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Date Event Description
08/01/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to use 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. Use our 3D printer to bring your creations to life. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Hovercraft
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you team up with other students to build your very own life-size, functional hovercraft. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
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.
08/01/14
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.
08/01/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
Have fun learning with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/01/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
08/01/14
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.
08/01/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
Have fun learning with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/01/14
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.
08/01/14
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.
08/01/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Wearable Technology
This class will focus on the latest trends in "Wear-able" technology. Explore the latest products and develop your very own simulated wear-ables. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/01/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/02/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
08/02/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/02/14
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.
08/02/14
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
08/02/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/02/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
08/02/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/02/14
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Jun 7 - Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas
Aug 2 - Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

No registration required.
08/02/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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I'm Going to be a Big Brother or Sister
Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. A Well & Wise class.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/02/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Backyard Nature Fun
Explore ways to connect with nature right in your backyard! Design and decorate a nature notebook to record observations. Ages 6 & up; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/02/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Sloppy Saturdays
Seasonally themed crafts. Ages 5-10; 20 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/02/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Catapult Challenge
Use simple materials to build a miniature working catapult, then see whose catapult hurls the furthest. Registration required. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
08/03/14
3:00 PM
Central Branch

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Game Day
Meet and compete with friends. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
08/04/14
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.
08/04/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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CyberSecurity Camp
Participants engage in hands-on activities and learn about the broad field of cybersecurity. They learn to apply basic security concepts through gaming, modeling and simulation development, robotics, digital forensics, cryptography, system vulnerability and cyberethics, safety and security exercises, while investigating exciting careers that interconnect the fields of science, math, technology, engineering and computer security. No experience necessary.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Carver Science!
Join us in exploring the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, a celebrated botanist, agronomist, chemist, biochemical engineer, and inventor. Re-explore and test the experiments performed by George Washington Carver. The class will focus on scientific methods and practices that are applicable to school coursework. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/04/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/04/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Just for Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/04/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms love.

No registration required.
08/04/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms love.

No registration required.
08/04/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/04/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/04/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Just for Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/04/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Using Javascript
Have fun learning the basics of JavaScript. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. In this class, you will explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie. Learn about her life as well as her discovery of two chemical elements. Discover the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Perform experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
1:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Catapult Challenge
Use simple materials to build a miniature working catapult, then see whose catapult hurls the furthest. Registration required. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
08/04/14
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/04/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Try This at Home, Too!
Explore simple science, engineering, and math concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

Mondays & Tuesdays
Jun 23 & 24:   Tangrams
Jun 30 & Jul 1: Bubbles (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 7 & 8:        Food Science (using various food products)
Jul 14 & 15:     Crystals (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 21 & 22:     Weather
Jul 28 & 29:     Robots
Aug 4 & 5:       LEGO® Engineering
Aug 11 & 12:    Architecture (using marshmallows)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/04/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Programming with C++
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to C++, one of many high-level programming languages. We will cover C++ basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style. Students will work individually to create their own C++ program, allowing them to apply the concepts they will learn. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Middle School Robotics Challenge
Join us at HiTech and participate in the Middle School Robotics Challenge! Each team will build and program a robot that will complete a difficult obstacle course. If your team's robot is the first to finish the race, you win! Grades 6-8 only.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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H20 + You = Bio World Exploration
This class is designed to explain the bio concerns of the world to our neighborhood from a perspective of water utilization, retention, and repurpose. Students in this class will explore the Bio friendly aspects of the newly renovated HCLS Savage branch and STEM Education Center, the students' own neighborhoods, personal habits, and work in teams to develop other solutions for a better more healthier world. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
3:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Blood Pressure Screening
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. A Well & Wise event. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

No registration required.
08/04/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Infectious Diseases
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
5:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps
WANTED: Enchanted Garden Youth Volunteers! If you like to dig, weed, plant, harvest, learn about gardening, and meet new people, the Enchanted Garden needs you. No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, and a commitment to help our garden grow. Meet every Monday afternoon for the summer (weather permitting). Register for the entire series and plan to attend at least half of our meetings.

Ages 11-14; 60 min. Registration required once for the series of classes. Signed release form required for each class.

