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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.

Korean for Beginners

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn Korean in this 12-week class, taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Learn the Korean alphabet, culture, food, and basic Korean expression...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
The World Language Cafe is now being held at the new East Columbia Senior Center 6610 Cradlerock way, Columbia, Md. 21045 on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:45pm.    Established by the Columbia Association’s International Exchan...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Beyond Words in The Enchanted Garden

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Enchanted Garden
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, DIY & Makerspace, Gardening & Nature, Health & Wellness, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Step into the fun and active world of Teen Beyond Words, a vibrant and inclusive monthly class designed to spark joy and ignite the imagination of young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will journey t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Prerequisite: Korean for Beginners. Registration required. Ages 18+. Continue learning Korean in this 12-week class taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Spea...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class (in-person)

7:45pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Windows & Mirrors Book Club (ages 11-13) RG

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
  Ages 11-13. Registration required. Read and discuss books with diverse viewpoints that tackle tough issues, such as finding and establishing identity. Pick up your copy of our next book at the Central Branch Customer Service Desk. De...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reads of Acceptance (Online)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Book Group Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Discuss LGBTQ-related books and make new friends in a queer- & trans-affirming group setting. All identities and all ages (18+) are welcome. Copies of the discussion title are available for pick-up from the Central Branch; ask for a copy at th...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Families. 60 Minutes. Ticket required. !Celebremos el dia de los niños con las percursiones, maraquitas y congas de Luis Garay! !Únete a esta emocionante presentación! Let’s celebrate Children's Day with Luis Garay’s percussions, shak...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Live! at Miller

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Crafts, Fun & Games!, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Attend Teen Live! at Miller for these free activities and more: Free pizza Fizz, Pop, Boom! Science Show DJ with dancing and games Arcade basketball, Jumbo Games, Mini Golf Nintendo Switch and PS5 gaming Scavenger Hunt Button & ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tips for Being News Savvy Online (OATS)

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Health & Wellness, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Sharing the news with others? In the digital age, anyone can publish anything on the internet, even if it's completely false. This lecture will explain the way technology has made it easier to create and spread misinformation. We'll discuss tools to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Korean for Beginners

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn Korean in this 12-week class, taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Learn the Korean alphabet, culture, food, and basic Korean expression...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Circle: Celebrations

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont / Hockley Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
The HCPSS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) and the Howard County Library System cordially invite you to join us in a community building circle. Dinner will be provided from 5:00-5:30PM followed by community building circles from 5:30...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Explore and Play [ages 2-5 w/adult]

10:30am - 11:30am
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Fun & Games!, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 w/adult. Play with puzzles and toys from the library's toy collection. Check out a toy to take home! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Prerequisite: Korean for Beginners. Registration required. Ages 18+. Continue learning Korean in this 12-week class taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Spea...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class (in-person)

7:45pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

How (Not) To Talk To People

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Savage Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: DaVinci Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Feeling anxiety or dread about discussing politics with coworkers, friends, or family members that hold different viewpoints than you?  Learn effective strategies for how to better engage with people across social, political, and ideological ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: History & Genealogy, Race, Equity & Inclusion, Tech Skills or STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
You are cordially invited to attend the Maryland premiere of the award-winning film,The Artist & The Astronaut. Join us for an unforgettable cinematic journey that delves into the remarkable love story between artist Pat Musick, a civil rights ac...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Windows & Mirrors High School Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Elkridge Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Elkridge Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Read and discuss books with diverse viewpoints that tackle tough issues, such as finding and establishing identity.  The May title is The Kinds of B'More by R. Eric Thomas. Copies available at the April meeting and at the Elkridge branch...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Korean for Beginners

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn Korean in this 12-week class, taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Learn the Korean alphabet, culture, food, and basic Korean expression...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Rock on with Bollywood

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art, Movies & Music, Community Events, Culture & Language, Health & Wellness, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Rock on to Bollywood music as Bollywood dancer Jaya Mathur demonstrates and teaches the basic steps of Bollywood dancing. Must be 18+. Waiver required. Registration required.  MAY: AAPI Month classes/events/programs: This se...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Intermediate Korean (Online)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
Prerequisite: Korean for Beginners. Registration required. Ages 18+. Continue learning Korean in this 12-week class taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Spea...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

English Conversation Class (in-person)

7:45pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Event Details:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 pm ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

World Languages Cafe

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Miller Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Culture & Language, Race, Equity & Inclusion
Registration Required
Event Details:
In collaboration with Columbia Association, Howard County Library System's Miller Branch hosts a monthly World Languages Café, on the 2nd Thursday evening, from 7 - 8:45 pm. Established by the Columbia Association’s International Exchange & Mu...