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Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Art Curriculum ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Art Curriculum ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Gardening & Environment, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Curriculum...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Art Curriculum ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reading Human Rights: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

6:30pm - 7:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Marvin Thomas Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This discussion will take place IN-PERSON at HCLS, East Columbia Branch.   Branch Location: 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045  |  410.313.7700 (MAP) Reading Human Rights is a monthly book discussion ho...
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, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Travel back to Regency England (1811-1820) as we use the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton, to discuss everything from fashion and monarchy to issues of race, class, and gender in the early nineteenth century.  ...
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: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Each month, April through July, docents from the Princeton University Art Museum will use art works from the Museum's Collections to discuss diverse artists and their work. Some presentation may be focused on a specific theme. Participants will be in...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

11:00am - 1:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Curriculum...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Equity Resource Center
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
This event will be In-Person at Central Branch, Howard County Library System.   THE BLACK AGENDA: Bold Solutions For a Broken System features Black voices across economics, education, health, climate, and technology, speaking to the questi...
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, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Since February 24, 2022, news and social media feeds from Ukraine have been showing us scenes of horror and mass destruction, from the deliberate targeting of civilian populations to the leveling of historic cities, now widely acknowledged ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Art Curriculum ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Poetry Workshop Series

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
 Are you curious about poetry?  In this engaging, interactive, 4-week workshop series, students will explore different kinds of poetry, learn to use poetry to express their feelings and understand the world around them. Students will be gui...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Poets in Bloom: Teen Poetry Open Mic!

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events
Registration Required
Event Details:
Performing Poets: ages 11-18years old  (limited performance slots) Audience: EVERYONE! Join us for a night of poetry uplifting the voices of teens in Miller's gorgeous Enchanted Garden! We will feature students who attended the Te...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

This Changed My Life: Beach Reads

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Event Details:
Share the book(s) you enjoyed reading while at the beach, the pool, or from the comfort of your favorite chair this summer. We hope you will be inspired by what everyone has been reading this summer, and will leave with a list of books to add to your...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
  This event is In-Person at HCLS, Miller Branch. Please register to attend. Limited seats.  In KOSHERSOUL, Michael Twitty, James Beard award-winning author of the acclaimed The Cooking Gene, explores the cultural crossroads of...
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: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Translations and Transitions: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence  Virtually explore the exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mexican and Central American independence from Spain. Through the lens of cultural ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Lucille Clifton Rooms A/B
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, College & Career
Registration Required
Event Details:
Tony Pagnotti, a broadcaster for more than 30 years in the Baltimore area, thoroughly discusses his remarkable journey through the TV news industry in his memoir, TV Newsman: My Scripted and Unscripted Life. Please register with an email address ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
  When we look at a painting, we might be impressed with the technique that it displays, how it reflects reality, or the emotion that it projects. In order to influence the way we experience a painting, a good artist will have made use of the...