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Date Event Description
04/01/15
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.

1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays; 10 am - 1 pm.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture This!
Experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with pre-production, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software and how to create animation. Learn the basic commands and techniques for a lifetime of 3D design. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SciTech
Explore the merging of science and technology to better understand our modern world. Build a cloaking device and create other optical illusions using 3D-printed sculptures and mathematical principles.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 1
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Spring Egg Hunt
Hop to the library to participate in interactive games and hunt for colorful eggs. Ages 1-5 with adult; 60 min. In partnership with the Elkridge Senior Center.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Space Exploration
Explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

Mar 3: Kipper
Mar 11: Max & Ruby
Apr 1: Pigeon
Apr 29: Madeline

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
11:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

Mar 3: Kipper
Mar 11: Max & Ruby
Apr 1: Pigeon
Apr 29: Madeline

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Chemistry Behind Movie Making
Explore the secrets of movie making – from shots, storyboarding, and special effects to location set design and chemistry behind the scenes. Learn skills involved in the movie making process, as well as the chemicals in the materials used by movie makers. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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C++
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. After learning basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, create your own C++ program. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult!
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. Explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
1:30 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.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Ho. Co. Schools closed.

Apr 1 (2 pm): The Wizard of Oz (G)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

No registration required.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms
Join us for the fun learning of living organisms and the study of life. Students will participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, and the Skeletal System. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hero Factory
Ever noticed how the superheroes in movies have a super power or something attached to them? Create and choose the best superhero “enabler” then build and design your own 3D printed superhero prosthetics. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the physical and chemical properties of matter, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech Hangout
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 2
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Central Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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ACT Prep
Time is ticking toward the ACT. Are you ready? Learn study and test taking methods, and practice taking the math exams for the ACT. Graphing calculators recommended. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Grades 9 -12 only.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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Babysitting 101
Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate. Must attend all three sessions: Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2. Ages 13 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
04/01/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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8th Annual Edible Books Contest
Learn how to frost and decorate a small cake to represent a book. Cake and decorating supplies provided; bring your own book. Completed cakes displayed 7:30 - 8 pm, during awards. Ages 9-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/01/15
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages.

Apr 1 (6:30 pm): Frozen Sing-Along (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

No registration required.
04/01/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge 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.
04/01/15
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture This!
Experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with pre-production, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
3D Design
Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software and how to create animation. Learn the basic commands and techniques for a lifetime of 3D design. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
SciTech
Explore the merging of science and technology to better understand our modern world. Build a cloaking device and create other optical illusions using 3D-printed sculptures and mathematical principles.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Javascript 1
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Space Exploration
Explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
10:15 AM
Central 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.
04/02/15
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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What's in My Art Box?
This class sparks creativity through the four elements of art, as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-6 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
04/02/15
11:30 AM
Central 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.
04/02/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
The Chemistry Behind Movie Making
Explore the secrets of movie making – from shots, storyboarding, and special effects to location set design and chemistry behind the scenes. Learn skills involved in the movie making process, as well as the chemicals in the materials used by movie makers. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
C++
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. After learning basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, create your own C++ program. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Catapult!
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. Explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

Download to Calendar
Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 45- 90 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Game Day!
No school? Play games with friends. Play board games or puzzles. Ages 6 & up; allow 30 min. 2 - 4 pm. Ho. Co. schools closed.

No registration required.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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What's in My Art Box?
This class sparks creativity through the four elements of art, as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-6 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Discovering Great Artists
Learn about the life and methods of one of history's great artists: Katsushika Hokusai. Use his techniques to make waves with mixed media including watercolor and marker.

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Money Book Bingo
Play bingo while practicing currency identification. Maybe win a book!

Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
The Fundamentals of Living Organisms
Join us for the fun learning of living organisms and the study of life. Students will participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, and the Skeletal System. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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SOS... Schools Out So!
School is out. Spend some time on an independent activity. Ages 6-10; allow 20-30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Apr 2: Worry Dolls

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hero Factory
Ever noticed how the superheroes in movies have a super power or something attached to them? Create and choose the best superhero “enabler” then build and design your own 3D printed superhero prosthetics. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Central Branch

Download to Calendar
Money Book Bingo
Play bingo while practicing currency identification. Maybe win a book!

Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
3:30 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.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
The Wonders of Chemical Reactions
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the physical and chemical properties of matter, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
HiTech Hangout
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Javascript 2
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
ACT Prep
Time is ticking toward the ACT. Are you ready? Learn study and test taking methods, and practice taking the math exams for the ACT. Graphing calculators recommended. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Grades 9 -12 only.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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Babysitting 101
Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate. Must attend all three sessions: Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2. Ages 13 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
04/02/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Grow It! Eat It! Spring Vegetable Gardening
Learn how to prepare garden soil for spring planting, which crops prefer cool weather, and how to plant seeds and transplants. Taught by Kent Phillips. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/02/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
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.
04/03/15
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/03/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/03/15
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/03/15
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/03/15
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/03/15
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/04/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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The Science of Movie Making
Students will experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with organizing during the pre-production stage, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D, to post-production. Students will take a look at how digital cameras are engineered and how the light entering the camera is then turned into an electrical signal. Students will
also get to, not only work with video editing software like iMovie, but audio editing software Logic Pro X as well. By the end of the program each student will have produced, filmed, and edited their own movie. Ages 11-18.

Class: 10 am - 12 pm
Lab: 12 pm - 1 pm

This is a 5 month class. When you register once, you will be registered for all dates:
Jan 10, 24, 31; Feb 7, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/04/15
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.
04/04/15
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.
04/04/15
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.
04/04/15
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.
04/04/15
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.
04/04/15
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.
04/04/15
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Mar 7 - Open City by Teju Cole
Apr 4 - A Life Apart by L.Y. Marlow
May 2 - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

No registration required.
04/04/15
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.
04/05/15
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/05/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/05/15
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/05/15
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/05/15
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/05/15
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Spring Holiday
04/06/15
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.
04/06/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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What a Concept!
Stories, songs, and activities about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. Ages 2-4; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/06/15
10:15 AM
Savage 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.

No registration required.
04/06/15
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.
04/06/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
04/06/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
04/06/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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What a Concept!
Stories, songs, and activities about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. Ages 2-4; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/06/15
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.
04/06/15
1:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Movie Marathon
Watch movies, eat snacks, have fun. 1:30 - 8 pm. Ages 11-17.

Sleeping Beauty, 1959 (G)
Maleficent (PG)
Enchanted (PG)

No registration required.
04/06/15
1:30 PM
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.
04/06/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. 2-4 pm; allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed or closing early.

No registration required.
04/06/15
2:00 PM
Miller 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.
04/06/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Build a Basket
Lisa Phillips from Celebrate Us Gift Baskets will teach how to design and stage gift baskets. Build empathy while building a basket for someone you know. Give your gift to someone special.

Ages 9-11 (with adult assistance encouraged); 60 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/06/15
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. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Well & Wise event.

No registration required.
04/06/15
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Earth Day Paint n' Plant
Paint a clay flower pot and then plant some colorful flowers in it to celebrate our Earth's special day. All supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/06/15
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.
04/06/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/06/15
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.
04/06/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Stories of the World
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Mar 2 - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Apr 6 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
May 4 - Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

No registration required.
04/06/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Minecraft Mondays
Take turns planning and constructing a virtual world, as well as play Wii and other interactive games. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
04/06/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
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, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.
04/07/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

Mar 2: Pigeon
Mar 9: Olivia
Apr 7: Llama Llama
Apr 14: Winnie the Pooh

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
10:15 AM
East Columbia 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.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
11:15 AM
East Columbia 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.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

Mar 2: Pigeon
Mar 9: Olivia
Apr 7: Llama Llama
Apr 14: Winnie the Pooh

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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EatPlayGrow™
Explore health and safety concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Well & Wise event. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
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. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
04/07/15
3:45 PM
Central Branch

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EatPlayGrow™
Explore health and safety concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Well & Wise event. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Science Lab
Drop in to work on self-study science projects for school or to test the science kits provided. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.
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 for more HiTech classes.
04/07/15
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.

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.

Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

Civil Law Center
Mar 3 (canceled), Apr 7, May 5

Family Law Assistance Program
Mar 10 & 17, Apr 14 & 21, May 12 & 19

No registration required.
04/07/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/07/15
6:45 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Knit 'n Chat Teen Knitting Group
Beginners and experts welcome! Spend time with other teen knitters and learn to make cool items. Supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Mar 3 - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Apr 7 - The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein
May 5 - Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman

No registration required.
04/07/15
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.
04/07/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Paragraph Pals
A book club for children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
04/07/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Bookworms Around the World
Stories, music and rhymes in English and Spanish. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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