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Events

Thursday, October 14

Anime Club Kit

Did you miss Anime Club? No worries, we got you. Call the Forest Park Branch at 410-396-0942 to pick up an Anime Club kit! For the first 2 weeks of every...

Bristle Bots Take & Make

Learn how to make a bristle bot buddy! Supplies for the program will be available at the Govans Branch. Call (410) 396-6098 to request an appointment to pick...

Doors Open Baltimore Activity Sheets

During Doors Open Baltimore, stop by any Pratt Library location to pick up coloring sheets featuring Baltimore city landmarks and a word search. Activity...

Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) Take & Make

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. Supplies for the...

board games

Looking for something new to play with your friends or family at your next game night? Then come get a free copy of the card game "Unexploded Cow" - yours to...

Northwood Picks 4 U

Exclusively for pickup at Northwood Branch, teens and adults can complete a survey and leave it to the professionals to make the perfect suggestion! But, we...

One Book Baltimore: Community Dream Boards!

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

Pratt Teens on Discord!

Young Adult Services proudly presents a virtual space JUST FOR TEENS! If you are a teen and want to connect with other teens, come on over to Pratt Teens...

Virtual Event
STEM STEAM gears

Create a wiggling bristlebot pal using a toothbrush head, motor, battery, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. All supplies are included in the free kit! For...

Take & Make: Craft Stick Scarecrow

Celebrate autumn by building a scarecrow made out of craft sticks! This take & make kit will be available at the Roland Park Branch from October 1-30 on a...

Take & Make: Fall Luminaries

Stop by the Hampden Library in October to pick up supplies to make a poke-a-dot luminary. Use a provided pattern or design your own!

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Create your own little pom pom popper for some spooky fun! This take & make kit will be available at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch from October 5-23 on a...

Take & Make: Las Luminarias

Create a beautiful lantern as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. All supplies included. This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from...

Take & Make: Leaf Impressions

Create your own salt dough and then press a leaf in to create fun designs! The Leaf Impressions kits are available at the Washington Village Branch from...

Take & Make: Leaf Lanterns

Have fun with the changing colors of leaves while you make a lantern that will light up the night. This take & make kit will be available at the Central...

Take & Make: Paper Bag Monster Puppets

Make a festive and silly monster puppet for pretend play. All supplies and instructions are provided. This take & make kit will be available at the Central...

Take & Make: Pinecone Bird Feeder

Make a bird feeder, tie it outside, and record observations about the local birds you see! This take & make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch...

Take & Make: Scarecrow Windsock

Use foam pieces to create a scarecrow windsock. This take & make kit will be available at the Roland Park Branch from October 1-30 on a first come, first...

Take & Make: Scarecrow Windsock

Use foam pieces to create a scarecrow windsock. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from October 1-29 on a first come,...

gears in multiple colors

Build a soda straw rocket and make it fly! This take & make kit will be available at the Hampden Branch starting on October 12 on a first come, first served...

Take & Make: Solar Week Challenge

Solar Week - A week to celebrate the sun. In the past, our sun has helped us tell time and bake food. This week, you get to try it too. Using the supplies...

Take & Make: Spooky Candle Jars

Celebrate October and transform an ordinary jar into a spooky candle jar using tissue paper, construction paper, and glue. Make a monster, a pumpkin a ghost...

Take & Make: Swimming Jellyfish

Make a swimming jellyfish from a paper plate, yarn, and craft stick. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from October 1-30 on a...

Teen Raid Box: TeenTober

Swing by the library for a special box to learn new skills and fuel your passions in and outside the library. TeenTober is a combination of Teen Read Week...

Teen Take & Make: Autumn Mason Jar Candle Holder

Infuse your space with a bit of Autumn with this Take & Make Mason Jar craft. Go on a nature walk and collect your favorite autumn leaves to decorate your...

DIY Take & Make Pride Signs

During Black Pride Month and LGBTQ History Month, express your pride with one of the Pride signs: Circular Pride, Love Rainbow, or Everyone is Welcome sign. ...

writing signing paperwork forms

As a part of One Book Baltimore 2021 we invite tweens and teens to write your favorite quote from "Becoming Beatriz" on a pennant. We'll provide the felt....

Loom knitted pink hat

Using the materials provided, loom knit a soft, chunky beanie hat for cold weather. Kits are available at the Forest Park Branch on a first come, first...

Take & Make: Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Pamper yourself or someone else with a sugar scrub that you make. Call the Cherry Hill Branch at (410) 396-1168 for more information.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016,  Parts 1 & 2

Online Class Sessions An Email account is required for registration This class will review all the basic functions needed prior to taking Advance Excel....

10:30am
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016 and Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshop, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word 2016...

Microsoft Word 2016, Intermediate, Parts 1 & 2

Learn to organize content using tables and charts. Sort table data, and converting text into a table. Also, in this session cut, copy, and paste will be...

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. All abilities...

story time, librarian and children

Join us for a virtual storytime featuring stories, songs, and fun!

11am
Virtual Event
POSTPONED Take and Make: Small Canvas Community  Art Project

This program is postponed until the Clifton Branch is reopened. Theme: My Community Through My Eyes Adults and Teens are encouraged to create their own...

Take & Make Craft: Recording Memories through Scrapbook

Make a mini scrapbook to celebrate a moment in your life. This take & make kit will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

Finding Grants: Foundation Directory Online

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Looking for new sources of funding for your nonprofit organization? Discover what funders are looking for in...

Lunch and Learn:  Mysterious Maryland: Stories of the Bizarre and Unexplained from the Stacks of the Maryland State Archives

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. Get into the Halloween spirit with an hour of strange sightings, unsolved...

1pm
Virtual Event
Virtual Children's Author Event: W. Bruce Cameron

New York Times bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose is back with another charming installment in the irresistible chapter book series Puppy Tales, featuring...

1:30pm
Virtual Event
Digital Drop In

Wondering how to get library materials, such as e-books and e-audiobooks onto your tablet? Need help figuring out email, social media, or other features of...

Cover of The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay is the 2021 choice for One Maryland One Book. One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities. What if everyone...

Workplace Readiness Series

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2010 or 2016 - Parts 1 & 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 or 2016 – Parts 1 & 2,...

Workplace Readiness Workshop

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

yoga group stretching

Burn calories with us. Join us for Jamercise, an exercise program of dance to hot new music. Call 410-396-1168 to register.

Teen Photo Greeting Cards

Learn how to use a camera, from our Library of Things, to take photos at home or in the library and turn those photos into unique personalized greeting...

Altar-Making with the Creative Alliance's Artesanas

Celebrate life and new beginnings with Creative Alliance’s Artesanas! Learn about the traditions of Día de los Muertos and altar making during this virtual...

5:30pm
Virtual Event
POSTPONED: Peabody at the Library

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

Autumn Paint Night

Paint a pretty autumn-themed picture, following step-by-step instructions. All materials are supplied, but space is limited. Please call 410-396-6076 to...

Lori Jakiela and Nancy Naomi Carlson

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. Join us for a virtual reading by Lori Jakiela, who won the 2021 Wicked Woman...

6:30pm
Virtual Event
computer keyboard hands

It is an empowering and rewarding experience. to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, October 14