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03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
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.
03/06/15
4:30 PM
Elkridge 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.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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SAT Mock Test & Strategy Session
Are you ready for the SAT? Take a timed practice test, with C2 Education. Return for results and strategies on how to improve. Ages 14-17.

Mar 7: Test
Mar 10: Results & Strategies

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
10:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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EdZOOcation with the Zoo
Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile for a story, an animal related craft, and a visit with one live animal. Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council.

Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
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.
03/07/15
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Build-A-Basket Workshop
Lisa Phillips from Celebrate Us Gift Baskets will teach how to design and stage gift baskets. Build empathy while building a basket for someone you know. Give your gift to someone special.

Ages 9-11 (with adult assistance encouraged); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
03/07/15
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black Fiction
Book discussion, 1st Saturdays, 1-2:30 pm.

Mar 7 - Open City by Teju Cole
Apr 4 - A Life Apart by L.Y. Marlow
May 2 - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

No registration required.
03/07/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required.

Mar 7: Celebrating Dr Suess

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/07/15
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Build-A-Basket Workshop
Lisa Phillips from Celebrate Us Gift Baskets will teach how to design and stage gift baskets. Build empathy while building a basket for someone you know. Give your gift to someone special.

Ages 9-11 (with adult assistance encouraged); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
03/07/15
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Newtonian Catapults
Get to know Newton's second law of motion and explore how F=ma. Build two kinds of catapults and test how far they can propel various objects, such as mini-marshmallows and pennies. Ages 8-13; 90 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/07/15
4:30 PM
Miller 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.
03/08/15
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: Mar 1, 8, 15, & 22.

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.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
10:00 AM
Savage 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. Well & Wise event. 2nd Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm.

No registration required.
03/09/15
10:15 AM
Miller 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.

Mar 2: Pigeon
Mar 9: Olivia
Apr 7: Llama Llama
Apr 14: Winnie the Pooh

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
11:30 AM
Miller 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.

Mar 2: Pigeon
Mar 9: Olivia
Apr 7: Llama Llama
Apr 14: Winnie the Pooh

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/09/15
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Box Lunch
Book discussion, 2nd Mondays; 12 - 1 pm. Meets at 50+ Center.

Mar 9 - Man Alive! by Mary Kay Zuravleff
Apr 13 - Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
May 11 - Rooms by Lauren Oliver

No registration required.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
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.

No registration required.
03/09/15
6:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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LEGO® Stop Motion Animation: Production
Make a movie with LEGO® blocks! Self-directed teams design, photograph, and edit short animations. Then join us for a red carpet and award ceremony. Ages 11-17. Teen Tech Week.

Mar 9 & 10 (6 - 9 pm): Production
Mar 14 (3 - 4 pm): Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
03/09/15
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Teen Tech Support Challenge
Think you have what it takes to be on the teen tech support squad? Take the challenge and compete to be on our volunteer geek squad (and earn student service learning hours). Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
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.
03/09/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bring on the Games
Meet and compete with friends. Challenge your friends to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or race around the track in Mario Cart. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
03/09/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
03/09/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Writer's Group
Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback. 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm.

No registration required.
03/09/15
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.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Toddler Tunes
Music, movement, and some stories too. Ages 1-2 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Time for Us
Stories, songs, and activities. Stories, songs, and activities.

No registration required.
03/10/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Mighty March
Ages 3-5, ready for an independent class. 30 min. Register for each class separately.

Mar 10: Seuss stories
Mar 17: Leprechauns for lads & lassies
Mar 24: Lions & lambs

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Toddler Tunes
Music, movement, and some stories too. Ages 1-2 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
12:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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ELKS Excellent Reads
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Mar 10 - The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
Apr 14 - Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
May 12 - Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

No registration required.
03/10/15
1:00 PM
Elkridge 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. Well & Wise event. 2nd Tuesdays; 1 - 3 pm.

No registration required.
03/10/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/10/15
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.

No registration required.
03/10/15
3:45 PM
Central Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/10/15
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/10/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Science Lab
Drop in to work on self-study science projects for school or to test the science kits provided. 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.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Space Exploration
Dissect the space shuttles & rockets. Be a part of mankind to build spaceships to enter space and return back to earth. Ages 11-18. 3-Day class Mar 3, 10, and 17. 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.
03/10/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Math Runner
A math challenge that enables youth of all levels to compete in a fun and interactive method while perfecting their math skills. Ages 11-18. 3 Day class.

When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 days: Mar 3, 10, & 17.

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.
03/10/15
6:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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LEGO® Stop Motion Animation: Production
Make a movie with LEGO® blocks! Self-directed teams design, photograph, and edit short animations. Then join us for a red carpet and award ceremony. Ages 11-17. Teen Tech Week.

Mar 9 & 10 (6 - 9 pm): Production
Mar 14 (3 - 4 pm): Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
03/10/15
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
Mar 3 (canceled), Apr 7, May 5

Family Law Assistance Program


No registration required.
03/10/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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SAT Mock Test & Strategy Session: Part 2
Are you ready for the SAT? Take a timed practice test, with C2 Education. Return for results and strategies on how to improve. Ages 14-17.

