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This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
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Translations and Transitions: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence Virtually explore the exhibit commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mexican and Central American independence from Spain. Through the lens of cultural exch...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

We the Kids... [ages 6-10] TK

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
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Ages 6-10.  45 min.  Ticket required. Don't let history be a mystery!  Our constitution was officially adopted Sept 17th, 1787.  Learn about the Constitution in a fun way that will bring it alive. Includes stories, ac...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Who? What? Where?: Pirates! (ages 7-11) TK

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
A class for all fans of the Who? What? Where? books and anyone fascinated by astonishing events and people from history. Who Were Pirates? Avast and Arrrrg! Climb aboard and learn about pirate life from long ago. Tickets available 15 minutes be...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
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Calling all history buffs! Join us for a discussion of the events on September 17 1862: the Battle of Antietam, which took place 160 years ago. We will discuss how this fateful day changed the course of the Civil War. Bring your thoughts, questions a...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Maximize Your History Day Research

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Closed
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Registration Required
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Ages: 11-17 with parent. Registration required.  Please only register your student. Assigned a National History Day project? Our research experts have tips and tools for you. Meet History Day judges and learn strategies to loca...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
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Author Sheryll Cashin discusses her book White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality. In White Space, Black Hood, Sheryll Cashin traces the history of anti-Black residential caste—boundary maintenanc...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Haunted Howard County! [ages 7-10] TK

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 7-10.  45 min.  Ticket required.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Learn about Howard County haunts in a fun way that will bring it alive. Includes stories, activities, and a craft. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
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Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Merriweather Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy
Registration Required
Event Details:
Principles of Composition When we look at a painting, we might be impressed with the technique that it displays, how it reflects reality, or the emotion that it projects. In order to influence the way we experience a painting, a good artist will...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Ingenious Inventions! [ages 6-10] TK

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 6-10.  45 min.  Ticket required. Don't let history be a mystery!  Let's learn about some October inventions! Includes stories, activities, and a craft. Tickets will be available at the children's desk 15 minutes be...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Haunted Howard County! [ages 7-10] TK

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 7-10.  45 min.  Ticket required.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before class. Learn about Howard County haunts in a fun way that will bring it alive. Includes stories, activities, and a craft. ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 7-11.  45 min.  Ticket required.  HCPSS closes 3 hours early. Learn fun, wacky, wonderful facts about the states. "Travel" from Alaska to Vermont as we play Bingo and discover some surprising information along the way! ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.

Let's Talk About Voting (ages 6-10) TK

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Elkridge Branch
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Seahorse Children's Classroom
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)
Program Type: Fun & Games!, History & Genealogy
Event Details:
Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required. Did you know that kids can vote, too?  Find out how kids can vote any day - or every day! - and other important things kids can do during election season. We'll enjoy fun stories, crafts, and a chance ...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
“Land acknowledgments” are statements that recognize Indigenous peoples dispossessed of their land and/or relationships with land by settler colonists. These statements are seen as an effective and ethical way to begin acknowledging Indigenous sovere...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Native Expulsion & Manifest Destiny

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
  This class is presented in-person at HCLS Miller Branch.  This talk explores westward expansion and its impact upon Native communities. Even though the phrase ‘manifest destiny’ was not used in print until 1845, the spirit of A...