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This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" 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.

Black-eyed Susan Book Club (Grades 6-8) (RG)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Grades 6-8. 45-60 min.  Discuss books that have been nominated for the state "Black-eyed Susan Award". Check out and read the book prior to attending the class discussion. Books are available for pickup at the Customer Service Desk of the Cen...
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Anime & Manga Club Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
Calling all anime and manga lovers! Come enjoy manga coloring and crafts, as well as enjoy anime-related programming. お楽しみに! No registration needed, space is limited. ...
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 (Classroom)
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 our collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages 11-18 ...
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 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! ...
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
Waitlist
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

90s Hip Hop Dance Party

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
  Join our dance party featuring clean and classic 90s hip hop! ...
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Work in teams or alone to create an ocean animal out of recycled materials. Registration is required. Materials are provided. ...
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 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.

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Gardening & Environment, 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 Curriculum...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Lego Wars: Champion Edition!

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Event Details:
You've been building all summer, ready to prove you're the Lego Master? Come and compete in one of four categories: Junior Solo, Junior Team, Senior Solo, or Senior team for the much coveted Golden Brick!  Each solo competitor or team will ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Oceans of Possibilities Film Festival (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Movies, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Celebrate the hard work and talent of Elkridge's emerging filmmakers' Oceans of Possibilities shorts. Watch the world premiers of these amazing films and special recognition will be given to participants, including Best Picture.  Please regis...
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 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 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.

Story Sharing Sessions for the Brave Stories Project

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Equity Resource Center - Exhibit & Event Space
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Stories are powerful tools that help us develop a better understanding of our community. Stories help us build empathy and identify ways to advance equity and inclusion for all. At Howard County Library System, we are collecting stories about people’...
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.
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. ...
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
Open
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 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies
Registration Required
Event Details:
Movie matinees are back this summer on the fourth Tuesday of the month. See you at the movies! August 23: Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, 2021, PG-13 No refreshments provided. Registration is optional. If you would like a remind...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

TAB Teen Advisory Board Meeting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Be a leader in our community and share your voice by collaborating with your peers to develop and plan events and classes for teens; work with HCLS instructors on projects, recommend books and more!   *Service hours for meetings, events &am...