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

Coloring with Friends

10:00am - 11:30am
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adults, 90 minutes, registration required Are you looking for a creative outlet and a chance to meet new people? Join us for coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. Use the sheets and supplies provided or bring your own to...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 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)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.

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 "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), All Ages / Families
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
All ages; 30 minutes. Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. Listen to a story, develop observation skills while exploring nature, and participate in an activity you can also do at home. Outdoor classes may be moved inside ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. 

Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

 

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
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
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 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Rhyme Time STEM (3-5 yrs with adult) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Catapulting cows?! Runaway sheep?! Enjoy favorite children's rhymes and explore simple STEM related concepts through fun activities and experiments. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. 30 min. Ticket required. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Craft Pop-up Shop, Jr. (ages 3-5 w/adult)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult.  Allow 15 minutes.  Drop in. Pop-in and make a fun craft!   ...
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

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
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.

Code Exploration

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. 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.

Dissecting Computers

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
Analyze and deconstruct computers to find out what is really behind the pretty screen. Explore the inner workings of a computer. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all four sessions, Tue-Fri. Registration required. Grades 6-1...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Infectious Diseases

11:00am - 12:30pm
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 infectious diseases, how they a spread, and how scientists work to find and stop their spread using medical technology. Discover the jobs that doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and field scientists do each day as you participate ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Neuroscience

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
The brain is a powerful yet mysterious organ that is waiting to tell you its secrets. Come explore how this machine controls your senses, memories, and sleep Taking this class will give you a better understanding of how your own brain works, and...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Periodic Build

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Photoshop: Creating the Solar System

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
From photos to movie posters, what does it take to create print advertisements for Hollywood movies? Focus on the Adobe Photoshop tools needed to create a movie poster. Learn to use layers, layer effects, and filters. Students will use...