Howard County Library System
Cultural Connections


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HCLS' Cultural Connections delivers educational opportunities for Howard County's multicultural population. The initiative features the following curriculum components:

I. Self-Directed Education

  • World Languages Collection
  • Transitions Collection
  • ASL Collection
  • Foreign films
  • Translated brochures and forms
  • InterpreTALK, a telephonic interpreting service linking non-English speakers with skilled interpreters, is available at all branches
  • Learning a language (Mango)

II. Research Assistance & Instruction

III. Instructive & Enlightening Experiences

  • HCLS Project Literacy Graduation & Celebration
  • Cultural Café Events
  • Travel Seminars

To connect to HCLS' catalog.

  • Search the collection for materials
  • Access specialized online research tools for homework and research
  • Access online tutors for live homework help, as well as career and educational practice tests
  • Listen to and download e-books and audiobooks
  • Access your library account

For further information:
Kelli Shimabukuro
Community Education and Partnerships Coordinator
Howard County Library System
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-7763