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Date Event Description
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/21/14
1:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Squishy Circuits
Light up your summer with homemade, flour-based conductive and resistant doughs to create an LED-powered sculpture. Registration required. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
2:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Sharks: Who's Attacking Whom?
Can you find a large shark walking around the library? Spot him before he spots you! Then, explore shark characteristics, adaptations, instincts, and conservation with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. This class explains how human activity may negatively affect sharks' environments, and it includes specimens. Participants may have the opportunity to touch some specimens.

Ages 8 & up; 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Films
Relax and let your imagination soar. Hang out with friends or make it a family night. Refreshments provided. Ages 11-17.

Jun 16 - The Fifth Element (PG-13)
Jul 21 - Thor: The Dark World (PG-13)
Aug 18 - Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

No registration required.
07/21/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Films to Talk About
Join fellow movie aficionados for vibrant conversations. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it ahead of time, then participate in a lively discussion.

Movie: No (2013)

No registration required.
07/21/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Reading John Green
Read and discuss the works of popular author, John Green. Ages 11-15.

Jun 30 - Looking For Alaska
Jul 21 - Paper Towns
Aug 18 - Fault In Our Stars

No registration required.
07/21/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Owl Outreach
Join Tabby Fique of Howard County Conservancy to learn about hunting techniques and digestion, habitat requirements, and adaptations that owls use to survive in Maryland. Meet and observe Ranger, a Barred Owl. Dissect a sterilized owl pellet, and investigate to discover what the owl ate! Registration required. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/21/14
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.
07/21/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Compost Demonstrations
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
07/21/14
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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