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05/01/13
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
HCLS Professional Development Day
05/01/13
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
HCLS Professional Development Day
05/01/13
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
HCLS Professional Development Day
05/01/13
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
HCLS Professional Development Day
05/01/13
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
HCLS Professional Development Day
05/01/13
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
HCLS Professional Development Day
05/02/13
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.
05/02/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Time for Us
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18 - 36 months with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/02/13
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/02/13
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.
05/02/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Time for Us
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18 - 36 months with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/02/13
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Twist and Shout: Beach Party
Music and movement for little ones with an adult. 30 min. Ages 2-5. Beach Party!

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
05/02/13
4:00 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.
05/02/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Day Trippin'--rescheduled to May 13
Do a little armchair traveling and learn about public gardens and natural spaces an easy drive from Howard County. Presented by Linda Decker and Sherry Conklin. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
05/02/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Notable Author Event: Isabel Wilkerson, with Korva Coleman
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Thank you for your interest in our notable author event with Isabel Wilkerson. Due to tremendous response, registration is now closed. However, we are delighted to accommodate non-registered customers in our simulcast seating areas where they can view the event in real time.

We encourage you to attend even if you have not registered. All attendees have the opportunity to purchase copies of The Warmth of Other Suns and obtain Isabel Wilkerson's autograph during the book signing and reception.

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Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson presents the award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. The story tells of the decades-long migration of six million black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities between 1915 and 1970 in search of a better life. This migration brought us jazz, Motown, rhythm and blues, and hip hop. Famous Americans such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, Toni Morrison, Malcolm X, Denzel Washington, and Michelle Obama are children or grandchildren of the Great Migration. It forever changed the cultural and political landscape of America.

The Warmth Of Other Suns won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the 2011 Hillman Book Prize, the 2011 Lynton History Prize from Harvard and Columbia universities, the 2011 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Stephen Ambrose Oral History Prize, the Independent Literary Award for Nonfiction, the Horace Mann Bond Book Award from Harvard University, the NAACP Image Award for best literary debut and was shortlisted for the 2011 Pen-Galbraith Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR. She writes, produces and delivers national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. Register online, by phone, or at your branch.

Presented in partnership with HoCoPoLitSo. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Phyllis and James Madachy. A Meet the Author event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/02/13
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.
05/02/13
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.
05/02/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Family Zumba
In honor of Cinco De Mayo, join Columbia Association fitness instructors for a family Zumba© class. This interactive and fun dance workout uses Latin and international music. Please wear athletic shoes. Ages 5 & up with adult; 45-60 min. A Well & Wise event. Registration and signed release form required.

Click here for the release form for children under 18.

Click here for the release form for adults 18 and older.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
05/02/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/02/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hands-Only CPR
Brad Tanner, from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, teaches the basics of adult CPR and the warning signs for sudden cardiac arrest. He also discusses the functions of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Participants are required to practice the Hands-Only CPR method on the provided mannequins as they are assisted by the instructor.

This course is intended for all ages and recommended for individuals who wish to learn the basics of CPR. Registration required. A Well & Wise event.

Note: Hands-Only CPR is a basic course and is designed to be performed without a CPR card. As a result, a CPR card is not issued upon course completion.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
05/02/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Films to Talk About
Join fellow movie aficionados for vibrant conversations. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it at home, then participate in a lively discussion. 1st Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 7 - Casablanca
Apr 4 - Into the Wild
May 2 - Ikiru (To Live)

No registration required.
05/02/13
7:30 PM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and understanding in a small group. Thursdays; 7:30 - 8:30 pm, HCLS Project Literacy Resource Center.

No registration required.
05/03/13
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.
05/03/13
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/03/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/03/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Blast Off!
Celebrate Space Day with stories and activities about outer space. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/03/13
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.
05/03/13
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.
05/03/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/03/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Blast Off!
Celebrate Space Day with stories and activities about outer space. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/03/13
2:30 PM
Central Branch

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Just for Me
For children ages 3-5 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/03/13
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech
Hang out, mess around and geek out by experiencing the latest technology and software hand-on in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore digital music and video, digital media, and mobile app design as you collaborate with fellow students. Ages 11 - 18. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for a detailed calendar of events.



Funded in part through a federal grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS.
05/03/13
5:00 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.
05/04/13
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask a Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. April through September. Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
05/04/13
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.
05/04/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/04/13
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: Water
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments and a celebration of Earth Day. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/04/13
11:00 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.
05/04/13
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Our Moon in the Night Sky - Rescheduled to May 18.
What causes the phases of the moon? What is a lunar eclipse? Join Solar System Ambassador Becca Sepan to have your questions answered. Ages 8-10; 45 min.
05/04/13
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.
05/04/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/04/13
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: Water
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments and a celebration of Earth Day. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/04/13
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Mar 2 - If Sons, Then Heirs by Lorene Cary
Apr 6 - The Bridge by Solomon Jones
May 4 - Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

No registration required.
05/04/13
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Our Moon in the Night Sky - Rescheduled to May 18
What causes the phases of the moon? What is a lunar eclipse? Join Solar System Ambassador Becca Sepan to have your questions answered. Ages 8-10; 45 min.
05/04/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Crafts
Create special crafts in celebration of Star Wars Day! Ages 5 & up; 2 - 4 pm; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
05/04/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Math Circle
Are you good at math? Do you love numbers? Join the HCLS Math Circle to learn about patterns and intricacies in the world of mathematics. Use logic and problem solving skills to solve brain teasing problems. Ages 11-14.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
05/04/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Sloppy Saturdays
Seasonally themed crafts for ages 5-10; 20 min. Register for each date separately.

