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Thursday, January 19

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...

Phys-kits LIVE!

"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...

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...

A variety of craft supplies artfully arranged

Visit the Reisterstown Road Branch on select Thursdays to create a seasonal craft. The age range for this program is typically ages 5-12 years old. Please...

Drop-In Job Seeker Assistance

Members of the Maryland Department of Labor can help you refresh your resume, make a career change, or apply for a job online.

Rambling Readers

Join a novel walking book club that covers more than novels! Come as we share whatever book we are reading or listening to lately to share passions,...

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 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. A craft will follow storytime. For families with...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

hands on an old typewriter

It is an empowering and rewarding experience. to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily...

12pm
Virtual Event
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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

In this three-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshop Introduction to...

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,...

Kitchen Science

Let's be scientists with common household items you can find in your kitchen! Conduct fun science experiments and explore concoctions!

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...

art child painting

Join us to learn how to paint a picture step by step! Participants will be able to keep their work at the end! This program is available while supplies last.

Paper & Cardboard Crafts: Tension Boat

Will a cardboard boat with a paper sail move across soapy water? Find out when we explore the principles of tension in this simple science experiment. For...

assorted lego blocks

Pop in to play with legos at the library. Show off what you can make and hang out with other building fans.

art child painting

Crayons, markers, colored pencils, or watercolors. Pick a tool, or two, then color and create as many pictures as you desire! If you are feeling extra...

Candle Making

Join us in making your own personalized candle for you or someone that you care about. This program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended....

story time, librarian and children

Weekly storytimes at Orleans are currently paused. Storytime will take place January 19 and February 16 at 4pm. Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun...

Canton Crafternoon

Join Miss Lisa for an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Jamercise with Ginger

Jamercise is an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance. Join us in person at the Cherry Hill Branch...

Understanding Debt

Learn about debt and how it works. Explore strategies for reducing debt and gain an understanding of the results of not paying debts or having debts in...

Creative Workshopping: The Basics

Creative writing is not just an art form, it is a skill--and when you are trying to hone your craft, it doesn't have to be done alone! With this program,...

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...

books stacked on library table

Let's get together and discuss the books we've been reading. Bring a friend!

6pm
Virtual Event
books stacked on library table

Join us as we discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Writers LIVE! Kidada Williams

Historian Kidada Williams will look at the Reconstruction Era through the lens of African Americans in the South. The author contends that post-Civil War...

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