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July 30 - August 5, 2015

Thursday, July 30

One-on-One Job Seeker Appointments

One-on-One Job Seeker Appointments 10:00am

Jobs and Careers

Get help with on-line applications, your resume, cover letter, or other job-related tasks. Call 410-396-0399 to make an appointment.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Six-Week Summer Computer Camp for Kids

Six-Week Summer Computer Camp for Kids 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn the basic components of the computer; develop writing skills using Microsoft Word 2010. Use interactive programs and websites to...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:15am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Brooklyn Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Northwood Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Forest Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Herring Run Branch  
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa 11:00am

En Espanol

Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los niños (0-3 años) y los padres o cuidadores.

Southeast Anchor Library, Todos los jueves  
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa 11:00am

En Espanol

Canciones, rimas, cuentos, y juegos, para los niños (0-3 años) y los padres o cuidadores.

Brooklyn Branch, Todos los jueves  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Roland Park Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 11:15am

Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Central Library, Meyerhoff Children's Garden. Call 410-396-5402 to register groups of five or more.  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:30am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Northwood Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Forest Park Branch  
Aquarium on Wheels presents "It's Time to Go Home"

Aquarium on Wheels presents "It's Time to... 1:00pm

Summer Reading

Aquarium on Wheels presents the play "It's Time to Go Home." When a group of animals (invaders) move into the neighborhood, local animals start noticing some...

Herring Run Branch  
Futuremakers Presents Finger Beams!

Futuremakers Presents Finger Beams! 1:00pm

Summer Reading

Invent and wear illuminated finger beam makers! Use LED’s, batteries, and conductive materials to construct glowing devices, then take slow speed photos of...

Light Street Branch  
GSK Science in the Summer™: LOCATION CHANGE

GSK Science in the Summer™: LOCATION CHANGE 1:00pm

Summer Reading

This program had to be moved to the Roland Park branch due to the emergency closure of the Reisterstown Road branch. For more information, call...

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Open Minds Art Club: Summer Superheros

Open Minds Art Club: Summer Superheros 1:00pm

Arts and Crafts

This summer young artists create artwork inspired by superheroes! Open Minds participants will create works of art through collage, painting, fiber art and...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Wings & Things

Wings & Things 1:00pm

Summer Reading

Prepare for an in-depth look at raptors and other birds as we explore their natural history, conservation topics, and tell the "tales" of how each was...

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:30pm

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Roland Park Branch  
Knitting and Crochet Circle

Knitting and Crochet Circle 2:00pm

Arts and Crafts

Bring your ideas and expertise or your interest in learning. For beginners and experts alike. We will provide practice yarn to get you started, help you...

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Anime Club

Anime Club 3:30pm

Watch your favorite Anime characters on the big screen. Look at new anime, manga and graphic novels!

Southeast Anchor Library, Auditorium  
Film: Ouija

Film: Ouija 3:30pm

Films

A group of friends inadvertently stir a dark force while attempting to contact their late friend through a Ouija board. Do not miss this supernatural horror...

Herring Run Branch, Auditorium  
Future Makers

Future Makers 3:30pm

After School Activities

Learn about 3D design and printing. Learn how to find 3D design resources, and see a 3D printer in action.

Forest Park Branch  
Jamercise - Advanced

Jamercise - Advanced 5:15pm

Health and Fitness

Intense cardio, metabolic, and lateral training exercise, using dance moves and strength training.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Introduction to Google Drive (Google Sheets)

Introduction to Google Drive (Google Sheets) 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Part 2 - Course Content: Create a new spreadsheet and edit from your PC, phone or tablet. Access with or without an Internet connection. A Gmail account is...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Publisher 2010 – (Desktop Publishing)

Publisher 2010 – (Desktop Publishing) 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Create quick publications, calendars, newsletters, business and greeting cards. Learn to insert text, tables, WordArt, ClipArt, pictures, and AutoShapes in...

