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American English Pronunciation

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: 19
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 18+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
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This class is designed for English language learners who are interested in working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a healthcare facility.  The participants will learn about the work setting, responsibilities, potential earning, and...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Preschool Parade (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: 495

PRESCHOOL PARADE

Ages 2-5.  5-20 min.   Develop school-readiness skills through language & literacy, songs, fingerplays and rhymes.

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

If you miss this class, past classes are posted on the Howard County Library System YouTube channel Playlists.

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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.
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.
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.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

How to Spice Up Your Letters (Online)

11:30am - 11:45am
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 497
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All Ages, 15 min.  All Ages, Families, Adults, 15 min. Looking to improve your letter writing or penpal experience? Here are some ideas on what you can add to your letters, such as prompts and pictures! This class has been prerecorded. You wi...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Women & the American Revolution (Part 3 of 4) (Online)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 72
Event Details:
The revolutionary war was fought on battlefields, in forests, and on the homefront—and the contributions of American women shaped the fight at every turn. They did this in every way imaginable, and while some prospered and thrived when the war came...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Writers' Guild (Online)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Teen Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Ages 14-18, 60 min. Calling all high school creative writers. Drop in for writing prompts tips, tricks, and resources to improve your craft. Share your writing and get feedback in a supportive environment. All genres welcome! Please register wi...
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.

Job Application Success (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: College & Career
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Drop in for online assistance with job applications. Sessions begin with helpful job search tips, library resources and recommended internet sites. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Trivia! (online)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
For Teens. Play HCLS trivia through Kahoot! Categories and questions designed for ages 13-17. The game starts at 4:30 pm. You will receive the Kahoot! link in an email by 4 pm. Every second Wednesday will be a LIVE! Kahoot on Zoom.  Plea...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Black-eyed Susan Book Club Grades 4-6 (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
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:
Grades 4-6. Registration required.  60 minutes. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. The following books will be discussed in the classes-it is the registrant's responsibility to place these books on hold s...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Nonfiction Book Club (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join the Nonfiction Book Club to share your thoughts on a varied array of Nonfiction selections. Jan 20 - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Stephen Brusatte Feb 17 - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander ...
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.

Reading & Speaking - 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: 86
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners. Practice your speaking skills in a supportive environment. Students read a short story each week and discuss it in class. Plenty of opportunities provided to practice both speaking ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance
Event Details:
Join Senior Principal and estate planning attorney Olivia Holcombe-Volke for a discussion regarding the financial planning aspects of estate planning. Estate planning is so much more than a static set of documents. Learn why your estate plan needs to...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English For the Workplace

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: 40
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  It is a career centered class where students explore topics related to working in the US. This session will focus on workplace culture and will seek to improve students' workplace commun...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Speaking & Listening - 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: 19
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 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Picture Book Pals Live: Surprises! (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 494
Event Details:
Ages 0-5, families.  20-30 min. Develop school readiness skills through stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will receive the link to the onl...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Take a Virtual Store Tour (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
Event Details:
Join us as Melanie, a Registered Dietitian and nutritionist for Giant Food, as she takes us through each section of the store. She will show us what to look f...
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 "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Time Live! (Online)

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95

FAMILY TIME LIVE!

Ages 0-5, families.  20-30 min.  Interactive language and literacy-based activities to engage the whole family. 

 

Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to join the class/event. This email will also contain the dial-in information if you wish to participate by telephone.

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

HCLS Trivia Thursday! (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
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. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate regist...