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Oceans of Possibilities Summer Kahoot! Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

08/08/2022 @ 10:00am - 08/31/2022 @ 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Calling all Summer READers: are you ready to read, learn and play trivia? Each month we will release a new Kahoot!  You can play anytime during the month. After registering with an email address, you will receive the link and instructions to pla...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Kindergarten- 2nd grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships at ...
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
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell 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.  ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Event Details:
For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 30-45 min. Registration Required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day. Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.     ...
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.

All By Myself [ages 4-6] TK

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL BY MYSELF

Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

For children who are ready for an independent class as they prepare to start school. This class introduces early learning skills such as listening, pre-reading, math, movement, and music.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...
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.

All By Myself [ages 4-6] TK

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL BY MYSELF

Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

For children who are ready for an independent class as they prepare to start school. This class introduces early learning skills such as listening, pre-reading, math, movement, and music.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...
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.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Paint Together: Rock Painting

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class invites families to get creative together and enjoy a fun evening of painting rocks. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. ...
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.

Sun Prints - Creating with Cyanotype Paper

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Glenwood Branch
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Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Outdoor Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discover 19th-century print-making techniques during this hands on class. Using the sun and treated paper, create your own unique cyanotype print with found objects. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials provided.  Note: This o...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for 3rd - 5th Grade

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
3rd - 5th grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships a...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Registration Required
Event Details:
Students entering 6th grade. Registration required.   Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!  ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Discover the Solar System (ages 6-9) TK

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 30-45 min. Ticket required. Enjoy a story about space then use resources from NASA to complete fun activities and learn about the Solar System. Bring home a souvenir from your trip around the galaxy! ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Paper Roller Coasters (ages 10-14) RG

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 10 - 14. Registration required.  Work in teams to engineer roller coasters using paper and cardboard materials. Tackle basic physics problems as you determine who has the most innovative design. Race marbles through your finished rolle...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Event Details:
For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 30-45 min. Registration Required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day. Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.     ...
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.

Meet the Author: Mary Downing Hahn (ages 9 & up) RG

3:00pm - 3:45pm
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: Author & Literary Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 9 & up. 45 min. Meet award winning author, Mary Downing Hahn as she celebrates more than 40 years of writing over two dozen books for children and teens. While writing historical fiction, realistic fiction, and picture books, her ghost st...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Event Details:
For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 30-45 min. Registration Required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day. Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.     ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

STEM Fun: Code & Go Robot Mouse (ages 6-9) TK

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Maximum of 12 participants.  Explore the science of coding and programming with Colby, the programmable mouse.   ...
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.

Savage Ukes (8 & up, teens & adults welcome!) RG

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 8 & up, teens & adults welcome! 60 min. Registration Required. New to the ukulele or looking for chord instruction and practice? Join us for the first 30 minutes of class. Then test your new skills or drop in to jam; we're going to pl...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Moving up to Middle School

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Moving Up To Middle School is a 90-minute class for students starting sixth grade this fall. Stressed about opening lockers? Practice on real locks in a stress-free environment. Worried about meeting new people? Play ice breaker games 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Event Details:
For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 30-45 min. Registration Required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day. Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.     ...
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.

Family Fun Days: Build It (all ages/families)

2:00pm - 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), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages Enjoy fun activities for the whole family. ...
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.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Grist Mill Conference Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
Ages 5-7; 30 min. For emerging readers. After reading the title, join us for fun activities that include reading comprehension exercises and games. We will read and discuss Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems. Please visit the customer se...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

LEGO™ Live! (ONLINE)

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Designed for ages 9-12; 45 minutes. Registration required. Do you love to build with LEGO bricks? Join us online to receive challenges, create your designs and share with the group. If you don't have LEGO, build with whatever you have available! A...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Kindergarten- 2nd grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships at ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 9-12; 60 minutes. Registration required. Calling all LEGO™ bricks fans! Receive your challenges for the day and work individually or in groups to create and engineer designs with LEGO™ blocks. ...