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Announcement Saturday, January 29 at-home COVID-19 test kits will be available at all Pratt locations from 10 am - 12 pm. Library services will begin at 12 pm. Learn more.

Events

Thursday, January 13

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

Celebrate your favorite books by creating bookmark decorations. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 10-31 on a first...

Stop by the Hampden Branch to pick up a bundle of carefully selected books to help you establish or strengthen your bedtime reading routine! Each bundle...

hands up volunteer get involved questions

The Clifton Branch is closed until further notice due to maintenance issues. Find the answer to the "Question of the Day" and get a prize.

Do you want to build a snowman? You can do that and more while watching Frozen with our interactive movie kit. Each kit includes crafts, props, and...

Visit any Pratt Library location to pick up a Learning Support Pack from Port Discovery! Each Learning Support Pack includes the book Calm by Eric Carle...

Need a little help keeping or making a new year’s resolution? Borrow a self-help book and get a kit from the Waverly Branch to get you started. Kits can be...

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

Create a snowflake decorated picture frame for a winter gift for someone special. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from...

story time, librarian and children

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice, we will share simple healthy soup recipes for cold winter days. Take a sample soup home to cook yourself...

Craft an animal mobile as a piece of art or as an information resource! This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from January 4-29 on...

Grab one of our Anime Club kits filled with crafts, games, recipes, and other activites inspired by our favorite animes! Every month has a different theme,...

"Allegory of Painting" by Domenico Corvi from the Walters Art Museum online collection, depicting a woman painting a self-portrait

Express yourself through art-inspired (or "ekphrastic") poetry using our free journal, which includes information on how to write ekphrastic poetry and art...

preschool children

In the picture book Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen, the author explains that when people want a crucial change in the world, they often march together...

Can you solve the clues to unlock the bag and get the prize? This take & make kit will be available at the Edmondson Village Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Keep your lips smooth this winter with a fruity DIY Kool Aid lip scrub! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit with ingredients and...

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

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

Use glitter stickers to create a snowman mosaic. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from January 4-29 on a first come, first...

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennslyvania Avenue Branch from January 4-29 on a first...

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from January 4-29 on a first come,...

image of a hand with peachy skintone and red nailpolish writing the words 'My Plan' in a blank journal

Start 2022 off with a new handmade journal. Kit includes: scrapbook paper, blank paper, thread, and suggested journal prompts. This take & make kit will be...

Hot chocolate in red mug with marshmallows and candy cane

This take & make has been postponed and will be available beginning Tuesday, January 11. Do marshmallows melt faster in hot chocolate made with water or...

Make your own kinetic sand with this easy take home activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Light Street Branch from January 11-15 on a...

Sticks and Pinecones

Participate in our Nature Play program on the go and experience making something new with natural materials. Your kit will contain materials for stick...

Celebrate the snowy season with this fun and easy pop-up snowman craft! All materials are provided, along with a list of snowman-themed books, songs and...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Participate in our Art Explorers program on the go and build a paper sculpture anywhere. Follow along with a recorded video and keep your one of a kind...

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...

pinwheel attached to railing

Wind energy is an important part of renewable energy. But what is it? How does it work? Learn about the power of wind by making your own pinwheel. Pinwheels...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Mix it up as you explore printmaking with a variety of art materials. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Teens can celebrate National Tea Month by picking up a tea sampler set. Each set will include information on the types of teas and respective brewing...

Celebrate New Year 2022 by decorating an origami pocket with your hopes for the new year. Hot chocolate packet included while supplies last. This take &...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Celebrate the winter season with a snow day craft. We have included some book recommendations to help celebrate the season. This take & make kit will be...

Keep the winter fun alive with these mason jar snowglobes! All materials will be provided. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from...

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch from January 4-29 on a...

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from January 4-29...

Learn about plants, make your own planter, and get the supplies to grow seeds at home. This take & make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch...

Photo of a child blowing up a balloon.

Learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion by making a speedy balloon rocket using string, a drinking straw, tape, and a balloon! Construct your balloon...

Use tissue paper to turn an ordinary glass jar into a colorful candle holder that mimics the effects of stained glass. Kits include all supplies and an...

Pick up a workbook that comes with creative writing prompts, coloring book pages, and uplifting quotes that will help you unwind and destress. This take &...

Grab this kit and make your very own sundial! Learn how the sun moves through the sky and how that matches up with the passage of time. Kit includes a...

Create a one of a kind item using the marbling technique. Kits will include paper, tile and fabric. No previous experience needed. This take & make kit...

Aromatherapy

Make two aromatherapy sprays that can help your day go by smoother. Create a Mood Lifting spray for the daytime and a Bedtime Sleep spray for restful...

idea chalkboard thinking

Start off the new year by creating a dream board of your goals and dreams for 2022. This take & make kit will be available in the Central Library's Earl...

Celebrate the holiday season with us! Starting December 1, we're unveiling our annual Winter Windows, a series of festive and joyful installations in our...

Cuples Tea House

January is National Tea Month. Celebrate with a Take & Make tea tasting! Sample green, black & herbal loose leaf teas using your new tea infuser provided...

Mason jar lantern with snowflake pattern

Danish coziness on a cold winter day! Make your own little lantern, complete with a winter scene, to enjoy at home. We've included a few poems to read as...

Hand moving a blue game piece on a game board

Let's play Halma! Created in the 1880's, Halma is a multiplayer strategy game that involves moving pieces across a game board. Halma can be played with 2 or...

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up an Anime-inspired teen raid box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. Each box contains...

story time, librarian and children

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

11am
Virtual Event

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register through Eventbrite here. A look at the work of Preservation Maryland and how this 90 year old...

1pm
Virtual Event

We've missed you! Stop by the teen area at Southeast Anchor to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the YA librarians. Get a small prize for stopping in and...

Join Charm City Cakes for an hour-long virtual decorating experience taught by one of their instructors via Zoom! Learn how to decorate your set of cupcakes...

4pm
Virtual Event

Jamercise is an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance.

4pm
Virtual Event
Teen Community

Teens (grades 7+), please join us for once a month meetups to discuss everything from how to have healthy, safe relationships to relieving stress and...

This program has been canceled. In this 6-session series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers...

Sea Glass Art

This lecture series explores the varied ways people entertained themselves, learned and grew during the isolation of the past year. In the third installment...

6:45pm
Virtual Event

This program has been postponed. Please check back at a later date for a new date. Ty McCormick will be in conversation about his work and new book, Beyond...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, January 13