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Events

Saturday, November 13

Design a 3D printed miniature at home,and print it out in the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

Code Talkers on Navajo Code Talkers Day 2017

In World War I & World War II, Native Americans used Navajo and other tribal languages to send secret messages to battlefields around the world. They became...

book cover of Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr. A boy rides his bike towards a balloon and is surrounded by images of world landmarks and wonders

Celebrate National StoryWalk® Week and expore the wonders of our world with an outdoor StoryWalk® featuring Everywhere, Wonder, written by Matthew Swanson...

During the month of November, teens can pick up a scavenger hunt kit featuring different kinds of media sources we see every day. Can you spot the ones that...

Forest Park Anime Club + Kit

Anime Club is Back! November 10th & December 1st, join the Forest Park Anime Club as we watch Anime, do crafts, and play games based on new and favorite...

Tired of pumpkin pie? Visit the Waverly branch and pick up our edible take and make! Teens will be provided materials and instructions to make and decorate...

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...

"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...

Why does a cardboard box make such a great guitar? Why does a water bottle make beautiful rocket? Answer: Physics. Physics is more than a heavy word, it...

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

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

Celebrate harvest season with this fun and easy craft complete with corn stalks and pumpkins. This take & make kit will be available at the Hampden Branch...

Celebrate harvest season with this fun and easy craft complete with corn stalks and pumpkins. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennslyvania...

Build an art machine with moving parts and bring your sculpture to life! This take & make kit will be available at all Pratt Library locations from November...

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

art child painting

Pick up your Seashell Plaque Kit at the Clifton Branch and create your own design. This take & make kit will be available at the Clifton Branch from...

Weave together fall colors to make a beautiful and decorative placemat. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennsylvania Ave. Branch from November...

yellow leaves with bright light

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with this Three Sisters inspired craft. Learn about the significance of each of these figures in Indigenous plant...

Make a beaded friendship bracelet for yourself and a friend! This take & make kit will be available at the Light Street Branch from November 8-13 on a first...

Create unique crafts to decorate your home for the holidays. Supplies for the program will be available at the Govans Branch, while supplies last.

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, learn about the celebrated Indigenous artists George Littlechild and Maria Martinez. Included are supplies...

Hold the Moon in your hands! Grab this kit and make your very own replica of the phases of the Moon. Kit includes paper and instructions to create a picture...

Make your own unique jewelry while helping the planet by creating a beaded bracelet from recycled magazines. This take & make kit will be available at the...

Design your own autumn decor with this pumpkin button frame craft kit. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from November 1-30...

Create fun sea creatures using bead craft kits from the Clifton Branch. This take & make kit will be available at the Clifton Branch from November 3-29 on a...

Explore your senses by making your own colorful, scented playdough. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from November 1-30 on a...

gold stars generic special

Make a paper model of the James Webb Space Telescope, and learn about the mission of NASA’s new and super powerful space telescope. All supplies and...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

In this teen take & make art project, you will produce a painting that shows your dream for your future. You will create a stencil, then paint inside the...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a craft to make and a story to read about maize (corn), one of the Three Sisters. This take & make kit will be...

Craft a symbol of gratitude and thankfulness by tracing your hand and turning it into a turkey! Each take & make kit will have enough supplies to make six...

Prepare for the season of thanks and celebrate fall with a take & make tree about gratitude. Each kit contains a foam tree and many leaves to write all the...

Swing past the Edmondson Village branch for the National Game and Puzzle Week inspired box. This is the perfect box for teens who love solving puzzles. This...

Stretch your creativity to the max by designing your own roller coaster. With just paper, build a simple or complex roller coaster using various cutting and...

Cover of Thank you, Omu, which shows a boy holding a bowl and the title above.

Celebrate National StoryWalk® Week at the Canton Branch and read a story about generosity in Thank You, Omu! written and illustrated by Oge Mora. Drop by...

writing signing paperwork forms

Are you looking for a great addition to your resume and/or college application? Need to earn community service hours? Do you like helping others? We are...

Bring home our kit to help you make your own little jar of colorful paper stars, each containing one of your memories of the past or dreams for the future....

Show your heart some love. Take & Make Autumn Bean Soup in a Jar. While supplies last.

Stop by the library and pick up blank cards, stickers and decorations, and prompts for writing messages to local seniors. You can return your cards to the...

Origami in Hands

November 11 is Origami Day. Celebrate the entire month of November by picking up lovely paper and instructions to make origami boxes and cranes. This take &...

What are you thankful for? Write it all down on this Wreath of Thanks. This craft is perfect for celebrating fall and for decorating the door. Beginning...

Woven blue and gold coaster with white fringe

Create a beverage coaster using a weaving loom, yarn, and tools provided. Kits are available at the Forest Park Branch while supplies last.

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

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...

health fitness active

Dance your way to fitness in these free adult Zumba classes. The fitness program consists of short-dance and aerobic-exercise routines performed to popular...

Join us at the Pennsylvania Avenue location as the students of the Baltimore Schools for the Arts shares their tribute to Tupac Shakur through a presentation...

book cover of Beatrice Was a Tree

Join author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth as she reads her new book Beatrice Was a Tree, published by Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins). Afterward, we will...

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

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. As one of Baltimore's favorite and emerging published essayists Alanah Davis...

11am
Virtual Event

Join us online for a discussion of poems by Ross Gay. We hope to discuss some of the following poems: "Two Bikers Embrace on Broad Street" "For Some Slight...

11am
Virtual Event

In this hybrid craft activity for ages 12-18, we will create candles using melted wax and a mold, and also learn a little about candle history and design....

This program has been postponed and will take place in 2022. Stay tuned for more details! Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and...

Join us at the Brooklyn location as the students of the Baltimore Schools for the Arts shares their tribute to Tupac Shakur through a presentation created by...

We will read and discuss The Heart Princple by Helen Hoang. When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she...

2pm
Virtual Event

Saturday, November 13