writers LIVE! – Sujata Massey at the Roland Park Branch

On Saturday, May 12, Roland Park resident and award-winning writer Sujata Massey wowed a packed room at the Roland Park Branch. Forty people delighted in her presentation about her most recent book, The Widows of Malabar Hill, the first in a new series set in 1920s India.  Sujata showed slides of research trips to India for her new Perveen Mistry series as well as some tantalizing tidbits for book two, due out next year.  

The program got rave reviews with one attendee saying, “Great program!  Sujata is a fascinating, captivating speaker and author.  I loved the Rei Shimura series and I look forward to reading her new series.” Another mentioned, “Sujata is completely charming.  I loved her book and am inspired to read more by her.”

Tasty treats were provided by local Indian restaurant Namaste Baltimore.  Sujata even brought her homemade traditional Parsi biscuits for everyone.

Fans lined up afterward to buy a signed copy at The Ivy Bookshop’s table.


You can check out more titles by Sujata Massey at the Pratt Library. Just click on the cover!



Love Game of Thrones? We Have a Read for You This Holiday Weekend

Hooked on Game of Thrones? George R.R. Martin’s novella Nightflyers is about to be a new TV series. You can check out the book first at the Pratt.

New Fiction Titles


For a complete list of new FICTION titles, click here

For a complete list of new MYSTERY titles, click here

For a complete list of new SCIFI & FANTASY titles, click here

New Nonfiction Titles

For a complete list of new NONFICTION titles, click here

New Children’s Titles

For a complete list of new CHILDREN’S titles, click here

Stay tuned tomorrow for new Young Adult titles, Graphic novels, and digital downloads.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Guide 4

Happy Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month!  Over the next few weeks we will be posting about texts you can check out from the Humanities and Fine Arts Departments at Central Library. For more information about the month please click here.

Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders this month by learning about their contributions to music, visual arts, and fashion. Within the guide you will find some authors who are Asian-Canadian. We decided to expand to include such authors because there are so many countries and cultures included within the term “Asian,” and Canada and the US are both part of North America. Check out the poetry titles here, theatre and comedy titles here, and comics and graphic novels here

 Click on a cover to reserve your copy today!



Visual Arts

Religion, Literature, and Memoir

Have you checked out one of these titles? If so, let us know on social media and tag it #atthepratt.