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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 "All Ages / Families" group.

Summer Slugger! (Online)

11:00am - 11:15am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, Language, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 5-11; 5 min. Help stop summer slide and satisfy young baseball fans! The Orioles have partnered with Everfi to offer Summer Slugger, a free game-based learning program with online math and reading challenges designed for students en...
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 "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Meetup

2:00pm - 5:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Homework Club
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create.   ...
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 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.
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 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.

Just for Me (ages 3-5) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

JUST FOR ME

Ages 3-5; 30 min.

For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

 

This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Meetup

2:00pm - 5:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Homework Club
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create.   ...
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.

Book Bingo (ages 5-10) TK

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages: 5-10; 60 min.  Ticketed required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Play Bingo featuring superheroes and win a book! ...
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. ...
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 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Move and Groove (all ages with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages; 30 min. Come experience the joys of music and movement.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Move and Groove (all ages with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages; 30 min. Come experience the joys of music and movement.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-10. Ticket required. Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with LEGO ™ blocks. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Meetup

2:00pm - 5:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Homework Club
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create.   ...
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.

Book Bingo (ages 5-10) TK

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages: 5-10; 60 min.  Ticketed required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Play Bingo featuring superheroes and win a book! ...
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...