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Date Event Description
12/18/14
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.
12/18/14
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.
12/18/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Snapology: Imagine. Build. Learn.
Create a short storyline and build it using LEGO® pieces and characters. You may have an opportunity to show your creation. Ages 3-5; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
12/18/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/18/14
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.
12/18/14
12:00 PM
Central Branch

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Noontime Books
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm.

Dec 18 - Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Jan 15 - The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell
Feb 19 - The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

No registration required.
12/18/14
12:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Journey Cover to Cover
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1:30 pm. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks provided.

Dec 18 - The Expats by Chris Pavone
Jan 15 - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Feb 19 - The Dinner by Herman Koch

No registration required.
12/18/14
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.
12/18/14
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.
12/18/14
4:00 PM
Savage 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.
12/18/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech LEGO® EV3 Workshop, Section A
Learn to design, build, and program a robot. Ages 11-18. Three-day workshop: Dec 16, Dec 18, Dec 20. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all three days.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
12/18/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

Dec 18: Toy Story (G)

No registration required.
12/18/14
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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

Dec 18: Snow Dogs (PG)

No registration required.
12/18/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Anime Club
Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and enter a drawing to win prizes! Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
12/18/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Trivia Night
Enjoy a fun-filled night of trivia, featuring five rounds of ten questions. Form a team or join a team with other trivia night participants at the event. 3rd Thursdays, 7 - 8 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/18/14
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.
12/19/14
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.
12/19/14
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.**

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/19/14
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.
12/19/14
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.
12/19/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
12/19/14
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.**

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/19/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop in to test new music technology, record or mix your own music, or record vocals. Work on school music projects or create your 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.
12/20/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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HiTech LEGO® EV3 Workshop, Section A
Learn to design, build, and program a robot. Ages 11-18. Three-day workshop: Dec 16, Dec 18, Dec 20. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all three 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
12/20/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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HiTech LEGO® EV3 Workshop, Section B
Learn to design, build, and program a robot. Ages 11-18. Three-day workshop: Dec. 17th, 4:00pm-6:30pm; Dec. 20th, 10:00am-12:00pm; and Dec. 23rd, 4:00pm-6:30pm. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all three 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
12/20/14
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.
12/20/14
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.
12/20/14
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
12/20/14
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.
12/20/14
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.
12/20/14
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.
12/20/14
1:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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DIY Letter Tile Craft
Triple word score! Use letter tiles to create unique and fun gifts to keep or give away. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
12/20/14
1:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Misako Ballet
Members of the Misako Ballet perform holiday favorites. All ages; 45 - 60 min.
Holiday Fun 2014-2015


No registration required.
12/20/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Club: Grades K-3
Ideal for homeschool families. Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland's children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. Grades K-3; 45 min. Eight-month series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/20/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make some fun holiday crafts. All ages. Allow 30 min, 2 - 4 pm.

No registration required.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia 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.

Dec 22: Scarves
Jan 5: Hap Palmer
Feb 23: Jim Gill

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia 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.

Dec 22: Scarves
Jan 5: Hap Palmer
Feb 23: Jim Gill

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
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.
12/22/14
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.
12/23/14
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.
12/23/14
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.
12/23/14
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.
12/23/14
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.
12/23/14
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.
12/23/14
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.
12/23/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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DIY Letter Tile Craft
Triple word score! Use letter tiles to create unique and fun gifts to keep or give away. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
12/23/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech LEGO® EV3 Workshop, Section B
Learn to design, build, and program a robot. Ages 11-18. Three-day workshop: Dec. 17th, 4:00pm-6:30pm; Dec. 20th, 10:00am-12:00pm; and Dec. 23rd, 4:00pm-6:30pm. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all three days.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
12/23/14
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.
12/24/14
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Winter Holiday: Christmas Eve
12/24/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Winter Holiday: Christmas Eve
12/24/14
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Winter Holiday: Christmas Eve
12/24/14
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Winter Holiday: Christmas Eve
12/24/14
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Winter Holiday: Christmas Eve
12/24/14
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Winter Holiday: Christmas Eve
 

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