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Events

Monday, May 3

Adult Crafting Take & Make: DIY Macrame Light Holders

Use macrame cord, a small jar and a flameless tea-light to create a boho-inspired hanging mini-light. All supplies and instructions included. Kits...

Anime Club Kit

Miss Anime Club? Me too. Well, check out our Anime Club Kit to see if you can bring Anime Club home instead. Kits include different things which can...

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

Expore the wonders of our world with an outdoor StoryWalk® featuring Everywhere, Wonder, written by Matthew Swanson and illustrated by Robbi Behr at the...

historical image of Baltimore

Celebrate the history of our city with fun activities that the whole family can enjoy! Family Fun Packs will include 1-2 activities each for children, teens,...

Fantastic Flower Scavenger Hunt

April showers bring May flowers! Venture outside and search for local plant life with our Fantastic Flower Scavenger Hunt. Look for Daisies, Dandelions,...

Imagination Celebration Activity Hunt

Come to the Northwood Branch and pick up a special activity hunt. Then, put the lessons from Everywhere, Wonder into action! Once you've finished, bring your...

book cover of Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr. A young boy rides his bike toward a balloon and is surrounded by images of world landmarks and wonders

Visit the Brooklyn Branch to participate in an interactive book walk of this year's Imagination Celebration selection: Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson...

Imagination Celebration Scavenger Hunt

Explore your neighborhood in a whole new way with our Imagination Celebration Scavenger Hunt. Pick up your scavenger hunt at the Roland Park Branch from May...

Imagination Celebration wonder kit contents: tote bag, instructions, glue, craft items

You never know what you might see--or where your mind may take you... Create your own story to share! Wonder kits are filled with activities and crafts for...

Neighborhood I Spy

Play an I Spy game in your own neighborhood! Pick up a game board from the Light Street Branch, find six things on the list, then return to the Light Street...

Northwood Picks 4 U

Exclusively for pickup at Northwood Library, teens and adults can complete a survey and leave it to the professionals to make the perfect suggestion! But, we...

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
Read Woke Challenge

What is Read Woke? It’s a feeling. A form of education. A call to action, and our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge to...

Virtual Event
microphone

Record your oral history interview for the Stories from Baltimore Teens project to speak, learn, and save how different generations respond to living during...

Virtual Event
Summer Challenge Take & Make: Mythical Animal Headbands

Ever wondered what mythical animal you'd be? Come grab one of our Mythical Animal Headband kits and take a fun quiz on which legendary animal from around the...

Sunflower Starter Take & Make

Learn how to grow a sunflower seed into a full sunflower using instructional materials and a mini-gardening kit. Supplies for the program will be available...

collage of origami examples: a lotus flower, a jumping frog, a sailboat & a fish

Since May is Asian-American Heritage Month, we're exploring the traditional Japanese paper craft of origami. Origami (折り紙, Japanese pronunciation: or...

Take & Make: Adventure in a Bag!

Explore the wonder of Japan, the Grand Canyon, and Egypt with this bag of adventures. This take & make kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road...

Take & Make: Beaded Bracelets

Take home a kit to make beautiful beaded bracelets! This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from April 5 - June 19 on a first come,...

Take & Make: DIY Rock Gardens

Make and tend your own rock garden. Relax by making soothing sand swirls. Kits will include: sand, stones, a mini rake, and small garden container. This...

Take & Make: Grab Bag

Enjoy a take & make kit based on some of the more popular activities from Clifton including wearable art and rock painting. This take & make kit will be...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Let your imagination run wild! Imagination Kits include activities and art supplies to encourage children's creativity and wonder. This take & make kit will...

Take & Make: May Flowers (Paint by Numbers) Art Kit

Learn to paint like the masters! Recreate the works of Vincent Van Gogh (Irises, Sunflowers) or Claude Monet (Water Lilies) on real artist canvas. This paint...

Table covered with craft supplies

Show some appreciation to the mothers in your life. Create a special, personalized 3D card for Mother's Day with this take-home kit. This take & make kit...

Take & Make: Paint a Wonder

Pick up a take & make kit including a canvas, paintbrush and paints from the Patterson Park Branch, then paint someting wonderful that you notice around your...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Make a simple kite. Decorate as you wish and let your imagination fly! Paper kite take & make kits will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from May 1-29...

Take & Make: Zine Kit

Let your imagination go wild with our take & make zine kit! Draw, collage, and write with pre-folded zines and step-by-step instructions on how to make your...

Take and Make: Charged Up Experiments

Teens can pick up a take-home experiment kit from the Northwood branch for three simple yet fascinating science experiments. Watch how everyday objects can...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Something strange is happening in the “Teen Zone” at the library. All clues can be found in this month’s raid box. Contents include “mystery at the library”...

Take & Make: Scratch Art

Fuel your creative juices by creating a scene from your neighborhood that brings you joy! Scratch art paper and a wooden tool will be provided to complete...

UME Master Gardeners: Butterflies in the Garden

Join artist and UME Master Gardener, Betty Walke (Butterfly Betty) for a virtual program about butterflies and caterpillars in the garden, along with a craft...

11am
Waverly
Stream Available
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016,  Part 1 & 2

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Learn your way around the Excel 2016 spreadsheet. Discussion will include: select, format cells,...

12:30pm
Virtual Event
Manga Drawing Lessons: Tails and Tales

Learn how to draw anime and manga-inspired animal characters and fursonas, on Discord and on Twitch! Kits for the program will be available while supplies...

3pm
Govans
Stream Available
HeARTworks logo

With art as its vehicle, HeARTworks, Art with a Heart’s Workforce Development Program, provides a collaborative space for youth (Ages 16-21) to experience a...

4pm
Virtual Event
What Happened This Week? News Quiz for Kids

Join us on Mondays for a video quiz! We'll have 5 multiple choice questions about current events. Learn about good news, real news, even fake news, as well...

4pm
Virtual Event
computer keyboard hands

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are...

6pm
Virtual Event

Monday, May 3