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Events

Saturday, February 5

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...

Baltimore Bird

Pick up a kit to make bird seed treats to put outside for our feathered friends. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from...

In February, there will be facts in eggs hidden throughout the Children's Department about exceptional Black people who contributed to the world of Art,...

This Black History Month, the Hampden branch will be providing specially curated book bundles to help educate and inspire the children in your life. Each...

Just for Adults! During the month of February, stop by the Washington Village Branch and pick up a coloring sheet to work on in the library or at home....

Play along with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story friends with our interactive movie kit. Each kit includes crafts, props, and directions for...

Celebrate National Wetland Awareness Day with a storytime kit! Check out wetland-themed books and bring home this kit which includes a craft and a packet of...

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Romare Bearden was an incredible African American artist, known especially for his collages. Each kit comes with selected copies of his works along with...

Orange and red origami hearts

Show yourself some love with our take-home craft kit which has everything you need to make a heart garland celebrating your awesomeness! This take & make...

Create your own Bouncy Ball. Alert: This Take & Make is recommended for children over the age of 6. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans...

Turn ordinary pens into beautiful roses. Give the final product to someone as a fun Valentine's gift or keep it for yourself! This take & make kit will be...

The Clifton Branch is closed until further notice due to maintenance issues. Browse our display of library books with chocolate-themed recipes and activity...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us! We'll read a story about the Chinese Zodiac animals and Make a dancing dragon puppet and check out our children's book...

Celebrate Lunar New Year by making paper lanterns and a dragon craft. This take and make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch from February...

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Celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day (February 26) all month long this February! Pick up your Create a Fairy Tale kit and create your very own story using special...

Decorate a jar with winter stickers and then fill it with treats or hot cocoa mix. Give it as a gift to someone special! This take & make kit will be...

Decorate a jar with winter stickers and then fill it with treats or hot cocoa mix. Give it as a gift to someone special! This take & make kit will be...

Decorate a jar with winter stickers and then fill it with treats or hot cocoa mix. Give it as a gift to someone special! This take & make kit will be...

STEM STEAM gears

Make your own colorful bouncy ball! Explore chemistry and physics with this easy STEAM activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton...

This Black History Month, design your own buttons to celebrate Black history and Black futures. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch...

Draw your own comics and superheroes using these templates and information sheets about famous Black superheroes to celebrate Black History Month. This...

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...

To celebrate International Friendship Month, visit the Waverly Branch to pick up a kit that includes a variety of games and a six-sided dice! This take &...

Make an adorable little groundhog and watch it go in and out of its burrow. Will he see his shadow? The choice is yours! Supplies and instructions...

Make a kindness kit with a no-sew hand warmer, yarn art card, and more fun crafts to share with others, or to show kindness to yourself. This take & make...

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Welcome the Lunar New Year with your very own lion dancer puppet and paper lantern crafts! All supplies are included in the kit. This take & make kit will...

Imagine, design, and build together as a family with this take & make containing construction materials and challenges. This take & make kit will be...

Participate in our Art Explorers program on the go and make a work of art at home. Follow along with a recorded video and keep your one of a kind creation or...

Make a snowflake-shaped suncatcher that resembles a stained glass window. This take & make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch during the month...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Make your own Lunar New Year lantern to usher in the Year of the Tiger. Each kit will include a list of book recommendations about Lunar New Year. This take...

Create your own yarn monster, then write about it! What’s its name? Where is it from? This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village...

In celebration of Black History Month, visit the Waverly Branch and help us compile an audio journey through the history of Black music. Add your favorite...

Registration is not required but encouraged. Register through Eventbrite here. Registration opens at 9am on Monday, November 29, 2021. Bookovers at the...

Wicker basket filled with several balls of yarn

Are you interested in learning to knit, but looking for an alternative to knitting needles? Give loom knitting, or looming, a try. This loom knitting starter...

Going through a breakup or just need an extra dose of self-love? Pick up a Breakup Survival kit featuring fun activities, self-care tips, and book and movie...

For a fun Valentine’s Day craft, show some love for crafting with these DIY Ceramic Hearts! This assortment of ceramic craft supplies features heart shapes...

Learn all about weather by recording observations about the weather each day. Fill in your weather calendar with data or pictures. You can learn more on your...

Black History Month

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up a February teen raid box. This is the perfect box to celebrate Black History Month. Each box contains a...

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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

Learn to program your own version of the classic Pac-Man game using MakeCode Arcade! If you’ve ever thought that the story of a yellow man-head who eats...

1pm
Virtual Event
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

Learn the basics of sewing in this 6-week introductory course (choose your session: Thursdays or Saturdays) with Blou Harrison of Blou Studios. All materials...

This event has been canceled. Ensemble drama set in 1902 about a community of descendants of West African slaves living on an island off of South Carolina....

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Do you need help with getting your school work done? Confused on how to start an assignment or project? Need to raise your reading level or get help with...

2pm
Virtual Event

Join Jonnathan Paris-Santana, Peabody-trained audio engineer, in this beginner program for teens (age 12-19) to learn sight-reading sheet music. Starting...

3pm
Virtual Event

In honor of Langston Hughes' 120th birthday, you are invited to join this virtual paint program to create a mixed media masterpiece inspired by his poetry. ...

3:30pm
Virtual Event

Saturday, February 5