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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.

Procreate

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
Have you ever looked at a digital illustration and wondered “How did they do that?”  Learn tips, tricks, and the steps to creating your own illustration in the iPad app, Procreate. Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for al...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Rocketry

11:00am - 12:30pm
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:
Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch a gas-powered rocket. Examine the physics behind rocket design and propulsion, discuss the difficulties with space travel, and learn about the human factor in space exploration....
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 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)
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 create your own craft to take home.  Outdoor classes may be moved inside due to unf...
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.

Free Summer Meals Program

12:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
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)
Program Type: Food Service
Event Details:
The Howard County Public School System is pleased to announce its participation in the 2022 Summer Food Service Program. Summer meals will be provided to all children ages 18 years and under without charge. Parents or guardians do not need to apply t...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Arduino

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. After brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, pursue self-guided projects such as a temperature sensor and alarm, infrare...
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

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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:
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 HiTech instructor. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Carnival Engineering: Pinball

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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 Pinball games for the Carnival!  Build a table-top pinball machine to play on! 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

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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:
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.

Infectious Disease

1:00pm - 2:30pm
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 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.

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 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Just for Me (ages 3-5) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

JUST FOR ME

Ages 3-5; 30 min.

For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

 

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.

Book Bingo (ages 5-10) TK

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages: 5-10; 60 min.  Ticketed required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Play Bingo featuring superheroes and win a book! ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Summer book meetup - middle school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other book worms to share/review/recommend or not recommend what you are reading this summer!  Club with meet 4 Wednesday afternoons in July outside, please bring your book(s) to each meeting if possible - feel free to write about t...
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...