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

Strive: Job Readiness Training (Online)

9:00am - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, College & Career
Event Details:
WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN JUST FOUR WEEKS? STRIVE is more than job training. Move beyond barriers that are holding you back! During these 4 weeks you will receive: ➢ Career path mentoring ➢ Attitudinal and Job Readiness...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Everyone on board - it’s your one-stop trip to higher level math! In this course, we’ll review one-variable statistics and linear equations, inequalities, and systems. Discuss the importance of data displays as well as learn techniques for manipulati...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Photography

10:00am - 10:45am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: 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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Summer Tails & Tales (Outside)

10:15am - 10:30am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Children's Patio
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

SUMMER TAILS & TALES

Ages 0-5, 15-20 minutes. Ticket required.

An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 

This class takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. 

Outdoor classes may be cancelled without notice due to unfavorable weather, air quality, or ground conditions at the class site. Check howardcounty.librarycalendar.com for updates. Please note that water fountains are not currently available in the library. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you to the class. 

Tickets are available 15 minutes before the start of the class.

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

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.

If you miss this class, past classes are posted on the Howard County Library System YouTube channel Playlists.

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

Summer Tails & Tales (Outside)

11:15am - 11:30am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Children's Patio
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

SUMMER TAILS & TALES

Ages 0-5, 15-20 minutes. Ticket required.

An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 

This class takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. 

Outdoor classes may be cancelled without notice due to unfavorable weather, air quality, or ground conditions at the class site. Check howardcounty.librarycalendar.com for updates. Please note that water fountains are not currently available in the library. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you to the class. 

Tickets are available 15 minutes before the start of the class.

This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Slide to the left... Slide to the right... Criss-cross!  If you think this course is about dancing, you’re close – it’s Geometry! Join us to review how to make shapes dance around the coordinate plane with transformations! As...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Vector Art

11:30am - 12:15pm
Online Branch
Open
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
Event Details:
Get hands-on experience working in Vectr (vectr.com), a web-based computer illustration application!  Gain an understanding of vector illustrations and how they are used in digital media in this HiTech class. Create your own emoji icon usin...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Linear, quadratic, polynomial, oh my! Review how to interpret the graphs of these functions and how to use them to solve all kinds of real-world problems. We’ll also learn how to manipulate graphs with our understandings of the functions th...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
In this workshop, we discuss examples of games that tell stories through objects, and go into our own writing exercises inspired by video games.  With the rapid developments in technology, our storytelling is changing to not just be on t...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Write Now!

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Let your imagination fly and start writing now. Every week we will share a writing prompt to inspire you. It can be just a few words, a paragraph, or it can be a story-it's up to you! If you like, you can send us a copy of what you've done to in...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Films That Connect Us (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies
Event Details:
How do films shape and connect us? Join our film discussion series. Please watch weekly films prior to their actual discussion dates June 21:Join us for Give Me Liberty; a beautifully chaotic film about a disability transportation driver and the l...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Summer Tails & Tales: Firefly Nights!

6:30pm - 6:45pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Patio
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

SUMMER TAILS & TALES

Ages 0-5, 15-20 minutes. Ticket required.

An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 

This class takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. 

Outdoor classes may be cancelled without notice due to unfavorable weather, air quality, or ground conditions at the class site. Check howardcounty.librarycalendar.com for updates. Please note that water fountains are not currently available in the library. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you to the class. 

Tickets are available 15 minutes before the start of the class.

This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Share Your Voice, Join HoCoCast (Online)

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 5 min. Curious about podcasting? Join the HoCoCast team to learn the basics and work on upcoming episodes of the library's teen-produced podcast. No experience necessary.  This class has been prerecorded. You will rec...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature book club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss books by Asian authors or based on the Asian experience.  3rd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles:  April 19:  Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Jong&n...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us as we discuss books pertaining to LGBTQ+ experiences! All are welcome. We'll meet on 3rd Mondays each month from 7-8pm. Titles to be discussed are as follows: [click the links to go to catalog for each title] June 21...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Time @ Oakland Mills Online

9:00am - 9:30am
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 organization Oakland Mills...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Everyone on board - it’s your one-stop trip to higher level math! In this course, we’ll review one-variable statistics and linear equations, inequalities, and systems. Discuss the importance of data displays as well as learn techniques for manipulati...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Photography

10:00am - 10:45am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: 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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Summer Tails & Tales (Outside)

10:15am - 10:30am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Children's Patio
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

SUMMER TAILS & TALES

Ages 0-5, 15-20 minutes. Ticket required.

An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 

This class takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. 

Outdoor classes may be cancelled without notice due to unfavorable weather, air quality, or ground conditions at the class site. Check howardcounty.librarycalendar.com for updates. Please note that water fountains are not currently available in the library. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you to the class. 

Tickets are available 15 minutes before the start of the class.

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

Summer Tails & Tales

10:30am - 10:45am
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Patio Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

SUMMER TAILS & TALES

Ages 0-5, 15-20 minutes. Ticket required.

An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 

This class takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. 

Outdoor classes may be cancelled without notice due to unfavorable weather, air quality, or ground conditions at the class site. Check howardcounty.librarycalendar.com for updates. Please note that water fountains are not currently available in the library. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you to the class. 

Tickets are available 15 minutes before the start of the class.

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

Preschool Circle Time @ Oakland Mills Online

10:30am - 11:15am
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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Summer Tails & Tales

11:00am - 11:15am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Outdoor Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)

SUMMER TAILS & TALES

Ages 0-5, 15-20 minutes. Ticket required.

An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 

This class takes place outdoors. Please dress for the weather. 

Outdoor classes may be cancelled without notice due to unfavorable weather, air quality, or ground conditions at the class site. Check howardcounty.librarycalendar.com for updates. Please note that water fountains are not currently available in the library. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you to the class. 

Tickets are available 15 minutes before the start of the class.