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Date Event Description
10/28/13
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.
10/28/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Music Box
Explore musical concepts of rhythm, key, pitch, and tempo. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/28/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Music Box
Explore musical concepts of rhythm, key, pitch, and tempo. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/28/13
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.
10/28/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Rudimentary Robots
Join an engineer and "play" with some basic robotics. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
10/29/13
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.
10/29/13
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.
10/29/13
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now *** CANCELLED ***
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975
10/29/13
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now *** CANCELLED ***
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975
10/29/13
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.
10/29/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Go Figure
Explore early math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/29/13
3:45 PM
Central Branch

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Go Figure
Explore early math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

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

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

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

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All Together Now *** CANCELLED ***
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975
10/30/13
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.
10/30/13
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.
10/30/13
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now *** CANCELLED ***
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975
10/30/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/30/13
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.
10/30/13
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Genetics Biology & Nano (Location: Savage Express Branch)
Learn about how DNA works and its various applications in nanotechnology. Registration required. Ages 11-18. Registration required.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

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 410.313.0760.
10/30/13
6:15 PM
Central Branch

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

October selection is The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla. Copies will be available for checkout at the Central Children's Research Desk.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
10/30/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Teen Investor
Create and manage a simulated stock portfolio with expert assistance. Students learn how to pick stocks to maximize returns. Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
10/30/13
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.
10/30/13
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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

October selection is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Copies will be available for checkout at the Central Children's Research Desk.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
10/31/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Share A Scare
Have a laugh with not so scary stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 - 45 min. Craft. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/31/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Share A Scare
Have a laugh with not so scary stories, songs, and activities. Wear your costume in our parade. Ages 3-5; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/31/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
For children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

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

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All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
10/31/13
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
All Together Now
Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
10/31/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Share A Scare
Have a laugh with not so scary stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 - 45 min. Craft. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/31/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Share A Scare
Have a laugh with not so scary stories, songs, and activities. Wear your costume in our parade. Ages 3-5; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/31/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
For children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
10/31/13
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.
10/31/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Readers' Circle
Drop-in after school to share books you love. Ages 8 & up; 30 - 45 min.

No registration required.
10/31/13
6:45 PM
Central Branch

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Halloween Costume Parade
Show off your costume in a library parade. Small prizes given to participants. Allow 10-15 minutes. All Ages.

No registration required.
10/31/13
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.
10/31/13
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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia 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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
11:15 AM
East Columbia 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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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HiTech Youth Forum - It's About Time! (Periodic Table Showdown)
Part I: Ideation - This session is built just for teens! We want to hear what you like and what projects you think would be cool. Bring your suggestions for class topics, websites, apps, technology, camps, real world challenges, and other projects. As always, we use your ideas to make HiTech the place to be!

Part II: Periodic Table Showdown - How much do you know about the periodic table? Show off your knowledge at HiTech and play the Periodic Table Showdown, a team game that's all about the elements. Your team will race against others to answer questions about the periodic table, using resources in the room. Registration required.

Ages 11-18.

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.
11/01/13
1:00 PM
Central Branch

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HiTech Youth Forum - It's About Time! (Wearable Technology)
Part I: Ideation - This session is built just for teens! We want to hear what you like and what projects you think would be cool. Bring your suggestions for class topics, websites, apps, technology, camps, real world challenges, and other projects. As always, we use your ideas to make HiTech the place to be!

Part II: Wearable Technology – This session will focus on the latest trends in "Wear-able" technology. We will explore the latest products and develop your very own simulated wear-ables. Limited space, registration required.

Ages 11-18.

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 410.313.7800.
11/01/13
1:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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HiTech Youth Forum - It's About Time! (Weather Balloon Race)
Part I: Ideation - This session is built just for teens! We want to hear what you like and what projects you think would be cool. Bring your suggestions for class topics, websites, apps, technology, camps, real world challenges, and other projects. As always, we use your ideas to make HiTech the place to be!

Part II: Weather Balloon Race - Ready, set, go! Join us to take part in the Weather Balloon Race. Your team will work towards creating and successfully launching a weather balloon. No prior knowledge of weather balloons required. Technology used will include Arduino and open-source electronics prototyping platforms. All equipment is provided. Don't miss out on the experience. RAIN OR SHINE, dress appropriately for weather conditions. Registration required.

Ages 11-18.

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 410.313.5577.
11/01/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fall Into Crafts
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. Allow 30 min. 2-4 pm (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

No registration required.
11/01/13
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.
11/01/13
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.
11/02/13
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.
11/02/13
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.
11/02/13
11:00 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.
11/02/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

Download to Calendar
Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

No registration required.
11/02/13
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.
11/02/13
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.
11/02/13
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Mystery Author Extravaganza
Donna Andrews, Mary Burton, Sujata Massey, Joanna Campbell Slan, Rebecca York, and other authors from the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime discuss their work, then meet and mingle. In partnership with Mystery Loves Company. Refreshments. Meet the Author event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
11/02/13
1:00 PM
Miller 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
11/02/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Backyard Science: Frog Watch
Learn about frogs and toads. Become a citizen scientist by joining efforts of local scientists and volunteers to observe and monitor frog populations in your neighborhood. Families, ages 5 & up; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
11/02/13
3:00 PM
Miller 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
11/02/13
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.
11/02/13
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.
 

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