Classes & Events

See what you can learn today. HCLS curriculum includes educational classes and enriching experiences for all ages and interests.
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English Language Learners

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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My Friend the Firefighter

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Meet local firefighters and see a fire truck. Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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. Tuesdays; 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: Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4

Family Law Assistance Program: Jun 9 & 16, Jul 28, Aug 11 & 18

No registration required.

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Adult Summer Reading Showcase: Escape the Ordinary

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Celebrate the beginning of adult summer reading club as HCLS instructors discuss their top picks for summer reading.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-7883.

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Guided Meditation

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Star Ferguson, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Star Ferguson is faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health. In addition to her Master's degree in Acupuncture, she holds a two-year Professional Certificate in Energetic Healing from Dr. Fernand Poulin's WhiteWinds Institute in Atlanta, GA, and is a Mesa Carrier in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, an ancient Peruvian Shamanic healing system. Ferguson's acupuncture and energy healing practice, Sage Center for Wellness, is located in historic Ellicott City. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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The Secrets Behind Superman and Batman

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Meet the Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman

Jaws will drop! Author Marc Tyler Nobleman reveals secrets he uncovered and mysteries he solved while doing research about the world's two most popular superheroes: Superman and Batman. The real-life detective stories feature both uplifting and heartbreaking surprises.

Q&A session. Books available for purchase and signing in partnership with GreenRow Books. Families (ages 8 & up); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Pajama Time

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Good Reads

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Book discussion, 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 2: Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe

No registration required.

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Book - N - Chat

Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7883.

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Maryland Legal Aid

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders.

1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays: 10 am -1 pm: Jun 3, 12, 26; Jul 24; Aug 5, 14, 28.

For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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I'm Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 - 45 min.

In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.

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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.

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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Day Trippin'

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Looking for new places to visit? Master Gardeners Linda Decker and Sherry Conklin highlight beautiful display gardens, arboretums, and historic landscapes within easy driving distance of Howard County. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.

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Super Stories

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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My Friend the Firefighter

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Meet local firefighters and see a fire truck. Families; 30 - 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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Super Stories

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Illustrators on Parade

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the creativity of children's illustrators through stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jun 4: Audrey Wood
Jun 11: Lucy Cousins
Jun 18: Lois Ehlert
Jun 25: Eric Carle

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

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Chess Club

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Join us for informal chess play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17.

No registration required.

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Bring on the Games

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Challenge your friends to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or race around the track in Mario Cart. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Thursdays; 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Project Literacy Resource Center.

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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Fingerpaint Fridays

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.

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Fingerpaint Fridays

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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HCLS ComicCon - Rise of the Heroes!

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Calling all pop culture enthusiasts! Join us for panels, discussions, meet-ups, a costume contest, and activities! Refreshments available for purchase from local food trucks. Ages 14 & up. 10 am - 5 pm.

For more details, visit hclibrary.org/HCLSComicCon!

Panels:
Experts discuss comics, heroes, and science fiction. Seats limited to 70; first come, first served.
10:30 - 11:30 am: Heroes of Sci-Fi (Dave Galanter, Bob Greenberger, Howard Weinstein, and Steve Wilson)
12 - 1 pm: Star Trek (Dave Galanter, Bob Greenberger, Howard Weinstein, and Steve Wilson)
1:30 - 2:30 pm: Comics: Past and Present

Drawing and Animation Classes:
Classes limited to 25; first come, first served.
10:30 - 11:30 am: Batman Drawing, with Abrakadoodle
12 - 1 pm: Super Hero Wall Art, with Abrakadoodle
2 - 2:30 pm: Bouncing Ball Basics, with Art Way Alliance
3 - 3:30 pm: Bringing Toys to Life, with Art Way Alliance

Costume Contest:
Begins at 3:30 pm. Register in lobby day of the event before 2 pm. Winners chosen in five categories. Visit hclibrary.org/HCLSComicCon for more details.

Old School Superhero Movie Marathon:
Begins at 10 am.
Superman (1978, Steve Reeve)
Spider-Man (2002, Toby Maguire)
The Rocketeer (1991)

In partnership with: Abracadoodle, Art Way Alliance, Comics To Astonish, 501st Legion, Museum of Science Fiction, Rebel Legion, Third Eye Comics.

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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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Silly Superheroes

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Do you have a favorite superhero? If you could invent one, what would he or she do? It is fun to think about superpowers! How about silly superheroes with silly superpowers? American artist Mike Esparza created silly superheroes inspired by the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Create a drawing, paint and take home your own masterpiece. Wear clothes that can get messy. Ages 8-13; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.

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Black Fiction

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Book discussion, Saturdays; 1- 2:30 pm.

