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01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/30/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Eye for the Design
Whether it's a magazine spread, a subway poster, or even a Web page, nothing connects or communicates like a great layout. Layout design, the art of what goes where on a page, is a creative challenge for any aspiring young designer.

Explore the basic principles of design and visual communication, beginning with the study of design;s past, and moving through the creation of your own design project. Ages 11-18. 10 am - 12 pm.

This is a four class series. Plan to attend all dates: Jan 31; Feb 7, 14, & 21.

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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
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.
01/31/15
1:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Before the Big Screen
The Seventh Son movie, based on the Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney, comes to the big screen soon. Before you head to the movies, join us for Spook-y discussions and activities. Refreshments. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/31/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Novel Cosplay
Create a costume for a favorite book character. Brief skits are welcome. Compete with friends or individually. Prizes awarded. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
02/01/15
1:00 PM
Central Branch

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Bring on the Games
Meet and compete with friends. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
02/01/15
1:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it. Ages 11-18. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 4 days: Jan 11 & 25, Feb 1 & 8.

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.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Ukulele Day!
Take a trip to the island that made the ukulele famous. Come celebrate Ukulele Day with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Illustrators on Parade
Discover the creativity of children's illustrators through stories and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Tae Kwon Do: Mommy & Me [rescheduled]
Mommy and child participate in a fun-filled activity, led by instructors from Sykesville Tae Kwon Do, while developing movement awareness, motor skills, balance, coordination, flexibility, and agility. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form is required.

Download the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
02/02/15
11:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Tae Kwon Do: Mommy & Me [rescheduled]
Mommy and child participate in a fun-filled activity, led by instructors from Sykesville Tae Kwon Do, while developing movement awareness, motor skills, balance, coordination, flexibility, and agility. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form is required.

Download the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Ukulele Day!
Take a trip to the island that made the ukulele famous. Come celebrate Ukulele Day with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/02/15
11:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Ukulele Day!
Take a trip to the island that made the ukulele famous. Come celebrate Ukulele Day with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/02/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Illustrators on Parade
Discover the creativity of children's illustrators through stories and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
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. 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.
02/02/15
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. 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Well & Wise event.

No registration required.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Jan 5 - Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Feb 2 - The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

No registration required.
02/02/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Winter Is Coming
Join fans of the George R.R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire series and HBO's Game of Thrones to discuss your favorite stories, characters, and actors, then speculate upon the next book and season. Warning: this discussion contains spoilers!

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

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Talking: Pictures
Journey beyond Hollywood blockbusters for the finest films the international community has to offer. Delve into the films' historical, social, and psychological significance. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it ahead of time, then participate in a lively discussion.

Jan 20 - Short Term 12
Also available to stream, via hoopla at hclibrary.org.

Feb 2 - Wadjda
Available through streaming only, via hoopla at hclibrary.org.

No registration required.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
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.
02/02/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
10:15 AM
Central 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. Three-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
11:30 AM
Central 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. Three-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/03/15
1:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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What's the Sense? The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
02/03/15
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. 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.
02/03/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Science Lab
Join us for Biology Blast to learn about living organisms. You will conduct a lab experiment in which you will hypothesize and learn about the structure, growth and interactions of organisms and their environments. 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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Solar System the Game
Join us for a pilot class that will explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Ages 11-18. 3-Day class: Feb 3, 4, & 5. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 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.
02/03/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Biology Blast
Join us for a Biology class with the fun learnings of living organisms and the study of life. Each day you will conduct a new lab experiment, where you can hypothesize and learn about structure, growth and interactions of organisms and their environment. Two-day class. Ages 11-18 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.
02/03/15
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
Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3

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

No registration required.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Chapter Chats
Hang out and chat up some Black-Eyed Susan nominees. Ages 8-10; 45 min. Refreshments. Register once for all three sessions: Jan 13, Feb 3, Feb 24.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
02/03/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Conflict Resolution Techniques on the Sidelines
Learn diplomatic and effective methods to handle conflicts at sporting events and everyday situations. Discover basic techniques to identify the conflict and how to use non-defensive language to diffuse the situation. Presented by Cecilia B. Paizs, Esq., of The Mediation Center in Ellicott City.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
02/03/15
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.
02/03/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Guided Meditation
Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Star Ferguson, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Star Ferguson is faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health. In addition to her Master's degree in Acupuncture, she holds a two-year Professional Certificate in Energetic Healing from Dr. Fernand Poulin's WhiteWinds Institute in Atlanta, GA, and is a Mesa Carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, an ancient Peruvian Shamanic healing system. Ferguson's acupuncture and energy healing practice, Sage Center for Wellness, is located in historic Ellicott City. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
02/03/15
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.
02/04/15
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. 1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays; 10 am -1 pm

For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners - Mother Goose Time
Books, rhymes, and songs are used to develop early literacy skills in a fun and enjoyable class. Ages infant - 23 months with adult; 20 - 30 min. Four week series.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners - Mother Goose Time
Books, rhymes, and songs are used to develop early literacy skills in a fun and enjoyable class. Ages infant - 23 months with adult; 20 - 30 min. Four week series.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
2:00 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.
02/04/15
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. 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.
02/04/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Solar System the Game
Join us for a pilot class that will explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Ages 11-18. 3-Day class: Feb 3, 4, & 5. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 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.
02/04/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Biology Blast
Join us for a Biology class with the fun learnings of living organisms and the study of life. Each day you will conduct a new lab experiment, where you can hypothesize and learn about structure, growth and interactions of organisms and their environment. Two-day class. Ages 11-18 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.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Color in the Shade Garden
Pat Greenwald* teaches how to design a colorful shade garden.

*University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
02/04/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Snowed In Book Club
Read and discuss books that are fun to read on snowy days. Ages 11-17.

Dec 10 - Trapped by Michael Northrop
Jan 7 - Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
Feb 4 - The Raft by S. A. Bodeen

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
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.
02/04/15
7:00 PM
Miller 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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/04/15
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.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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The Columbia Orchestra Presents...
Preschool children listen to child-friendly music from around the world while learning a little about each instrument that is played. Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
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. 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.
02/05/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Audio/Video Lab
Drop in our A/V lab to work on your A/V, film or video projects - for school or personal use. 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 for more HiTech classes.
02/05/15
4:00 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. 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.
02/05/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Solar System the Game
Join us for a pilot class that will explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Ages 11-18. 3-Day class: Feb 3, 4, & 5. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 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.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Baywise
Caroline Feil* reveals how to create a beautiful landscape and conserve water by adding a rain barrel and rain gardens to your yard.

*University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
02/05/15
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.
02/05/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Rock, Paper, Scissors - Light!
How does light move? Explore the properties of light by making predictions, then testing them using common items like mirrors, flashlights, rocks, paper, and scissors. Ages 6 & up; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
02/05/15
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.

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