This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra I

9:00am - 10:00am
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Come on board. It’s your one-stop trip to higher-level math! In this course, we’ll be reviewing one-variable statistics and linear equations, inequalities, and systems.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Character Design

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn about the process behind designing your own characters and using illustration software.  Create the look of your character, its costumes, and props, and give it a unique personality!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SAT Math

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Enhance your math savvy to improve your SAT score! Relieve test anxiety by taking practice tests in a low-risk environment and gain full comprehension of what to expect on test day.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Walking with East Columbia Branch and 50+ Center

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Out Front (Walk way ECO)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Event Details:

Walking is a great way to get some activity into your routine.  Lets get up and walk together. Come and walk around East Columbia Library. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Ten80

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Compete in the ultimate racing challenge! Working in teams, learn how mechanical systems operate by using a 1:10 scale electric radio-controlled car that can be set up in 4 million ways. Teams race their engines at the HiTech Carnival!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Catapult

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Be catapulted into the adventure of solving mechanical problems with a catapult! Learn not just basic engineering, but also mechanical engineering techniques. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Games of Chance & Probability

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Are you taking pre-algebra or algebra 1 and need to learn about probability? Do it the fun way and get a head start with this probability and statistics class!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Marine Biology

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

The students will do a deep dive into some of the marine environments they see often but know little about.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Movie Magic: Cosmetics

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Dive into the world of special effects, through the view of a Makeup Artist! Students will learn the history and science behind the film industry’s own movie magic.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sea Perch

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Dive into underwater robotics.   This summer stop by and participate in the 3 week Seaperch submersibles and marine science classes. SeaPerch is a remotely operated vehicle built by students to accomplish underwater competitions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sports Science

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Deflategate and the ideal gas law? Bend it like Beckham? What is a knuckle ball? Learn about the physics behind your favorite sports with hands-on experiments.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Technology of Fashion

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn about the fashion industry from concept to delivery, the role of science, and how to use technology to create selected outfits and original fashion design ideas. Register once for all five sessions.

Taught by a HiTech Instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Weird Science

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wanted to become a mad scientist? Explore fun and exciting chemistry experiments using basic household chemicals. Engineer an assortment of mind-blowing matter to take home and spook your friends and family.

This event is in the "Children" group.

3, 2 Fun! (Ages 2-3 w/ Adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 years with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Preschoolers get ready for school by doing things like talking, singing songs and rhymes, doing finger plays, and listening to stories. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Think Pink! [ages 3-6] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Ages 3-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate National Pink Day as we look at all things pink. Wear your favorite pink outfit!

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: , Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket Required.

Explore summer science themes through children's literature and hands-on activities.

June 3 Busy Buzzing Bees

June 10 Sink or Swim?

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Culture & Language
Event Details:

Ages 0-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required.

Únase a nosotros para cuentos, canciones y rimas en español. Seguido de un tiempo de juego.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Dance Party (Everyone) TK

11:00am - 11:30am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Event Details:

Do you like to dance?  Stop by our summer dance party and enjoy glow sticks, lights and kid-friendly music.  

This event is in the "Children" group.

3, 2 Fun! (Ages 2-3 w/ Adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 years with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Preschoolers get ready for school by doing things like talking, singing songs and rhymes, doing finger plays, and listening to stories. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Think Pink! [ages 3-6] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Ages 3-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate National Pink Day as we look at all things pink. Wear your favorite pink outfit!

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Event Details:

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate the late Eric Carle's birthday by enjoying stories and creating your own Eric Carle - inspired artwork!

Tickets available 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anatomy I

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Discover the gross anatomy of the human body and learn about three body systems that hold us together and help us function. We’ll cover the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Animation

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Using the iPad Pro and animation apps such a FlipAClip and Animation Sketch, students will learn how to create their own 2D animations using their own drawings and the principles of squash and stretch. Register for all five sessions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Blender Basics

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn how to use Blender, an open-source, 3D design program. Create virtual spaces that, when rendered properly, give the illusion of photographic representation.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive into Biology

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between you and a microorganism? Were you ever curious about the difference between cellular respiration and photosynthesis?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Genetics

