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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: DIY & Crafts, Art & Music
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Periodic Build (Online)

11:00am - 11:45am
Online Branch
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Learn about the elements as you arrange the periodic table in this HiTech class. Name compounds, balance equations and discuss orbitals, electron configuration, and VSPER Theory. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Regis...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Photo Editing (Online)

11:00am - 11:45am
Online Branch
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Edit your photos and create amazing art with free online software in this HiTech class! Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a link to join the online class ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Intro to Python (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Learn to code using the computing language Python from one of our HiTech instructors! No experience necessary. Middle & High School. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Arduino with Tinkercad (Online)

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Online Branch
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning and create circuits using an Arduino simulator in this HiTech class! No programming experience necessary. Register once for all four sessions, Mon-Thurs. Registration required. Grades 6-12. Register w...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Pre-Algebra Concepts (Online)

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Online Branch
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Brush up on your math skills with our HiTech instructors! Middle School. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a link to join the online class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
The Howard County Office of Human Rights invites you to attend a training session that will give you the tools and knowledge to be a good ally.  Learn to safely step up and be supportive when fellow community members face harassment and hate ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. *Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You w...
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
Registration
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: 78

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 18+ (Adults)" group.

HCLS Trivia Thursday! (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Details:
Play HCLS trivia through Kahoot! Categories and questions designed for ages 18+. Please email HCLS.trivia@hclibrary.org for the link and other details. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmati...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Time (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
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: 468

FAMILY TIME

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

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

This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Staff Picks & Book Chat (Online)

11:00am - 11:45am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Missing out on book suggestions from HCLS staff? Join us virtually every 2nd and 4th Friday at 11:00 am to listen to HCLS instructors talk about their favorite books. Tell us about the books that you loved during this physical isolation or join in ju...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Brain Fitness! (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Event Details:
Receive fun and interactive activities that challenge thinking and help you stay mentally active through email. Email hcls.brainfitness@hclibrary.org to receive activities and instructions....
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Introduction to Advance Care Planning

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
This introductory webinar on Advance Care Planning empowers participants to initiate conversations about their medical decisions if they become unable to speak for themselves. Learn about available easy-to-use tools and resources in this interactive ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Click here to register. When a person goes into Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), his or her survival depends on immediately getting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from someone nearby. Eighty eight percent of all cardiac arrests occur at home or a...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Algebra Review (Online)

9:00am - 9:45am
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Review your algebra skills with a HiTech instructor! Must have taken and completed Algebra I. Registration required. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a link to join the on...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Intermediate Digital Design (Online)

9:00am - 9:45am
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Explore digital design with our HiTech Instructors! Some experience with Pixlr, an online photo editing tool, is required. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a link to join ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Intro to Geometry (Online)

9:00am - 9:45am
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
While schools are closed get extra help with geometry topics! Come with questions for our HiTech instructors! Middle & High School. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Anatomy 1 (Online)

10:30am - 11:15am
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body and learn about three body systems that allow us function in this HiTech class. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular. Registration required. Grades 6-12.  R...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Photography at Home (Online)

10:30am - 11:15am
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Discover how the digital single lens reflex, digital, and the cell phone cameras are engineered to utilize part of the electromagnetic spectrum we call visible light.  In this HiTech class, we will learn how lenses, sensors, and shutters operate...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Python Escape Room (Online)

10:30am - 11:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Code your own escape room using the coding language Python in this HiTech class! Introductory Python skills recommended. Middle & High School. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an em...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Games (Online)

11:00am - 11:15am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 488

BABY GAMES

Ages Infant-2.  5 –15 min.  Songs, bounces, rhymes, and tickles for tykes!

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

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

Pre-Algebra Concepts (Online)

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Brush up on your math skills with our HiTech instructors! Middle School. Register once for all four sessions, Monday - Thursday. Register with an email address to receive an email with a link to join the online class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Films that Connect Us (Online)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
How do films shape and connect us? Watch the film prior to the actual discussion dates by signing up for a free Kanopy account through HCLS. July 13  Skin Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration con...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Lego™ Engineering Challenge (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 158
Event Details:
Calling all Lego™ fans! Each week watch a brief video to receive new challenges. Then create and engineer your designs with LEGO™ blocks.  Register with an email address to receive a link to join the online class. Designed for age...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Good Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Virtual book / film  discussion; 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm. July 13 Film Discussion  Gook Watch the film prior to the class date. Movie selections are available via Kanopy through HCLS Please register with an email address to receiv...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes American History

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Event Details:
With Disney+ streaming Hamilton this July, everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that&nb...