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This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (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: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (all ages) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

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

All Together Now (families) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (all ages) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Compost Demonstration (In-Person)

10:30am - 12:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
Event Details:
Learn the basics of composting. Composting reduces pressure on our landfills and recycles organic waste material into helpful soil supplements for gardens, container plants, and lawns. Free compost bins will be available to Howard County residen...
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 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (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: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (all ages) TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...
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. ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Ancient Engineering: Aqueducts (ages 9-12) RG

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 9-12. Registration required.    The Romans mastered the building of aqueducts to move water over great distances. Learn about classical aqueducts and work in a group to engineer one yourself. Don’t be afraid to get wet!...
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.   ...
Branches:
Central Branch, East Columbia Branch, Elkridge Branch, Glenwood Branch, Miller Branch, Savage Branch, Administrative Branch, Mobile Branch, Online Branch, Off Site
Description:
All branches will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. ...
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Anatomy I

9:00am - 10:30am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
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 four sessions...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Carnival Engineering: Skeeball

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Open
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:
Engineer a Skee Ball Game for the Carnival!  Build this classic carnival game from scratch and compete to get the highest score! Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-Fri. Registration required. Grade...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Carnival Engineering: Water Mister

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
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: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Help us keep our carnival cool this year by engineering a water mister arch! Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-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.

Carver Science

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us in exploring the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, a celebrated botanist, agronomist, chemist, biochemical engineer, and inventor. Re-explore and test his experiments. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once f...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

HTML

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn the basics of coding in HTML by creating a website step-by-step and how adding images, color, and interactive elements can make your website interesting and unique. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-Fri....
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Java

9:00am - 10:30am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object-oriented language used to design applications. Learn data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops. Create programming projects each day based on the topics covered. Taught...
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

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Open
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.

Python

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio
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 by the end of the course. Taught by a HiTech instructor. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Wonders of Chemistry I

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment! Conduct experiments that range from the physical and chemical properties of matter, to Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, and even Acid-Base Chemistry. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Regis...