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Baby's Play Date (infant-23 months)

10:00am - 11:15am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Abacus Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!,
Event Details:
Allow 20 min. Play with our toys, read a board book, and visit with others. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

American English Pronunciation - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners. Improve your spoken English as we focus on listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on everyday pronunciation, intonation, and stress, as well as unique American rhythms. You'll re...
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Library Branch: Mobile Branch
Room: ORK
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Events,

On the Road to Kindergarten (ORK) and a Children's Class

Children, infants to age 5, with parents & caregivers. 

The library is coming to your neighborhood. It’s free! Help prepare your young children for kindergarten. 

  • Attend a children's class

  • Borrow books and other items like activity kits and toys 

  • Learn about community resources 

  • Use our free Wi-Fi 

More information: hclibrary.org/ork 

 

¡La biblioteca llega a su vecindario! 

Niños, bebés hasta los 5 años con padres y cuidadores. 

  • Asista a una clase para niños con el personal de la biblioteca. 

  • Pedir prestados libros y otros artículos. 

  • Pedir prestados kits de actividades y juguetes 

  • Obtenga más información sobre los recursos comunitarios. 

  • Utilice nuestro wi-fi gratuito 

Más información: hclibrary.org/ork 

Event Details:
2nd Wednesdays; 10 am - 12 pm    Apr 10 & May 8 HoCo Family Support Center 9790 Patuxent Woods Dr Columbia, MD 21046 In case of inclement weather, the visit may be cancelled.   Segundo miércoles;  10 am - 12 pm&n...
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Preparation for US Citizenship Exam - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners who are interested in taking the US citizenship exam. You'll receive an email invitation to attend an orientation first.  This orientation is required for all participants. Email prolit@h...
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Reading & Vocabulary For English Language Learners - Adult (In-Person)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is an in-person class designed for adult English language learners. Improve your reading level and English language knowledge with evidence-based strategies that build your reading skills. Instruction focuses on reading speed, word patterns, voc...
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3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music,

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 years with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Preschoolers get ready for school by doing things like talking, singing songs and rhymes, doing finger plays, and listening to stories. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Time For Us (18 months-3 years with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:
Event Details:
TIME FOR US Ages 18 months-3 years with adult; 30 min. Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
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Time for Us [ages 18-35 months w/adult] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

TIME FOR US

Ages 18-35 months with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Toddlers gain coordination and control when using small and large muscles through stories, music, movement, fingerplays, rhyme, and playtime activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

Event Details:
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Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

Event Details:
Ticket required.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Hatchlings: New Baby and Me

10:30am - 11:30am
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Infants birth-6 months with adult. 45-60 minutes. Registration required, one per household. Welcome home, baby! Hatchlings: New Baby and Me is an interactive four-week early literacy class series for parents/caregivers with newborns from birth - 6...

Magic is Science! (ages 7 - 9) TK

11:00am - 11:45am
Glenwood Branch
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Explores principles of science by participating in magic tricks and cool demonstrations. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Acrylic Painting Workshop w/ J. Scott

11:00am - 1:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
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3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music,

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 years with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Preschoolers get ready for school by doing things like talking, singing songs and rhymes, doing finger plays, and listening to stories. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Sensory Friendly Stories & Fun (3-5 years with adult) RG

11:30am - 12:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required. Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome at this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Time for Us [ages 18-35 months w/adult] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

TIME FOR US

Ages 18-35 months with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

Toddlers gain coordination and control when using small and large muscles through stories, music, movement, fingerplays, rhyme, and playtime activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

Event Details:
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Paint and Plant (ages 6-9) TK

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. (Limited to 24 children) Celebrate Earth Day early with stories, songs and a special garden craft: paint a clay pot and then fill it with a plant seed. Dress for mess. Tickets available 15 minutes...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Live!

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Other Location
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Live DJ! Free pizza! Giant, blow up basketball! Life-sized games! Upcycle jewelry! Digital scavenger hunt, video game tournaments, anime, and snacks! Teens take over the entire Elkridge branch! Register to secure a spot, or drop in on the day of t...
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All Together Now (All ages) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
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Just for Me (ages 3-5) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!,

JUST FOR ME

Ages 3-5; 30 min.  Ticket required

Preschoolers go to class on their own.  They will learn to follow rules and routines, understand feelings, and talk about stories.  They may also learn about shapes and numbers, use scissors, draw and write, make guesses about what is going to happen, learn about the world, and be creative. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class. 
 

