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08/31/14
All Day
Central Branch

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Labor Day
08/31/14
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East Columbia Branch

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Labor Day
08/31/14
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Elkridge Branch

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Labor Day
08/31/14
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Glenwood Branch

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Labor Day
08/31/14
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Miller Branch

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Labor Day
08/31/14
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Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/01/14
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/01/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/01/14
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/01/14
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/01/14
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/01/14
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Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Labor Day
09/02/14
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Language Learners
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm.

No registration required.
09/02/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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3, 2, Fun!
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/02/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/02/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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3, 2, Fun!
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/02/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/02/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
09/02/14
6:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Civil And Family Law Self-Help Center
Howard County Library System partners with the Howard County Circuit Court to meet the needs of self-represented litigants in Howard County. Attorneys provide free legal assistance for income-eligible walk-in clients. 6 - 8 pm. Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

Family Law Assistance Program: Attorneys provide free legal assistance for income-eligible walk-in clients on matters such as divorce, separation, custody, child support, alimony, and name change.

Civil Law Center
Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4

Family Law Assistance Program
Sep 9 & 16, Oct 14 & 21, Nov 18 & 25

No registration required.
09/02/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Citizenship Test
Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English is strongly recommended.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
09/02/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Let's Crochet & Knit
Beginners and experts alike, crochet one week, knit the next.

Crochet: Sep 2 & 30, Oct 28
Knit: Sep 16, Oct 14
Crochet and knit together: Nov 25

No registration required.
09/02/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Guided Meditation
Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Star Ferguson, M.Ac., L.Ac. Well & Wise event.

Star Ferguson is faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health. In addition to her Master's degree in Acupuncture, she holds a two-year Professional Certificate in Energetic Healing from Dr. Fernand Poulin’s WhiteWinds Institute in Atlanta, GA, and is a Mesa Carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, an ancient Peruvian Shamanic healing system. Ferguson's acupuncture and energy healing practice, Sage Center for Wellness, is located in historic Ellicott City.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/02/14
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.
09/02/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Good Reads
Book discussion, 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 2 - The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
Oct 7 - Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick
Nov 4 - Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

No registration required.
09/02/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Pajama Time
Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/03/14
10:00 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Maryland Legal Aid
Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders. For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.

No registration required.
09/03/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Storybook Friends
A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

Sep 3 - Five Little Monkeys
Sep 10 - Curious George
Sep 17 - Pete the Cat

No registration required.
09/03/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/03/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Storybook Friends
A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

Sep 3 - Five Little Monkeys
Sep 10 - Curious George
Sep 17 - Pete the Cat

No registration required.
09/03/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/03/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/03/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
09/03/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Stress Busters for Teens!
Discover coping strategies for stress as you learn about triggers and their physical effects. Practice fun techniques for relieving stress. Ages 11-17. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
09/03/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Astronomy Night
Learn about the planets and stars, then weather permitting, view them through a telescope. Register for each session separately. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/03/14
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.
09/04/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Ages 2-5, Grandparents welcome; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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What's the Sense? The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/04/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/04/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Ages 2-5, Grandparents welcome; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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What's the Sense? The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/14
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.
09/04/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
09/04/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

Sep 4: Despicable Me 2 (PG)
Oct 2: The Lego Movie (PG)
Nov 6: Planes (PG)

No registration required.
09/04/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bulb Treasures
Judy Peterson educates and entertains with facts about some lesser known beauties.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/04/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Films to Talk About
Join fellow movie aficionados for vibrant conversations. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it ahead of time, then participate in a lively discussion. 1st Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 4 - Zero Dark Thirty
Oct 2 - Barbara
Nov 6 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

No registration required.
09/04/14
7:30 PM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Thursdays; 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Project Literacy Resource Center.

No registration required.
09/05/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/05/14
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Fingerpaint Fridays
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
09/05/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Ages 2-5, Grandparents welcome; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/14
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 (2 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 30 min.

No registration required.
09/05/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/05/14
11:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Fingerpaint Fridays
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
09/05/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Ages 2-5, Grandparents welcome; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/05/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/14
4:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board at your branch to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service learning hours available for some projects. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/06/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm. Through September, except holiday weekends.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
09/06/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/06/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/06/14
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/06/14
11:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Tie Dye Lite
Make a tie dye T-shirt without making a mess. Learn how to "tie dye" using markers and rubbing alcohol. We supply the T-shirt, you supply the creativity! Ages 8-13.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
09/06/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/06/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
09/06/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/06/14
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black Fiction
Book discussion, 1st Saturdays; 1- 2:30 pm.

Sep 6 - Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
Oct 4 - Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage
Nov 1 - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

No registration required.
09/06/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board at your branch to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service learning hours available for some projects. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
 

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