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Events Calendar

All In-Person Pratt Library Events Cancelled, Virtual Events Now Available

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. We will continue to update this page with more information as the situation evolves.

Virtual events are now available online! Browse our virtual events and attend online workshops, writers’ groups, and more from the comfort of your own home.

Events

April 6 - 12, 2020

Monday, April 6

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

 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.

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Create your own poem; no writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of...

Mindful Meditation

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

computer keyboard hands

Show off your knowledge of current events and research skills. Complete our weekly news quiz to win a prize!

National Poetry Month: Community PoeTree

Stop in during the month of April and add a poem to our Community PoeTree. Family friendly activity.

Test for Success

Take online tests that evaluate your understanding of computer concepts. Learn test-taking tips to reduce anxiety and build confidence. Search and watch...

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...

story time, librarian and children

Enjoy a reading of your favorite super stories on the big screen, accompanied by a drawing activity and craft. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Hands on Holidays: Passover

Join the Downtown Baltimore Jewish Community Center for a fun, cultural look at the holiday Passover. For children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

Healthy Little Cooks Presents: Eat, Read and Play

Inspire your preschooler to eat healthy in this hands-on nutrition class. Kids will taste healthy snacks, explore some of our favorite healthy recipe books...

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...

Lawyer in the Library

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

Mindfulness Meditation

Hit the pause button on stress and join us every Monday for a short, guided meditation practice seated on chairs. We'll explore breathwork, gratitude, and...

Funny Photo Booth

Create personalized props and show off your style with a photo booth photo shoot.

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.

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

Crazy 8s Math Club / Loco 8s club de matemáticas

Crazy 8s is a nationwide after-school math club. With Crazy 8s kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet...

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...

books stacked on library table

Come hear a story and do an activity or craft based on the story.

Craftly Perlers

Create pixel art jewelry and keychain to accessorize your style.

Manga Drawing Lessons

Learn how to draw in manga style with the young adult staff of the Govans Branch.

Blue Water Baltimore Presents: Wildflower Seedpod Making Workshop

Growing and helping native wildflowers proliferate is an important part of being a watershed steward. Native plants provide food and shelter to our region’s...

Girl in yoga pose

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.

Monday Movie: Rambo: Last Blood

Synopsis The Vietnam War veteran attempts to take down the cartel that kidnapped his beloved niece. During his final mission in Mexico, he is forced to rely...

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....

CANCELLED Advanced Microsoft Word 2010

Learn to apply text styles, insert watermarks, and wrap text around objects. Create, run, and delete a macro, import Excel files, create forms, and insert...

board games

Join us in a relaxing hour of games and competition at the Clifton Branch on Monday evenings

Introduction to Microsoft Office and 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...

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...

Census 2020 Information Presentation

Informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program explains the purpose and importance of the Census and...

Count Completed Census 2020 Party

Join us for an informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program also celebrates the completion of the 2020...

writing signing paperwork forms

Join in Google Hangouts: meet.google.com/ahs-royk-jiu A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short...

6pm
Virtual Event
Authorized image provided by Maryland Public Television

Filmmaker and practicing psychiatrist, Ken Rosenberg visits ERs, jails, and homeless camps to examine our national mental health crisis. Rosenberg follows...

Mixxed Fit Cardio Dance

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

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, April 7

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

Pre-K Home School 2020

Classes for homeschooled students (Pre-K - 12th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer; develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use...

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Create your own poem; no writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of...

computer keyboard hands

Registration required, call 410-467-8710 Introduction to the Internet Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Gmail Basics (a Gmail account is...

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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics CANCELLED

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics, March 24th class has been cancelled. In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the...

Workplace Readiness Series

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to Excel 2016 – Part 1 and 2 and Introduction to...

Workplace Readiness Workshop

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to Excel 2016 – Part 1 and 2 and Introduction to...

Getting Grant Ready: Launching a Nonprofit 12 Week Series

Starting a nonprofit organization can be an inspiring way to give back to your community and help those in need. However, it is important to understand all...

My Gym Community Class

During our My Gym Community Class children are elated as they sing, dance, play games, watch a puppet show and of course move! We will work on fine and gross...

National Poetry Month: Community PoeTree

Stop in during the month of April and add a poem to our Community PoeTree. Family friendly activity.

ORL_Kindergarten & 1st Grade Home School 2020

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

Books for Brunch

Come taste some books! Sample books of different genres and topics while you munch on donuts and orange juice. Tell us what you like and take one home!

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...

2nd - 3rd Grade Homeschool Computer Class

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

Chess Tuesdays

New expanded hours! Join fellow players for open chess play.

Yoga for YOU

Learn how to use yoga for breathing, posture, and meditation and other techniques to manage stressful situations on the job and in life. Presented by Dr....

law legal scales

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

4th - 5th Grade Home School 2020

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

6th - 8th Grade Home School Class

Classes for homeschooled students (Pre-K - 12th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer; develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use...

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

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...

Ultimate Anime Club

Watch Anime flicks and chit chat about your favorite anime and manga characters.

