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Ask a Master Gardener

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lobby (Elkridge) at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice.

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Lobby (Elkridge)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ask A Master Gardener

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lobby (Miller) at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required.   

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required.    ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Compost Demonstration

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lobby (Savage) at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature
Age Group:
, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners.

Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Lobby (Savage)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Compost Demonstration

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lobby (Elkridge) at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature
Age Group:
, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Master Gardeners and Recycling Coordinators discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis, teaching about: Composting kitchen scraps and yard trimmings in your backya

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Lobby (Elkridge)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Master Gardeners and Recycling Coordinators discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis, teaching about: Composting kitchen scraps and yard trimmings in your backyard or using the Feed the Green Bin (for Howard County residents only) ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

How to Make a DIY Cat Tree

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
DIY Design Studio at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
DIY & Makerspace
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Learn the basic carpentry techniques and design skills to build your own cat tree. We will discuss the new and re-purposed materials that can be used. Participants will also learn

Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn the basic carpentry techniques and design skills to build your own cat tree. We will discuss the new and re-purposed materials that can be used. Participants will also learn through demonstration and participation about the tools they can borro...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Howard County Muslim Council Free Food Pantry

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Elkridge Other Location at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Community Events, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

The Howard County Muslim Council is offering a free food giveaway from 11am - 1pm, or until supplies run out, in the parking lot of the Elkridge Branch of the Howard County Library

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Other Location
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Community Events, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
The Howard County Muslim Council is offering a free food giveaway from 11am - 1pm, or until supplies run out, in the parking lot of the Elkridge Branch of the Howard County Library System.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

All Together Now (all ages with adult) TK

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:15am - 11:45am
Seahorse Children's Classroom at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Age Group:
Children, Everyone
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 ac

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type:

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. 
 

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

All Together Now (all ages) TK

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:15am - 11:45am
Maxine White Warfield Room at Central Branch
Program Type:
Early Learning
Age Group:
Children
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 ac

Event Details:

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

Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

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. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Seed Bombs (4-10 years, 4 & 5 with adult) RG

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:15pm
Albert Einstein Classroom at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children,
Event Details:

4-10 years, 4 and 5 years with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating seed bombs using air dry clay and Maryland flower seeds. At

Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
4-10 years, 4 and 5 years with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating seed bombs using air dry clay and Maryland flower seeds. At home, throw in a suitable landscape to grow flowers to benefit bees an...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Biz Kidz Academy: Fun Social Skills for Success (ages 8-10) RG

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Elkridge Studio at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 8-10. Registration required. Join Biz Kidz Academy for a Fun Social Skills for Success Workshop that provides students with creative, interactive, and e

Open
Required
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 8-10. Registration required. Join Biz Kidz Academy for a Fun Social Skills for Success Workshop that provides students with creative, interactive, and engaging ways to cope with everyday life. Workshop participants wi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Movie Magic Cosmetics

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pindell Room at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
, Teens
Event Details:

Movie Magic cosmetics Dive into the world of special effects, through the view of a Makeup Artist! Students will learn the history and science behind the film industry’s own m

Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Movie Magic cosmetics Dive into the world of special effects, through the view of a Makeup Artist! Students will learn the history and science behind the film industry’s own movie magic. Learn about the chemicals that are found in the cosmetics ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Compost Demonstration (In-Person)

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Enchanted Garden at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature
Age Group:
Adults, Everyone
Event Details:

Learn the basics of composting. Composting reduces pressure on our landfills and recycles organic waste material into helpful soil supplements for gardens, container plants, a

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Event Details:
Learn the basics of composting. Composting reduces pressure on our landfills and recycles organic waste material into helpful soil supplements for gardens, container plants, and lawns. Free compost bins will be available to Howard County residen...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Enchanted Garden Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Children's Classroom at Miller Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children, Everyone
Event Details:

All ages.  Allow 30 min. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring stations throughout the Enchanted Garden.  Fun and learning for all ages!   This session is part

Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
All ages.  Allow 30 min. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring stations throughout the Enchanted Garden.  Fun and learning for all ages!   This session is part of HCLS' Earth Day Celebration series. Please click here fo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Plant Dissection (ages 6-9) TK

