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Events Calendar

All Pratt Library Events Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all Pratt Library locations are closed out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our customers. Currently programs and events through April 11 have been cancelled. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.

Prattlibrary.org will be kept up to date with further information regarding the closure of our physical locations. While our physical locations are closed, you may still use your Pratt Library Card to access Pratt Digital Library resources, including research materials, downloads, and streaming media for all ages.

Events

January 29 - February 4, 2020

Wednesday, January 29

Send a Smile Drive

For the month of January, help us collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, and body wash to donate to the Loch Raven VA Clinic. Then on February 3rd, join...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Ceasefire Community Peace Journal

Come fill our Journal. Write your hopes, your sorrows, your dreams, your reflections. Fill our Peace Journal with your heart's contemplations.

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Snowflake Art

Create your own one-of-kind snowflake using coffee filters, markers, and creativity.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome. No...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Digital Drop-In

The Digital Drop-In Clinic is open for any and all basic technology questions, where we'll do our best to assist you in a relaxed, low-stress...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Playtime follows. For families with children ages 2-5;...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Playtime follows. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult. All...

Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs just for walking toddlers. Playtime follows. For little ones up to 36 months with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs just for walking toddlers. Playtime follows. For little ones up to 36 months with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Career Clinic

Schedule an one-on-one appointment for assistance with job applications, resumes, cover letters, and other job-seeking guidance. Call 410-396-0942 or send...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Playtime follows. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult. All...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Come early for playtime. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Come early for playtime. For families with children...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Come early for playtime. For babies from birth to first steps with a favorite adult....

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Come early for playtime. For families with children...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

10 Things Your Board Members Should Be Doing In Fundraising

Presented by Teara Q. Booker Director of Development & Membership Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. In this workshop we will discuss some of the...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computers Basics 2016 CANCELLED

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics January 22 - February 26 has been cancelled In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of...

Sit-N-Keep Healthy

Learn how you can tone and strengthen your body through a variety of exercises. Session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga.

Bridge for Beginners

Canton Community Association invites you to come learn and play Bridge. Join a community of bridge lovers to learn about the game, hone your skills and form...

National Puzzle Day

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with various fun and new puzzles

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Playtime follows. For families with children ages 2-5;...

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Learn your way around the Excel 2010 spreadsheet. Discussion will include: select, format cells, worksheets, and rows/columns. Learn everyday tasks such as...

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 CANCELLED

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 January 22 & 29 classes have been cancelled. Register for this class beginning February 19th. Learn your way around the...

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Do you have a National History Day project? We can help! Book a one-on-one appointment for yourself or your group to talk about your topic, review resources...

Shell windchimes / Campanas de viento hecho de conchas

Take a midwinter beach break by making a set of wind chimes out of shells. All supplies provided; age 8 and above, younger children with adult.

The Cookie Tree

Episode 6 of Sesame Street: Season 40 Cookie Monster and Elmo wish that cookies would grow on trees, just like apples...so they try to plant a cookie tree!...

Art Therapy

Sit and unwind with friends while coloring pictures in a relaxing atmosphere.

LEGO Club

Show off your building skills during our weekly Lego program.

Puzzle Palooza

Celebrate National Puzzle Day by creating puzzle crafts and completing some fun and challenging jigsaws.

Craft Lab: Scratch Art

Learn how to make your own scratch art paper.

K'NEX Design Challenge

Come build with us! You can work as a team or by yourself to respond to our prompts, replicate a model or design your own structure.

yoga group stretching

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

Google Docs & Calendar

Learn to use Google’s online word processor, which allows you to create and format documents and work with other persons on the same document. Google...

New Year, New Healthy Habits

Ready to discover a healthier, fitter version of you? Over four sessions, learn practical, affordable strategies to upgrade your health in key areas: the...

Thursday, January 30

Send a Smile Drive

For the month of January, help us collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, and body wash to donate to the Loch Raven VA Clinic. Then on February 3rd, join...

Ceasefire Community Peace Journal

Come fill our Journal. Write your hopes, your sorrows, your dreams, your reflections. Fill our Peace Journal with your heart's contemplations.

