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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 "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

3D Modeling & Printing

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn how to use Blender, an open-source, 3D design program. Create virtual spaces that, when rendered properly, give the illusion of photographic representation. Applications as diverse as architectural design prototypes, video games, animation, and...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Aeronautics and Aerodynamics

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have fun learning about the difference between aeronautics and aerodynamics. Learn basic engineering principles applied to both in a fun way.   See how they apply to everyday life and make your invention take flight. Taught by a HiT...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Anatomy I

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body and learn about three body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular.  Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all five...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Code Exploration

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body and learn about three body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular.  Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all five...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Coding with Digital Art

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn a new fun way to code and create awesome graphics. Designed for beginners with a passion for creativity and ease, learn the technology that it takes all the pro-features away from the eyes to let students focus on the code and see their results...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Minecraft

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come explore the virtual world of Minecraft!  Compete in a series of individual and team-based challenges.  Suitable for beginners as well as more seasoned players.  Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all five sessions, Mon-F...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Character Design

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn about the process behind designing your own characters and using illustration software.  Create the look of your character, its costumes and props, and give it a unique personality!   Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Mathplosion: Algebra

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come on board. It’s your one stop trip to higher level math! In this course, we’ll be reviewing one-variable statistics and linear equations, inequalities, and systems. We’ll be covering the importance of data displays as well as methods for manipula...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Music Technology I

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn the skills of an audio engineer in music production in the digital realm. Gain hands-on experience with DAWs and microphone setups, and dive into the music editing software of Logic Pro X to produce your own creations. Taught by a HiTech i...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Origami

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Get hands-on experience in the ancient art of paper folding! Students will see how origami can be used to create structures like solar panels, bridges, and packing materials. They will take a close look at tessellating polygons and how, with the art ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Python

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn the basics of programming in Python! Create games, interactive programs, and anything else you want. Absolutely no experience required -- you'll learn how to program a basic game in the first class! Register once for all five sessions, Mon -...
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.

Free Summer Meals Program

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
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)
Program Type: Food Service
Event Details:
The Howard County Public School System is pleased to announce its participation in the 2022 Summer Food Service Program. Summer meals will be provided to all children ages 18 years and under without charge. Parents or guardians do not need to apply t...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Drawing with Tablets

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn to draw or sketch on a tablet using the latest technologies just like the professionals.  Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all five sessions, Mon-Fri. Registration required. Grades 6-12. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Photography

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn how the digital single lens reflex camera is engineered to utilize part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call visible light. Obtain hands on experience using a DSLR camera and learn numerous picture -taking techniques. Contribute to a d...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Photoshop

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
From photos to movie posters, what does it take to create print advertisements for Hollywood movies? Focus on the Adobe Photoshop tools needed to create a movie poster. Learn to use layers, layer effects, and filters. Register once for all f...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Drop-In Podcast Studio: Create Your Podcast Here

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, Makerspace, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 90 min. Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in the final class of their five-part podcast series. Begin your podcast journey today! Students will apply the knowledge gained from the past classes in this dro...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Creative Kindness

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellness, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
If you love giving back to your community, join us as we create art to give to senior citizens, assemble empowering art kits for kids in our community, and more! We will also discuss the importance of self-care. After this afternoon of service, walk ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

3D Modeling: Tinkercad

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling by using the program, Tinker Cad.  Practice navigating the software by experimenting with different shapes and scenes.  Register once for all five sessions, Mon - Fri. Registration requested,...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Illustration with Procreate

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever looked at a digital illustration and wondered “How did they do that?”  Learn tips, tricks, and the steps to creating your own illustration in the iPad app, Procreate. Register once for all five sessions, Mon - Fri. Registra...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Laboratory Techniques

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Practice proper laboratory techniques such as safety while learning some new techniques! Extract DNA from a strawberry, spin products down to see if they separate, and learn how to identify hazardous chemicals.  Register once for all five ses...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Movie Magic: Cosmetics

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Dive into the world of special effects, through the view of a Makeup Artist.  Students will learn the history and science behind the film industry’s own movie magic.  Learn about the chemicals that are found in the cosmetics used to create ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Sports Science

3:00pm - 4:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Deflategate and the ideal gas law? Bend it like Beckham? What is a knuckle ball? Learn about the physics behind your favorite sports with hands-on experiments. Taught by a HiTech Instructor. Registration requested, onsite registration available...
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.

Compost Demonstration

10:00am - 12:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Outdoor Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
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.  ...