This event is in the "Teens" group.

Games of Probability & Chance

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

Intro to Genetics

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Genetics will introduce students to the basics of Mendelian Genetics. Topics including inheritance patterns, genetic diversity, and genetic diseases will be explored using laws derived from Gregor Mendel’s experiments.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SAT Math Prep

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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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.  Examine the types of problems that are presented on t

This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Leadership

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

STEAM Leadership Academy: Over two weeks, explore the opportunities and skills for STEAM leadership. Interact with leaders in the field and apply what you learn to hands-on projects.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby's Play Date (infant-23 months)

10:00am - 11:00am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Abacus Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Allow 20 min.

Play with our toys, read a board book, and visit with others.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Ten80

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

Civil Engineering

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

How did engineers build the Hoover Dam, Eiffel Tower, and Chesapeake Bay Bridge? Explore the principles of engineering used to build the largest structures in the world! Registration required.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive Into Biology!

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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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 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.

Game Development

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Learn how to develop a game level through this class. We will use Scratch in order to develop gaming, which offers an insight into block coding, and the introductory steps to programming.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Geology

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

Have you ever wondered what kinds of arrocks 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.

Java

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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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 "Teens" group.

Java

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

LEGO Mindstorms

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

Bring your problem-solving skills and prepare to compete in a variety of challenges that will take your understanding of robotics to the next level. We will cover the foundation of LEGO Mindstorms programming.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sea Perch

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

Sound Effects

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
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Sound effects are an integral part of video and animation. After learning about the history of sound effects and the basic physics of sound, we will create sound effect objects for telling stories in motion picture formats.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pins and Needles

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:

Looking for dedicated time to work on projects? Bring stitching you'd like to finish, connect with others, and share ideas and tips. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 pm.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Just For Me (3-6 years) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:
Event Details:

JUST FOR ME

Ages 3-6; 30 min.

For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

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

Move and Groove (all ages with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

All ages; 30 min.

Come experience the joys of music and movement. 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners [infant-23 months with adult] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

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.

3, 2, Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

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

Preschoolers develop skills for talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (Ages 0- 23 Months) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
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:

Ticket required. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes prior to class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Just For Me (3-6 years) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:
Event Details:

JUST FOR ME

Ages 3-6; 30 min.

For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

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

Move and Groove (all ages with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

All ages; 30 min.

Come experience the joys of music and movement. 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners [infant-23 months with adult] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

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 "Teens" group.

Closer Look: Infectious Diseases

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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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 infectious diseases, how they spread, and how scientists work to find and stop their spread using medical technology.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Electrical Engineering

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley 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 "Adults" group.

German Conversation Club (In-Person)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Off Site
Closed
Required
Offsite Event
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language
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Event Details:

 

Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Illustrate with Procreate

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

Have you ever looked at a digital illustration and wondered “How did they do that?”  Learn tips, tricks, and the steps to creating your own illustration in the iPad app, Procreate.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Infectious Diseases

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

Learn about infectious diseases, how they spread, and how scientists work to find and stop their spread using medical technology.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Interior Design with Planner 5D

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Students will create their own spaces using Planner 5D, a web-based program.  They will learn about creating mood boards, design concepts, and using Planner 5D to bring their ideas to life! 


Registration required.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Music Technology 1

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

Learn the skills of an audio engineer in music production in the digital realm. Gain hands-on experience with DAWs and microphone setups, and dive into the music editing software of Logic Pro X to produce your own creations.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Periodic Build

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

Learn about the elements as you arrange the periodic table, name compounds, balance equations, and discuss orbitals, electron configuration, and VSPER Theory.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rocketry

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Come and design your own rocket that soars well beyond the roof of the library. Learn about how engineers generate and manipulate forces that propel projectiles thousands of feet into the air. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rube Goldberg Challenge

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: 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

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, 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.

HCPSS Summer Food Site - East Columbia

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Community Events, Health & Wellness
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.

3D Printing with Pens

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Are you interested in 3D printing? Use 3D printing pens and colorful filaments to create unique 3D designs! This is a great class to introduce students to the basics of 3D printing. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.  

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Basics of Programming - Hands on Lab w/Artie

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

Did you know that programming is a key component in many technologies used today? Robotics and automation are two of the areas that are at the forefront of technologies that require programming knowledge.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Illustrator

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

Learn how to create digital designs using Adobe Illustrator!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This class is being held Mon - Fri, register once for all sessions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Python

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
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.

