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Location Closure Due to lack of air conditioning, the Herring Run Branch is closed until further notice and the Northwood Branch is closed on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Events

Thursday, June 16

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...

DIY Pride Glasses

June is LGBTQ Pride month! Show your support by designing your own Pride sunglasses. The supplies will be available at the Southeast Anchor on a first...

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: Bath Bombs

Stop by the Cherry Hill branch to get everything you need to make your own bath bomb. This take & make will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from June...

Take & Make: Book Buddy Bookmark

Make a book buddy bookmark for Summer Break Baltimore! This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from June 1-30 on a first come, first...

teens having fun

Learn about the history of Black Music Month with a take & make that includes a reading list and your own music makers! This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Celebrate Juneteenth!

Celebrate the first anniversary of Juneteenth becoming a national holiday with this take and make kit! This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly...

Take & Make: Celebrate Postal Service Day!

To prepare for National Postal Service Day on July 1, teens will be provided kits, which will include blank postcards (with stamps already provided),...

Black jump rope with red highlights.

Rope jumping is an excellent cardiovascular exercise. However, traditional jump ropes may not be ideal for all people. Using materials provided, make a pair...

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...

Take & Make: Firefly Water Bottles

It's summertime! Make a glowing firefly and learn more about these insects. This take & make kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road Branch from June...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Make a spiral galaxy pinwheel! This take & make kit will be available at the Roland Park Branch from June 1-30 on a first come, first served basis, while...

Take & Make: Garden Party

Celebrate summer by getting ready for a garden party. Make a paper flower lei, a garden gnome, and a colorful pinwheel. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Inclined Planes

Explore inclined planes! This kit includes two different ramps, two things to roll, and ideas to get you started (includes small pieces, not for children...

Take & Make: Jellyfish Suncatcher

Enjoy the summer sun and create a jellyfish suncatcher with hanging tendrils that blow in the wind. Study the weather while staying cool! This take & make...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

To celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, come grab one of our kits with information and materials to make beaded pride pins and celebrate who you are! This take &...

white hands cupped to hold compost soil

Have you ever been curious about how an old leaf becomes dirt? Try out composting in your home to learn more about the life cycle of soil. Each kit includes...

Take & Make: National Audiobook Month

Celebrate National Audiobook Month, with a YA audiobook and free headphones! This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch on a first come,...

Take & Make: Nature Walk

Go for a walk and see what you can find! You can do our scavenger hunt during the day or at night with the supplies included in this kit. This take & make...

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:...

Take & Make: Pride Rainbows

Show your Pride with ribbon streamers and rainbow suncatchers. This kit is perfect for children ages 3 and up. Your kit will include supplies, information,...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Celebrate Pride month by designing your own Pride Sunglasses. While there will be supplies available in-house throughout June, this Take & Make contains all...

Take & Make: Rainbow Heart Suncatcher

Stop by the Cherry Hill Branch and pick up the supplies to create your own Rainbow Heart Suncatcher to celebrate Pride! This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Sand Art

Brighten up your day with these colorful sandy characters! Each kit comes with 2 cardboard shapes and 2 packets of sand. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Star Wars Crafts

Create your own Yoda and BB-8 plate crafts. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from June 1-30 on a first come, first served...

Take & Make: Summer Journal

Decorate your own journal for summer writing, drawing and reflecting. This take & make kit will be available at the Light Street Branch from June 13-18 on...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Measure the rainfall, make a tornado, and learn about barometric pressure---with a simple jar! This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch...

Take & Make: Weave Your Own Rainbow

Make a rainbow using yarn and a loom made from a paper plate. This easy children's project is a fun introduction to basic weaving techniques. This take &...

Take and Make: DIY Pride Flags

In celebration of Pride month, visit the Waverly branch to pick up a kit where teens will be provided materials to create their own pride flags to hang in...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Stop in the library for this month's box in support of Pride Month. This month's box contains resources, Pride Facts, recommended reading, a craft, snack,...

Treasures from the Vault: Babylon to Baltimore

Treasures from the Vault: Babylon to Baltimore is an exhibit highlighting objects that represent different ways information has been captured and conveyed...

4 handmade bookmarks using craft paper

Celebrate summer and the joy of reading with the 2022 summer reading program, Summer Break Baltimore. Drop in anytime in June, sign up for adult summer...

Rambling Readers

Join a novel walking book club that covers more than novels! Come as we share whatever book we are reading or listening to lately to share passions,...

Take & Make: Acrylic Paint by Numbers

Come by Hamilton Branch in June and get an Acrylic Paint by Numbers kit. There are two different landscape canvas' you can choose from. Brushes, paint and...

Take & Make: Pressed Flower Bookmark

Create a beautiful pressed flower bookmark with fresh flowers. Kits will be available at the Govans Branch on a first come, first served basis! While...

Take & Make: Pride Bracelets

It's LGBT Pride Month! Show your pride with our rainbow-themed friendship bracelets. Wear them yourself or gift them to a friend to show your support! This...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

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

story time, librarian and children

This program has been CANCELED for this week. Join us for a virtual storytime featuring stories, songs, and fun!

11am
Virtual Event
Family Storytime

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...

Galactic Quest

Join the 4-H STEM Challenge and explore the endless possibilities space can offer in four sessions. June 2: Stellar Optics June 9: Cipher SpaceJune 16:...

library young woman with books study smile

Try a small selection of books from genres you've chosen and see if you like the "taste" or want us to cook up something else. Do you have recommendations...

Summer Art Club

Join Miss Lisa at the Canton Branch on Thursdays at 4:30 pm for Summer Art Club. We'll explore various art techniques, materials, and styles. Projects will...

Celebrate Juneteenth!

If you're looking for some way to celebrate Juneteenth, stop by the Edmondson Avenue Library for the viewing of the film Respect based on the life of...

Movie: Just Mercy

A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard,...

Introduction to Google Drive

Introduction to Google Drive, May 19 has been cancelled 6 topics will be discussed in this 6-week series, 6 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Google...

Introduction to Google Drive

In this 5-week series, 6 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Meets. Learn to use Google...

Workplace Readiness Workshop

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...

Workplace Readiness Workshop CANCELLED

Workplace Readiness Workshop, Thursday, May 19th In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction...

books stacked on library table

Let's get together and discuss the books we've been reading. Bring a friend!

6pm
Stream Available
Washington Village Book Bites

Join us as we discuss the iconic science fiction novel, Kindred by Octavia Butler. To register and/or request a copy of the book, please call Washington...

Thursday, June 16