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Events

Wednesday, November 3

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...

hands up volunteer get involved questions

For the week leading up to Ceasefire weekend, all community members can decorate a CD provided by the library with their hopes for the future of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Portrait Tee

Teens 12-17 will create a personalized embroidered t-shirt using a black and white photo of themselves. This is a hybrid program. Teens have the option of...

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: 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: 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...

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...

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 Cherry Hill Branch from November 1-30...

Take & Make: Sea World Super Bead Creatures

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

6th - 7th Grade Home School Class Sessions

Classes for home schooled students (6th - 7th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word and...

writing signing paperwork forms

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? During National Novel Writing Month in November, we invite you to start. We supply a new journal and pen, and...

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 tools provided. Kits are available at the Forest Park Branch while supplies last.

Turtle Dance Music: Reading Rocks!

A high-energy music and comedy show, Reading Rocks! encourages reading and a love of books by engaging kids (and adults!) with songs, comedy, bubbles, and...

10am
Virtual Event
Introduction to Google Meet

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Learn the basics of Google Meet. Learn how to: Join meetings, Host Meetings, Schedule Meetings,...

10:30am
Virtual Event
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...

8th Grade Home School Class Sessions

Classes for home school students (8th grade). Learn the basic components of the computer. develop writing skills using Microsoft Word and computation skills...

11:30am
Virtual Event
Take and Make: Ceasefire Peacemaking Kit

Express yourself! Create a Peace sign/poster in support of Ceasefire weekend. Each kit includes a free copy of “Into the Streets” and other craft supplies...

9th - 12th Grade Home School Sessions, 2021

Classes for homeschool students (9th - 12th grades). Learn the basic components of the computer. develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use interactive...

1:30pm
Virtual Event
Finger touching backlit tablet screen

Bring your questions about digital reading technology, and learn more about the services the Pratt Library offers to connect readers with eBooks, digital...

Microsoft Word 2016, Intermediate

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Participants will learn to organize content using tables and charts. Apply different style formats and...

2pm
Virtual Event
Older woman sitting at a desktop computer and smiling

Age-related hearing loss often goes undetected and un-treated. But your hearing is a vital part of your well-being and maintaining your friendships and...

2pm
Virtual Event
Catch the Sun! Suncatchers for Your Window

Make a colorful suncatcher to hang in your window or to decorate ours! We'll use clear film and tissue paper to create works of art that will brighten a...

Drawing with Rick Wright!

Join Mr. Rick Wright as he teaches you how to draw your favorite people, cartoon characters and more.

Write a Wacky Story!

Activate your funny bone by crafting a silly story, then turn that story into a fill-in-the-blank game! This indoor program has limited spaces and...

Zumbini with Kirsten

A music and movement class created for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers full of music, dance, and educational tools. Designed to let you...

4:30pm
Writers LIVE! Ty McCormick, Beyond the Sand and Sea

FREE. Please check back for registration information. Ty McCormick will be in conversation about his work and new book, Beyond the Sand and Sea: One...

Wednesday, November 3