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This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
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Oceans of Possibilities Summer Kahoot! Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

08/08/2022 @ 10:00am - 08/31/2022 @ 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Calling all Summer READers: are you ready to read, learn and play trivia? Each month we will release a new Kahoot!  You can play anytime during the month. After registering with an email address, you will receive the link and instructions to pla...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for adult English language learners.  Learn English in a supportive environment to improve your reading, writing, speaking, listening and pronunciation skills. The class is suitable for intermediate learners.  It...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for adult English language learners.  Parents of children aged ten and younger will gain a better understanding of informal spoken English and increase their knowledge of English vocabulary, especially as it...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Compost Demonstration

10:00am - 12:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Outdoor Studio
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
Event Details:
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Ask A Master Gardener (In Person)

10:30am - 12:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
Event Details:
Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

SAT scoreback session

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career
Event Details:
If you took the practice SAT on Aug 6, come back a week later for the scoreback session on Aug 13 at noon to get your results as well as tips and tricks to improve your scores; parents are welcome with their students. No registration required. ...
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.

Story Sharing Session for the Brave Stories Project

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Event Details:
Stories are powerful tools that help us develop a better understanding of our community. Stories help us build empathy and identify ways to advance equity and inclusion for all. At Howard County Library System, we are collecting stories about people’...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Practice conversational skills and discuss topics ranging from small talk and common interests to life, work and current events.  If you're new to this class, you'll receive an email invitati...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for adult English language learners. Practice speaking skills in a supportive environment. Students read one short story each week and discuss it in class. Plenty of opportunities provided to practice both speaking and lis...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Lobby (Savage)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career, Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Come speak to a representative from American Job Centers about the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP).  The DVOP assists individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment.  Learn about specialized ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Strictly Historical Fiction

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
Love historical fiction? So do we! Join our discussion to step into the past and connect with characters living in times different than our own. August 15th: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid September 19th: The Pull of the Stars b...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Fundamental Writing & Grammar - Adult (In-Person)

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for English language learners. It focuses on essential English grammar and on the basics of writing for work and personal communication. This is an in-person class that meets in the Tapestry Room in HCLS Central Branch. Please em...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Asian American Literature Book Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join our monthly discussion of Asian American literary titles.  June 20 2022: Arsenic and adobo by Mia P. Manansala July 18 2022: The secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi August 15 2022: On Gold Mountain ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Ask A Master Gardener (In Person)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Lobby (Miller)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
Event Details:
Find the answers to gardening questions by talking with a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener. Drop in; no registration required.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
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.

Family Clay Together

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Air-Dry Clay is a medium that can be safely enjoyed by artists of all ages. This class invites families to get creative together and enjoy a fun night of sculpting. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It is suitable for English language learners in low beginning to low intermediate levels.  The cl...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

American English Pronunciation - Adult (In-person)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners. Improve your spoken English as we focus on listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on everyday pronunciation, intonation, and stress, as well as unique American rhythms.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Reading, Writing & Grammar - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for English language learners. It focuses on essential English grammar and on the basics of writing for work and personal communication. Each class session will focus on one or two concepts of grammar and allo...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Elks Excellent Reads

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Event Details:
We will be discussing The Push by Ashley Audrain.  Make up discussion from August 9. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It is suitable for English language learners in beginning level. This is an in-person class that meets...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
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.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Paint Together: Rock Painting

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: DIY Design Studio
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class invites families to get creative together and enjoy a fun evening of painting rocks. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. ...
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

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 & Adults; Drop-in, 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! ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners. Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It is suitable for language learners in high intermediate to advanced levels.  This class meets twice a week...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

American English Pronunciation - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners. Improve your spoken English as we focus on listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on everyday pronunciation, intonation, and stress, as well as unique American rhythms. If you're...