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Events

April 18 - 24, 2014

Friday, April 18

From the Heart: Historic Valentines Exhibit

From the Heart: Historic Valentines Exhibit

Exhibits

A display of more than 300 greeting cards, dating back to 1842, from the Pratt Library's collection.

Central Library  
Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate National Library Week at our library scavenger hunt! Stop by the library any time during the week of April 14 to complete our library-themed...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of Harriet Tubman

Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of...

Exhibits

This exhibit, located in the annex of the Central Library, examines the important role Harriet Tubman played in the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and...

Central Library  
Needle Works Fiber Arts Hour

Needle Works Fiber Arts Hour 3:30pm

Do you like fiber arts such as knitting, sewing, crochet, or weaving? Do you like to exchange patterns and craft ideas? Then join us for an hour of fiber...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  

Saturday, April 19

From the Heart: Historic Valentines Exhibit

From the Heart: Historic Valentines Exhibit

Exhibits

A display of more than 300 greeting cards, dating back to 1842, from the Pratt Library's collection.

Central Library  
Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate National Library Week at our library scavenger hunt! Stop by the library any time during the week of April 14 to complete our library-themed...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of Harriet Tubman

Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of...

Exhibits

This exhibit, located in the annex of the Central Library, examines the important role Harriet Tubman played in the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and...

Central Library  
First Time Homebuyer's Workshop

First Time Homebuyer's Workshop 10:00am

Presented by Belair Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. Information on real estate agents, down payments, grants and loan programs.

Herring Run Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 10:15am

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Sold by Patricia McCormick.

Central Library  
Get Fit @ Your Library

Get Fit @ Your Library 10:15am

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 10:15am

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

Central Library  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:00am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Central Library  
Celebrate National Park Week

Celebrate National Park Week 12:30pm

After School Activities

Discover national parks and city parks in our backyard. Explore various national parks in Maryland and Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. Afterwards, create a...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Club de Lectura en Español

Club de Lectura en Español 1:00pm

Story Time, En Espanol

Partir del Sabado, Febrero, 8, 2014, y encuentro cada Sabado un club de lectura en Español le dará la bienvenida a ninos en escuela primeria a leer y...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Knitting and Crochet Circle

Knitting and Crochet Circle 1:00pm

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

Govans Branch  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:00pm

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

Govans Branch  
Cinema Southeast: Bless Me, Ultima

Cinema Southeast: Bless Me, Ultima 1:30pm

Films

A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Gasland 2 by filmmaker Josh Fox

Gasland 2 by filmmaker Josh Fox 1:30pm

Films

Gasland 2, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental...

Central Library  
Club de Lectura en Español

Club de Lectura en Español 2:00pm

Story Time, En Espanol

Partir del Sabado, Febrero, 8, 2014, y encuentro cada Sabado un club de lectura en Español le dará la bienvenida a ninos en escuela primeria a leer y...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Easter Basket Making

Easter Basket Making 2:00pm

Story Time

We will learn about the Easter holiday, traditions, and different ways that people celebrate around the world. We will read an Easter story and then make...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Live Jazz with The Discovery Trio

Live Jazz with The Discovery Trio 2:00pm

Live Music

The Discovery Trio celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington's birthday with several of Duke's songs -- both familiar favorites and some suprises...

Central Library  
PAWS to Read

PAWS to Read 2:00pm

Read Down Fines

Come to the library to read aloud to a dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Volunteers and their dogs from Pets on Wheels will be here...

Central Library  
PAWS to Read

PAWS to Read 2:00pm

Read Down Fines

Come to the library to read aloud to a dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Volunteers and their dogs from Pets on Wheels will be here...

Brooklyn Branch  
Sex(ting) Ed for Parents

Sex(ting) Ed for Parents 2:00pm

Health and Fitness

Learn about new social media and communication technology -- Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram -- and how your children are sharing images and...

Orleans Street Branch  

Sunday, April 20

From the Heart: Historic Valentines Exhibit

From the Heart: Historic Valentines Exhibit

Exhibits

A display of more than 300 greeting cards, dating back to 1842, from the Pratt Library's collection.

Central Library  
Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of Harriet Tubman

Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of...

