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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
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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
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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  How do films shape and connect us? Watch the film prior to the actual discussion dates. Feb 1st: Last Black Man in San Francisco (Kanopy) Movie selections are available via Kanopy (free through Howard County Library System) or o...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Global Reads Adult Book Group (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: 12
Event Details:
Read and discuss a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books on different cultures around the world as well as immigrant fiction. 1st Mondays; 7- 8 pm.  Join for an online discussion of the following titles: February 1st: The Mar...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Read. Think. Talk.

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Please join us to discuss a variety of thoughtful works before they are award winning movies and television shows!  Ubik is a available as a ebook and included in Four Novels on the 1960s/Phillip K. Dick. Please register with an email...
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: 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
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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 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
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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 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...
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: 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 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.

Veterans Book Group 2021 (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Veterans, both active and retired military, are invited to this online discussion series. During five monthly facilitated sessions, discussions center on military experiences and a unique set of readings, which may include classics, fiction, memoirs,...
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: 96
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.
Registration
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 "All Ages / Families" 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), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Start Ready (Kindergarten Readiness)
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 500

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.

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 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.

Knot Just Knitters (Online)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 & Adults; 90 min. All crafters welcome. Work on your stitching, knitting or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas! Find inspiration as you trade tips tricks and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts! Please re...
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 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.

Newbery Book Club (Online)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
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. Read Newbery Medal winners, then participate in a virtual group discussion and activity.  Please note that It is the registrant's responsibility to request and read the book before each ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Books On Tap

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual discussion of Swing Time by Zadie Smith 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...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

The Visionary Genius of Frederick Douglass (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
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: 380
Event Details:
University of Maryland historian Richard Bell explores the many facets of Frederick Douglass' incredible life as well as his family and career, and considers his impact upon our modern struggle to advance the cause of Black freedom in the U...