Classes & Events

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English Conversation Class

Date: Monday, August 03, 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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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie, her discovery of two chemical elements, and the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life by performing experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Weather Balloon

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Code Exploration

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Catapult!

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the engineering history of how the catapult evolved. Build and test a catapult, while learning how they function. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Kindergarten, Here We Come

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 27.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

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Just for Me

Date: Monday, August 03, 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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Just for Me

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central 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. Ticket required.

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

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Superhero Highway

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Drive your super vehicle through the paint toward the villain and become a superhero. Stories and music. Ages 2-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, August 03, 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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Superhero Highway

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Drive your super vehicle through the paint toward the villain and become a superhero. Stories and music. Ages 2-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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DIY Fashion Blast: Wrap it up!

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Need a secret superhero identity or just a fashion refresh? Repurpose your clothes into fantastic new looks! Ages 11-17.

Scissors + Shirt = Scarf (bring your own t-shirt)

No registration required.

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Kindergarten, Here We Come

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 27.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

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Just for Me

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central 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. Ticket required.

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

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Anatomy Part 1

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Learn about seven body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Lab

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems for assistance in all levels of math up to calculus. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Audio/Video Lab

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Javascript

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Beginning at a no-experience level of instruction, learn various aspects of JavaScript in just a week. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

C++

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. Learn basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, then create a C++ program. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

All Together Now

Date: Monday, August 03, 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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Wee Science

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
A class exploring simple science concepts through stories, songs and activities. Various food products may be handled. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Aug 3: Senses

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

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Computing Face Off

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn various programming skills to solve problems and compete against fellow classmates during the final week of classes. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Space Science and Technology

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the universe by examining the technology and methods astronomers use to discover the cosmos. Topics include solar life and death, planet characteristics, and the Doppler Effect. Then, create a homemade spectrometer to analyze different types of light. 5-day class: July 27-31. Register once for all four sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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Inspecting Gadgets

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about the process of designing, developing, testing, and marketing medical devices using bioengineering principles. Explore topics such as biophysics, design methodology, and reverse engineering, while creating a helmet crash test model. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Alternative Powered Autos 2: Self- Powered

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Using everyday office supplies, create your own self-powered car. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to create a car that can travel four feet solely on its own power. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 13-18.

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

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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Monday, August 03, 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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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 3

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from pH Indicators, Solubility, Crystallization, and Polymer Chemistry. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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HiTech Hangout

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Rocket Science

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch your own gas-powered rocket. Examine the physics behind rocket design and propulsion, discuss the difficulties with space travel, and learn about the human factor in space exploration. On launch day, challenge other teams to see whose rocket can fly the highest and become an amateur rocket scientist! Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Art

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Join us in exploring the fundamentals of geometry through creating works of art. This session utilizes hands on learning experience to introduce geometry concepts and numerous math exercises to enhance the student's skills. Ages 11-18.

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

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Monday Night Movies

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Watch movies all summer long!

Jun 22 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
Jun 29 - Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)
Jul 6 - National Treasure (PG)
Jul 13 - Pacific Rim (PG-13)
Jul 20 - Men In Black (PG-13)
Jul 27 - Into the Woods (PG)
Aug 3 - Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13)
Aug 10 - Ghostbusters (PG)

No registration required.

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Movin' Up to Middle School

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!

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

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Play Partners

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
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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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, August 03, 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, August 03, 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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Super Grover

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Stories, activities, and a craft featuring Sesame Street's loveable hero. Ages 2-6; 30 minutes.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, August 03, 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, August 03, 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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Stories of the World

Date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

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

Jul 6: Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee

Aug 3: Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Marra

No registration required.

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English Language Learners

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie, her discovery of two chemical elements, and the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life by performing experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Weather Balloon

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Code Exploration

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Catapult!

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the engineering history of how the catapult evolved. Build and test a catapult, while learning how they function. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

3, 2 Fun!

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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.

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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.

Download to Calendar

Super Grover

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Stories, activities, and a craft featuring Sesame Street's loveable hero. Ages 2-6; 30 minutes.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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.

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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.

Download to Calendar

Super Grover

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Stories, activities, and a craft featuring Sesame Street's loveable hero. Ages 2-6; 30 minutes.

