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11/29/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
11/29/14
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.
11/29/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/29/14
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.
11/29/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
12/01/14
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.
12/01/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Favorites from American Culture
Explore traditional stories, songs, and rhymes that reinforce American cultural literacy. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/01/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Frog & Toad
Enjoy amphibian stories and songs. Meet Frog & Toad from Red Branch Theatre. Ages 4 & up; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/01/14
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.
12/01/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Frog & Toad
Enjoy amphibian stories and songs. Meet Frog & Toad from Red Branch Theatre. Ages 4 & up; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/01/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Favorites from American Culture
Explore traditional stories, songs, and rhymes that reinforce American cultural literacy. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/01/14
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.
12/01/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent, or assigned caregiver, who is at least 13 years old.

No registration required.
12/01/14
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. 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Well & Wise event.

No registration required.
12/01/14
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Teen Book Review Blog
Read any interesting books lately? How about terrible ones? Create and maintain a personal blog featuring reviews of books you have loved and hated. Learn the basics of creating a blog. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
12/01/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Bring on the Games: Minecraft Mondays
Meet and compete with friends. Take turns planning and constructing a virtual world, as well as play Wii and other interactive games. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
12/01/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

Dec 1: A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks

No registration required.
12/01/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Calming Crafts
Research shows that creative activities can boost serotonin levels. Join us as we use artistic expression to improve our moods. All levels of artistic ability welcome. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/01/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/01/14
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.
12/01/14
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.
12/02/14
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
12/02/14
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.
12/02/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/02/14
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.
12/02/14
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.
12/02/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Time for Us
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
12/02/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
12/02/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/02/14
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.
12/02/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent, or assigned caregiver, who is at least 13 years old.

No registration required.
12/02/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Science Lab
HiTech is offering a "drop in" Science Lab where students can work on self study science projects. This lab is designed to allow students to work on school projects or test the science kits provided. 4 - 6:30 pm. 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.
12/02/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
HiTech is offering a "drop in" music lab where students can test new music technology, record or mix their own music, or record their vocals. This lab is designed to allow students to work on school music projects or create their own personal project. 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.
12/02/14
6:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

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
Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3

Family Law Assistance Program
Dec 9 & 16, Jan 13 & 20, Feb 10 & 17

No registration required.
12/02/14
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.
12/02/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Dec 2 - Man Alive! by Mary Kay Zuravleff
Jan 6 - The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly
Feb 3 - Carry the One by Carol Anshaw

No registration required.
12/02/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Give the Gift of Warmth
Learn how to create a warm, fleece, no-sew blanket for gift-giving season. The blankets made during class are donated to charity. Ages 12-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
12/02/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/02/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
12/03/14
10:00 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Maryland Legal Aid
Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders. 1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays; 10 am -1 pm

For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.
12/03/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Astronomy
Join us for a pilot class that will explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Ages 11-18. 2-Day class Dec 3 and 10, 2014. When you register, you will automatically be registered for both days.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
12/03/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Mechanics of Turbine
Modern electric wind turbines come in a few different styles and many different sizes, depending on their use. This class not only explores the use but enables the students to uniquely design and construct a new type of turbine. Don't miss the fun on Wednesdays this fall! Ages 11-18.

4-Day class December 3, 4, 10, & 11. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all four days.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
12/03/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Wednesdays at Downton
Obsessed with Downton Abbey? So are we! Discuss all aspects of this ground-breaking and immensely popular series. Refreshments.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/03/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Astronomy Night
Learn about the planets and stars, then (weather permitting) view them through a telescope. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/03/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Scottish Gaelic and the Gaels: Their Culture and Language
Learn about the Scottish Gaelic language and culture with local Gaelic instructor Scott Morrison. Explore the link between Gaelic music and poetry, and discover how these traditions and customs inform ethnic identity. Refreshments.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
12/03/14
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.
12/04/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/04/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Mitten Tree Kickoff
Bring an item to donate to our Holiday Mitten Tree and enjoy stories and songs about winter outerwear. Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.
Holiday Fun 2014-2015


*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/04/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/04/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/04/14
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.
12/04/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Mitten Tree Kickoff
Bring an item to donate to our Holiday Mitten Tree and enjoy stories and songs about winter outerwear. Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.
Holiday Fun 2014-2015


*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/04/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Yum Yum Cookies
Celebrate National Cookie Day with stories, songs, a craft, and enjoy a sugar cookie treat. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/04/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
12/04/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent, or assigned caregiver, who is at least 13 years old.

No registration required.
12/04/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Mechanics of Turbine
Modern electric wind turbines come in a few different styles and many different sizes, depending on their use. This class not only explores the use but enables the students to uniquely design and construct a new type of turbine. Don't miss the fun on Wednesdays this fall! Ages 11-18.

4-Day class December 3, 4, 10, & 11. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all four days.

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.
12/04/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech Hangout
HiTech is offering a "drop in" game lab where students can independently play games or work independently to design a new game or study the dynamics of game design. 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.
12/04/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Yum Yum Cookies
Celebrate National Cookie Day with stories, songs, a craft, and enjoy a sugar cookie treat. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/04/14
6:00 PM
Central Branch

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Think It and Shrink It Jewelry Class
Need a last-minute holiday gift, like crafts and jewelry-making, still own a childhood love of Shrinky Dinks®? Bring a few creative ideas, including designs to copy. We provide the plastic sheets and the hardware to make shrunken masterpieces. Ages 11-17.
Holiday Fun 2014-2015


*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
12/04/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Holiday Madrigal Songs with Camerata Musica
Enjoy seasonal music from many countries and traditions with Camerata Musica, a Howard County a cappella vocal group that has delighted audiences for more than 25 years.
Holiday Fun 2014-2015


No registration required.
12/04/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Deck the Halls with Natural Materials
Pat Greenwald* demonstrates how to bring beauty to your home by creating seasonal décor with materials from the forest floor, the market, and the winter garden.

*University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/04/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Bring your favorite stuffed friend to listen to bedtime stories, then leave your friend at the library for a sleepover. Stuffed animals, along with photos of their nighttime adventures, available for pickup the next morning. Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/04/14
7:30 PM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
12/05/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required. **No sessions December 26 and January 2.**

Dec 5: Visit with Frog & Toad

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/05/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
12/05/14
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/05/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
12/05/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Fridays
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.
12/05/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required. **No sessions December 26 and January 2.**

Dec 5: Visit with Frog & Toad

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/05/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
12/05/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Music Lab
HiTech is offering a "drop in" music lab where students can test new music technology, record or mix their own music, or record their vocals. This lab is designed to allow students to work on school music projects or create their own personal project. 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.

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