This event is in the "Adults" group.

Everyday English Conversation-Adult (In-person)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Adult ESOL, Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is an in-person, drop-in class for adult English language learners.  Practice English conversational skills and discuss topics ranging from small talk and common interests to life, work and current events. The class meets in the HCLS Centra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading, Writing & Grammar - 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 is a class for English language learners. It focuses on essential English grammar and on the basics of writing for work and personal communication. Each class session will focus on one or two concepts of grammar and allo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

3, 2, Fun! [ages 2-3 with adult] TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

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.

Event Details:
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This event is in the "Children" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, , Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein 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 (infant-23 mos with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

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. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

3, 2, Fun! ( Ages 2-3 with Adult) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell 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.

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets will be issued 15 minutes prior to class starting. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Terrific Tuesdays (Ages 18 mos - 3 years 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:
Event Details:
Ages 18 mos - 3 years with adult; 20 - 30 minutes. Stories, songs and play time. Ticket required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, , Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 mos with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

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.

3, 2, Fun! [ages 2-3 with adult] TK

11:30am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

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.

Event Details:
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This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading Cafe (Book Discussion Group)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join a lively, literary conversation in person! Jan: Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See Feb: Becoming by Michelle Obama Mar: Apr: May: ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

All By Myself (Ages 4-6) TK

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music,

ALL BY MYSELF

Ages 4-6; 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 are available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

 

Event Details:
Tickets required. Tickets issued 15 minutes before the beginning of class. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

All By Myself [ages 4-6] TK

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

ALL BY MYSELF

Ages 4-6; 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 are available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

 

Event Details:
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This event is in the "Children" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Little Learners (ages 3-5 with adult) TK

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning.  Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
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.

ArtTech

4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio B (Lab)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Graphic design and digital art guidance provided as you work on your own digital art, with access digital drawing applications such as Procreate and Autodesk Sketchbook.  Students will get hands-on experience with hardware like the Apple iPad Pr...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dive into Biology!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between you and a microorganism? Were you ever curious about the difference between cellular respiration and photosynthesis? Come explore the diversity of life found on our planet! April 30 - Celebrate...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Tutoring Tuesdays: Math Made Easy!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Do you struggle with math homework or tests? Do you want to improve your math skills and confidence? If you answered yes, then this is the perfect class for you! "Tutoring Tuesdays: Math Made Easy!" is geared towards middle school and high school stu...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Video Gaming & Chill

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
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! And if you...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pequeños Lectores (Bilingual) (Ages 6-9) TK

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Culture & Language
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 30 min. Ticket required. Únete a un tiempo Lectura en Español nivel Basico y diviértete con actividades relacionadas con el libro de la semana. Join us for Easy-to-Read Stories in Spanish, and have fun with activities related to the b...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Unplugged Code Club (5-8 years) TK

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
5-8 years ; 60 min. Ticket Required. Join us for fun, hands-on activities that will help you learn the foundation of computer science coding without the use of technology. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Circle: Celebrations

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
The HCPSS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) and the Howard County Library System cordially invite you to join us in a community building circle. Dinner will be provided from 5:00-5:30PM followed by community building circles from 5:30...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Culture & Language
Event Details:
Ages 8-12; 30 min. Ticket required. Join us for an informal Spanish conversation and homework assistance time. We will practice basic phrases and vocabulary. *This class is designed for students with a basic understanding of Spanish up to a med...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime & Game Hangout

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, DIY & Makerspace, Crafts, Fun & Games!, , Tech Skills or STEAM,
Event Details:
Ages: 11 - 18. Meet up with fellow fans and discuss your favorite series/games. We will be watching anime together, having game demos, making art/crafts, and exploring some Japanese language/cultural tie-ins. Drop-ins encouraged and welcomed! AG...
This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Team [ages 7-10] RG

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Miller Branch
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 7-10.  45 min.  Registration required.  Work together in small groups investigating hands on STEAM activities. Please register for each class separately. Registration for this class begins Wednesday, April 24 @ ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Family Fun at Your Library (Families)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
All ages. Allow 30 min. Explore hands-on, interactive activities for family members of all ages. These weekly activities develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and literacy skills. Each week offers a different set of activi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mah Jongg Meet Up

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Join us for friendly games of Mah Jongg with players of all levels of experience.  We have both American and Asian sets available! 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings: April 9 and 30 (2nd and 5th Tuesday) May 14 and 28 June 11 and 25 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English For Beginning English 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 is an in-person class for beginning adult English language learners. It meets weekly in HCLS Central Branch. You will receive an email invitation to attend an orientation. This orientation is required for all participants. Email prolit@hcli...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pajama Time (families) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children

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.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Practice ACT Scoreback

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: College & Trade Schools
Event Details:
Students who took the ACT practice test on Sat, April 27 can pick up their results anytime between 7-8 pm. Contact information for C2 Education Testing Company will be provided to answer questions. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art Workshop: Birds

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Enjoy a relaxing evening of art, and learn tips and tricks for drawing and painting your favorite birds. ...
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...