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Snowflake Art

Create your own one-of-kind snowflake using coffee filters, markers, and creativity.

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Explore learning stations all about arts, crafts, and self-expression. For ages 2-5 and their grown-ups. All abilities welcome.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

E-Portfolio (Electronic Portfolio)

Create and showcase an online digital display of your skills, abilities, and achievements to prospective employers or school administrators. Include a PDF...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Canciones y cuentos para pequeñitos en español e inglés / Baby & Toddler Storytime in Spanish and English

Cuentos, movimientos, juegos y canciones para bebés en brazos y niños pequeños juntos. Llegue temprano o quédese después para jugar. Para niños menores de...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Come early for playtime. For families with children...

Kitchen Kaizen: Food Safety Program

Have you QUESTIONED… If your milk went bad? Should I wash my chicken? Are my leftovers going to make me sick? Is my burger done? The...

Nonprofit Consultations

Meet with Anna Tatro, Grants Librarian to discuss your nonprofit needs! Anna will be available to provide resources, structure and support in a variety of...

Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs just for walking toddlers. Come early for Artsy Tots. Playtime follows. For little ones up to 36 months with a favorite...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Mindful Meditation

Join us for a guided meditation session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please feel free to bring your own meditation mat.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Playtime follows. For babies from birth to first steps with a favorite adult. All...

2:30pm
Anime Nerds

Enjoy some anime episodes, a fun activity, and a tasty snack.

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles!

Participate in an experiment to learn and make predictions about bubbles.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Join us as we start a new campaign! All experience levels welcome, ages 12 - 18.

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Do you have a National History Day project? We can help! Book a one-on-one appointment for yourself or your group to talk about your topic, review resources...

chess game strategy

Play chess with friends, peers, and a member of the Johns Hopkins Chess Club. All skill levels welcome.

board games

Adults can enjoy a fun filled evening of playing board and card games with their friends.

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Playtime follows. For ages 3-5 with a favorite adult. All...

Teen Crafts

Join us as we design and craft various themed projects!

Walking Tacos

Make your own Walking Taco - a delicious treat on the go! Supplies are limited.

health fitness active

Intense cardio, metabolic, and lateral training exercise, using dance moves and strength training. Call 410-396-1168 to register.

Zumbini with Kirsten

A music and movement class created for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers full of music, dance, and educational tools. Designed to let you...

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 CANCELLED

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 January 23rd & 30th have been cancelled. Learn your way around the Excel 2016 spreadsheet. Discussion will include:...

Workplace Readiness Series

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2010 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 – Part 1 and 2, and...

Paint Night

Come create your own work of art at the library. Registration is required. Please call 410-396-0970 to register.

Ask an Urban Beekeeper

Join us for an introduction to beekeeping followed by a question and answer session with Michelle Bailey-Hedgepath of BeeMore.

Hooked on Yarn

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

Mixxed Fit Cardio Class

Achieving your fitness goals just became fun. Work out with certified instructor Shante’ Gilbert. Bring a towel and bottle water. For all fitness levels....

Yoga for Everyone

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Bring your own yoga mat. Presented...

Yoga for Everyone

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Bring your own yoga mat. Presented...

Yoga for Everyone

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching -- these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Bring your own yoga mat....

Baltimore’s Civil Rights Heritage: Shaping the National Movement

Baltimore’s airport is named after Civil Rights giant Thurgood Marshall, and plaques in Fell’s Point show where Frederick Douglass took his stand against...

Book Discussion

Read and discuss A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

MixxedFit

Join us for a dance fitness workout led by Ciera Moore. CANCELLED

Friday, January 31

Send a Smile Drive

For the month of January, help us collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, and body wash to donate to the Loch Raven VA Clinic. Then on February 3rd, join...

Ceasefire Community Peace Journal

Come fill our Journal. Write your hopes, your sorrows, your dreams, your reflections. Fill our Peace Journal with your heart's contemplations.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Learn your way around the Excel 2016 spreadsheet. Discussion will include: select, format cells, worksheets, and rows/columns. Learn everyday tasks such as...

SeniorTec

You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Create a Gmail account using Google. Learn...

