This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby's Play Date (infant-23 months)

10:00am - 11:00am
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.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
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.

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.

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

Move and Groove (all ages with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

All ages; 30 min.

Come experience the joys of music and movement. 

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: 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.

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. 

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.

Just For Me (3-6 years) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
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.

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

Move and Groove (all ages with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:

All ages; 30 min.

Come experience the joys of music and movement. 

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: 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Beyond Words at East Columbia Branch

1:00pm - 3:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Health & Wellness, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Step into the fun and active world of Beyond Words, a vibrant and inclusive monthly class designed to spark joy and ignite the imagination of young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Rainbow Pride (ages 8-11) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:

Ages 8-11; 30 - 45 min. Ticket Required.

Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride month with some wonderful related reads, activities, and a rainbow craft!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Light but not Fluffy

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
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

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Help us decorate the library by constructing and decorating a plane that will "take off" on a summer reading adventure. Then build and customize a plane of your own to take home!

This event is in the "Children" group.

What is Vexillology? (5-11 years) TK

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:

Ages 5-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

On this Summer Reading adventure we'll explore countries, their flags, and, the four color theorem.

Tickets available 15 minutes before class.

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

Pretty Pastels (ages 11 - 14)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Required
Event Details:

Ages 11 - 14. Registration required.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Java Jumpstart - Ayuri Engineering

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, College & Trade Schools, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Day 3 of 3 day series

📚🚀 Introducing Java Jumpstart: Your Path to Java Programming Excellence! 🚀📚 

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Due to increased popularity of D&D Club, we are capping the number of players at maximum of 15 and it is first come, first served. Doors open 15 minutes before game time.
This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club [ages 7-9] RG

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Journey Into Artificial Intelligence (AI)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Required
Event Details:

Learn more about key concepts of modern artificial intelligence with a gentle (and hands-on) look on how to find and utilize artificial intelligence (AI), open-source resources. 

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

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type:

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.

An AI-Generated Trivia Night Adventure

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, History & Genealogy
Required
Event Details:

Join us for an evening of mind-bending fun as we dive into the world of artificial intelligence with our AI-Generated Trivia Night! Prepare to be challenged and entertained by a unique array of questions crafted by AI technology.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Carl Sagan Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Required
Event Details:

The English Conversation Club (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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

High School Diploma For Adults

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Event Details:

Earn a Maryland high school diploma for adults!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (In-Person)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events
Required
Event Details:

 

 

Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!
 

Jun 20: To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Online Classes & Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Required
Event Details:

 

 

Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!
 

Jun 20: To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Thursday Next Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Grist Mill Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:

Join us to discuss Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

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

Songs of Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Off Site
Open
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, History & Genealogy, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Required
Event Details:

Harriet Tubman's story comes alive through traditional code songs, modern melodies, and authentic narration.  Journey along the Underground Railroad with historian Linda Harris as she chronicles her annual charity walks through the lens of lo