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Wednesday, January 18

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...

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...

Take & Make: Chinese New Year Dragon Wooden Spoon Craft Kit

Kids will have a great time learning about the legend of the Chinese dragon and then creating their own using the included materials to create a Chinese...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

10:30am
Virtual Event
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!...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

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

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

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....

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 in arms and toddlers together. Playtime follows. For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All...

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....

black and white E H Shepard sketch of winnie the pooh bear outside his home

Celebrate Public Domain Day with the beloved Winnie the Pooh! We will share stories from the books and create our own honey loving bears to keep.

Line Dancing

Enjoy learning the newest line dance moves with Mr. Lamont that you can share at your next event!

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...

Workforce Wednesday Career Clinics

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

Building Block Party

Every week, participate in fun building block challenges or design your own creations.

Lunar New Year

Come make lanterns and decorate cat cutouts to celebrate Chinese New Year as well as Vietnamese Lunar New Year's Year of the Cat! Also, play a traditional...

Winter Hojalatas

WINTER IS COMING...to the Roland Park branch. Join us as we learn about Hojalatas Tin and create winter tin art. This is a hands-on passive program.

Created and designed by me Tracy Cotay

Can you unlock the code? Figure out the mystery by decoding a mini-escape room in bag form, only instead of trying to break out of a room, you're going to...

Experimental Video Game Club

Join us to play an experimental video game selected by the librarian! This month's featured game will be ABZÛ, "a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Have fun doing different crafts and classroom activities!

Anime & Manga Cafe

Join us as we explore anime, manga, and all the worlds in between! Draw in anime-style, learn about Japanese culture, discuss your favorite anime and manga,...

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...

Craft supplies

Create your own masterpiece! Join us for a fun night of canvas painting

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...

Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Renovation Community Input Session

Check out the proposed plans for the upgrades and improvements to the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch. Don't miss the opportunity for your voice to be heard!...

Writers LIVE! Akil Kumarasamy

Akil Kumarasamy will discuss her debut novel that is set in the near future and follows a young woman who works in artificial intelligence. She becomes...

Wednesday, January 18