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Thursday, January 26

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...

Danny Joe and his puppet pals from Danny Joe’s Tree House

Danny Joe and his puppet pals from Danny Joe’s Tree House would like to meet you at the Pennslyvania Avenue Branch on Thursday, January 26 at 10:30am for a...

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...

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...

Job & Career Help for Veterans

A specialist from Easterseals is available to assist veterans who have questions or need guidance about jobs and careers.

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,...

African American woman wearing glasses and holding a resume out in front of herself.

The Pratt Library offers a toolkit to help guide job seekers to important resources they will need during their searches for employment. Learn more about the...

Northwood Book Discussion Group

Join us to discuss The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.

Craft supplies

Cardboard & paper, check! Foil & cups, check! Use these tools and much more to create the silliest robot and monster faces you can imagine. For young makers...

UNO!™ Tournament

Join other teens in an UNO!™ tournament and see who can make it to the final round and declare themselves champions of Walbrook!

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...

Workplace Readiness Workshop

In this 6-part series, three topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 – Part 1 and 2Introduction...

Crafty Maps

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

Closeup of two hands holding a video game controller

Come hang out and play video games with your friends on the big screen!

Book Discussion: Furia

Read and discuss this year's One Book Baltimore selection, Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez!

Light Street Listening Lounge

The Light Street Listening Lounge is a monthly exploration of the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s vast collection of music. These curated programs will examine...

Writers LIVE! Saket Soni

**THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELLED** Saket Soni will recount one of the largest human trafficking cases in modern American history. In 2006, Mr. Soni received an...

Thursday, January 26