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Saturday, January 14

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...

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...

Young girl smiles as she holds a magnifying glass to her eye and looks through.

Visit the Reisterstown Road Branch to participate in themed scavenger hunts and win a prize!

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...

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...

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...

In Stitches Club

Calling all crafters! Join us to knit and crochet blanket sections for Warm Up America. Or bring your own work in progress with you as we share in crafting,...

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...

Book cover for Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Join us for a discussion of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

CollegeBound FAFSA Help Sessions

Attention all High School Seniors! CollegeBound advisors are providing free help with the FAFSA applications, college application completion, and all things...

Community Reads: Hair Love

Join us as we read "Hair Love" by Matthew Cherry. Community Reads is a non-profit founded to teach kids in grades K-2 about diversity through literature....

Music Pilgrim Trio

The members of Music Pilgrim Trio (Seth Kibel — clarinet, saxophone, flute; Vladimir Fridman — guitar, vocals; Bob Abbott — double bass) will take listeners...

Book cover, Furia

In honor of the 2022 One Book Baltimore selection Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez, WombWork, a local nonprofit, will work with local teens to analyze the text...

Photo Credit: Matt Valentine

Join us online for a discussion of the poetry of W.S. Merwin, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry twice and was a two-time U.S. Poet Laureate. We hope to...

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.

microphone

Learn about music production, audio engineering, and find a supportive space for creative expression and songwriting! All for FREE! Sessions will be in the...

Coding for Teens: Python!

Join Code in Schools to learn the basic rules and syntax of the Python language, the larger applications of Python, careers that align with the skills of...

Crafty Maps

Create something fabulous using recycled maps. Materials will be provided for you. Jan. 14: Mini Framed MagnetsJan. 26: Decoupage CoastersFeb. 9: Paper...

Free Weekly Public Tours of the Library

Discover the services the Enoch Pratt Free Library has to offer with a free tour. Take a peek behind the scenes and at the library's collections, and learn a...

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day Celebration

National Strawberry Ice cream day is January 15! Join us as we learn how to make our own Ice cream.

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. Please note: children...

Save a Story! DIY Oral History Interviewing

Save a story of someone you love or a history you would love to know. Learn how to capture an oral history interview from start to finish, with hands-on...

Writers LIVE! Ben Jealous

Ben Jealous, former national NAACP president and CEO, will reflect on race in America and offer his thoughts on how to address the country’s social and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

Listen to stories about having pride in being yourself! This program is for children and caregivers only. The capacity is 125, first come first served. As...

Saturday, January 14