Events

May 24 - 30, 2016

Tuesday, May 24

Classes for Homeschoolers

Classes for Homeschoolers 9:00am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Classes for homeschooled students (Pre-K - 8th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer and develop writing skills using Microsoft...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Career Building Clinic: Resume and Job Search Help

Career Building Clinic: Resume and Job Search Help 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course content: Learn how to create basic resumes using online resources; learn the importance of a cover letter; create your own resume and cover letter. A...

Northwood Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.: Job Readiness Program

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.:... 10:30am

Jobs and Careers

Free employment readiness, job search assistance and resume help. Orientation sessions on June 14, 2016 and August 9, 2016

Waverly Branch, Quiet Study Room  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Waverly Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization in Maryland

How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit... 1:00pm

Non-Profit Management and Fundraising Classes

This workshop is designed to help community leaders who are currently members of – or plan to start – a small nonprofit understand the legal and practical...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Lawyer in the Library: One-on-One Consultations

Lawyer in the Library: One-on-One Consultations 1:00pm

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid give one-on-one legal services.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Story Room  
Spanish for Seniors

Spanish for Seniors 1:00pm

En Espanol

Impress your friends with your ability to use conversational words and phrases in Spanish. We will practice pronunciation and also learn some grammar. We...

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book

Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book 3:00pm

Read Down Fines, After School Activities

Do you have a fine on your library card? Come to the library at 3 p.m. to listen to a book for 15 minutes and earn one Pratt buck toward your fines.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Department  
Keyboarding/Offce and Computer Applications

Keyboarding/Offce and Computer Applications 3:00pm

Computer Classes

A 15-session class; 2 hours per class Course content: Obtain the skills necessary to become an efficient and effective Administrative Assistant. Develop and...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Open Chess

Open Chess 3:00pm

Gaming

Drop-in and play -- beginners to advanced.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Chess Time

Chess Time 3:30pm

After School Activities

Learn and/or play chess with friends or others in the branch. Boards are provided.

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  
Chapter Book Chats

Chapter Book Chats 4:00pm

Book Discussions, After School Activities

Vote for your favorite chapter book to be read aloud.

Walbrook Branch, Meeting Room  
It's Game Time

It's Game Time 4:00pm

After School Activities, Gaming

Take some time to test your mind with a selection of board games and challenges.

Waverly Branch, Teen Makerspace  
Science for Kids

Science for Kids 4:00pm

STEM

Learn fun facts and demonstrate basic science principles through simple experiments and hands-on activities.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Fusion Art

Fusion Art 4:30pm

After School Activities, Arts and Crafts

Create designs with Perler beads and transform them into wearable art.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 5:00pm

Health and Fitness

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

Herring Run Branch  
Teen Movie - Gods of Egypt

Teen Movie - Gods of Egypt 5:00pm

Films

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set, the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt's throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and...

Orleans Street Branch  
Microsoft Word 2010 - Graphics

Microsoft Word 2010 - Graphics 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course content: Using Microsoft Word, learn to insert pictures, ClipArt, Shapes and SmartArt graphics. Use WordArt to insert decorative text in your...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training_Computer Lab  
Writers LIVE: Frank Deford, I'd Know That Voice Anywhere: My Favorite NPR Commentaries

Writers LIVE: Frank Deford, I'd Know That Voice... 6:30pm

Writers LIVE!

One of the most beloved sports commentators in America, Frank Deford has been a contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than 50 years. He is also...

Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped  

Wednesday, May 25

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part I

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part I 10:00am

Computer Classes

Interested in learning how to create professional looking documents? Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic two-part word processing...

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:00am

Story Time

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

Washington Village Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:00am

Story Time

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

Hamilton Branch  
Savvy Caregiver Workshop: The Basics of Alzheimer's

Savvy Caregiver Workshop: The Basics of... 10:00am

Health and Fitness

The Savvy Caregiver is a series of ten educational workshops designed to provide caregivers with information, resources, and support on a variety of...

Orleans Street Branch, Meeting Room  
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.

Light Street Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:15am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Orleans Street Branch  
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.

Hampden Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Call 410-396-5402 to register groups of 5 or more.

Central Library, Meyerhoff Children's Garden  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10:30am

Story Time

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

Govans Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10:30am

Story Time

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

Patterson Park Branch  
AARP Foundation Experience Corps

AARP Foundation Experience Corps 11:00am

Experience Corps is an award winning AARP Foundation literacy program that helps struggling students become great readers. We use highly trained volunteers,...

