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Location Closure The Clifton Branch is closed due to maintenance issues.

Events

Tuesday, October 26

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 Teen Choice Awards

Nominate the best of THE BEST! Every month for 7 DAYS ONLY we ask YOU to tell us your top 3 favorites for the year from a given topic such as games, movies,...

Virtual Event
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
Take & Make: Alphabet Sticks

Grab this kit and make a stick for each letter of the alphabet with your little one. Practice the sounds that each letter makes! Trace the shape of each...

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: Craft Stick Scarecrow

This program has been postponed, as the Clifton Branch is closed due to maintenance issues. Celebrate autumn by building a scarecrow made out of craft...

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!

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: Pumpkin Painting

Make a spooky (or funny) pumpkin. This take & make kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road Branch from October 26-30 on a first come, first served...

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: 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...

1st Grade Home School Class Session

Classes for homeschooled students. Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use interactive programs and...

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....

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 Office 2016 and Computer Basics 

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

baby and parent playtime

Stories, movement, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. Come ready to move and have fun together. For families with children ages 2-5. All abilities...

2nd - 3rd Grade Home School Session

Classes for homeschooled students (2nd - 3rd grades). Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use...

11:30am
Virtual Event
Lawyer in the Library

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a few hours each week at the Waverly branch providing brief,...

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...

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...

12pm
Virtual Event
4th - 5th Grade Home School Class Sessions

Classes for homeschooled students. Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use interactive programs and...

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...

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 –...

Community Altar-Making Workshop with the Creative Alliance's Artesanas

Celebrate life and new beginnings with the Creative Alliance’s Artesanas! Learn the traditions of Día de los Muertos and altar making. Bring a portrait of a...

 Manga Drawing Lessons - Weekly!

Learn how to draw anime and manga characters, step by step in weekly sessions! Build up a binder of your best drawings and be a real artist! Supplies for the...

Kitchen Science

Utilize math & measuring skills to make a tasty treat.

Spooky Terrariums

Come to the Southeast Anchor Branch to make a terrarium. But in honor of Halloween there's a twist. Get ready to make a spooky terrarium.

Writers LIVE! Jen Michalski & James Magruder

FREE. Please register for the event here. Jen Michalski and James Magruder will be in conversation about their latest books, You'll Be Fine and Vamp Until...

Tuesday, October 26