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Date Event Description
11/01/14
11:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Chemistry in the Library: The Sweet Side of Chemistry
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments with candy and confections. Food products may be handled during experiments. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
11/01/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Chemistry in the Library: The Sweet Side of Chemistry
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments with candy and confections. Food products may be handled during experiments. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
11/03/14
11:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Bear Necessities
How big is a bear footprint? What does bear fur feel like? Explore Maryland's black bears through stories, games, and hands-on activities. Ages 5-9; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
11/03/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Elephant & Piggie Party!
Spend your day off with two lovable book characters: Elephant & Piggie! Read some of their adventures, then make crafts inspired by the books. Ages 5 & up; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
11/03/14
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Bear Necessities
How big is a bear footprint? What does bear fur feel like? Explore Maryland's black bears through stories, games, and hands-on activities. Ages 5-9; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
11/03/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Split Rail Garden Club Presents...
Join members of the Split Rail Garden Club for stories and a special craft. Ages 5-8; 30 min. Ho. Co. Schools closed.

Nov 3: Pumpkins and More

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
11/03/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Chemistry in the Library: The Sweet Side of Chemistry
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments with candy and confections. Food products may be handled during experiments.

Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
11/03/14
2:30 PM
Central Branch

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Mustache Mania
Let the big guys grow the mustaches, we'll celebrate with marvelous mustache stories and a craft. Ages 5 & up; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/03/14
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Puppet Fun 101
Use your imagination to create a puppet and learn how to bring it to life. Ages 7-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/03/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Puppet Fun 101
Use your imagination to create a puppet and learn how to bring it to life. Ages 7-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/04/14
11:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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B&O Railroad Choo Choo Blue
Meet Choo Choo Blue, the mascot from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Learn about the parts of a train through stories and activities.

Ages 2-10, with adult; 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/04/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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School's Out: LEGO® Blocks and Games
No school? No problem! Build something with LEGO® blocks, or play a game with friends. Ages 7 & up. Allow 30 min, 11 am - 1 pm. Ho. Co. schools closed.

No registration required.
11/04/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Discovering Great Artists: Wassily Kandinsky
Learn about the life and methods of history's greatest artists, then use their techniques to create a piece of art. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Nov 4: Wassily Kandinsky
Based on the book The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
11/04/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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S.O.S. School is Out So...
Spend some time on an independent activity. Ages 6-10; 2 - 4 pm, allow 20-30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Sep 12: LEGO® blocks
Oct 17: Paint a Rock
Nov 4: Spaghetti Sculpture

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/04/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Veteran's Day Crafternoon
Make Veteran's Day crafts and a thank you note to help welcome home a soldier. Ages 5 - 10. 2 - 4 pm, allow 30 minutes.


Salute to Veterans: A Star Spangled THANK YOU!

In honor of Veterans Day write a short thank you note to help welcome home a soldier.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/04/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Minute to Win It
Test your skills by attempting to complete different tasks in under 60 seconds. You have a minute to win it! Ages 5 & up. 2 - 4 pm, allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

No registration required.
11/04/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Let's Explore: Grossology!
Use the scientific method to explore bodily functions and create gross compounds using household ingredients to illustrate your results.

Ages 8-10; 45-60 min. Ho. Co. schools closed. Ticket required.

Ingredients that may be used: balloons (latex), flour, cornstarch, gelatin, food coloring, borax, Elmers glue, oatmeal, applesauce, powdered cocoa, raisin bran cereal, sugar substitute, petroleum jelly, sugar, shredded wheat, margarine, brown sugar, vanilla.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/04/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Book-N-Chat
Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
11/05/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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LEGO® Challenge
Bring your best building skills and compete for a small prize in our LEGO® challenge! Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
11/06/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Chess Club
Join us for informal chess play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
11/07/14
10:30 AM
Elkridge Branch

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B&O Railroad Choo Choo Blue
Meet Choo Choo Blue, the mascot from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Learn about the parts of a train through stories and activities.

Ages 2-10, with adult; 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.

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