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

Download to Calendar

Anatomy Part 1

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Learn about seven body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Lab

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems for assistance in all levels of math up to calculus. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Javascript

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Beginning at a no-experience level of instruction, learn various aspects of JavaScript in just a week. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

C++

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. Learn basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, then create a C++ program. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Kindergarten, Here We Come

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 27.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

Download to Calendar

Super Tuesdays

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Hands-on summertime fun at the library. Ages 6-10; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required.

Jul 21 - LEGO® Blocks
Jul 28 - Superhero Costume Party
Aug 4 - Bubble Gum Fun
Aug 11 - Searching for Dinosaurs
Aug 18 - Animal Heroes

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

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Computing Face Off

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn various programming skills to solve problems and compete against fellow classmates during the final week of classes. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Space Science and Technology

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the universe by examining the technology and methods astronomers use to discover the cosmos. Topics include solar life and death, planet characteristics, and the Doppler Effect. Then, create a homemade spectrometer to analyze different types of light. 5-day class: July 27-31. Register once for all four sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Inspecting Gadgets

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about the process of designing, developing, testing, and marketing medical devices using bioengineering principles. Explore topics such as biophysics, design methodology, and reverse engineering, while creating a helmet crash test model. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Alternative Powered Autos 2: Self- Powered

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Using everyday office supplies, create your own self-powered car. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to create a car that can travel four feet solely on its own power. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 13-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Sticky Web of Facts

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Explore the real-world superpowers of spiders with stories and activities. Ages 7 & up; 45 min.

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

Download to Calendar

The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 3

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from pH Indicators, Solubility, Crystallization, and Polymer Chemistry. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

HiTech Hangout

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Rocket Science

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch your own gas-powered rocket. Examine the physics behind rocket design and propulsion, discuss the difficulties with space travel, and learn about the human factor in space exploration. On launch day, challenge other teams to see whose rocket can fly the highest and become an amateur rocket scientist! Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Art

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Join us in exploring the fundamentals of geometry through creating works of art. This session utilizes hands on learning experience to introduce geometry concepts and numerous math exercises to enhance the student's skills. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Kindergarten, Here We Come

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 27.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

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Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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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The Citizenship Test

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English is strongly recommended.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7800.

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Pajama Time

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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.

Download to Calendar

Sticky Web of Facts

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Explore the real-world superpowers of spiders with stories and activities. Ages 7 & up; 45 min.

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

Download to Calendar

Knot Just Knitters

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Bring your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects and find inspiration as you trade ideas and tips. All crafters welcome.

No registration required.

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Book - N - Chat

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 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 410-313-7800.

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Engineering Club

Date: Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
This class series has been cancelled, and will be re-scheduled at a future date

Ages 11-17. Registration required once for all three session. Ages 11-17.

Jul 21: Design and build your own custom roller coaster track. Can you make it to the end?

Jul 28 & Aug 4: Use NASA software to design and build air and water rockets, then launch them.

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

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Maryland Legal Aid

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie, her discovery of two chemical elements, and the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life by performing experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Weather Balloon

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Code Exploration

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Catapult!

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the engineering history of how the catapult evolved. Build and test a catapult, while learning how they function. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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Captain Earth

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Become an Earth Superhero. Explore ways to help the environment through stories and activities. Ages 6 & up with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Aug 5: Plants - Healthy Environment
Aug 12: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse
Aug 19: What is Your Carbon Footprint?

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

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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, August 05, 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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Anatomy Part 1

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Learn about seven body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Math Lab

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems for assistance in all levels of math up to calculus. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Audio/Video Lab

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Javascript

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Beginning at a no-experience level of instruction, learn various aspects of JavaScript in just a week. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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C++

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. Learn basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, then create a C++ program. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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Computing Face Off

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn various programming skills to solve problems and compete against fellow classmates during the final week of classes. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Space Science and Technology

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the universe by examining the technology and methods astronomers use to discover the cosmos. Topics include solar life and death, planet characteristics, and the Doppler Effect. Then, create a homemade spectrometer to analyze different types of light. 5-day class: July 27-31. Register once for all four sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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Inspecting Gadgets

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about the process of designing, developing, testing, and marketing medical devices using bioengineering principles. Explore topics such as biophysics, design methodology, and reverse engineering, while creating a helmet crash test model. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Ukulele Club

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Join us for informal ukulele play. All skill levels welcome. Bring a ukulele if you have one, or join in with the library's bells and shakers. Ages 6 & up; 60 min.

