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Date Event Description
07/07/14
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.
07/07/14
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.
07/07/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/07/14
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Little Ninjas
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy students demonstrate skills to aid in focus, balance, coordination, memory, control, discipline, confidence, and fitness through the art of Tae Kwon Do. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Ages 5-7 with adult; 30 min.

Registration and a signed release form required.

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*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/07/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/07/14
11:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Little Ninjas
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy students demonstrate skills to aid in focus, balance, coordination, memory, control, discipline, confidence, and fitness through the art of Tae Kwon Do. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Ages 5-7 with adult; 30 min.

Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/07/14
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.
07/07/14
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/07/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Try This at Home, Too!
Explore simple science, engineering, and math concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

Mondays & Tuesdays
Jun 23 & 24:   Tangrams
Jun 30 & Jul 1: Bubbles (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 7 & 8:        Food Science (using various food products)
Jul 14 & 15:     Crystals (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 21 & 22:     Weather
Jul 28 & 29:     Robots
Aug 4 & 5:       LEGO® Engineering
Aug 11 & 12:    Architecture (using marshmallows)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/07/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Claymation Camp
In this extended workshop, self-directed teams collaborate to create an original animation. Your team performs all the tasks in the complicated process of making a stop-motion film.

Tasks include sculpting characters, storyboarding, designing sets, experimenting with lighting and camera angles, photographing stills, exploring the effects of sound, and exporting and editing the stop-motion film.

Registration required. Four-day series. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
07/07/14
3:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Blood Pressure Screening
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. A Well & Wise event. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

No registration required.
07/07/14
5:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps
WANTED: Enchanted Garden Youth Volunteers! If you like to dig, weed, plant, harvest, learn about gardening, and meet new people, the Enchanted Garden needs you. No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, and a commitment to help our garden grow. Meet every Monday afternoon for the summer (weather permitting). Register for the entire series and plan to attend at least half of our meetings.

Ages 11-14; 60 min. Registration required once for the series of classes. Signed release form required for each class.

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Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 23, and Jun 30
Jul 7, Jul 14 and Jul 28
Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/07/14
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.
07/07/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Move With Games
Exercise while competing with friends on the Wii or XBox Kinect. Healthy snack provided. A Well & Wise class. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/07/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pages from the Past
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 2 - Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Jul 7 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Aug 4 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

No registration required.
07/07/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Contemporary Literature
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 2 - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Jul 7 - Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Aug 4 - The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

No registration required.
07/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow e-books from HCLS (Android / Nook Tablet)
Learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS' growing collection.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Pajama Time
All ages; 30 min. Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome.

No registration required.
07/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.

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