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Date Event Description
01/14/14
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.
01/14/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/14/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Hats Off
Use your head to listen to stories about hats, then make one. Ages 3-5 years; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/14/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
01/14/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
01/14/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/14/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
01/14/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 (2 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
01/14/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
01/14/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/14/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/14/14
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Hats Off
Use your head to listen to stories about hats, then make one. Ages 3-5 years; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/14/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
01/14/14
12:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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ELKs Excellent Reads
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Dec 10 - Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
Jan 14 - For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Feb 11 - The Known World by Edward P. Jones

No registration required.
01/14/14
1:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Blood Pressure Screening
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital. Well & Wise event. 2nd Tuesdays, 1-3 pm.

No registration required.
01/14/14
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Study & Snack
Studying for mid-terms? We reserved meeting rooms for you! Individual students and groups welcome. Refreshments. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/14/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Study & Snack
Studying for mid-terms? We reserved meeting rooms for you! Individual students and groups welcome. Refreshments. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/14/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/14/14
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. Refreshments. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/14/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood 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.
01/14/14
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
01/14/14
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. Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

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.

Civil Law Center: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4

Family Law Assistance Program: Dec 10 & 17, Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 18

No registration required.
01/14/14
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. 2nd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
01/14/14
6:45 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Knit 'N Chat Teen Knitting Group
Beginners and experts welcome! Spend time with other teen knitters and learn to make cool items. Supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/14/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Eclectic Evenings
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Dec 10 - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Jan 14 - Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Feb 11 - Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

No registration required.
01/14/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Everything Book Club
Choose and discuss books from a wide variety of genres and an even wider (and crazier) variety of topics. Ages 11-15.

Dec 10 - Hawkeye [Vol. 1], My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction
Jan 14 - Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Feb 11 - Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

No registration required.
01/14/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Launching Your Encore Career
Career, retirement, and personal finance expert Kerry Hannon discusses her bestselling book, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy...And Pays the Bills. Discover the possibilities, challenges, and secrets of landing a job in today's market when you are 50 years old and better.

Kerry Hannon is a contributing editor to Forbes magazine and writes the "Second Verse" column for Forbes.com. She is also AARP's Jobs Expert and writes the "Great Jobs" column.

Kerry Hannon's latest bestseller Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy...And Pays the Bills has landed on a number of best of lists, and The Wall Street Journal named it in 2012 as one of their six best guides for later life.

Books available for purchase and signing.

Praise for Kerry Hannon:
"Kerry Hannon is one of the best and most experienced personal finance writers in the country." -Ray Goldbacher, Money Editor, USATODAY.com

"Kerry Hannon is a top-rate personal finance journalist who is filled with smart, practical advice that can help you get your life on the right financial track." -Diane Harris, Executive Editor, Money Magazine

In partnership with Howard County Department of Citizen Services and Office on Aging. Meet the Author event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
01/14/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Anime & Manga
Join an instructor from Abrakadoodle Art Education to learn about anime and manga. Manga are the comic book stories that accompany some anime movies. Create characters and a short comic strip that you can continue to develop at home. A copy of the Anime Guide Book is included. Ages 9-11; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
01/14/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dudes on Books
A gentlemanly discussion of literature. Women welcome, too.

Dec 10 - Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
Jan 14 - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Feb 11 - Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

No registration required.

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