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Saturday, February 11

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...

hands on a globe

This program is canceled as the Forest Park Branch will be closed for renovation beginning September 2, 2023. "Physics" is more than a heavy word, it is...

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...

Soul of the Butterfly: Chicory Magazine & Baltimore's Black Arts Activism Exhibit

Can art be activism? Can a poem make a difference? In the 1960s, Black writers in Baltimore said, "yes" in the pages of Chicory, a poetry magazine published...

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...

Teen Craft: Bracelet Making!

Bring home and create different arts and crafts from the Govans Branch! This month, create bracelets from scratch using kits provided by the Govans...

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...

Bilingual Spanish/English Family Storytime

Join the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate OLE Latinx Student Group for bilingual stories, movement, songs, and other fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh,...

Abominable Obstacle Course

Warm up with a chilly challenge. Balance on a snowflake, waddle like a penguin, and climb a snowy mountain to beat the Abominable Obstacle Course.

Book cover for The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Join us for a discussion of The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain.

Paint & Pastries

Paint a vase of beautiful red roses, just in time for Valentine's Day. Light refreshments will be served. This program has limited spaces and...

Photo credit Melanie Dunea. Used with permission from Kevin Young.

Join us online for a discussion of the poetry of Kevin Young. We hope to discuss some of the following poems: “The Dry Spell” “Everywhere Is Out of...

11am
Virtual Event
Vince Leggett

For over 200 years, Black men and women have kept the seafood and maritime industries alive on the Chesapeake Bay. Yet few history books have recognized...

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.

Hip Hop Jam Sessions with Truth to Power

Learn about music production, audio engineering, and find a supportive space for creative expression and songwriting! All for FREE! Sessions will be in the...

SAT Free Proctored Practice Test

Hey Juniors, you’re totally prepared to take the SAT, right? Well, if not, join us for this free proctored test and review session. We'll score the test for...

board games kids Baltimore Monopoly

Are you a whiz at Connect-4? A prodigy at Jenga? A master at Uno? Or maybe you just like to play games for fun. That's cool too. Children and their families...

Mariah Bonner & Natalie Smith

Baltimore vocalist Mariah Bonner teams up with singer/songwriter Natalie Smith and Marcus Dagan on piano to perform a selection of music ranging from great...

Central Cinema Club: Nope

Two siblings who run a California horse ranch discover something wonderful and sinister in the skies above, and the owner of an adjacent theme park tries to...

Craft: String Art

Create a heartfelt valentine card out of needle and thread.

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...

Opera on the Avenue Performance

Join Opera Baltimore for a performance and presentation inspired by African-American opera singer Anne Wiggins Brown, the first Bess in Gershwin’s iconic...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

A local artist will lead you step-by-step as you create your very own masterpiece. All paint supplies will be provided by the library. Please note: children...

Community Reads: Hair Love

Join us as we read "Hair Love" by Matthew Cherry. Community Reads is a non-profit founded to teach kids in grades K-2 about diversity through literature....

Valentine's Day Card Making!

Using cricuts, laptops, and scissors, teens can make personalized valentines (or anti-valentines!) with the help of our makerspace. No sign-up needed.

Saturday, February 11