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Events

Thursday, October 21

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,...

children doing science experiment with green liquid in library

Make your own sensory or kinetic sand with this easy take home activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Forest Park Branch from October 15-29...

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...

Take & Make: Tiny Dancers

Pick up your very own kit to create a tiny dancer. All supplies are in the kit to complete the craft. This take & make kit will be available at the Light...

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...

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....

Rambling Readers

Join a new and novel walking book club that covers more than novels! Come as we share whatever book we are reading or listening to lately to share passions,...

Take & Make: DIY Maracas

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these do it yourself Maracas. They are perfect to decorate with your own colorful design and display at your Latin...

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 Excel 2016, Intermediate, Part 1&2

Participants will put formulas to Work (AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNTIF, SUMIF, AVERAGEIF). Create formulas for Margin and Price, Show/Hide Formulas and Test...

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
Lawyer in the Library

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend the session at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch providing brief,...

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.

Take & Make bag with a Pratt Library logo and paint splattered background

Make an owl hand puppet and learn about these raptors. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from October 20-27 on a first come, first...

writing signing paperwork forms

The grant narrative is the heart and soul of any strong proposal. This is your opportunity to get a potential funder excited about your project. The...

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...

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 –...

Homework Helpers

Struggling with an assignment? Get help from a Morgan State University student to finish your homework!

Pratt Test Kitchen Community Feature: Atiya Wells

Join us for a conversation with a Baltimore community innovator in the food justice space. This month’s feature is Atiya Wells, Executive Director of...

3pm
Virtual Event
Color Changing Slime

Hey Teens! You've probably made slime before, but have you ever seen it change from one color to another? Let's make slime and with the magic of science,...

Haunted Houses

Listen to a spooky story and make a haunted house picture. This indoor event is limited to 20 participants, and pre-registration is required. Please call...

Stomp Rockets

Create a rocket and then launch it using air power! Grab a book bundle before you leave to continue the learning at home. This indoor program is limited to...

Canton Crafternoon

Join us for an afternoon of crafts and open art play. This indoor program is limited to 15 participants, and pre-registration is required. To register,...

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.

Healing Conversations with the Healing Youth Alliance

Youth from Baltimore City will present on the book “Becoming Beatrice” and will discuss how this book relates to their lived experience in Baltimore City....

4:30pm
Virtual Event
One Maryland One Book Discussion

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...

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

Come join us to discuss The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. Get your free copy at the Waverly Branch while supplies last. The Book of Delights is the 2021...

Recording Memories Through Scrapbooking

Make a mini scrapbook to celebrate a moment in your life. Space is limited, call 410-396-6098 to register.

The Mix Discussion Group

Introducing Northwood Library's newest literary discussion group, The Mix. Come join us every Third Thursday for a monthly conversation featuring a given...

Book Bites: 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...

board games

Join us for an opportunity to play board games & socialize.

Spooky Storytime

Hear some not-so-scary stories and learn how you can use a flashlight to tell a story! This indoor program is limited to 10 participants and...

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
Writers LIVE! James Han Mattson, Sara Lautman, and Emily Danforth

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. James Han Mattson, Sara Lautman, and Emily Danforth will be in conversation...

Thursday, October 21