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American English Pronunciation

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
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 19+ (Adults)" group.

Career Exploration for Vision Technician - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners who are interested in working as a Vision Technician in an ophthalmologist’s office.  The participants will learn about the work setting, responsibilities, potential e...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.

This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (All ages) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. 

Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 mth) TK

10:30am - 11:00am
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. 

Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

 

Event Details:
The main body of Glenwood remains closed for renovation but the Pindell Room is open for classes. Come to the main entrance and follow the signage to reach the entrance. Tickets required. Tickets issued 15 minutes before the beginning of class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career
Registration Required
Event Details:
Employment scams were already the #1 riskiest scam in both 2018 and 2019, according to Better Business Bureau’s Risk Index report. During 2020, the growth of this dangerous breeding ground skyrocketed, largely due to the influx in work-from-home scam...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.

3 2 Fun (ages 2-3 with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)
Program Type: Art & Music, Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

3, 2, FUN

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

Develop early learning skills through stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes.

This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

All Together Now (All ages) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

ALL TOGETHER NOW

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

 

Event Details:
Ticket required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Let's Podcast! (Online)

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 45 min. Curious about podcasting? Join the HoCoCast podcast team to learn the basics and work on upcoming episodes of the library's teen-produced podcast. Share your voice and shape each episode based on your interests and id...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: All Ages / Families
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 System, while having fun reviewing Spanish voc...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Digital Design Lab (In-Person)

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Event Details:
Graphic design and digital art guidance provided as you work on your own digital art using a variety of software and equipment. Taught by a HiTech instructor.  Drop-in. Grades 6-12.  This class is an IN-PERSON class at the Central B...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Photography (In-Person)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage AV Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discover how the digital 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 in each type of camera. Obtain hands-on experie...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

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

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / 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 stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships a...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Celebrate the Library of Congress's 2021 National Book Festival! Watch on-demand videos featuring National Book Festival authors beforehand, then join HCLS instructors and fellow community members to discuss those author's work and share how they hav...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Taste of Howard County (online) (ages 8-11) RG

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 8-11, 90 minutes, registration required. Prepare your tastebuds and join TasteWise Kids for a sweet, sour, bitter, salty, tasting experience, then put on your chef's hat as we prepare a dip for familiar (and possibly mysterious) Howard County...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Practice ACT Test Strategy and Scores Back (Online)

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn strategies for taking the ACT from an expert at Princeton Review. Results for the September 4th practice test also reviewed.  Please register with an email address to receive immediate registration confirmation with a link to the join t...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Pajama Time (all ages) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

PAJAMA TIME

All ages; 30 min. 

Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome.

 

This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

History of Comics! [ages 7-10] TK

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 7-10.  45 min.  Ticket required.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Don't let history be a mystery!  Learn about comics in a fun way that will bring it alive. Includes stories, activities, and a craft...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

In Other Worlds (Online) - Book Discussion

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
    Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SciFi movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Sep 22nd: Forever War by Joe Haldeman Oct  27th: City of Brass by S.A. Chakrabor...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Romantic Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Love to read romance novels? Do you need an escape from reality? Join the new Romantic Reads Book Discussion! Discuss your favorite romance author and book or series with other fellow romance readers. You will "zoom" away with new authors and book...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
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 "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Levels 1, 2 or 3 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
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 English language learners in low beginning, high beginning and low intermediat...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reading & Speaking - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners. Practice your speaking skills in a supportive environment. Students read a short story each week and discuss it in class. Plenty of opportunities provided to practice both speaking ...