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Wednesday, February 8

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...

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...

Preschool Storytime

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...

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...

Family Storytime

Join us for stories, movement, songs, and more fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For ages 2-5. All abilities welcome.

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...

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 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

This program is canceled until further notice. Shimmy, shake, wiggle, and giggle as we share music and movement-themed books, interactive songs, and fun...

Preschool Storytime

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

SeniorTec Series

You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Create a Gmail account using Google. Learn...

10:30am
Virtual Event
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.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

Image of a stethoscope resting on a laptop keyboard.

In partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing, the Pratt Library will host nursing students, supervised by RNs, at the Waverly Branch to...

Image of a stethoscope resting on a laptop keyboard.

In partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing, the Pratt Library will host nursing students, supervised by an RN, at Southeast Anchor...

Preschool Storytime

Beginning the week of April 15, Preschool Storytime will move to Thursdays at 11am. Stories, movement, songs, and play activities that prepare your child...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Crafting With Friends

Bring a craft, get those creative juices flowing, and meet new friends. Crafters of all skills and interest welcome.

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.

TikTok O'Clock

*This program has been canceled until further notice. Get creative and express yourself while creating content in our meeting room!

Created and designed by me Tracy Cotay

Join us to bedazzle various items that can be used everyday for school or work. Be creative and make a plain item into a bedazzled item that will add fashion...

Kids' Movie Club

Join us to watch a movie from the librarian's selected list. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 Sip & Paint Flower Pots

This program has been rescheduled for February 8 at 3:30 pm. The featured art work will be flower pots/vessels, hand made of cement! You will be guided step...

After School Fun Time with Ms. Ivy

Have fun doing different crafts and classroom activities!

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...

Meet the Author! Yamile Saied Méndez

The recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal and one of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020, Furia is a powerful contemporary YA novel...

Slimey Wednesdays

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

teens having fun

Teens and tweens can come together and discuss whatever comes to their minds no manner what the topic may be!

two young Black children playing chess

Join us in our monthly meet up to learn chess strategies and practice against other players. Players of all abilities and ages are welcome to play!

Brown Lecture Series: Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will provide a history of voting rights and weigh in on combating voter suppression. Mr. Holder argues that recent...

Wednesday, February 8