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Monday, January 9

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...

The Pratt's Winter Windows

Celebrate the holiday season with us! Starting December 1, we're unveiling our annual Winter Windows, a series of festive and joyful installations in our...

I Have a Dream book cover

Use the library's online resources to do a scavenger hunt on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Share your answers in-person with the librarians at Waverly Branch...

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...

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 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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 & Computer Basics

Three topics will be discussed in this 3-part series: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer)Skill Builders’ WorkshopIntroduction to Computers/Windows

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...

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...

Painting with Alcohol Inks: Beginner's Workshop

Let it flow! Alcohol inks are free flowing and vibrant colors! This workshop will cover beginning techniques for creative play and minor control of alcohol...

Connect & Create

Connect with your peers in conversation and use mixed media to create a unique piece of art. Take & Make craft kits will be available for those unable to...

Martin Luther King Jr. Candle Jar

Be inspired by the words of Dr. King and create a reminder of those words to have with you every day. We'll listen to some speeches by Dr. King and then...

Teen Crafts!

Create different arts and crafts at the Govans Branch with a variety of supplies!

Balloon Rocket Cars

Use household recyclables and engineering skills to make a car powered only by a balloon. Allergy Alert! This program includes the use of latex balloons.

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.

Meet the Author! Tami Charles

Tami Charles will be joining us to discuss her new book, We Are Here, a follow-up to the New York Times bestselling picture book All Because You Matter. We...

Movie Monday: Crooklyn

Join us for a bit of nostaligia! Crooklyn is a portrait of a close-knit black family living in 1970s Brooklyn, as seen through the eyes of the youngest...

SHAN Wallace

Stop by the Central Library on Monday, January 9 to record how migration is a part of your story! The Enoch Pratt Free Library's artist-in-residence, SHAN...

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...

Introduction to Alcohol Inks

Painting with Alcohol Inks is a program designed to explore the medium and its free form method. Local artist Esta Baker will demonstrate several techniques...

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

Monday, January 9