Jun 6 - Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend
Aug 1 - Ruby by Cynthia Bond

No registration required.

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Bring on the Games

Date: Sunday, June 07, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Meet and compete with friends. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.

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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event. 2nd Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm.

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Tae Kwon Do: Tiny Tigers

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors focus on motor skills, listening, and taking turns. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form here.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Tae Kwon Do: Tiny Tigers

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors focus on motor skills, listening, and taking turns. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form here.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Box Lunch

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Book discussion, Monday; 12 - 1 pm. Meets at 50+ Center.

Jun 8 - The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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.

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Green Fingers Garden Club

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Join the crew of the Green Fingers Garden Club and take part in the science and art of gardening. Ages 6-8; 45 min.

Registration and signed release form required for each session. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Teen Fiction Writing Workshop

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Celebrate the power of stories and your imagination in this fun series. Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer's notebook. Hone your skills through peer coaching. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5077.

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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.

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Calming Crafts

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Research shows that creative activities can boost serotonin levels. Join us to use artistic expression to improve your mood. All levels of artistic ability welcome. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Ask A Master Gardener

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Discuss gardening questions. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.

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Writer's Group

Date: Monday, June 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback. 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm.

No registration required.

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English Language Learners

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Time for Us

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.

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Just for Me

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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ELKS Excellent Reads

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Book discussion, Tuesday; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Jun 9: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

No registration required.

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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event. 2nd Tuesdays; 1 - 3 pm.

No registration required.

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Doc McStuffins' School of Medicine

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore being a doctor through stories, songs, and activities. Bring your favorite stuffed animal or toy for a special check-up. Ages 3 & up; 45 min. Well & Wise event. Ticket required.

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

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Marvelous Mess

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Explore art processes and create masterpieces with your toddler. Please come dressed to get messy and to be outside, weather permitting. Ages 1-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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. Tuesdays; 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: Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4

Family Law Assistance Program: Jun 9 & 16, Jul 28, Aug 11 & 18

No registration required.

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Marvelous Mess

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Explore art processes and create masterpieces with your toddler. Please come dressed to get messy and to be outside, weather permitting. Ages 1-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Eclectic Evenings

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

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

Jun 9 - Dear Life by Alice Munro
Jul 14 - The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham
Aug 11 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

No registration required.

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Dudes on Books

Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
A gentlemanly discussion of literature. Women welcome, too. 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 9 - Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Jul 14 - Blankets by Craig Thompson
Aug 11 - Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.

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Preschool Block Party

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
We provide the blocks; you bring the imagination! Build and create with blocks of all kinds. Ages 3-5 with adult; allow 45 minutes.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Preschool Block Party

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
We provide the blocks; you bring the imagination! Build and create with blocks of all kinds. Ages 3-5 with adult; allow 45 minutes.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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The Employment Edge

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism. Presented by Howard County Office of Workforce Development.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-7883.

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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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How to Borrow eBooks from HCLS: Kindle

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Learn how to browse, borrow, and download eBooks from HCLS' growing collection.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Mystery

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Book discussion, Wednesday; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 10: Stone Cold by C.J. Box

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.

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Pins and Needles

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Bring the projects you'd love to finish! All stitchers welcome.

No registration required.

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Super Stories

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.

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Super Stories

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Visiting Magnificent Museums and More!

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Looking for somewhere to go during the hot summer months? Discover and discuss exciting, educational, air-conditioned venues, as well as a few natural locations perfect for summer day trips.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-5077.

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Illustrators on Parade

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the creativity of children's illustrators through stories and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jun 4: Audrey Wood
Jun 11: Lucy Cousins
Jun 18: Lois Ehlert
Jun 25: Eric Carle

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

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Learn gardening basics, grow healthy habits, and help keep our garden blooming. Wear clothes and shoes appropriate for outdoor activity. New participants always welcome.

Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

Jun 11: Compost Makes the Garden Grow
Jul 16: Destination Pollination with Guest Expert from MD Dept. of Natural Resources
Aug 13: Citizen Science: The Great Sunflower Project

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Family Movies

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

Jun 11 - Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (G)
Jul 9 - Big Hero 6 (PG)
Aug 13 - Wreck It Ralph (PG)

No registration required.

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Improv Under the Stars

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Join us for skits, games, fun, and laughter under the stars. Ages 9-17.

Registration and signed release form required for each session. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Sherlock Holmes Essay Contest Winner's Circle

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Meet and congratulate the winners of the Sherlock Holmes Essay Contest. Compete in an evidence identification challenge for a chance to win a prize. Ages 11-17.

In partnership with Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City and Howard County Public School System.