Download the release forms:
Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 23, and Jun 30
Jul 7, Jul 14 and Jul 28
Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/04/14
6:30 PM
Central 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.
08/04/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Move With Games
Exercise while competing with friends on the Wii or XBox Kinect. Healthy snack provided. A Well & Wise class. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
08/04/14
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Movin' Up To Middle School
Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/04/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pages from the Past
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 2 - Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Jul 7 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Aug 4 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

No registration required.
08/04/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Contemporary Literature
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 2 - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Jul 7 - Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Aug 4 - The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

No registration required.
08/04/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
08/04/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow e-books from HCLS (Nook)
Learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS' growing collection.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/04/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
CyberSecurity Camp
Participants engage in hands-on activities and learn about the broad field of cybersecurity. They learn to apply basic security concepts through gaming, modeling and simulation development, robotics, digital forensics, cryptography, system vulnerability and cyberethics, safety and security exercises, while investigating exciting careers that interconnect the fields of science, math, technology, engineering and computer security. No experience necessary.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Carver Science!
Join us in exploring the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, a celebrated botanist, agronomist, chemist, biochemical engineer, and inventor. Re-explore and test the experiments performed by George Washington Carver. The class will focus on scientific methods and practices that are applicable to school coursework. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
10:15 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.
08/05/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Small Science
Stories and a hands-on experiment. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Register for each class separately.

Jul 8:   Bubble fun
Jul 15:  Sink or float?
Jul 22:  Summer snow
Jul 29:  Buggy science
Aug 5:  Powerful potions
Aug 12: Flight

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/05/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
11:15 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.
08/05/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/05/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Using Javascript
Have fun learning the basics of JavaScript. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. In this class, you will explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie. Learn about her life as well as her discovery of two chemical elements. Discover the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Perform experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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6, 5, 4, Stories Galore
For children ages 4-6 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Try This at Home, Too!
Explore simple science, engineering, and math concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

Mondays & Tuesdays
Jun 23 & 24:   Tangrams
Jun 30 & Jul 1: Bubbles (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 7 & 8:        Food Science (using various food products)
Jul 14 & 15:     Crystals (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 21 & 22:     Weather
Jul 28 & 29:     Robots
Aug 4 & 5:       LEGO® Engineering
Aug 11 & 12:    Architecture (using marshmallows)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Programming with C++
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to C++, one of many high-level programming languages. We will cover C++ basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style. Students will work individually to create their own C++ program, allowing them to apply the concepts they will learn. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Middle School Robotics Challenge
Join us at HiTech and participate in the Middle School Robotics Challenge! Each team will build and program a robot that will complete a difficult obstacle course. If your team's robot is the first to finish the race, you win! Grades 6-8 only.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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H20 + You = Bio World Exploration
This class is designed to explain the bio concerns of the world to our neighborhood from a perspective of water utilization, retention, and repurpose. Students in this class will explore the Bio friendly aspects of the newly renovated HCLS Savage branch and STEM Education Center, the students' own neighborhoods, personal habits, and work in teams to develop other solutions for a better more healthier world. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood 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.
08/05/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Infectious Diseases
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/05/14
4:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Fact Finders Book Club
Check out the non-fiction call numbers of the month, then discuss your selection and participate in a theme related activity. Ages 7-9; 45 min.

Jun 24 - Space: J 523.4 & J 629.4
Jul 15 - Ancient History: J 932 - J 938
Aug 5  - Biography: JB

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/05/14
4:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 29.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Club Bonanza
Share favorite books, book club tips, and discussion ideas. Discover exciting HCLS literary classes and events. Win books and door prizes at this event. Enter a drawing for monthly prizes and a fabulous grand prize. An Adult Summer Reading Club class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 29.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

Crochet: Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 5

Knit: Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 19

No registration required.
08/06/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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CyberSecurity Camp
Participants engage in hands-on activities and learn about the broad field of cybersecurity. They learn to apply basic security concepts through gaming, modeling and simulation development, robotics, digital forensics, cryptography, system vulnerability and cyberethics, safety and security exercises, while investigating exciting careers that interconnect the fields of science, math, technology, engineering and computer security. No experience necessary.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Carver Science!
Join us in exploring the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, a celebrated botanist, agronomist, chemist, biochemical engineer, and inventor. Re-explore and test the experiments performed by George Washington Carver. The class will focus on scientific methods and practices that are applicable to school coursework. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
10:15 AM
Miller 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.
08/06/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/06/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
08/06/14
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.
08/06/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood 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.
08/06/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
08/06/14
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.
08/06/14
11:30 AM
Miller 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.
08/06/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/06/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Using Javascript
Have fun learning the basics of JavaScript. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. In this class, you will explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie. Learn about her life as well as her discovery of two chemical elements. Discover the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Perform experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/06/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Weird But True Wednesday
Test your knowledge of weird - but true - facts with a fun trivia game. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/06/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Programming with C++
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to C++, one of many high-level programming languages. We will cover C++ basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style. Students will work individually to create their own C++ program, allowing them to apply the concepts they will learn. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Middle School Robotics Challenge
Join us at HiTech and participate in the Middle School Robotics Challenge! Each team will build and program a robot that will complete a difficult obstacle course. If your team's robot is the first to finish the race, you win! Grades 6-8 only.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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H20 + You = Bio World Exploration
This class is designed to explain the bio concerns of the world to our neighborhood from a perspective of water utilization, retention, and repurpose. Students in this class will explore the Bio friendly aspects of the newly renovated HCLS Savage branch and STEM Education Center, the students' own neighborhoods, personal habits, and work in teams to develop other solutions for a better more healthier world. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Camp
Test your knowledge, challenge your friends in a mini battle, and enjoy pizza and a movie. Ages 11-17.

