The Top 5 Pratt Videos You Should Be Watching

by Vianey Becerra

Baltimore, we miss you. While we have all been practicing social distancing guidelines, the Pratt staff has continued creating educational and entertaining videos just for you. In addition to our daily schedule of virtual programs, we’ve rounded up a list of the Pratt’s Top 5 Videos that you can find on our Facebook page. 

So if you’re looking for DIY tutorials, activities to do with your children or by yourself while you stay at home, take a look at these videos and make sure to follow us on Facebook @theprattlibrary.

#1 Video: Baltimore We Are Here For You

Our doors might still be closed, but our resources have never stopped. Our e-Library has a collection of eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, movies, and more. With 8 locations available for Sidewalk Service, you can check out and pick up books and other materials contact-free simply by making an appointment. Don’t feel comfortable stepping out of the house just yet? You can also have books mailed to you using our Books by Mail service. If you’re looking to access the internet, we also offer free drive-in WIFI at 8 Pratt branch locations.

#2: Hula Storytime with Miss Ryan and Kane

Even though we celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, you can still hear Miss Ryan and Kane play the ukulele, learn how to say words in Hawaiian, and read along with them to “Up in the Hawaiian Sky,” by Lavonne Leong.

#3 Virtual Genealogy Circle: Family Myth Busting

Uncover the secrets in your family tree, using genealogical methods with the help of Julianne Mangin. Ms. Mangin is a writer, researcher, family historian, and a former Librarian and website designer at the Library of Congress. In this video, she discusses her mother’s French-Canadian ancestors, several of whom were mentally ill and committed to a state hospital. Don’t miss our tutorials or weekly genealogy series, The Next Step, available now on our Facebook.

#4 How to Hula with Miss Ryan & Miss Kelly

No beach? No problem! Learn some basic hula dancing steps with Pratt Children’s Librarians Ryan and Kelli and dance along to a Hawaiian song. 

#5: Tuesdays @ Two feat. Dariusz Skoraczewski & Marcia McHugh

Watch this mini-concert for cello & flute performed by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians Dariusz Skoraczewski & Marcia McHugh. Make sure to tune in every Tuesday for live music performances from local musicians. 

If you’re looking for more videos like this, follow us on Facebook and check out all of our upcoming programming. You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and  Youtube.