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hamilton Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Washington Village Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:15am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Light Street Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 11:15am

Story Time

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

Orleans Street Branch  
FUNctional Art

FUNctional Art 11:30am

Story Time

This Bright StARTS Program workshop brings community artist Maria Weaver's love of music to little artists who will make, shake, and take home their very own...

Govans Branch  
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.

Patterson Park Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Govans Branch  
Get Fit @ Your Library

Get Fit @ Your Library 12:30pm

Health and Fitness

Workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms.

Northwood Branch  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer... 12:30pm

Computer Classes

Course content: In this six-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshop; Introduction to...

Walbrook Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
SeniorTec

SeniorTec 12:30pm

Computer Classes

Course content: You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun-filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Learn basic mouse and keyboard...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book

Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book 3:00pm

Read Down Fines, After School Activities

Do you have a fine on your library card? Come to the library at 3 p.m. to listen to a book for 15 minutes and earn one Pratt buck toward your fines.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Department  
Open Chess

Open Chess 3:00pm

Gaming

Drop-in and play -- beginners to advanced.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Story Making Workshop

Story Making Workshop 3:30pm

Arts and Crafts

Do you have a story to tell? Turn that story into your own artistic story box. The Pratt Library and the American Visionary Arts Museum have partnered to...

Waverly Branch  
Wii Wednesday

Wii Wednesday 3:30pm

Gaming

Nintendo's Wii video game system brings people of all ages together to have fun.

Hamilton Branch  
Maker Time

Maker Time 4:00pm

After School Activities, STEM

Imagine, innovate, create! Join us for a prepared project or experiment, or make something of your own.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Teen Game Club

Teen Game Club 4:00pm

Gaming

Play interactive games at the Library.

Orleans Street Branch  
Film: Minions

Film: Minions 5:00pm

Films

Villain Scarlett Overkill recruits minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob to help her take over the world. Rated PG

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Teen 3D Printing Escape

Teen 3D Printing Escape 5:00pm

After School Activities

Venture into the world of 3D printing techniques, designs, and curiosities.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
4-H Phoenix Club

4-H Phoenix Club 6:00pm

After School Activities

Open to kids and teens ages 8-18, 4-H (heads, hearts, hands, health) teaches youth practical skills through hands-on activities and community service...

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Disney Delights! - Sword in the Stone

Disney Delights! - Sword in the Stone 6:00pm

Films

Old Time Disney Delights - Not a Princess in Sight! Enjoy old-fashioned Disney animation this summer as we present a series of Disney classics. Snacks...

Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Hooked On Yarn

Hooked On Yarn 6:00pm

Arts and Crafts

Crocheters meet to learn, to share patterns and techniques, and to participate in group projects. Note: Experienced crocheters are needed to aid and inspire...

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Northwood Book Club

Northwood Book Club 6:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. The Civil War has ended, and Madge, Sadie, and Hemp have each come to Chicago in search of a new life. Born...

Northwood Branch, Meeting Room  
B'More Prepared!

B'More Prepared! 6:30pm

Health and Fitness

Bridget Wright of the Baltimore Office of Health Preparedness and Response will talk about coping with emergencies in the City. She will discuss keeping in...

Canton Branch, Meeting Room  

Thursday, May 26

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II 10:00am

Computer Classes

Interested in learning how to create professional looking documents? Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic two-part word processing...

Central Library, Public Computer Center  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10:00am

Story Time

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 10:15am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Brooklyn Branch  
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.

Northwood Branch  
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.

Waverly Branch  
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.

Canton Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Forest Park Branch  
Silver Angels

Silver Angels 10:30am

Seniors from the Belair-Edison community meet for a variety of programs.

Herring Run Branch  
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa 11:00am

En Espanol, Story Time

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, Story Time

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

Story Time

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

Edmondson Avenue 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.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Roland Park Branch  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 11:15am

Story Time

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  
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.

Canton Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Northwood Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:00pm

Story Time

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

Orleans Street Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:30pm

Story Time

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

Roland Park Branch  
Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book

Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book 3:00pm

Read Down Fines, After School Activities

Do you have a fine on your library card? Come to the library at 3 p.m. to listen to a book for 15 minutes and earn one Pratt buck toward your fines.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Department  
Open Chess

Open Chess 3:00pm

Gaming

Drop-in and play -- beginners to advanced.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Full STEAM Ahead

Full STEAM Ahead 3:30pm

After School Activities, STEM

Learn and enjoy a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, Mathematics) activities. Activities include science experiments, crafts, 3D...

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Chapter Book Chats

Chapter Book Chats 4:00pm

Book Discussions, After School Activities

Vote for your favorite chapter book to be read aloud.

