Free Workshops for Teens This Summer

July 02, 2019 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Teens 11 to 17 (middle and high school)—explore your interests and learn new skills this summer! Participants that attend each day of their workshop will receive a $25 Visa gift card on the last day. Register online or in a branch a week before the start date.

Creating Adventures With Babysitting

A young boy and his babysitter smiling.

Presented by: Baltimore County 4-H
Description: Do you love kids? Learn the skills needed to be a safe and reliable babysitter and turn those skills into a summer job.
Branch: Cockeysville
Dates: Mondays—July 15, 22 and 29
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Registration opens Monday, July 8.

What’s Next? Planning Your Future

Presented by: Kom, Om Shanti Yoga, First Financial
Description: Tips and techniques for planning what’s next in your life. Topics include goal setting, financial literacy, yoga, meditation and self-reflection.
Branch: North Point 
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 16 to Friday, July 19
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration opens Tuesday, July 9.

Care and Keeping of Pets—Vet Science

Presented by: Baltimore County 4-H
Description: Do you love animals and pets? Learn the basics of vet science for small animals. Hands on activities will show you how to keep furry and scaly family members healthy and happy. Activities will include topics such as pet first aid, anatomy and animal nutrition. 
Branch: Essex 
Dates: Wednesdays—July 17, 24 and 31
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 10.

Drone Academy

Two students working on a drone.

Presented by: Global Air Media
Description: This hands-on workshop gives teens of all experience levels an opportunity to engage with this new and innovative technology. Learn about the real-world application of drones and build one from scratch to keep! 
Branch: Owings Mills
Dates: Monday, July 29 to Wednesday, July 31
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Registration opens Monday, July 22.

Unity Video Game Development

Presented by: Code in the Schools
Description: Learn to make your own video game in the Unity Game Engine.
Branch: Randallstown
Dates: Monday, August 5 to Thursday, August 8
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Registration opens Monday, July 29.

Acting Without a Script: An Introduction to Improv

Presented by: Baltimore Improv Group
Description: Jump into some seriously hilarious improv work while simultaneously learning newfound confidence! Teens will learn a variety of skills ranging from speaking and listening to how to build exciting stories, create fascinating characters, and how to present them through spontaneous improv scenes and games. 
Branch: Loch Raven
Dates and Times: Monday, August 12 to Thursday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to noon and Friday, August 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Registration opens Monday, August 5.

Rocking With Robotics

Presented by: Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc.
Description: Learn basic robot mechanics from expert coaches while working on skills in programming, teamwork and competitive strategy. Develop skills to lead you toward a career in STEM and robotics.
Branch: Arbutus 
Dates: Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Registration opens Monday, August 5.

Unique vs. Traditional: An Introduction to Portrait Photography With a Twist

Presented by: Christina Delgado with Young Audiences of Maryland
Description: Learn about the functions of the camera, composition and portrait photography. Also learn that there are two possible ways to take a portrait—the traditional way and a unique way. 
Branch: Sollers Point 
Dates: Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23
Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Registration opens Monday August 12.

Category: Programming and Events