Elkridge Branch

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.

•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

•Future Engineers of America, Local Chapter 3.1415. June 24, 2 p.m. Design, build and test various contraptions. Registration required.

•Save the Chesapeake Bay. June 21, 2 p.m. Local author, illustrator, and teacher Jeff Dombek reads and discusses his new picture book, "How The Oysters Saved The Bay." Games and a craft demonstrate the challenges of keeping this ecosystem clean. Books available for purchase and signing. Ages 6 and older. Registration required.

•Sci-Fi Book Jeopardy. June 30, 7 p.m.

•Teen Fiction Writing Workshop. Tue., June 17, 7 p.m. Registration required. First in a series of three.

Glenwood Branch

2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

•Brick Science. Sat., June 14, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Registration or ticket required.

•Contemporary Literature. First Monday, 7 p.m.

•Diffusion Tie-Dye. June 21 and 23, 3 p.m. Bring a white T-shirt or pair of socks to dye.

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.

•Library Ad Shop. June 27, 3 p.m. Use technology and imagination to create book trailers to pitch favorite books and authors. Ages 13-17. Registration required.

•Sharks: Who's Attacking Whom? June 30, 11 a.m. Find a large shark walking around the library before he spots you. Then, explore shark characteristics, adaptations, instincts, and conservation with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. This class explains how human activity may negatively affect sharks' environments, and it includes specimens. Participants may have the opportunity to touch some specimens. Ages 8 and older. Ticket required.

•The Science of Home Brewing. Thu., June 12, 7 p.m. Learn how to make beer with retired brewer, Art Lydick.

•Tabletop Titans: Battles in the Old World. June 26, 2 p.m. Learn about the tabletop miniatures, combat rules, and tactics of Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop. Bring models to display and use for battle, or use models provided. All are welcome to bring supplies and modeling projects. Ages 14 and older.

Miller Branch

9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.

•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.