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This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club (Online)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Seats Remaining: 0
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Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion by Andrea Beaty before the meeting.  Join our zoom discussion about the book, then participate in a related STEAM acti...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower discusses the presidency and presidential inaugurations for this special event. An expert in White House history and the presidency, her most recent books are Team of Five: The Presidents Club in...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Warning Graphic Content

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
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Seats Remaining: 19
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Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 3rd Tuesdays 7 - 8 pm. Jan 19  Manifest Destiny Vol 1+2 by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 4 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
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Seats Remaining: 95
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This is a class for adult English language learners. Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It is suitable for language learners in high intermediate level.  This class meets twice a week on Tue. &...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 5 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
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Seats Remaining: 96
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This is a class for adult English language learners. Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It is suitable for language learners in low advanced level.  This class meets twice a week on Tue. & Thur...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 6 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
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This is a class for adult English language learners.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It is suitable for language learners in high advanced level.  This class meets twice a week on Tu...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

U.S. Citizenship - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
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Seats Remaining: 90
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This class is for people who applied for their citizenship before 12/1/20.  It will give students a strong foundation in all questions that could be asked on the American Government portion of the civics exam. It&nb...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

American English Pronunciation

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 86
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners.  Improve your spoken English as we focus on listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on everyday pronunciation, intonation, and stress, as well as unique American rhythms. ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
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This class is designed for English language learners who are interested in working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a healthcare facility.  The participants will learn about the work setting, responsibilities, potential earning, and...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Preschool Parade (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 479

PRESCHOOL PARADE

Ages 2-5.  5-20 min.   Develop school-readiness skills through language & literacy, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.

This class has been prerecorded. You will receive the link to the online class with confirmation of your registration.

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If you miss this class, past classes are posted on the Howard County Library System YouTube channel Playlists [use link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/howardcountylibrary/playlists].   ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Writers' Guild (Online)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, 60 min. Calling all high school creative writers. Drop in for writing prompts tips, tricks, and resources to improve your craft. Share your writing and get feedback in a supportive environment. All genres welcome! Please register wi...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Trivia! (online)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
For Teens. Play HCLS trivia through Kahoot! Categories and questions designed for ages 13-17. The game starts at 4:30 pm. You will receive the Kahoot! link in an email by 4 pm. Every second Wednesday will be a LIVE! Kahoot on Zoom.  Plea...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Black-eyed Susan Book Club Grades 4-6 (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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Grades 4-6. Registration required.  60 minutes. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. The following books will be discussed in the classes-it is the registrant's responsibility to place these books on hold s...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Zines! Publishing on the Edge (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Writing
Event Details:
Zines! Publishing on the Edge Join us online for a history and how-to of zines with Yago Cura of HINCHAS Press! Click here to register.   Hosted by Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County with support from Howard County Library Sys...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Nonfiction Book Club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of nonfiction selections. Jan 20 - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Stephen Brusatte Feb 17 - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Reading & Speaking - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners.  Practice your speaking skills in a supportive environment. Students read one short story each week and discuss it in class. Plenty of opportunities provided to practice both speaking and li...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Pins & Needle Arts (Online)

10:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. To register and receive links/instructions, email pinsneedlearts@hclibrary.org. ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English For the Workplace

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  It is a career centered class where students explore topics related to working in the US. This session will focus on workplace culture and will seek to improve students' workplace commun...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Speaking & Listening - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Details:
This 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 provided to practice both speaking and lis...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Picture Book Pals Live: Meet Maisy and Friends (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 485
Event Details:
Ages 0-5, families.  20-30 min. Develop school readiness skills through stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will receive the link to the onl...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Event Details:
The power of nutrition is in your hands - what's in season or sustainable, what has gluten? Am I getting enough protein, too many carbs, the right kind of fats? As the saying goes, there's an app for that! Tune in to find an app that matches your wel...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Noontime Books (Online)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Join us for an online discussion of the following titles: Jan 21:  In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Feb 18:  Inheritance by Dani Shapiro  Mar 18:  Normal People by Sally Rooney&nbs...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Time Live! (Online)

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94

FAMILY TIME LIVE!

Ages 0-5, families.  20-30 min.  Interactive language and literacy-based activities to engage the whole family. 

Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will receive the link to the online class in the confirmation email. If you prefer to call in by phone, please register for the class online and then email askhcls@hclibrary.org to request the dial-in information at least 1 business day in advance.

This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Black-eyed Susan Book Club (Grades 6-8)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Discuss books that have been nominated for the state "Black-eyed Susan Award". Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. Check out and read the book prior to attending the class discussion. Grades 6-8. 45-60 min.  10/8 - Marcus Veg...