HCLS 5-Star Showcase - free outdoor event!

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Registration for this event will close on October 2, 2021 @ 2:00pm.

Program Description

Event Details

Registration is FREE and open to the public! 

Saturday, October 2 

2 - 5 pm 

HCLS East Columbia Branch  

(Free on-site and overflow parking at Cradlerock School) 

Let’s make new memories! 

We are celebrating and you are invited. HCLS is a Five Star Library, as ranked by Library Journal for excellence, because of our services, initiatives, and most importantly - you! 

Bring your family and friends, and meet us outdoors for a great time. We have fun activities and interactive experiences planned for your entire group!  

Whether you want to give the 360° photo booth a spin, get hands-on with HiTech carnival games and flex your skills in a Ten80 race, grab a meal from a food truck to sit and take in tunes from the live DJ, enjoy a cozy storytime and kids crafts at our new Pop-up Library, or just relax in one of our outdoor lounges and connect with someone new, we can’t wait to see you there.  

More to check out: 

  • adult spelling bee 

  • art gallery   

  • displays 

  • DIY demo 

  • family-friendly crafts  

  • giveaways  

  • kids' crafts 

  • selfie stations / photo-ops 

  • and more! 

Register for FREE right here!


*You can start your fun early at Community Circles, a catered boxed lunch and discussion featuring Trent Day Hall, from the Howard County Office of Human Rights and Equity, to celebrate five years at the Longest Table.  

For tickets and more info, click here


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