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This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
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Seats Remaining: 83
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  Join Amy Rutledge a certified meditation instructor to learn how to cultivate self love, self worth, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, stress/anxiety relief, and help with navigating difficult emotions and change. Promote connec...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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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 links to go to catalog] April 19: Less&nbs...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

At Noon: Poetry Moments - Episode 3 of 4 (Online)

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 41
Event Details:
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION “When I began to listen to poetry, it’s when I began to listen to the stones, and I began to listen to what the clouds had to say, and I began to listen to others. And I think, most importantly for all of us, then...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 83
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Join us for a for a live, interactive virtual presentation with The Maryland Zoo!  During this 30-minute presentation, teens and adults will learn about one of the Zoo's Signature Animal Programs (SAPs) - Polar Bears.   Discover how The Mar...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Registration required. Click here to register. Maryland has a clear mission – to stop deaths and injuries on our roads. This presentation will cover some of the science behind speed as well as provide some data and facts about speed, its causes, a...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
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 18+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
  Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month.  Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. This email will also ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Morning books with coffee (online)

10:00am - 11:00am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join us on April 23 for a discussion of Dan Mathews' tender and witty account of life with his aging schizophrenic mother; Like Crazy: Life With My Mother and Her Imaginary Friends by Dan Matthews Please register with an email address to receive a...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Films that Connect Us (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
How do films shape and connect us? Join our film discussion series. Please watch weekly films prior to their actual discussion dates Apr 26: A phone scam gets out of hand in this thriller; Compliance (Kanopy and DVD)  Please register ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

At Noon: Poetry Moments - Episode 4 of 4 (Online)

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Event Details:
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION “When I began to listen to poetry, it’s when I began to listen to the stones, and I began to listen to what the clouds had to say, and I began to listen to others. And I think, most importantly for all of us, then...
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: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Event Details:
On the fourth Tuesday of each month HCLS co-hosts an online roundtable focusing on a local business owned by a Person of Color in Howard County.  The owner shares the experiences and challenges they face as a local business owner. The ...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
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 18+ (Adults)" group.

Films that Connect Us (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
How do films shape and connect us? Join our film discussion series. Please watch weekly films prior to their actual discussion dates. May 3: Celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander Month with the true story of chess master, Genesis Potini in The Dark Hor...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Family secrets spanning decades unravel as history and fiction collide. In 1920 just outside of Tulsa, Patrick, an Irish immigrant, seeks out the services of Ms. Ruby, a mysterious Black woman from Baltimore, known to help exorcise ghosts from her cl...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
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 18+ (Adults)" group.

Films that Connect Us (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
How do films shape and connect us? Join our film discussion series. Please watch weekly films prior to their actual discussion dates. May 10: Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with this riveting documentary about a Neo-Nazi leader whose world will n...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Good Reads (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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join us in celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander Month with a discussion of  May 10: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng   Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to join t...
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: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
LGBTQ+ people often experience a variety of barriers and discrimination when accessing healthcare. This webinar, presented by FreeState Justice, will begin by sharing some of these challenges and addressing why transgender people, in particular,...
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: Community & Culture, Gardening & Environment, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
From Mountains to Sea: Maryland's Natural Areas Learn all about magic of Maryland! From the ancient peatlands in Western Maryland to globally rare serpentine savanna at Soldier’s Delight, Maryland is a small state with a lot to offer. Learn abou...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Advisory Board (Online)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 60 min. Recommend books music and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with&nb...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
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 18+ (Adults)" group.

Pins & Needle Arts (Online)

10:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. To register and receive links/instructions, email pinsneedlearts@hclibrary.org.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
  Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month.  Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. This email will also ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Rainbow Reads for Kids (Online)

10:15am - 11:00am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Event Details:
Join Laci Radford, Children's Instructor & Research Specialist, in a safe space where we'll explore a beautiful rainbow of LQBTQIA+ picture books and the importance of representation in children's media. This presentation is part of the H...