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This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Preschool Circle Time @ Oakland Mills Online

10:00am - 10:30am
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.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
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
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 83
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.

Baby Time @ Oakland Mills Online

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)
Event Details:
  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 organizati...
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 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Tech Time 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: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Curious about Library Tech? Join us for Tech Time Online! This session will focus on answering questions about new devices and setting up devices with library e-resources such as Overdrive/Libby, CloudLibrary, Hoopla, or any other HCLS provided e-res...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Virtual Origami (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Childrens Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Art & Music, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Students fold a classic origami model with help from an HCLS instructor. Supplies needed: square paper, colored pencils or crayons and a smile! Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Despite his declining health, Franz Schubert continued composing up until his death. Join WBJC host Jonathan Palevsky for a LIVE online talk that examines Schubert's final year and the pieces he composed. ...
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: 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 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
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Details:
This class is for people who applied for their citizenship before 12/1/20.  It will give students a strong foundation in all questions that could be asked on the American Government portion of the civics exam. It&nb...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

American English Pronunciation

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 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: 95
Event Details:
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 "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Preschool Parade (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool), Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100

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.

This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Learn to Podcast with HoCoCast (Online)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 60 min. Curious about podcasting? Join us each month to learn the basics and work on upcoming episodes of HoCoCast, the library's teen produced podcast. No experience necessary. Please register with an email address to receive an im...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Take a Virtual Store Tour (Online)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Take a walk with the nutritionist to learn about the coolest new products on the shelf and easy ways to build a healthier basket. We'll hit each section of the store - show you what to look for and do some myth-busting along the way. In partnershi...
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
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)
Program Type: STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Ages 5-10. 30 min. Registration required. Enjoy this fun and tasty science experiment and learn how properties of matter can change if we change the temperature of some objects. This class has been prerecorded. You will receive the link to...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Trivia! (online)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
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 18+ (Adults)" group.

In Other Worlds (Online) - Book Discussion

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
    Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SciFi movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Jan 27th: "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Please register with an ema...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Mastering the Elevator Pitch and Interview

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, College & Career
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Details:
Learn communication strategies to effectively market yourself in an interview or while networking. We discuss how to present achievements during an interview, what to expect, and how to answer behavioral questions. Making the best impression helps yo...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Romantic Reads (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Terrapin Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Love to read romance novels? Do you need an escape from reality? Join the new Romantic Reads Book Discussion! Discuss your favorite romance author and book or series with other fellow romance readers. You will "zoom" away with new authors and book...