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07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Robotics In Hand (Session B)
In this three day session, you can spend quality time creating, building, and programming a NEW LEGO MindStorms NXT 2.0 robot that performs a variety of functions. Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Web Design (Session B)
In this three day web design class will cover three phases of web design. First, students will learn the basic fundamentals of HTML elements and User Interface (UI) design through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Next, the students will take these fundamentals into practice by redesigning existing outdated websites and giving them new life through their own ideas of form and function.

In the final class, students will be introduced to the latest version of HTML, HTML 5, and CSS 3, and experiment with the cutting edge technology in use today. Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.

(Session B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Making Your Own e-Book (Session B)
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 B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Music Mash Up (Session B)
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 B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hovercrafts - Basics of Engineering & Physics (Session A)
Come and learn the basics of engineering and physics by working with others to build a team miniature hovercraft that operates. Enter your hovercraft in the HiTech Hovercraft Race! Down miss out on the fun! Registration required. Ages 11-18. Sign up for Session A: July 29,30, and 30. Or, sign up for Session B: August 5, 6, & 7. Please register for one of the two sessions.


HiTech is supported in part by the MacArthur foundationand IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/29/13
1:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Game Design Academy
Are you serious about games? Creative? Competitive? Explore game theory as you create, design, and engineer a number of games, including a board game. The perfect night out for the tech-oriented problem-solver. Plan to attend all four sessions. Ages 11-17.

Jul 29 - Paper and pencil games
Jul 30 - Board and dice games
Jul 31 - Board and card games
Aug 1 - Tile games and puzzles


A teen Sci-Tech class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Underground Explorers: Get to the Root of It
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.
07/29/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Using Javascript (Session B)
Have fun learning the basics of JavaScript. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required.

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

(Session B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hang Out and Interact! (Session B)
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 B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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3D Design and Modeling (Session B)
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.
07/29/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Python Explore! (Session B)
Learn the basics of programming in Python. In this session, you will learn how Python can be used to update games and other interactive programs. Absolutely no experience required -- you will learn how to program a basic game in the first class!

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

(Session B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Genetics Biology & Nanotechnology (Session B)
Learn about how DNA works and its various applications in nanotechnology.

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

(Session B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hang Out and Interact! (Session G)
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 G) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Wednesday, July 31

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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Mind-Body Connection and Health
Sharon Burns, RN, BSN, MA, and certified holistic practitioner, explores the connection between stresses of life, emotional pain, and physical breakdown. Includes lessons on self-healing based on the Chakra Energy System. A Well & Wise event.

Sharon Burns, RN, BSN, MA is a Clinical Nursing Instructor and a Certified Holistic Practitioner. She is certified in Healing Touch and a Reiki Master.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/29/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
1:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

Download to Calendar
Game Design Academy
Are you serious about games? Creative? Competitive? Explore game theory as you create, design, and engineer a number of games, including a board game. The perfect night out for the tech-oriented problem-solver. Plan to attend all four sessions. Ages 11-17.

Jul 29 - Paper and pencil games
Jul 30 - Board and dice games
Jul 31 - Board and card games
Aug 1 - Tile games and puzzles


A teen Sci-Tech class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
07/30/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Gotta Hand It To You
Make a sock puppet and create a fun character. Ages 5 & up; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
07/30/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Underground Explorers: Get to the Root of It
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.
07/30/13
4:30 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.
07/30/13
6:00 PM
Central Branch

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Stories Through Storytelling and Craft
Bring the family to listen to captivating tales and make a craft to help you tell your own stories at home. Ages 5 & up; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/30/13
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.
07/30/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Chess Club
Join us for informal chess play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Sunflowers and Professor Fibonacci
Discover mathematical patterns found in sunflowers, pine cones, and throughout nature while learning about a famous mathematician and exploring the Enchanted Garden. Ages 7-9; 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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Sunflowers and Professor Fibonacci
Discover mathematical patterns found in sunflowers, pine cones, and throughout nature while learning about a famous mathematician and exploring the garden. Ages 7-9; 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.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
1:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Game Design Academy
Are you serious about games? Creative? Competitive? Explore game theory as you create, design, and engineer a number of games, including a board game. The perfect night out for the tech-oriented problem-solver. Plan to attend all four sessions. Ages 11-17.

