This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Branch
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Event Details:
Celebrate the excitement of Star Wars with DIY crafts, bookmarks and scavenger hunts. Prove yourself to be a true Jedi Knight and you may be knighted. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

High School Diploma For Adults

10:00am - 11:00am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: High School Diploma
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 "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.

Coloring with Friends

10:00am - 11:30am
Central Branch
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adults, 90 minutes, registration required Are you looking for a creative outlet and a chance to meet new people? Join us for coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. Use the sheets and supplies provided or bring your own to...
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 "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:
1st Wednesday’s 10 am-12 pm  Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5  Kahler Hall - Village of Harper’s Choice  5440 Old Tucker Row | Columbia, MD 21044  In case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled    Primer miér...
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: 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
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

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.

Explore and Play [ages 2-5 w/adult]

10:30am - 11:30am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 w/adult. Play with puzzles and toys from the library's toy collection. Check out a toy to take home! ...
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: 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.

Lei Day! (ages 3 & up with adult) TK

11:30am - 12:15pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 3 & up with adult; 30-45 min. Ticket required. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; celebrate the Aloha spirit through Hawaiian stories and make a lei! Ticket required. Tickets available 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.
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:
1st Wednesday of the month; 2 - 3:30 pm Apr 3, May 1 & Jun 5 Howard Crossing Apartment Homes 8732 Town and County Blvd. Ellicott City, MD 21043 At the leasing office or at the grill area and park when weather permits.   Pri...
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.

Illustrate with Procreate

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Have you ever looked at a digital illustration and wondered “How did they do that?”  Learn tips, tricks, and the steps to creating your own illustration in the iPad app, Procreate. 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 "Children" group.

Fairy House Engineering (Ages 6-8, TK)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-8, 45 minutes. TK, Ticketed.   Celebrate May Day by welcoming fairies and other creatures into your garden!  Construct and decorate a fairy house using natural materials.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult AV Lab

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
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. ...

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 "Adults" group.

Books on Tap (book club)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at The Periodic Table. We read and talk about a wide variety of genres, with a focus on books written from diverse points of view. Please reserve a copy for yourself via hclibrary.org. May: The Island of...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books on Tap (book club)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Books on Tap reads across a wide variety of genres and points of view. Since we meet in the community, you are responsible for reserving the following titles for each meeting, most are available in electronic format, too. May: Kantika by Elizabeth...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Books on Tap (book club)

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off Site
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Books on Tap reads across a wide variety of genres and points of view. Since we meet in the community, you are responsible for reserving the following titles for each meeting. Most are available in electronic formats, too. May 1: Kantika by Elizab...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Create by Music - Quilled Paper Flowers

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an evening of fun crafts and conversation as well as music to stimulate those creative juices. Materials will be provided and all skill levels welcome!   Registration preferred.  May - Quilled Paper Flowers ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mother's Day Laser Cut Pendants

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, , Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore how to use the laser cutter/engraver in the Glenwood Makerspace. Create your own pendant or keychain for Mom using a drawing you make in class.  This class is designed for ages 8+. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sensory Friendly Stories [ages 3-5 w/adult] RG

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min.  Registration required. Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome at this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Hatchlings: New Baby and Me (Newborn - 6 months with adult) RG

6:30pm - 7:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults
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 bir...
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.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Authors Gary Pilarchik of @therustedgarden and Dr. Chiara D’Amore discuss their new collaborative book, Growing an Edible Landscape: How to Transform Your Outdoor Space into a Food Garden. Learn how you can convert your lawn and l...
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
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: Patapsco 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 ...