Curl up with a Good Book this Fall

From First Lady Michelle Obama’s new book to a biography of Baltimore’s own John Waters, the Pratt has all your hot new titles.

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


It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

4 lucky new cardholders will win a big prize!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Your Pratt card can open doors to free information, free programming, and free opportunities.  This month, four people who sign-up for Pratt Library cards will win a coveted bag of Pratt swag, including a lunch bag, tumbler, mug, and more!

All you have to do is pop by any of the Pratt Library’s 22 locations. 

Fill out an application for a Library card.

You could be a big winner!

(You’ll win anyway— because now you have a Library card!!)

You’re Free to Bmore #atthepratt

It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

It is peak wedding season!  Every wonder how brides dressed throughout history?

Digital Maryland is home to the Historical Society of Baltimore’s historic wedding collection.  From dresses, to marriage licenses, and wedding bands, take a trip back to see what weddings used to be.  Here’s a few items from the collection.

Here’s the happy couple who tied the knot on January 14, 1920.

Elizabeth Zimmerer wed Michael Kahl at St. Joseph’s in Fullerton, MD.


Intricate details including an ornately painted boat with a  couple inside and flowered garlands mark this marriage license issued in 1883.


They’re not glass slippers. These bridal shoes date back to 1899.  They include a fabric decorative bow and pearl detail.


If you need more ideas for your big day, you can see more of the Historical Society of Baltimore’s wedding collection at Digital Maryland.