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Posies in a Pot (Small Space Gardening)

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Brighten an outdoor space with a pot of blooming flowers. Master Gardener Pat Greenwald gives advice about suitable containers, types of soil and nutrients, best plants, and colorful uses of container gardens. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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The Thursday Next Book Club

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Book discussion, Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 11 - Pale Girl Speaks: A Year Uncovered by Hillary Fogelson
Aug 13 - All That is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon

No registration required.

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Hand Only CPR & AED

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
You could save a life! Learn about cardiac arrest, how to recognize it, and the three simple steps of hands-only CPR for victims over 8 years old. Receive a basic overview of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Well & Wise event. Ages 18 and up; 60 min.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Thursdays; 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Project Literacy Resource Center.

No registration required.

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Maryland Legal Aid

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders.

1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays: 10 am -1 pm: Jun 3, 12, 26; Jul 24; Aug 5, 14, 28.

For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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Compost Demonstrations

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. 10 am -12 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.

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Ask A Master Gardener

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Discuss gardening questions. Saturdays; 10 am -12 pm (except holiday weekends).

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Artists in Conversation

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Meet local artists. Come and be inspired!

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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I'm Going to Be a Big Brother or BIg Sister

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 - 45 min.

In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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.

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Play Partners

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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DIY Botanical Facial Scrub

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Learn how to make a simple botanical facial scrub with all natural ingredients at this lively, hands-on class. For ages 18 and up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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Sloppy Saturdays

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Seasonally themed crafts. Ages 5-10; 20 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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Morning Books with Coffee

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Book discussion, 10 - 11 am.

Jun 15: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.

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Just for Me

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
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.

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Storybook Friends

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jun 15 - Super Grover
Jun 22 - Minerva Louise
Jun 29 - Pigeon
Jul 6 - Harry the Dirty Dog
Aug 20 - Olaf
Aug 24 - Moonbear
Aug 27 - Olivia
Aug 31 - Pete the Cat

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Storybook Friends

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jun 15 - Super Grover
Jun 22 - Minerva Louise
Jun 29 - Pigeon
Jul 6 - Harry the Dirty Dog
Aug 20 - Olaf
Aug 24 - Moonbear
Aug 27 - Olivia
Aug 31 - Pete the Cat

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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.

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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.

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Beans for Teens

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Did you know that beans are nutritious, come in different colors, and grow all over the world? Discover a world of beans; help build a bean tepee; and select your favorite beans to plant in the Enchanted Garden. Ages 11-17.

Registration and signed release form required. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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First Look Committee

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Be among the first to read exciting new books before they are published! Discuss and recommend favorites to HCLS. Service learning hours available. Ages 12-16.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7883.

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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.

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Ask A Master Gardener

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Discuss gardening questions. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.

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English Language Learners

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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3, 2 Fun!

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities.

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
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.

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Time for Us

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.

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Just for Me

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
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.

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Teen Advisory Board

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
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. Refreshments.

No registration required.

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Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
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. Tuesdays; 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: Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4

Family Law Assistance Program: Jun 9 & 16, Jul 28, Aug 11 & 18

No registration required.

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Business and Political Economy Discussion Group

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy; discover HCLS' specialized online research tools; and explore business planning with case studies. Syllabus available at the branch or by contacting yao.aziabu@hclibrary.org. 3rd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-7700.

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Knit 'n Chat Teen Knitting Group

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 6:45 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Beginners and experts welcome! Spend time with other teen knitters and learn to make cool items. Supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.

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Book Buzz

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Escape the ordinary as you discover great summer reading for vacation or staycation! Join HCLS instructors and fellow book lovers in an informal conversation about your recent or classic favorites. Please bring titles to review for the group; all genres welcome. An Adult Summer Reading Club class.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Pajama Time

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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Hooray for Superheroes!

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Celebrate superheroes with stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Ages 3 & up; 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.

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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Crafternoon

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Drop in and make some fun crafts. 2 - 4 pm. All ages. Allow 30 min.

No registration required.

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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Bas Bleu

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 17 - The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
Jul 15 - The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly
Aug 19 - Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

No registration required.

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Picnic Planning: How to Prepare a Festive Vegetarian/Vegan Spread

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Seamus Scott from Roots Market demonstrates a variety of tempting options for al fresco dining. Refreshments.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-5577.

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Nonfiction

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 17 - The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson
Jul 15 - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
Aug 19 - The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

No registration required.

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The Science of Art

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Use science, technology, and math to create beautiful works of art. Register for each class separately. Ages 11-17.

Jun 17: Paper Marbling
Jul 15: Artbots
Aug 19: Pi City

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

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Crafty Readers

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Work on handicraft projects while listening to resource speakers talk about their crafts. Books on crafts available to borrow. 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-7883.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.

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