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Snowflake Art

Create your own one-of-kind snowflake using coffee filters, markers, and creativity.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Come early for playtime. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Come early for playtime. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Yoga For Beginners

Join us for a session of relaxation and stress-reducing exercise presented by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a...

 Job and Career Help for the Justice Involved

A specialist from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation is available to assist people who have been justice involved with guidance...

Friday Crafternoon / Descanso Artesanal

Take a craft break in the Creation Station! Bring your own project or start a new one using our supplies.

LEGOvans Fridays

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

Saturday, February 1

Booklovers' Breakfast featuring Tayari Jones

SOLD OUT New York Times best-selling author, Tayari Jones, is the author four novels, most recently An American Marriage. Published in 2018, An American...

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Playtime follows. For babies from birth to first steps with a favorite adult. All...

Black History Month Fact Find

There will be facts throughout the Children's Department about exceptional black people who contributed to the world of Art, Science, Music, Activisim,...

Black History Month Trivia

It's Trivia Time. Take part in our Black History Month Trivia and be entered in for a weekly and grand prize.

Black History Trading Card

Promote your appreciation for African-Americans by creating your own trading card (in branch activity, the entire month of February).

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Part II on March 28 has been cancelled. Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic two-part word...

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Do you have a National History Day project? We can help! Book a one-on-one appointment for yourself or your group to talk about your topic, review resources...

Quilt Art

Create your own piece of textile art inspired by the rich history of African-American quilting.

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga will help improve flexibility, strength, balance and focus. Enjoy the many benefits of yoga without sitting or lying on the floor. Session led...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Playtime follows. For families with children ages 2-5;...

Shut Up and Write!

Join us for an hour devoted to writing, with other quietly supportive writers. Bring the novel or poem you've already started, or try a writing prompt for...

Zumba Classes

Dance your way to fitness in these free adult Zumba classes. The fitness program consists of short-dance and aerobic-exercise routines performed to popular...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. Come early or stay after for playtime. For families...

Saturday at the Cinema: The Lion King

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. 2019. Directed by John...

Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs just for walking toddlers. Playtime follows. For little ones up to 36 months with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

story time, librarian and children

Stories, rhymes and songs for children under 12 with a favorite adult. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de moins de 12 ans accompagnés d’un...

Lawyer In The Library

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid provide one-on-one legal services. Types of issues include: bankruptcy, child custody, divorce, expungement, foreclosure,...

Preschool Playdate

Join us in a brief storytime and casual playdate. Meet other preschoolers and their parents in the area.

Black Writers' Guild of Maryland

Join the Black Writers' Guild of Maryland for a writing workshop.

Two-Day Craft

We're Making Moon and Stars String Chandeliers. Please dress for a mess.

Your Life Well Written Workshop

Join Certified "Guided Autobiography" instructor Karen Bovie to begin your journey into autobiography and memoir through this series of classes. Recall and...

Douglass, Tubman and Harper: 19th Century Freedom Fighters

Join us for a Black History Month presentation featuring the stories of Marylanders Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Frances Harper. Presented by...

Film: Fences

Celebrating the African American Experience Synopsis Adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh...

Film: Fences

Some people build fences to keep people out - and other people build fences to keep people in. Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s...

Freedom Quilt Squares

It is believed that Freedom Quilts were used as tools for the Underground Railroad. Celebrate Black History Month by creating your own vibrant square. Please...

Sunday, February 2

Black History Month Trivia

It's Trivia Time. Take part in our Black History Month Trivia and be entered in for a weekly and grand prize.

Writers’ Roundtable

Read and critique writing of all forms: poetry, fiction, short story, creative nonfiction, and graphic novels. Writers of all levels are welcome to exchange...

Monday, February 3

African-American Poets Blackout Poetry

Celebrate Black History Month with us by taking the poems of African-American Poets and turning them into your own original poetry.

In Freedom's Name Exhibit

“In Freedom’s Name,” is an exhibition that commemorates the many contributions of African Americans in Maryland who have served in uniform as early as 1634...

Black History Month Fact Find

There will be facts throughout the Children's Department about exceptional black people who contributed to the world of Art, Science, Music, Activisim,...