Walbrook Branch, Meeting Room  
DIY Flower Pens

DIY Flower Pens 4:00pm

Arts and Crafts

Make a cool flower pen to keep and take home.

Hamilton Branch  
Teen Movie: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

Teen Movie: Star Wars - The Force Awakens 4:30pm

Films, After School Activities

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can...

Southeast Anchor Library, Auditorium  
Book Bites

Book Bites 5:30pm

Sample and create recipes inspired by books. Limited to 10 participants; please call 410-396-1580 to register.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer... 5:30pm

Computer Classes

Course content: In this six-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshop; Introduction to...

Walbrook Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 6:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of WWII. As the war progresses,...

Hampden Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 6:30pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

Govans Branch  
Colour My World

Colour My World 6:30pm

Arts and Crafts

A coloring session for relaxation and stress relief. Coloring pages willl be provided.

Light Street Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 6:30pm

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hampden Branch  

Friday, May 27

SeniorTEC: Computer Basics

SeniorTEC: Computer Basics 10:00am

Computer Classes

For ages 55 and older - five 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.

Cherry Hill Branch  
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 11:30am

Story Time

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

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Cherry Hill Branch  
Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book

Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book 3:00pm

Read Down Fines, After School Activities

Do you have a fine on your library card? Come to the library at 3 p.m. to listen to a book for 15 minutes and earn one Pratt buck toward your fines.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Department  
Open Chess

Open Chess 3:00pm

Gaming

Drop-in and play -- beginners to advanced.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
LEGOvans Fridays

LEGOvans Fridays 3:30pm

After School Activities, Gaming

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

Govans Branch  
HOOKED!

HOOKED! 4:00pm

Arts and Crafts

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, May 28

Expungement Workshops

Expungement Workshops 10:00am

Mark Matthews of Clean Slate America talks about the expungement process.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
History Walking Tour: Waverly

History Walking Tour: Waverly 10:00am

An urban village in the center of Baltimore: join Joe Stewart and other community members on this historic walking tour. The group will meet at the library...

Waverly Branch, Meeting Room  
Job Seeker Workshops

Job Seeker Workshops 10:00am

Jobs and Careers

Get help with your online applications, your resume, cover letter and other job-related tasks with our Career Coach Volunteer.

Waverly Branch, Computer lab  
Microsoft Word 2010 - Graphics

Microsoft Word 2010 - Graphics 10:00am

Computer Classes

Course content: using Word, learn to insert pictures, ClipArt, shapes and SmartArt graphics. Use WordArt to insert decorative text. Class prerequisite...

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training  
Resume Rescue

Resume Rescue 10:00am

Jobs and Careers

Brush up your resume working one-on-one with a librarian. One hour appointments only. Call 410-396-0946 to make an appointment.

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Adult Department  
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  
Rollin' Reels at Roland Park:  Going My Way

Rollin' Reels at Roland Park: Going My Way 10:30am

Films

Bing Crosby in his Oscar-winning role as Father Chuck O'Malley in Going My Way. The feature will run continuously throughout the day. Snacks permitted! It...

Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 11:00am

Health and Fitness

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

Herring Run 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.

Govans Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Call 410-396-5402 to register groups of 5 or more.

Central Library, Meyerhoff Children's Garden  
Yarn Club

Yarn Club 12:00pm

Arts and Crafts

Join this community of yarn artists in a group project or work on something of your own.

Northwood Branch  
Discoveries... America:  Geographical Virtual Roadtrip USA

Discoveries... America: Geographical Virtual... 2:00pm

Travel through the States with us: visit California, May 14, and Minnesota, May 28. Each "Discoveries...America" travelogue features one of the 50 states....

Hampden Branch  
Film: Summer Wars

Film: Summer Wars 2:30pm

Films

ANIMANIA: Summer Wars A high school mathematics genius tries to fix a problem he creates in a digital online world called Oz. Along the way he discovers the...

Herring Run Branch, Auditorium  
Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book

Get off the Hook, Listen to a Book 3:00pm

Read Down Fines, After School Activities

Do you have a fine on your library card? Come to the library at 3 p.m. to listen to a book for 15 minutes and earn one Pratt buck toward your fines.

Southeast Anchor Library, Children's Department  
Crafty Teen: Create Your Own Comics!

Crafty Teen: Create Your Own Comics! 3:30pm

Arts and Crafts

Ever wonder how you can make your own comics? We'll show you how! From Bitstrips to pen and paper, there's many ways to get started making your own comics!

Southeast Anchor Library, Creation Station  

May 24 - 30, 2016

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