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Date Event Description
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Favorite Characters
Celebrate Children's Book Week with stories and songs about favorite picture book characters. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Favorite Characters
Celebrate Children's Book Week with stories and songs about favorite picture book characters. All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/13/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Box Lunch
Book discussion, 2nd Mondays; 12 - 1 pm.

Mar 11 - The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Apr 8 - The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
May 13 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

No registration required.
05/13/13
12:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Blood Pressure Screening
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital. 2nd Mondays; 12:30 - 3 pm. A Well & Wise event.

No registration required.
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Invitation to the Ballet
Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances. Children from the audience may learn a quick piece and perform it.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Writer's Group
Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback.

No registration required.
05/13/13
7:00 PM
Central 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 410.313.7800.
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
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.
05/13/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Literary Explorers Club
Book discussion, 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 11 - March by Geraldine Brooks
Apr 8 - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
May 13 - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

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

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Day Trippin'--new date!
Do a little armchair traveling and learn about public gardens & natural spaces an easy drive from Howard County. Presented by Master Gardeners.

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

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

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

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The History of the Universe from the Beginning to End
*** Please note new date: MAY 30 ***

Dr. John C. Mather, Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2006; and author of The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe.

The history of the universe in a nutshell, from the Big Bang to now and on to the future - John Mather tells the story of how we got here, how the universe began with a Big Bang, how it could have produced an Earth where sentient beings live, and how those beings are discovering their history. Learn about Einstein's biggest mistake, how Edwin Hubble discovered the expansion of the universe, and how the James Webb Space Telescope may yet find signs of life on future missions.

Mather was Project Scientist for NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, which measured the spectrum (the color) of the Big Bang's heat radiation, discovered hot and cold spots in that radiation, and hunted for the first objects that formed after the great explosion. He explains Einstein's biggest mistake, how Edwin Hubble discovered the expansion of the universe, how the COBE mission was built, and how the COBE data support the Big Bang theory. He also shows NASA's plans for the next great telescope in space, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will look even farther back in time than the Hubble Space Telescope, and peer inside the dusty cocoons where stars and planets are being born today. It is capable of examining Earth-like planets around other stars using the transit technique. Future missions may find signs of life.

Books available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library. A Meet the Author event.
05/13/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fact Check
A nonfiction book discussion. 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 11 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Apr 8 - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
May 13 - Invictus by John Carlin

No registration required.
05/13/13
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.

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