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Saturday, January 28

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...

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...

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...

story time, librarian and children

Join the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate OLE Latinx Student Group for bilingual stories, movement, songs, and other fun activities. After reading a story in...

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...

Defiance Film Poster

This World War II drama tells the tale of three Jewish Eastern European brothers who narrowly escape certain death at the hands of the Nazis, subsequently...

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...

Vision Board Party

Come create a visualization of your goals. We will be using poster boards and magazines to find images and quotes that embody the future that you desire for...

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...

Upcycle! Newspaper Bowls

Turn trash into treasure as we make decorative bowls out of newspaper and magazine pages.

Baltimore, Canning Capital: Oysters, Vegetables, and the Cans They Went Into

For one hundred years, Baltimore was a major food canning industry, later becoming the center of canning in the United States. More than one hundred packing...

A pair of older hands crocheting a project using multi-colored pastel yarn.

Do you enjoy crochet? Bring in your supplies to work on group projects while socializing with other yarn artists. Feel free to share patterns, tips, and...

Defiance Film Poster

This World War II drama tells the tale of three Jewish Eastern European brothers who narrowly escape certain death at the hands of the Nazis, subsequently...

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...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Learn how to paint step-by-step in this artist-led workshop.

Author Ed Doyle-Gillespie

Join us for a poetry reading and discussion with local author Ed Doyle-Gillespie. Ed Doyle-Gillespie is the author of several poetry collections, including...

Saturday, January 28