Black History Month Trivia

It's Trivia Time. Take part in our Black History Month Trivia and be entered in for a weekly and grand prize.

Job and Career Help for Veterans

A specialist from Easterseals will be available to assist veterans who have questions or need guidance about jobs and careers.

Mindful Meditation

Join us for a guided meditation session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please feel free to bring your own meditation mat.

PeaceFire for Ceasefire

Stop by during the week of May 4 - 9 and help us create PeaceFire at the Pratt, an art installation of banners, flags and posters in support of Baltimore...

Quilt Art

Create your own piece of textile art inspired by the rich history of African-American quilting.

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Come early or stay after for playtime. For babies from birth to first steps with a...

Baby Storytime

Stories, bounces, play, and songs perfect for babies in laps and arms. Come early or stay after for playtime. For babies from birth to first steps with a...

Cancelled: Baby and Me Yoga Presented by Eclectic Soul Yoga

Baby and Me Yoga has been cancelled on Monday, February 3. We apologize for the inconvenience. Help your baby to build confidence, reach movement...

Career Clinic

Schedule an one-on-one appointment for assistance with job applications, resumes, cover letters, and other job-seeking guidance. Call 410-396-0942 or send...

Little Leaders Book Club

Each week, we’ll make art or explore STEM projects based on one person from the book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Monday, February 3: Alma...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Playtime follows. For ages 3-5 with a favorite adult. All...

law legal scales

Lawyers from Maryland Legal Aid provide one-on-one legal services. Types of issues include: bankruptcy, child custody, divorce, expungement, removing...

books stacked on library table

Use the library's print resources and online databases to answer all the questions and win a prize!

Get Fit at Your Library: Line Dance Group

Learn new and old line dances while you workout to hip-hop, Caribbean, and African rhythms. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Black History Month Trivia Days

Join us for challenging puzzles, games and trivia questions to celebrate the history of African Americans. Snacks and prizes provided.

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Do you have a National History Day project? We can help! Book a one-on-one appointment for yourself or your group to talk about your topic, review resources...

Audio Book Club

Chit chat with friends and listen to audiobook while staying warm with some hot cocoa.

Manga Drawing Lessons

Learn how to draw in manga style at the Govans Branch! To celebrate African-American History Month, we will be focusing on African American characters in...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Engage in an arts and crafts project that focuses our communities on self care, peace, and a shared experience. Supplies and light refreshments will be...

Peace Collage

Engage in an arts and crafts project that focuses our communities on self care, peace, and a shared experience. Supplies and light refreshments will be...

colored pencils creative art drawing

Come learn how to make your very own comic or zine.

iRhyme!

Join Media Rhythm Institute in the Teen Center at the Central library for iRhyme! iRhyme is a reading literacy program that uses HipHop to encourage...

Fairytales and Fitness

An interactive fitness storytime for the family that mixes classic fairytales and new stretching stories.

chess game strategy

All skill levels are welcome to learn and to play chess.

Ceasefire: DiscoverME/ RecoverME- David Fakunle

Engage in a discussion on the themes of peace, love, reconciliation, understanding as well as on the impact of trauma from gun violence, poverty, and crime...

Monday Movie: Good Boys

Synopsis After Max gets invited to a kissing party, he enlists the help of Thor and Lucas, two of his closest friends, to help him uncover the mystery of...

yoga group stretching

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching -- these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Bring your own yoga mat....

Baltimore Ceasefire @ Reisterstown Road Branch

Engage in a discussion on the themes of peace, love, reconciliation, understanding as well as on the impact of trauma from gun violence, poverty, and crime...

Baltimore Ceasefire Discussion

Engage in a discussion on the themes of peace, love, reconciliation, understanding as well as on the impact of trauma from gun violence, poverty, and crime...

Family Game Night

Invite your family to the library and compete with other families in trivia, challenges, and board games. Bring along a game your family loves playing and...

Google Docs & Calendar

Learn to use Google’s online word processor, which allows you to create and format documents and work with other persons on the same document. Google...

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

In this 6-session series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Send a Smile Drive

For the month of January, help us collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, and body wash to donate to the Loch Raven VA Clinic. Then on February 3rd, join...