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Seahorse Children's Classroom at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 6-9. 45 minutes. Ticket required. Come learn all about the parts of plants in this fun science class.  Learn about the importance of flowers in the ecosystem. Dissect

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9. 45 minutes. Ticket required. Come learn all about the parts of plants in this fun science class.  Learn about the importance of flowers in the ecosystem. Dissect different flowers and see if you can identify the different structures...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tabletop Gaming Time

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DaVinci Room at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Join us for an afternoon of dice-rolling, card-slapping, and strategic thinking as we host a tabletop gaming extravaganza at the Savage Branch! This is the time to create your firs

Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of dice-rolling, card-slapping, and strategic thinking as we host a tabletop gaming extravaganza at the Savage Branch! This is the time to create your first D&D character, start a new campaign, or bring your favorite tabl...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Make a Plant Press (6-11 years, parents/caregivers welcome) RG

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Albert Einstein Classroom at Savage Branch
Program Type:
Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

6-11 years, parents/caregivers welcome; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating a simple plant press. Learn about different flowers you wi

Open
Required
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
6-11 years, parents/caregivers welcome; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating a simple plant press. Learn about different flowers you will see this spring and the best way to collect and preserve them. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Earth Day Make & Take featuring Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay [ages 7-10]

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Children's Classroom at Central Branch
Program Type:
Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Learn the story of the amazing families living in a garbage dump and how their children became known as the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Listen to them in concert, then mak

Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Learn the story of the amazing families living in a garbage dump and how their children became known as the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Listen to them in concert, then make your own instruments out of recycled materials. ...

Windows & Mirrors: Teen Book Club

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pindell Room at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Event Details:

Ages 11-14. Read and discuss books with diverse viewpoints that tackle tough issues, such as finding and establishing identity. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required.

Open
Required
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-14. Read and discuss books with diverse viewpoints that tackle tough issues, such as finding and establishing identity. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required. Food provided. Join us for Bagels & Books. Registrat...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Teacher Appreciation Clipboards with the Cricut

Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio B at Glenwood Branch
Program Type:
DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Get schooled in all the crafting possibilities of the Cricut. Using vinyl and transfer tape, create a custom clipboard just in time for teacher appreciation week. All materials are

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:
Get schooled in all the crafting possibilities of the Cricut. Using vinyl and transfer tape, create a custom clipboard just in time for teacher appreciation week. All materials are provided. Registration Required.  ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Celebrate Burmese New Year!

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Belmont / Hockley Room at Elkridge Branch
Program Type:
Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Age Group:
Everyone
Event Details:

Join Us for a Vibrant Celebration of Burmese New Year    Date/Time: April 21st, Sunday, 2-4pm Location: Elkridge Branch Library and DIY Center   Immer

Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Join Us for a Vibrant Celebration of Burmese New Year    Date/Time: April 21st, Sunday, 2-4pm Location: Elkridge Branch Library and DIY Center   Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Myanmar at our Burmese Ne...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Walking with East Columbia Branch and 50+ Center

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:30am
Out Front (Walk way ECO) at East Columbia Branch
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Walking is a great way to get some activity into your routine.  Lets get up and walk together. Come and walk around East Columbia Library. Please wear comfortable shoes and br

Required
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Out Front (Walk way ECO)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Walking is a great way to get some activity into your routine.  Lets get up and walk together. Come and walk around East Columbia Library. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. If inclement weather, walking will take place i...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Program Type:
Culture & Language
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This is a class for adult English language learners.  Practice conversational skills and discuss topics ranging from small talk and common interests to life, work and current

Closed
Required
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Practice conversational skills and discuss topics ranging from small talk and common interests to life, work and current events.  If you're new to this class, you'll receive an email invitati...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading & Vocabulary For English Language Learners - Adult (In-Person)

Monday, April 22, 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 designed for adult English language learners. Improve your reading level and English language knowledge with evidence-based strategies that build your re

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.

Picture Book Parade (ages 2-5 with adult) TK

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:15am - 10:45am
Maxine White Warfield Room at Central Branch
Program Type:
Early Learning
Age Group:
Children
Event Details:

Ages 2-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, an

Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities.  Free tickets will be available at the children'...