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07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Engineering Basics (Session A)
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group, build it, and vote on the best engineering project.

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

(Session A) Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and 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.
07/22/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Computer Illustration (Session B)
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 B) Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and 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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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GameMaker I
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 22; Tuesday, July 23; and Wednesday, July 24, 10 :00 am

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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Making Your Own e-Book (Session C)
Collaborate with other youth at HiTech to create and publish an e-book about healthy lifestyles.

The book has 6 chapters. They are:
Chapter 1: Youth Speak Out On Health Issues; Chapter 2: Diagrams of a healthy living; Chapter 3: Healthy Lifestyles - What people are doing to stay healthy, and is it working? Chapter 4: Images of Healthy Lifestyles; Chapter 5: What can you do to improve the healthiness of your families, community, and the world! Chapter 6: The Honor Roll! Your team will develop the content, images, and video. Your team will also learn how to use the technology needed to create an interactive e-book.

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

(Session C) Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23, and 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.
07/22/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Technology of Fashion (Part 2)
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Underground Explorers: I Want My Mummy
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.
07/22/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hang Out and Interact! (Session D)
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 D) Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and 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.
07/22/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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3D Design and Modeling (Session C)
Join us at HiTech and learn how to create a 3D scene using Blender. This is a three class series where you will understand how to model efficiently, tackle the user interface, manipulate objects, and create textures. Don't miss out on the fun! Ages 11-18.

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.
07/22/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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GameMaker I, Part II
This GameMaker Session is for anyone who has taken GameMaker I or has familiarity with GameMaker. 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.
Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and Wednesday, July 24; 2:00 pm

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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Javascript Revealed (Session A)
This three part class will explore the basics of JavaScript, debug apps based on JavaScript, and create an original app while having fun. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required.

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

(Session A) Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and 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.
07/22/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Microbiology Lab
Grow and learn about different microorganisms and perform cool experiments with bacteria. Ages 11-18.

Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and 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.
07/22/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Ubiquitous Computing
What happens when we put a computer in every item in your house? What if your clothes connected to the internet and you could surf the web through your glasses? All of this and more is happening across the country right now. Join us at HiTech to learn about the next wave of technology that's going to completely change how to connect to the world around you. You'll create your own wireless network within the HiTech spaces and learn how to build the future of mobile computing. Ages 11-18.

Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and 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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Teen Iron Chef: Battle Salad
Compete in Howard County Library System's 4th annual Teen Iron Chef competition. Use ingredients from the Enchanted Garden to create the ultimate summer salad. The teen with the most nutritious, most delicious, and best looking salad will be awarded a prize and named Howard County Library System's 2013 Teen Iron Chef. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/22/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Night of the Zombie Games
Prepare for the impending apocalypse by surviving an assortment of zombie-themed card, dice, and board games. Brain food provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
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.
07/22/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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iPad Training
Bring your iPad to learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/22/13
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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