Events

May 23 - 29, 2017

Tuesday, May 23

Homeschool Sessions

Homeschool Sessions 9am

Computer Classes

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

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

Advanced Microsoft Word 2010 10am

Computer Classes

Course Content: Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, wrap text around objects, create and run a Macro, import Excel files, create forms, and insert...

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II 10am

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  
Pre-GED Classes

Pre-GED Classes 10am

Jobs and Careers

Do you need a high school diploma? Presented in partnership with Baltimore City Community College. March 21 and 28 are placement testing days. Class runs...

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Auditorium  
SeniorTec

SeniorTec 10am

Computer Classes

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 skills, create an...

Northwood Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Waverly Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Yoga For Beginners

Yoga For Beginners 11:30am

Health and Fitness

Presented by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga.

Hamilton Branch, Meeting Room  
Mini Museum Exhibit

Mini Museum Exhibit 12pm

STEM

3D printed museum of fossils including dinosaurs, other prehistoric creatures, and their ephemera.

Forest Park Branch, Children's Department  
Lawyer in the Library

Lawyer in the Library 1pm

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

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Bingo Tuesdays

Bingo Tuesdays 3:30pm

Gaming

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  
LEGO Club

LEGO Club 3:30pm

After School Activities, STEM

Show off your building skills during our weekly Lego program.

Northwood Branch  
Makey A Connection

Makey A Connection 3:30pm

After School Activities

Create interesting connections using a Makey Makey.

Light Street 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  
Minecraft

Minecraft 4pm

After School Activities, Gaming

Bring your computer gaming and engineering skills and play Minecraft with your friends.

Walbrook Branch, Computer lab  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 5pm

Health and Fitness

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

Herring Run Branch  
Family Fort Night

Family Fort Night 5:30pm

After School Activities

Bring a sheet or blanket and build your own reading fortress nestled between the shelves.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

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

Computer Classes

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

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  

Wednesday, May 24

Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 10am

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 10am

Story Time

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

Hamilton Branch  
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  
Just Add Color

Just Add Color 11am

Arts and Crafts

Color. Relax. Repeat. Supplies provided for adult coloring.

Southeast Anchor Library, Adult Department, 2nd Floor  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hamilton Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Southeast Anchor Library  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Govans Branch  
Mini Museum Exhibit

Mini Museum Exhibit 12pm

STEM

3D printed museum of fossils including dinosaurs, other prehistoric creatures, and their ephemera.

Forest Park Branch, Children's Department  
SeniorTec

SeniorTec 12:30pm

Computer Classes

In this five-week class, you'll find that you're never too old to learn. Join us for a fun-filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Learn...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
SeniorTec

SeniorTec 12:30pm

Computer Classes

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 skills, create an...

Walbrook Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Sit and Keep Healthy

Sit and Keep Healthy 12:30pm

Health and Fitness

Learn to tone and strengthen your body with various sitting exercises.

Hamilton Branch, Meeting Room  
Workplace Readiness Workshop

Workplace Readiness Workshop 3pm

Computer Classes

Word 2010 - Open, create, format, and save documents. Use the spelling and grammar feature, create bulleted and numbered lists, cut and copy selected text,...

Walbrook Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Center  
Art Afterschool with The Walters Art Museum

Art Afterschool with The Walters Art Museum 3:30pm

Arts and Crafts

Join The Walters Art Museum for fun and educational art-making. Each program includes a creative hands-on activity and covers a distinct topic, like...

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Children's Department  
Library Insta-Hunt

Library Insta-Hunt 4pm

After School Activities

To celebrate Photography Month the Children's Department will have a scavenger hunt using Instagram.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Mammoth Melt

Mammoth Melt 4pm

After School Activities, Arts and Crafts, STEM

In the fourth part of our Mini Museum series, we will melt a mammoth trapped inside a large block of ice and recreate cave paintings.

Forest Park Branch  
Visionary Explorers: Presented by the American Visionary Art Museum

Visionary Explorers: Presented by the American... 4pm

After School Activities, Arts and Crafts

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is offering a series of free afterschool workshops. Join us in exploring creative new territory inspired by our...

Waverly Branch  
Jamercise

Jamercise 4:30pm

Health and Fitness

An exercise program of dance to hot new music. Call 410-396-1168 to register.

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Cards 'n Teens

Cards 'n Teens 5pm

Gaming

Bring a deck and join other teens, playing games like Magic the Gathering, Yu Gi Oh, and UNO.

Northwood Branch, YA Area  
Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

A two-part class. Learn to move around within the spreadsheet; select cells; add worksheets, rows and columns; resize and format cells; sort, insert headers...

Southeast Anchor Library, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Microsoft Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

In this two-part class, learn to move around within the spreadsheet; select cells; add worksheets, rows and columns; resize and format cells; sort, insert...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group 6pm

Book Discussions

Books on Film discusses The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Story Room  
Needles and Hooks

Needles and Hooks 6pm

Arts and Crafts

Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Bring in your supplies to work on group projects while socializing with other yarn artists. Feel free to share patterns,...

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Northwood Book Club

Northwood Book Club 6pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Nemesis by Catherine Coulter. When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and...

Northwood Branch, Meeting Room  

Thursday, May 25

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 10am

Computer Classes

Create custom presentations for work or personal use. Insert text, tables, WordArt, ClipArt, pictures, and AutoShapes. Learn to select and apply slide...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Mini Museum Exhibit

Mini Museum Exhibit 10am

STEM

3D printed museum of fossils including dinosaurs, other prehistoric creatures, and their ephemera.