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Get an introduction to the basics of Mendelian Genetics! We’ll explore topics such as inheritance patterns, genetic diversity, and genetic diseases using laws derived from Gregor Mendel’s important experiments.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Photography

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn how the digital single-lens reflex camera is engineered to utilize part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call visible light. Obtain hands-on experience using a DSLR camera and learn numerous picture-taking techniques.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Cancelled

Photography

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Learn how the digital single lens reflex camera is engineered to utilize part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call visible light. Obtain hands on experience using a DSLR camera and learn numerous picture-taking techniques.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

The Art of CSS

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Did you know you can use coding to create art? Learn to use HTML and CSS to create different images and even animations!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

HCPSS Summer Food Site - East Columbia

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
Age Group: Children, Teens
Event Details:

To continue meeting the growing need to feed hungry children and families and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months, the Howard County Public School System -HCPSS- continues its free summer meal program

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra II

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Algebra 2 got you down? Linear lines, quadratics, polynomials, oh my! Come join us in reviewing how to interpret the graphs of and solve these three types of functions in all kinds of ways.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Arduino

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Component Design (3D)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive into Geology!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wondered what kinds of rocks make up our planet? Are you interested in learning about beautiful gems and minerals or fascinating fossils? Join us for a look into the Earth’s most amazing geological artifacts!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Electrical Engineering

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Lights On, Lights Off! Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you flip a light switch on the wall or press the ON button of a battery-powered fan in the summer?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object-oriented language used to design applications. Learn data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops. Create programming projects each day based on the topics covered.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object-oriented language used to design applications. Learn data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Diamond Painting (ages 9-12) TK

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:

ages 9-12, allow 45 minutes. Ticket required. 

Enjoy the art of diamond painting while exploring your creative expression!

 

Tickets available at the desk 15 minutes prior to class. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Aerodynamics & Aeronautics

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Have fun learning about the difference between aeronautics and aerodynamics. Learn basic engineering principles applied to both in a fun way. See how they apply to everyday life and make your invention take flight!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Claymation Stop Motion Animation

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Collaborate in self-directed teams to create an animation. Sculpt characters, storyboard, design sets, and photograph stills. This course is a part of HiTech Summer 2024.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Design for Laser Cutting & Engraving

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Using a variety of software and techniques, design your own keepsakes that you can print using the Glowforge™ laser cutter and engraver! 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Forensic Science: Biology

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wondered what goes on during a crime scene investigation? Join us to learn the techniques forensic scientists use to crack a case. Learn about fingerprinting, footprinting, and hair, saliva, and DNA analysis.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Movie Editing I

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Discover the world of post-production! Learn the skills of a film/video editor while acquiring an understanding of the technology involved with the profession. Edit video and audio using iMovie and Logic Pro X.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Python

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn the basics of programming in Python! Create games, interactive programs, and anything else you want. Absolutely no experience required -- you'll learn how to program a basic game in the first class!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rube Goldberg Competitions

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Let the Games begin! Take on engineering challenges of old with Rube Goldberg Challenges. In every class, we'll take on a new challenge while reinforcing core engineering principles.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Science of Art

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn how the creation of art is influenced by science and do experiments in chemistry, fluid dynamics, and color theory to make amazing works of art!

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Straw Structure STEM (ages 9-12)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

 

Ages 9-12. Registration required. 

Join a group and use your creativity and STEM skills to design the best structure in only an hour! Create your designs using only straws and connectors!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Babysitting/Entrepreneurship 101

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools
Required
Event Details:

Age 13 and up | Registration required, *walk-in students welcome if space allows. Only register for June 24th for the 3-day series. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pajama Time [all ages] TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Early Learning

PAJAMA TIME

All ages with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

A class before bedtime. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. Children may wear their pajamas and bring their loveys and blankets.   

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 mos with adult) TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

Event Details:

Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Arts & Crafts: Paint with String (8-11 years) RG

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Savage Branch
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Required
Event Details:

Ages 8-11; 30-45 min. Registration required. 

Dress for mess and revisit a craft favorite or stretch your skills and learn a new technique. In this session, paint with string.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask A Master Gardener

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:

Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required. 

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Craft Works: Summer Wreath

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Required
Event Details:

Let your creativity shine in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Join us every month to learn about different art media and explore new techniques.

This month, create your own Summer Wreath!