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Wednesday, August 3

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: 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...

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: 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 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...

story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. For ages 3-5 with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

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...

10:30am
Family Storytime

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...

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...

Family Storytime

Family Storytime is postponed until the air conditioning is fixed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun...

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,...

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...

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...

SeniorTec Series

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the...

10:30am
Virtual Event
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...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

Digital Drop-In

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

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Magic of the Sea

Performed by Arianna Ross. The poetry of the sea, the myths of the past, and fairy tales of the underwater world capture our hearts with the bright oranges...

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,...

2pm
Virtual Event
STEM STEAM gears

Build, program, and design anything you can imagine in this hour of open-ended exploration and making. Strawbees, a Make-do kit, Ozobots, and Snap Circuits...

computer keyboard hands

Drop-in assistance for jobseekers. Need to refresh your resume, make a career change, or apply for a job online? Let us help!

Coloring for Relaxation

Join us to listen to music, color, and unwind! Coloring sheets of varying complexities will be provided for participants of all ages and skill levels.

Crafty Wednesday

Make a different craft every Wednesday at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch!

Forest Park Anime Club

Love Anime? Join the Forest Park Anime Club as we watch, craft, and play games based on new and favorite animes.

Workplace Readiness Workshop

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2,...

4:30pm
Virtual Event
Author D. Watkins smiling for a photograph.   Photo credit: Schaun Champion

Join Pratt Library CEO Heidi Daniel as she interviews the first author in her new book club series, Baltimore's own D. Watkins. In his latest book, Black Boy...

Wednesday, August 3