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Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (In-person)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tech Lab (MIL) at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist's mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Sa

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist's mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Saltmarsh, despite rumors of fabulous forgotten treasure. What is its si...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Don't Let History Be a Mystery: Titanic! [ages 6-10] TK

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Miller Children's Classroom at Miller Branch
Program Type:
History & Genealogy
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 6-10.  45 min.  Ticket required. Learn all about the history of ship travel and the sinking of the Titanic. Includes stories, activities, and a craft. Tickets

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 6-10.  45 min.  Ticket required. Learn all about the history of ship travel and the sinking of the Titanic. Includes stories, activities, and a craft. Tickets available at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The UnBook Reading Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The UnBook Reading Group   Connect with a community of readers without the stress of assigned reading! Bring the book of your choice, read silently in a comfy spot at Ba

Open
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
The UnBook Reading Group   Connect with a community of readers without the stress of assigned reading! Bring the book of your choice, read silently in a comfy spot at Backwater Books. Then, wrap up the evening by sharing something interest...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Family Fun at Your Library: Video Game Night (Families)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Studio at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Everyone
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!  

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: 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)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy) at Central Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
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

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.

ACT vs. SAT Information Night

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pindell Room at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
College & Trade Schools
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Attention High School students deciding between the ACT and the SAT! With spring upon us are trying to decide which test may be a better option for you? C2 Education Company will p

Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: College & Trade Schools
Registration Required
Event Details:
Attention High School students deciding between the ACT and the SAT! With spring upon us are trying to decide which test may be a better option for you? C2 Education Company will provide a presentation to learn about the differences between the two t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bas Bleu Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Patapsco Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Bas Bleu, French for “bluestocking,” refers to an intellectual or literary woman.  We read a variety of literary fiction, and all are welcome – not just bluestockings! Join

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Bas Bleu, French for “bluestocking,” refers to an intellectual or literary woman.  We read a variety of literary fiction, and all are welcome – not just bluestockings! Join us for a discussion of the following books: April 17 -  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Business Roundtable (Online): Featuring Dr. Renee McSwain, Owner and Operator of Sagelight Integrative Wellness Center

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Online Classroom at Online Branch
Program Type:
Career, Business & Finance, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Every other month, HCLS collaborates to host an online Roundtable dedicated to showcasing a local business owned by a Person of Color in Howard County. These sessions serve as a pl

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Career, Business & Finance, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Every other month, HCLS collaborates to host an online Roundtable dedicated to showcasing a local business owned by a Person of Color in Howard County. These sessions serve as a platform for business owners or entrepreneurs to share their unique expe...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cookbook Corner at East Columbia Branch

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Marvin Thomas Room at East Columbia Branch
Program Type:
Community Events
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Explore various culinary cuisines/chefs of the world. A new cuisine/chef every month. This month's cuisine is Middle Eastern. Pick-up any Middle Eastern cookbook at the librar

Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Marvin Thomas Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore various culinary cuisines/chefs of the world. A new cuisine/chef every month. This month's cuisine is Middle Eastern. Pick-up any Middle Eastern cookbook at the library, cook some recipes and come have a culinary discussion. Store bought...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Merriweather Online Classroom at Online Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Adults
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 A

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.

Nonfiction Book Club (in-person)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Savage Studio (Classroom) at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. March 15 - We Don't Know Ourselves: A personal history of modern Ireland

Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. March 15 - We Don't Know Ourselves: A personal history of modern Ireland by Fintan O'Toole April 19 - What an Owl Knows: The new scienc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Book Club (online)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Book Group Online Classroom at Online Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. March 15 - We Don't Know Ourselves: A personal history of modern Ireland

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. March 15 - We Don't Know Ourselves: A personal history of modern Ireland by Fintan O'Toole April 19 - What an Owl Knows: The new s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

On The Same Page: Free Minds Poetry Feedback Event

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Terrapin Online Classroom at Online Branch
Program Type:
Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

April is Second Chance Month:  Using poetry to connect incarcerated youth and adults with their communities What is On The Same Page? Free Minds members who are n

Open
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
April is Second Chance Month:  Using poetry to connect incarcerated youth and adults with their communities What is On The Same Page? Free Minds members who are now home read and discuss their own poetry and those of members still i...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Grist Mill Conference Room at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The English Conversation Class (ECC) provides opportunities for adult English language learners to practice speaking and listening skills, increase fluency, improve pronunciation s

Open
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)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
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 thi

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)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Ellicott Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott 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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English for Beginners - Adult (In-Person)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy) at Central Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
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. 

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 Needle Arts

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
CEN Studio at Central Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, DIY & Makerspace
Age Group:
Adults
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 re

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 "Adults" group.

Speaking & Listening For English Language Learners - Adult (Online)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
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 i

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.

What is a Certified Medical Assistant? For English Language Learners - Adult (Online)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
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, respon

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 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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Albert Einstein Classroom at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Age Group:
Children
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. Lim

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Miller Children's Classroom at Miller Branch
Program Type:
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 acti

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B at East Columbia Branch
Program Type:
, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
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 rhym

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Pindell Room at Glenwood Branch
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 acti

Event Details:

Ticket required. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes prior to class.

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. ...