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Date Event Description
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia 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 classes.
07/09/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Candy Science
Experiment with candy! Floating letters, expanding marshmallows, and other fun candy. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Do Fairies Live in the Enchanted Garden?
Enjoy a story and activities, then visit the garden with your newly made fairy doll. Ages 4-7; 45 min. Ticket and signed release form required.

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*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Candy Science
Experiment with candy! Floating letters, expanding marshmallows, and other fun candy. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Do Fairies Live in the Enchanted Garden?
Enjoy a story and activities, then visit the garden with your newly made fairy doll. Ages 4-7; 45 min. Ticket and signed release form required.

Click here for the release form.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Underground Explorers: What's That Under My Feet?
Discover what can be found underground through stories and activities. Ages 6 & up; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jul 8 & 9 - What's That Under My Feet?
Jul 15 & 16 - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 22 & 23 - I Want My Mummy
Jul 29 & 30 - Get to the Root of It

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/09/13
4:30 PM
East Columbia 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.

No registration required.
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Citizenship Test
Learn important information about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English is strongly recommended. 2nd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
07/09/13
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.
07/09/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Jun 11 - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Jul 9 - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Aug 13 - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

No registration required.
07/09/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Get Graphic Book Club
Jump into the world of Manga, Japanese culture, and book clubs by reading and discussing all four volumes of Children of the Sea. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/09/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pageturners
Discussions and activities about selected titles. Theme: Everyone loves Candy! Refreshments. Ages 9-11; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Jun 11 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Jul 9 - The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Aug 13 - The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
07/09/13
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.

Jun 11 - Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
Jul 9 - The Stranger by Albert Camus
Aug 13 - A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

No registration required.

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