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Monday, August 15

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...

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...

colored pencils creative art drawing

For this take and make craft, we will be using recycled card catalog cards to create little masterpieces! Each kit will contain one card catalog, a prompt...

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: Host a Family Game Night

Looking for some at-home fun? Host a game night for your family! This take & make includes a game you can create yourself, instructions for other fun group...

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...

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...

Sticker board

Participate in a community-building collaboration. Work together placing stickers on a poster board to reveal a creative masterpiece.

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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops,...

10:30am
Virtual Event
STEM STEAM gears

Due to lack of air conditioning, the Northwood Branch is currently closed and this program has been canceled for August 15. This program will be rescheduled...

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...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Get ready for messy and creative play as we explore colors and art techniques in this program that's perfect for children in developmental ages 3-7 and their...

Playdate at the Library

Due to a lack of air conditioning at the Canton Branch, the August 8th session of Playdate at the Library has been canceled. Babies and toddlers can escape...

computer keyboard hands

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
Yoga and Breathing for Beginners

Yoga is an exercise with different poses which helps to get more energy, bring flexibility to the joints and reduces the stress in the body. Breathing...

Bug Bookmarks

Learn sewing skills and make a bug bookmark using a sewing machine.

Magic with Mike Rose

Mike Rose presents "H2-Oh!," featuring impossible magic tricks and off the wall comedy with a water theme. Groups of 5 or more must call the Forest Park...

From Jazz to Hip-Hop image

Explore the origins and evolution of popular music forms that originated in the African American community. Discuss the social and cultural changes that...

2pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

In this 3-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Back to School: Decorate Your Own Pencil Pouch

In preparation for a new school year, visit the Waverly Branch to decorate your own pencil pouch and recieve school supplies to go inside your personalized...

Little Explorers: Where Do Books Come From?

NOTE: this event was originally scheduled for August 15. Explore books in a whole new way! Learn about some of the ways that books are made through hands-on...

Light Street Writers Exchange

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are...

6pm
Virtual Event
Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register through Eventbrite here. Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for virtual deep breathing,...

Monday, August 15