Forest Park Branch, Children's Department  
Pre-GED Classes

Pre-GED Classes 10am

Jobs and Careers

Do you need a high school diploma? Presented in partnership with Baltimore City Community College. March 21 and 28 are placement testing days. Class runs...

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Auditorium  
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.

Canton 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  
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 11am

En Espanol, Story Time

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

Southeast Anchor Library  
Buena Casa, Buena Brasa

Buena Casa, Buena Brasa 11am

En Espanol, Story Time

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

Brooklyn Branch  
Game On: Throwback Thursday Style

Game On: Throwback Thursday Style 11am

Gaming

Stop in every Thursday and enjoy playing your favorite retro card games & board games.

Southeast Anchor Library, Adult Department, 2nd Floor  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11am

Story Time

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 11am

Story Time

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 11am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Roland Park Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 11:15am

Story Time

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

Forest 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.

Canton 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.

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Northwood Branch  
Mindful Meditation

Mindful Meditation 12pm

Health and Fitness

Guided meditation sessions led by Surya Allamraju.

Hamilton Branch, Meeting Room  
Homeschool Game Hour

Homeschool Game Hour 1pm

Gaming

Bring a game to share or play one of the library's board games as we play and learn together.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1pm

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  
Munchkin Mania

Munchkin Mania 4pm

After School Activities, Gaming

Get ready to pull out your (imaginary) Broad Sword and do battle in our weekly boardgame favorite, Munchkin. You may fight anything from a Plutonium Dragon...

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Tick, Tock, Beat The Clock

Tick, Tock, Beat The Clock 4pm

After School Activities

Practice reading digital and analog clocks through games that test your speed.

Walbrook Branch, Meeting Room  
Jamercise Advanced

Jamercise Advanced 4:30pm

Health and Fitness

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

Cherry Hill Branch, Meeting Room  
Orleans Theatre: Arrival

Orleans Theatre: Arrival 5pm

Films

Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant...

Orleans Street Branch, Meeting Room  
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

This Advanced Excel course takes you beyond the basic spreadsheet. Learn to use the advance filter, the sort feature, hide and unhide columns, create...

Orleans Street Branch, Pratt Center for Technology Training - Computer Lab  
Computer Basics Series

Computer Basics Series 5:30pm

Computer Classes

In this six-session series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers/Windows,...

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

Book Discussion 6:30pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Death in the Family by James Agee.

Govans Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 6:30pm

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hampden Branch  

Friday, May 26

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, Meyerhoff Children's Garden  
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 11:30am

Story Time

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

Central Library, Meyerhoff Children's Garden  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Story Time

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Cherry Hill 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  

Saturday, May 27

Baby Time Fun for Under One

Baby Time Fun for Under One 10am

Story Time

Rhymes, songs, movement and fun for non-walking babies under age one and their caregivers.

Govans Branch  
Mini Museum Exhibit

Mini Museum Exhibit 10am

STEM

3D printed museum of fossils including dinosaurs, other prehistoric creatures, and their ephemera.

Forest Park Branch, Children's 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, Meyerhoff Children's Garden  
Panda Stories

Panda Stories 10:30am

Story Time

Stories and rhymes in Mandarin and English.

Waverly Branch, Meeting Room  
Rollin' Reels: Dr. No

Rollin' Reels: Dr. No 10:30am

Films

The feature will run continuously throughout the day and is shown with subtitles/closed captioning. Snacks permitted! Terence Young directed this first of a...

Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room  
Canton Theater Presents: Casablanca

Canton Theater Presents: Casablanca 11am

Films

Rick's Cafe Americain is the setting for this film classic. Rick must help Ilsa, the woman he loved in Paris, secure documents allowing her to flee the...

Canton Branch, Meeting Room  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 11am

Health and Fitness

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

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11am

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 11am

Story Time

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

Govans Branch  
Rain Jar

Rain Jar 11:30am

STEM

Come learn how rain works by creating a storm in a jar.

Waverly Branch, Meeting Room  
Expungement Workshops with Lawyer in the Library

Expungement Workshops with Lawyer in the Library 12pm

Work with lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid to get records expunged. Call 410-951-7813 to schedule an appointment.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Meeting Room  
Get Fit at Your Library

Get Fit at Your Library 12pm

Health and Fitness

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

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Auditorium  
Meet the Author: Pastor Steven Turner, The Other Pulpit: Life Lessons of a Leader

Meet the Author: Pastor Steven Turner, The... 12pm

Book Discussions

Pastor Steven Turner has served as a keyboardist, soloist, songwriter, and Minister of Music for 33 years. He has served over 100 churches in the DMV region...

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Chemistry in the Library: Solving Mysteries with Chemistry

Chemistry in the Library: Solving Mysteries... 1pm

STEM

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments exploring some of the chemistry of forensics. 7-...

Orleans Street Branch  
Discoveries...America:  Geographical Virtual Road Trip USA is nearing its final destination!

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

Over the past two years we have traveled through the continental United States via a "virtual" road trip, encountering the people, geography, cultures,...

Hampden Branch  
Meet the Author: Thaddeus Logan, Hey Cabbie II

Meet the Author: Thaddeus Logan, Hey Cabbie II 2:30pm

Book Discussions, Writers LIVE!

Meet with author Thaddeus Logan to discuss Hey Cabbie II, the acclaimed follow-up to his underground hit Hey Cabbie. Hey Cabbie ll features a Baltimore City...

Edmondson Avenue Branch, Auditorium  
Using Library Resources for After-Hours

Using Library Resources for After-Hours 3pm

Sometimes, you may need to use library resources at times when the library itself is closed. All is not lost, because the Pratt has a wide variety of...

Forest Park Branch, Meeting Room  

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