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Tuesday, February 14

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,...

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...

Free Private HIV and Hep-C Testing

The Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation (CIDNI) is offers free HIV and Hep-C testing for individuals in a private setting.

Stop Smoking with Tobacco Free Baltimore

Tobacco Free Baltimore is part of the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), connecting smokers on the journey to be smoke free with patches 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...

Family Storytime

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...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 & Computer Basics

In this six-week series, five topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC (Personal Computer) & Skill Builders’ Workshop Introduction to Computers/Windows...

Morning Movie Matinee: Thor: Love and Thunder

The fourth installment of the Thor franchise focuses on the future of New Asgard. While Valkyrie seeks to find a worthy ruler to stand by her side, Thor...

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...

Coffee & Conversation

Join us for coffee, conversation and camaraderie that includes tips on interpersonal relationships, effective communication, improving mood, self-awareness...

Image of a gavel with a Maryland flag background.

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a couple of hours at the Waverly Branch providing brief,...

Workplace Readiness Workshop

In this 6-part series, three topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 – Part 1 and 2Introduction...

Anime Club: Pal-entine's Day Edition

Celebrate Pal-entine's Day with your friends at the Waverly branch where we'll have snacks and watch anime! This month's showing is Kuroko's Basketball, a...

Manga Drawing Lessons - Online!

Learn how to draw anime and manga characters step-by-step in bi-weekly, online sessions! Build up a sketchbook of drawings to become a real artist! Supplies...

3pm
Virtual Event
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.

UNO!™ Tournament

Join other teens in an UNO!™ tournament and see who can make it to the final round and declare themselves champions of Walbrook!

Black History Trivia

Can you guess who these people in Black history are? Join us for trivia to test your knowledge.

teens having fun

Lights, camera, action! Grab your friends and lets make some Tik Toks. Ring lights, tripods, and green screen all provided to produce a video that's sure to...

searching girl with magnifying glass

Kids show off their knowledge of current events with our weekly news quiz. Try the quiz, and get a treat!

Photo of a collection of sporting equipment, including balls and rackets.

Join us to play interactive motion games to encourage movement and have fun. A video game system with motion detection will be used, along with fun and...

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!...

Workplace Readiness Workshop

We will discuss three topics in this 6-part series: Introduction to Word 2019: Part 1 & 2Introduction to PowerPoint 2019: Part 1 & 2Introduction to Excel...

Tuesday, February 14