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Thursday, May 6

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”...

books stacked on library table

Read a chapter of Maureen Johnson's "Truly Devious" book and then join the book club to talk about the mystery. Each week we will also try to solve a cipher...

3:45am
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Office and Computer Basics 2016

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops,...

10:30am
Virtual Event
story time, librarian and children

Join us for a virtual storytime featuring stories, songs, and fun!

11am
Virtual Event
Pratt Virtual Storytime Live! with Baltimore Sister Cities: Changwon

Join us for a special storytime with the Changwon City Committee of Baltimore Sister Cities! Together, we'll read a story and learn about traditional Korean...

11am
Virtual Event
Google Drive Series

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 5 -week series, 5 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google...

12pm
Virtual Event
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016, Series, Part 1

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Learn to organize content using tables and charts. Sort table data, and converting text into a table....

1:30pm
Virtual Event
Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016, Part 2

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Learn to create professional documents by creating themes using various background colors, and...

3pm
Virtual Event
Paying for College

Are you looking for money for college for yourself or for your teen? In this class we will cover federal and Maryland student aid and scholarship...

4pm
Virtual Event
egyptian tan and blue ushabti figures covered in hieroglyphs

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Ancient Egypt? What are hieroglyphs and how do we decipher them? Why were mummies buried with so much stuff? Learn...

4pm
Virtual Event
Dr. Sonia Bansal

Interested in the brain and its functioning? In psychology and psychiatry? In this event facilitated by Dr. Sonia Bansal, you will gain a greater...

4:30pm
Virtual Event
Workplace Readiness Workshop

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2016 - Part 1 and 2,...

5:30pm
Virtual Event
Virtual Yarn Circle

Let's get together and talk about all things knitting and crocheting! Anyone is welcome to bring a skein and work on a project while we chat.

6pm
Virtual Event
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
Writers LIVE! Audrey Clare Farley, The Unfit Heiress

Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. Audrey Clare Farley will be in conversation with Carrie Callaghan...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, May 6