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This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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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 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Meet Kevin Sherry! (families) TK

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Author & Literary Events
Event Details:
For families.  45 min. Ticket required.  Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before class. Celebrate National Comic Book Day with Kevin Sherry, author of the Squidding Around graphic novel series!  He has written and illustrat...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events
Event Details:
This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually, registration required for in-person event. Registration will open by September 14. Registration closes September 28 at 12pm.  Free registration to attend, or purchase one of...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Book Club Revue: Reunion (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Reunited, and it feels so good!  Join us online for a celebratory return to our annual Book Club Revue. Get HCLS' "Books for Discussion 2022" list as we promote some of the year's most discussable works of fiction and nonfiction. Get tips to ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Howard County Library System and Horizon Foundation are partnering on a multipart series, Racial Equity and Local Action, focusing on the importance of racial equity in Health, Education and Housing, and how communities can act an...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Author Works: Adbi Nor Iftin - Call Me American (In-Person)

10:30am - 12:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
“A searing memoir…that impressively remains upbeat, highly inspiring, and always educational.” —Kirkus (Starred Review) Acclaimed author Abdi Nor Iftin discusses the stories of survival and resilience found in his memoir Call Me American. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Author Works: Adbi Nor Iftin - Call Me American (Online)

10:30am - 12:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
“A searing memoir…that impressively remains upbeat, highly inspiring, and always educational.” —Kirkus (Starred Review) Acclaimed author Abdi Nor Iftin discusses the stories of survival and resilience found in his memoir Call Me American. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature book club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (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 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Who Was? Biography Club [ages 8-11] RG

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 8-11.  45 min.  Registration required.  Register once for the whole series. Do you love the “Who Was?” Series? Do you enjoy learning about historical events? Then this club is for you! We will explore and research a variety of ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Event Details:
TICKETED VIRTUAL EVENT. Tickets include one copy of the book The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom, signed by the author. Tickets range from $23.99 - $27.99, plus fees. Purchase ticket HERE. Since the health and safety of th...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Who Was? Biography Club [ages 8-11] RG

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 8-11.  45 min.  Registration required.  Register once for the whole series. Do you love the “Who Was?” Series? Do you enjoy learning about historical events? Then this club is for you! We will explore and research a variety of ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature book club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (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 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Who Was? Biography Club [ages 8-11] RG

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 8-11.  45 min.  Registration required.  Register once for the whole series. Do you love the “Who Was?” Series? Do you enjoy learning about historical events? Then this club is for you! We will explore and research a variety of ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Book Bingo (ages 6-11) TK

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events
Event Details:
Ages: 6-11; 60 min.  Ticketed required. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book!      ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Book Bingo (ages 6-11) TK

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages: 6-11; 60 min.  Ticketed required. Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book!    ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature book club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (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...