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training, 2nd floor  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 6:30pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi.

Govans Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 6:30pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hampden Branch  

Friday, July 31

SeniorTEC Computer Basics

SeniorTEC Computer Basics 10:00am

Computer Classes

For ages 55 and older - 5 Classes, 2 hours per class. Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills, create an email account, and learn basic word processing skills.

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training - 2nd Floor  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Central Library  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Cherry Hill Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Central Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Cherry Hill Branch  
Beads and Gimp

Beads and Gimp 2:00pm

Arts and Crafts

Create fun, usable items with plastic gimp and beads.

Clifton Branch  
Restyle and Upcycle

Restyle and Upcycle 2:00pm

Arts and Crafts

Don't throw that old favorite t-shirt away. Bring it to the library and learn how to give it a new life.

Clifton Branch  
Imagine Yourself a Hero

Imagine Yourself a Hero 3:00pm

Summer Reading

Hero stories followed by a drawing or writing activity about yourself as an everyday hero or superhero.

Hampden Branch  
LEGOvans Fridays

LEGOvans Fridays 3:30pm

After School Activities

Bring your imagination and create with LEGOs. Build something big, something small, something new or something tall.

Govans Branch  
HOOKED!

HOOKED! 4:00pm

After School Activities

Impress your friends with your handmade scarves, hats, and bracelets. Learn the basic stitches of crochet to make your own gift items for family and friends.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  

Saturday, August 1

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk 10:00am

Book Discussions

Read any good books lately? We provide the coffee, you provide the talk.

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Adult Department  
Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn about computer software and hardware, as well as how to use the mouse and keyboard. Learn about the components of a computer, common computer terms and...

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:15am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Central Library  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Govans Branch  
Drop Three Improv Workshop

Drop Three Improv Workshop 1:00pm

Come experience a fun workshop on improv and sketch comedy presented by Drop Three Improv.

Southeast Anchor Library, Auditorium  
Free Family Flicks - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Free Family Flicks - The Hobbit: The Battle of... 2:00pm

Films

The epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins. The dragon Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of...

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium  
Reading Tails

Reading Tails 2:00pm

Read Down Fines

Same great program, brand new name! Come read to a dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited. You pick the book and your furry friend! Registration is suggested, but...

Hamilton Branch  
Reading Tails

Reading Tails 2:00pm

Read Down Fines

Same great program, brand new name! Come read to a dog from Therapy Pets Unlimited. You pick the book and your furry friend! Registration is suggested, but...

Light Street Branch  
Family Movie: Big Hero 6

Family Movie: Big Hero 6 2:30pm

Films

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy...

Northwood Branch, Meeting Room  
Film: Jupiter Ascending

Film: Jupiter Ascending 2:30pm

Films

Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, an everyday girl in the future whose life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier (Channing Tatum) comes looking for...

Herring Run Branch, Auditorium  
Escape the Ordinary Rock-n-Roll

Escape the Ordinary Rock-n-Roll 3:00pm

Live Music

Former Pratt Librarian and guitarist Bob Burke plays guitar riffs and hits from three decades of classic rock.

Light Street Branch  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 11:00pm

Health and Fitness

Workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Herring Run Branch  

Monday, August 3

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Walbrook Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Washington Village Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:00am

Story Time

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Patterson Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Get Fit @ Your Library: Line Dancing Workout Group

Get Fit @ Your Library: Line Dancing Workout Group 12:00pm

Health and Fitness

Work out to popular line dances, hip-hop, jazz, soul, Caribbean and African rhythms.

Northwood Branch, Meeting room- ADA entrance on lower level  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 1:00pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Walbrook Branch  
Game Day

Game Day 3:00pm

Enjoy some of your favorite board and card games.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Let Off Some STEAM!

Let Off Some STEAM! 3:00pm

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of NASA’s Hubble Telescope with some fun activities that will get you thinking!