Mar 7: Test
Mar 10: Results & Strategies

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
03/10/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/10/15
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Teen Tech Support Challenge
Think you have what it takes to be on the teen tech support squad? Take the challenge and compete to be on our volunteer geek squad (and earn student service learning hours). Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Binary Baubles
Create a bracelet or key chain with your initials written in binary code. Ages 9-17. Teen Tech Week.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/10/15
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.
03/10/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Eclectic Evenings
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Mar 10 - Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Apr 14 - The Man He Became by James Tobin
May 12 - Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden

No registration required.
03/10/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dudes on Books
A gentlemanly discussion of literature. Women welcome, too. 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 10 - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Apr 14 - City of Thieves by David Benioff
May 12 - The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

No registration required.
03/10/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Paragraph Pals
A book club for children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Mar 10 - Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff and Craig Hatkoff

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
03/10/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Films to Talk About
Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it ahead of time, then participate in a lively discussion.

Mar 10 - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
03/11/15
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.

Mar 3: Kipper
Mar 11: Max & Ruby
Apr 1: Pigeon
Apr 29: Madeline

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/11/15
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.
03/11/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
03/11/15
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.
03/11/15
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.
03/11/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
03/11/15
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.

Mar 3: Kipper
Mar 11: Max & Ruby
Apr 1: Pigeon
Apr 29: Madeline

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/11/15
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Preparing for Tax Time
Minimize your taxes and maximize your refund by understanding the deductions and credits for which you are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Roy Yenoli of MakingChange also explains the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on your return. In partnership with MakingChange.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
03/11/15
1:30 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.
03/11/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fairy Creatures and Other Wee Folk
Discover the hidden lives of imaginary creatures with stories, songs and a craft. Come dressed as your favorite fairy creature. Ages 3-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/11/15
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.

No registration required.
03/11/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Wednesdays; 3:30 - 4:30 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
03/11/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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ACT/SAT Prep
In this class, students will take practice ACT and SAT math exams, which will consist of problems from actual SAT and ACT tests. They will be timed the same way as on the real exam in order to get a feel for the tests. Then we will discuss the problems, how to approach them, and what topics and types of problems are on the exam. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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.
03/11/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Solar System Jeopardy
Join us for a pilot class that will explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/11/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Crafty Readers
Work on your handicraft projects while listening to resource speakers talk about their craft. Books on crafts available to borrow.

Mar 11: All About Yarn

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
03/11/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fairy Creatures and Other Wee Folk
Discover the hidden lives of imaginary creatures with stories, songs and a craft. Come dressed as your favorite fairy creature. Ages 3-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/11/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Mystery
Book discussion, 2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Mar 11 - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Apr 8 - The Son by Jo Nesbø
May 13 - Speaking from Among the Bones by C. Alan Bradley

No registration required.
03/11/15
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.
03/11/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Mother Daughter Book Club
Mothers and daughters choose books to read and discuss together. Ages 7-9; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
03/11/15
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.
03/12/15
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Pins and Needles
Bring the projects you'd love to finish! All stitchers welcome. Thursdays; 10 am - 12 pm.

No registration required.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
1:30 PM
Central Branch

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Newbery Bookclub
Ideal for homeschool families. Discuss Newbery Medal and Honor winning titles for middle grade readers.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.7880.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
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.

No registration required.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Learn gardening basics, grow healthy habits and help keep our garden blooming. This spring we will build a Monarch habitat and official Waystation in the Enchanted Garden. Wear clothes and shoes appropriate for outdoor activity. New participants always welcome.

Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
03/12/15
4:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Go Figure
Explore early math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Register once for the entire series.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/12/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages.

Mar 12 (6:30 pm): Cinderella (G)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

No registration required.
03/12/15
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Bulbs for Your Garden
A whirlwind tour of bulbs, their history, nature and care, presented by Judy Petersen*.

Mar 12: This class will include Part I - Hidden Treasures: Narcissus, Tulips, Lilies that was canceled in February. Part II will be presented in the fall.

*University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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New Release Cinema
View a critically acclaimed new release DVD on a large screen. Titles to be announced. Email robert.lockett@hclibrary.org to receive announcements. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free popcorn, soda and candy will be available. Refreshments will not be served after the start of the movie. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Department of Citizens Services.

Film Festival: Mar 5, 12 & 19

Mar 5: Whiplash

Mar 12: Foxcatcher

Mar 19: Top Five

No registration required.
03/12/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Chapter Chats
Discussions and activities about cool chapter books.

No registration required.
03/12/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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The Thursday Next Book Club
Book discussion, 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 12 - Daughter of the King by Sandra Lansky and William Stadiem
Apr 9 - Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
May 14 - Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

No registration required.
03/12/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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LEGO® Wars
150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
03/12/15
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.
03/12/15
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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