9th - 12th Grade Home School

Classes for homeschooled students (Pre-K - 12th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer; develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use...

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...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Express yourself by creating a fun piece of art. April 7th program has been CANCELED.

Cupcake Wars

Come join us and show off your amazing cupcake decorating skills while competing with your friends!

Discover a Story

Listen to the first two chapters of a book, then keep reading on your own!

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...

Game on! Children's Video Games

Come join your friends for an evening playing Mindcraft, Pokemon and much more!~

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...

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...

Count Completed Census 2020 Party

Join us for an informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program also celebrates the completion of the 2020...

What Color is Your Poetry? Workshop

Often when we approach poetry, we look at the form and style, and often follow established poets for inspiration. Does this lend itself to our true and...

6:30pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 8

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

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...

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Create your own poem; no writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of...

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. 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...

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;...

National Poetry Month: Community PoeTree

Stop in during the month of April and add a poem to our Community PoeTree. Family friendly activity.

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. 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. For ages 2-5 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.

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.

Workplace Readiness Workshop

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...

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...

yoga group stretching

Visit with the Baltimore City Health Department, Division of Aging and Care Services, which provides 22 programs through 3 divisions. These programs support...

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....

Toddler Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt for Easter eggs in the library's Habitat Garden. For children birth to five with a caregiver.

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....

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....

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...

Sit-N-Keep Healthy

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

Children's Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt for Easter eggs in the library's Habitat Garden. For children ages 6-10.

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

  Everlasting Cherry Blossoms / Flores de papel de cereza

The beautiful cherry trees outside our library are blooming! We’ll appreciate their beauty with handmade scented paper flowers. Take yours home, use it to...

Career Building Clinic: Writing a Resume/Job Search

Participants will practice filling out online applications using templates, various job search engines and websites. Participants will learn the most...

Career Clinic

Drop in to receive assistance with resumes, job applications, cover letters, and job-seeking tasks.

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;...

Funny Photo Booth

Create personalized props and show off your style with a photo booth photo shoot.

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...

Poetic Crafts

Express yourself through poetry by creating poems on tote bags and rocks. Supplies will be provided to participants.

LEGO Club

Show off your building skills during our weekly LEGO program.

Anime!

Watch and discuss Anime! Together we'll discover new favorites, old favorites, friends, food, and skills inspired by Japanese culture.

Blue Water Baltimore Presents: H20 Mystery Lab

Wonder and observation are the sparks that ignite scientific and artistic exploration. Did you know that water is the only known substance that can defy...

CANCELLED: Teen Money Matters

We're sorry, this event is cancelled. How do our choices about money affect future opportunities? What does it take to buy a car or cell phone? And what...

Geek Terrariums

Learn how to care for plants as you build your own terrarium to take home using figures from pop culture.

Teen Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt for Easter eggs in the library's Habitat Garden. For ages 11 and up.

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...

Census 2020 Information Presentation

Informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program explains the purpose and importance of the Census and...

Thursday, April 9

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Create your own poem; no writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of...

Introduction to Google Drive

In this 3-week series, 4 topics will be discussed: Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sheets and Google Slides. Class Prerequisite Recommendation - ABCs...

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 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...

10:30am
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

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

National Poetry Month: Community PoeTree

Stop in during the month of April and add a poem to our Community PoeTree. Family friendly activity.

Silver Angels

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

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...

story time, librarian and children

Join us on our Facebook Live for a virtual storytime!

11am
Virtual Event
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...

Mindful Meditation

Join us for a guided meditation session led by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please 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...

Foreclosure Workshop

This is a presentation for homeowners having difficulty paying a mortgage or are facing a possible foreclosure. Learn how to assess and maintain credit, how...

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

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...

Ultimate Anime Club

Watch Anime flicks and chit chat about your favorite anime and manga characters.

 Teen Crafts

Join us as we design and craft various themed projects!

Anime Club

Come watch and discuss your favorite anime with your friends! There will be snacks.

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...

Wildflower Seedpod Making Workshop

Growing and helping native wildflowers proliferate is an important part of being a watershed steward. Native plants provide food and shelter to our region’s...

STEM STEAM gears

Join us every Monday and Thursday for a STEM activity that you can do from home! Activities will be posted on our Facebook account.

4pm
Virtual Event
Teen Entrepreneurs

Teens and tweens can come out and get information on how to start your own business at a young age

yoga group stretching

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

Zumbini with Kirsten

This program has been cancelled from April 2 to May 7. We apologize for the inconvenience. A music and movement class created for infants, toddlers,...

4:30pm
Hooray, Crochet! Workshop

Get your stitch on! Some materials will be made available, as supplies last. Come prepared to learn. Open to all ages.

Clifton Branch Book Club

Read and discuss Men Without Women: Short Stories by Haruki Murakami.

Get Interview Ready

Get prepared for your next job interview! Learn how to decode common interview questions, what to include in your responses, and how to prepare ahead of time.

Introduction to Computers & Windows

A general overview of basic PC components: computer functionalities and definitions for the computer desktop, computer hardware, and software. Participants...

