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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

Tuesday, June 28

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...

Soul of the Butterfly: Chicory Magazine & Baltimore's Black Arts Activism Exhibit

Can art be activism? Can a poem make a difference? In the 1960s, Black writers in Baltimore said, "yes" in the pages of Chicory, a poetry magazine published...

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...

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: 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 &...

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...

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: 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,...

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...

young Black child dancing in front of a yellow musical themed background

Celebrate the Summer Solstice and Make Music Day with this fun take home musical craft. This take & make kit will be available at the Forest Park Branch...

Take & Make: Stache Jar

Make a mustache piggy bank out of a jar and learn about saving money. This take and make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch from June 21 -...

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...

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...

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: DIY Mosaic Ceramic Flower Pot

Kick off Summer with a fun do it yourself mosaic craft project! This DIY mosaic ceramic flower pot will make a beautiful accessory to your decor. Ceramic...

Flowers and Nature Sticker by Number

Keep your brain engaged with this beautiful and fun nature themed sticker-by-number art kit. This kit will be available at the Waverly Branch for pick up...

Take & Make: Movie Night in a Bag

Grab-and-Go Movie Night at the Reisterstown Road Branch! Check out a free movie and grab a bag that includes popcorn and some other treats. One grab-and-go...

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...

computer keyboard hands

Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Class participants will learn to use the spelling and grammar feature....

SeniorTec Series

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...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Each week, experiment with different materials and learn about liquids and solids, chemical reactions, light, and fossil formation. For children ages...

Lawyer in the Library

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a couple of hours at the Central Library providing brief,...

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
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
searching girl with magnifying glass

Each week, experiment with different materials and learn about liquids and solids, chemical reactions, light, and fossil formation. For children ages...

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....

books stacked on library table

Drop by each week to chat with other young graphic novel and manga readers, create comic strips and art, and take home some fun snacks. This program is...

Tuesday, June 28