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Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Events

Saturday, May 14

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...

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...

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...

book cover for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 2022 is the year for classics for our book discussion group.

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...

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, and Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA

For family history researchers, the federal census provides an important snapshot that can place an ancestor in a particular time and place, as well as...

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.

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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
white child in pigtails with red pants in a sitting yoga meditation pose

Let's stretch out like lions and tigers to this interactive, fitness storytime. We'll do some light yoga stretching, sing and dance, and read some of our...

art child painting

Paint your own flower pot and fill it with colorful paper flowers. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register,...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Get a FREE headshot photo taken to enhance your professional portfolio and make your LinkedIn profile stand out among the selfies! Headshots are a unique...

Discover SCIENCE with Dr. Bear Family Learning Event

Discover SCIENCE (a Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience) with Dr. Bear engages children and families in the out-of-school time...

Li-Young Lee

Join us online for a discussion of poems by Li-Young Lee. We hope to discuss some of the following poems: "The Gift" "Persimmons" "From Blossoms" "Eating...

11am
Virtual Event
Teen Creation Station: Project Corner

The Pratt Creation station is excited to open the makerspace to teens to inspire you to think big and practice your craft. The makerspace features Juki heavy...

Christine Platt - Photo credit Norman E. Jones

Christine Platt is a modern-day Renaissance woman also known as The Afrominimalist. A storyteller and lifestyle strategist, she holds a B.A. in Africana...

Be a Chef For A Day Pizza Class

Do you love pizza? Would you like to learn how to make pizza together with your family? Then join us for a special virtual family pizza class! All materials...

12pm
Virtual Event
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Learn about vaccinations and participate in STEM sessions on the science behind vaccinations, as well as yoga for mental health and physical wellness.

Robo-Drag Race!

In this robotics workshop for ages 12-18, we will construct Vex IQ drive trains and talk about how to use gears to improve the speed. Can you build the...

Financial Planning 101

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify and prioritize your financial goals, know how to use your existing skills to achieve those goals,...

Peabody at the Library

An informal classical music performance for all ages presented by student musicians from Peabody Conservatory.

Rx: A Graphic Memoir Book Discussion

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, we will gather to discuss this graphic memoir – that is, a memoir depicted in graphic novel format –...

The Drawing Zoo

The Drawing Zoo brings nature lovers together to draw live animals to build a deep appreciation for animals through art. In this visit, we will focus on...

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...

Saturday, May 14