Jul 29 - Paper and pencil games
Jul 30 - Board and dice games
Jul 31 - Board and card games
Aug 1 - Tile games and puzzles


A teen Sci-Tech class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
07/31/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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C.S.I. Owl Pellets
With a focus on ecology and biology, students study the nature of food chains and the role of predators in the ecosystem by dissecting the sterilized pellets of Barn Owls. Use investigative skills to figure out what the owl ate! Ages 11-17.


A teen Sci-Tech class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
07/31/13
6:30 PM
Miller 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.
07/31/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club, Jr
Discussions and activities about classic novels for ages 7-9; 30 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
07/31/13
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.
07/31/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Can You Dig It, Amelia Bedelia?
Enjoy zany stories and activities. Ages 5-9; 45 - 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/31/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Food Detectives
Experiment with different foods and discover what's really in your favorite fast-food meal. Ages 11-17.

A teen Sci-Tech class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/31/13
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club
Discussions and activities about classic novels for ages 9 & up; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
07/31/13
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.
08/01/13
10:15 AM
Miller 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.
08/01/13
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.
08/01/13
11:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Can You Dig It Amelia Bedelia?
Enjoy zany stories and activities. Ages 5-9; 45 - 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/01/13
11:30 AM
Miller 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.
08/01/13
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.
08/01/13
1:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Game Design Academy
Are you serious about games? Creative? Competitive? Explore game theory as you create, design, and engineer a number of games, including a board game. The perfect night out for the tech-oriented problem-solver. Plan to attend all four sessions. Ages 11-17.

Jul 29 - Paper and pencil games
Jul 30 - Board and dice games
Jul 31 - Board and card games
Aug 1 - Tile games and puzzles


A teen Sci-Tech class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
08/01/13
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Can You Dig It Amelia Bedelia?
Enjoy zany stories and activities. Ages 5-9; 45 - 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/01/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Demolition Birds
Knock down those pesky little birds, and beat the other team! Ages 8-12; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/01/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Demolition Birds
Knock down those pesky little birds, and beat the other team! Ages 8-12; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/01/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Ultimate Upcycling with Plastic
What to do with all that plastic? Why recycle when you can upcycle! Have fun turning trash into art. For adults and teens.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
08/01/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bulbs
The waning days of summer present the ideal time to plant bulbs. Judy Petersen presents a whirlwind tour of bulbs: their history, nature, selection, planting, care, and Latin names. Discussion includes the popular narcissus, tulip and lily. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners. The class begins inside and includes a visit to the Enchanted Garden.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/01/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Little Dudes on Books: The Un-Book Club
We pick the topic; you bring favorite books to share! Refreshments. Ages 8-10; 60 min.

Jun 6 - Graphically Speaking (graphic novels)
Jul 3 - It's a Laugh (funny books)
Aug 1 - Slimy, Scary or Gross (non-fiction)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/01/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Local Author Showcase
Meet and greet authors with local ties. John Hauserman, Roy G. Saltman, and Heather Wandell discuss their latest books, answer questions, and share tips about the publishing process. Books available for purchase and signing. Refreshments. A Meet the Author event. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
08/01/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Films to Talk About
Join fellow movie aficionados for vibrant conversations. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it at home, then participate in a lively discussion.

Jun 6 - The Prestige
Aug 1 - The Hunger Games

No registration required.
08/01/13
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.
08/01/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/02/13
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.
08/03/13
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.
08/03/13
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.
08/03/13
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.
08/03/13
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.
08/03/13
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.
08/03/13
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.
08/03/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Diggers, Dozers, and Dump Trucks
Put on your hard hat for some construction vehicle fun! Explore books, activities, and crafts at your own pace. Families; drop-in from 2 - 4 pm; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
08/03/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Sloppy Saturdays
Seasonally themed crafts for ages 5-10; 20 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/03/13
3:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
08/04/13
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.
 

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