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Tuesday, November 16

3D Printing @ Govans

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...

Fight the Fake Scavenger Hunt

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...

Gobble Gobble! DIY Thanksgiving Treats

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...

Hooray for Fish! StoryWalk®

Celebrate National StoryWalk® Week and explore the world of Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins. This outdoor/indoor StoryWalk® will be available at the...

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...

Phys-kits

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...

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
Seed Library

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...

Take  & Make: 3D Fall Harvest Craft

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...

Take  & Make: 3D Fall Harvest Craft

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...

A mug of hot chocolate on top of a book surrounded by fall leaves

Follow an easy recipe to make hot chocolate melts-- no silicone molds required! Add one or two melts to hot milk for a rich, creamy cup of cocoa. The...

Take & Make: Art Machines by FutureMakers

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...

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 Pennslyvania Ave. Branch from November 1-30...

Take & Make: DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls

Create this beautiful autumn decor piece for your home! All materials are included. Special instruction: Must use your library card to borrow a crafting book...

Take & Make: Fall Placemat

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...

Take & Make: Foam Owl Craft

Using foam pieces, create a colorful owl. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from November 1-24 on a first come, first served...

Take & Make: Hand Made for the Holidays

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

Take & Make: Indigenous Artists Kit

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

Take & Make: Paper Bead Bracelet

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...

Take & Make: Pumpkin Button Frame

Design your own autumn decor with this pumpkin button frame craft kit. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from November...

Take & Make: Pumpkin Button Frame

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...

Take & Make: Sensory Playdough

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...

Take & Make: The Three Sisters - Maize Craft & Story

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...

Take & Make: Turkey Placemats

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...

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

Create a turkey craft for your harvest celebration table. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from June 21-25 on a first come,...

Take and Make: Tree of Thanks

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...

Teen Raid Box: Perfectly Puzzled

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...

Teen Take & Make: Paper Roller Coasters

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...

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...

10am
Virtual Event
One Book Baltimore Take & Make: Wish Star Jar

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....

Take & Make: Beans, Beans, Good For Your Heart

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

Take & Make: Cards for Seniors

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 &...

Woven blue and gold coaster with white fringe

Create a beverage coaster using a weaving loom, yarn, and the tools provided. This take & make kit will be available from the Forest Park Branch during the...

computer keyboard hands

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...

Microsoft Excel 2016, Intermediate, Parts 1 & 2

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Participants will put formulas to Work (AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNTIF, SUMIF, AVERAGEIF). Create formulas...

10:30am
Virtual Event
Family Storytime

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
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
Ask a Master Gardener: Putting Your Garden to Rest

The fall is often the time that we say goodbye to the garden and “put it to bed.” Many gardeners like to perform a garden clean-up at the end of the season...

tech mobile tablet apps

Wondering how to get library materials, such as eBooks and audiobooks onto your tablet? Need help figuring out email, social media, or other features of your...

Introduction to Google Drive

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 5-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google...

2pm
Virtual Event
Workplace Readiness Series

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 – Part 1 and 2, and...

Cover art for the novel "Becoming Beatriz" by Tami Charles

Tweens and Teens are invited to be a part of the discussion of this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz By Tamie Charles. Join in great...

Turn Your Hand Into a Dinosaur!

Arts! Crafts! Fun! Join us and turn your hand into a Dinosaur! Using a top-secret process, we will transform our hands into adorable dinosaurs. Grab 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...

3:30pm
Govans
Stream Available
The Three Sisters - Maize Craft & Readers Theater

Join us for an afternoon of crafting & readers theater to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Healing Conversations w/ 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....

Pinata Making with the Artesanas of the Creative Alliance / Piñatas con las Artesanas

Join the Artesanas, an award-winning and 2017 Best of Baltimore folkloric group of talent women at the Creative Alliance, to learn how to make a traditional...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Teens (age 12-18) are invited to an interactive learning session to help you get started with the Cricut or Silhouette machines. The sessions will cover:...

STEM STEAM gears

Teens 12-18 are invited to an interactive learning session to help you get started with the Cricut or Silhouette machines. The sessions will cover: Using the...

Writers LIVE! Celeste Headlee, Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism - and How to Do It

FREE. Registration encouraged. Please register for the event here. Presented in partnership with Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature, The Jewish...

7pm
Virtual Event

Tuesday, November 16