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10/27/13
1:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Local Author Book Fair
Meet and greet authors with local ties. Discover new topics and books, and learn about the writing and publishing process. Meet the Author event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
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
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.
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
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.
10/28/13
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.
10/28/13
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.
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
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.
10/28/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Monday Matinee
See you at the movies! Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library. Refreshments.

Sep 30 - Les Misérables (2012, PG-13)
Oct 28 - Argo (R)
Nov 25 - Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13)

No registration required.
10/28/13
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.
10/28/13
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
Glenwood Branch

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The Count's Halloween Hullabaloo
Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style with stories, activities, refreshments, and a craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 2-6 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/28/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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iPad Training
Bring your iPad to learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/28/13
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.
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.
10/28/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia 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.
10/28/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Graphic Novels 101
Are you interested in creating a great manga or graphic novel from start to finish? This hands-on workshop includes character design, story planning, page layouts, and dynamic drawings. If possible, bring basic drawing materials and a favorite manga or graphic novel to the first session. Ages 13-17.

Sep 23 & 30, Oct 21 & 28, Nov 4

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/28/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Level Up!
We challenge you to stretch your reading habits by sampling multiple genres and subjects. Gain XP (experience points) by participating in class discussions and hands-on activities. At the end of each three-book session, XP can be traded for prizes. Ages 11-17.

Sep 23 - Payback Time by Carl Deuker
Oct 28 - Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Nov 25 - Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
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
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.
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
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.
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
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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The Count's Halloween Hullabaloo
Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style with stories, activities, refreshments, and a craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 2-6 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/29/13
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.
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
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.
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
Miller 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.
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
3:00 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.
10/29/13
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.
10/29/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hovercrafts - Basics of Engineering & Physics
(2-day session) Come and learn the basics of engineering by working with others to build a team miniature hovercraft that operates. Enter your hovercraft in the HiTech Hovercraft Race! Down miss out on the fun! 2-day session: Oct 22 & 29. 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 410.313.7700.
10/29/13
6:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Civil And Family Law Self-help Center
Howard County Library System partners with the Howard County Circuit Court to meet the needs of self-represented litigants in Howard County. Attorneys provide free legal assistance for income-eligible walk-in clients. 6 - 8 pm.

Family Law Assistance Program: Attorneys provide free legal assistance for income-eligible walk-in clients on matters such as divorce, separation, custody, child support, alimony, and name change.

Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

Civil Law Center: Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 5

Family Law Assistance Program: Sep 17 & 24, Oct 22 & 29, Nov 12 & 19

No registration required.
10/29/13
6:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Computer Guts
Discover what's inside a computer! Students open computers then change hard drives, power supplies, and motherboards to restore them to their former Windows 2000 operating system glory. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/29/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The Renaissance of Oella
After Oella came close to disappearing in the 1970s between the mill closing and Hurricane Agnes, maverick visionary Charles L. Wagandt, of Oella Company, Inc., spearheaded the Oella renaissance. Wagandt explains how he reinvented the village through decades of hard work, determination, and creativity. He addresses the challenges of rebuilding the community and its dwellings to maintain a sense of history, as Oella was founded along the Patapsco River in 1808 as a thriving mill town.

Wagandt has held various positions in W.J. Dickey & Sons textile mill company and won multiple historic preservation awards, including the Senator James Clark, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award; Preservation Maryland President's Award, 2007; and the Maryland Historic Trust Calvert Prize, 2008.

In partnership with Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Howard County Historical Society.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/29/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
10/29/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Spine Tinglers
Enjoy scary stories, campfire tales, activities, and a craft. Ages 6-9; 45 min. 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
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
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
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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The Count's Halloween Hullabaloo
Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style with stories, activities, refreshments, and a craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 2-6 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/30/13
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Fall Into Science
A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. 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
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
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
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
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fall Into Science
A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. 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
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
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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New and True
Get first dibs at the latest and greatest nonfiction books. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
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
Glenwood Branch

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Food for Thought Book Discussion
Borrow a cookbook from HCLS, prepare a few recipes at home, and discuss your experiences. Refreshments.

Oct 30 - Martha Stewart

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
10/30/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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New and True
Get first dibs at the latest and greatest nonfiction books. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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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
11:30 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
11:30 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
 

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