 

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Sensory Safari (ages 2-5 w/ adult)

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 with adult. TK, ticketed. Free tickets available 15 minutes before class. Let’s have fun learning about senses! Discover how animals use their senses!   Contact with an animal may occur.  Presented by The Maryland Zoo i...
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What is a Mint? (7-11 years) TK

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 7-11; 60 min. Ticket required.  What is a Mint? No, not the kind you eat! Be a numismatist for a day! Learn about money from around the world through history, stories, and trivia, and explore the money museum virtually! Ticket require...
This event is in the "Children" group.
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Library Branch: Mobile Branch
Room: ORK
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Events,

On the Road to Kindergarten (ORK)

Children, infants to age 5, with parents & caregivers. 

The library is coming to your neighborhood. It’s free! Help prepare your young children for kindergarten. 

  • Borrow books and other items like activity kits and toys. 

  • Learn about community resources. 

  • Use our free Wi-Fi. 

More information: hclibrary.org/ork 

 

¡La biblioteca llega a su vecindario! 

Niños, bebés hasta los 5 años con padres y cuidadores. 

  • Pida prestado libros y otros artículos. 

  • Pida prestado kits de actividades y juguetes. 

  • Obtenga más información sobre los recursos comunitarios. 

  • Utilice nuestro wi-fi gratuito. 

Más información: hclibrary.org/ork 

Event Details:
Wednesdays  3:30 - 5:30 pm Apr 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, Jun 12 & 26 Deep Run Mobile Park 6551 Old Waterloo Rd. Elkridge, MD 21075 At the pool area. In case of inclement weather, the visit may be cancelled.   M...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Digital Duality: A Tour of AI's Pros and Pitfalls

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Artificial Intelligence, often abbreviated as AI, is a rapidly advancing field of technology that enables machines to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. From virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to self-driving cars and recomm...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sinking the Titanic (ages 9-12)

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Ages 9-12. Registration required. Explore the upcoming anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic as we experiment with STEM concepts and discover what went wrong on that fateful night.     ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult AV Lab

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Drop-in to use the equipment in the A/V Studio! Record and mix music or create and edit movies with the help of a HiTech Instructor. No registration required. ...

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

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or 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 cool stuff, play fun games, solve mysterious puzzles, or make music.....
This event is in the "Children" group.

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

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Kindergarten- 2nd grade; 45-60 min. 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 the same ti...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Create by Music - Washi Tape Wall Decor

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of fun crafts and conversation as well as music to stimulate those creative juices. Materials will be provided and all skill levels welcome!   Registration preferred.  April - Washi Tape Wall Decor ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Public Speaking 101 for Teens, Session 2 of 3

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: College & Trade Schools
Event Details:
Ages 14-18. Practice public speaking with Toastmasters International Member and Author Valarie R. Austin. This three-class series explores the fundamentals of good public speaking skills. Through improvisational exercises, participants will apply ...

Heavy Medals Book Club (grades 4-5) RG

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Grades 4-6. RG, Registration required. 60 minutes. Read and discuss award-winning chapter books and participate in book-related activities. Books must be checked out and read before the meeting. Copies will be held for registered students at the C...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages. Allow 30 min. Are you ready to level up your gaming skills and have some fun? Stop by and play different video games that are fun for the whole family!   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English for Intermediate Language Learners - Adult (In-Person)

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class an in-person class designed for intermediate English language learners who wish to improve their English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  The class meets in HCLS Central Branch. You'll receive an email invitation...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of mystery novels.  February: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris March: The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter April: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich May: The...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Club Savage

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of mystery novels.  February: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris March: The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter April: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich May: The...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Britain’s Royal Navy took 11,000 American sailors captive during the Revolutionary War. They spent months or years buried from the world in prisons in England, Ireland, and Scotland—held indefinitely under the terms of a 1777 law that desig...
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Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Prerequisite: Korean for Beginners. Registration required. Ages 18+. Continue learning Korean in this 12-week class taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Spea...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make It: Reusable Tote Bag

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn to make a handy reusable tote bag for Earth Day. Use it for books, shopping, a day at the beach and more! We provide the sewing machine, tools, and fabric for a project. You just need to show up and create. Prior experience with using a sewi...
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English Conversation Class

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Grist Mill Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
The English Conversation Class (ECC) provides opportunities for adult English language learners to practice speaking and listening skills, increase fluency, improve pronunciation skills, and build confidence to think and speak English in a relaxed an...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English As A Second Language Levels 1, 2 & 3 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
These classes are for adult English language learners from beginning to low intermediate levels. The classes meet twice a week on Mon. & Wed., 7-9pm.  If you're new to this program, you will receive an email invitation to attend an orientati...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class (in-person)

7:45pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm ...