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Thursday, July 20

 Exhibit: The Art and Preservation of Resistance: The Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection

The Pratt Library's exhibit, The Art & Preservation of Protest, honors Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection and consists of hundreds of...

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...

searching girl with magnifying glass

How well do you know your library? Are you ready to go on a book scavenger hunt? Come to the Walbrook branch, grab a scavenger hunt flyer, find all the books...

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...

Ocean Joke Scavenger Hunt

Find the answer to the ocean joke hidden in the children's area to win a prize. One prize per child, while supplies last.

searching girl with magnifying glass

Who said STEM has to stop when the school year ends? Visit the Roland Park branch and explore within the library. Pick up your bingo card from the Teen...

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...

Take & Make Grab Bag!

Take and Makes galore! A variety of take & makes are available to take home, from scratchboard art to blackout poetry and more!

Photo of a pink ball of yarn, a metal tapestry needle, a square of plastic canvas, and a pair of scissors with red handles.

Create your own pencil box using plastic canvas pieces and yarn. Mix and match colors and patterns to create your own unique design. All materials are...

A bead lizard made in the colors of the rainbow LGBTQ+ Pride flag

Celebrate your LGBTQ+ pride all year round with a clip-on rainbow bead lizard! This kit contains everything you need to create your very own plastic bead...

Take & Make: Paper Strip Ice Cream Cone

All the ice cream fun without the mess! These awesome craft kits include the materials needed to create beautiful paper ice cream cones. Young crafters will...

Take & Make: Recycled Bee

Pick up supplies to make a bee out of recycled materials. This Take & Make kit will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

Oriole bird perched on branch

Welcome the cardinals, the chickadees, the finches, and more to your yard with a bird feeder made from recyclable materials. This Take & Make kit will be...

Building Family Relation Development Workshop

This informative event will help parents strengthen and repair family relationships. Parents will discover how to overcome resentment to rebuild trust...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Come in all month to celebrate World Watercolor Month. Look at picture books that use the medium to tell their stories and paint your very own watercolor.

abacus with colored numbers and operations

Mathema-kits are full of games and activities you can do to test your skills and prove your knowledge. Try a new kit with us every other month! Take & Make...

Boba tea in rainbow cups against a black background

Do you love boba tea? Come grab a make-your-own boba kit at the Hampden Branch Library to make your own version of this delicious treat at home. Available...

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...

colored pencils creative art drawing

Join us in the Children's Department on a bi-weekly basis for a fun, book-based craft!

hands on an old typewriter

An empowering and rewarding experience to write an hour each week at the same time and place. This experience serves as powerful support for building your...

12pm
Virtual Event
Side view of teen girl holding a camera up to take a picture of something above.

**Registration is closed for the Lit Future Summer Camp and the HeARTworks program. If you are on the waiting list for either program, stay tuned for a...

Thursday Bubble Bonanzas!

Let’s get outside and explore! We will mix our own bubble mix and try different tools for blowing bubbles.

Dance & Bmore: FazaFam Family Jam

Dance Bmore's FazaFam brings together music, dancing, and games that inspire good times for young and old. FazaFam's original music takes you back to old...

Let's Stick Together

Participate in a community-building collaboration. Work together placing stickers on a poster board to reveal a new image each week.

Animal Rescuers

With Eco Adventures Yikes! There is an animal in trouble and it needs our help! This is the time to call all animal lovers to work together and test our...

art child painting

Come to the library and show your creative side during Thursday Crafternoons.

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....

colored pencils creative art drawing

Come to the Walbrook Branch and join us for an afternoon of crafts! Every week will be a different craft.

Splotches of bright colors

Stop in at the Edmondson Avenue Branch to make your own Perler bead design! Perler beads are small plastic beads that can be arranged on a special pegboard...

Drawingnoons!

Do you like comics, cartoons, sketches and doodles? Then come spend an afternoon drawing at the Herring Run Branch.

Walbrook Crochet Club

Learn and practice the art of crochet. Open to all skill levels. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Anime Club

This program is canceled as the Forest Park Branch will be closed for renovation beginning September 2, 2023. Love Anime? Join the Forest Park Anime Club...

books stacked on library table

Drop by each week to chat with other young graphic novel and manga readers, and create comic strips and art. This program is perfect for children in...

Jamercise with Ginger

Jamercise is an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance. Join us in person at the Cherry Hill Branch...

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie poster

The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the...

An Introduction to Google Workspace

In this 4-week series, 4 topics will be discussed: Google DocsGoogle Drive Google Sheets Google Slides Participants will need a Gmail account. Class...

writing signing paperwork forms

Creative writing is not just an art form, it is a skill--and when you are trying to hone your craft, it doesn't have to be done alone! With this program,...

Photo Book Meet-up

Come to the Fine Arts department where you can get an introduction to the library's photo book collection (most of which can be checked out) and meet other...

books stacked on library table

Let's get together and discuss the books we've been reading. Bring a friend!

6pm
Virtual Event
DIY Crafts: Rock Painting

Have fun while painting a rock or two for the Govans Branch's Peace & Kindness garden.

Hamilton Book Club: The Guest List

Let's gather and discuss Lucy Foley's The Guest List. This discussion will take place virtually. We will resume in-person next month! Google Meet...

6pm
Virtual Event
Painting with Alcohol Inks

Explore free-flowing and vibrant alcohol inks to make one-of-a-kind artwork. Facilitated by local artist Esta Baker. All supplies are provided by the...

American Sign Language 101

Interested in learning American Sign Language? Join the EFPL and the Hearing and Speech Agency of Baltimore for this 10 week course to learn the basics of...

Writers LIVE! Kevin Naff

Award-winning journalist Kevin Naff will reflect on the past twenty years of the LGBTQ rights movement. The co-owner and editor of The Washington Blade, the...

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