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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps Ages 9-13

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Experience the different growing seasons in the garden. Learn how to seed, plant, harvest, and tend to vegetables and flowers.  Ages 9-13 4/17, 5/15, 6/26  5pm Please dress for outdoor activity.  WAIVER: To take part, a pare...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 4-6, with adult.  45 min.  Registration required. Register once for all 3 sessions. Cultivate learning by working together on a garden project.  Make new friends and learn about the animal friends that help plants grow. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Join the Howard County Recycling Division to learn the 3 R's to help keep our planet healthy, and practice reusing by making a cool t-shirt bag made out of...you guessed it...an old t-shirt that avoided the landfill! Open to middle school stu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask a Master Gardener

10:30am - 12:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Glenwood Other Location
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Master Gardeners provide direct assistance to home gardeners by hosting Ask A Master Gardener plant clinics from April through September. At the Ask A Master Gardener clinics, Master Gardener Gardeners will look at samples of ailing plants to make a ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask a Master Gardener

10:30am - 12:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Lobby (Elkridge)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask A Master Gardener

10:30am - 12:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required.    ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Compost Demonstration

10:30am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Lobby (Savage)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Compost Demonstration

10:30am - 12:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Lobby (Elkridge)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Master Gardeners and Recycling Coordinators discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis, teaching about: Composting kitchen scraps and yard trimmings in your backyard or using the Feed the Green Bin (for Howard County residents only) ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Seed Bombs (4-10 years, 4 & 5 with adult) RG

11:30am - 12:15pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
4-10 years, 4 and 5 years with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating seed bombs using air dry clay and Maryland flower seeds. At home, throw in a suitable landscape to grow flowers to benefit bees an...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Compost Demonstration (In-Person)

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Learn the basics of composting. Composting reduces pressure on our landfills and recycles organic waste material into helpful soil supplements for gardens, container plants, and lawns. Free compost bins will be available to Howard County residen...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Enchanted Garden Earth Day Celebration

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
All ages.  Allow 30 min. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring stations throughout the Enchanted Garden.  Fun and learning for all ages!   This session is part of HCLS' Earth Day Celebration series. Please click here fo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Plant Dissection (ages 6-9) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9. 45 minutes. Ticket required. Come learn all about the parts of plants in this fun science class.  Learn about the importance of flowers in the ecosystem. Dissect different flowers and see if you can identify the different structures...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
6-11 years, parents/caregivers welcome; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating a simple plant press. Learn about different flowers you will see this spring and the best way to collect and preserve them. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Learn the story of the amazing families living in a garbage dump and how their children became known as the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Listen to them in concert, then make your own instruments out of recycled materials. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Creating with Coffee Grounds

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Make a body scrub using coffee grounds and other common household items and learn about different ways to re-purpose used coffee grounds to reduce landfill waste. All materials provided. All skill and ability levels welcome. We will use coffee ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Read with a Ranger [families] TK

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott 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. Explore the natural world through stories and activities. Learn how to spot the signs of wild animals and see their tracks up close, or silently glide into the world of ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Beyond Words in The Enchanted Garden

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature, Health & Wellness, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Step into the fun and active world of Teen Beyond Words, a vibrant and inclusive monthly class designed to spark joy and ignite the imagination of young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will journey t...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Upcycled Clothing Workshop

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ever wanted to wear something but you’ve outgrown it? Or maybe it has a hole or you just consider it “out of style?” We have a solution. The Youth Climate Institute’s Fashion Forward Team will be hosting an event for middle and high school student...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 4-6, with adult.  45 min.  Registration required. Register once for all 3 sessions. Cultivate learning by working together on a garden project.  Make new friends and learn about the animal friends that help plants grow. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Live at Miller

All Day
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Attend Teen Live! at Miller for these free activities and more: Free pizza Fizz, Pop, Boom! Science Show DJ with dancing and games Arcade basketball, Jumbo Games, Mini Golf Nintendo Switch and PS5 gaming Scavenger Hunt Button & ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
In honor of Earth Day, learn about the importance of creating a connection between ourselves and the land, and how we can incorporate small daily steps to strengthen that relationship. Tonantzin is a concept from Aztec Mythology that is associated va...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Compost Demonstration (In-Person)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Learn the basics of composting. Composting reduces pressure on our landfills and recycles organic waste material into helpful soil supplements for gardens, container plants, and lawns. Free compost bins will be available to Howard County residen...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask A Master Gardener

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required.    ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Fairy House Engineering (Ages 6-8, TK)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-8, 45 minutes. TK, Ticketed.   Celebrate May Day by welcoming fairies and other creatures into your garden!  Construct and decorate a fairy house using natural materials.   ...