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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 Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. This is a hybrid event, so if you would like to attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibrary.org. ...
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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....
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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.

3, 2, Fun (ages 2-3 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: , Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 2-3 years with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Preschoolers develop skills for talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.  Free ticket available at the children's desk 15 minutes b...
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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.

Noontime Books--IN PERSON

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central Branch
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Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez, at 12PM on April 18, 2024 at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a copy to re...
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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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Light but not Fluffy

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss light-hearted books that will make us smile. The books will talk about love, hope, and grace. They will include humor, and perhaps some snark, to spice things up. It will be fun! Join us.  3rd Thursdays: 2 - 3 pm Join for ...
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Bingo Social

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
B-I-N-G-O! Get sociable and win prizes. Compete and converse with other bingo fans.  Games will be held on a rotating Thursday schedule at all branches, so please make note of the location for each date. Click the branch name below to registe...
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. ...
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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. ...
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 "Children" group.

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 ...
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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
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 "Children" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club [ages 7-9] RG

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read Treemendous : diary of a not yet mighty oak by Bridget Heos (which can be picked up at the Miller Branch children's desk after registering) before the meeting. Join our d...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Cancelled

CANCELED Life Skills: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle (and make a cool craft!)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Savage Branch
Required
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Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Join the Howard County Recycling Division to learn the 3 R's to help keep our planet healthy, and practice reusing by making a cool t-shirt bag made out of...you guessed it...an old t-shirt that avoided the landfill! Open to middle school stu...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages. 60 Minutes. Ticket required. In celebration of the Month of the Military Child (April) and Military Appreciation Month (May), several Maryland library systems this Spring are offering a special reading event for military and veteran fami...
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Thursday Next Book Club @ Backwater Books

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Other Location
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us to discuss Hidden Valley Road, Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker   Please note:  just this meeting we will be meeting off site at Backwater Books, 8156 Main Street, Ellicott City ...
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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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mah Jongg 101

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
With this 2-week series, discover the basics of the challenging game of Mah Jongg. It is a game of skill, strategy, calculation and involves a degree of chance. Week 1, learn about the tiles and an overview of the National Mah Jon...
This event is in the "Children" group.

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.   ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

April Showers Trivia: Spring Brainpower!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
As the weather warms up, seize the perfect opportunity to stimulate your mind with some fun and fascinating trivia! Join us for an exciting evening of questions and challenges that will test your knowledge and spark your curiosity. Perhaps you w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

High School Diploma For Adults

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Event Details:
Earn a Maryland high school diploma for adults! Join this information session to learn about the entry requirements, program structure, and support resources available to eligible adults in Maryland, free of charge, through Howard County Library Syst...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Learn Astronomy: Black Holes

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
What is a black hole? Can you get sucked in and lost forever? Find out and learn more about the astronomical phenomenon of black holes. Homeschoolers welcome. Younger siblings and parents invited to attend with teen participant.   ...
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Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (In-Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Closed
Required
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Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!   Mar 21: Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse Apr 18: South to America by Imani Perry May 16: Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World by Alexan...
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Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (Online)

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:
    Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!   Apr 18: South to America by Imani Perry May 16: Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World by Alexander William   This is a hybrid book...
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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...