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

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Alternative Powered Autos 2: Self- Powered

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Using everyday office supplies, create your own self-powered car. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to create a car that can travel four feet solely on its own power. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 13-18.

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

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6, 5, 4, Stories Galore

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
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.

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 3

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from pH Indicators, Solubility, Crystallization, and Polymer Chemistry. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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HiTech Hangout

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Rocket Science

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch your own gas-powered rocket. Examine the physics behind rocket design and propulsion, discuss the difficulties with space travel, and learn about the human factor in space exploration. On launch day, challenge other teams to see whose rocket can fly the highest and become an amateur rocket scientist! Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Math Art

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Join us in exploring the fundamentals of geometry through creating works of art. This session utilizes hands on learning experience to introduce geometry concepts and numerous math exercises to enhance the student's skills. Ages 11-18.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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DIY Fashion Blast: Wrap it up!

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Need a secret superhero identity or just a fashion refresh? Repurpose your clothes into fantastic new looks! Ages 11-17.

Scissors + Shirt = Scarf (bring your own t-shirt)

No registration required.

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Tales and Trivia: Howard County, 1940

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Celebrate the founding of Howard County Library System with pictures, tales, and trivia. Test your knowledge of life in 1940 with a trivia game, then hear Shawn Gladden of the Howard County Historical Society discuss what life was like 75 years ago in Howard County. In partnership with Howard County Historical Society.

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

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Kindergarten, Here We Come

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 27.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

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Wee Science

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
A class exploring simple science concepts through stories, songs and activities. Various food products may be handled. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Aug 5: Senses

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

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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, August 05, 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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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie, her discovery of two chemical elements, and the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life by performing experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Weather Balloon

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Code Exploration

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Catapult!

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the engineering history of how the catapult evolved. Build and test a catapult, while learning how they function. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Make It Noisy Twist and Shout

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Sing, play, and move to the music of Jim Gill. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

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

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Kindergarten, Here We Come

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 27.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

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Tiny Heroes

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Celebrate everyday superheroes with stories, rhymes and a fingerpainting project. Dress to paint. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Aug 6: My Community Superheroes

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

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Super Series Readers

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
A book club focusing on easy chapter book series. Ages 7-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Jun 25: The Case of the Missing Monkey (Good Crooks #1) by Mary Amato
Jul 16: Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K Stein #1) by Jim Benton
Aug 6: The Dragon of Doom (Moongobble & Me #1) by Bruce Coville

Copies available for borrowing by registered participants at the Central Children's Research Desk.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7800.

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Make It Noisy Twist and Shout

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Sing, play, and move to the music of Jim Gill. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

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

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Anatomy Part 1

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Learn about seven body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Lab

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems for assistance in all levels of math up to calculus. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Javascript

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Beginning at a no-experience level of instruction, learn various aspects of JavaScript in just a week. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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C++

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. Learn basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, then create a C++ program. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Minnie & Moo and the Potato from Planet X Puppet Show

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
The silly cow duo comes to the aid of a visitor from outer space. Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Superheroes in Training

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Games and creative art activities designed to unleash your inner superhero. Ages 6 & up; 60 min.

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

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Computing Face Off

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn various programming skills to solve problems and compete against fellow classmates during the final week of classes. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Space Science and Technology

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the universe by examining the technology and methods astronomers use to discover the cosmos. Topics include solar life and death, planet characteristics, and the Doppler Effect. Then, create a homemade spectrometer to analyze different types of light. 5-day class: July 27-31. Register once for all four sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Inspecting Gadgets

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about the process of designing, developing, testing, and marketing medical devices using bioengineering principles. Explore topics such as biophysics, design methodology, and reverse engineering, while creating a helmet crash test model. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Alternative Powered Autos 2: Self- Powered

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Using everyday office supplies, create your own self-powered car. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to create a car that can travel four feet solely on its own power. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 13-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Minnie & Moo and the Potato from Planet X Puppet Show

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
The silly cow duo comes to the aid of a visitor from outer space. Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Chess Club

Date: Thursday, August 06, 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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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 3

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from pH Indicators, Solubility, Crystallization, and Polymer Chemistry. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

HiTech Hangout

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Rocket Science

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch your own gas-powered rocket. Examine the physics behind rocket design and propulsion, discuss the difficulties with space travel, and learn about the human factor in space exploration. On launch day, challenge other teams to see whose rocket can fly the highest and become an amateur rocket scientist! Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Art

