BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Book Festival And Light City is partnering up with the Enoch Pratt libraries to feature 19 Neighborhood Lights events, giving Baltimoreans 10 days to experience the brightness of Light City around the city.

Neighborhood Lights will feature a variety of entertaining activities during Brilliant Baltimore including book readings, drone workshops, silent discos, and neighborhood light displays on Nov. 1 through Nov. 10.

“We’re really excited to bring Light City to all different parts of our community, said Meghan McCorkell, the Marketing and Communications Director at The Enoch Pratt Free Library, “each of the (neighborhood) festivals is going to be a little bit different because it’s planned by the members living in that community.”

“I think it’s real important that it comes to the community, that the community can have a part of it,” said community member, and local business owner.

Here’s a list of some of the events Baltimoreans can take part in for Neighborhood Lights:

Neighborhood Lights at Herring Run Branch

Located at 3801 Erdman Avenue, guests can enjoy a night full of dancing at the silent disco, fly a drone and check out a fire engine.

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The event will be held on November 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.

Light Night Canton

Located at 1021 S Linwood Ave, guests can enjoy food, lights, music, and interactive family fun.

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The event will be held on November 9 from 5:30 p.m to 10 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.

Neighborhood Lights at Orleans Branch

Located at 1301 Orleans Street, guests can enjoy a silent disco, a drone-making workshop and a presentation by the author of The Mindfulness Room, Amanda Lynch.

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The event will be held on November 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.

Outside the library, 11 neighborhoods earned a $5,000 grant from T. Rowe Price to help make Baltimore shine over the 10-day festival.

“A lot of times people come to Baltimore to see the inner harbor, and they don’t get to see the neighborhoods,” said Renee Christoff, the head of Global Associate Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, at T. Rowe Price, “neighborhood lights allows us to showcase the neighborhoods.”

 

These events already happened:

Neighborhood Lights at Central Library

Located at 400 Cathedral Street, guests can enjoy a silent disco, fly a drone, a book reading by Barbara Carroll Roberts and audience Q&A.

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The event will be held on November 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.

Neighborhood Lights at Brooklyn Branch

Located at 300 E Patapsco Ave, guests can take part in a drone-making workshop, fly a drone, check out a fire engine, dance at a silent disco and hear a book reading from Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor.

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The event will be held on November 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Neighborhood Lights at Walbrook Branch

Located at 3203 West North Avenue, guests can check out a fire engine, fly a drone and dance at a silent disco.

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The event will be held on November 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.

Neighborhood Lights at Southeast Anchor Library

Located at 3601 Eastern Avenue, guests can take part in a silent disco, drone flying, and a meet and greet with the author of T-Bone the Drone, Shanda McCloskey.

(Photo Credit: Brilliant Baltimore)

The event will be held on November 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.

Neighborhood Lights at Forest Park Branch

Located at 3023 Garrison Boulevard, guests can enjoy yarn art demonstrations with glow-in-the-dark beads, a silent disco, check out a fire engine and fly a drone.

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The event will be held on November 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the event, click the link above.


Written By WJZ Apprentice Ju’waun Morgan

Sean Streicher

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