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Monday, February 13

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...

Dragonfly Magnet Take and Make

Pick up slupplies and instructions to make a dragonfly magnet at home.

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,...

Drop-In Job Seeker Assistance

Members of the Maryland Department of Labor can help you refresh your resume, make a career change, or apply for a job online.

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...

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...

Google Apps Basics

In this 3-part series, three topics will be discussed: Gmail Basics: send/receive email messages. Learn to attach documents. Google Calendar: learn to...

Google Workspace

In this 4-part series, four topics will be discussed: Google Drive & Docs, Google Calendar and Google Sheets and Slides. Google Sheets - Learn how to...

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’ Workshop Introduction 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.

Lunchtime Shut Up & Write

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
Southeast Anchor Book Club

Join us as we share our thoughts and impressions about the monthly book choice. This is an informal, librarian-led discussion. The reading selections are...

Matinee Mondays

Join us on select Monday afternoons to watch movies and recharge. Popcorn will be provided! January 23: Misfit Monsters at 1 pm February 13: Anime Lovers...

colored pencils creative art drawing

Come and create! Each week, we will use a variety of art supplies for you to create your own masterpiece.

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Create bookmarks and share the love with your friends, families and books!

A child makes a heart cut-out to give a friend.

Come make your own cards with us and share the love with people in your life. Paper, stickers, glue, markers, and doilies will be provided.

Valentine's Bath Bomb Craft

Teens are invited to make their own bath bombs and learn the science behind why bath bombs fizz and how they relax our muscles.

Gaming Mondays

This program is canceled through November. Did you miss playing video games this weekend? Stop by the library on Mondays and play PS4 with your friends and...

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.

Movie Monday: Southside With You

Celebrate Black love with a viewing of Southside With You, a docudrama about Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the...

Several children reach into the frame to dip paintbrushes into paint.

Show off your creativity and have fun creating your painting! This indoor program has limited spaces and pre-registration is recommended. To register,...

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...

Bingo card with some spots marked

Join us for a few rounds of BINGO at the Orleans Street Branch!

Southeast Anchor Book Club

Join us as we share our thoughts and impressions about the monthly book choice. This is an informal, librarian-led discussion. The reading selections are...

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, February 13