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Join us in exploring the fundamentals of geometry through creating works of art. This session utilizes hands on learning experience to introduce geometry concepts and numerous math exercises to enhance the student's skills. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Savage 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: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
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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Pajama Time

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central 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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Bring on the Games

Date: Thursday, August 06, 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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State of the Bay and Baywise Gardening

Date: Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Create a beautiful, sustainable garden that contributes to the health of our streams, rivers, and Chesapeake Bay. Master Gardener Paul Beares presents information on native plants, conservation landscaping, plus time and cost reducing tips for garden and lawn maintenance. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

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

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English Conversation Class

Date: Thursday, August 06, 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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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie, her discovery of two chemical elements, and the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life by performing experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Weather Balloon

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Code Exploration

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Catapult!

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the engineering history of how the catapult evolved. Build and test a catapult, while learning how they function. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Friday, August 07, 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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Music Box

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Explore the musical concepts of rhythm, key, pitch, and tempo. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series: Aug 7- 28. Ticket required.

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

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, August 07, 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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Fingerpaint Fridays

Date: Friday, August 07, 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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Picture Book Parade

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Make a craft, too. Ages 2-5 (2 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 30 min.

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, August 07, 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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Music Box

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Explore the musical concepts of rhythm, key, pitch, and tempo. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series: Aug 7- 28. Ticket required.

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

Download to Calendar

Fingerpaint Fridays

Date: Friday, August 07, 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.

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Friday, August 07, 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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All Together Now

Date: Friday, August 07, 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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Anatomy Part 1

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Learn about seven body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Immune. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Math Lab

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems for assistance in all levels of math up to calculus. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Audio/Video Lab

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Javascript

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Beginning at a no-experience level of instruction, learn various aspects of JavaScript in just a week. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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C++

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. Learn basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, then create a C++ program. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Computing Face Off

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn various programming skills to solve problems and compete against fellow classmates during the final week of classes. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Space Science and Technology

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the universe by examining the technology and methods astronomers use to discover the cosmos. Topics include solar life and death, planet characteristics, and the Doppler Effect. Then, create a homemade spectrometer to analyze different types of light. 5-day class: July 27-31. Register once for all four sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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Inspecting Gadgets

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about the process of designing, developing, testing, and marketing medical devices using bioengineering principles. Explore topics such as biophysics, design methodology, and reverse engineering, while creating a helmet crash test model. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Alternative Powered Autos 2: Self- Powered

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Using everyday office supplies, create your own self-powered car. Apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to create a car that can travel four feet solely on its own power. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 13-18.

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

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Mission: Science (Strength)

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Explore superhero forces in science and nature. Ages 11-17.

Aug 7: Strength

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

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 3

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from pH Indicators, Solubility, Crystallization, and Polymer Chemistry. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Audio/Video Lab

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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HiTech Hangout

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Rocket Science

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn the basics of space flight by working in teams to build and launch your own gas-powered rocket. Examine the physics behind rocket design and propulsion, discuss the difficulties with space travel, and learn about the human factor in space exploration. On launch day, challenge other teams to see whose rocket can fly the highest and become an amateur rocket scientist! Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Math Art

Date: Friday, August 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Join us in exploring the fundamentals of geometry through creating works of art. This session utilizes hands on learning experience to introduce geometry concepts and numerous math exercises to enhance the student's skills. Ages 11-18.

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

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Ask A Master Gardener

Date: Saturday, August 08, 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, August 08, 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, August 08, 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, August 08, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
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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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, August 08, 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, August 08, 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, August 08, 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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Animals with Super Powers

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
EcoAdventures staff introduce animal superheroes and explore some of the amazing super powers of nature's most amazing animals. Some dash faster than the eye can see, while others are strong or stretch. See live animals demonstrate their super powers and maybe meet a tarantula, 'gator, or snake. (Supervised contact with an animal may occur.) Families; 60 min. Ticket required.

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

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Movin' Up to Middle School

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7800.

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Minute to Win It

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
You know the show! Now it's your turn to test your skills by performing 60-second tasks using common household items and everyday objects. Ages 11-17.

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

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Earth Super Hero Squad

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Join the earth super hero squad! A NASA scientist discusses ways to help the earth, with hands-on activities. Ages 9-12. 60 min.

