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09/03/13
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
09/03/13
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.
09/03/13
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.
09/03/13
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (schools in session days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/03/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Citizenship Test
Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship Test. Proficiency in English is strongly recommended.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
09/03/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Good Reads
Book discussion, 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 3 - The Odds: A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan
Oct 1 - A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar
Nov 5 - A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen

No registration required.
09/03/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Guided Meditation
Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. September session takes place in the Enchanted Garden, weather permitting. Well and Wise event.

Presented by Star Ferguson-Gooden, M.Ac., L.Ac. In addition to her Master's degree in Acupuncture, Star Ferguson-Gooden holds a Professional Certificate in Energetic Healing and is faculty at Tai Sophia Institute. She and her husband co-own their practice, Sage Center for Wellness, in historic Ellicott City.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/03/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Book-N-Chat
Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
09/04/13
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.
09/04/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Just for Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ages 3-5; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/04/13
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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What's in My Art Box?
Spark creativity through the four elements of art, as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

Sep 4 - Line
Sep 11 - Form/Shape
Sep 18 - Color
Sep 25 - Texture

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/13
11:00 AM
Central Branch

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Meet the Author: Pat. Moore
Author and illustrator Pat. Moore takes you through the seasons with her book, Fall Rain. Make a seasonal craft. Books available for purchase and signing. Ages 3-5; 45 min.

No registration required.
09/04/13
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.
09/04/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Just for Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ages 3-5; 30 min.

No registration required.
09/04/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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What's in My Art Box?
Spark creativity through the four elements of art, as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

Sep 4 - Line
Sep 11 - Form/Shape
Sep 18 - Color
Sep 25 - Texture

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/04/13
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (schools in session days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/04/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

Sep 4 - Ratatouille (G)
Nov 26 - Dolphin Tale (PG)

No registration required.
09/04/13
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.
09/04/13
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.
09/05/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Grandparents welcome. Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/13
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Booked for Thursday
The kids are back in school, and you have time to read again! Share some favorite books and discover new titles with other avid bookworms.

No registration required.
09/05/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Grandparents welcome. Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 90 min. Ticket required. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/05/13
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Fall Into Crafts
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. Allow 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

No registration required.
09/05/13
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Chess Club
Join us for informal chess play. 3 - 5 pm. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
09/05/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Employment Edge
Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism on the job. Presented by Howard County Office of Workforce Development.

No registration required.
09/05/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Baywise Landscaping For Your Home
Linda Decker teaches homeowners how to create a sustainable landscape that reduces pollutants flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. Topics include fertilizing wisely, reducing pesticides, conserving water, and controlling soil erosion. Improve the health of the world's largest estuary, starting in your backyard. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/05/13
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. First Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 5 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Oct 3 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Nov 7 - The Hustler

No registration required.
09/05/13
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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Grandparents welcome. Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket Required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
10:30 AM
Glenwood 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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
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.
09/06/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Grandparents Are Special
Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories and songs, then make a gift. Grandparents welcome. Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket Required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/06/13
4:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board at your branch to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service learning hours available for some projects. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/07/13
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.
09/07/13
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.
09/07/13
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.
09/07/13
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.
09/07/13
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.
09/07/13
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black Fiction
Book discussion, 1st Saturdays; 1- 2:30 pm.

Sep 7 - Ada's Rules by Alice Randall
Oct 5 - Our Man in the Dark by Rashad Harrison
Nov 2 - Leaving by Richard Dry

No registration required.
09/07/13
4:30 PM
Central Branch

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Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board at your branch to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service learning hours available for some projects. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/07/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board at your branch to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service learning hours available for some projects. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/09/13
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.
09/09/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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What's the Sense?: The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/09/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Just For Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/09/13
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.
09/09/13
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.
09/09/13
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.
09/09/13
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.
09/09/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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What's the Sense?: The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/09/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Just For Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/09/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Box Lunch
Book discussion; Mondays, 12 - 1 pm. Meets at 50+ Center.

Sep 9 - The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talarigo
Oct 21 - An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer
Nov 18 - When Tito Loved Clara by Jon Michaud

No registration required.
09/09/13
1:30 PM
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/09/13
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (schools in session days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/09/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Knitting Klub
Come with your knitting and hang out! Instructors answer questions as well as provide inspiration for new projects. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own supplies. Ages 8-12; 90 min. Parents welcome.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/09/13
7:00 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.
09/09/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Literary Explorers Club
Book discussion, Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 9 - The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Oct 21 - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Nov 18 - The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

No registration required.
09/09/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

Sep 9 - To the End of the Land by David Grossman
Oct 7 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Nov 4 - A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison

No registration required.
09/09/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fact Check
A nonfiction book discussion.

Sep 9 - Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford
Oct 7 - Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
Nov 4 - The Toaster Project by Thomas Thwaites

No registration required.
09/09/13
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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