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This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

HCLS Trivia Thursday! (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Event Details:
Play trivia through Kahoot! Categories and questions designed for ages 18+. Please email HCLS.trivia@hclibrary.org for the trivia details or if you have questions.  Every third Thursday will be a LIVE! Kahoot on Zoom. Please...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

NonFiction Addiction (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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
  Explore the genre of non fiction and join our discussions!    Jan 21st: "Real Food, Fake Food" by Larry Olmsted Feb 18th: "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates Mar 18th: "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwel...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Author & Literary Events
Event Details:
Join us for a special storytime with author Rio Cortez. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore...
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: 95
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
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
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
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
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.

Preparation For The New US Citizenship Test

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
This class focuses on the new citizenship exam for people who apply for their citizenship after 12/1/20.  It will give students a strong foundation in all questions that could be asked on the American Government portion of the new civics ex...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Morning Books With Coffee (Online)

10:00am - 11:00am
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join us for our Book To Screen Series while the library remains closed: Jan 22  The Glass Castle  (DVDs available) Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to join the class/e...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Parent Conversation Class - Adult (Online)

10:30am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Parents of children aged ten and younger may bring their children to class as they gain a better understanding of informal spoken English and increase their knowledge of Englis...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Brain Fitness! (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
Receive fun and interactive activities that challenge thinking and help you stay mentally active through email. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will receive an email with the...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Healthy Cents! Food Budgeting Made Easy (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Event Details:
Interested in learning how to estimate your monthly food budget & track your food expenses? Join us for a free webinar titled “Food Budgeting Made Easy” with Howard County's SNAP Ed's educator, Razan Sahuri. In partnership with University of M...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Time (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94

FAMILY TIME

Ages 0-5, families.  15-20 min.  Interactive language and literacy-based activities to engage the whole family.

This class has been prerecorded. You will receive the link to the online class with confirmation of your registration.

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.

SIGNA Visual Art Exhibition

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Join us for SIGNA’s first virtual art exhibition, Response to COVID-19, showcasing the art of several Howard County students. Presented by SIGNA USA in partnership with the Howard County Library System, Response to COVID-19 showcases how high scho...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Virtual ZOOmobile LIVE: Creature Cuisines (online)

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5), All Ages / Families
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Event Details:
Ages 5-10 and family. 30 minutes. Registration required. Creature Cuisines Let's discuss the differences between herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores! Join The Maryland Zoo for a live, Virtual ZOOmobile Program!  Du...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Civics 101 Workshop (online)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
Registration required. Register here. Presented by Brittany Oliver, an award-winning activist, speaker, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and media professional from Baltimore, MD. Brittany has worked in the media/communications indust...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 86
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.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English for Life & Work Advanced Level - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
For adult English language learners at an advanced level.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Games (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98

BABY GAMES

Ages Infant-2.  5 –15 min.  Songs, bounces, rhymes, and tickles for tykes!

This class has been prerecorded. You will receive the link to the online class with confirmation of your registration.

Event Details:
If you miss this class, past classes are posted on the Howard County Library System YouTube channel Playlists [use link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/howardcountylibrary/playlists]. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Write Now!

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Let your imagination fly and start writing now. Every week we will share a writing prompt to inspire you. It can be just a few words, a paragraph, or it can be a story-it's up to you! If you like, you can send us a copy of what you've done to in...
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
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
  How do films shape and connect us? Watch the film prior to the actual discussion dates. Jan 25th: Little Men (directed by Ira Sachs and starring Greg Kinnear) Movie selections are available via Kanopy (free through Howard County...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 1 - 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: 100
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
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
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 beginning level.  This class meets twice a week...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ESL Level 3 - 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: 99
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: 96
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...