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

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
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.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English for Life & Work Beginning Level - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  The class is suitable for language learners in beginning to high beginning levels.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Pronunciation for English Speakers - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 81
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Improve your spoken English with this class. The class will focus on listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on everyday pronunciation, intonation and stress, as well as uniq...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Games (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
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: 94

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.

Event Details:
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 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Dr. Patrick Chung, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, explores the historical places and events that serve as the backdrop of Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women. The title is the 2020 One Maryland One Book se...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Films that Connect Us (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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. Sep 28  Captain Fantastic Please register with an email address to receive an immediate reg...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Korean for Beginners (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Learn 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 Speakers of Other Languages). Learn the Korean alphabet, culture, food, and basic Korean expression...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 1 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 92
Event Details:
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 beginning level.  The class meets twice a week o...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 2 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
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 beginning level.  This class meets twice a week...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 3 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
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 intermediate levels.  This class meets twice a week o...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Preschool Circle Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Event Details:
Join Chris Mancini, Children's Instructor, East Columbia Branch- Howard County Library System, for Preschool Circle Time! Preschool circle time will review preschool skills: calendar, numbers, letters, colors, songs and rhymes. Perfect for age 2-5...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English For the Workplace

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
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.

Reading, Writing & Grammar - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 81
Event Details:
This is a class for English language learners. It focuses on essential English grammar and on the basics of writing for work and personal communication. Each class session will focus on one or two concepts of grammar and allo...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Event Details:
Join Christine Mancini, Children's Instructor, East Columbia Branch of the  Howard County Library System, for Baby Time! Join Miss Chris and share bounces, rhymes and tickles. Perfect for babies and toddlers with an adult. This class is of...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Preschool Parade (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94

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.

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

HCLS Trivia: Tuesday (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Play trivia through email! Categories and fun for everyone. Please email HCLS.trivia@hclibrary.org for the trivia round and other details. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You ...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Let's Vote (Online)

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Event Details:
Learn the basics about voting and our US government - including who gets to vote, why it's important to vote, and how you and other kids can start voting...now!  Kindergarten - 2nd grade; 15 min. Registration required. **This class ha...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 190
Event Details:
Guide your kids to develop safe, savvy and ethical digital skills. Presented by Denise DeRosa, CEO & Founder, Cyber Sensible.   This workshop begins with understanding what your kids are doing online so you are empowered to...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Veterans Songwriting Workshop

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Veteran, award-winning songwriter, and author Ron Capps leads this six-week, online songwriting workshop series for veterans. It offers basic music theory for songwriters, song structure, lyric structures, as well as tips on public performances ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 4 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
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
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
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
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
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
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 84
Event Details:
Adult English learners can gain a strong foundation for the U.S. Citizenship Exam, including the questions that could be asked on the civics exam. Each class includes useful information to familiarize students with the background behind eac...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

American English Pronunciation

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Details:
For English language learners at the intermediate level.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Welcome, New Baby! (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: 498
Event Details:
Ages 0-5, all ages/families.  Registration required. 20 minutes.   Welcome, New Baby! Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories and activities and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to p...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Online Tech Time

11:30am - 12:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Do you have a technology issue and need help figuring it out? Trying to get eBooks to work on your phone to no avail? Can't get that Gale Course to work? Ask an HCLS Instructor & Research Specialist about your library related tech woes. There are...