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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

Saturday, January 8

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...

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...

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...

"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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

book cover for the Faulkner novel "Light in August"

Light in August by William Faulkner. We are beginning a "Year of Classics" with one of Faulkner's classics.

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...

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...

10:30am
Virtual Event

Participants will plant and begin training bonsai trees under the direction of the Maryland Bonsai Association. All materials included. Advanced...

Mary Ruefle--Photo Credit Matt Valentine

Join us online for a discussion of poems by Mary Ruefle. We hope to discuss some of the following poems: "The Intended" "The Wife of Mission Rock" "Rain...

11am
Virtual Event
Image of a man thinking about business ideas

Interested in starting your own business, or growing your side hustle, and don’t know where to start? Let us help! We’ll go over the different types of...

In this free hybrid workshop (virtual and in-person) for ages 14 and up, you will learn strategies and methods for reaching your highest potential score in...

Various craft supplies, including construction paper, scissors, a bottle of white glue, colored pencils, and a wooden ruler

Join other crafters to work on projects, share ideas and techniques, and learn from other crafters. All skill levels are welcome from beginners to experts.

2pm
Virtual Event

We will read and discuss Seven Days in June by Tia Williams. Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back...

2pm
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...

Saturday, January 8