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This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Elementary Explorers (ages 6-11) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
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, Writing
Event Details:
Ages 6-11, 45 min. Explore the world around you! Enjoy fun activities relating to different topics in reading & writing, STEM, and fun & games. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Express Yourself Creative Writing Workshop (Online)

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively using fun and engaging tips, techniques, and prompts. Register for each...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Express Yourself Creative Writing Workshop

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively.  Each session will begin with a 5 minute prompt and then enjoy a fun a...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Dungeons and Dragons: Library Fortress Campaign

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adventurers Wanted! Treasure, lore, and knowledge await. Join a campaign to unlock the secrets within Candlekeep's ancient tomes. Each manuscript transports readers to a story of danger, magic, and mystery. Please plan to lend your talents to all 7 s...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

The Write Stuff: Writer's Workshop (ages 10-12, RG)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Language, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 10-12, 60 minutes. Registration required. Get together with other writers for fun creative writing activities and the opportunity to share your work with others.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Dungeons and Dragons: Library Fortress Campaign

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adventurers Wanted! Treasure, lore, and knowledge await. Join a campaign to unlock the secrets within Candlekeep's ancient tomes. Each manuscript transports readers to a story of danger, magic, and mystery. Please plan to lend your talents to all 7 s...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

How to Create and Write a Successful Blog

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, College & Career, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
In-Person at the Miller Branch, Howard County Library System. 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042  |  410.313.1950 (MAP) Do you love to write and want to share your words and views with like-minded others? Creating ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Elementary Explorers (ages 6-11) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
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, Writing
Event Details:
Ages 6-11, 45 min. Explore the world around you! Enjoy fun activities relating to different topics in reading & writing, STEM, and fun & games. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

So You Want to Podcast?

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Writing
Event Details:
Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in this class to learn about the world of podcasting. This class is an introduction to a five-part program, where students will gain experience and insight on how to build their own podcas...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Writing
Event Details:
Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in the second installment of their five-part podcast series. “Podcasting equipment is expensive.” “I don’t know if I can fully commit to my podcast idea.” If this sounds like you, you’v...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Writing
Event Details:
Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in this basic audio engineering class, which is the third installment of their five-part podcast series. In this session, students will learn the crucial functions of the free audio edi...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively using fun and engaging tips, techniques, and prompts. Register for each...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Writing
Event Details:
Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in the fourth installment of their five-part podcast series. In this session, students will learn how to navigate the podcast distribution process, build their brand image, and maximize...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Dungeons and Dragons: Library Fortress Campaign

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adventurers Wanted! Treasure, lore, and knowledge await. Join a campaign to unlock the secrets within Candlekeep's ancient tomes. Each manuscript transports readers to a story of danger, magic, and mystery. Please plan to lend your talents to all 7 s...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Writing
Event Details:
Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, and begin your podcast journey today! Students will apply the knowledge gained from the "So You Want to Podcast" classes in this part drop-in, part registered studio.  PRACTICE REC...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively using fun and engaging tips, techniques, and prompts. Register for each...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Express Yourself Creative Writing Workshop

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively.  Each session will begin with a 5 minute prompt and then enjoy a fun a...