All branches open 6 days week. Central Library open 7 days.
Thanks to commitments from both the state and the city, the Pratt Library is expanding hours. Starting today, all 21 branches will be open 6 days a week. The Central Library will be open 7 days a week year-round. We’re so excited to offer more programming and access to our customers across the city of Baltimore. We’ll be expanding hours even more in 2018… so stay tuned!
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is proud to announce when the Central Library is fully renovated in 2019, we will be dedicating a room honoring Senator Barbara A. Mikulski. The room will be used for adult literacy and women’s leadership programs. It will include a display of historic artifacts from the Senator’s career in politics. Take a look at this video to see the wonderful partnership between the Senator and the Pratt.
Ever wonder what it was like to be in the United States Naval Academy in 1893? The latest collection on Digital Maryland gives you an inside look at Annapolis, capturing the life of both the institution and the cadets training there. From 1882 to 1902, the title “naval cadet” was used instead of “midshipman”.
The collection of 150 photographs was taken in 1893 by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952). Johnston, after her graduation from the Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute in 1883, trained at the Académie Julian in Paris and, upon return home to Washington, D.C. in the mid-1880s, studied photography and was trained in darkroom technique by Smithsonian Director of Photography Thomas Smillie, opening her own studio about 1890.
These photographs, which were taken early in her professional career, show the breadth of Johnson’s abilities as both a photojournalist and portrait photographer and an early interest in architectural photography.