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Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Think Pink! [ages 3-6] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

Ages 3-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate National Pink Day as we look at all things pink. Wear your favorite pink outfit!

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Event Details:

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate the late Eric Carle's birthday by enjoying stories and creating your own Eric Carle - inspired artwork!

Tickets available 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anatomy I

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Discover the gross anatomy of the human body and learn about three body systems that hold us together and help us function. We’ll cover the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems. 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Animation

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Using the iPad Pro and animation apps such a FlipAClip and Animation Sketch, students will learn how to create their own 2D animations using their own drawings and the principles of squash and stretch. Register for all five sessions.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Blender Basics

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or 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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive into Biology

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between you and a microorganism? Were you ever curious about the difference between cellular respiration and photosynthesis?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Genetics

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Get an introduction to the basics of Mendelian Genetics! We’ll explore topics such as inheritance patterns, genetic diversity, and genetic diseases using laws derived from Gregor Mendel’s important experiments.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Photography

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or 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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Photography

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

The Art of CSS

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Did you know you can use coding to create art? Learn to use HTML and CSS to create different images and even animations!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

HCPSS Summer Food Site - East Columbia

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
Age Group: Children, Teens
Event Details:

To continue meeting the growing need to feed hungry children and families and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months, the Howard County Public School System -HCPSS- continues its free summer meal program

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra 2A

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Algebra 2A: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Arduino

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Cell Biology and Nano Medicine

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Dive into the intricate world of cells, uncovering the roles of mitochondria, DNA, and more. Discover how nanobots are revolutionizing medicine by targeting diseases precisely. Engage in interactive experiments, design your own nanobot,

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Component Design (3D)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive into Geology!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Have you ever wondered what kinds of rocks make up our planet? Are you interested in learning about beautiful minerals, powerful natural hazards, and fascinating careers in geology?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Electrical Engineering

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Lights On, Lights Off! Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you flip a light switch on the wall or press the ON button of a battery-powered fan in the summer?

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or 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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java

1:00pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or 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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Diamond Painting (ages 9-12) TK

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:

ages 9-12, allow 45 minutes. Ticket required. 

Enjoy the art of diamond painting while exploring your creative expression!

 

Tickets available at the desk 15 minutes prior to class. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Aerodynamics & Aeronautics

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or 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!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Claymation Stop Motion Animation

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Collaborate in self-directed teams to create an animation. Sculpt characters, storyboard, design sets, and photograph stills. This course is a part of HiTech Summer 2024.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Design for Laser Cutting & Engraving

2:30pm - 4:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Using a variety of software and techniques, design your own keepsakes that you can print using the Glowforge™ laser cutter and engraver! 

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.