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Events

Saturday, October 9

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
Take & Make: Apple Tissue Paper Suncatcher

This program has been postponed, as the Clifton Branch is closed due to maintenance issues. Celebrate autumn by creating a tissue paper suncatcher in the...

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 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 Orleans Street Branch from October 1-29 on a first come,...

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: 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....

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...

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.

story time, librarian and children

Join us live for an interactive storytime with read-alouds, songs, movements, and games. Un moment de bonne humeur à partager ensemble live, avec histoires,...

11am
Virtual Event
Naomi Shihab Nye

Join us online for a discussion of poems by Naomi Shihab Nye. We hope to discuss some of the following poems: "Different Ways to Pray" "The Art of...

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...

Beginner Game Coding for Teens: The Legend of Zorda

In this 2-week hybrid program for ages 12-18, we will code and create graphics and animations for our own dungeon-crawl video games using the MakeCode Arcade...

Stack of books on table. The book on top is open.

Join us to discuss what you are reading (or listening to for audiobook lovers). All reading is welcome, whether it's books, magazines, articles, cookbooks,...

2pm
Virtual Event
customized sneaker

Calling all Sneaker heads! join the library in learning about Baltimore sneaker culture and history. Teens will have the opportunity to hear from local...

We Slay Book Club

We will read and discuss Mrs. Wiggins by Mary Monroe. The daughter of a prostitute mother and an alcoholic father, Maggie Franklin knew her only way out was...

Peabody at the Library

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

Saturday, October 9