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This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Photo Editing

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn about photograph manipulation during the post-production stage that takes place after a picture is taken. Gain organizational and artistic skills of a professional photographer while utilizing the technology and the science involved with the pr...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Senior Planet Lecture - Graphic Design Tools

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
HCLS is partnering with Senior Planet from AARP to help older adults use technology to learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Looking for a creative outlet? Try your hand at one or more free, user-friendly, web-base...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Resin Crafts

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to create something with resin  Learn about the chemistry behind crafting with resin. Taught by a HiTech Instructor. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

ArtTech

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Students will have the opportunity to access technology such as iPads and Wacom tablets with design software like Autodesk SketchBook and Procreate to create digital work of art and express themselves creatively. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Drop-i...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Anime & Game Hangout

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Movies, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Ages: 11 - 18. Meet up with fellow fans and discuss your favorite series/games. We will be watching anime together, having game demos, making art/crafts, and exploring some Japanese language/cultural tie-ins. Drop-ins encouraged and welcomed! AG...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Fun at Your Library (Families)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
All ages. Allow 30 min. Explore hands-on, interactive activities for family members of all ages. These weekly activities develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and literacy skills. Each week offers a different set of activi...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (All ages) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 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:
Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Make and Take - Laser Cutter Engraver - Holiday Jewelry

1:30pm - 2:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore how to use the laser cutter/engraver. Create your own holiday jewelry or keychain. This class is designed for ages 10+. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Anyone planning to make an item is requir...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Upcycled Orbs (Ages 6-11) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Repurpose discarded children's picture books into orbs to use as creative decorations or unique gifts. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Art Wars! Holiday Edition

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, History & Genealogy, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
GRADES 6th-12th  |  Registration suggested, drop-ins welcome while space allows.  Space is limited. EARLY DISMISSAL DAY! In 60 minutes, what can you create?  Bring just your imagination to Art Wars, a fun class series giving ar...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Engineering Challenge (ages 5-10) TK

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 5-10; Allow 30 minutes. Ticket required. Express your creativity and develop your engineering skills with various building challenges. Receive your challenges for the day and work individually or in groups to create and engineer designs with ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Resin Crafts

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to create something with resin  Learn about the chemistry behind crafting with resin. Taught by a HiTech Instructor. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

A/V Lab (Ages 14+ and Adult)

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
14+ adult AV lab Drop-in to use the equipment in the A/V Studio! Record and mix music or create and edit movies with the help of a HiTech Instructor. No registration required. ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Turn Drawings into Keepsakes

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore how to use the laser cutter/engraver in the Glenwood Makerspace. Create your own custom keepsake from a drawing that you make in class.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. All attendees who wish to make a kee...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

HiTech: Art Lab - Acrylic Pouring

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore how art, technology, and science can be combined by participating in different activities. Students will learn animation and illustration on iPads, how to use Photoshop and other Adobe products, and how to make crafts using resin and acrylic ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

AV Lab

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
AV Lab Drop-in to use the equipment in the A/V Studio! Record and mix music or create and edit movies with the help of a HiTech Instructor. No registration required. Grades 6-12. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

STEM Fun: Exploration Stations (Families)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Families; allow 30 minutes. Drop in. Explore and engage in various STEM activities through self-guided stations. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

TinkerCademy: 3D Printed Snowflakes

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Use TinkerCad’s Codeblocks feature to design a snowflake, then learn how to 3D print them! All materials provided. Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Learn Astronomy: Geminids Watch Party!

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Observe the night sky to look for meteors on the peak night of the Geminids Meteor Shower! This event will feature a presenter from the University of Maryland Department of Astronomy graduate program.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Video Greeting Card (families)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Families; allow 15-20 min. Visit our AV Studio and record a holiday greeting as an individual or family! Your video will be available to download onto your flash drive or as an emailed link. ...