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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.

HCLS Robotics Team

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Want to join a team? Interested in being part of a team? Interested in coding? Interested in design? Want to build a robot? Then FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) might just be the perfect competition for you! FTC is a robotics challenge for middle and high...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Windows & Mirrors Teen Book Club at Miller

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 14-17 | Registration preferred | Pizza included! | Pick up the book from Miller Branch's customer service desk*  | Reading the book is encouraged, but not required. Windows allow us to experience other cultures, and mirror...
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.

Tote-ally Awesome Book Totes with the Cricut

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Get crafty in the Makerspace this month.  Using the Cricut machine, customize a canvas book tote with heat transfer vinyl. All materials will be provided. Registration required for each maker. ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Families.  60 min.  Ticket required. Join us to celebrate the winter season with music and dance! Misako Ballet Company will perform ballet pieces featuring ballet dance with a Japanese twist. Young children in the audience will be invit...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Walking with East Columbia Branch and 50+ Center

9:30am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Out Front (Walk way ECO)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Walking is a great way to get some activity into your routine.  Lets get up and walk together. Come and walk around East Columbia Library. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. If inclement weather, walking will take place i...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Picture Book Parade (ages 2-5 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Central Branch
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 2-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

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.

This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Storybook Friends [ages 3-5 w/adult] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
 Ages 3-5 w/adult.  30 - 45 minutes, Ticket required Stories, songs, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

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.

This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Picture Book Parade (ages 2-5 with adult) TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
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 2-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Storybook Friends [ages 3-5 w/adult] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
 Ages 3-5 w/adult.  30 - 45 minutes, Ticket required Stories, songs, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Strictly Historical Fiction

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Love historical fiction? So do we! Join our discussion to step into the past and connect with characters living in times different than our own. Dec 18: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Jan 15: No meeting. Library closed for Martin Luther King...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Space

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Homework Club
Event Details:
After school supervised safe space for middle and high school students. Socialize with peers, work on homework, or enjoy optional games, crafts, and other activities. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Meetup

3:45pm - 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)
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Teen Time

3:45pm - 6:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Event Details:
Teen Time at HCLS East Columbia Branch is an initiative for neighborhood teens that enhances student academics in a fun, welcoming, after-school environment. For registration information, please contact Carmen Jessop 410-313-7717 ca...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Cut It Out: Collage Unleashed (ages 11 - 15)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Do you love Marvel superheroes? If so, join us for a marvel-themed collage art class! In this class, you will learn how to use different materials, such as paper, magazines, stickers, and glue, to create collages that showcase your superhero fandom. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Connect; After-school Brain break!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 | Walk in, no registration needed, space is limited.   TEEN CONNECT; After-school Brain Break is an inclusive, welcoming teen space for hanging out, meeting new people & having fun!  Each session will include vid...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Gingerbread Fun! [all ages] TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Event Details:
All ages.  30 min.  Ticket required. Run, run as fast as you can, the Gingerbread Cookie is running wild in the library! Listen to the traditional fairy tale and then follow the crumbs to see if you can catch this clever cookie. Ticke...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" 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: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Fun & Games!, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

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 "All Ages / Families" group.

Pajama Time (all ages with adult) 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.  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 "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Beginning Graphic Novel Club (5-8 years) RG

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 5-8; 45 min. Registration required.  Pique your interest in word bubbles, interjections, & sequencing, while building vocabulary & reading comprehension. This club introduces the beginning reader to a world of attention grabbing ...
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.

Glenwood D&D Club (Ages 12+)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for a casual D&D game, open to all experience levels, beginners welcome! Missed the first meeting? No problem--this D&D club is designed for flexibility! Ages 12+. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Makerspace Mondays: Ugly Holiday Shirts

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Sew an ugly t-shirt for the holidays. We supply the shirts, felt patches, and lights.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  Sept 18 2023 Holding Pattern by Jenny Xie Oct 16 2023 Permission to Come Home by Jenny T. Wang Nov 20 2023 Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q Sut...