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

Let's Podcast! (Online)

3:00pm - 3:45pm
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: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 45 min. Curious about podcasting? Join the HoCoCast podcast team to learn the basics and work on upcoming episodes of the library's teen-produced podcast. Share your voice and shape each episode based on your interests and id...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: All Ages / Families
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 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
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 19+ (Adults)" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (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 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
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 "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Field Trip to Your Library! (Families) TK

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Families; 45 - 60 min. Ticket Required. Children under 5 must have an adult playing with them. Book Bingo with Prizes! Who's your favorite book character? Come find out if they will be a winning space on your bingo card! We'll play multipl...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Field Trip to Your Library! (Families) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Families; 45 - 60 min. Ticket Required. Children under 5 must have an adult playing with them. Book Bingo with Prizes! Who's your favorite book character? Come find out if they will be a winning space on your bingo card! We'll play multipl...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
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 discussion is moderated b...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: All Ages / Families
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 19+ (Adults)" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

HCLS 5-Star Showcase - free outdoor event!

2:00pm - 5:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Out Front (Walk way ECO)
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Food Service, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Environment, Racial Equity, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Registration is FREE and open to the public!  Saturday, October 2  2 - 5 pm  HCLS East Columbia Branch   (Free on-site and overflow parking at Cradlerock School)  Let’s m...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Teen Advisory Board

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: College & Career, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Civic engagement opportunity! Recommend books, music, and movies or co-create teen events or videos with the Teen Instructor, potentially earning Student Service Learning Hours. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (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 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Movies
Registration Required
Event Details:
  How do films shape and connect us? Join our film discussion series. Please watch monthly films prior to their actual discussion dates Sep 13th: The Wall  (Austrian movie by Julian Roman Pölsler featuring Martina Gedec...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Drawing Workshop

11:00am - 2:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class will focus on drawing fundamentals and drawing from observation. Students will draw from still life and other props provided, to learn proper drawing techniques, and how to create space and depth using line and shadow. Students may bring i...
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.

Knot Just Knitters (Online)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 & Adults; 90 min. All crafters welcome. Work on your stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas! Find inspiration as you trade tips tricks and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts! Please re...
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.

Coloring with Friends

10:00am - 11:30am
Central Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Adults, 90 minutes, registration required Are you looking for a creative outlet and a chance to meet new people? Join us for coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. Use the sheets and supplies provided or bring your own to...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Field Trip to Your Library! (Families) TK

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
Families. 30-45 minutes. Ticket Required. Children's Area Tour & How to Choose "Just Right" Books Prepare to be amazed by all your library has for you! Tour the Children's Area and learn strategies to choose books that are just right for yo...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Field Trip to Your Library! (Families) TK

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
Families. 30-45 minutes. Ticket Required. Children's Area Tour & How to Choose "Just Right" Books Prepare to be amazed by all your library has for you! Tour the Children's Area and learn strategies to choose books that are just right for yo...
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 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Virtual Teen Advisory Board (Online)

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 45 min. Working virtually with HCLS instructors, Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members showcase their interests, skills, hobbies and ideas in video format. Explore video creation skills while collaborating with other te...
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.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...