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This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Family Clay Together

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Pindell Room
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Air-Dry Clay is a medium that can be safely enjoyed by artists of all ages. This class invites families to get creative together and enjoy a fun night of sculpting. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Anime & Manga Club Meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Event Details:
Calling all anime and manga lovers! Come enjoy manga coloring and crafts, as well as enjoy anime-related programming. お楽しみに! No registration needed, space is limited. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out our collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages 11-18 ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Knot Just Knitters

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Ages 11-18 & Adults; Drop-in, 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! ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Lobby (Savage)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career, Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Come speak to a representative from American Job Centers about the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP).  The DVOP assists individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment.  Learn about specialized ...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
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 System, while having fun reviewing Spanish voc...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning. Space is limited, so please register in advance to attend in person. To attend remotely via Zoom, contact pinsneedlearts@hclibr...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Community Art Project: Environmental Mural Painting

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio A
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Gardening & Environment, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Explore the different ecosystems in Maryland through art! This summer, each HCLS Branch hosts a different mural featuring one of six different ecosystems found within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All murals are designed by HCLS Adult Curriculum...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Thursday Trivia

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Are you ready to flex your trivia muscles this summer?  Bring friends and family for a night full of fun competition, laughter and prizes.  Register as a team or on your own. Questions? Email us: HCLS.Trivia@hclibrary.org ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Lobby (Savage)
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: College & Career, Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Come speak to a representative from American Job Centers about the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP).  The DVOP assists individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment.  Learn about specialized ...
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Moving up to Middle School

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Moving Up To Middle School is a 90-minute class for students starting sixth grade this fall. Stressed about opening lockers? Practice on real locks in a stress-free environment. Worried about meeting new people? Play ice breaker games to...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Story Sharing Sessions for the Brave Stories Project

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Equity Resource Center - Exhibit & Event Space
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
Stories are powerful tools that help us develop a better understanding of our community. Stories help us build empathy and identify ways to advance equity and inclusion for all. At Howard County Library System, we are collecting stories about people’...
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Brain Fitness: Numbers Edition

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Avalon Room
Age Group: Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Challenge your thinking with number puzzles and games.  Register with an email address to receive puzzles to do at home, too!  Questions? Email us: HCLS.BrainFitness@hclibrary.org. ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Yarn Coil Basket Making

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Central Branch
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: CEN Studio
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Yarn-tastic! Stop by the HCLS Central Branch to make a yarn coil basket. In this class, you will learn how to wrap yarn around a paper coiling cord and create a decorative yarn coil basket. Supplies provided.   ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
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 Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Movies
Registration Required
Event Details:
Movie matinees are back this summer on the fourth Tuesday of the month. See you at the movies! August 23: Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, 2021, PG-13 No refreshments provided. Registration is optional. If you would like a remind...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Mah Jongg Meet Up

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
NEW SESSIONS ADDED! Join us on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month for friendly games of American Mah Jongg. Players of all levels of experience are welcome for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

TAB Teen Advisory Board Meeting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Miller Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Tech Lab (MIL)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Be a leader in our community and share your voice by collaborating with your peers to develop and plan events and classes for teens; work with HCLS instructors on projects, recommend books and more!   *Service hours for meetings, events &am...
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.

Fun With Spanish @ Oakland Mills Online

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Online Branch
Library Branch: Online Branch
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 System, while having fun reviewing Spanish voc...
This event is in the "Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.
This event is in the "All Ages / Families" group.
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Patapsco/Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 0 - 5 (Infant/Toddler/ Preschool/Kindergarten), Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School), Ages 19+ (Adults), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Event Details:
Come one! Come all! Bring the family and have a ball at our Enchanted Garden Carnival. Games, magic, and fun for everyone! The Kangaroo Kids a precision jump rope team from Howard County will be performing at 6:30 pm in front of the...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Moving Up to Middle School

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Community & Culture
Registration Required
Event Details:
Rising 6th Grade Students, 60 min. Moving Up To Middle School is a class for students starting sixth grade this fall. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Miller Other Location
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts
Event Details:
Join other adults who knit, crochet, embroider, and sew, in an open forum for creating, conversing, sharing, and learning.  ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (Online)

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Room: Adult Online Classroom
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Language
Registration Required
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 ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.

Moving Up To Middle School

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!
Registration Required
Event Details:
Attention rising 6th graders!  Prepare for middle school in a fun way by meeting other rising 6th graders in the area, practicing with locker combination locks and getting insight and advice from former 6th graders. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Manga Meetup

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Savage Branch
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Savage Studio (Classroom)
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Event Details:
Meet up with fellow manga lovers to practice drawing your favorite characters (or create your own!), recommend the manga you're reading and the anime you're watching, check out our collection and stream shows on Crunchyroll. Ages 11-18 ...