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Play Partners (Ages 0-23 Months), TK

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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

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.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners [infant-23 months with adult] TK

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 "Adults" group.

Noontime Books--IN PERSON

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maxine White Warfield Room at Central Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us for an in person discussion of Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez, at 12PM on April 18, 2024 at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request

Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us for an in person discussion of Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez, at 12PM on April 18, 2024 at the Central Branch. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a copy to re...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Classroom Ready (ages 3-5, RG)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Central Children's Classroom at Central Branch
Program Type:
Early Learning
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 3-5 years; 30 mins.  RG, Registration required.  Preschoolers start practicing going to class on their own.  They will learn to follow rules and routines, un

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 3-5 years; 30 mins.  RG, Registration required.  Preschoolers start practicing going to class on their own.  They will learn to follow rules and routines, understand feelings, and talk about stories.  They may also learn a...
This event is in the "Children" group.

F.I.G. aka Friends in the Garden [ages 4-6 with adult] RG

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Enchanted Garden at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 4-6, with adult.  45 min.  Registration required. Register once for all 3 sessions. Cultivate learning by working together on a garden project.  Make ne

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 4-6, with adult.  45 min.  Registration required. Register once for all 3 sessions. Cultivate learning by working together on a garden project.  Make new friends and learn about the animal friends that help plants grow. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Light but not Fluffy

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ellicott Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
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.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration 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 Join for ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bingo Social

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Avalon Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

B-I-N-G-O! Get sociable and win prizes. Compete and converse with other bingo fans.  Games will be held on a rotating Thursday schedule at all branches, so please make note

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
B-I-N-G-O! Get sociable and win prizes. Compete and converse with other bingo fans.  Games will be held on a rotating Thursday schedule at all branches, so please make note of the location for each date. Click the branch name below to registe...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Space

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Studio B at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, DIY & Makerspace, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
, Teens
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 pro

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

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Walter Dean Myers Homework Room at East Columbia Branch
Age Group:
, Teens
Event Details:

A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create.

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.

AV Lab

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage AV Studio at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
, Teens
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. Grades 6-12. 

Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Teens
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. Grades 6-12.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for 3rd - 5th Grade

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Albert Einstein Classroom at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

3rd - 5th 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, ru

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:
3rd - 5th 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 ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Connect 2.0 - Assemble & Decorate a Balsa Wood Birdhouse

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tech Lab (MIL) at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

                              

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
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This event is in the "Children" group.

STEM Fun: Exploration Stations (Families) TK

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Seahorse Children's Classroom at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children,
Event Details:

Families; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required. Explore and engage in various STEM activities through self-guided stations.

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Families; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required. Explore and engage in various STEM activities through self-guided stations. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club [ages 7-9] RG

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Avalon Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read Treemendous : diary of a not yet mighty oak by Bridget Heos (which can be picked up at the Miller Branch

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read Treemendous : diary of a not yet mighty oak by Bridget Heos (which can be picked up at the Miller Branch children's desk after registering) before the meeting. Join our d...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Life Skills: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle (and make a cool craft!)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
DaVinci Room at Savage Branch
Program Type:
DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature
Age Group:
, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Join the Howard County Recycling Division to learn the 3 R's to help keep our planet healthy, and practice reusing by making a cool t-shirt bag made out of...you guessed it...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join the Howard County Recycling Division to learn the 3 R's to help keep our planet healthy, and practice reusing by making a cool t-shirt bag made out of...you guessed it...an old t-shirt that avoided the landfill! Open to middle school stu...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Military Family Night at the Library (All ages) TK

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Studio at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

All ages. 60 Minutes. Ticket required. In celebration of the Month of the Military Child (April) and Military Appreciation Month (May), several Maryland library systems this Spr

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
All ages. 60 Minutes. Ticket required. In celebration of the Month of the Military Child (April) and Military Appreciation Month (May), several Maryland library systems this Spring are offering a special reading event for military and veteran fami...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Thursday Next Book Club @ Backwater Books

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Other Location at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Join us to discuss Hidden Valley Road, Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker   Please note:  just this meeting we will be meeting off site at Back

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Other Location
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us to discuss Hidden Valley Road, Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker   Please note:  just this meeting we will be meeting off site at Backwater Books, 8156 Main Street, Ellicott City ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English for Intermediate Language Learners - Adult (In-Person)

Thursday, April 18, 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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mah Jongg 101

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Patapsco Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

With this 2-week series, discover the basics of the challenging game of Mah Jongg. It is a game of skill, strategy, calculation and involves a degree of chance. Week 1, l

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
With this 2-week series, discover the basics of the challenging game of Mah Jongg. It is a game of skill, strategy, calculation and involves a degree of chance. Week 1, learn about the tiles and an overview of the National Mah Jon...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Central Children's Classroom at Central Branch
Program Type:
Early Learning
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

Event Details:

Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.  

Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

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.

April Showers Trivia: Spring Brainpower!

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ellicott Room at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

As the weather warms up, seize the perfect opportunity to stimulate your mind with some fun and fascinating trivia! Join us for an exciting evening of questions and challenges

Open
Required
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
As the weather warms up, seize the perfect opportunity to stimulate your mind with some fun and fascinating trivia! Join us for an exciting evening of questions and challenges that will test your knowledge and spark your curiosity. Perhaps you w...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

High School Diploma For Adults

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
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

Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
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 "Teens" group.

Learn Astronomy: Black Holes

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Studio B at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

What is a black hole? Can you get sucked in and lost forever? Find out and learn more about the astronomical phenomenon of black holes. Homeschoolers welcome. Younger siblings and

Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
What is a black hole? Can you get sucked in and lost forever? Find out and learn more about the astronomical phenomenon of black holes. Homeschoolers welcome. Younger siblings and parents invited to attend with teen participant.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Nonfiction Addiction Book Club (In-Person)

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ECO Studio A (Classroom) at East Columbia Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Community Events
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

    Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!   Mar 21: Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse Apr 18: South to America b

Open
Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: ECO Studio A (Classroom)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Explore the genre of nonfiction and join our discussions on third Thursdays!   Mar 21: Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse Apr 18: South to America by Imani Perry May 16: Ten Tomatoes That Changed the World by Alexan...