Sewing Class

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

Learn to Sew: Sewing Machine Skills for Teens

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sports Science

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED Education

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Health & Wellness
Required
Event Details:

Ready to learn how to save a life? Learn the basics of CPR from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. This FREE non-certification class covers CPR for adult, child and infant victims, choking relief, and how to use an AED.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Going Graphic! [ages 7-10] TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Event Details:

Ages 7-10.  45 min.  Ticket required.

Do you love graphic novels?  Are you interested in developing your illustration skills?  Want to get your hands on the newest titles? 

This class is for you!

This event is in the "Children" group.

Magformers® Mania (ages 5-7, TK)

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Ages 5-7. 45 minutes. TK, Ticketed. Free tickets available 15 minutes before class. 

Boost your engineering skills by building with Magformers®.  

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

Beginning Modular Robotics (ages 9-12)

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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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. 

Explore the concept of modular robotics by working with Cubelets. Join a group and compete in a challenge! Perfect for beginners.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

What's On Your Shelf? Fiction and Nonfiction Book Chat

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

Share fiction and/or nonfiction titles that are on your bookshelf and we will share titles from our shelves. If you don't have a title to share, find inspiration in what others recommend and start building your reading list.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

A/V Lab

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

Join us for access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies.

Registration preferred. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Adventures in Neuroscience

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

This course will explore the broad field of neuroscience by investigating its history and the important discoveries that have shaped present-day research.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Pinball

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

Engineer Pinball games for the HiTech Carnival!  Build a table-top pinball machine, and use Arduino micro-controllers, sensors and software to keep score!

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Design for Laser Cutting & Engraving

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, 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.

Exploring Computing Language Through Humanoid Robots

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

Learn the structure and design of artificial intelligence. Explore the concepts needed to program a human-to-robot interactive conversation and investigate recent technological advances like the Amazon Echo

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Global Change

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

Focus on the science and modeling of long-term shifts of our world’s temperatures and weather patterns. Create a hands-on project class that attempts to create small global changes and identify changes they want to see.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Photography

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
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.

Rocketry

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Come and design your own rocket that soars well beyond the roof of the library. Learn about how engineers generate and manipulate forces that propel projectiles thousands of feet into the air. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sports Science

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci 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.   

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

Beginning Modular Robotics (ages 9-12)

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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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. 

Explore the concept of modular robotics by working with Cubelets. Join a group and compete in a challenge! Perfect for beginners.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language
Required
Event Details:

 

Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting.

Meet via Zoom every second Thursday of the month at 4 PM. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

College Information Session

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

Registration required. Parents can only come with a registered teen.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Summer travels finding you on a road trip?  Gear up with car coasters to keep you on track. Using the Cricut machine, customize your coasters with fun designs and create one-of-a-kind craft.  All materials provided.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Going Graphic! [ages 7-10] TK

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Event Details:

Ages 7-10.  45 min.  Ticket required.

Do you love graphic novels?  Are you interested in developing your illustration skills?  Want to get your hands on the newest titles? 

This class is for you!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Crafting Your College Application Essay (Online)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: College & Trade Schools
Required
Event Details:

Why are college application essays so important? An Princeton Review expert provides tips, tricks, and successful strategies for writing the best essay for your college application.

This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture & Language, Early Learning, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:

All ages with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Únase a nosotros para cuentos, canciones y rimas bilingues. Seguido de un tiempo de juego. Join us for bilingual stories, songs and rhymes. Followed by a playtime.

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

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

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

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:

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

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Author Works: 'American Ramble' with Neil King Jr.

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events, Health & Wellness, History & Genealogy
Required
Event Details:

Part travelogue, part history, American Ramble is a thoughtful, warm-hearted guide to the country that we’ve inherited and that we’re making.”

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Required
Event Details:

The English Conversation Club (ECC) provides opportunities for adult English language learners to practice speaking and listening skills, increase fluency, improve pronunciation skills, and build confidence to think and speak English in a relaxed

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

Teen Trivia Night

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Attention Teens in Middle School and Beyond:

Please join us for trivia night.

Test your knowledge and earn cool prizes.

Drop in alone or with a family member ages 11+.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Warning Graphic Content (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 2nd Thursdays 7 - 8 pm.

July 11 Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier

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

World Languages Cafe

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Required
Event Details:

In collaboration with Columbia Association, Howard County Library System's Miller Branch hosts a monthly World Languages Café, on the 2nd Thursday evening, from 7 - 8:45 pm.