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Pins and Needle Arts

10:00am - 12:00pm
Miller Branch
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott Room
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.

Post-Traumatic Stress Injury: A Warrior's Malady

11:00am - 12:15pm
Central Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Central Branch
Room: Maxine White Warfield Room
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Event Details:
Learn about Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) and life coping skills from Tom Glenn, Ph. D., who worked as an undercover NSA signals intelligence operative in the Vietnam War and lived through the fall of Saigon. Memories remain of experiencing ...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (Adults)" group.

German Conversation Club (East Columbia Branch)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
East Columbia Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Columbia Branch
Room: Teen Study Room (East Columbia)
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. ** We are meeting in person at noon every second Thursday of the month, but we are also keeping our standing Zoom date: on the second and fourth Thur...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Studio B
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, Makerspace
Event Details:
Ages 11-18. 60 min. Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in this class to learn about the world of podcasting. This class is an introduction to a five-part program, where students will gain experience and insight on how to...
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 19+ (Adults)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Miller Branch
Room: Ellicott/ Patapsco/ Avalon Rooms
Age Group: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Author & Literary Events, Book Clubs, Community & Culture, History & Genealogy, Racial Equity
Registration Required
Event Details:
  This event is In-Person at HCLS, Miller Branch. Please register to attend. Limited seats.  In KOSHERSOUL, Michael Twitty, James Beard award-winning author of the acclaimed The Cooking Gene, explores the cultural crossroads of...
This event is in the "Ages 19+ (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: Ages 19+ (Adults)
Program Type: Book Clubs, Community & Culture, Racial Equity
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.  Registration is recommended so you can be kept updated on any changes to the meeting location. ...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Drop-In Podcast Studio: Create Your Podcast Here

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Glenwood Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Glenwood Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, Makerspace, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 11-18, 90 min. Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in the final class of their five-part podcast series. Begin your podcast journey today! Students will apply the knowledge gained from the past classes in this dro...
This event is in the "Ages 11-13 (Middle School)" group.
This event is in the "Ages 14 - 18 (High School)" group.

Creative Kindness

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Savage Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Savage Branch
Room: Albert Einstein Classroom
Age Group: Ages 11-13 (Middle School), Ages 14 - 18 (High School)
Program Type: Art & Music, Community & Culture, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellness, STEM / STEAM, Writing
Registration Required
Event Details:
If you love giving back to your community, join us as we create art to give to senior citizens, assemble empowering art kits for kids in our community, and more! We will also discuss the importance of self-care. After this afternoon of service, walk ...
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 "All Ages / Families" group.

Summer Slugger! (Online)

11:00am - 11:15am
Online Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Online Branch
Age Group: Ages 6 - 11 (Grades 1-6), Ages 11-13 (Middle School), All Ages / Families
Program Type: Community & Culture, Fun & Games!, Language, STEM / STEAM
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 5-11; 5 min. Help stop summer slide and satisfy young baseball fans! The Orioles have partnered with Everfi to offer Summer Slugger, a free game-based learning program with online math and reading challenges designed for students en...
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 Session for the Brave Stories Project

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Elkridge Branch
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Elkridge Branch
Room: Belmont Room
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 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.
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
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.
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’...