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Date Event Description
10/18/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Making Mindstorms Robots
(2-day session) Learn how to build and program a Mindstorm Robot. Develop programs to make your team's robot move and perform a variety of functions. Ages 11-18.

2-day session:
Thurs Oct 17: 2 - 4 pm
Fri Oct 18: 10 am - 12 pm

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/18/13
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Arduino Microcontrollers
We are surrounded by electronics but do we know how they work? Learn how to code and assemble an Arduino Music Box while learning about the basics of electronics, computer progroming, and input/output hardware components. Build a music box to play songs through a small speaker. Ages 11-18. Registration required.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Storybook Friends
A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Oct 4 - Maisy
Oct 11 - Max & Ruby
Oct 18 - Clifford
Oct 25 - Tacky the Penguin

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Chemistry in the Library
Energy: Now and Forever!
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments as you explore chemistry and energy with a focus on sustainable resources. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
10/18/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Storybook Friends
A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Oct 4 - Maisy
Oct 11 - Max & Ruby
Oct 18 - Clifford
Oct 25 - Tacky the Penguin

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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3D Design and Modeling
Learn how to us 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. Ages 11-18. Registration required.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/18/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Putting It All Together with Simple Machines
Experiment with all six simple machines to build a complex contraption in the Rube Goldberg tradition. Ages 9-10; 60 min. Ticket required. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

For more information about the Rube Goldberg Challenge at HCLS, click here.

Rube Goldberg & Simple Machines
Explore the physics and fun of simple machines while creating cool contraptions.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/18/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The Colors of Fall
The Split Rail Garden Club discusses how trees produce beautiful leaves that make autumn so colorful, with a craft. Ages 5-7; 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/18/13
2:45 PM
Miller Branch

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The Colors of Fall
The Split Rail Garden Club discusses how trees produce beautiful leaves that make autumn so colorful, with a craft. Ages 5-7; 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/18/13
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Rockin' Library
Learn to play guitar, drums, keyboard, and sing by playing Rocksmith on Xbox 360 and Rockband 3 with Pro Instruments on Wii. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/18/13
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Chemistry in the Library
Energy: Now and Forever!
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments as you explore chemistry and energy with a focus on sustainable resources. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/18/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Discovering Great Artists: Frida Kahlo
Learn about the life and methods of history's greatest artists, then use their techniques to create a piece of art. Ages 6-11; 45 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/18/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Game Logic First Steps in GameMaker
(2-day session) 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. Registration required.

2-day session:
Thu Oct 17: 4-6pm
Fri Oct 18: 4-6pm

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/18/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Standing Up to SAT's Math!
(3-day session) The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our pilot SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 11-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

3-day session:
Thu Oct 17: 4 - 6 pm
Fri Oct 18: 4 - 6 pm
Sat Oct 19: 10 am - 11:30 am

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

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