B’More Social: Jan. 11-15 Celebrate the long weekend in style!


Chocolate Study Hall
Enjoy a sweet treat while getting your homework done or studying for an upcoming test.
Enoch Pratt Library, Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, 4-5 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

Full STEAM Ahead
The “a” in STEAM stands for Art! Come create amazing art using the Braille alphabet. Ages 7-12.
Enoch Pratt Library, Canton Branch, 4-4:45 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

Paint Party for Kids
Let your creativity flow as an instructor guides you in making your own masterpiece. Elementary age.
Anne Arundel County Library, Brooklyn Park Branch, 4:30 p.m., free, aacpl.net


Fairy Tale Festival
Celebrate the joy of fairy tales as community leaders share tales every hour during Celebrity Story Time. Also enjoy crafts, activities, and cool technology in the StreamWorks studio throughout the day.
Harford County Public Library, Bel Air Branch, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free, hcplonline.org

Cardboard Block Party
What will you build today? Using boxes and your imagination, anything is possible! Ages 2-5 with adult.
Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville Branch, 11-11:45 a.m., free, bcpl.info

Penguin Canvas Painting
Let Mom and Dad have a night out while you paint an adorable penguin picture. Ages 6 and up. Registration required.
Amazing Glaze (Mt. Washington & Bel Air), 6-8 p.m., $30, amazingglaze.net.


“I Have a Dream Weekend” Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Enjoy special educational and interactive programs and performances all weekend long designed to help children understand King’s impact and legacy.
Jan. 13 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), 14 (12 p.m.-5 p.m.), 15 (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), Port Discovery, free with admission, portdiscovery.org

 Sensory Friendly Film: Finding Dory
This blockbuster film will be shown with less dim lights, softer volume and the freedom to move around and make noise.
Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford Branch, 10-12:45 p.m., free, bcpl.info

 Earth in a Glass Bowl
Using science and creativity, create a mini Earth terrarium. Registration required. Ages 12 and up.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., $18/project, otterpointcreek.org

Paper Making
Learn about the art of papermaking and then try it out for yourself using natural and recycled materials. Ages 8+ (or 5-7 if accompanied by an adult).
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 1-3 p.m., $3, facebook.com/BannekerMuseum

 A Bag Full of Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (and Gertrude)
Make puppets with the West Arundel Creative Arts Players and then watch those puppets perform a silly version of Romeo and Juliet. Ages 5 and up (children under 8 with adult). Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 15 minutes before the program.
Howard County Public Library, Central Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, hclibrary.org


Rustic Winter Bird Feeders
Not all birds head south for winter! Make a log bird feeder to help those that stick around during the cold months. Registration required. Ages 8 and up, under 13 with adult.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 1-2:30 p.m., $5/project, otterpointcreek.org

XXS Extraordinary Extreme Sports
Meet coaches and players from some unusual action sports. Registration required. Grades 3-12.
Harford County Public Library, Bel Air Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, hcplonline.org

 Maker Workshop for Kids: Winter Science Experiments and Games
Try out interesting science games and participate in winter-themed science experiments. Registration required. Ages 6-12.
Baltimore County Public Library, Rosedale Branch, 2-3:30 p.m., free, bcpl.info

Mutts Gone Nuts
A dog on a tightrope? A dog that can talk? Come see all this and more in a hilarious, incredible, action packed show the whole family will love.
Amoss Center, 3 p.m., $15-30, liveatharfordcc.com


AVAM Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
The museum dedicated to visionaries celebrates one of the greatest visionaries in American history. In honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy, the American Visionary Art Museum will be free all day and overflowing with activity. Enjoy music, art, performances, workshops, tours, and even birthday cake! Bring the whole family and come ready to be inspired.
Jan. 15, American Visionary Art Museum, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free, avam.org

Save the World Day Off Camp
School may be off today, but you’ve got work to do … saving the world! Enjoy this one day camp filled with animals, exploring, nature, and fun. Registration required. Ages 5-10.
Irvine Nature Center, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $75/members, $85/non-members, explorenature.org

MLK Day Celebration
Enjoy performances, discussions, crafts and more celebrating the life and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 12 p.m., $5, lewismuseum.org



Photo credit: Debora McCallum

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