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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 "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 "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music
Event Details:
All ages. Drop in. Allow 20 minutes. Try your hand in a branch-wide scavenger hunt. Hunt for colored owls in the children's section or challenge yourself to find photos of real owls throughout the Central Branch.   ...
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 "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 "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music
Event Details:
All ages. Drop in. Allow 20 minutes. Try your hand in a branch-wide scavenger hunt. Hunt for colored owls in the children's section or challenge yourself to find photos of real owls throughout the Central Branch.   ...
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 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Masterful Mosaics (ages 9-12) RG

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Art & Music
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 9-12. Registration required.  Create a paper mosaic inspired by a famous painting. Use the provided image or design your own! ...
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 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. ...
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.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 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)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.

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.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 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)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.

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 19+ (Adults)" group.

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Art Curriculum ...
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...
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.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Oceans of Possibilities: Island Strum

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music
Registration Required
Event Details:
We'll learn some simple tunes on the ukulele while we sing, strum and have fun together!  Bring your uke or borrow one of ours.  ...
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...