Pratt Insiders


Throughout the year, the Insiders are invited to join us for events at the Library and around the city that highlight the unique work of the Library and provide special opportunities to engage with Baltimore’s thought-leaders.

Past events include Wine & Words with President and CEO Heidi Daniel, a special behind-the-scenes brunch at Clavel, a sneak peak at the Pendry Hotel with interior designer Patrick Sutton, and an intimate dinner with award-winning YA author Nic Stone.

Central Library balcony clock

There’s no better time to join the Pratt Insiders!

Brown Lecture Series: Colson Whitehead

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7 PM

The Nickel Boys

Pratt Insiders are invited to join us for the public program with Pulitzer prize-winner Colson Whitehead. Whitehead returns to Central Hall to discuss his newest book, The Nickel Boys. His previous book, The Underground Railroad, is set to be adapted into an Amazon original series. Reserved seating will be available.

8 PM
All Pratt Insiders members are invited to join us for a private dessert reception and book signing with Whitehead following the public program.

Private Pratt Insiders Event with Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

Wednesday, December 4, 2020
6 PM

Join the Pratt Insiders for a private event with award-winning YA author Jason Reynolds! Reynolds’ book, Long Way Down, was selected as the second young adult novel for One Book Baltimore, a city-wide initiative that provides opportunities for 7th and 8th graders to connect with each other, their families, and communities through reading the same book. Middle-school aged children and older are welcome to attend!

Hackerman Foundation Best & Next Series: Amanda Lucidon

Chasing Light book cover

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6 PM

Pratt Insiders are invited to join us for a special reception with Obama White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon. Lucidon will share stories from her time in the White House during the Obama administration and how she captured iconic images of First Lady Michelle Obama for her book, Chasing Light.

Wine & Words

wine and books

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
6 PM

Kick off your summer with this can’t miss event! Pratt Insiders members are invited to join Pratt CEO Heidi Daniel as she shares some of her favorite recent reads paired with specially selected wines. You might even take home a book or a bottle!

About Us

This affinity group bridges our Pratt Contemporaries and Pratt Society membership circles and offers unique, stimulating, and engaging programs and special events that suit a busy lifestyle.
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