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 "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.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

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 with adult] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
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.

Event Details:


 

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein 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.

Event Details:

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes that celebrate all of us, our differences, and similarities, including families with two moms or two dads.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket Required.

Join the fun as we create, discover, and explore the world around us! We will do activities together to earn your Summer Reading completion prize.

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

Summer Reading Adventures, (All Ages) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Event Details:

Summer-themed stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Terrific Tuesdays (Ages 18 mos - 3 years with Adult) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Event Details:

Ages 18 mos - 3 years with adult; 20 - 30 minutes.

Stories, songs and play time.

Ticket required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket Required.

Join the fun as we create, discover, and explore the world around us! We will do activities together to earn your Summer Reading completion prize.

This event is in the "Children" group.

3, 2, Fun! [ages 2-3 with adult] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
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.

Event Details:


 

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance
Required
Event Details:

In this online workshop designed for business owners and entrepreneurs, Lissett Johnson, Assistant Vice President Financial Inclusion Leader I at Truist Bank, guides participants through important business finance concepts i

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
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.

All By Myself [ages 4-6] TK

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

ALL BY MYSELF

Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Preschoolers go to class on their own.  They will learn to follow rules and routines, understand feelings, and talk about stories.  They may also learn about shapes and numbers, use scissors, draw and write, make guesses about what is going to happen, learn about the world, and be creative. 

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

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Book N Chat N Craft, Ages 6-8, TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

Book N Chat N Craft, 6-8 Year olds, TK

This event is in the "Children" group.

Summer of STEAM: Camp Elkridge (ages 6-10) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket Required.

Join the fun as we create, discover, and explore the world around us! We will do activities together to earn your Summer Reading completion prize.

*Tuesdays throughout the summer.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

Join us for our exciting Summer Movie Matinee series, featuring action-packed films every fourth Tuesday of the month!

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.

All By Myself [ages 4-6] TK

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

ALL BY MYSELF

Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Preschoolers go to class on their own.  They will learn to follow rules and routines, understand feelings, and talk about stories.  They may also learn about shapes and numbers, use scissors, draw and write, make guesses about what is going to happen, learn about the world, and be creative. 

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

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Babysitting/Entrepreneurship 101

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

Age 13 and up | Registration required; only register for June 24th for the 3-day series. Students must attend all 3 sessions to receive a certificate.

This event is in the "Children" group.

STEM Fun: Exploration Stations (Families) TK

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Families; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required.

Explore and engage in various STEM activities through self-guided stations.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mah Jongg Meet Up

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Join us for friendly games of Mah Jongg with players of all levels of experience.  We have both American and Asian sets available!

2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings:

June 11 and 25

July 9 and 23

August 13 and 27

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone

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.

Event Details:

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes that celebrate all of us, our differences, and similarities, including families with two moms or two dads.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cook Once, Eat Twice

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Event Details:

Interested in learning how to cook less often? With some planning and preparation, you can cook once and eat twice to save time during the week. Let us show you how to fill your freezer (or fridge) to have a meal in minutes.

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

Beaded Pride Bracelets

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Required
Event Details:

Enjoy a fun evening of crafting and celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month by making Pride inspired bracelets to keep or give as gifts.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

World Languages Cafe @ East Columbia 50+ Center (in person)

7:00pm - 8:45pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Required
Event Details:

The World Languages Cafe is now being held at the new East Columbia 50+ Center; 6610 Cradlerock way, Columbia, Md. 21045