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This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Preschool Circle Time @ Oakland Mills Online

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

Reading, Writing & Grammar - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English 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 allow students to apply these gr...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Time @ Oakland Mills Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Event Details:
  Join Miss Chris, Children's Instructor, East Columbia Branch of the  Howard County Library System,  for bounces, rhymes, tickles and songs while interacting with your baby. This class is offered through the community organizati...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

HCLS Trivia: Tuesday (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
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 details or if you have questions. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration conf...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Indigenous Voices in Middle School Lit (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month by learning about some of the best 2020 Middle School fiction and nonfiction written by Native American and First Nations authors, or which represent authentic Indigenous characters' or their history. Many of the bo...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Presented by the Howard County Health Department. In this Opioid Overdose Response online training, you will learn the following: 1) What are opioids 2) Signs of an overdose 3) How to respond to an opioid overdose 4) How to administer Nalo...
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: 35
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English 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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Preschool Parade (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: 494

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.

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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Indigenous Voices in Middle School Lit (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month by learning about some of the best 2020 Middle School fiction and nonfiction written by Native American and First Nations authors, or which represent authentic Indigenous characters' or their history. Many of the bo...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Knot Just Knitters (Online)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 & Adults; 90 min. All crafters welcome. Work on your stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas! Find inspiration as you trade tips tricks and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts! Please re...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Event Details:
Have you, your child, or the whole family always wanted to learn Spanish? Well NOW is the perfect time!!! Join Adriana, Children's Instructor from the East Columbia Branch of the  Howard County Library, while having fun reviewing Spanish voca...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

In Other Worlds (Online) - Book Discussion

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Watch out for a movie discussion on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Movie selections are available via Kanopy through HCLS Join a virtual book discussion on the 4th Wednes...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Pronunciation for English Learners - 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: 13
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English 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 unique American rhythms. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Time Live: The Basics (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: 495

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.

Event Details:
This class will feature information about "The Basics", a program for caregivers of children ages 0-3 being promoted by the Howard County Office of Children and Families. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Indigenous Voices in Middle School Lit (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month by learning about some of the best 2020 Middle School fiction and nonfiction written by Native American and First Nations authors, or which represent authentic Indigenous characters' or their history. Many of the bo...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Five Healthy Lunches (Online)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture, Food Service, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Details:
  Need some healthy lunch ideas for you and your little ones? Join us for a 30 minute lesson with Howard County's SNAP Ed's educator, Razan Sahuri. Presented by University of Maryland Extension Please register with an email address to r...
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: 97

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Event Details:
Author Denise Williams discusses her highly anticipated debut novel, How To Fail at Flirting, the story of how one daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Parent Conversation Class - Adult (Online)

10:30am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English learners. It is designed for parents of children aged five and younger who would like to bring their children to class with them.  Parents will learn to better understand informal spoken English and will in...
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: 94

FAMILY TIME

Ages 0-5, families.  15-20 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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Indigenous Voices in Middle School Lit (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month by learning about some of the best 2020 Middle School fiction and nonfiction written by Native American and First Nations authors, or which represent authentic Indigenous characters' or their history. Many of the bo...
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: 92
Event Details:
Calling all LEGO™ blocks fans! Each week watch a brief video to receive new challenges, then create and engineer  designs with LEGO™ blocks. Register with an email address to receive a link to join the online class. Designed for a...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

STEAM Saturday (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 494
Event Details:
Ages 5-10. Registration required. 20 - 30 minutes. STEAM Saturday Explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Join us for fun, quick and easy activities and book suggestions that support lear...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Taking Your FIRST Step With Robotics (Online)

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 197
Event Details:
An interactive virtual robotics workshop event for grades K-8  designed to engage and teach students about robotics and STEAM concepts through fun and interactive challenges, guided by Cypher (FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team) members. Student...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English 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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Baby Games (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: 500

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.

Six Steps to Prevent Chronic Disease

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: 93
Event Details:
Whether you’re concerned about heart health, blood sugar, or just interested in maximizing your health, this class will help you identify gradual and straightforward lifestyle strategies that will help you meet your personal health goals. In partn...