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Saturday, January 18

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 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...

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.

Free Wellness Retreat with Zen And The City

All services are Free and open to all. Wellness should not be a luxury and you should not have to travel to another world to retreat from stress and...

Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers on May 16th has been cancelled. Learn about computer software and hardware, as well as how to use the mouse and keyboard. Learn...

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...

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.

Pratt Central Library Book Club

Read and discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. For more information about the Pratt Central Library Book Club, please call the Fiction Department...

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;...

Genealogy Circle Meeting:  Historic Maryland Newspapers Project

Come hear Pamela McClanahan, Digital Projects Librarian with University of Maryland Libraries, provide an overview of the Historic Maryland Newspapers...

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...

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.

tech mobile tablet apps

Learn the basics of programming using easy and fun computer games. Recommended for ages 7-12. Please call 410-396-5402 to register.

Film: Selma

Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches...

Graphic Novel Book Club: Guts

Join us as we discuss the Raina Telegemeier's newest book in the Smile serious, Guts.

Graphics Galore

Adults who love comics, read and discuss, The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel, art and adaptation by Renee Nault. In this adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s...

Pooh Bear Party

It’s Winnie the Pooh Day! Come celebrate the honey loving bear with stories and crafts.

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...

books stacked on library table

In January we are reading, "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. In February we are reading, "Second Time Sweet" by Beverly Jenkins.

The Intruder

Don't Let Him In A young married couple buys a beautiful house on several acres of land, only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go...

Children's Author Visit- Sharon Langley

Sharon Langley will discuss writing with Amy Nathan to create a book about two Baltimore natives from different backgrounds and life experiences coming...

Paint & Juice

A guided paint program for children 5-12. Registration is required. Please call 410-396-0399.

Songwriting Workshops

January's Artist in Residence Caleb Stine will facilitate two songwriting workshops. The 90 minute, hands-on workshops will explain songwriting terms,...

Speedy Synonyms

It’s National Thesaurus Day! Come put your word skills to the test in our word relay race.

Saturday, January 18