3-5 pm: Games and Trivia
5-6 pm: Pizza
6-8 pm: Movie: Jack The Giant Slayer (PG-13)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/06/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Infectious Diseases
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/06/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/06/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 30.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
08/06/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Food for Thought Book Discussion
Borrow a cookbook from HCLS by the chef of the evening, prepare a few recipes at home, then discuss your experiences. Refreshments.

Jun 25: Jacques Pepin

Aug 6: Maida Heatter

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
08/06/14
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.
08/07/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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CyberSecurity Camp
Participants engage in hands-on activities and learn about the broad field of cybersecurity. They learn to apply basic security concepts through gaming, modeling and simulation development, robotics, digital forensics, cryptography, system vulnerability and cyberethics, safety and security exercises, while investigating exciting careers that interconnect the fields of science, math, technology, engineering and computer security. No experience necessary.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Carver Science!
Join us in exploring the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, a celebrated botanist, agronomist, chemist, biochemical engineer, and inventor. Re-explore and test the experiments performed by George Washington Carver. The class will focus on scientific methods and practices that are applicable to school coursework. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
10:15 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.
08/07/14
10:30 AM
Central Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 30.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
08/07/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
11:15 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.
08/07/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Using Javascript
Have fun learning the basics of JavaScript. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. In this class, you will explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie. Learn about her life as well as her discovery of two chemical elements. Discover the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Perform experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Hands-Only CPR
Learn the proper techniques to administer life-saving CPR. Taught by Howard County Fire and Rescue Services. A Well & Wise class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Super Scientists
Gather information on the lives of these science superheroes, then create a memento. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jul 10 - Leonardo Da Vinci: Artist and Inventor
Jul 31 - Benjamin Banneker: Mathematician and Astronomer
Aug 7 - Albert Einstein: Physicist
Aug 14 - Sylvia Earle: Oceanographer

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Bubble Science
Pop over for a bubbly exploration of soap, water, and air, and learn why bubbles are studied by scientists, modeled by mathematicians, and adored by artists and writers! Ages 6 & up; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Programming with C++
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to C++, one of many high-level programming languages. We will cover C++ basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style. Students will work individually to create their own C++ program, allowing them to apply the concepts they will learn. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Middle School Robotics Challenge
Join us at HiTech and participate in the Middle School Robotics Challenge! Each team will build and program a robot that will complete a difficult obstacle course. If your team's robot is the first to finish the race, you win! Grades 6-8 only.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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H20 + You = Bio World Exploration
This class is designed to explain the bio concerns of the world to our neighborhood from a perspective of water utilization, retention, and repurpose. Students in this class will explore the Bio friendly aspects of the newly renovated HCLS Savage branch and STEM Education Center, the students' own neighborhoods, personal habits, and work in teams to develop other solutions for a better more healthier world. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Balloon Science
Explore simple science concepts through balloon experiments and activities. Ages 7-10; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Infectious Diseases
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
08/07/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Be a part of the garden this summer and help it grow. Learn gardening basics, grow healthy habits, and have fun with friends.Ages 9-11; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session.

Aug 7: Magnificent Monarchs
Learn the story of one of nature's most amazing creatures and what we can do to help its survival. Perhaps one might visit our garden!

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*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/07/14
6:30 PM
Miller 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.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Balloon Science
Explore simple science concepts through balloon experiments and activities. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Registration required.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/07/14
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; 7-8pm.
Jun 5 - Gojira Godzilla (1954)
Jul 3 - In the Loop (2009)
Aug 7 - Side Effects (2013)

No registration required.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Hands-Only CPR
Learn the proper techniques to administer life-saving CPR. Taught by Howard County Fire and Rescue Services. A Well & Wise class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bugs in the Garden
Of the nearly one million insects in the world, only about one percent are pests. Aylene Gard reviews the beneficial insects that visit our gardens, as well as the pests. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/07/14
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.
 

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