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Date Event Description
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Engineering Basics (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
10:00 AM
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. Monday, Aug. 5; Tuesday, Aug. 6; and Wednesday, August 7, 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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Robotics In Hand (Session D)
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 D) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14

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

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First Steps: Game Maker (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Weather Balloons and More! (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hang Out and Interact! (Session E)
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 E) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Stepping Up: Programming in Game Maker (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Javascript Revealed (Session B)
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 B) Monday, August 12; Tuesday, August 13; and Wednesday, August 14

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.
08/12/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Writer's Group
Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback.

No registration required.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Movin' Up to Middle School
Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
08/12/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Literary Explorers Club
Book discussion, 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 10 - The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Aug 12 - Sula by Toni Morrison

No registration required.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fact Check
A nonfiction book discussion. 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 10 - Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
Jul 8 - Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.
Aug 12 - Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

No registration required.
08/12/13
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.
08/12/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.

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