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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and 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...

Literacy Concert

Join Zachary Grim for an integrative concert experience based entirely upon stories and literature.This program, Stories and Sounds, was inspired by classic...

Census 2020 Information Presentation

Informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program explains the purpose and importance of the Census and...

Count Completed Census 2020 Party

Join us for an informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program also celebrates the completion of the 2020...

Mixxed Fit Cardio Dance

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

Peabody at the Library

An informal classical music performance for all ages presented by student musicians from Peabody Conservatory.

Reclaim Your Health and Vitality: How to Take Back Control of your Cravings

Cravings are a survival mechanism, not your body's attempt to sabotage your healthful efforts. Learn to interpret what your cravings are telling you to be...

Writers Cribs! Don Winslow

Join author Don Winslow to discuss his collection Broken, in the first installment of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Ivy Bookshop's Writers: CRIBS! series,...

7pm
Virtual Event

Friday, April 10

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

board games

Come in and enjoy a game of Chess or Checkers with friends.

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...

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Join us every Tuesday and Friday for a craft activity that you can do from home! Activities will be posted on our Facebook account. Craft along and share a...

4pm
Virtual Event

Saturday, April 11

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

Yoga for Everyone in Central Hall

Practice yoga in the beauty of Central Library. Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those...

Blackout Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library. Create your own poem; no writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of...

Book Spine Poetry

Come stop by the teen department for the Book Spine Poetry contest happening all April in honor of National Poetry Month. Create your own Book Spine Poetry...

Learn from a Master Gardener: Home Composting

Organic material such as leaves, branches, grass clippings, and food scraps make up more than 50% of what is sent to the landfill each year. Instead of...

Learn from a Master Gardener: How Does Your Garden Grow?

The April 11th program is cancelled. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date. Do you long to have fresh vegetables on your dinner plate from your own garden or...

Learn from a Master Gardener: Managing Pests in the Garden

Our gardens are teeming with life other than the flowers and vegetables we lovingly plant. Some of that life consists of the pollinators and insects that...

Walk-in Tutoring

Free drop-in tutoring service for grades K - 12 provided by Youth Library Tutorial, a JHU student group.

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...

Census 2020 Information Presentation

Informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program explains the purpose and importance of the Census and...

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga will help improve flexibility, strength, balance and focus. Enjoy the many benifits of yoga without sitting or lying on the floor. Presented by...

Free Family Flicks - Toy Story 2

Enjoy old-fashioned family films on a big screen. Buzz and the gang race to save Woody after he's kidnapped by a greedy toy collector who's intent on making...

Baby and Me Yoga Presented by Eclectic Soul Yoga

Help your baby to build confidence, reach movement milestones, and gain mind and body awareness while deepening your bond. For babies 1 month to 24 months...

Census 2020 Information Presentation

Informative presentation promoting and encouraging the completion of the 2020 Census. The program explains the purpose and importance of the Census and...

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...

Family Storytime: Baby STEM / Canciones y cuentos para familias: STEM sencillo

Explore simple science concepts like weather and metamorphosis inspired by children’s literature. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and make a craft to bring...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Travel across the world and take pictures with the help of a green screen and a librarian guide. Recommended for ages 5 and up and their grown-ups.

yoga group stretching

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

books stacked on library table

Join us on the second Saturday of the month for our new nonfiction book club. April’s title is Quiet: the Hidden Power of Introverts in a World that can’t...

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...

John Hansboro Presents "Spit Fire Saturdays!"

Hosted by John Hansboro, our monthly Poetry Slams offer a free spoken-word platform for teens and adults to share their talents in a safe and creative...

Role Playing Group- Dungeons and Dragons

Join in the fun with a campaign focusing on Dungeons and Dragons led by Mica Fetz.

3D Printing Workshop for Teens

Teens are invited to design and fabricate their own 3D objects, free of charge, with the help of our staff expert. Learn the basics of Tinkercad and how our...

Adult Painting Workshop

Create your own original artwork. Registration required; call 410-396-6098 to register. Refreshments provided.

Paint Party @ Pennsylvania Avenue Branch

A local artist will lead you step-by-step as you create your very own masterpiece. All paint supplies will be provided by the library. Please register by...

Skizz Cyzyk’s Favorites From Pratt’s 16mm Collection

Before he made some of his best known films (Icepick To The Moon, Hit & Stay, Little Castles, Managers Corner) and before he was programming film festivals...

We Slay Book Club

We will read and discuss Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza...

Sew Saturday! Art Power Patches

Art Power Patches! April 11th & 18th, 2020, 2:30pm-4:30pm Drawing on inspiration from merit badges, participants will create their own symbolism to create a...

Sunday, April 12

Year of the Woman Exhibit

What was Maryland’s role in the Suffrage Movement? Who were the African American activists at the heart of the struggle? What were some of the strategies of...

Movement or Meditation Activity for Kids

Join us every Sunday for a movement or meditation activity that you can do from home! Activities will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

4pm
Virtual Event

April 6 - 12, 2020

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