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Date Event Description
12/17/14
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.
12/17/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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I'm Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister
Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/17/14
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.

Dec 17: George & Martha

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/17/14
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.

Dec 17: Visit with Frog & Toad

No registration required.
12/17/14
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.
12/17/14
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.

Dec 17: Visit with Frog & Toad

No registration required.
12/17/14
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.
12/17/14
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.

Dec 17: George & Martha

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/17/14
1:30 PM
Central Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Club: Grades 6-8
Ideal for homeschool families. Discuss state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Students must read the book before the session. Grades 6-8.

Dec 17 - Eddie's War by Carol Saller
Jan 21 - Poison by Bridget Zinn
Feb 18 - Four Secrets by Margaret Willey

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
12/17/14
1:30 PM
Central Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Club: Grades 4-6
Ideal for homeschool families. Discussions and activities about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Students must read the book before the class. Grades 4-6; 45 min. Eight-month series.

Dec 17 - Buddy by M.H. Herlong
Jan 21 - Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde & Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff by Robert Paul Weston
Feb 18 - I Funny (A Middle School Story) by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
12/17/14
1:30 PM
Central 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
12/17/14
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.
12/17/14
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.
12/17/14
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.

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.
12/17/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club, Jr
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 7-9; 30 min.
December's discussion title is Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne. Copies are available for checkout at the Children's Research Desk.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
12/17/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bas Bleu
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Dec 17 - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Jan 21 - The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Feb 18 - Flora by Gail Godwin

No registration required.
12/17/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Science Club
Explore STEM concepts in this class for science lovers. Register for each class separately. Ages 11-17.

Dec 17 - Optical Illusions
Jan 21 - Magnetics
Feb 18 - Sound & Music

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/17/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Nonfiction
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Dec 17 - The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
Jan 21 - Rising from the Rails by Larry Tye
Feb 18 - The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

No registration required.
12/17/14
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.
12/17/14
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 9 & up; 45 min. December's discussion title is Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. Copies are available for checkout at the Children's Research Desk.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
12/17/14
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.
12/18/14
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
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
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
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
11:15 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
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
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
10:15 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
10:30 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
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
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
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

Download to Calendar
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.

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