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Monday, December 9

board games

Come to the library everyday and enjoy browsing through a variety of games to play with family and friends at your own leisure.

Stationery Station

It is Write a Friend Month! Visit our stationery station anytime this month during library hours and write a letter to a friend or loved one.

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 lef by Surya Allamraju of Sunshine Yoga. Please bring your own mat.

Winter Solstice Cinnamon-Stick Ornament

To celebrate the Winter Solstice, we're making Cinnamon-Stick Ornaments as our December Take & Make craft project. Stop by anytime in December to pick up...

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 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...

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...

Healthy Little Cooks - Born to Cook

Inspire your favorite young chefs, ages 3-5 to cook this fall during an 8-week program focused on teaching your preschoolers nutrition tips, culinary skills...

Resume Clinic

Your resume is one of your first points of contact with potential employers. It is important that your resume make an excellent first impression. Schedule a...

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.

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,...

STEM Day: Food Science

Didn't you love science as a kids. Relive some of those classic experiments and enjoy a few tasty treats.

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...

Snow Dough

Does your little one love snow? Come participate in this fun experiment making sensory snow.

Finger Fishtail Loom Bracelet

Make a colorful DIY piece of jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone else.


Construct with straws and cardboard, take on a coding challenge, or design and print shadow puppets for our theater. The possibilities are endless with this...

One Book One Baltimore: Read 4 Peace

Read and discuss the One Book Baltimore book, "Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds, and other related readings. Light refreshments provided.

books stacked on library table

Ever wonder what it’s like to get on an elevator with a familiar face but you are not sure why they look different? Join us for 6 weeks as we meet each...

Teen Holiday Party

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season. There will be refreshments such as: Hot Apple Cider and cookies. There will also be opportunities to do arts and...

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Charles Dugger presents the principles of Kwanzaa with an interactive presentation.

Northwood Chess Masters

Learn how to play chess or challenge a friend. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Meet the New Librarian

Stop by for a meet and greet with our new adult-services librarian. Bring your suggestions for 2020 programs. Lite Refreshments will be served.

Monday Movie - Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Synopsis Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidora wreak havoc on humanity as they battle each other. For Earth to survive, Godzilla has to put a stop to the three...

Teen Improv Workshops!

Megan Wills is an improv comedy performer and founder of the Charm City Comedy Project and the Charm City Comedy Festival in Baltimore. She will be hosting...

Google Drive Series

Documents and Calendar - Learn how to create basic documents in Google Docs. Create calendars, practice using calendar features and share events...

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;...

Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics

In this 6 session series, four topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers/Windows,...

Llamas Pajama Party

Celebrate National Llama Day with Llama Llama stories at our preschool pajama party. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents: "The Nutcracker"

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents excerpts from "The Nutcracker." Experience the wonder of this timeless holiday tradition. Allow yourself to be...

Friendsgiving @ Northwood

Let's talk about our favorite reads and library programs of the past year, and what we look forward to at Northwood Branch in 2020. Bring a holiday recipe...

Gifts From the Garden: Holiday Plants

Learn how to take care of various plants and flowers associated with the holiday season: poinsettas, holly, mistletoe, amaryllis, and more.

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...

Knitting Circle

Join us for an informal atmosphere for knitters. Bring your own supplies and already started project or start a new one! Participants will share new...

library young woman with books study smile

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

Live Christmas Music presented by Helping Up Mission Choir and Band

Get into the spirit of the holidays with hot cocoa, cookies, and classic Christmas carols presented by Helping Up Mission, a local nonprofit. Helping Up...

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...

Canton Reading Society

Read and discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

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...

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...

Winter Poems by Heart

Welcome winter with poetry! We invite you to recite or read your favorite winter poem at this friendly gathering, hosted by librarians. Please limit your...

Monday, December 9