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Events

Monday, September 20

All Out Anime

Stop in the library for an Anime inspired box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. This month's raid box contains a DIY manga...

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn is here! Squirrels are gathering acorns and it's time to pick apples and pumpkins. Explore nature and the different wildlife active in autumn with...

Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) Take & Make

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. Supplies for the...

board games

Looking for something new to play with your friends or family at your next game night? Then come get a free copy of the card game "Unexploded Cow" - yours to...

female and male lions with eyes closed

Where are lions from? What do they eat? How do they live? Learn more about one of the most popular animals from the African continent. This kit includes a...

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
Take & Make: Apple Tissue Paper Suncatcher

Celebrate autumn by creating a tissue paper suncatcher in the shape of an apple! This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from...

colored pencils creative art drawing

Every two weeks from September 1 - October 30, stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up a new take & make kit with STEAM activities for kids to learn...

Take & Make: Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are the same length, is here so celebrate! Take home a kit filled with herbs to plant, relaxing meditations, a song...

Take & Make: Counting Buttons

Count your buttons! Sort your buttons! Make patterns with your buttons! Describe each button by shape, color, and size! String all your buttons on a pipe...

disco ball

Pick up your Disco-themed glitter slime kit to celebrate the music of Earth, Wind & Fire and other Disco giants of their day. Kits will...

Take & Make: Fall Diamond Painting Kit

Experience the fun of 5-D diamond painting with this colorful fall art kit! This 5-D diamond paint kit comes with everything you need to create a beautiful...

Take & Make: Faux Stained Glass Apples

Make a tasty looking window decoration that looks like stained glass. This take & make kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road Branch from September...

Take & Make: Las Luminarias

Create a beautiful lantern as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. All supplies included. This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from...

Take & Make: Leaf Bookmarks

Find some colorful leaves and use them to create a festive fall bookmark to use in all of the books you check out! This Take & Make kit is available at the...

Take & Make: Monarch Migration Suncatcher

Monarch butterflies migrate across North America without regard for borders and have become a symbol for immigration. To celebrate Monarch season in...

Take & Make: Nature Binoculars

Make your own decorative binoculars to explore all the wonderful nature that summer has to offer. Use the backyard scavenger hunt sheet to search for local...

Take & Make: Pinecone Bird Feeder

Make a bird feeder, tie it outside, and record observations about the local birds you see! This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street...

Take & Make: Printmaking

Try your hand at mixing patterns and paint with this printmaking kit. All supplies and instructions are included. This take & make kit will be available at...

Take & Make: Sailboats

Create a sailboat that will float in your sink, bathtub or a container of water! Make a story about your sailboat and where it will go with the included...

Take & Make: Storytime Cushion

Make a cushion that will keep you dry and comfortable when you sit in the grass! Bring it to picnics, camping, or storytime! This take & make kit will be...

construction paper in a rainbow of colors

Explore the theme of art & identity and the ways that art can help us think about who we are and who we can grow to be with this art kit from the Walters Art...

Take & Make: Worldbuilding

Elves in space? Robots on an island? With this take-and-make, the possibilities are endless. Each kit contains everything you need to draw a unique map and...

Take and Make - Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets

Stop by the Southeast Anchor Branch to pick up a take and make kit with supplies for to make jellyfish friendship bracelets by using the Japanese braiding...

teens having fun

Liven up your school locker with a magnetic bulletin board for storing your favorite photos or necessary reminders. All kits include a cork board, magnet...

Water Bead Stress Ball Take & Make

Learn how to make a stress ball out of water orbs, just in time for school! Supplies for the program will be available at the Govans Branch. Call (410)...

books stacked on library table

Go on a new adventure at the library with this genre-based scavenger hunt! Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch between September 1 and October 30 to pick...

Seated woman meditating with eyes closed

Relax and unwind with an at-home spa kit that includes an eye mask, a soap saver, an aromatherapy pouch, a bag of herbal tea, a list of relaxing Yoga poses,...

Virtual Google Drive Series

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 3-week series, 4 topics will be discussed: Google Drives, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google...

10:30am
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...

The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay is the 2021 choice for One Maryland One Book.

This program is postponed until the Clifton Branch is reopened. Inspired by The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. The Book of Delights by Ross Gay is the 2021...

Take & Make Craft: Fall Luminary

Celebrate autumn by making fall luminary using recycled jars, tissue paper and modge podge. This take & make kit will be available on a first come, first...

Bookflix Bonanza

Complete a fun-filled Bookflix scavenger hunt and explore the various features of this digital resource. This indoor program has limited spaces and...

Heads or Tails? The Story of American Coins: Old and New

A historical introduction to American coinage from colonial times to the present day. Explore early American currencies, including coins from the thirteen...

2pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016 and Computer Basics

Online Class Sessions An Email account is required to register In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’...

Crafty Teen - Mini Garden Orb

Teens are invited to plant and decorate a succulent mini hanging orb. Learn how to care for your new plant and discuss other gardening ideas. Registration...

Peabody at the Library

An informal classical music performance for all ages presented by student musicians from Peabody Conservatory.

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
Read This

Read anything good lately? Bring in a book, magazine article, blog post, or anything that you enjoyed reading to share with others and get recommendations...

Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register through Eventbrite here. Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for virtual deep breathing,...

books stacked on library table

Join Certified "Guided Autobiography" instructor Karen Bovie to begin your journey into memoir and life story writing through this series of classes. Recall...

6:30pm
Virtual Event

Monday, September 20