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Thursday, November 10

 Pumpkin Pie String Art Craft Kit

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with this DIY string art sign featuring a scrumptious-looking piece of pie and the words "Everything is Better with Pie"....

3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans Branch! Ask a librarian to find out how to create your own models using TinkerCAD, a...

Games @ Govans

Start a D&D or TTRPG adventure, play your favorite games, or make a new favorite with a wide selection of board, dice, and card games available in the Govans...

Harriet Tubman: The Life & Legacy of a 19th-Century Freedom Fighter

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Explore Tubman’s daring exploits on the...

Plastic canvas ornament with chevron design in purple and black colors.

Create unique and festive ornaments. This take & make kit will be available at the Forest Park Branch from November 1-30 on a first come, first served...

Young girl smiles as she holds a magnifying glass to her eye and looks through.

Visit the Reisterstown Road Branch to participate in themed scavenger hunts and win a prize!

StoryWalk: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Go on a journey with our outdoor StoryWalk® featuring Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard at the Canton Branch. Drop by...

Take & Make: Anime Club Kits

Couldn't make it to Anime Club? Grab one of our Anime Club kits filled with crafts, games, recipes, and other activites inspired by your favorite animes!...

Take & Make: Appreciation Turkey

Take some time to appreciate all the things you're grateful for. Write down who and what you appreciate in your life on feathers and turn them into a turkey...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Art Explorers

Explore great art with this interactive kit! Participants will create projects inspired by artists and their unique styles, including, Jean-Michel Basquiat,...

Take & Make: Celebrate Fall Mosaic Craft Kit

Celebrate fall by making your own glittery fall-themed mosaic decoration! This Take & Make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch during the month...

Stack of young adult book titles.

Need some recommendations for your next favorite read? Come to the Hampden Branch to pick up a book bundle of YA reads! Book bundles will include 3-4 books...

Teen Craft: Origami Soccer Balls!

Bring home and create different arts and crafts from the Govans Branch! This month, celebrate this year's One Book Baltimore selection, Furia by Yamile Saied...

Blackout poetry art in the shape of a sun

Get ready to express yourself! Get creative with our teen take & make for One Book Baltimore. Our blackout poetry kits will include everything you need to...

Take & Make: Basket Weaving Kit

Pick up a colorful DIY raffia basket weaving kit to work on at your leisure. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from November 1-30...

Mixed Media Collage

We'll provide leaves. Add some of your own. Try to name as many as you can. This Take & Make kit will be available at the Southeast Anchor Library during...

Jar with popsicle sticks inside with a colorful label that reads "I'm Bored"

Are you bored? Not anymore! Grab one of our Take & Make kits and make your own boredom jar. Use our boredom jars to make sure you always have something fun...

story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. A craft will follow storytime. For families with...

story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For families with children ages 2-5. All abilities...

Google Apps Basics

(A 2–week on-site class) Participants will use Google Calendar, a free online calendar to share events online. Participants will also use Gmail to create an...

Book announcement for Furia featuring author Yamile Saied Mendez

One Book Baltimore returns! One Book Baltimore, now in its fifth year, is a collaboration among several local organizations to provide opportunities for...

Gwendolyn Napier: Triple Tales

Gwendolyn Napier, aka Ms. LuvDrop, is a singer, dancer and drummer with a passion for stories. She will share folktales, fairytales, and fables. In...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

hands on an old typewriter

Due to the Pratt Library's early closure on December 15th, the session scheduled for December 15th has been canceled. PLEASE NOTE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 6 THIS...

12pm
Virtual Event
Kunama Mtendaji: Stories of the African Diaspora

Songs, live music and movement accompany stories designed to educate and inspire the audience. In November 2023, the National Association of Black...

Lunch and Learn: De Kalb, One of the Revolutionary War’s Bravest Generals

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. People who saw Major General Johann de Kalb's heroic actions at the battle of...

1pm
Virtual Event
baby and parent playtime

Explore textures, colors, and sounds with toys and pretend play in this hour of fun for children in developmental ages 2-5 and their grown-ups.

tech mobile tablet apps

Wondering how to get library materials, such as eBooks and audiobooks onto your tablet? Need help figuring out email, social media, or other features of your...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

In this three week series, five topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to...

colored pencils creative art drawing

Color and listen to music in a relaxing environment.

National History Day

Join us to find out more about choosing a National History Day topic and beginning your research. We'll talk about the theme, the different types of...

Book cover, Furia

In honor of the 2022 One Book Baltimore selection Furia, Yamile Saied Méndez, the Pratt welcomes Artivate group Cantaré! Sing and dance on this Latin...

Teen Movie Time

Join us to watch a movie after school with friends! Movies will alternate and are able to be selected by attendees!

Telling Your Story Through Film and Photography

In celebration of this year's One Book Baltimore selection, Furia, this program will expose teens to the mediums of photography and film with a DSLR camera...

Toni Simmons: Stories Alive!

Join storyteller Toni Simmons as she shares African and African-American folktales. In November 2023, the National Association of Black Storytellers hosts...

Mitch Capel: Great Stories For Young Folks!

Gran’daddy Junebug uses audience participation to drive home the morals in the messages in his “Sto’etry" style of storytelling. In November 2023, the...

One Book Baltimore logo

This year's One Book Baltimore is finally here! The 2022 selection is Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez! Come discuss the One Book Baltimore pick with your...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

This workshop series allows participants to express their ideas about community topics through several creative mediums. Young adults (ages 14-23) will be...

Jamercise with Ginger

Due to the Pratt Library's early closure on December 15, the Jamercise with Ginger program scheduled for December 15 is canceled. Jamercise is an exercise...

books stacked on library table

On Thursdays in November, we'll celebrate Picture Book Month by reading a picture book, talking about the story, and doing an activity. No session on...

Child observing shadow on sidewalk

Explore light and shadows as we read an interactive story together, create shadow art, perform shadow puppets, and play digital games all about shadows. This...

teens studying writing in library afterschool

Join CHARM youth editors in a creative writing session inspired by One Book Baltimore's 2022 selection, Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez. The session will...

5pm
Virtual Event
One Maryland One Book 2022: What's Mine and Yours

Read and discuss the 2022 One Maryland One Book selection What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

computer keyboard hands

Please join us for an information session about how you can be involved in an exciting new crowdsourcing project that will help make valuable historic...

6pm
Virtual Event
National History Day

Join us to find out more about choosing a National History Day topic and beginning your research. We'll talk about the theme, the different types of...

Alcohol Inks

Painting with Alcohol Inks is a program designed to explore the medium and its free form method. Local artist Esta Baker will demonstrate several techniques...

Writers LIVE! Andrew Diemer

Historian Andrew Diemer will explore the life of 19th century abolitionist William Still, known during his life as the “Father of the Underground Railroad.” ...

Thursday, November 10