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Wednesday, February 1

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...

Bingo card with some spots marked

Stop by the Orleans Street Branch to pick up a BINGO card for Black History Month. Read a book about the person, place, or event to mark off a square. Get a...

Drawn picture of Billie Holiday

Test your knowledge of Black history as well as your sleuthing skills in a Black History Month fact find.

Celebrate Library Lover's Month!

Share what you love about the library! Add a heart shaped tag on our Library Lovers Tree at the Waverly Branch and receive a sweet treat!

DIY  Floral Bookmark

February is Library Lovers month. Show your love with a pressed flower bookmark. All supplies are included. Drop in to the Reisterstown Road Branch during...

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...

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!

searching girl with magnifying glass

Learn more about important figures for Black History Month by completing this themed scavenger hunt at the Hampden Branch. Participants will receive a...

hands up volunteer get involved questions

Visit the Waverly branch to pick up a beaded bracelet kit and wear it proudly to show support of unity among your community! This Take & Make kit will be...

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...

Take & Make: Bright Heart Hedgehog Magnet

Celebrate happiness and love with this Bright Heart Hedgehog Magnet Take & Make. This kit includes all you need to create a cute, happy little heart covered...

Take & Make: Ceramic Hearts

Use watercolors to paint a ceramic heart. This Take & Make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from February 1-18 on a first come, first served...

Black chalk board with a chalk drawing of a lightbulb inside of an idea cloud.

Zoetropes are one of the earliest forms of animation. Using supplies provided, create your own unique zoetrope. This take & make kit will be available at...

collage of artwork representing Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

In February, the Southeast Anchor Library will host "The Conductor and the Orator," an exhibit by Baltimore artist Ed Towles. The exhibit features a series...

Valentine's Day Movie Night Kit

Borrow DVDs from the Waverly Branch and receive a kit filled with edible treats and Valentine's Day movie suggestions to enjoy a fun movie night at home....

Celebrate Black History Month

A swag bag with various items to celebrate Black History available from February 1 to February 28, 2023. Supplies are limited and available on a first come,...

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...

Tissue paper heart

Make a sweet heart decoration with this craft kit from the Waverly Branch. Kits are available from February 1 to 18, while supplies last. Glue is not...

story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. For ages 3-5 with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Google Apps Basics

Participants will use Gmail to create an account, learn to create a contact list, send/receive emails, and attach documents. They will also learn how to use...

10:30am
Virtual Event
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...

Music & Movement Storytime

Shimmy, shake, wiggle, and giggle as we share music and movement-themed books, interactive songs, and fun activities to get kids (and adults) up and moving!...

story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. For ages 3-5 with a favorite adult. All abilities welcome.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

Janice the Griot

Join accomplished story teller Janice the Griot as she shares interactive tales from the African and African American experience featuring fun, instruments,...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime is a fun, interactive, educational storytime designed for preschool age children on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory challenges. It...

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...

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...

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...

grasshopper with fiddle and ants with wheat

Celebrate folk characters from our stories with fun weekly crafts. Each week we will look at a new archetype from classic folk stories from magical heroes...

Preschool Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child for lifelong learning. Come early for playtime. For ages 2-5 with a favorite adult....

Love Your Teeth Storytime

It's National Children's Dental Health Month! Join us for a special storytime and Valentine's Day craft with Ms. Elise from the Dr. Samuel D. Harris...

Anime Club

Not sure what to do on an early release day...visit the library. Join us for anime club to catch up on old episodes or discover a new series.

 Diffusion Creations!

Join Port Discovery at their Port-to-Port table! Children will doodle colorful patterns spritzed with water to revel beautiful colorful diffusion creations...

Happy Feet poster

Watch the movie Happy Feet at the Waverly Branch. Into the land of Emperor Penguins, where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born...

Line Dancing

Enjoy learning the newest line dance moves with Mr. Lamont that you can share at your next event!

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...

Workforce Wednesday Career Clinics

Drop-in assistance for job seekers. Need to refresh your resume, make a career change, or apply for a job online? Let us help!

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt of Who's Who in Black History and win a prize upon successful completion!

Building Block Party

Every week, participate in fun building block challenges or design your own creations.

Let's Stick Together!

Participate in a community-building collaboration. Work together placing stickers on a poster board to reveal a new image each month.

Video Game Club

Tweens and teens are invited to play a video game of their choice on one of the consoles housed at the Cherry Hill branch.

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Have fun doing different crafts and classroom activities!

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...

Manga Club

Join us for manga discussions and anime show reviews. This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register, please call...

STEM STEAM gears

Come to the library to make a cool slime every Wednesday!

Anime & Manga Club

Pop into the library for Edmondson's new Anime & Manga Club. You'll be able to chat about your favorite series, grab a craft, and watch some streaming anime.

The Black Arts Movement

The Black Arts Movement can be characterized by the tagline, "Black art must expose the enemy, praise the people, and support the revolution." Attend this...

Wednesday, February 1