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05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The History of the Universe from the Beginning to End
*** New Date ***

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/30/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
7:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Get Fit with the Boot Camp Girl
Certified personal trainer and yoga instructor Stephanie Dignan teaches how to achieve fitness goals with a series of classes. Come to one or all three. An exercise release form is required for the April session. Please bring a mat or towel. A Well & Wise event.

Click here for the exercise release form for adults 18 and over.

Click here for the exercise release from for children under 18.

Apr 4 - Introduction to yoga
May 9 - Getting fit with limited time for exercise
May 30 - What to eat and what not to eat

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
05/31/13
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.
05/31/13
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Fingerpaint Fridays
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each class separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/31/13
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.
05/31/13
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.
05/31/13
11:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Fingerpaint Fridays
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each class separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/31/13
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.
05/31/13
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.
05/31/13
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.
05/31/13
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Cancer Survivor Celebration and Workshop
Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day by meeting local cancer survivors and hearing their stories. Create cards for local cancer patients, collaborate on an inspirational art project, and learn about cancer organizations and resources in Howard County. Refreshments. All ages. A Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
06/01/13
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Summer Reading Kickoff
Read and win prizes when you join a Howard County Library System summer reading club.

Wee Dig:  infant to age 3
Dig Into Reading:  for ages 4 - 10
Groundbreaking Reads:  for grades 6+
Great Reads for Vacay & Staycay:  for high school students & adults

Schedule:
10 - 2                 Reptile Wonders (outdoors)
10 - 2                 Face painting & crafts
10 - 2                 Wii games - for teens
10 - 2                 Scavenger Hunt - for teens
10 - 2                 Instant prize drawings - for adults
10:30 - 10:45     Stories (children's area)
11 - 11:45          Pee Wee Pirates Show (meeting room)
12 - 12:15          Stories (children's area)
12:30 - 1:15       Pee Wee Pirates Show (meeting room)
1:30 - 1:45         Stories (children's area)

Reptile Wonders: The Nature Center on the Go
Visit this educational exhibit of live reptiles which includes a giant tortoise. Touch some of the exotic reptiles. Hand sanitizer provided.

Pee Wee Pirates Show
Ahoy! Sail the high seas with Captain Jean, the Pirate Queen. No landlubbers allowed as you learn about exploration in the old days. A fun workout for brains and bodies alike! 45 min; followed by questions and answers. Videotaping not permitted.

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.
06/01/13
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.

No registration required.
06/01/13
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.
06/01/13
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.
06/01/13
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.

No registration required.
06/01/13
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Jun 1 - Gloryland by Shelton Johnson
Aug 3 - Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper

No registration required.
06/02/13
1:00 PM
Central Branch

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Game Days
Meet and compete with friends. 1-5 pm. Refreshments served. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
06/03/13
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.
06/03/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Tae Kwon Do: Tiny Tigers
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors focus on motor skills, listening, and taking turns. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Click here for the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
06/03/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Tae Kwon Do: Tiny Tigers
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors focus on motor skills, listening, and taking turns. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Click here for the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
06/03/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/03/13
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech
Experience the latest technology and software in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore science, technology, engineering, and math via hands-on video, music, game app, and e-book projects created in collaboration with other students. Ages 11-18.

Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for a detailed calendar of events.



Funded by a Federal STEM grant from IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation.
06/03/13
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: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm. A Well & Wise event.

No registration required.
06/03/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Knitting Klub
Join us and learn the basics of knitting and working with yarn. Already know how to knit? Bring a project and hang out! Materials provided or bring your own. Ages 8-12; 60 min. Parents welcome. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/03/13
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
06/03/13
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.
06/03/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Jun 3 - The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
Jul 1 - How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
Aug 5 - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

No registration required.
06/03/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

Jun 3 - American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Jul 1 - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Aug 5 - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

No registration required.
06/03/13
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.
06/04/13
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.
06/04/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
06/04/13
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.
06/04/13
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.
06/04/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
06/04/13
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.
06/04/13
6:15 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. 6:15 - 8:15 pm. 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 4, Jul 9, Aug 13

Family Law Assistance Program: Jun 11 & 18, Jul 23, Aug 20 & 27

No registration required.
06/04/13
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects to celebrate youth art month, Mother's Day, and spring. Please dress in clothes that can get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult;  30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/04/13
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.
06/04/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Great Reads for Vacay & Staycay
Kick off the adult summer reading club as Library instructors discuss their top picks for summer reading. Win books and door prizes at this event; enter a drawing for fabulous grand prizes. Refreshments.

No registration required.
06/04/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Flower Transfer
Learn the ancient craft of transferring delicate patterns of leaves or flower petals to cloth or paper. For adults and teens.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
06/04/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Good Reads
Book discussion, 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 4 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

No registration required.
06/04/13
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. 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm. Register for each class separately. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. All sessions will be in the Enchanted Garden, weather permitting.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
06/04/13
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.
06/05/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

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

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

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

Download to Calendar
HiTech
Experience the latest technology and software in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore science, technology, engineering, and math via hands-on video, music, game app, and e-book projects created in collaboration with other students. Ages 11-18.

Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for a detailed calendar of events.



Funded by a Federal STEM grant from IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation.
06/05/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

Download to Calendar
Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
06/05/13
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

Download to Calendar
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.

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