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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
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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
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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.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
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Curious to learn strategies to save money at the grocery store? Join us for the webinar Food Shopping Strategies to Save You Money with Howard County's SNAP Ed's nutrition educator, Razan Sahuri. In ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

At Noon: Poetry Moments - Episode 4 of 4 (Online)

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Online Branch
Open
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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: 43
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 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 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Event Details:
On the fourth Tuesday of each month HCLS co-hosts an online roundtable focusing on a local business owned by a Person of Color in Howard County.  The owner shares the experiences and challenges they face as a local business owner. The ...
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
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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
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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
Open
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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...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

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
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
Registration
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.

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

Aging Gracefully (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 92
Event Details:
Identify gradual and straightforward lifestyle strategies that will help you meet your personal health goals and keep your brain healthy for aging gracefully. In partnership with Giant Food and Howard County Health Department.  Please regi...
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 4 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 18+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Business & Finance, College & Career
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 93
Event Details:
Join Adrienne Summers and staff from Howard Community College as they share information about the pre-requisites required for different occupations, and the resources available to gain a competitive edge in the...
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 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Trivia! (online)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Zoom Workshop
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
    Welcome sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers! Discuss a wide-array of SciFi movies (2nd Wednesdays) and books (4th Wednesdays) Apr 28th: "Circe" by Madeline Miller Please register with an email address to receive...
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: 20
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 author...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Speakeasy Book Discussion (Online)

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: 10
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual literary happy hour. 4th Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm.                                                    ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Writers LIVE! Elizabeth Gilbert (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs
Event Details:
Elizabeth Gilbert will be in conversation with Cija Jefferson about her work. In her lectures Gilbert talks about her writing and seizing the opportunity to live a life guided by creativity rather than fear.  Gilbert’s mem...