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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.
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Oceans of Possibilities Summer Kahoot! Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

08/08/2022 @ 10:00am - 08/31/2022 @ 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Calling all Summer READers: are you ready to read, learn and play trivia? Each month we will release a new Kahoot!  You can play anytime during the month. After registering with an email address, you will receive the link and instructions to pla...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 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: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 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: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning. ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Fun at Your Library (Families) TK

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
All ages. Allow 30 min. Explore hands-on, interactive activities for family members of all ages. These weekly activities develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and literacy skills. Each week offers a different set of activi...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out our collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages 11-18 ...
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.

Sun Prints - Creating with Cyanotype Paper

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Outdoor Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discover 19th-century print-making techniques during this hands on class. Using the sun and treated paper, create your own unique cyanotype print with found objects. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials provided.  Note: This o...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for 3rd - 5th Grade

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
3rd - 5th grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships a...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

90s Hip Hop Dance Party

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
  Join our dance party featuring clean and classic 90s hip hop! ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Work in teams or alone to create an ocean animal out of recycled materials. Registration is required. Materials are provided. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Computer Skills Open Lab

10:30am - 12:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
If you’re looking to improve your computer skills, then visit our computer skills open lab! Boost your technical knowledge by getting hands-on assistance with topics such as:   Basic computer skills   Using t...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Discover the Solar System (ages 6-9) TK

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 30-45 min. Ticket required. Enjoy a story about space then use resources from NASA to complete fun activities and learn about the Solar System. Bring home a souvenir from your trip around the galaxy! ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Paper Roller Coasters (ages 10-14) RG

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 10 - 14. Registration required.  Work in teams to engineer roller coasters using paper and cardboard materials. Tackle basic physics problems as you determine who has the most innovative design. Race marbles through your finished rolle...
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.

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Gardening & Environment, 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 Curriculum...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

The Oceans of Possibilities Film Festival (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Movies, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Celebrate the hard work and talent of Elkridge's emerging filmmakers' Oceans of Possibilities shorts. Watch the world premiers of these amazing films and special recognition will be given to participants, including Best Picture.  Please regis...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Makerspace Demo - Turning Drawings into Keepsakes

11:00am - 11:30am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Makerspace, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
The Makerspace is taking crafting to a whole new level. Discover how the laser cutter/engraver can take a simple drawing and turn it into a  treasured memento during this drop-in, Makerspace demonstration.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

STEM Fun: Code & Go Robot Mouse (ages 6-9) TK

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Maximum of 12 participants.  Explore the science of coding and programming with Colby, the programmable mouse.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (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: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  Tickets required. Tickets issued 15 minutes before the beginning of class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Brain Fitness: Numbers Edition

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Challenge your thinking with number puzzles and games.  Register with an email address to receive puzzles to do at home, too!  Questions? Email us: HCLS.BrainFitness@hclibrary.org. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 with adult; all 30 minutes. Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class begins. Create different structures with various types of blocks that stimulate and encourage children to explore and investigate. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Computer Basics

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
New to using computers? This class will introduce some basic computer terminology and lead you through some basic practice activities like opening and saving files and folders, searching the Internet, and creating an email account using Gma...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

LEGO™ Live! (ONLINE)

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Designed for ages 9-12; 45 minutes. Registration required. Do you love to build with LEGO bricks? Join us online to receive challenges, create your designs and share with the group. If you don't have LEGO, build with whatever you have available! A...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

5:15pm - 6:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Kindergarten- 2nd grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships at ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 9-12; 60 minutes. Registration required. Calling all LEGO™ bricks fans! Receive your challenges for the day and work individually or in groups to create and engineer designs with LEGO™ blocks. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 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: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness), STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  ...