This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby's Play Date (infant-23 months)

10:00am - 11:15am
Savage Branch
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
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Preparation for US Citizenship Exam - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading & Vocabulary For English Language Learners - Adult (In-Person)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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...
This event is in the "Children" group.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
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
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. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
East Columbia Branch
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
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Stunning Gatefold Cards

11:00am - 12:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Create handmade Stunning Gatefold greeting cards for Nurturers using die cuts, patterned papers, stamps, and other embellishments. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
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.

All Together Now (All ages) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
East Columbia Branch
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. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Just for Me (ages 3-5) TK

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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. 
 

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Read with a Ranger [families] TK

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Families (Recommended for ages 2-10).  45-60 min.  Ticket required. Explore the natural world through stories and activities. Learn how to spot the signs of wild animals and see their tracks up close, or silently glide into the world of ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Space

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
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 "Children" group.
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.

The Meetup

3:30pm - 5:30pm
East Columbia Branch
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.

Periodic Build: It's Elemental

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Interact with the fascinating elements in the periodic table! Learn about the structure of the periodic table and how you can infer element characteristics based on periodic trends. Taught by a HiTech instructor. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Video Gaming & Chill

4:15pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult AV Lab

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
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. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Beyond Words in The Enchanted Garden

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature, Health & Wellness, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Step into the fun and active world of Teen Beyond Words, a vibrant and inclusive monthly class designed to spark joy and ignite the imagination of young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will journey t...

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

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Required
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
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 "Teens" group.

Upcycled Clothing Workshop

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ever wanted to wear something but you’ve outgrown it? Or maybe it has a hole or you just consider it “out of style?” We have a solution. The Youth Climate Institute’s Fashion Forward Team will be hosting an event for middle and high school student...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Good Endeavor: A Book Discussion with Author Ned Tillman

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join award-winning author Ned Tillman for a discussion of his book, Good Endeavor.  Following this book discussion, Mr. Tillman presents Historical Fiction as a Lens For the Future, focusing on the value of fiction and non-fiction f...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
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
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.

Historical Fiction as a Lens For the Future

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Award-winning author Ned Tillman discusses how historical fiction provides perspective on the challenges we face today. Tillman is the author of four books-- two non-fiction and two fiction. Tillman discusses the value of both genres for telling the ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

In Other Worlds SFF Book Club (In-Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Welcome science fiction & fantasy enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SFF movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Apr 24: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro May 22: Iron Widow b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

In Other Worlds SFF Book Club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Welcome science fiction & fantasy enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SFF movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Apr 24: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro May 22: Iron Widow b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Romance Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Love to read romance novels? Do you need an escape from reality? Join the Romance Reads Book Discussion! Discuss books by a different romance author each month with other fellow romance readers. You will "zoom" away with new authors and books to a...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Savage 3D Printing Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Interested in 3D printing? Building your own 3D printer at home? Join fellow community members interested in this fun and useful technology to work on 3D design projects, ask questions, share ideas, and learn more about CAD and our Makerbot Method...

In Concert: Celtic Music Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Event Details:
Come and join us for a concert for the whole family!  The Celtic Music Club, featuring Drew Vervan will perform a blend of Celtic classics and modern tunes celebrating Irish and Scottish culture.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Required
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.

English Conversation Class

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
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
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
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 ...