Baltimore’s public library hosts Imagination Celebration (formerly known as the Fairy Tale festival) throughout the month of May. This signature event celebrates creativity and honors diverse voices and experiences within children’s literature and our communities.
Baltimore Sister Cities offers fun activities for kids from some of the countries around the world where we have sister cities! Admission is free.
May 6 at 11am: Pratt Virtual Storytime Live! — Changwon, South Korea
Join us for a special storytime with the Changwon City Committee of Baltimore Sister Cities! Together, we’ll read a story and learn about traditional Korean dances and clothing.
Location: This event takes place online. Dial-in information: Event page on the library website
May 22: Dutch Tile Painting — Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Join the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister Cities Committee and learn how to decorate typical Dutch blue-and-white Delftware tiles. Delftware is a famous painting style from the Netherlands that became well-known around the world in the 17th century. Channel your creativity in this workshop and give these characteristic tiles a unique, personal touch.
Time: 2 timeslots: 1pm and 2pm
Location: Outdoors at Washington Village (Pigtown) branch of the library, at 856 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230.
This program is limited to 10 participants per timeslot and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Washington Village Branch at (410) 396-1099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 22: Chinese Fan: Take & Make Kit — Xiamen, China
Celebrate Chinese culture with the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee. Pick up a kit to make your own traditional Chinese folded fan. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch on May 22 from 1pm to 4pm on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
Time: Available for pickup between 1pm-4pm
Location: Washington Village (Pigtown) branch of the library, at 856 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230.
Organized by Baltimore-Changwon Sister City Committee (BCSCC), Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee (BRSCC), and Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee (BXSCC), in conjunction with Enoch Free Pratt Library.