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

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Kindergarten, Here We Come

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

Description:
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins Aug 3.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

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

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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Monday, August 10, 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, August 10, 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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Movie Making

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Experience a taste of the movie making process, including pre-production and filming with the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Robotics Challenge

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Participate in the Robotics Challenge! Teams build and program Lego Mindstorm robots to complete a variety of challenges. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie, her discovery of two chemical elements, and the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life by performing experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Just for Me

Date: Monday, August 10, 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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Just for Me

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central 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. Ticket required.

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, August 10, 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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Earth Super Hero Squad

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Join the earth super hero squad! A NASA scientist discusses ways to help the earth, with hands-on activities. Ages 9-12. 60 min.

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

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Minnie & Moo and the Potato from Planet X Puppet Show

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
The silly cow duo comes to the aid of a visitor from outer space. Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Just for Me

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central 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. Ticket required.

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

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Movie Editing

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the world of post-production. Learn the skills of a film/video editor while acquiring an understanding of the technology involved with the profession. Edit video and audio using iMovie and Logic Pro X. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Math Lab

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems for assistance in all levels of math up to calculus. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Anatomy Part 2

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the gross anatomy of the human body. Learn about five body systems that allow us function. Body systems to be discussed include: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, August 10, 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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Minnie & Moo and the Potato from Planet X Puppet Show

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
The silly cow duo comes to the aid of a visitor from outer space. Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Super Science

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Explore simple science concepts through hands-on activities with food and other items such as paint, playdough, and Borax. 45 - 60 min. Ticket required.

Jun 22 - Aerodynamics (Ages 8-10)
Jul 13 - Starry Nights (Ages 6 - 8)
Jul 27 - Squishy Circuits (Ages 8-10)
Aug 10 - Bubbles (Ages 6-8)

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

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Computing Face Off

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn various programming skills to solve problems and compete against fellow classmates during the final week of classes. Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Math Logic Games and Puzzles

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Solve different types of mind-bending problems and puzzles that require logic and critical thinking, then participate in a mini-math competition! Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Alternative Powered Autos 1: Balloon Power

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore the properties of motion and aerodynamics to create a balloon-powered car. Learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion, drag, lift, and thrust then apply these concepts to the design of a Lego car, powered by a balloon. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-14.

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

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Algebra II

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
This high school level course is an introduction to the principles of algebra II through hands-on activities and projects. Ages 13-18.

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

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 3

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from pH Indicators, Solubility, Crystallization, and Polymer Chemistry. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Audio/Video Lab

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in the Audio-Video lab to work on film and video projects, or write and produce music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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HiTech Hangout

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Hovercraft

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you collaborate with other students to build a life-size, functional hovercraft. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Java

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object-oriented language used to design applications. Cover data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops. Create programming projects each day based on the topics covered. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Myth Masters Book Group

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Join us as we read and discuss books based on Greco-Roman, Norse, Irish, and Egyptian mythology. Come for one or more. Copies of each title available at the Fiction Desk starting three weeks prior. Grades 6-9.

Jun 29: Norse - The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Jul 13: Irish - The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Jul 27: Egyptian - The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Aug 10: Greco-Roman - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-7800.

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Green Fingers Garden Club

Date: Monday, August 10, 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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Monday Night Movies

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Watch movies all summer long!

Jun 22 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
Jun 29 - Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)
Jul 6 - National Treasure (PG)
Jul 13 - Pacific Rim (PG-13)
Jul 20 - Men In Black (PG-13)
Jul 27 - Into the Woods (PG)
Aug 3 - Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13)
Aug 10 - Ghostbusters (PG)

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
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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Movin' Up to Middle School

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, August 10, 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, August 10, 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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Super Fly Guy

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Buzz by for stories, super fly facts and crafts. Ages 4-7; 30 minutes.

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

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Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Meet Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda series and The Qwikpick Papers, and Cece Bell, author of the 2015 Newbery Honor Book, El Deafo, as they discuss their books and answer questions. Followed by book sales and signing. Book sales in partnership with GreenRow Books. Families (ages 9 & up); 60 min.

Registration required for each person attending.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Monday, August 10, 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, August 10, 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, August 10, 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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Compost Demonstrations

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. 7 - 8:30 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.

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Writer's Group

Date: Monday, August 10, 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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