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Saturday, August 13

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....

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: 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...

Book cover of The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The eighth book in our continuing "Year of Classics" is Salinger's coming of age novel.

 Storytime for the Heart

Explore big feelings and quiet moments in this sensory storytime centered on exploring emotions and life events, family bonding, and connections between...

story time, librarian and children

The Govans Branch is currently closed due to lack of air conditioning. As such, storytime is canceled on Wednesday, July 6 and Saturday, July 9. Stories,...

health fitness active

Dance your way to fitness in these free adult Zumba classes. The fitness program consists of short dance and aerobic exercise routines performed to popular...

Back to School Celebration

Get ready for the new school year with fun physics-themed activities!

Community Summer Celebration

Join us to celebrate a wonderful summer with outdoor games and crafts for all ages. We will have cornhole, spin art, sidewalk chalk, and more! Packaged...

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...

Photo of Kay Ryan / Credit: Don J. Usner

Join us online for a discussion of the poetry of Kay Ryan, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for The Best of It: New and Selected Poems and served as United...

11am
Virtual Event
Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies and toddlers . For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome. This indoor program...

A drawing of Elvis Presley.

In honor of Elvis Week, patrons will participate in a draw-along-tutorial of the “King of Rock and Roll” while listening to his most famous hits. Patrons...

Antarctica in August: Penguins (2019)

Get ready to get chilly during this special viewing of Disney Nature’s Penguins! Join us at the Cherry Hill Branch for this fun afternoon at the movies where...

Blocks Rock! Block Challenge

Stop by Port Discovery's table at the Southeast Anchor Library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity!

Drop-In Building Brick Social

Join other LEGO® enthusiasts in answering a challenge, building your own masterpiece, and hearing about STEM books to help take your engineering skills to...

story time, librarian and children

This program has been canceled. Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For families with...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

A local artist will lead you step-by-step as you create your very own masterpiece. All paint supplies will be provided by the library. This program is for...

We Slay Book Club

We will read and discuss Everything's Trash but It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson. Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson's latest...

2pm
Virtual Event
Deja Vu

Deja Vu is a group composed of four talented musicians who formed the band while attending Baltimore School for the Arts. Now college students, John Elek...

STEM STEAM gears

In this partnership with the JHU Astronomy department, children will learn about the methods astronomers use to discover planets around other stars. By...

Saturday, August 13