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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. ...
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Other Location
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages/families. Allow 15-20 minutes. Drop-in. Check out the beautiful handmade quilts decorating the HCLS Central Branch, then go to the Children's Department to get an "I Spy Challenge" sheet and see if you can find the listed objects. Quilts ...
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Other Location
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages/families. Allow 15-20 minutes. Drop-in. Check out the beautiful handmade quilts decorating the HCLS Central Branch, then go to the Children's Department to get an "I Spy Challenge" sheet and see if you can find the listed objects. Quilts ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Fun at Your Library (Families) TK

6:00pm - 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 "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Art in the Evening: Summer Painting

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us every month to explore new artistic themes or media in a relaxed, welcoming environment.  Summer Painting: Get inspired by the season by painting a Summer scene with acrylics on canvas board. ...
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.

Knot Just Knitters

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 & Adults; Drop-in, 90 min. All crafters welcome. Work on your stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas! Find inspiration as you trade tips tricks and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts! ...
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Other Location
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages/families. Allow 15-20 minutes. Drop-in. Check out the beautiful handmade quilts decorating the HCLS Central Branch, then go to the Children's Department to get an "I Spy Challenge" sheet and see if you can find the listed objects. Quilts ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Coloring with Friends

10:00am - 11:30am
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adults, 90 minutes, registration required Are you looking for a creative outlet and a chance to meet new people? Join us for coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. Use the sheets and supplies provided or bring your own to...
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.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), All Ages / Families
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
All ages; 30 minutes. Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. Listen to a story, develop observation skills while exploring nature, and participate in an activity you can also do at home. Outdoor classes may be moved inside ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Craft Pop-up Shop, Jr. (ages 3-5 w/adult)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult.  Allow 15 minutes.  Drop in. Pop-in and make a fun craft!   ...
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.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), All Ages / Families
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
All ages; 30 minutes. Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. Listen to a story, develop observation skills while exploring nature, and create your own craft to take home.  Outdoor classes may be moved inside due to unf...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Make It: Kinetic Sand

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Family activity for children 6+. Make a batch of kinetic sand with your family to take home. Kinetic sand is great for sensory learning and can be squeezed and molded into shapes. Learn how to make this yourself with a few basic ingredients! Dress...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Craft Pop-up Shop (ages 4 & up)

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 4 and up.  Allow 15 minutes.  Drop in. Pop-in and make a fun craft!   ...
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

First Wednesday STEM Challenge: Build a Rocket Ship

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Get ready to blast off as you assemble and test a variety of rockets. Work in teams or on your own. Registration is required. Materials are provided. ...
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.

Family Clay Together

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Air-Dry Clay is a medium that can be safely enjoyed by artists of all ages. This class invites families to get creative together and enjoy a fun night of sculpting. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  ...
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Other Location
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages/families. Allow 15-20 minutes. Drop-in. Check out the beautiful handmade quilts decorating the HCLS Central Branch, then go to the Children's Department to get an "I Spy Challenge" sheet and see if you can find the listed objects. Quilts ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Creativity Lab: Watercolor Wonders!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Do you like art? Are you looking for a new adventure?  Join us as we explore watercolor pencil and paint techniques, then create a piece of art using our template or completely on your own. ARTSHOW: Leave your art, or bring back your complete...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Celebrate Frida Kahlo!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Event Details:
Please join us and celebrate Frida Kahlo with a story and a craft.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Stress Free STEAM (In Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Feeling stressed?  Relieve some of that tension and join us for Stress Free STEAM for Adults. Activities vary each month.  This month we will explore the history and science of the unique woven fabric known as gauze before crafting an oc...
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Other Location
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages/families. Allow 15-20 minutes. Drop-in. Check out the beautiful handmade quilts decorating the HCLS Central Branch, then go to the Children's Department to get an "I Spy Challenge" sheet and see if you can find the listed objects. Quilts ...
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Other Location
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages/families. Allow 15-20 minutes. Drop-in. Check out the beautiful handmade quilts decorating the HCLS Central Branch, then go to the Children's Department to get an "I Spy Challenge" sheet and see if you can find the listed objects. Quilts ...