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

TinkerCad

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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:
Learn the basics of creating 3D objects to print in TinkerCad.  Learn to design, edit, and prepare your object for the 3D printer. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-Fri. Registration required. Gra...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Vector Art: Vector Vs. Raster

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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:
Get hands-on experience working in Adobe Illustrator,  Gain an understanding of vectorillustrations and how they are used in digital media in this HiTech class. Create your own emoji icon using mathematical equations and geom...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Zoology

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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:
This course will cover an overview of the topics in zoology, including cell biology, taxonomy, major vertebrate groups, physiology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-Fri. R...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Computer Skills Open Lab

1:00pm - 3:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
If you’re looking to improve your computer skills, then visit our computer skills open lab! Boost your technical knowledge by getting hands-on assistance with topics such as:   Basic computer skills   Using t...
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.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult. 45 minutes. Ticketed. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Stories and activities about sea creatures.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Meetup

2:00pm - 5:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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: Fun & Games!, Homework Club
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create.   ...
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.

Masterful Mosaics (ages 9-12) RG

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Art & Music
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 9-12. Registration required.  Create a paper mosaic inspired by a famous painting. Use the provided image or design your own! ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

A/V Lab

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Students will have access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Tue-Fri. Drop-in. 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.

Carnival Engineering: Catapult

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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:
Engineer a Catapult for the Carnival! Get experience with a life-size catapult, and learn the physics and history behind them.  Engineer your own scale model, then compete in various challenges with your team's catapult! Taught by a Hi...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Carnival Engineering: Ten80

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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:
Compete in the ultimate racing challenge! Working in teams, learn how mechanical systems operate by using a 1:10 scale electric radio-controlled car that can be set up in 4 million ways.Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four ses...
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

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Open
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:
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.

Component Design

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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 how to design the playing area of a pinball machine. Using illustration software, students will create the parts and the look of a pinball machine and also learn how to make design illustrations ready for printing on the laser cutter and engrav...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Computer Illustration - Carnival Game Board

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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:
Students will learn basic Adobe Illustrator tools and design techniques to create carnival game board illustrations. 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.

Cosmology

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Open
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:
Do you watch The Big Bang Theory, but want to know more about the Big Bang? Study the origin and development of the universe, learn how to look at the night skyand know where everything is. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Periodic Build

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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:
Learn about the elements as you arrange the periodic table; name compounds and balance equations; and discuss orbitals, electron configuration, and VSPER Theory. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-Fri. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult. 45 minutes. Ticketed. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Stories and activities about sea creatures.   ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Fun at Your Library (Families) TK

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
All ages. Allow 30 min. Explore hands-on, interactive activities for family members of all ages. These weekly activities develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and literacy skills. Each week offers a different set of activi...
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
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 the HCLS manga and anime collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Pajama Time (families) TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

PAJAMA TIME

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Spies, Lies, and Alibis Book Discussion Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We focus on spies, espionage, and world intrigue, alternating both classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction, from the twentieth century and beyond. Join us for discussion of the following titles: Jul 5 - Liar's Candle by August Thom...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Art in the Evening: Summer Painting

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us every month to explore new artistic themes or media in a relaxed, welcoming environment.  Summer Painting: Get inspired by the season by painting a Summer scene with acrylics on canvas board. ...
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! ...