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Forensic Science: Biology

2:30pm - 4:00pm
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:

Have you ever wondered what goes on during a crime scene investigation? Join us to learn the techniques forensic scientists use to crack a case. Learn about fingerprinting, footprinting, and hair, saliva, and DNA analysis.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Green Gardening

2:30pm - 4:00pm
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:

You don't need a green thumb to understand the science, engineering, and math behind growing a garden. In this hands-on, project-based class, you will create your own garden and plant things that you can eat!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Movie Editing I

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
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:

Discover the world of post-production! Learn the skills of a film/video editor while acquiring an understanding of the technology involved with the profession. Edit video and audio using iMovie and Logic Pro X.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Python

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or 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!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Robotic Arm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Come and learn how to program a robotic arm! You won't just program the arm to move and carry out simple tasks, but you will also program generative AI, enabling the robotic arm to grow smarter with each movement it makes.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Rube Goldberg Competition

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

Let the Games begin! Take on engineering challenges of old with Rube Goldberg Challenges. In every class, we'll take on a new challenge while reinforcing core engineering principles.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Science of Art

2:30pm - 4:00pm
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:

Learn how the creation of art is influenced by science and do experiments in chemistry, fluid dynamics, and color theory to make amazing works of art!

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

Straw Structure STEM (ages 9-12)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

 

Ages 9-12. Registration required. 

Join a group and use your creativity and STEM skills to design the best structure in only an hour! Create your designs using only straws and connectors!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Babysitting/Entrepreneurship 101

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools
Registration Required
Event Details:

Age 13 and up | Registration required, *walk-in students welcome if space allows. Only register for June 24th for the 3-day series. 

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

Pajama Time [all ages] TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Early Learning

PAJAMA TIME

All ages with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

A class before bedtime. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. Children may wear their pajamas and bring their loveys and blankets.   

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

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 mos with adult) TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

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.

Event Details:

Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Arts & Crafts: Paint with String (8-11 years) RG

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:

Ages 8-11; 30-45 min. Registration required. 

Dress for mess and revisit a craft favorite or stretch your skills and learn a new technique. In this session, paint with string.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask A Master Gardener

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:

Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required. 

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Craft Works: Summer Wreath

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:

Let your creativity shine in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Join us every month to learn about different art media and explore new techniques.

This month, create your own Summer Wreath!

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Algebra 1A

9:00am - 10:00am
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Algebra 1-A

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Character Design

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or 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!

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

SAT Math

9:00am - 10:00am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Enhance your math savvy to improve your SAT score! Relieve test anxiety by taking practice tests in a low-risk environment and gain full comprehension of what to expect on test day.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEM Leadership

9:00am - 10:00am
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

STEAM Leadership Academy: Over two weeks, explore the opportunities and skills for STEAM leadership. Interact with leaders in the field and apply what you learn to hands-on projects.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Carnival Engineering: Ten80

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or 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. Teams race their engines at the HiTech Carnival!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Catapult

10:00am - 11:30am
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:

Be catapulted into. The adventure of solving. Mechanical problems with a catapult. Learn not just basic engineering, but also mechanical engineering techniques.

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Exploring Computing Language through Humanoid Robots

10:00am - 11:30am
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:

Have you ever wondered about the basics behind how humans tell computers what to do? Do you like awesome robots? If your answer was yes to one or both of those questions, this is the class for you!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Games of Chance & Probability

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:

Are you taking pre-algebra or algebra 1 and need to learn about probability? Do it the fun way and get a head start with this probability and statistics class!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Interior Design

10:00am - 11:30am
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Interior Design

Registration required. Grades 6-12.

Taught by a HiTech instructor.

This class is being held Mon - Fri for one week, register once for all sessions.