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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...
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.

Reading & Speaking - 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: 99
Event Details:
This class is designed for English language learners.  Practice your 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 li...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English For the Workplace

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: 93
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
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 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.

Family Time Live! (Online)

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
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: 100

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. You will receive the link to the online class in the confirmation email. If you prefer to call in by phone, please register for the class online and then email askhcls@hclibrary.org to request the dial-in information at least 1 business day in advance.

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

An Inconvenient Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Gardening & Environment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Virtual book discussion. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm. Feb 4: Parable of the Sower - Original Novel and Graphic Novel, by Octavia Butler. Registered customers should place a hold request on the title using their library card in order to receive a copy...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

HCLS Trivia Thursday! (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
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.  Every third Thursday will be a LIVE! Kahoot on Zoom. Please...
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
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 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
Registration
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.

Preparation For The New US Citizenship Test

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
This class focuses on the new citizenship exam for people who apply for their citizenship after 12/1/20.  It will give students a strong foundation in all questions that could be asked on the American Government portion of the new civics ex...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Parent Conversation Class - Adult (Online)

10:30am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Event Details:
This is a class for adult English language learners.  Parents of children aged ten and younger may bring their children to class as they gain a better understanding of informal spoken English and increase their knowledge of Englis...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Brain Fitness! (Online)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Receive fun and interactive activities that challenge thinking and help you stay mentally active through email. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation. You will receive an email with the...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Family Time (Online)

11:00am - 11:30am
Online Branch
Registration
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: 100

FAMILY TIME

Ages 0-5, families.  15-20 min.  Interactive language and literacy-based activities to engage the whole family.

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 18+ (Adults)" group.

Black Fiction Book Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
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: 16
Event Details:
Join us for the Black Fiction Book Club, meeting on the 1st Saturday of the month. The February selection is Native Son by Richard Wright.  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.

English Conversation Class-Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
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.    ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

English for Life & Work Advanced Level - Adult (Online)

10:00am - 12:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
For adult English language learners at an advanced level.  Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 4 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool)" group.

Baby Games (Online)

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

BABY GAMES

Ages Infant-2.  5 –15 min.  Songs, bounces, rhymes, and tickles for tykes!

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 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Write Now!

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
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
Event Details:
  How do films shape and connect us? Watch the film prior to the actual discussion dates. Feb 8th: The Loving Story (a documentary by Nancy Buirski) Watch free on TUBI Movie selections are available via Kanopy (free through Howard...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Good Reads Book Discussion (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Book discussion celebrating Black History Month: Feb 08: The Intriguing novel, The Vanishing Half  by Britt Bennett Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with a link to join the class/event...