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Date Event Description
04/26/15
1:30 PM
Miller Branch

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CultureFEST: South America
Celebrate the cultures of South America. Learn what makes each culture unique with entertaining performances, music, educational displays, and food.

In partnership with Columbia Association's International Exchange & Multicultural Programs. HCLS Signature Event.

No registration required.
04/26/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Bring on the Games: Family Bingo
Family Bingo. Compete with family and friends. Win small prizes.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Hola = Hello
Learn basic Spanish vocabulary through stories, music and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
3:45 PM
Central Branch

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Hola = Hello
Learn basic Spanish vocabulary through stories, music and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/27/15
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps Orientation Meeting
WANTED: Enchanted Garden Youth Volunteers! If you have an interest in gardening or simply want to learn, the Enchanted Garden needs you. Help us plant, weed, water and take care of our garden. Earn service learning credit, too. Come to an orientation meeting with your calendar and sign up for dates. The Youth Corps will meet on Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, May through September.

Ages 12-15; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/27/15
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Book Artist
In this art club, create awesome and interesting things while discussing books -- it's the best of both worlds! Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks.

To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5088.
04/27/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Investing Basics
Does investing seem like alphabet soup? Do you know the difference between an ETF and a MF, or a MMF from a CD? Are you risk averse and worried about losing money? Roy Yenoli of MakingChange presents an overview of the basics of investing. In partnership with MakingChange.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/27/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
7:00 PM
Savage 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 410.313.0760.
04/27/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
04/27/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Asian American Literature
Book discussion, Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Mar 23 - Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee
Apr 27 - American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

No registration required.
04/27/15
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.
04/27/15
7:30 PM
Central Branch

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Evening Under the Stars
Join the Howard Astronomical League as they point telescopes at the night sky to reveal wonders of our moon and other celestial objects. Families (Ages 5 & up); 20 - 40 min.

No registration required.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Mini Milestones
Prepare your toddler as you learn about some mini-milestones. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min. Four-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/28/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Escape from the Library!
Did you love Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library? Test your puzzle-solving skills while trying to "escape" from the library. Ages 9-12. 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/28/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Brain Aerobics
Give your brain a workout. Enhance your memory and have fun at the same time. Join us and keep your brain challenged with puzzles, word games and other smart tasks. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/28/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Escape from the Library!
Did you love Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library? Test your puzzle-solving skills while trying to "escape" from the library. Ages 9-12. 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/28/15
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.
04/28/15
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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College Essays
The college application process can be daunting. Local expert Gail Jacobson discusses successful strategies for writing college essays. Reduce the fear factor by taking the plunge! Geared for high school juniors.
Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
04/28/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
04/28/15
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Knot Just Knitters
Bring your knitting and crocheting projects, and find new yarn craft ideas. Beginners welcome.

No registration required.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Everybody's Birthday
It's Howard County Library System's 75th Anniversary! Celebrate everybody's birthday with stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Sensory Friendly Stories & Fun
Books, music, and plenty of movement in a small group. Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min.

Visit http://hclibrary.org/index.php?page=65 and read A Children's Class to help prepare for your visit.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
04/29/15
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Everybody's Birthday
It's Howard County Library System's 75th Anniversary! Celebrate everybody's birthday with stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/29/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Wednesdays; 3:30 - 4:30 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
04/29/15
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club, Jr
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 7-9; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
04/29/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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GoodSports: The Athlete's Bill of Rights and Your Family
It takes a team effort to assure the best sports environment, and families comprise the most important team members. Sport professionals review the rights of athletes and what families can do to create a positive framework that is fair and fun. Join the conversation with a panel of experts moderated by Allan Harden, Superintendent of Sports & Adventure Services, Howard County Recreation and Parks.

In partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks and Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/29/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required.

No registration required.
04/29/15
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.
04/29/15
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 9 & up; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
04/29/15
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.
04/30/15
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Professional Development Day
04/30/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Professional Development Day
04/30/15
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Professional Development Day
04/30/15
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Professional Development Day
04/30/15
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Professional Development Day
04/30/15
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Professional Development Day
05/01/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Star Wars by following clues to search for Star Wars characters. Families; allow 30 min. May 1 - 9; Children's area.

No registration required.
05/01/15
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.
05/01/15
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.

No registration required.
05/01/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Sing Along
Celebrate the music of well-known children's musicians as you dance, play, and sing. Ages 2-5 with an adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

May 1: Hap Palmer
May 15: Jim Gill
May 29: Scarves

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/01/15
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/01/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
05/01/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Sing Along
Celebrate the music of well-known children's musicians as you dance, play, and sing. Ages 2-5 with an adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

May 1: Hap Palmer
May 15: Jim Gill
May 29: Scarves

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/01/15
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.
05/01/15
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.

No registration required.
05/01/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Celebrate Comics
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Play LEGO Marvel Superheroes and costume cosplay, collect free comic books, watch The Avengers (rated PG 13), write storyboards, take pictures with Star Wars characters, and create comic book crafts. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/01/15
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ho. Co. schools closed. Summer sneak peek Super Book Bingo.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/01/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Our Amazing Feathered Friends
Join members of the Split Rail Garden Club to learn about birds, read a story, and make a craft! Ages 5-8; 30 min. Ho. Co. Schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/01/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. All ages. Ho. Co. schools closed or closing early.

May 1 (2 pm): Dolphin Tale (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

No registration required.
05/01/15
3:00 PM
Central Branch

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Build-A-Basket Workshop
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 410.313.7880.
05/02/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Star Wars by following clues to search for Star Wars characters. Families; allow 30 min. May 1 - 9; Children's area.

No registration required.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions. Saturdays: 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends and Summer Reading Kickoff).

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
05/02/15
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Compost Demonstrations
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents.

No registration required.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
11:00 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.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
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.
05/02/15
1:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Silly Superheroes
Do you have a favorite superhero? If you could invent one, what would he or she do? American artist Mike Esparza created silly superheroes inspired by the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Create a drawing, paint and take home your own masterpiece. Wear clothes that can get messy. Ages 8-13; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
05/02/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Build-A-Basket Workshop
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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
05/02/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Join a chemist from the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments. Ages 7 & up (an adult must accompany 7-8 yr. olds); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
05/02/15
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Stargazers
Learn the stories behind the major constellations, then make a set of constellation cards to be used with a flashlight to help you learn to find and identify the constellations in the night sky. Ages 8-13; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
05/02/15
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.

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