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Events

Saturday, November 6

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...

Baltimore Ceasefire

A candle, no matter how small, can light up someone's world and let them know you care. Using the supplies (including tea candles), create a tea candle...

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...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Stop by the Teen desk at Southeast and pick up a bag of supplies so you can make your own peace square to add to our paper peace quilt.

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: 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...

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: Moon Phases

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...

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...

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...

Adult Book Discussion

Read and discuss Song Yet Sung by James McBride. A dramatic tale of slaves in the 1850's on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Use all of the colors in the rainbow plus some that aren't to make a peace wreath in recognition of Ceasefire weekend. Kits provided while supplies last.

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....

close up of origami peace crane

In the spirit of Ceasefire Weekend, visit the Southeast Anchor Library and pick up a Peace Cranes Make & Take craft bag. Make a peace crane and hang it at...

PeaceFire for Ceasefire 365

Decorate Peace Flags and Inspirational Posters for Baltimore Ceasefire 365. Help us make PeaceFire at the Pratt, an installation of peace flags and...

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...

Take & Make: Ceasefire Peace Cairn

Through history stones have symbolized and been used as weapons. Make a peace cairn to represent the laying down of weaponry and the ending of war. By...

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.

Walk-in Tutoring

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

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Join us for an overview of resources that will help beginners conduct genealogical research of persons of any racial background, with special emphasis on...

10:30am
Virtual Event
A Saturday with Sherlock Holmes: "He held up his candle before an extraordinary object..."

The 42nd annual program presented in partnership with the Six Napoleons of Baltimore, the Sherlockians of Baltimore, and Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott...

Ask a Master Gardener: Canning & Food Safety

Ever wonder how to preserve and use all of that great locally-grown produce? University of Maryland Extension’s food preservation workshops will teach you...

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...

books stacked on library table

Drop into the grand opening of the refurbished library courtyard and celebrate the beautiful mural on the side of the library building. Meet the library...

Fireside Storytime

Get cozy and listen to stories and songs by the (non-burning) fireside. Pick up a take & make kit to make your own (completely safe) tabletop fire and tell...

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...

Childhood... Let's Talk About It

Parents will learn how to understand their child's behaviors while simultaneously learning how to bond with them. In addition, parents will learn relaxation...

The S.S. Lahn, sailing from Hungary to New York

In this hybrid program for ages 12-18, we will chase a mystery through the historical record with a little help from Ancestry.com. You may attend in person...

Chemistry in the Library: Fast or Slow... Chemistry Makes It Go!

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of...

Fall Gardening with Baltimore City Master Gardeners

Join the Baltimore City Master Gardeners for an informative workshop to learn about growing fall and winter vegetables. While the particulars of growing...

Fireside Storytime

Get cozy and listen to stories and songs by the (non-burning) fireside. Pick up a take & make kit to make your own (completely safe) tabletop fire and tell...

rocks with images & messages of peace painted on them

As part of the Baltimore Ceasefire, join us in creating Peace Rocks for our library's garden or your community's garden. "Spreading messages of Peace that...

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Do you enjoy the art of paper folding? We do, too! Join the Fine Arts & Music department for an afternoon of Origami! All experience levels are welcome....

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Teens (grades 7-12)! Join us to learn various breathing techniques that can assist you when you are experiencing stress, or an inability to sleep. You will...

yoga circle

Teens ages 12-17 will experience various breathing techniques that can assist them when they are experiencing stress, or an inability to sleep. Teens will...

Painting clip art

In observance of the Baltimore Ceasefire weekend, join us for an afternoon of painting. Create works of art center around peace and healing in the city. To...

Ceasefire Peace Pins

Come make a personalized pin of your favorite leader who promoted peace and non-violence for the Baltimore Ceasefire weekend.

Saturday, November 6