This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra 1

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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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.

Algebra 2

9:00am - 10:00am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Grist Mill Conference Room
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Prerequisite: This class is a review of Algebra 2; registrants must have already taken Algebra 2 in school.

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra I

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
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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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Are you taking Algebra 1 this fall? Review Pre-Algebra skills and get a preview. Get a head start on the PARCC assessment that you will take at the end of the course. Graphing calculators recommended.

Registration required. Grades 6-9.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Computational Thinking & Design

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Computational thinking and design is a dynamic course that introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computational thinking and design thinking through a blend of interactive lessons, hands-on projects, and collaborative activities.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Global Change

9:00am - 10:00am
Elkridge Branch
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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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Focus on the science and modeling of long-term shifts in 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.

HTML

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
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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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Experience writing code in HTML or continue to improve current skills in code writing.

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Pre-Algebra

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
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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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Prepare for Algebra by learning the basic terms and concepts used to solve equations in this Pre-Algebra class. 

Registration required. Grades 6-9 only. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Leadership

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

Animation

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
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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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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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Pinball

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

Carnival Engineering: Strongman

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
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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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Engineer a Strongman Game for the HiTech Carnival!  Build this classic carnival game from scratch using Arduino micro-controllers, pressure sensors, and LED lights. Whoever can light up the most lights wins!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Ten80

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
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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.

Dive into Biology!

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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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.

Illustrate with Procreate

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

Java

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

Paleontology

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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This course is an introduction to paleontology. Learn about a variety of fascinating fossils, how they are formed, and how they inform us about the Earth’s past. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sound Effects

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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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 "Teens" group.

Weather Balloon

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:

Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. This is a hybrid event, so if you would like to attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibrary.org.

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
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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:
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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.

3D Printing for Civil Engineering

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
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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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Would you live in a 3D printed house? Join us to learn how 3D technology is transforming the field of civil engineering. Try your hand at constructing a truss bridge using 3D pens to test your engineering prowess.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Instruments

12:00pm - 1:00pm
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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Event Details:

Creating sound has been a preoccupation of humanity since the beginning of time. But what is sound? How is it created, and how can we manipulate it into the variety of tones, pitches, and timbres that become symphony or cacophony?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Marine Biology

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

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

Movie Magic: Cosmetics

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
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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 "Adults" group.

Noontime Books--IN PERSON

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Event Details:

Join us for an in person discussion of The Art Thief by Michael Finkel 12 pm July 18th, 2025 at the Central Branch.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Periodic Build

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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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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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.

Python

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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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 "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 & Modeling

1:00pm - 2:00pm
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:

Learn how to use TinkerCAD and the basics of 3D Modeling and 3D printing.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

Register once for all sessions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Basics of Programming: Hands on Lab with Artie

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
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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:

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.

Electrical Engineering

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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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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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.

Engines & Mechanical Engineering

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

Exploring the intricacies and design processes of model LEGO car engines using a mechanical engineering mindset.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Forensic Science: Biology

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
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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 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.

Hydroponics

1:00pm - 2:00pm
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
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Event Details:

Want to know how to garden without soil? Learn about the structure of plants and explore various hydroponics technologies to grow food using less space and less water.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Periodic Build

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
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.

Robotic Arm

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

Come and learn how to program a robotic arm! You won't just program the arm to move and carry out simple tasks, but you will also program generative AI, enabling the robotic arm to grow smarter with each movement it makes.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sewing Class

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

Learn to Sew: Sewing Machine Skills for Teens

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Zoology

1:00pm - 2:00pm
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:

This course will cover an overview of the topics in zoology, including cell biology, taxonomy, major vertebrate groups, physiology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Activities related to the course material will be completed each day.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Light but not Fluffy

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

Read and discuss light-hearted books that will make us smile. The books will talk about love, hope, and grace. They will include humor, and perhaps some snark, to spice things up. It will be fun! Join us. 

3rd Thursdays: 2 - 3 pm

This event is in the "Children" group.

STEM Fun: Snap Circuits (ages 6-10) TK

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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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. 45-60 min. Ticket required. 

Explore the science of electricity by designing and building circuits!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bingo Social

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
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Event Details:

B-I-N-G-O! Get sociable and win prizes. Compete and converse with other bingo fans. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Career Workshop

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Ages 14-17, 2 hours.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anatomy 2: Nervous, Endocrine, and Immune Systems

2:30pm - 4:00pm
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
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Event Details:

Prerequisite: Histology

Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Discuss the form and function of three organ systems that help us live, feel, and heal. We’ll cover the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

Animation

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Grist Mill Conference Room
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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Skeeball

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

Engineer a Skee Ball Game for the HiTech Carnival!  Build this classic carnival game from scratch using Arduino micro-controllers, sensors and software to keep score of your game. Highest score wins!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Water Mister

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

Using the principles of engineering, help us keep our carnival cool this year by building the water mister arch! Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

DIY Toys

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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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:

Students will brainstorm, personalize, engineer, and problem-solve prototypes of toys.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Exploring Computing Language Through Humanoid Robots

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

Have you ever wondered about the basics behind how humans tell computers what to do? Do you like awesome robots? If your answer was yes to one or both of those questions, this is the class for you!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Learn Astronomy

2:30pm - 4:00pm
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:

Scientists use lots of different telescopes to peer into the vastness of space. What have they found? From powerful supernovas and quasars to massive black holes and huge nebulas, the universe is full of extreme and strange objects.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Mousetrap Cars

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: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Design and build a champion mousetrap car! Explore physics and engineering concepts such as torque, energy, and inertia to maximize speed and distance -- all the way to the finish line!

Grades 6-12.

This is a 2-week class.

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: 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.

Science of Colors & Tie-Dye

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:

Explore the use of color and tie-dye techniques in this fun class.  Students will tie-dye drawstrings bags, pencil cases, and fabric that will be part of a larger project for the Carnival.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SeaPerch Robotics

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

Engineering a Moon Landing (ages 9-12)

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

Ages 9-12. Registration required. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Families (Recommended for ages 2-10).  45-60 min.  Ticket required.

This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club [ages 7-9] RG

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

High School Academics & College Admissions (Online)

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

Effective college applications depend on good transcripts. But why, and are transcripts more than just grades?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class-Adult (In-Person)

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult English Classes
Required
Event Details:

This is an in-person class for adult English Language Learners.  Practice English conversational skills and discuss topics ranging from small talk and common interests to life, work and current events. Please email prolit@hclibrary.org for mo

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

Gold Medal Trivia Bash

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, History & Genealogy
Required
Event Details:

Get ready to kick off the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with an electrifying evening of trivia! Questions covering Olympic history, world cultures, and eclectic trivia will keep you engaged and entertained.

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.

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 "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (In-Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

 

 

Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!

 

Jul 18:  Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

Aug 15: Summer Break

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (Online)

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

 

 

Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!
 

Jul 18:  Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder

Aug 15: Summer Break

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: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
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.

Thursday Next

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

We will be discussing Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Making Arrangements: Library Resources for the Later Years

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Required
Event Details:

Adults. Registration required.

 

Have you ever wondered about arrangements that you, or your loved ones, should make for retirement and those later years of life?