Documentary & Discussion: Soul Food Junkies

Join us for a thought-provoking film and discussion with refreshments. Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food...

writing signing paperwork forms

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, and creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are...

Mix Fix Aerobic Class

Achieving your fitness goals just became fun. Work out with certified instructor Shante’ Gilbert. Bring a towel and bottle water. For all fitness levels....

Stories from the African Oral Tradition

The Griot Circle of Md. and the Growing Griot Literacy Learning Program celebrates Black History Month by sharing stories in the traditional African style.

CANCELED #Popscope Public Astronomy Night

Due to cloud cover, tonight's program is canceled. #Popscope is an urban movement that aims to reconnect diverse communities to the night sky and to each...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For families with children ages 2-5; siblings...

Friends of the Govans Library Meeting

Connect with fellow community members as they support the library.

Tuesday, February 4

In Freedom's Name Exhibit

“In Freedom’s Name,” is an exhibition that commemorates the many contributions of African Americans in Maryland who have served in uniform as early as 1634...

Tuesday Newsday

Kids show off their knowledge of current events (or their skill at guessing the answers to multiple choice questions) with our weekly news quiz. Try the...

Black History Month Fact Find

There will be facts throughout the Children's Department about exceptional black people who contributed to the world of Art, Science, Music, Activisim,...

Black History Month Trivia

It's Trivia Time. Take part in our Black History Month Trivia and be entered in for a weekly and grand prize.

chess game strategy

Get out of the cold this winter and join fellow chess players every Tuesday for open chess play.

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

PeaceFire for Ceasefire

Stop by during the week of May 4 - 9 and help us create PeaceFire at the Pratt, an art installation of banners, flags and posters in support of Baltimore...

Quilt Art

Create your own piece of textile art inspired by the rich history of African-American quilting.

SeniorTec

You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Create a Gmail account using Google. Learn...

Share Your Dream

Inspired by Dr. King, we're building a dream garland. Come in anytime in January or February and add yours.

Kitchen Kaizen: Food Safety Program

Have you QUESTIONED… If your milk went bad? Should I wash my chicken? Are my leftovers going to make me sick? Is my burger done? The...

microphone

Join us for a preschool-friendly music-making event! Let your little one explore their musical talents and dance to their favorite songs.

Yoga For Beginners

Join us for a session of relaxation and stress-reducing exercise presented by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a...

Ceasefire Collage with Anika Sabree

Engage in an arts and crafts project that focuses our communities on self care, peace, and a shared experience. Supplies and light refreshments will be...

Learn Loom Knitting

Loom knitting is a fun, versatile way to get into knitting. Bring your loom and yarn and learn basic stitches, patterns, tips and techniques, or come in to...

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Do you have a National History Day project? We can help! Book a one-on-one appointment for yourself or your group to talk about your topic, review resources...

YogaDance

Dance your wiggles out. Stretch your muscles. Relax and have fun.

Ultimate Anime Club

An awesome club where we'll watch Anime and have conversation about Manga. Enjoy playing trivia games.

Art Afterschool with The Walters Art Museum

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...

Mosaics Workshop

Engage in an arts and crafts project that focuses our communities on self care, peace, and a shared experience. Supplies and light refreshments will be...

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Create stop-motion animation videos using IPads. Limit of 8.

The Princess and the Frog

A prince and a princess are transformed into frogs and seek the help of a voodoo priestess to restore their tru forms.

Who Said That? Button-Making

Design, create, and wear your own buttons inspired by quotes from African -Americans.

Cancelled: Family Storytime

Family Storytime has been cancelled on February 4, 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come...

Discover a Story

Listen to the first one-two chapters of a book--then start reading it on your own!

Pixel Art

Come let your imagination run wild as we create pixel art from perler beads.

Teen Gaming Tuesdays

Journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D, Magic: The Gathering and other games. No prior gaming experience...

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Get those creative juices flowing. Share your work or enjoy a quiet space to write. Writers of all levels are welcome

Brown Lecture Series: Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence

At once tragic and hopeful, The Birds of Opulence is a story about another time, rendered for our own. The Goode-Brown family, led by matriarch and pillar of...

January 29 - February 4, 2020

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