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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.

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 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-10. Ticket required. Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with LEGO ™ blocks. ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Summer STEAM [ages 6-10] TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required. Dive into Science, Technology, Art and Math and explore the Oceans of Possibilities within our world. New topics each week. Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. ...
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
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley 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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Creativity Lab: Watercolor Wonders!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Do you like art? Are you looking for a new adventure?  Join us as we explore watercolor pencil and paint techniques, then create a piece of art using our template or completely on your own. ARTSHOW: Leave your art, or bring back your complete...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Straw Structure STEM (ages 9-12) RG

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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)
Program Type: STEM / 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 "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Summer book meetup - high school edition

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Meet up with other high school book lovers to discuss and dissect what you are reading over the summer in an outdoor setting.  Please bring a copy of your book(s) to the meetup as well as a summary, a reaction piece, a poem, a song, a piece of a...
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...
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 "All Ages / Families" group.

Celebrate Frida Kahlo!

3:30pm - 4:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Event Details:
Please join us and celebrate Frida Kahlo with a story and a craft.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Dungeons and Dragons: Library Fortress Campaign

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adventurers Wanted! Treasure, lore, and knowledge await. Join a campaign to unlock the secrets within Candlekeep's ancient tomes. Each manuscript transports readers to a story of danger, magic, and mystery. Please plan to lend your talents to all 7 s...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), 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:
Ticket required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Stress Free STEAM (In Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Feeling stressed?  Relieve some of that tension and join us for Stress Free STEAM for Adults. Activities vary each month.  This month we will explore the history and science of the unique woven fabric known as gauze before crafting an oc...
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...