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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.

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 19+ (Adults)" group.

Compost Demonstration (In-Person)

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
Event Details:
Learn the basics of composting. Composting reduces pressure on our landfills and recycles organic waste material into helpful soil supplements for gardens, container plants, and lawns. Free compost bins will be available to Howard County residen...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Make It: Kinetic Sand

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Family activity for children 6+. Make a batch of kinetic sand with your family to take home. Kinetic sand is great for sensory learning and can be squeezed and molded into shapes. Learn how to make this yourself with a few basic ingredients! Dress...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Craft Pop-up Shop (ages 4 & up)

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 4 and up.  Allow 15 minutes.  Drop in. Pop-in and make a fun craft!   ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Books on Tap

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discussing A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes   We meet a local restaurant, The Periodic Table. ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
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:
Tickets required. Tickets issued 15 minutes before the beginning of class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Express Yourself Creative Writing Workshop (Online)

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively using fun and engaging tips, techniques, and prompts. Register for each...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's 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.

 

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

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Art Curriculum ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Express Yourself Creative Writing Workshop

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, allow 30-45 min.  Looking to jump start your writing? Or just start writing? Attend one or all of these workshops to help you express yourself creatively.  Each session will begin with a 5 minute prompt and then enjoy a fun a...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

First Wednesday STEM Challenge: Build a Rocket Ship

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Get ready to blast off as you assemble and test a variety of rockets. Work in teams or on your own. Registration is required. Materials are provided. ...
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.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Family Clay Together

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Air-Dry Clay is a medium that can be safely enjoyed by artists of all ages. This class invites families to get creative together and enjoy a fun night of sculpting. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

English Conversation Class (in-person)

7:45pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Event Details:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm ...
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.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...