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This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Poetry Tea Time (Online)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
April is National Poetry Month! Prepare your favorite drink and a snack, then join us virtually to enjoy some poetry together. Bring a beloved poem to share, or just enjoy what we have already prepared. Ages 5-10; 30 - 45 min. Registration require...
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
Registration Required
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.

Asian American Literature book club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Read and discuss books by Asian authors or based on the Asian experience.  3rd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles:  April 19:  Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Jong&n...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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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
Event Details:
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.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Prerequisite: Korean for Beginners. Registration required. Ages 18+. Continue learning Korean in this 12-week class taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Spea...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 1 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
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 low beginning level.  The class meets twice a week o...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 2 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
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 high beginning level.  This class meets twic...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 3 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
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 low intermediate levels.  This class meets twice a week o...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Improve your spoken English with this class. The class will focus on listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on everyday pronunciation, intonation and stress, as well as uniq...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Time @ Oakland Mills Online

9:00am - 9:30am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
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Join Miss Chris, Children's Instructor, East Columbia Branch of the  Howard County Library System,  for bounces, rhymes, tickles and songs while interacting with your baby. This class is offered through the community organization Oakland...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Preschool Circle Time @ Oakland Mills Online

9:30am - 10:15am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Event Details:
Join Chris Mancini, Children's Instructor, Howard County Library System, East Columbia Branch, for Preschool Circle Time! Preschool circle time will review preschool skills: calendar, numbers, letters, colors, songs and rhymes. Perfect for 2-5 yea...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Career Exploration for Vision Technician - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners who are interested in working as a Vision Technician in an ophthalmologist’s office.  The participants will learn about the work setting, responsibilities, potential e...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Reading, Writing & Grammar - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Preschool Circle Time @ Oakland Mills Online

10:30am - 11:15am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Event Details:
Join Chris Mancini, Children's Instructor, Howard County Library System, East Columbia Branch, for Preschool Circle Time! Preschool circle time will review preschool skills: calendar, numbers, letters, colors, songs and rhymes. Perfect for 2-5 yea...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

HCLS Trivia: Tuesday (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Play trivia through email! Categories and fun for everyone. Please email HCLS.trivia@hclibrary.org for the trivia details or if you have questions. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration conf...
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.
Registration
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
Event Details:
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 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

STEAM Powered Book Club (Online)

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 7-9.  45 minutes.  Registration required. Read Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout by Megan McDonald before the meeting.  Join our zoom discussion about the book, then participate in a related STEAM activity....
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Growing a Vegetable Garden (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Gardening & Environment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:
Adults, 60 min. A vegetable garden can be grown in any sunny spot.  The harvest from your garden will provide you with fresh healthy produce.  Join the Howard County Master Gardeners for a presentation that covers: planning your garden, ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Warning Graphic Content

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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide array of graphic novels. 3rd Tuesdays 7 - 8 pm. Apr 20 Nailbiter Volumes 1&2  Joshua Williamson and  Mike Henderson Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation.&n...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 4 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
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 level.  This class meets twice a week on Tue. &...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 5 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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 low advanced level.  This class meets twice a week on Tue. & Thur...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 6 - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
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 advanced level.  This class meets twice a week on Tu...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

U.S. Citizenship - Adult (Online)

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners who are interested in taking the U.S. citizenship exam.  It will give students a strong foundation in all questions that could be asked on the American Government portion of the...