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Events

Saturday, August 21

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!...

Hexagonal Shadow Box Take & Make

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)...

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...

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
"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...

Take & Make: Decorative Light Switch Cover

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 & Make: Making Nature Memories

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...

Take & Make: 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...

Take & Make: Soap Cloud

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 Washington Village 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 Orleans Street Branch from August 16-21 on a first come, first...

Take & Make: Solar Ovens and S'mores

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 & Make: Sprout Houses

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...

Take & Make: Star Stems

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...

Take & Make: Twirling Ladybug Craft

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...

Take and Make: Back to School Kit

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...

Taste, Rate and Read: Candies of the World

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,...

Teen Raid Box: Buccaneer Tales

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

HeARTworks group of young adults pose with their wares.

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...

10am
Virtual Event
Take & Make Kit: Do It Yourself Unfinished Wood Picture Frames

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...

Take & Make: Red White and BLUEberry Muffin

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

yoga group stretching

Enjoy an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance and hot new music.

10am
Virtual Event
Yoga for Everyone

Join us for an outdoor yoga class. Contact the Govans Branch to register. Deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching -- these mixed level...

When Dimple Met Rishi book cover

Join us for an online discussion of When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. "Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than...

11am
Virtual Event
members of Step Afrika! participating in a stepping performance

Get active and learn about the importance of reading with Step Afrika! Best for children in PreK to 2nd grade, this performance combines reading, exercise,...

11am
Virtual Event
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...

DIY Summer Bracelets Take and Make

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...

Digital Candle Design for Teens

In part 1 of this 2-part hybrid program for ages 12-18, we will use Tinkercad to design a 3D plastic mold for a candle, learning how to create a customized...

Graphics Galore: No Longer Human, by Junji Itō

Adults who love comics, join us to read and discuss No Longer Human, by Junji Itō. Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own...

1pm
Virtual Event
Jazz at the Library

Enjoy a live jazz ensemble featuring the Craig Alston Ensemble. Presented in partnership with Contemporary Arts Inc. Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist...

books stacked on library table

What book did you pick in your Summer Break Baltimore Box? Bring it to our outdoor Summer Break Book Share and share with others what book you picked and...

Saturday, August 21