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Date Event Description
08/23/14
10:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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SRC volunteer thank you celebration
Pizza Party for Teen SRC volunteers 1-3pm

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5577.
08/23/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
08/23/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/23/14
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.
08/23/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/23/14
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.
08/23/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/25/14
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.
08/25/14
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.
08/25/14
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.

Jun 5: Brownie & Pearl
Jun 19: Skippyjon Jones
Jun 26: Maisy
Aug 14: Curious George
Aug 21: Pete the Cat
Aug 25: Pigeon
Aug 28: Three Little Pigs

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/25/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms love.

No registration required.
08/25/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/25/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms love.

No registration required.
08/25/14
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.
08/25/14
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.

Jun 5: Brownie & Pearl
Jun 19: Skippyjon Jones
Jun 26: Maisy
Aug 14: Curious George
Aug 21: Pete the Cat
Aug 25: Pigeon
Aug 28: Three Little Pigs

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/25/14
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/25/14
5:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps
WANTED: Enchanted Garden Youth Volunteers! If you like to dig, weed, plant, harvest, learn about gardening, and meet new people, the Enchanted Garden needs you. No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, and a commitment to help our garden grow. Meet every Monday afternoon for the summer (weather permitting). Register for the entire series and plan to attend at least half of our meetings.

Ages 11-14; 60 min. Registration required once for the series of classes. Signed release form required for each class.

Download the release forms:
Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 23, and Jun 30
Jul 7, Jul 14 and Jul 28
Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/25/14
7:00 PM
Central 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. A Well & Wise class.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/25/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
08/25/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
08/25/14
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.
08/26/14
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.

No registration required.
08/26/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/26/14
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.
08/26/14
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.
08/26/14
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.
08/26/14
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.
08/26/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/26/14
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 - 8:00pm. Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

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.

Civil Law Center
Jun 3, Jul 8, Aug 12

Family Law Assistance Program
Jun 10 & 17, Jul 15 & 22, Aug 19 & 26

No registration required.
08/26/14
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.
08/26/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
08/26/14
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.
08/27/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/27/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
08/27/14
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.
08/27/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
08/27/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
08/27/14
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.
08/27/14
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.
08/27/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club, Jr
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 7-9; 30 min. Register for each session separately.

August's selection is What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin by Jean Fritz. Copies are available for check-out at the Children's Research Desk at the Central Branch.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
08/27/14
7:00 PM
Miller 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 410.313.1950.
08/27/14
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 9 & up; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

August's selection is Ben and Me by Robert Lawson. Copies are available for check-out at the Children's Research Desk at the Central Branch.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
08/27/14
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.
08/28/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Pins and Needles
Bring the projects you'd love to finish! All stitchers welcome.

No registration required.
08/28/14
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.
08/28/14
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.

Jun 5: Brownie & Pearl
Jun 19: Skippyjon Jones
Jun 26: Maisy
Aug 14: Curious George
Aug 21: Pete the Cat
Aug 25: Pigeon
Aug 28: Three Little Pigs

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/28/14
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.
08/28/14
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.
08/28/14
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.
08/28/14
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.

Jun 5: Brownie & Pearl
Jun 19: Skippyjon Jones
Jun 26: Maisy
Aug 14: Curious George
Aug 21: Pete the Cat
Aug 25: Pigeon
Aug 28: Three Little Pigs

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/28/14
6:30 PM
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.
08/28/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Novel Approach
Book discussion, 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 26 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Jul 24 - The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
Aug 28 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

No registration required.
08/28/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow e-Books from HCLS (Kindle)
Learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS' growing collection.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/28/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/28/14
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! Refreshments. Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
08/28/14
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.
08/29/14
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.
08/29/14
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/29/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
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.
08/29/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
08/29/14
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.
08/29/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
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.
08/29/14
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.
08/29/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
 

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