This event is in the "Adults" group.

English for Beginners - 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 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pins and Needles

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

Speaking & Listening For English Language Learners - 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 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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
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...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners [infant-23 months with adult] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
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
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...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (Ages 0- 23 Months) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
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. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (Ages 0-23 Months), TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Glenwood Branch
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
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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools, Community Events, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
How do we prepare ourselves for "unthinkable" change? How do we ready our teams and organizations for "unimaginable" future events? Find out in this interactive session with New York Times bestselling author and Institute for the Future research dire...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Classroom Ready (ages 3-5, RG)

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Required
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...
This event is in the "Children" group.

F.I.G. aka Friends in the Garden [ages 4-6 with adult] RG

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
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. ...
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 "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.

Forensic Science: Biology

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever wondered what goes on during a crime scene investigation? Join us to learn the techniques forensic scientists use to crack a case. April 25 - Join us to celebrate National DNA Day to learn about forensic DNA analysis! Taught by a ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

AV Lab

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
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
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 Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss alongside fellow teen bookworms! This month’s title is The Other Merlin by Robyn Schneider. Pick up a copy at the Glenwood Branch customer service desk, or online via Libby.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Connect 2.0 - Create River Rock Mandala Art

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Health & Wellness, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Windows & Mirrors Book Club (ages 11-13) RG

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Ages 11-13. Registration required. Read and discuss books with diverse viewpoints that tackle tough issues, such as finding and establishing identity. Pick up your copy of our next book at the Central Branch Customer Service Desk. De...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Make Your Own Plant Markers with the Laser Cutter

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, , Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Keep track of what’s blooming in your garden.  Using the Makerspace laser cutter-engraver, create a custom reusable plant marker for your garden.  All materials will be provided.  Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guar...
This event is in the "Children" group.

STEM Fun: Exploration Stations (Families) TK

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
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.

Encore Cinema

6:30pm - 8:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: East Columbia Other Location
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music
Registration Required
Event Details:
ENCORE CINEMA at Howard County Library System and East Columbia Branch & 50+ Center presents "see-again" worthy DVD movies on a large screen!  Doors open at 6:15pm. Thursday April 25  Viva Las Vegas   Lucky Jackson arr...
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mah Jongg 101

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott 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
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 "Adults" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discuss LGBTQ-related books and make new friends in a queer- & trans-affirming group setting. All identities and all ages (18+) are welcome. Copies of the discussion title are available for pick-up from the Central Branch; ask for a copy at th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DIY Window Screen Repair

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us to learn to repair your torn or damaged window and door screens to take in the cool spring breeze. This class will include a discussion of window screen types and the tools necessary to replace screen in aluminum frames. Bring your one window...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intermediate ESL - 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 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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...