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Date Event Description
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller (Session A)
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class.

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

(Session A) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6, and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Music Mash Up (Session D)
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.
(Session D) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6, and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Hovercrafts - Basics of Engineering & Physics (Session B)
Learn the basics of engineering and physics with others as you build a miniature hovercraft. 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 3; or, Session B: August 5, 6, & 7. Please only register for one of the two sessions.


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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms will love. Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
08/05/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms will love. Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/05/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Engineering: Technology and High Pressure Water Experiences (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 5; Tuesday August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Programming and Creating GameMaker Apps
This GameMaker session is focused on building a game and converting it to an app so others can plan. Join others in publishing a computer video game. GameMaker I experience or experience using and programming in GameMaker required. 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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Puppet Playhouse
Learn about simple puppetry, including construction, props, sets, and performance. Final performance open to the public. Plan to attend both sessions: Aug 5 & 6. Ages 8 & up; 90 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
08/05/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Weather Balloons and More! (Session A)
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Join us at HiTech and find out. In this class, students will launch a weather balloon to capture footage from space and collect high-altitude weather data. Don't miss out on the fun!

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

(Session A) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

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

(Session B) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Stepping Up: Programming in 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, August 5; Tuesday, August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hang Out and Interact! (Session H)
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 H) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Epidemic: Infectious Diseases (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Arduino Robotic (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 5; Tuesday, August 6; and Wednesday, August 7

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.
08/05/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Knitting Klub
Join us and learn the basics of knitting and working with yarn. Already know how to knit? Bring a project and hang out! Materials provided or bring your own. Ages 8-12; 60 min. Parents welcome. REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED. Please register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

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

No registration required.
08/05/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/05/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

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

No registration required.
08/05/13
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.
08/05/13
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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