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Events

Thursday, August 19

Stack of books sitting on a table. There is an open book at the top of the stack.

Learn something new, or revisit familiar topics with these take-home book bundles. Each bundle will contain four books - two for cooking, and two for...

board games

Looking for something new to play with your friends or family at your next game night? Then come get a free board or card game - yours to take and keep!...

Learn how to create a light-up shadow or tunnel box with simple circuits. Supplies for the program will be available at the Govans Branch. Call (410)...

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...

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
"Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Than 200 Stitches" by Lucinda Ganderton

Want to pick up a new hobby? Use your library card to borrow a mystery book from our collection and receive a cross stitch/embroidery kit to enjoy at home....

craft supplies including paint, glue, markers, and paper laid out on a table

Pick up a kit of supplies and create a new world! Imagine what the people, plants and animals will look like on this world. Bring in your creation and it...

One way we can save energy is by turning off lights when we leave the room. Help yourself remember with your very own light switch cover, also known as a...

Take home a kit to preserve your memories of summer. Included are all the materials and instructions you need to press flowers and create stunning art with...

handprints in multiple colors (yellow, blue, pink, red, etc.) on a black background

Get geared up for school by slowing down! Create your very own mandala for meditation. Combine it with your breath and your personal mantra to calm your...

a monkey made of paper eats a banana with the word "eat" written on it

Creat a feed-the-monkey word game that "eats" vocabulary words. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from August 9-21 on a first...

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...

Learn how to make cool cloud shapes from soap, inspired by the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles J. Shaw, with this STEM take & make activity. This...

gears in multiple colors

Build a soda straw rocket and make it fly! This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from August 16-21 on a first come, first...

gears in multiple colors

Build a soda straw rocket and make it fly! This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from August 16-21 on a first come, first...

Turn a pizza box into an oven and roast S'mores with the power of the sun! Each kit includes step-by-step instructions and supplies to construct the oven....

Take home a kit to grow a green plant from a seed. Using a plastic bag, cotton balls, and seeds, families can watch how plants grow and develop while writing...

Learn about the stars and make your own mini constellation! This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from August 2-31 on a...

Check out a book on insects and pick up a twirling ladybug craft kit including construction paper, googly eyes, a black washable marker, string, and ladybug...

School is just around the corner. Want a chance to have some personalized school supplies? Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit to help...

There is a whole world of sweets (and not-so-sweets) out there, and now is your opportunity to try some! Come to the Northwood Library starting August 2,...

Arrr-gust is International Pirate Day. Sail into the library to pick up your “not so buried treasure”. Boxes include pirate themed activity, recommended...

Join a new and novel walking book club that covers more than novels! Come as we share whatever book we are reading or listening to lately to share passions,...

Customize the frame with paint or add some glitz with the self-adhesive Jewels that are included. This Unfinished Wood Picture Frame is the perfect frame to...

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Create custom presentations for work or personal use. Review inserting text, tables, WordArt, ClipArt,...

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

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

11am
Virtual Event

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Participants will use Google to create a Gmail account. Learn to compose, send and retrieve messages,...

12pm
Virtual Event

Pick up a yummy summery muffin mix in a jar. Take and bake at home with eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla. While supplies last.

Earring Making

Have fun creating fashionable earrings from scratch to coordinate with your summer outfits. Limited supplies available. First come first serve. Pick up your...

Come stop by to the Orleans Street Branch located at 1303 Orleans Street to pick up your take and make bracelets kits to wear with your favorite summer...

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required Participants will learn to organize content using tables and charts. Apply different style formats and...

1:30pm
Virtual Event

This book conversation is an opportunity to share what you are reading and to hear what others are reading too.

2pm
Virtual Event

Join us for a conversation with a Baltimore community innovator in the food justice space. This month’s feature is Jean Owens from the Roosevelt City Farm in...

3pm
Virtual Event

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

Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. Come and meet author Dr. Pallavi Guha at an in-person signing outdoors...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, August 19