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Saturday, December 2

Call for Applications - 2025 Artist in Residence Proposals

We are thrilled to announce that the application process for the 2025 Artist in Residence (AIR) program is now open. The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in...

Take & Make: Pencil Case

The Walbrook Branch will be closed for HVAC repairs starting on October 28. Paint and decorate your own pencil case! This Take & Make will be available for...

Family & Friends Portrait Day

Have a casual family, friend, or single portrait with a winter-themed backdrop taken by a photographer for free at the Canton Branch. Digital images will be...

Learn to Knit and Crochet

Interested in knitting and crocheting but don't know where to start? Make an appointment to get a one-on-one personalized session to get you started. By...

Sewing Machine Orientation

Learn to use a sewing machine at the Govans Branch! You can bring your own or learn on one of the sewing machines available. After the machine orientation,...

Homework help

Free in-person drop-in tutoring service on Saturdays for grades Kindergarten through 12 in all subjects provided by Youth Library Tutorial, a Johns Hopkins...

baby and parent playtime

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

Grief and the Holidays: Learning to Cope

Registration encouraged, but not required. Register here. Are the holidays a hard time of year due to loss and grief? Dr. Drew Pate, area psychiatrist and...

'Crankie' Storytelling with Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen

Join the Fine Arts & Music Department in welcoming artists Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen for a unique performance of shadow puppet 'crankies.' Crankies...

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Stories, movement, play, and songs for babies and toddlers . For little ones under two with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome. Playtime to follow.

Think Snow!

Welcome winter! Make a snowy picture.

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Bring your yarn craft project and join other crafters in our circle. Get advice and tips from others, or help a newbie learn a craft.

Knot Just Knitting

Bring your project to our yarn-craft circle to get tips and ideas, or just come to hang out with other crafters. Meets every first and third Saturday, and...

Read to a Dog (Ages 18+)

Time slots are 15 minutes each and are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Registration for this program is recommended, but not required. Register here. Welcome to...

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...

Two adults doing yoga poses

Do you want to help manage stress? Increase your energy and vitality? Increase your ability to relax? Then Qi Gong is great for you! Using focused...

STEAM Saturdays: Marshmallow Catapults

This hands-on experience combines elements of engineering, physics, creativity, and fun, as participants embark on a journey to construct their very own...

Troy creating Pratt logo painting

Troy Paolantonio is a rising and award winning artist of graphic pendulum and abstract paintings. Troy has served as a professional musician in the US Army...

Saturday, December 2