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Events

Tuesday, December 14

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...

It's never too cold for science experiments! Visit the Waverly Branch to pick up a take and make kit that includes materials and instructions on how to...

books stacked on library table

In Iceland, Jolabokaflod, or Flood of Books, is typically celebrated on Christmas Eve. Families spend the evening reading together all night to celebrate the...

Take a kit home to make a wooden holiday necklace, just in time for the season! Supplies for the program will be available at the Govans Branch. Call (410)...

girl with braids on laptop

Pick up your Hour of Code passport at the Forest Park Branch from December 1-15 to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and work toward a special...

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...

Snuggle up with a good book and a cup of Snowman Soup (hot chocolate)! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Branch for a good read and a hot chocolate kit. While...

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

Create a holiday foam ornament that holds a photo. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from December 13-18 on a first come, first...

Create a snowflake decorated picture frame for a winter gift for someone special. This take & make kit will be available at the Clifton Branch from...

Create luxurious bathbombs to warm yourself up during the cold winter days or to give as a gift to others. This take & make kit will include instructions and...

Pick up a cookie decorating kit from Culinary Architecture and create delicious cookie designs! Each kit will contain cookies, frosting, instructions and all...

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

Brighten up your space with a colorful pom-pom garland. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from December 1-30 on a first come,...

gold foil stars on tan background

Learn about the shifting stars in the sky with this fun STEAM take & make. Thread your needle through the stars to create your own personal constellation and...

Make a snowflake-shaped suncatcher that resembles a stained glass window. This take & make kit will be available at the Hampden Branch from December 1-31 on...

Make a snowflake-shaped suncatcher that resembles a stained glass window. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennsylvania Ave, Branch from...

Make a snowflake-shaped suncatcher that resembles a stained glass window. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from December...

Make a snowflake-shaped suncatcher that resembles a stained glass window. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from...

Make a snowflake-shaped suncatcher that resembles a stained glass window. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from December 6-30 on...

In this teen take & make program, you will learn multiple stitches on the sewing machine or hand stitch holiday fabric art. This take & make kit will be...

Pick up a kit with snowmen and snowflakes and use them to create ornaments, a window display, or anything else you can imagine! This take & make kit will be...

Create your own little winter wonderland. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from December 1-31 on a first come, first served...

Celebrate the snowy season by creating a wooden snowman measuring stick. Use it to measure how much snow we've gotten during our next snow event! This take...

Celebrate December and the holidays by making a suncatcher ornament! Create a one-of-a-kind ornament and display it on a tree or in the window. Each kit...

yoga group stretching

All December teen raid boxes have been distributed. Everyone needs time for themselves. Why not let the library help with our self-care box? This month's...

Celebrate the holiday season with us! Starting December 1, we're unveiling our annual Winter Windows, a series of festive and joyful installations in our...

assorted winter cut outs and crayons on table

Celebrate the shortest day of the year by creating your own appreciation cards for people who have made the last year special for you. Each kit includes a 9...

Teens can design their very own window decoration using puffy paint. Follow the provided stencil patterns or create your own. After it dries, the design will...

Stir up some winter magic. Take and Make a jar of holiday cookie mix. While supplies last.

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....

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...

Six colorful ornaments sitting on top of a brown table

Create unique and festive ornaments. This take & make kit will be available at the Forest Park Branch from December 1-31 on a first come, first served...

Join us for an in-person presentation as Charles Dugger presents the principles of Kwanzaa.

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...

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

10:30am
Virtual Event
baby and parent playtime

To help curb the community transmission of COVID-19, all in-person programming in January and February will be moved to virtual platforms. In lieu of this...

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a few hours each week at the Waverly branch providing brief,...

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...

12pm
Virtual Event

Join author and illustrator Nidhi Chanani as she shares about her middle grade graphic novel Jukebox and what goes into making graphic novels and...

1pm
Virtual Event
tech mobile tablet apps

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

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

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...

Scissors, paper snowflakes, and a bowl of pinecones

From toddlers to seniors, we have a festive snowflake craft for you. Build fine motor skills with paper strips or create a 3D masterpiece-- the choice is yours!

Teen Mindfulness Practice

Discover ways to breathe, move, and relax in this no experience needed class. This class is accessible to all teen bodies. All you will need is a straight...

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 Pratt Creation station is excited to open the makerspace to teens to inspire you to think big and practice your craft. The makerspace features Juki heavy...

This Christmas craft creates a lovely charm bracelet that you will be proud to wear! Featuring Christmas-themed charms and colors. Beginning December 6,...

Tuesday, December 14