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Saturday, April 1

SHAN Wallace 2023 Artist in Residence

Overview The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence (AIR) program is an opportunity for the selected visual artist to work as an independent...

3D Printing

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...

writing signing paperwork forms

Come decorate our "poet-tree" with your very own original poems. Write your poem on a leaf-shaped paper and hang it on the tree for all to see and enjoy....

Community Collaborative Quilt

Calling all quilters! Would you like an opportunity to leave your mark on the Hamilton community with a collaborative quilt? Create a 12-inch square of any...

Blue question mark on pink background.

Disney or Pixar? Marvel or DC? Pepsi or Coke? Every week in April, stop by to share your opinion on these questions and more by visiting the debate board in...

Games at 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...

Imagination Celebration: Bunny Scavenger Hunt

There's a little bunny on each page of Once Upon a Book, this year's Imagination Celebration selection. There's also bunnies hidden all around the Northwood...

Imagination Celebration: Imagination Kit

Explore and create with the crafts in your Imagination Kit based on the book Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner. Imagination kits are filled...

Read Me a Poem Scavenger Hunt

Find plastic eggs filled with a poems, riddles, or jokes hidden in the children and teen areas. Once found return the plastic egg and read aloud the poem,...

Scavenger Hunt: Imagination Celebration edition

Visit the Reisterstown Road branch during the month of April to participate in a "Once Upon a Book"-themed scavenger hunt and win a prize! Once Upon a Book...

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...

Stick-Together Collaborative Poster

Stop by the Northwood Branch in April and work with others to create an Earth Day-themed poster using a Stick-Together Collaborative Poster kit!

Mary Had a Little Plan - Imagination Celebration 2024 book selection

Follow your imagination with our outdoor StoryWalk® featuring Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner at the Canton Branch. The StoryWalk® project...

Take & Make: Binary Code Accessories

Use binary code to make your own coded (secret) message bracelet, keychain, or backpack pull. This Take & Make kit will be available at the Pennsylvania...

Take & Make: Birdhouse

Birds need somewhere to live! Build a birdhouse for your feathered friends. All materials are included to complete this project. This Take & Make kit will...

Take & Make: Blackout Poetry Kit

Use a pen to black out existing text or draw a doodle to create a poem. This Take & Make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch during the month of...

Take & Make: Paper Plate Ladybug Craft

Use self-adhesive foam pieces and a paper plate to create a really cute ladybug to decorate your space. This Take & Make kit will be available at the...

Plants starting to sprout up in pots

Spring is here! Stop by the Orleans Street Branch to pick up a starter kit to grow your very own herbs. This Take & Make kit will be available at the...

Tropical Bird Scavenger Hunt

As part of Imagination Celebration we have hidden tropical bird pictures throughout the children's area. Find all the hidden tropical bird pictures and win a...

Mary Had a Little Plan - Imagination Celebration 2024 book selection

Children in Grade 5 and under will search for rainforest creatures hidden inside the Govans Branch. Complete an "I Spy Rainforest" sheet to earn a prize. ...

Walk-In Tutoring

Free drop-in tutoring service for grades Kindergarten through 12 in all subjects provided by Youth Library Tutorial, a Johns Hopkins University student...

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...

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,...

Soil 101: The Dirt on Soil

Good soil is the key to successful gardening. Learn how to make, amend, and care for the soil in an eco-friendly way. Healthy soil will best support growing...

Bilingual (Spanish) Resume Building Workshop

Join us for a bilingual resume building workshop at the Brooklyn Branch! Following a brief presentation on professional resume formatting and writing,...

a variety of craft supplies splayed out across a table

Families will make kites together and fly them outside in the library's backyard. Presented in partnership with Tomorrow's Promise Foundation, Inc. Space is...

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...

Knot Just Knitting

Bring your project to our yarn-craft circle to get tips and ideas, or just come to hang out with other crafters. Meets every first and third Saturday, and...

Scrapbook Journaling

Bring your own photographs, poetry, collages, and more, to learn how to journal using scrapbooking techniques and materials! This program has limited spaces...

Drawing Workshop

Join artist-in-residence SHAN Wallace and artist Sydney Vernon for a one-day participatory drawing workshop. We welcome children, students, and teens to join...

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...

STEM STEAM gears

Customize and create an item in our makerspace! Your imagination is the only limit: t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, and more! Registration is not required, but...

Gloved hands on soil

Get ready for spring by making some seed bombs! Seed bombs are small clusters of soil and wildflower seeds that can be tossed in a flower pot or garden plot...

Till (2023) poster

The story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son. Runtime: 130 min Rated: PG-13

Once Upon a Window Collage

Join us for a read-aloud of Once Upon a Book by Grace Lin and Kate Messner and help create a window collage inspired by the story.

Saturday, April 1