Exhibits

This exhibit, located in the annex of the Central Library, examines the important role Harriet Tubman played in the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and...

Central Library  

Monday, April 21

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

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.

Walbrook 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.

Reisterstown Road 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

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  
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 1:00pm

Films

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is...

Herring Run Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 1:00pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Walbrook Branch  
Poetry

Poetry 3:30pm

Poetry

Learn how to write poetry and share poems of your own.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Peep Jousting!

Peep Jousting! 4:00pm

After School Activities

Got Peeps? Armed with only toothpicks, your Peep will do battle in the microwave. Winners and losers alike will be eaten.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Open Mic Poetry Event

Open Mic Poetry Event 4:30pm

Poetry, After School Activities

Spoken word performances and poetry readings for teens.

Forest Park Branch  
Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 5:00pm

Films

Universal Pictures presents this sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture following Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the ex-scheming...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Poetry Reading with Jadi Omowale and Shirley Brewer

Poetry Reading with Jadi Omowale and Shirley... 6:30pm

Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, local poets Jadi Omowale (Goddess in the Girl) and Shirley Brewer (After Words) will read from their work.

Northwood Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 6:45pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss A Bit on the Side by William Trevor.

Light Street Branch  

Tuesday, April 22

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer... 10:00am

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Southeast Anchor Library  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Pennsylvania Avenue 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.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Help for Homeschoolers

Help for Homeschoolers 12:30pm

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  
Spanish for Seniors

Spanish for Seniors 1:00pm

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  
Southeast Sports Club

Southeast Sports Club 3:00pm

After School Activities

Come and talk about your favorite sports, teams, and players. If the weather is right, play a game of football in the garden.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Crafternoon

Crafternoon 3:30pm

After School Activities

Calling all crafty kids- join us and get your glue on!

Northwood Branch  
Earth Day Clean Up

Earth Day Clean Up 3:30pm

After School Activities

Celebrate Earth Day at the Library. Help keep our library beautiful by participating in an Earth Day clean up of our reading garden.

Southeast Anchor Library  
Yay! Jelly Beans

Yay! Jelly Beans 3:30pm

After School Activities

Teens come and sample Jelly Beans to discover their favorites and learn about the history of Jelly Beans.

Southeast Anchor Library  
DIY Bracelets

DIY Bracelets 4:00pm

After School Activities

Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling t-shirts into bracelets.

Orleans Street Branch  
Read Me

Read Me 4:00pm

After School Activities

Teen forum to discuss book themes relating to everyday life.

Light Street Branch  
Science for Kids!

Science for Kids! 4:00pm

After School Activities

Learn fun facts and demonstrate basic scientific principles through simple experiments and hands-on activities. The Earth Day segment, April 22nd, will...

Cherry Hill Branch  
This Earth Day, Everything's Coming Up Flowers

This Earth Day, Everything's Coming Up Flowers 4:00pm

After School Activities

To celebrate Earth Day we're making a flower craft and telling a colorful story.

Reisterstown Road Branch  
Get Fit @ Your Library

Get Fit @ 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  
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part I

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part I 5:00pm

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  
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 5:30pm

Computer Classes

2 Classes, 2 hours per class. Course Content: Create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Learn to use the spelling and...

Orleans Street Branch  
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys 6:00pm

Book Discussions

The Reisterstown Road Branch hosts this free five-part scholar-led reading and discussion series. Participants will explore the histories, faith and cultures...

Reisterstown Road 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  

Wednesday, April 23

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
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  
Hola Friends=Hello Amigos

Hola Friends=Hello Amigos 10:30am

En Espanol, Story Time

Bring your tiny tots to our Spanish/English program of stories, games, songs, and puppet plays. The program is presented in both languages so that everyone...

Cherry Hill 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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 10:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Central Library  
Toddler Jumps

Toddler Jumps 10:30am

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

Govans Branch  
Hands on Holidays:  Passover

Hands on Holidays: Passover 11:00am

The Jewish Community Center of Baltimore presents a celebration of the traditions of Passover.

