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Location Closure Due to lack of air conditioning, the Herring Run Branch is closed until further notice and the Northwood Branch is closed on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Events

Saturday, December 4

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...

Catapult and Cocoa

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...

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...

Holiday Necklace Crafts - Take & Make

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...

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...

Snowman Soup Take and Make

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...

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: A Snowflake Picture to Remember

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...

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: Pom-Pom Garland

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...

Take & Make: Snowflake Suncatcher

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...

Take & Make: Snowflake Suncatcher

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

Take & Make: Snowflake Suncatcher

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...

Take & Make: Winter Decorations

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...

Take & Make: Winter Snow Globe

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...

Take & Make: Wooden Snowman Snow Measuring Stick Craft

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...

Take and Make: Suncatcher Ornaments

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...

The Pratt's Winter Windows

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...

Winter Window Clings

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...

Holiday Cookie Mix in a Jar

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

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: 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...

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...

Take & Make: Hanukkah Banner Craft Kit

This do-it-yourself project you'll love to display year after year! The Hanukkah banner is a great edition to the holiday. It comes complete with all the...

Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

Join the Johns Hopkins University's Undergraduate OLE Latinx Student Group for bilingual stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Today's theme...

Virtual Genealogy Circle Meeting: Exploring the Maryland State Archives' Website

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. Learn how to navigate the Maryland State Archives' website for your...

10:30am
Virtual Event
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...

Charm City Cakes: Junk Food Cupcakes

Join Charm City Cakes for an hour-long virtual decorating experience taught by one of their instructors via Zoom! Learn how to decorate your set of cupcakes...

11am
Stream Available
Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

Join the Johns Hopkins University's Undergraduate OLE Latinx Student Group for bilingual stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Today's theme...

Northern Lights Storytime

Learn about the science and mythology surrounding the northern lights with music, movement, and stories. A take & make activity will complete your experience...

3D Printing for Teens: Digital Holidays

In this 2-week hybrid program for ages 12-18, we will learn about 3D printing and create our own designs for holiday decorations and gifts. You may attend in...

Reading Oral History Interviews

How We Know What We See (& Hear) explores oral history as an immediate, detailed, intimate historical document to study. Because an oral history recording...

1pm
Virtual Event
Northern Lights Storytime

Learn about the science and mythology surrounding the northern lights with music, movement, and stories. A take & make activity will complete your experience...

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...

Wrap Session

Learn about the history of wrapping gifts and practice some wrapping techniques. All wrapping supplies will be provided. This indoor program has limited...

Take & Make: Advent Calendar

This do-it-yourself Advent Calendar is a great way to count down to Christmas and to help the family remember the reason for the season. Beginning November...

Saturday, December 4