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07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Under Our Feet
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 4-7; 30 min. Register for each session separately.

Jul 10 - Rock On
Jul 17 - Construction Zone
Jul 24 - Beach Party
Jul 31 - Pirates Galore
Aug 7 - Plants Aplenty
Aug 14 - Dinosaur Days

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/10/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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We Dig Science
Explore science topics with stories, facts, and fun activities. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 3 - Dinosaurs Rock
Jul 10 - Animals Digging Dirt
Jul 17 - Rocks: the Hole Truth

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/10/13
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Camp
Go beneath the surface! Test your underground knowledge, face your fears, and enjoy pizza. Ages 11-17.

3-5 pm Fear Factor and trivia
5-6 pm Pizza
6-8 pm Movie:  Jurassic Park (1993)

A teen summer reading zombie event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/10/13
4:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Reptile Wrap-Up
Naturalists from Scales & Tales bring scaly creatures to captivate while teaching about myths, histories, and benefits of these often misunderstood animals. Ticket required. All ages; 45 min.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/10/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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We Dig Science
Explore science topics with stories, facts, and fun activities. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 3 - Dinosaurs Rock
Jul 10 - Animals Digging Dirt
Jul 17 - Rocks: the Hole Truth

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/10/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Here's To You: Library of the Year Community Celebration
Please join us for a community-wide event to celebrate excellence in education, and to thank the community for its major role in Howard County Library System receiving Gale/Library Journal’s 2013 Library of the Year award!

Click here for more details.

Presented in partnership with the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Economic Development Authority.
07/10/13
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.
07/10/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Parchement and Quills
At Hogwarts, none of the students had access to email or texts, instead they used "Owlmail." Discuss why the letters in J. K. Rowling's novels matter to the characters, plot, and the reader. Take a look at some important letters from the series, then write your own - wizarding style! Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/10/13
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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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.
07/11/13
10:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Thursday Tech Talk
Drop in to talk with HCLS instructors about specialized online research tools, the Internet, the HCLS catalog, and other tech tools.

No registration required.
07/11/13
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Pins and Needles
Bring the projects you'd love to finish! All stitchers welcome.

No registration required.
07/11/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Tae Kwon Do: Dragons
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors teach the basics of tae kwon do in a relaxed atmosphere. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Ages 6-8 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required. A Well & Wise event.

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*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/11/13
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.
07/11/13
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Brick Science
Join a Bricks 4 Kidz instructor as you experience science with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10; 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/11/13
11:00 AM
Central Branch

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Games Galore!
Meet new friends, and play games or assemble a puzzle. Ages 7-11; 60 min. Ticket required.

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

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Tae Kwon Do: Dragons
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors teach the basics of tae kwon do in a relaxed atmosphere. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Ages 6-8 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required. A Well & Wise event.

Click here for the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/11/13
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.
07/11/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Duck Tape Workshop
Make things to use and wear using duct tape - it solves everything! Supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

Jul 11: Sandals and cellphone covers

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
07/11/13
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make fun crafts. All ages; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
07/11/13
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Zombie Felties
Shudder as you stitch adorable yet gruesome zombies based on the book, Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures From the Undead by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate. Supplies provided. Ages 11-15.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
07/11/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Club
Discover the joys of gardening. Learn gardening basics, and help grow flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Be prepared to get your hands dirty while growing healthy habits. Ages 9-11; 90 min; Registration and signed release form required for each session.

Jun 13 - Insectology I: Will the real insect stand up?
Jun 27 - You, Me and the Honeybee
Jul 11 - Insectology II: Observe, identify and be amazed
Jul 25 - Bountiful Butterflies: how to attract them & keep them happy
Aug 8 - Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs
Aug 22 - Insectology III: Who's that nibbling in our garden?

Click here for the July 11 release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/11/13
6:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Erin & Friends
Lighten your summer evenings with a little chamber music in the cafe or on the lawn, weather permitting.

No registration required.
07/11/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Employment Edge
Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism on the job. 2nd Thursdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
07/11/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Underground Adventures Book Club
Discuss action-packed novels and have fun with related activities. Refreshments. Ages 10-13; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Jul 11 - City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Aug 8 - Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/11/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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LEGO® Wars
150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Ages 11-17.

A teen Sci-Tech class.

No registration required.
07/11/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Hot Composting
Learn how to turn kitchen, garden, and yard waste into a valuable soil conditioner that gardeners call "Black Gold." Kent Phillips also discusses cold composting methods. The class begins inside and includes a visit to the Enchanted Garden. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/11/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/11/13
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.
07/12/13
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.
07/12/13
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.

No registration required.
07/12/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia 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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/12/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Can You Dig It?
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 5 - Burrowing Animals
Jul 12 - In the Garden
Jul 19 - Dinosaurs
Jul 26 - Diggers and 'Dozers

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/12/13
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/12/13
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
07/12/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Can You Dig It?
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 5 - Burrowing Animals
Jul 12 - In the Garden
Jul 19 - Dinosaurs
Jul 26 - Diggers and 'Dozers

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/12/13
11:15 AM
East Columbia 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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/12/13
11:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/12/13
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.
07/12/13
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.

No registration required.
07/13/13
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.
07/13/13
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.
07/13/13
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.
07/13/13
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.
07/13/13
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.
07/13/13
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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African Experience Tour
An instructor from the African Art Museum of Maryland teaches about African art and culture. Learn about various objects, then try your hand at using them. Families; allow 90 min to 2 hours.

