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Tuesday, August 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...

Builder's Club

Come and create using LEGO® bricks, blocks, and other fun stackables. We will use a different building material each week. Building materials will be...

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...

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...

3D printer printing colored rocket ships on an off white background

Stop by with your favorite design, create something new the day of, or pause to watch the printer at work on our 3D printing day each month at the Forest...

Sticker board

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

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...

Workplace Readiness Series

In this six part series, three topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 – Part 1 and 2, and...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. Come ready to move and have fun together. For families with children ages 2-5. All abilities...

Lawyer in the Library

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a couple of hours at the Pennsylvania Ave. B ranch providing...

writing signing paperwork forms

Have you been tasked with writing a grant proposal but don’t know where to start? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard...

Aromatherapy Bracelets

Come join us as we make aromatherapy bracelets that will help you to have a sense of calm as you go about your day.

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...

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...

Manga Drawing Lessons - IRL!

Learn how to draw anime and manga characters step-by-step in weekly, in-house sessions! Build up a sketchbook of drawings to become a real artist! Supplies...

Stepping with Step Afrika!

This highly interactive 45-minute performance highlights the rhythm, physicality, and history of stepping, and culminates in a group activity that gets...

Coding Club

Every week, you will learn how to code with hands-on challenges. If you are between 3 and 7, you will learn to program our little robot, Cubetto. If you are...

story time, librarian and children

Due to a lack of air conditioning at the Canton Branch, the August 9th session of Family Storytime has been canceled. Stories, movement, songs, and our most...

Workplace Readiness Series

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...

123 Andrés: Explore Animals / Explora los animals

This experience combines songs, stories, and games in Spanish and English that revolve around animals. With animal characters and imagination, we dive into...

6pm
Virtual Event
Andres and Christina from 123 Andres

Sing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words! During this program, children will “travel” around the...

6pm
Virtual Event
Collage of Readers

Celebrate the finalists in the 2022 Poetry Contest with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Little Patuxent Review! The three finalists, Maryland's Poet...

Tuesday, August 16