This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra 1A

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
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.

Algebra 2A

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

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.

Geometry

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

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Algebra 1 in order to register for this class.

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SAT Math

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
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.  Examine the types of problems that are presented on t

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SAT Math

9:00am - 10:00am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
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.  Examine the types of problems that are presented on t

This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Leadership: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, & AI

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

Visualize your future in a STEM career! During the first week, develop education goals, and plan for college and beyond.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

After Effects

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

Use Adobe After Effects to create custom animations for your videos.  Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in using Adobe After Effects tools and features, including keyframing, masking, and working with layers.   &

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Skee Ball

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
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: Ten80

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
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.

Exploring Computer Language through Humanoid Robots

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
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.

Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Hovercraft

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

If it's not a boat, plane, or car, then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity as you collaborate with other students to build a life-size, functional hovercraft.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

HTML Web Design

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Open
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 HTML elements and User Interface (UI) design through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Marine Biology

10:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
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.

Science of Colors & Tie-Dye

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, 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.

Technology of Fashion

10:00am - 11:30am
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: 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

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Wonders of Chemical Reactions 2

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

Prerequisite: Must have attended all sessions of Wonders of Chemical Reactions 1 in order to qualify for class.

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Zoology

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

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

All Together Now (all ages with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

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

 

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

All Together Now [all ages] TK

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

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

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

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Picture Book Parade (2-5 years with adult) TK

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

PICTURE BOOK PARADE

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun!

 

Event Details:

Ticket required.

Tickets available 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now ( All Ages) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

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

 

Event Details:

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

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Event Details:

Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 minutes.

Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.

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

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

All Together Now (all ages with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

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

 

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

All Together Now [all ages] TK

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

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

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
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Other Location
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

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.

3D Printing with Pens

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: 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.

Arduino

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design 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.

Hydroponics

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

Illustrator

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
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.

Java

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
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.

Origami Engineering

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

Get hands-on experience in the ancient art of paper folding! Students will see how origami can be used to create structures like solar panels, bridges, and packing materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Python

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
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.

Zoology

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
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 "Teens" group.

Engines & Mechanical Engineering

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
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.

Register once for all sessions.

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
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 Design: Interior Design

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
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.

Basics of Programming - Hands on Lab w/Artie

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework 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.

Cosmology

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

Do you watch The Big Bang Theory, but want to know more about the Big Bang? Study the origin and development of the universe, and learn how to identify stars, constellations, and planets in the night sky.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Electrical Engineering

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
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 "Teens" group.

Photography

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: 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.

Physics Olympics

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

Explore physics in a new light! Discover various principles and laws of physics and test your knowledge through a variety of challenges and experiments.

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Summer Olympics 2024 Kickoff (6-11 years) RG

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Ages 6-11; 60 min. Registration required. 

Get in the Olympic spirit and go for the gold! Divide into teams representing different countries to compete in games and STEAM challenges.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

A/V Lab

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
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 required. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Biology

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

Join us to review basic biology concepts and design your own biology-related carnival games. Build and test the games to show off at the HiTech Carnival!

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Strongman

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

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: Water Mister

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework 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.

Register once for all sessions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Design for Laser Cutting & Engraving

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, 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 in the Glenwood Makerspace!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Cancelled

Engines & Mechanical Engineering

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
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.

Lego Mindstorms

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
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.

Mousetrap Cars

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
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!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Robotic Arm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
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.

Rocketry

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

Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch a gas-powered rocket.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SeaPerch Robotics

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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 "Teens" group.

VacuumForm

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

Learn how to design and make objects by using a vacuum former.

Registration required. Grades 6-12. 

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

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