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English for Beginners - 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 for beginning English language learners.  It focuses on learning vocabulary and developing listening and reading, speaking and writing skills.  It meets in the Tapestry Room in HCLS Central Branch. You'll rec...
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Pins and Needles

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:
Looking for dedicated time to work on projects? Bring stitching you'd like to finish, connect with others, and share ideas and tips. Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 pm. ...
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Speaking & Listening For English Language Learners - 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 virtual class is designed for adult English language learners. Practice speaking skills in a supportive environment. Students read one short story each week and discuss it in class. Plenty of opportunities are provided to practice both spea...
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This virtual class is designed for adult English language learners who are interested in working as Certified Medical Assistants.  Participants learn about the work setting, responsibilities, potential earnings, and a pathway to advance in the field....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Just For Me (3-6 years) 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:
JUST FOR ME Ages 3-6; 30 min. For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Limited Attendance. Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes befo...
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Play Partners [infant-23 months with 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:

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (Ages 0- 23 Months) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children

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 given out 15 minutes prior to class. ...
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Play Partners (Ages 0-23 Months), TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Glenwood Branch
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners [infant-23 months with 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:

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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

German Conversation Club (In-Person)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. We are meeting every second Thursday at noon in-person at East Columbia branch, and at 4 PM online via Zoom. For your convenience please register ...
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Classroom Ready (ages 3-5, RG)

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 years; 30 mins.  RG, Registration required.  Preschoolers start practicing going to class on their own.  They will learn to follow rules and routines, understand feelings, and talk about stories.  They may also learn a...
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F.I.G. aka Friends in the Garden [ages 4-6 with adult] RG

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 4-6, with adult.  45 min.  Registration required. Register once for all 3 sessions. Cultivate learning by working together on a garden project.  Make new friends and learn about the animal friends that help plants grow. ...
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What's On Your Shelf? Fiction and Nonfiction Book Chat

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Share fiction and/or nonfiction titles that are on your bookshelf and we will share titles from our shelves. If you don't have a title to share, find inspiration in what others recommend and start building your reading list. Readers also have the ...
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Craft Works: Blackout Poetry

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Let your creativity shine in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Join us every month to learn about different art media and explore new techniques. This month’s featured project is: Blackout Poetry! Complete a poem in honor of National Po...
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Make It: Reusable Tote Bag

2:00pm - 3:30pm
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...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Space

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community Events, DIY & Makerspace, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
After school supervised safe-space for middle and high school students. Socialize with peers, do homework, or enjoy optional games, crafts, and other activities. Healthy snacks provided while supplies last. Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

The Meetup

3:30pm - 5:30pm
East Columbia Branch
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create. ...
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German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Meet via Zoom every second Thursday of the month.  Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. This email will also co...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

AV Lab

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
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. Grades 6-12.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Spiro Art (ages 11 - 15)

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Registration Required. Ages 11 - 15. Do you love creating beautiful patterns with geometric shapes and colors? If so, this is the class for you! Spirograph is a tool that allows you to draw intricate curves by moving a pen inside a circle that rot...
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Crazy 8’s: Math Club for 3rd - 5th 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:
3rd - 5th 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 ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Action Board Meeting

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have ideas for future teen classes and events? Want to help with our teen collections by making suggestions and being a beta reader? Want to hang with other cool library teens and earn service hours? If you yelled yes for any or all of these quest...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Paragraph Pals: Crash! (ages 6-9) RG

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 45-60 min. Registration required. For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. After reading the title, join us for fun activities that include reading comprehension exercises and games. We will discuss Crash!&...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Connect 2.0 - Design & Decorate a Craft Stick Paper Lantern

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
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STEM Fun: Exploration Stations (Families) TK

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Families; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required. Explore and engage in various STEM activities through self-guided stations. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English for Beginning 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 beginning 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 to...
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Pajama Time (all ages) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

PAJAMA TIME

All ages with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

A class before bedtime. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. Children may wear their pajamas and bring their loveys and blankets.   

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

Event Details:
Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...
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Dog Man Trivia-night 451 (6-11 years) TK

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 6-11; 60 min. Ticket required. Calling all Dav Pilkey fans to the ultimate Dog Man trivia tournament! Winners walk away with prizes and prestige! Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Lifehacks: Decluttering and Spring Cleaning

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, Gardening & Nature, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us to learn simple tips to make your life easier and more economical. This class, which will meet every other month, will offer information based on themes at each meeting.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Warning Graphic Content (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 2nd Thursdays 7 - 8 pm. April 11 The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V May 9 Legends of Red Sonja Vol. 1 by Various Authors June 13 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles July 11 ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

World Languages Cafe

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
In collaboration with Columbia Association, Howard County Library System's Miller Branch hosts a monthly World Languages Café, on the 2nd Thursday evening, from 7 - 8:45 pm. Established by the Columbia Association’s International Exchange & Mu...
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Intermediate ESL - 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 at intermediate levels. The classes meet twice a week on Tue. & Thur., 7-9pm.  If you're new to this program, you will receive an email invitation to attend an orientation. This orientati...
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for adult English language learners. Improve your English language knowledge with evidence-based strategies that build your reading skills. Instruction focuses on reading speed, word patterns, vocabulary, and reading comprehens...