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

Events

Tuesday, May 24

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: 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...

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: 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...

Take & Make: Mathema-kits

Do you want to prove you know your fractions, decimals, and equations to your teachers? Want to have a little fun doing it? Mathema-kits are full of games...

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...

Take & Make: Wiggling Worms

Make a marionette worm puppet at home! This take & make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch starting from May 16-27 and is available on a...

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...

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: DIY Adult Coloring

May is National Mental Health Month! Engage in coloring over 30 pages that will provide hours of stress relief and relaxation of the mind. This take & make...

Take & Make: Henna Coloring Book Kit

Stop by Waverly Branch and pick up a kit containing henna inspired coloring book to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This kit...

Introduction to Google Drive

6 topics will be discussed in this 6-week series, 6 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Slides and...

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;...

SeniorTec

You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Create a Gmail account using Google. Learn...

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
CANCELLED Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:00PM Tuesdays (2:00 - 4:00 pm) In this six-week series, five topics...

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...

A person typing on a keyboard

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2010 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2010 – Part 1 and 2, and...

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...

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...

Writers LIVE! Thomas Fisher, The Emergency

This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually, registration required for in-person event. Registration closes May 24 at 5pm. Please register for...

Tuesday, May 24