Get Ready to Party at the Central Grand Reopening

After three years, we are happy to announce the completion of the renovation of the Central Library. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a free Block Party and Open House!

If you are in the Baltimore area make sure to stop by the Central Library on Saturday, September 14 from noon to 4pm.

For a full list of events, please check out the schedule here.

You’re in store for a jam-packed day of fun. Here’s what you can look forward to….

Laura Lippman and Sujuta Massey

Author Talks
Don’t miss these exciting conversations featuring acclaimed authors with strong ties to Baltimore.

  • Laura Lippman in conversation with Sujuta Massey
  • Kondwani Fidel and Chris Wilson, moderated by D. Watkins

Giveaways and Prizes
Interested in Pratt swag? Make sure to stop by early to pick up one of our giveaways. You even have a chance at winning a prize when you take the virtual tour.

Speaking of a virtual tour…
Come and learn about the history and the future of the Pratt with our virtual tour. There will be ten stops around the Central Library. Download the app CampusAR and start exploring the magic of augmented reality!

A1 Chops

Live Music and Performances
You can’t have a party without music! Here’s a few of the performers lined up.

  • Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women Step Team
  • A1 Chops
  • Morgan State University Choir
  • Nico Sarbanes
123 Andrés

Free Family Fun
Kids activities will be held all day. Don’t miss out on…

  • 123 Andrés
  • Black Cherry Puppet Theater
  • National Aquarium
  • Face painting