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Thursday, August 11

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...

Debate Board

Ms. Jackie wants to hear from YOU! Each week a new topic will be posted on the Debate board in the Teen Department. Tell us if you agree or disagree and why....

Games @ Govans

Play your favorite games or make a new favorite with a wide selection of board, dice and card games available in the Govans branch!

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...

Take & Make: Alien Finger Puppets

Create your own alien finger puppets! This take & make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch from August 8-19 on a first come, first served...

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,...

searching girl with magnifying glass

The world is full of hidden treasures, so grab a binoculars kit and do some exploring. Let us know what your favorite find was! Adult supervision is...

Take & Make: Choose Your Own Adventure Crafting

Choose one of several craft projects to complete at home, or ask for a custom combination of supplies to create your own design. Available...

DIY fossils

Celebrate Dinosaur Day all month long with this fossil making kit! Combine flour, salt and water to create your very own cast, then press items like leaves,...

Take & Make: Ice Cream to Go

Whip up a delectable delight that won't melt in the summer heat! This take & make kit will be available at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch from July 1-16 on...

art child painting

Imagine a pet that can fit in the palm of your hand! Pick up a Magical Mini Menagerie kit to create your own pipe cleaner animals! You can choose from a...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Collect natural wonders to put into a collage, and record your findings in your very own nature diary. This kit is perfect for children ages 3 and up. Your...

Take & Make: Phys-kits

Physics is more than a heavy word, it is the way we interact with the world. Luckily, the world is full of wonder for us to explore! Join us as we experiment...

Take & Make: Printmaking Kit

Explore a variety of ways to make art using everyday materials in some unusual ways. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from August...

Teen Crafts: Bullet Journal

Bring home and create different arts and crafts from the Govans Branch! While supplies last, first-come, first served. See librarian for details.

Teen Raid Box: Destination Baltimore

Need some trip ideas for the summer? This month's raid box features stay-catation ideas for the Baltimore area. Select from the Art, Adventure or Food...

Together We Are One!

Stop by and join in the fun as we celebrate our diverse heritage! Place sticky notes on the world map to show where your family is from, create your own...

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...

computer keyboard hands

A specialist from Easter Seals is available to assist veterans who have questions or need guidance about jobs and careers.

collection of board games

Unplug and enjoy some retro card and board games every Thursday.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. A craft will follow storytime. For families with...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 & Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

photograph of Diane Macklin. Diane is smiling and has her arms stretched out.

Presented by Diane Macklin. This interactive program features stories for the audience to solve and enjoy from around the world. Groups of 5 or more must...

story time, librarian and children

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...

tech mobile tablet apps

Are you a tween interested in anything STEM-related? The Pratt was one of approximately 15 library systems nationwide selected by the Urban Libraries Council...

tech mobile tablet apps

Due to lack of air conditioning at the Hamilton Branch, the August 11th session of this program has been postponed. Are you a tween interested in anything...

tech mobile tablet apps

Are you a tween interested in anything STEM-related? The Pratt was one of approximately 15 library systems nationwide selected by the Urban Libraries Council...

tech mobile tablet apps

Are you a tween interested in anything STEM-related? The Pratt was one of approximately 15 library systems nationwide selected by the Urban Libraries Council...

Lunch and Learn: A Celebration of Alex Haley, His Legacy, and Roots With Chris Haley

Registration not required, but encouraged. Register for the event here. Chris Haley, performer, author, historian and filmmaker, will share personal...

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Virtual Event
Celebrate the Sturgeon Moon

The location of this program has changed from Herring Run Branch to Southeast Anchor Library. Listen to a story and learn some cool facts about our closest...

Stories & Art

Stories & Art is canceled on Thursday, July 7. Stories, movement, and our most fun activities! A craft will be included.

tech mobile tablet apps

Wondering how to get library materials, such as eBooks and audiobooks onto your tablet? Need help figuring out email, social media, or other features of your...

Build a Book: Zines

Construct a simple zine of illustrations, poetry, thoughts, and anything you can imagine. With permission from participants, the library will make copies of...

STEAM Up Your Summer!

Conduct a science experiment, become an artist, or tackle math games to STEAM up your summer!

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

Oh, The places You'll Go!

Make a Vision Board on traveling to your dream destination in the future

Summer Art Club

Due to a lack of air conditioning at the Canton Branch, the August 11th session of Summer Art Club has been canceled. Join Miss Lisa at the Canton Branch on...

Introduction to Google Drive Series

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

Summer Paint Night

Join us as we paint a beautiful Bird of Paradise, step-by-step. All materials are provided. Please call 410-396-6076 to register. Space is limited to 12...

Cover of Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi

Read and discuss Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi. From the publisher: A spellbinding tale from a star author, Peaces is about what it means to be seen by another...

Family Game Night

Card games, board games, family games-- Fun for the whole family!

Mocktail Hour

This program has been canceled. From the classics to creative concoctions, learn how to craft your own non-alcoholic mocktails and provide creative beverage...

Thursday, August 11