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Events

Saturday, October 16

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: 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.

Walk-in Tutoring

Free drop-in tutoring service for grades K – 12 in all subjects provided by Youth Library Tutorial, a JHU student group.

Christine Platt Photo Credit Norman E. Jones

The program has been canceled. In "The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less" (Tiller Press/Simon & Shuster; June 15, 2021), Christine Platt gets to...

Cultural Traditions Storytime: Día de los Muertos

Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Artesanas from the Creative Alliance for a special edition of storytime! We’ll read a book exploring the cultural...

11am
Virtual Event
Cover of The Book of Delights

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...

11am
Virtual Event
Science to Go!

Learn about ecosystem health with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)! Join us virtually to get a lab tour and hear from the Ecosystem...

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.

CANCELED: Graphics Galore: Remina by Junji Itō

Adults who love comics, join us to read and discuss Remina, by Junji Itō. An unknown planet emerges from inside a wormhole, and its discoverer, Dr. Oguro,...

1pm
Virtual Event
Teen Art in 3 Dimensions

In this 2-week hybrid program for ages 12-18, we will learn about 3D art from two perspectives. First, we'll use Tinkercad to digitally design our own...

Unblighting the Block - (Re)Building Beloved Community

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. Are you interested in becoming a homeowner, but don't know where to...

One Maryland One Book: Delights of Resiliency

Join us to discuss the One Maryland One Book selection, The Book of Delights by Ross Gay, and create your own journal to record the delights of daily life....

An Afternoon of Artistic Excellence: Featuring Award-winning Baker Artists

Join us for a very special virtual Afternoon of Artistic Excellence – in collaboration with Contemporary Arts, Inc. – featuring past performing arts awardees...

Chemistry in the Library: Fast or Slow... Chemistry Makes It Go!

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of...

Cherry Hill Book Club: One Maryland One Book

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...

2pm
Virtual Event
Book cover for 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...

Saturday, October 16