Southeast Anchor Library  
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  
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  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 11:30am

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Govans Branch  
Fairy Tale Tea Party

Fairy Tale Tea Party 12:00pm

Fairy Tale Festival

Celebrate Fairy Tale Festival with a story, a visit to the dress up station, and a tea party.

Patterson Park Branch  
Jamercise

Jamercise 12:00pm

Health and Fitness

Enjoy an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance and hot new music.

Cherry Hill Branch  
Community Poem Share

Community Poem Share 12:30pm

Poetry

To celebrate National Poetry Month, share your poems at a special table in the Young Adult/ Adult Area. Writing utensils will be provided. All ages welcome.

Northwood Branch  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 1:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home by Sampson Davis.

Forest Park Branch  
Chess Kings

Chess Kings 3:00pm

After School Activities

Learn to play the game of chess. A gathering for beginners and experts alike.

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Keyboarding/Computer & Office Applications

Keyboarding/Computer & Office Applications 3:00pm

Computer Classes

12 Classes, 2 hours per class Course Content: Develops and enhances (Touch Method) keyboarding skill sets. Apply skills learned to produce non-technical...

Orleans Street Branch  
Make an Earth Day Yummy Sculpture

Make an Earth Day Yummy Sculpture 3:30pm

After School Activities

Celebrate this special day by creating fun arts and crafts like Potato Critters and other nature crafts.

Clifton Branch  
Visionary Explorers: Presented by the American Visionary Art Museum

Visionary Explorers: Presented by the American... 3:30pm

After School Activities

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is offering a free after school work shop. Explore creative new territory inspired by visionary artists, their...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  
Once Upon Crafts

Once Upon Crafts 4:00pm

After School Activities, Fairy Tale Festival

Make fun crafts featuring fairy tale characters and themes.

Edmondson Avenue Branch  
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Part II

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Part II 5:00pm

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  
Book Discussion

Book Discussion 6:00pm

Book Discussions

Read and discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is the story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face...

Northwood Branch  
Meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library

Meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania... 6:15pm

Come to the meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library. Join other interested members of the community who are involved in showing...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch  

Thursday, April 24

Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

Exhibits

An exhibit of photographs, documents and miscellaneous ephemera from the collection of Jean Thompson. For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been a...

Central Library  
Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics 10:00am

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Orleans Street Branch  
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.

Pennsylvania Avenue 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  
The Silver Angels

The Silver Angels 10:30am

Seniors from the Belair Edison neighborhood meet for a variety of programs and events.

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  
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  
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  
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.

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  
Find Your Ideal Job

Find Your Ideal Job 1:00pm

Jobs and Careers

Use print resources, online materials and virtual self-assessment tests to explore your personality and interests. Find the job or career that best matches...

Central Library  
Mother Goose Baby Steps

Mother Goose Baby Steps 1:00pm

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

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

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  
Anime: Presented by the Creative Alliance

Anime: Presented by the Creative Alliance 3:30pm

After School Activities

Do you have a passion for drawing? In this workshop presented by the Creative Alliance you will learn about the interesting Japanese art form Mange/Anime....

Walbrook Branch  
Springtime Crafternoon

Springtime Crafternoon 3:30pm

After School Activities

Welcome spring with some bloomin' crafts and stories!

Govans Branch  
Wii for Teens

Wii for Teens 4:00pm

After School Activities

Enjoy a variety of Nintendo Wii games.

Pennsylvania Avenue 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  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

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

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Southeast Anchor Library  
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

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

Computer Classes

6-Week Class Series, 2 hours per class. Course Content: In this 6-week series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill...

Orleans Street Branch  
Preschool Fairy Tale Ball

Preschool Fairy Tale Ball 6:00pm

Fairy Tale Festival

Calling all princes and princesses, all knights and fairies! Come to the Fairy Tale Ball and enjoy live music, dancing, stories, and crafts. Please wear your...

Light Street Branch  
Thursday Teen Takevoer

Thursday Teen Takevoer 6:00pm

After School Activities

Teens get the chance to have evening to do whatever they like - it is your day!

Orleans Street Branch  
Preschool Leaps

Preschool Leaps 6:30pm

Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers.

Hampden Branch  

April 18 - 24, 2014

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