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Tuesday, January 10

2023 Teen Writing Contest

The Enoch Pratt Free Library invites high school students between the ages of 14 and 19 to participate in a writing contest. Prompt: Write an essay or poem...

3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans Branch! Ask a librarian to find out how to create your own models using TinkerCAD, a...

Games @ Govans

Start a D&D or TTRPG adventure, play your favorite games, or make a new favorite with a wide selection of board, dice, and card games available in the Govans...

Harriet Tubman: The Life & Legacy of a 19th-Century Freedom Fighter

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Explore Tubman’s daring exploits on the...

Melted Snowman Take and Make

Pick up supplies and instructions to make a melted snowman at home.

Snowflake cutout

Share your New Year's resolution and goals for 2023 by writing them onto snowflake ornaments and hanging them onto our New Year's Resolution tree at the...

New Year, New You Kit

Need a little help keeping or making a new year’s resolution? Borrow a self-help book and get a kit from the Waverly Branch to get you started. This kit...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Take & Make: Art Explorers- Collage

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators make their art? Explore the art style of Lois Ehlert and Christian Robinson and how they use the collage...

Calendar

Set the new year off by creating your own calendar, exactly how you want it! This Take & Make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch during the month...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Beat the winter blues with this decorative snowman. All materials are included to complete this project. This Take & Make kit will be available at the...

Take & Make: Simple Shape Penguins

Celebrate National Penguin Day, Jan 20, all month long with this cute penguin Take & Make. This kit includes all you need to create a cute, happy little...

Eight balls of yarn of various colors sitting in a wicker basket.

Using supplies provided, weave your own unique potholder. This take & make kit will be available at the Forest Park Branch during the month of January on a...

Teen Craft: New Year's Fireworks Painting

Bring home and create different arts and crafts from the Govans Branch! This month, celebrate this New Year by creating wax reisist firework...

The Pratt's Winter Windows

Celebrate the holiday season with us! Starting December 1, we're unveiling our annual Winter Windows, a series of festive and joyful installations in our...

Free Private HIV and Hep-C Testing

The Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation (CIDNI) is offers free HIV and Hep-C testing for individuals in a private setting.

I Have a Dream book cover

Use the library's online resources to do a scavenger hunt on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Share your answers in-person with the librarians at Waverly Branch...

Stop Smoking with Tobacco Free Baltimore

Tobacco Free Baltimore is part of the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), connecting smokers on the journey to be smoke free with patches and...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Make a colorful bowl using only 3 items. This kit provides all supplies needed. Kits available from January 3-January 31, 2023 while supplies last. Supplies...

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...

Gmail Basics

Part 1: Participants will use gmail to create an email account, compose, send, retrieve messages, and send attachments. Class pre-requisite recommendation:...

Morning Movie Matinee: Elvis

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley. 2022 | Rated PG-13 | 2h 39min Watch the trailer

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

illustration of four mah-jongg tiles

Come play a friendly game of Mah-Jongg. This is free play and no instructions will be provided. If you own a Mah-Jongg set, please bring it along. There...

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...

Google Apps Basics

Participants will use Gmail to create an account, learn to create a contact list, send/receive emails and attach documents. Google Calendar is a free online...

STEM STEAM gears

Students are invited to participate in this FREE afterschool workshop to learn a unique take on science, technology, engineering, and math concepts,...

 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...

an artist creating a custom piñata

In honor of the 2022 One Book Baltimore selection, Furia, join Creative Alliance's Artesanas to celebrate Latinx culture! The piñata is a symbol of Mexican...

colored pencils creative art drawing

Learn how to be creative with different types of items. In this program, we teach customers a craft and they show us what they learned. Each session we will...

Big Game Day

Play a trivia game on a giant gameboard and have big time fun!

teens having fun

Lights, camera, action! Grab your friends and lets make some Tik Toks. Ring lights, tripods, and green screen all provided to produce a video that's sure to...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Kids show off their knowledge of current events with our weekly news quiz. Try the quiz, and get a treat!

Winter Owl Magnets

Make a cute winter owl magnet that's all dressed up for the winter.

Photo of a collection of sporting equipment, including balls and rackets.

Join us to play interactive motion games to encourage movement and have fun. A video game system with motion detection will be used, along with fun and...

Music & Movement Storytime

Shimmy, shake, wiggle, and giggle as we share music- and movement-themed books, interactive songs, and fun activities to get kids (and adults) up and moving!...

Tuesday, January 10