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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.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

3D Modeling & Printing

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn how to use Blender, an open-source, 3D design program. Create virtual spaces that, when rendered properly, give the illusion of photographic representation. Applications as diverse as architectural design prototypes, video games, animation, and...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Aeronautics and Aerodynamics

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
Have fun learning about the difference between aeronautics and aerodynamics. Learn basic engineering principles applied to both in a fun way.   See how they apply to everyday life and make your invention take flight. Taught by a HiT...
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
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
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 five...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Code Exploration

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
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 five...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Coding with Digital Art

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
Learn a new fun way to code and create awesome graphics. Designed for beginners with a passion for creativity and ease, learn the technology that it takes all the pro-features away from the eyes to let students focus on the code and see their results...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Dive into Biology

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between you and a microorganism? Were you ever curious about the difference between cellular respiration and photosynthesis? Come explore the diversity of life found within Earth’s atmosphere in this intr...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Minecraft

9:00am - 10:30am
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
Come explore the virtual world of Minecraft!  Compete in a series of individual and team-based challenges.  Suitable for beginners as well as more seasoned players.  Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all five sessions, Mon-F...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Origami

9:00am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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:
Get hands-on experience in the ancient art of paper folding! Students will see how origami can be used to create structures like solar panels, bridges, and packing materials. They will take a close look at tessellating polygons and how, with the art ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Character Design

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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 about the process behind designing your own characters and using illustration software.  Create the look of your character, its costumes and props, and give it a unique personality!   Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Earth Science

11:00am - 12:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
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:
Join this course and become a young scientist. Together we will learn about a wide range of topics about our planet such as the layers of the earth, weather cycles, climates, ecosystems, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, fossils, and much more! ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Java

11:00am - 12:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
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.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Mathplosion: Algebra

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
Come on board. It’s your one stop trip to higher level math! In this course, we’ll be reviewing one-variable statistics and linear equations, inequalities, and systems. We’ll be covering the importance of data displays as well as methods for manipula...
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

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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.

Neuroscience

11:00am - 12:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
The brain is a powerful yet mysterious organ that is waiting to tell you its secrets. Come explore how this machine controls your senses, memories, and sleep. Taking this class will give you a better understanding of how your own brain works and...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Origami

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Science Studio (Carver Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Get hands-on experience in the ancient art of paper folding! Students will see how origami can be used to create structures like solar panels, bridges, and packing materials. They will take a close look at tessellating polygons and how, with the art ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Python

11:00am - 12:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
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 in the first class! Register once for all five sessions, Mon -...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Drawing with Tablets

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
Learn to draw or sketch on a tablet using the latest technologies just like the professionals.  Taught by a HiTech instructor. Register once for all five sessions, Mon-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.

Photography

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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 how the digital single lens reflex camera is engineered to utilize part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call visible light. Obtain hands on experience using a DSLR camera and learn numerous picture -taking techniques. Contribute to a d...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Photoshop

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
From photos to movie posters, what does it take to create print advertisements for Hollywood movies? Focus on the Adobe Photoshop tools needed to create a movie poster. Learn to use layers, layer effects, and filters. Register once for all f...
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
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
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 five sessions, Mon-Fri. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Intro to Python 3

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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:
Join us on an interactive journey through the syntax and functionality of Python 3, learning loops and lists, objects and classes, conditionals, types, variables and more. Please, plan to attend all 4 classes. Debora ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

3D Modeling: Tinkercad

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
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:
Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling by using the program, Tinker Cad.  Practice navigating the software by experimenting with different shapes and scenes.  Register once for all five sessions, Mon - Fri. Registration requested,...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Genetics

3:00pm - 4:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Genetics will introduce students to the basics of Mendelian Genetics. Topics, such as inheritance patterns, genetic diversity, and genetic diseases will be explored using laws derived from Gregor Mendel’s experiments. Punnett Squares, genetics crosse...