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This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Dr. Patrick Chung, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland, explores the historical places and events that serve as the backdrop of Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women. The title is the 2020 One Maryland One Book se...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 190
Event Details:
Guide your kids to develop safe, savvy and ethical digital skills. Presented by Denise DeRosa, CEO & Founder, Cyber Sensible.   This workshop begins with understanding what your kids are doing online so you are empowered to...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Fun With Spanish

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages / Families
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, while having fun reviewing Spanish voca...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

The First Amendment

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
Ages 11 - 17  Min 200 Learn why the First Amendment’s five rights and freedoms are so vital to democracy in the U.S. Through case studies, you weigh in on Supreme Court decisions in which these protections were challenged.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Event Details:
Presented by Enoch Pratt Free Library. FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live go on sale September 16 at 9am. Click here to register. Karamo Brown will be in conversation with Heidi Daniel, Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Author works: When Dating Hurts by Bill Mitchell

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 78
Event Details:
On June 3, 2005, Kristin Mitchell was murdered by her boyfriend in her apartment just outside of Philadelphia. She was ending her relationship with the man. Three weeks prior, the Mitchell family had attended Kristin’s graduation at Saint Joseph...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
League of Women Voters: Candidate's Forum - Board of Education and Circuit Court Judges  2 - 4 pm: Board of Education  4 - 5 pm: the Circuit Court Judges   On the 2020 Election ballots, you can cast ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Event Details:
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Join us from Mountain Maryland to the Ocean City shore as we read and discuss this year’s memorable story. This year's One Maryland One Book (OMOB) is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship betw...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 22 at 9am through EventBrite. Jon Meacham will talk about his new book, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Fun With Spanish

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages / Families
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, while having fun reviewing Spanish voca...
This event is in the "Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Power Up with Online Safety! (Online)

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 5 - 10 (Grades K-5), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Designed for ages 6 - 11. Allow 30 - 40 minutes.  The whole world is at your fingertips.  Kids want to explore cyberspace for fun, for school and to connect with friends. Everyone needs to make sure that they know the rules of the ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. We meet every second and fourth Thursday.  Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. This email will also contain the dial-in ...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Brown Lecture Series: Kenyatta Berry

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Presented by Enoch Pratt Free Library.  FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 24 at 9am. Click here for more information.  Kenyatta Berry will be in conversation about her work and contri...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

The Thursday Next book group (online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
One Maryland One Book event The Thursday Next book club will be discussing:  The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See This year's One Maryland One Book is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship between Young-sook and Mi-ja...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Advisory Board (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, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 60 min. Recommend books music and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with&nb...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Designed for ages 12-17. Allow 40 - 60 minutes.  Learn safe, savvy and ethical online skills to become a good digital citizen. In order for kids and teens to fully benefit from the wealth of advantages tech can provide, they must mas...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Voting - Democracy in Action (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 300
Event Details:
Join Dr. Richard Bell, professor of History at University of Maryland, and Linda Frascarella, Director of Education at League of Women Voters of Howard County for a timely and important conversation about the history of the fight for v...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month.  Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. This email will also contain th...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 500
Event Details:
Join HCLS and community partners for a discussion introducing local organizations working for racial equity in our county. Learn about panelists’ top concerns and goals for our community, and ways to get involved.   Please register with an...

Dear Mama

10:00am - 2:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 191
Event Details:
Dear Mama is a group thematic exhibit depicting pregnancy and motherhood through the eyes of emerging artists of African descent. The aim is to create for the viewer emotional resonance as well as understanding of the health disparities impacting wom...
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 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Community connection and continuing to contribute to the wellbeing of the collective even after their diving days are over are central to the haenyeo culture depicted in the 2020 One Maryland One Book selection, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

ELKs Excellent Reads (online)

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 14 - 17 (High School), Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
  One Maryland One Book event ELKs Excellent reads book group will be discussing:  The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See This year's One Maryland One Book is the story of the complex and decades-long friendship between Y...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 17 (High School)" group.

Teen Advisory Board (Online)

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 17 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 60 min. Recommend books music and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Please register with an email address to receive an immediate registration confirmation with&nb...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Author & Literary Events, Community & Culture
Event Details:
FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live go on sale October 27 at 9am through Eventbrite. Click here to register beginning 10/27/2020.  Join us as we honor Devin Allen's work, lead in conversation with DeRay Mckesson. Devi...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month.  Register with an email to receive a link to join the online class. This email will also contain th...
This event is in the "Ages 18+ (Adults)" group.

Racial Inequity and Action in Maryland (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 18+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 500
Event Details:
Learn about top racial equity issues in our state and what you can do to make a difference. Featuring a panel discussion by experts and activists. Please register with an email address to receive a confirmation email with a link to join the sessio...