No registration required.
07/13/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Magic Tree House Adventures: Night of the Ninjas
Take an imaginary journey with Jack and Annie as they unearth the past. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Jun 22 (3 pm)               Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jun 24 (11 am)             Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jul 13 (3 pm)                Night of the Ninjas
Jul 15 (11 am & 2 pm)   Night of the Ninjas
Aug 17 (3 pm)              Dingoes at Dinnertime
Aug 19 (11 am)            Dingoes at Dinnertime

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Music Mash Up (Session C)
Create original music with your own instruments, our electronic equipment, or existing sound tracks to create a musical selection. Don't miss out on the fun! The Music MashUp group will create and record an original song.

Please only register for one session. Ages 11-18.

(Session C) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Building Renewable Energy, Part 1
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the fun. Ages 11-18.

Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; and Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Computer Illustration (Session A)
Are you the next DiVinci? Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create pictures, fashion ideas, and start building an image portfolio.

Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Play Partners -- ¡Hola, Bébé!
This bilingual class with books, rhymes, songs, and stories develops early literacy skills. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
11:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Magic Tree House Adventures: Night of the Ninjas
Take an imaginary journey with Jack and Annie as they unearth the past. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Jun 22 (3 pm)               Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jun 24 (11 am)             Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jul 13 (3 pm)                Night of the Ninjas
Jul 15 (11 am & 2 pm)   Night of the Ninjas
Aug 17 (3 pm)              Dingoes at Dinnertime
Aug 19 (11 am)            Dingoes at Dinnertime

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Play Partners -- ¡Hola, Bébé!
This bilingual class with books, rhymes, songs, and stories develops early literacy skills. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket required.

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/15/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Technology of Fashion (Part 1)
Come join us in this series of classes where fashion design and technology are woven together. This is a 3 part class series where you learn about the fashion industry from concept to delivery, the role of science, and how to use technology that creates selected outfits and original fashion design ideas.

Please bring fashion magazines or pictures of fashion you like, or bring PDF images on a thumbdrive. Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Part 1) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16, Wednesday, July 17
(Part 2) Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23, Wednesday, July 24

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Engineering: Technology and High Pressure Water Experiences (Session A)
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to high pressure water projects. Build and test your team's own project to document results. Don't miss out!

Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; and Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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First Steps: Game Maker (Session A)
Come and learn about game design theory that features practical examples of how this can be applied to making games. Join others in the creation of games using a drag and drop interface. No programming required.

Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; and Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dig Into Reading
For children ages 4-6 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Magic Tree House Adventures: Night of the Ninjas
Take an imaginary journey with Jack and Annie as they unearth the past. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Jun 22 (3 pm)               Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jun 24 (11 am)             Dinosaurs Before Dark
Jul 13 (3 pm)                Night of the Ninjas
Jul 15 (11 am & 2 pm)   Night of the Ninjas
Aug 17 (3 pm)              Dingoes at Dinnertime
Aug 19 (11 am)            Dingoes at Dinnertime

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/15/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Underground Explorers: How Does Your Garden Grow?
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.
07/15/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Arduino Makers
Students will be immersed in the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. With brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, students will be able to pursue self-guided projects which may include a temperature sensor and alarm, infrared proximity sensor, or a motion sensing alarm. No programming experience necessary. Ages 11-18.

Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; and Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hang Out and Interact! (Session C)
Come, hang out, and play video games with other youth. Don’t miss your opportunity to just "chill."

Ages 11-18. Please do not register for more than two sessions.

(Session C) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; and Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Programming in Mindstorm - Making LEGO Mindstorm Robots Move (Session A)
Develop programs to make team robots move and perform a variety of functions.

Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
2:30 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. REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED. Each session must be registered for separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
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. Parent welcome. REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED. Please register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/15/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Epidemic: Infectious Diseases (Session A)
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun!

Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Andrino Robotic (Session A)
Learn how to code and assemble robotic projects while learning about the basics of electronics, computer programming, and input/output hardware components. Create basic robots, door locks that only open to a secret door knock, or musical instruments made from small lasers.

Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 17

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/15/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/15/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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The Amazing Quiet Zombie Apocalypse Race
A deadly strain of Zombie Hiccups strikes the library. To escape, race through timed clues to each checkpoint. But scavenge quietly, or the zombies will find you! If you miss a checkpoint or make noise, you become a zombie and get confined to the CDC quarantine. Survivors win prizes and snacks. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
07/15/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood 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.
07/15/13
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.
07/15/13
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.
07/16/13
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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

*July 16, July 23, and July 30 classes have been canceled.*

No registration required.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Hawaiian Journey
Aloha! Journey through the Hawaiian Islands as we explore legends and culture, and dance a little hula! Ages 7-11; 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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My Friend the Firefghter
Meet firefighter Rich and learn about fire safety. Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/16/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Underground Explorers: How Does Your Garden Grow?
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.
07/16/13
6:00 PM
Central Branch

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Celebrate the wonder of the great outdoors with a hike, some surprise visitors, and s'mores! Ages 6-10; 45 min. Refreshments.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
07/16/13
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.
07/16/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Position Your Investment Portfolio for Retirement
Learn about key investment strategies and financial planning for before and during retirement. Presented by Certified Financial Planner Michael R. Feranec of Morgan Stanley.

Michael R. Feranec is a licensed professional with nearly 10 years of investment experience. As part of the comprehensive wealth management approach that the team uses, Mike focuses on working with clients to develop tailored financial plans, determine appropriate investment asset allocations, and create fixed income strategies. He has also earned the designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®), Chartered Mutual Fund CounselorSM (CMFC®) and Financial Planning Specialist.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/16/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Zombie Felties
Shudder as you stitch adorable yet gruesome zombies based on the book, Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures From the Undead by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate. Supplies provided. Ages 11-15.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

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