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Teen Space

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
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 "Children" group.
Library Branch: Mobile Branch
Room: ORK
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Community Events

On the Road to Kindergarten (ORK)

Children, infants to age 5, with parents & caregivers. 

The library is coming to your neighborhood. It’s free! Help prepare your young children for kindergarten. 

  • Borrow books and other items like activity kits and toys. 

  • Learn about community resources. 

  • Use our free Wi-Fi. 

More information: hclibrary.org/ork 

 

¡La biblioteca llega a su vecindario! 

Niños, bebés hasta los 5 años con padres y cuidadores. 

  • Pida prestado libros y otros artículos. 

  • Pida prestado kits de actividades y juguetes. 

  • Obtenga más información sobre los recursos comunitarios. 

  • Utilice nuestro wi-fi gratuito. 

Más información: hclibrary.org/ork 

Event Details:
3rd Wednesday of the month; 3:30 - 5:30 pm Apr 17 & May 15 Oakmont Village Apartments 11090 Resort Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043   Tercer miércoles; 3:30 - 5:30 pm 17 de abril, 15 de mayo Oakmont Village Apartments 1109...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

The Meetup

3:30pm - 5:30pm
East Columbia Branch
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.

DIY Motor/Electromagnet

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Are you curious about electricity or how motors work? Do you want to know how you can make a magnet with just a wire, a nail, and a battery? Join us to tinker and find out how! Taught by a HiTech Instructor.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Video Gaming & Chill

4:15pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Culture & Language
Event Details:
Challenge your friends -  and make new ones - to a round of Mario Kart or Smash Bros. Settle which of your favorite NBA players is truly the GOAT in NBA2k-24. Or check out some of our other great titles for Nintendo Switch and PS5! Not into v...
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Grades 4-6. 60 minutes. RG, registered. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. Copies will be held for registered students at the Central Branch Customer Service Desk. This event is part of a com...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Black-Eyed Susan Book Club: Picture Books (Grades K5-3)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Students who are ages 5-9 and in grades Kindergarten-3rd. 60 minutes. RG, Registered. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Eight-month series. Copies will be held for registered students at the Central Bran...

Enchanted Garden Youth Corps Ages 9-13

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Program Type: Gardening & Nature
Registration Required
Event Details:
Experience the different growing seasons in the garden. Learn how to seed, plant, harvest, and tend to vegetables and flowers.  Ages 9-13 4/17, 5/15, 6/26  5pm Please dress for outdoor activity.  WAIVER: To take part, a pare...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult AV Lab

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Adults
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. ...

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

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
3rd - 5th grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build cool stuff, play fun games, solve mysterious puzzles, or make music.....
This event is in the "Children" group.

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Savage Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Kindergarten- 2nd 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 ti...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Public Speaking 101 for Teens, Session 3 of 3

6:00pm - 7:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: College & Trade Schools
Event Details:
Ages 14-18. Practice public speaking with Toastmasters International Member and Author Valarie R. Austin. This three-class series explores the fundamentals of good public speaking skills. Through improvisational exercises, participants will apply ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club (In-person)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
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.
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

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
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.
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.
Registration
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

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
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

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
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.
Registration
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

7:00pm - 8:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
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)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
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)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Savage Branch
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)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
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...