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Thursday, February 9

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...

A variety of craft supplies artfully arranged

Visit the Reisterstown Road Branch on select Thursdays to create a seasonal craft. The age range for this program is typically ages 5-12 years old. Please...

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...

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...

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 Brooklyn Branch to...

Job & Career Help for Veterans

A specialist from Easterseals is available to assist veterans who have questions or need guidance about jobs and careers.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

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

Lunch & Learn: Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here. The Crownsville Hospital Center was a psychiatric hospital located in...

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Virtual Event
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...

a variety of craft supplies splayed out across a table

Draw stick people, cartoons, scenery or a collage of many images in your very own zine or flipbook. For young makers aged 6-12, and their grown-ups. All...

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.

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!

Canton Crafternoon

Join Miss Lisa for an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Pictured: Impressions of hands drawn in different colors

Memories of the Civil Rights Movement--memories that are living still--must be preserved to strengthen generation after generation of advocates for equal...

Love Your Teeth Storytime

This program has been canceled. It's National Children's Dental Health Month! Join us for a special storytime and Valentine's Day craft with Ms. Elise from...

Valentine's Day Crafts with Annie Howe Papercuts

Love is in the air! Join us as papercut artist Annie Howe teaches the basic technique of papercutting and how to create your very own custom papercut...

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...

Adult Paint Night

This program is canceled, as the Reisterstown Road branch is closed for building repairs through mid-November. Painting for adults is the perfect...

Crafty Maps

Create something fabulous using recycled maps. Materials will be provided for you. Jan. 14: Mini Framed MagnetsJan. 26: Decoupage CoastersFeb. 9: Paper...

Writers LIVE! Dan Charnas

Dan Charnas recounts the life of the late hip-hop producer J Dilla. Dilla, born James Dewitt Yancey in Detroit was a transformative figure whose beats...

Thursday, February 9