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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. ...
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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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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. ...
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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...
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Sensory Friendly Stories (ages 3-5 w/adult) TK

11:00am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type:
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required. Only 12 spots available. Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome at this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group.  ...
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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.

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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STEAM Makers: Palindromes (8-11 years) RG

11:30am - 12:30pm
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:
Ages 8-11; 60 min. Registration required. Celebrate Palindrome Day, April 20, 2024, with some recreational mathematics!   ...
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Getty Museum series: Dutch Treat (online)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Book Clubs, Community Events, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Dutch Treat: Holland’s Golden Age of Painting  How did a country as small as Holland produce such an incredible number of artists? Rembrandt, van Ruisdael, de Hooch, and Jan Steen, among others, have given us memorable works of mythology, fie...
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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:
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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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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. ...
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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:
3rd Wednesday of the month; 3:30 - 5:30 pm Apr 17 & May 15 Oakmont Village Apartments 11090 Resort Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043   Tercer miércoles; 3:30 - 5:30 pm 17 de abril, 15 de mayo Oakmont Village Apartments 1109...
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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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DIY Motor/Electromagnet

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Are you curious about electricity or how motors work? Do you want to know how you can make a magnet with just a wire, a nail, and a battery? Join us to tinker and find out how! Taught by a HiTech Instructor.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Video Gaming & Chill

4:15pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Culture & Language
Event Details:
Challenge your friends -  and make new ones - to a round of Mario Kart or Smash Bros. Settle which of your favorite NBA players is truly the GOAT in NBA2k-24. Or check out some of our other great titles for Nintendo Switch and PS5! Not into v...

Black-Eyed Susan Book Club: Chapter Books (grades 4-6 RG)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
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. 60 minutes. RG, registered. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. Copies will be held for registered students at the Central Branch Customer Service Desk. This event is part of a com...
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Black-Eyed Susan Book Club: Picture Books (Grades K5-3)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Students who are ages 5-9 and in grades Kindergarten-3rd. 60 minutes. RG, Registered. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. Copies will be held for registered students at the Central Bran...

Enchanted Garden Youth Corps Ages 9-13

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Experience the different growing seasons in the garden. Learn how to seed, plant, harvest, and tend to vegetables and flowers.  Ages 9-13 4/17, 5/15, 6/26  5pm Please dress for outdoor activity.  WAIVER: To take part, a pare...
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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.....
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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...
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Public Speaking 101 for Teens, Session 3 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 ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (In-person)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist's mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Saltmarsh, despite rumors of fabulous forgotten treasure. What is its si...
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 6-10.  45 min.  Ticket required. Learn all about the history of ship travel and the sinking of the Titanic. Includes stories, activities, and a craft. Tickets available at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.   ...
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The UnBook Reading Group

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Off Site
Open
Required
Offsite Event
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Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
The UnBook Reading Group   Connect with a community of readers without the stress of assigned reading! Bring the book of your choice, read silently in a comfy spot at Backwater Books. Then, wrap up the evening by sharing something interest...
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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!   ...
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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 "Teens" group.

ACT vs. SAT Information Night

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: College & Trade Schools
Registration Required
Event Details:
Attention High School students deciding between the ACT and the SAT! With spring upon us are trying to decide which test may be a better option for you? C2 Education Company will provide a presentation to learn about the differences between the two t...
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Bas Bleu Book Discussion Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Bas Bleu, French for “bluestocking,” refers to an intellectual or literary woman.  We read a variety of literary fiction, and all are welcome – not just bluestockings! Join us for a discussion of the following books: April 17 -  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Every other month, HCLS collaborates to host an online Roundtable dedicated to showcasing a local business owned by a Person of Color in Howard County. These sessions serve as a platform for business owners or entrepreneurs to share their unique expe...
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Cookbook Corner at East Columbia Branch

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Marvin Thomas Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore various culinary cuisines/chefs of the world. A new cuisine/chef every month. This month's cuisine is Middle Eastern. Pick-up any Middle Eastern cookbook at the library, cook some recipes and come have a culinary discussion. Store bought...
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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...
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Nonfiction Book Club (in-person)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Savage Branch
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. March 15 - We Don't Know Ourselves: A personal history of modern Ireland by Fintan O'Toole April 19 - What an Owl Knows: The new scienc...
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Nonfiction Book Club (online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. March 15 - We Don't Know Ourselves: A personal history of modern Ireland by Fintan O'Toole April 19 - What an Owl Knows: The new s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

On The Same Page: Free Minds Poetry Feedback Event

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
April is Second Chance Month:  Using poetry to connect incarcerated youth and adults with their communities What is On The Same Page? Free Minds members who are now home read and discuss their own poetry and those of members still i...
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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...
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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 ...