Southeast Anchor Library, Teen Department  
Video Game Dancing

Video Game Dancing 3:30pm

After School Activities

Test your dance moves with a variety of exciting dance video games.

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Film: Dracula Untold

Film: Dracula Untold 5:00pm

Films

Director Gary Shore revamps the mythos surrounding Vlad the Impaler in Dracula Year Zero, a Universal Pictures release from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Introduction to Google Drive (Docs & Calendar)

Introduction to Google Drive (Docs & Calendar) 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course Content: Part 1: Learn how to create basic documents in Google. Learn how to create calendars and share events online. Participants will practice...

Northwood Branch  
Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course Content: Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Learn to use the spelling and grammar feature, create bulleted...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Make it Mondays!

Make it Mondays! 6:00pm

Join us for paperfolding and origami for adults. No experience necessary.

Southeast Anchor Library, Second Floor  
Makerspace

Makerspace 6:00pm

After School Activities

A place for creation, innovation, and collaboration. Come make stuff!

Hamilton Branch  

Tuesday, August 4

Introduction to Google Drive (Docs & Calendar)

Introduction to Google Drive (Docs & Calendar) 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn how to create basic documents in Google. Learn how to create calendars and share events online. Participants will also practice using...

Northwood Branch  
Introduction to Google Drive (Docs & Calendar)

Introduction to Google Drive (Docs & Calendar) 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn how to create basic documents in Google. Learn how to create calendars and share events online. Participants will also practice using...

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training - 2nd Floor  
Six-Week Summer Computer Camp for Kids

Six-Week Summer Computer Camp for Kids 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn the basic components of the computer; develop writing skills using Microsoft Word 2010. Use interactive programs and websites to...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Wings & Things

Wings & Things 10:30am

Summer Reading

Prepare for an in-depth look at raptors and other birds as we explore their natural history, conservation topics, and tell the "tales" of how each was...

Brooklyn Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
STEM Starters: Density

STEM Starters: Density 11:00am

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through play and discovery. For children ages 3 to 5 attending with a caregiver. Program size is limited;...

Roland Park Branch  
One-on-one Job-Seeker Appointments

One-on-one Job-Seeker Appointments 12:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Get help with on-line applications, your resume, cover letters, or other job-related tasks. Stop by or call to make an appointment: 410-396-5317

Central Library, Job and Career Information Center  
Open Minds Art Club: Summer Superheros

Open Minds Art Club: Summer Superheros 1:00pm

Arts and Crafts

This summer young artists create artwork inspired by superheroes! Open Minds participants will create works of art through collage, painting, fiber art and...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Train Like A Hero

Train Like A Hero 1:00pm

Summer Reading

Show how fit you are by completing an obstacle course made for heroes. Receive a small prize for participation.

Orleans Street Branch, Meeting Room  
Futuremakers Presents Finger Beams!: LOCATION CHANGE

Futuremakers Presents Finger Beams!: LOCATION... 2:00pm

Summer Reading

This program had to be moved to the Roland Park branch due to the emergency closure of the Reisterstown Road branch. For more information, call...

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Bikeadelic!

Bikeadelic! 3:00pm

After School Activities

A fun filled 3-day event where we will decorate our bikes to earn special prizes, learn some basic bike repair skills and rules of the road, and enjoy a...

Southeast Anchor Library, Garden  
Bingo Tuesday

Bingo Tuesday 3:00pm

After School Activities

A game in which players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off five numbers...

Hamilton Branch, Meeting Room  
Crafternoons

Crafternoons 3:00pm

Summer Reading

Channel your creative powers and make hero-themed crafts!

Northwood Branch  
Chess Time

Chess Time 3:30pm

Bring your chess set with you or play with one of ours. Have fun with old and new friends while you strategize and learn to play the game of chess.

Govans Branch  
Video Game Sports

Video Game Sports 3:30pm

After School Activities

Compete with friends and test your skills with a variety of fun sports video games.

