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Saturday, May 9

Chalk the Walk Baltimore

We're inspired by the sidewalk chalk masterpieces we've seen all over the city! From May 1-10, go out and chalk the walk. Write encouraging words, draw...

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origami paper cranes

Stop by anytime in May and celebrate Asian / Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by exploring the ancient Japanese art of origami and crafting your own...

Peace Stickers for Baltimore Ceasefire / Pegatinas para la paz

Use our fancy cutting machine to make a colorful custom sticker. Drop in any time to add to the library’s rainbow peace display!

Superhero Height Chart / Tabla de altura de superhéroes

How do you measure up to your favorite superhero? Record your height on our superhero height chart in honor of Free Comic Book Day.

Virtual Baltimore Center Stage Mobile Unit Tour 2020: Where We Stand

This brand-new fable of penance is filled with humor, heart, and music. When a town is running low on compassion and a man is stripped of companionship, just...

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Weaving Fun

Join us the week of Cinco de Mayo during library hours and create your own weaved piece of art.

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...

Maryland During Covid-19: Stories From Baltimore Teens

During these homebound weeks in Baltimore, we have a unique opportunity to share, learn, and communicate how different generations respond to this ongoing...

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Community Baby Shower

New and expectant caregivers are invited to come and celebrate with this fun family community event! Learn about community resources available in Baltimore...

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...

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...

Skill Builder's Workshop

Skill Builder's Workshop on May 9th has been cancelled. Develop mouse skills and become acquainted with basic computer functions. Class participants learn...

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga will help improve flexibility, strength, balance and focus. Enjoy the many benefitsof yoga without sitting or lyingon the floor. Presented by...

Free Family Flicks - Tangled

Enjoy old-fashioned family films on a big screen. A thief meets his match in an impossibly long-haired beauty who yearns to escape her imprisonment from the...

Sandborn Map, Windham, Connecticut, 1911

Julianne Mangin will discuss her mother's French-Canadian ancestors, several of whom were mentally ill and committed to a state hospital. After decades of...

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Film Society: Harold and Maude

Join us May 9 for a screening of Hal Ashby’s cult classic in which a young man and a 79-year old woman strike up an unlikely friendship. After meeting at a...

Hula Family Storytime / Canciones y cuentos hawaiana

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as we share a story and a song and learn to do the Hawaiian dance, the hula. Learn the basics of the hula...

art child painting

Paint your own ceramic flower pot.

Knot Just Knitting Yarn Club

Join our group of yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome!

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...

It's All About May Flowers

Just in time for summer blossoms, container gardening at the Clifton Branch. A perfect STEM activity.

Kid's Cartooning Club

A monthly workshop for kids. Learn how to tell a story with pictures, make your own comic book, and learn how to make copies for your friends and family!

Furious Hours

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey N. Cep

Adult Crafting:  Tea Cup Upcycle

Come make a jewelry holder, a bird feeder or a scented candle...all out of repurposed tea cups.

Barbara Mikulski celebrates Baltimore's ethnic neighborhoods

Join us for a look back at Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood in the mid-1970s, when you could still shop at John Waters star Edith Massey’s Broadway...

Jazz in the Stacks

Enjoy a live jazz ensemble featuring the Rhonda Robinson Ensemble. Presented in partnership with Contemporary Arts Inc.

Meet the Author: Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, What I Learned in the Midst of KAOS: The Making of an Ubuntu Teacher

What I Learned in the Midst of KAOS is, in part, a coming-of-age story about how Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields responded to the chaos in his life, first as a...

abstract painting of dove

Be a part of Baltimore's Ceasefire Weekend and paint your vision of peace. Ceasefire Weekends are about everyone being peaceful and celebrating, so come to...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Learn the science of fruit anatomy and explore the art of printmaking with this messy STEAM project for ages 5 and up.

We Slay Book Club

We will read and discuss The One That Got Away by Joe Clifford. In the early 2000s, a string of abductions rocked the small upstate town of Reine, New York....

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POSTPONED Sew Saturday! Art Bracelets

Art Bracelets! May 9th & 16th, 2020, 2:30pm-4:30pm Using machine and hand embroidery, we will be creating one of a kind bracelets with dynamic design and...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Come decorate your own mini flower pot. Take home your creation and watch it grow! All supplies provided.

Saturday, May 9