Mar 16 - St. Patrick's Day
Apr 13 - Bead Bunnies
May 4 - Cinco de Mayo Maracas

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/04/13
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.
05/05/13
1:00 PM
Central Branch

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Chess Club
Join us for informal chess play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17. 1-5 pm.

No registration required.
05/06/13
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and understanding in a small group. Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.
05/06/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Marvelous Moms
Stories, songs, and a special craft for moms and children to enjoy together. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Tickets required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/13
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Just For Me
For children ages 3-5 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min.

No registration required.
05/06/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Toddler Tunes and Tales
Hear the story and sing the song. Ages 1-2 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
05/06/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Twist and Shout
Music and movement for little ones with an adult. 30 min. Ages infant-5.

No registration required.
05/06/13
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Toddler Tunes and Tales
Hear the story and sing the song. Ages 1-2 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
05/06/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Twist and Shout
Music and movement for little ones with an adult. 30 min. Ages infant-5.

No registration required.
05/06/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Marvelous Moms
Stories, songs, and a special craft for moms and children to enjoy together. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Tickets required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/13
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/06/13
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech
Hang out, mess around and geek out by experiencing the latest technology and software hand-on in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore digital music and video, digital media, and mobile app design as you collaborate with fellow students. Ages 11 - 18. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for a detailed calendar of events.



Funded in part through a federal grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS.
05/06/13
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. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm. A Well & Wise event.

No registration required.
05/06/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Books in the Garden
Learn what is happening in the Enchanted Garden through stories and activities, then visit the garden for more discoveries. Multi-week series. Ages 5-8; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required.

Click here for the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/06/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/13
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Game Night
Meet and compete with friends. Refreshments served. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Edible Bouquets for Mother's Day
Turn the bounty of spring into a beautiful and unusual bouquet. Learn what is blooming in the Enchanted Garden, snip some veggies and herbs, and create a lovely gift to enjoy at home. Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required.

Click here for the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/06/13
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.

No registration required.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pages from the Past
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Mar 4 - Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Apr 1 - The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
May 6 - The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

No registration required.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Darksiders
Meet with other students to discuss the dark worlds found in dystopian fiction for teens. Pick up your copy of the book at the Fiction Desk. Ages 11-17.

Mar 4 - Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Apr 1 - Legend by Marie Lu
May 6 - The Enemy by Charlie Higson

No registration required.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Manga / Comic Character Design
Learn the basic elements of character design: fascinating faces and expression, intriguing back stories, and the importance of making each character appear unique. Bring basic materials and a favorite piece of manga or graphic novel. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Contemporary Fiction
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Mar 4 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Apr 1 - The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
May 6 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

No registration required.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Nook Training
Bring your Nook to learn how to browse, check out, and download e-books from HCLS.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/06/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask a Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays, 7 - 8:30 pm. April through September. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
05/07/13
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Language Learners
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.
05/07/13
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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3, 2, Fun!
Stories, activities, fingerplays, and songs. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/07/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Baby Sign & Play
Learn basic signs in American Sign Language. Ages 6-23 months with adult; 30 min. Six-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/13
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.
05/07/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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The World Around Me: Me And My Family
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Focus on different family members each week through stories and crafts. Multi-week series. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

May 7 - All About Me
May 14 - My Mom and Dad
May 21 - My Sisters and Brothers
May 28 - My Grandma and Grandpa

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/13
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.
05/07/13
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Just for Me
For children ages 3-5 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/07/13
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.
05/07/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Baby Sign & Play
Learn basic signs in American Sign Language. Ages 6-23 months with adult; 30 min. Six-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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The World Around Me: Me And My Family
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Focus on different family members each week through stories and crafts. Multi-week series. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

May 7 - All About Me
May 14 - My Mom and Dad
May 21 - My Sisters and Brothers
May 28 - My Grandma and Grandpa

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/13
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Board Game Club
Laugh, chat, and challenge your friends to a variety of board games. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/07/13
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. 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:
Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7

Family Law Assistance Program:
Mar 12 & 19, Apr 9 & 16, May 14 & 21

No registration required.
05/07/13
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.

No registration required.
05/07/13
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.
05/07/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks. To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5088.
05/07/13
7:00 PM
Rube Goldberg Challenge Ceremony
Teams of fourth and fifth grade students are invited to transform everyday materials into a wacky, innovative machine that squeezes an orange. More information: Rube Goldberg Challenge @ HCLS.

Ceremony location: River Hill High School

A+ Partnership Signature Event.
05/07/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Good Reads
Book discussion, 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 5 - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Apr 2 - Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America by Stephen G. Bloom
May 7 - The Submission by Amy Waldman

No registration required.
05/07/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pageturners
Discussions and activities about selected titles. Theme: Could you survive? Ages 9-11; 45 min. Refreshments. Register for each session separately.

Mar 12 - Holes by Louis Sachar
Apr 9 - The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
May 7 - Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
05/07/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Guided Meditation
Presented by Star Ferguson-Gooden, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. In addition to her Master's degree in Acupuncture, Star Ferguson-Gooden holds a Professional Certificate in Energetic Healing and is faculty at Tai Sophia Institute. She and her husband co-own their practice, Sage Center for Wellness, in historic Ellicott City. A Well & Wise event. In the Enchanted Garden.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/07/13
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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