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Wii Gaming

Wii Gaming 3:30pm

Gaming

Enjoy a variety of Nintendo Wii games.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 5:00pm

Health and Fitness

Workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Herring Run Branch  
Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course Content: Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Learn to use the spelling and grammar feature, create bulleted...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  

Wednesday, August 5

Introduction to PowerPoint, Part I

Introduction to PowerPoint, Part I 10:00am

Computer Classes

Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. In the PowerPoint 2010 class, you will learn the basics of putting together a...

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:00am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Hamilton Branch  
Six-Week Summer Computer Camp for Kids

Six-Week Summer Computer Camp for Kids 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn the basic components of the computer; develop writing skills using Microsoft Word 2010. Use interactive programs and websites to...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:15am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Light Street Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:15am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Hampden Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Washington Village Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10:30am

Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Govans Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hamilton Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:15am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Light Street Branch  
Sue Trainor: Good Vibrations

Sue Trainor: Good Vibrations 11:15am

Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, rhythm, and movement with singer-songwriter Sue Trainor. For children with a caregiver.

Orleans Street Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 11:15am

Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:30am

An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their caregivers.

Patterson Park Branch  
Pam the Kindersinger

Pam the Kindersinger 11:30am

Story Time, Summer Reading

Join Pam and her puppet pal Rascal for songs, dancing, rhymes, and lots of interactive fun.

Patterson Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Govans Branch  
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 12:30pm

Computer Classes

This Advanced Excel course takes you beyond the basic spreadsheet; it will demonstrate how to use the advance filter, the sort feature, hide and unhide...

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training, 2nd flr.  
Summer Blowout Dance Partay!

Summer Blowout Dance Partay! 1:00pm

Let's dance! Let's boogie! Let's celebrate summer and move to the groove!

Southeast Anchor Library  
Vintage Hollywood: Roman Holiday

Vintage Hollywood: Roman Holiday 1:00pm

Films

Enjoy a series of classic films, A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Reisterstown Road Branch, Large Meeting Room  
Family Movie Matinee: Big Hero 6

Family Movie Matinee: Big Hero 6 2:30pm

Films

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action...

Herring Run Branch, Auditorium  
One-on-One Job Seeker Appointments

One-on-One Job Seeker Appointments 3:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Get help with on-line applications, your resume, cover letters, or other job-related tasks. Call 410-396-0399 to make an appointment.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Teen Flicks: BATMAN - ASSAULT ON ARKHAM

Teen Flicks: BATMAN - ASSAULT ON ARKHAM 3:30pm

Films

Batman (voice of Kevin Conroy) does battle with a rogue's gallery of his most formidable enemies in this DC Comics adventure set in the Arkham universe....

Southeast Anchor Library, Auditorium  
Anime Club

Anime Club 4:00pm

Films, Book Discussions

Come watch your favorite Anime characters and discover new ones. Plus meet people who share your love of Anime.

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Meeting room  
Anime and Beyond

Anime and Beyond 5:00pm

Watch Anime on the big screen. Discuss manga and graphic novels. Enjoy drawing characters and scenes.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
One-on-one Job-Seeker Appointments

One-on-one Job-Seeker Appointments 5:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Get help with on-line applications, your resume, cover letters, or other job-related tasks. Stop by or call to make an appointment: 410-396-5317

Central Library, Job and Career Information Center  
Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course Content: Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Learn to use the spelling and grammar feature, create bulleted...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Hooked On Yarn

Hooked On Yarn 6:00pm

Crocheters meet to learn and to share patterns and techniques. Presented by the 4H Club. Note: Experienced crocheters wanted to aid and inspire beginners,...

Forest Park Branch  
Poems by Heart

Poems by Heart 6:30pm

Poetry

Share a poem you love at one of these friendly gatherings, hosted by librarians. Extra kudos and mental benefits go to those who perform from memory, but...

Central Library, Poe Room  

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