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Enchanted Garden Earth Day Celebration

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
All ages.  Allow 30 min. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring stations throughout the Enchanted Garden.  Fun and learning for all ages!   This session is part of HCLS' Earth Day Celebration series. Please click here fo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Plant Dissection (ages 6-9) TK

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 6-9. 45 minutes. Ticket required. Come learn all about the parts of plants in this fun science class.  Learn about the importance of flowers in the ecosystem. Dissect different flowers and see if you can identify the different structures...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tabletop Gaming Time

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon of dice-rolling, card-slapping, and strategic thinking as we host a tabletop gaming extravaganza at the Savage Branch! This is the time to create your first D&D character, start a new campaign, or bring your favorite tabl...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
6-11 years, parents/caregivers welcome; 45 min. Registration required. Earth Day is on it's way; celebrate by creating a simple plant press. Learn about different flowers you will see this spring and the best way to collect and preserve them. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Gardening & Nature, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Learn the story of the amazing families living in a garbage dump and how their children became known as the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Listen to them in concert, then make your own instruments out of recycled materials. ...

Windows & Mirrors: Teen Book Club

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-14. Read and discuss books with diverse viewpoints that tackle tough issues, such as finding and establishing identity. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required. Food provided. Join us for Bagels & Books. Registrat...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Teacher Appreciation Clipboards with the Cricut

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: DIY & Makerspace, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Get schooled in all the crafting possibilities of the Cricut. Using vinyl and transfer tape, create a custom clipboard just in time for teacher appreciation week. All materials are provided. Registration Required.  ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Celebrate Burmese New Year!

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Join Us for a Vibrant Celebration of Burmese New Year    Date/Time: April 21st, Sunday, 2-4pm Location: Elkridge Branch Library and DIY Center   Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Myanmar at our Burmese Ne...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Walking with East Columbia Branch and 50+ Center

9:30am - 10:30am
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Out Front (Walk way ECO)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Walking is a great way to get some activity into your routine.  Lets get up and walk together. Come and walk around East Columbia Library. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. If inclement weather, walking will take place i...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
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.  If you're new to this class, you'll receive an email invitati...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Tapestry Classroom (Project Literacy)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language
Registration Required
Event Details:
This is an in-person class designed for adult English language learners. Improve your reading level and English language knowledge with evidence-based strategies that build your reading skills. Instruction focuses on reading speed, word patterns, voc...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Picture Book Parade (ages 2-5 with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities.  Free tickets will be available at the children'...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

10:15am - 10:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Hockley Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Culture & Language
Event Details:
Ages 0-5 with adult. 30 minutes. Ticket required. Únase a nosotros para cuentos, canciones y rimas en español. Seguido de un tiempo de juego. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Picture Book Parade (ages 2-5 with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.  Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities.  Free tickets will be available at the childre...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 months with adult) TK

11:15am - 11:45am
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type:

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Little Learners, (Ages 3-5 with Adult), TK

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Ages 3- 5 with adult. 30 min Fun stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers that spark curiosity and support learning. Tickets required. Tickets issued 15 minutes before the beginning of class. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Space

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community Events, DIY & Makerspace, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
After school supervised safe-space for middle and high school students. Socialize with peers, do homework, or enjoy optional games, crafts, and other activities. Healthy snacks provided while supplies last. Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

The Meetup

3:30pm - 5:30pm
East Columbia Branch
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Walter Dean Myers Homework Room
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
A  hang out for teens to connect, play games and create. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Game On!

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 11-17. Drop-in. Are you ready to level up your gaming skills and have some fun? Whether you're a casual gamer or a hardcore fan, you'll find something to enjoy at this event. You'll get to play the latest and the greatest games and have a won...

Crazy 8’s: Math Club for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

5:30pm - 6:15pm
Elkridge Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Kindergarten- 2nd grade. 45 minutes - 1 hour. Registration required. Crazy 8's is a nationwide math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week kids get to build cool stuff, play fun games, solve mysterious puzzles, or make music...a...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Connect 2.0 - Papermaking Lab part 2

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Health & Wellness, Tech Skills or STEAM
Event Details:
Ages 11-18  | Drop in*, but you may register for a reminder.    Teen Connect 2.0!  Based on you're feedback, we've redesigned Teen Connect! It will only be on Mondays and Thursdays on full school days from 6-7 pm. Eac...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pajama Time [all ages] TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Program Type:

PAJAMA TIME

All ages with adult; 30 min.  Ticket required.

A class before bedtime. Children build skills in singing, talking, listening, reading, and getting along with others through stories, music, rhymes, and activities. Children may wear their pajamas and bring their loveys and blankets.   

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Play Partners (infant-23 mos with adult) TK

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Central Children's Classroom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Early Learning

PLAY PARTNERS

Ages newborns-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

Newborns and toddlers learn to express feelings, language, and movement through stories, baby games, musical activities, and playtime. 

Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes before class.

Event Details:
Ticket required. Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before class.   ...