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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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

National History Day Topic Development

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: College & Career, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Assigned a History Day project? Not sure about a topic? Join us for a workshop that delves into a wide selection of topics that fit the theme of Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences, through multiple lenses. Learn how ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

National History Day Topic Development (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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: College & Career, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Assigned a History Day project? Not sure about a topic? Join us for a workshop that delves into a wide selection of topics that fit the theme of Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences, through multiple lenses. Learn...
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.

Maximize Your History Day Research (Online)

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: College & Career, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
What is History Day? What makes a quality History Day Project? How do you locate primary sources? Answer those questions while learning research strategies and tools from the experts, including librarians, researchers, and History Day Judges. Plea...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Maximize Your History Day Research

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: College & Career, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
What is History Day? What makes a quality History Day Project? How do you locate primary sources? Answer those questions while learning research strategies and tools from the experts, including librarians, researchers, and History Day Judges. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Maximize Your History Day Research (In Person)

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-17, with parent. 90 min. Registration required. Assigned a National History Day project? Our research experts have tips and tools for you. Meet history day judges and learn strategies to locate sources.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Assigned a National History Day project? Our research experts have tips and tools for you. Meet history day judges and learn strategies to locate sources. Parents welcome. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Maximize Your History Day Research

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages: 11-17 with parent.  60 min.  Registration required.  Please only register your student. Assigned a National History Day project? Our research experts have tips and tools for you. Meet History Day judges and learn&nbs...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

National History Day Thesis Workshop

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: College & Career, History & Genealogy, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
A solid thesis is the foundation for any NHD project. Explore the theme Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Discuss ways to evolve a topic into a working thesis, then into a blueprint for an argument that examines the ...
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.

National History Day Thesis Workshop (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: College & Career, History & Genealogy, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
A solid thesis is the foundation for any NHD project. Explore the theme Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Discuss ways to evolve a topic into a working thesis, then into a blueprint for an argument tha...
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, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
How do we look at a work of art? Practice your skill at close looking to gain a deeper understanding of works from the Walter’s collection. What will you notice? And, what does it mean? The next class in this series:   Nov 10 @ 1PM-...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Let's Vote (ages 6-9) TK

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Did you know that kids can vote, too? Celebrate National Voter Education Week with us. Find out how kids can vote any day - or every day! - and other important things kids can do during election season. We'l...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Let's Vote (ages 6-9) TK

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Did you know that kids can vote, too? Celebrate National Voter Education Week with us. Find out how kids can vote any day - or every day! - and other important things kids can do during election season. We'l...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Haunted Howard County! [ages 7-10] TK

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
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 Howard County haunts in a fun way that will bring it alive. Includes stories, activitie...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Taking Action for Equity in Housing (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
According to the Howard County Housing Opportunities Master Plan, “Today, nearly one in five residents of Howard County is Black, but there are several neighborhoods where they represent fewer than one in twenty people.”1 Learn more about housing ...
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, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Symbols are a form of communication that we encounter in our lives each day. Tour participants will explore how European artists in the Renaissance and Baroque periods used religious, allegorical, moral, and mythical symbols. Consider the symbolism i...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
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 early Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving. Includes stories, activities, ...
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, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
  From books, to films, to art, our culture is full of fantastical creatures. Participants will consider how contemporary fantastical creatures connect with objects from the Walters’ ancient collections from China, the Americas, the Mediterra...
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, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
For a millennium, Chinese artists achieved great heights in the making of ceramics, inventing new techniques and decorations. Explore the finest examples of Ming and Qing porcelains in the Walters collection, and the historical, cultural, and religio...