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Tuesday, May 10

3D Printing at Govans

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...

AAPI Heritage Month Take & Make: Origami

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with an origami take and make! This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch on a first come, first served...

library young woman with books study smile

Throughout May, let your creative side shine with Book Spine Poetry. Wander the shelves for inspiration and put together a poem using only the spines of...

Interactive Movie Kit: A Bug's Life

Keep your kids busy as bees with the "A Bug's Life" interactive movie kit. Each kit comes with crafts, props, and directions for activities to do during the...

books stacked on library table

From May through the end of July, challenge your reading comfort zone with the help of a Book Bingo card. Complete a row on the bingo card to win a prize....

StoryWalk®: The Kindness Book

Embark on a journey around the Govanstowne community! Begin at the Govans Branch and pick up a printed map that will guide you to local schools and...

Take & Make: 3D Paper City

Stop by the Cherry Hill Branch to get all the supplies you need to make your very own 3D Paper City. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry...

Take & Make: Anime Club kits

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,...

Take & Make: Aromatherapy Bracelet

In this stressful time, take a minute for self-care. Stop by the Cherry Hill branch and pick up all the supplies you need to make your own Aromatherapy...

Take & Make: Bubble Wands

Make your own bubble wand with this easy take home kit. This take & make kit will be available at the Light Street Branch from May 9-14 on a first come,...

yellow paper lightsaber on mulicolor, dark background

Celebrate Star Wars Day by building your own lightsaber just like Rey and Anakin do. You can choose Jedi, Sith, or a neutral Force user. Each kit includes a...

Take & Make: Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with two activities that highlight Jewish culture and religion. Beginning May 2: DIY Tzedakah BoxBeginning May 16:...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Make your own cell phone holder for hands free viewing. This kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road Branch from May 2-31, 2022, on a first come first...

Take & Make: DIY Embroidered Tote Bags

This cross stitch kit comes with everything you need to create your own embroidered tote bag! This would be perfect as a gift or great just for personal...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

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...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Celebrate the launch of Ticket to Discovery with an explorer kit designed for inquisive little minds to make new discoveries and observe the world around...

Take & Make: Grass Caterpillar

Grow a cute "caterpillar" friend in a sock using cat grass. (Note: No real caterpillars involved.) This take & make kit will be available at the Canton...

Take & Make: Hummingbird Feeder

Support our feathered friends by making an attractive hummingbird feeder to hang outside your home. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton...

colored pencils creative art drawing

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, learn about the history of the Uchiwa fan and make your own. This kit is for ages 3 and up....

paper crafts colorful construction paper

In celebration of National Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, come grab a kit to make your own "teru teru bozu," a simple Japanese doll...

Various refrigerator magnets stuck on a white refrigerator.

Refrigerator magnets are a fun way to preserve happy memories. Using materials provided, create jar lid photo magnets to keep at home or give as gifts. This...

curving and straight lines and shapes drawn in green colored pencil

Help your brain relax! Grab a take & make kit and learn how drawing lines and patterns can bring you some calm. Kits include paper, a marker, and ideas to...

Take & Make: Phys-kits

Why does a cardboard box make such a great guitar? Why does a water bottle make beautiful rocket? How can popsicle sticks make such good catapults? Answer:...

STEM STEAM gears

Accept the challenge! We challenge you to create something with the materials provided. We will include possible projects and a list of additional materials...

Take & Make: Screen-Free Activity Challenge

Can you go a whole day without watching TV or using a mobile device? Find out with our activity challenge! Do screen-free activities with the provided...

art child painting

Wind chimes are available for painting at Waverly! Listen to the soothing sounds of chimes in the breeze, or make a fun display for your room! Each kit comes...

Take and Make: Plant Your Own Flower

April showers bring May flowers! Visit the Waverly branch to pick up a gardening kit where teens can observe their flowers grow from seeds. This take & make...

teens having fun

Stop in the library for an magic inspired STEAM box. This is the perfect box for teens who love science and magic. This month's raid box contains several...

1st Grade Homeschool Class Session

Classes for homeschooled students. Learn the basic components of the computer and develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use interactive programs and...

10am
Virtual Event
photo of a paper collage bird craft

Celebrate Asian-American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month by exploring Chigiri-e. Chigiri-e (pronounced chee-ghee-ri-eh) is a paper craft from Japan dating...

Take & Make: Make a Summer Wreath

Make a summer wreath from recycled materials. Kits will be available at the Govans Branch on a first come, first served basis! While supplies last.

 Gmail Basics

Participants will use Google to create a Gmail account. Learn to compose, send and retrieve messages, and send attachments. Create, delete, and move...

Gmail Basics

Participants will use Google to create a Gmail account. Learn to compose, send and retrieve messages, and send attachments. Create, delete, and move...

10:30am
Virtual Event
A person typing on a keyboard

In this six-week series, five topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshop; Introduction to Computers/Windows;...

Homeschool Class Sessions: 2nd & 3rd Grades

Classes for home schooled students in 2nd and 3rd grades. Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use...

11:15am
Virtual Event
Lawyer in the Library

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a couple of hours at the Pennsylvania Ave. branch providing...

hands on an old typewriter

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...

12pm
Virtual Event
Homeschool Class Sessions: 4th & 5th Grades

Classes for home schooled students in 4th and 5th grades. Learn the basic components of the computer, develop writing skills using Microsoft Word. Use...

1:15pm
Virtual Event
computer keyboard hands

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 – Part 1 and 2, and...

2pm
Virtual Event
Sunflower seedlings with a handcrafted popsicle-stick scarecrow

Join us in May for a series of librarian-led gardening projects with a different takeaway each week. All supplies provided. Participation is limited for...

story time, librarian and children

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an interactive storytime featuring the Japanese folktale The Crane Girl.

All About Magnets

Learn about magnets with science experiments and make a magnet to take home. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To...

Manga Drawing Lessons - Weekly!

Learn how to draw anime and manga characters step-by-step in weekly sessions! Build up a binder of your best drawings and be a real artist! Supplies for the...

3:30pm
Govans
Stream Available
Cricut Diecut Craft!

Teens 12-18 are invited to an interactive learning session to help you get started with the Cricut or Silhouette machines. The sessions will cover: Using the...

story time, librarian and children

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

 Workplace Readiness Series

Workplace Readiness Series, May 3 class has been cancelled In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and...

Tuesday, May 10