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Events

Monday, October 1

One-on-one Job-seeker Coaching Appointments

Get assistance with job searching and applications, resumes, cover letters, and other job and career task. To schedule an appointment, call 410-396-5317 or...

Introduction to the Internet

Learn about the Internet and Internet security. Learn to navigate using the World Wide Web. Develop surfing strategies and learn how to use “Search Engine”...

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

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...

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...

Monday Yarns

Bring your yarn and your knitting needles or crochet hook. Craft with us.

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The 2018-19 National History Day theme is TRIUMPH & TRAGEDY IN HISTORY. Are you working on a National History Day research project? We can help with...

Teen Lounge

Teens, join us for an hour to chill, watch movies, listen to music, and play games. BYOS (bring your own snacks) and enjoy your time with us at Patterson Park.

Baltimore Speaks Out

Baltimore Speaks Out (BSO) is an after school program with Wide Angle Youth Media, teaching young people aged 10 to 15 digital media production, critical...

Maker Mondays

Create, explore, design and experiment, using elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

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Join us and learn how to make a short film using the Sock Puppets app and an iPad.

Manga Drawing Lessons

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

Scary Stories for Kids

Listen to your librarians' favorite scary stories while enjoying some fall treats.

Teen Movie Night: Pacific Rim: Uprising

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker...

iRhyme by the Media Rhythm Institute

iRhyme is a STEM and literacy program that introduces students to music production (songwriting, recording and editing) and creative writing. The students...

Maker Mondays

Discover a different STEAM concept each week with projects that will inspire you to create.

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Do you love writing and drawing? Join our writing club where our fanfictions, poetry, manga, doodles, and more will be self-published in a collaborative...

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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....

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Play chess with a teacher and other teens.

Monday Movie: Acrimony

A bitter woman plots revenge against her unfaithful ex-husband and his new fiancée. Runtime: 120 minutes Cast: Lyriq Bent, Taraji P. Henson, Crystle...

EMail - Beyond the Basics

Compose, send and receive messages. Learn to attach documents and graphics to email messages. Class prerequisite recommendations: An e-mail account is...

Introduction to Microsoft Office & Computer Basics

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

Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

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

Monday Night Movies

Join us in the month of October as we show movies that will scare the "BOO" out of you. Movies showing this month will be: October 1: "The Mummy" with...

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...

Needles and Hooks

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...

Yoga

Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching -- these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Presented by United Healthcare.

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....

Writers LIVE: Peter Devereaux, The Card Catalog:  Books, Cards and Literary Treasures

A slide-illustrated talk presented by Peter Devereaux, editor of The Card Catalog. A new book published by the Library of Congress in association with...

Monday, October 1