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Date Event Description
07/08/14
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Language Learners
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm.

No registration required.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Small Science
Stories and a hands-on experiment. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Register for each class separately.

Jul 8:   Bubble fun
Jul 15:  Sink or float?
Jul 22:  Summer snow
Jul 29:  Buggy science
Aug 5:  Powerful potions
Aug 12: Flight

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/08/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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3,2 Fun!
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
07/08/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ick! Eww! Gross! Science
Perform gross experiments with creepy results that you can duplicate. Please wear an old T-shirt. Items such as baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and corn syrup may be used in the experiments. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required

Additional session!

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. A Well & Wise event. Second Tuesdays; 1 - 3 pm.

No registration required.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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6, 5, 4, Stories Galore
For children ages 4-6 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/08/14
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.
07/08/14
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 - 8:00pm. 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
Jun 3, Jul 8, Aug 12

Family Law Assistance Program
Jun 10 & 17, Jul 15 & 22, Aug 19 & 26

No registration required.
07/08/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Employment Edge
Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism on the job. 2nd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

No registration required.
07/08/14
6:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Engineering Club
Use NASA software to design and build air and water rockets, then launch them. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
07/08/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Jun 10 - 1984 by George Orwell

Jul 8 - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Jul 15 - Watch the film and discuss. (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Aug 12 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Aug 19 - Watch the film and discuss. (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

No registration required.
07/08/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Let's Crochet And Knit
Beginners and experts alike, crochet one week, knit the next.

Crochet: Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 5

Knit: Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 19

No registration required.
07/08/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Spark Your Imagination
Use everyday objects to create zombie bees, glo-fish and other fantastic creatures. Ages 9 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/08/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fizz, Boom, Read: Time
Learn about science through stories and activities. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jul 8: Time

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/08/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dudes on Books
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm. A gentlemanly description of literature. Women welcome, too.

Jun 10 - A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Jul 8 - The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Aug 12 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

No registration required.

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