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Monday, January 23

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...

writing signing paperwork forms

Mathema-kits are full of games and activities you can do to test your skills and prove your knowledge. Try a new kit with us each month! Can't make it to...

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...

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.

Six Magic Books from the Library of L. E. Grothaus

Visit the Waverly Branch in January and February to see a display of strange and magical books! Artist and writer, L. E. Grothaus presents an exhibition 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...

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...

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...

Gmail Basics

Participants will use Gmail to create an account. Learn to compose, send and retrieve messages, and send attachments. Class prerequisite recommendation:...

Google Workspace

In this 3-week series, six topics will be discussed: Google DriveGoogle Docs: an online word processor that allows you to create and format documentsGoogle...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

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

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019

Learn to create, open, format, and save documents in this basic word processing class. Participants will learn to use the spelling and grammar feature,...

Playdate at the Library

Come in from the cold! Babies and toddlers are invited to join us for enriching playtime.

computer keyboard hands

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
Yoga & Breathing for Beginners

Yoga is an exercise with different poses which helps boost energy, bring flexibility to the joints, and reduces the stress in the body. Breathing exercises...

Matinee Mondays

Join us on select Monday afternoons to watch movies and recharge. Popcorn will be provided! January 23: Misfit Monsters at 1 pm February 13: Anime Lovers...

Adult Book Discussion

There is no enjoyment like reading! Join us for a discussion of Never Tell by Selena Montgomery.

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...

Celebrate Lunar New Year: Hong Bao Lanterns

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, visit the Waverly branch where we will create paper lanterns out of red lucky envelopes and fairy lights!

Gaming Mondays

Did you miss playing video games this weekend? Stop by the library on Mondays and play PS4 with your friends and a librarian after school.

Healing Circles by Healing Youth Alliance

Join us for a discussion with Healing Youth Alliance ambassadors. The ambassadors will cover a wide range of topics regarding social and emotional health,...

Drop-In Building Blocks

Come and create using LEGO® bricks, blocks, and other fun stackables.

Movie Monday: Ice Age: Collision Course

When bumbling squirrel Scrat accidentally sends an asteroid hurtling toward Earth, Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth and Diego the saber-toothed tiger...

Several children reach into the frame to dip paintbrushes into paint.

Show off your creativity and have fun! This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call the Reisterstown...

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...

Watercolor Scarves

Embrace the cold winds of winter wearing your very own hand-painted scarf! Join us at Edmondson Avenue Branch where you are invited to paint infinity scarves...

Person's hands knitting

Learn the basics of knitting! Librarian Kim will teach the skills you need to make your own washcloth and hand towel. Each participant will be given the...

Light Street Writers Exchange

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are...

6pm
Virtual Event
Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for virtual deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand...

6pm
Virtual Event
Small Business Stories: Deborah Manarin, Realtor

Deborah Manarin is a leader, creator, and realtor. She brings her talent for sharing information and making connections, along with her energy, warmth, and...

Monday, January 23