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Events

Thursday, December 9

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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 Pennsylvania Ave, 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...

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...

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...

Get ready for the Winter Solstice by creating your very own paper lantern! Be sure to grab a Winter Book Bundle to read by the light of your lantern. This...

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...

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...

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...

story time, librarian and children

Join us for a special family storytime with Crust by Mack at Whitehall Mill! We will read stories, sing songs and have fun talking about yummy baked...

Natalia Sylvester is the author of two novels for adults, CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, which won an International Latino Book Award....

microphone

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. Frederick’s Mount Olivet Cemetery is “a museum without walls.” Opened in 1854...

1pm
Virtual Event
Closeup of the cover of the book Convenience Store Woman, featuring a rice ball decorated to look like a face

Read and discuss Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. This book is available in print or online through Hoopla Digital. From the publisher: "The...

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...

Struggling with an assignment? Get help from a Morgan State University student to finish your homework!

Jamercise is an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance .

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...

hands up volunteer get involved questions

Safe Spaces, Safe Bodies: Teen Check-in @ the Pratt Join us, in partnership with TurnAround of Baltimore City and County, for interactive and informative...

This talk outlines the amazing co-evolution of bees and flowering plants over the past one hundred thirty million years. It emphasizes how their mutual...

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

Participants will learn to organize content using tables and charts. Apply different style formats and ribbon features such as bulleted list, inserting page...

Participants will learn to organize content using tables and charts. Apply different style formats and ribbon features such as bulleted list, inserting page...

computer keyboard hands

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...

Various craft supplies, including construction paper, scissors, a bottle of white glue, colored pencils, and a wooden ruler

Join other crafters to work on projects, share ideas and techniques, and learn from other crafters. All skill levels are welcome from beginners to experts.

6pm
Virtual Event
Peabody String Sinfonia

This program has been canceled. The Peabody String Sinfonia is a student-run, conductor-less orchestra whose mission is to bring healing and beauty to...

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...

7pm
Virtual Event
preschool children

Come in your jammies for a special evening storytime. This indoor program is limited to 15 participants, and pre-registration is required. To register,...

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...

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

Thursday, December 9