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Maryland Legal Aid

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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.

For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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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Fall Into Science

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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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Homeschool Hour: Students

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Ideal for homeschool families. Presentations and activities for parents and children. Ages 5 -10; 45-60 min. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

Students: Explore classic and fractured fairy tales.

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

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Homeschool Hour: Parents

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Ideal for homeschool families. Presentations and activities for parents and children. Ages 5 -10; 45-60 min. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

Parents: Learn about HCLS' materials and resources for home educators.

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

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Homework Club

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.

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Teen Advisory Board

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage 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.

No registration required.

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Math Lab

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems in and we can help, including all levels of math up to calculus. No problems? Don't worry, we have various math games and puzzles you can solve that require logic and critical thinking. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Retro Book-N-Chat

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Celebrate HCLS' 75th anniversary with picture books from the 1940s. Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 6-8; 45 min.

Sep 2: Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor
Oct 7: Choose Civility with Dr. Seuss's Horton
Nov 4: Curious George by Margret Rey

Register for each session separately. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 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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3Films Revival: John Cassavetes

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
A quarterly revival series screening three films showcasing a director, actor, or theme. 1st Wednesdays; 7:30 - 9 pm.

Sep 2 - Shadows

A discussion will follow the film.

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and understanding in a small group. Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.

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Something to Crow About

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
September is National Chicken Month! Squawk about it with stories, songs, and a "fowl" craft. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Just For Me

Date: Thursday, September 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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Storybook Friends

Date: Thursday, September 03, 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.

Sep 3: Scaredy Squirrel
Sep 14: Maisy
Nov 12: Karma Wilson's Bear
Nov 25: Knuffle Bunny

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

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia 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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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: East Columbia 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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Something to Crow About

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
September is National Chicken Month! Squawk about it with stories, songs, and a "fowl" craft. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Storybook Friends

Date: Thursday, September 03, 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.

Sep 3: Scaredy Squirrel
Sep 14: Maisy
Nov 12: Karma Wilson's Bear
Nov 25: Knuffle Bunny

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

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Homework Club

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.

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Chess Club

Date: Thursday, September 03, 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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Audio/Video Lab

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in our A/V lab to work on your A/V, film or video projects - for school or personal use. Ages 11-18. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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HiTech Hangout

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.

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Creative Writing Studio

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
You have the voice, the words, the ideas. Now you just need the time and opportunity to set them free. Develop characters, practice new techniques, and write each month! Ages 12-16. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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HCLS NOW! eBooks for Kids

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Discover HCLS' online research tools and your gateway to free, on-demand, self-directed education for all ages.

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

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Trees, Wonderful Trees

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Discover how trees contribute to our lives and the environment. Learn how to select, plant, and care for trees. Presented by Baywise Master Gardener Phyllis Yigdall.

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

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English Conversation Class

Date: Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Thursdays; 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Project Literacy Resource Center.

No registration required.

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3, 2, Fun!

Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, September 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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Play Partners

Date: Friday, September 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.

No registration required.

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Picture Book Parade

Date: Friday, September 04, 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, September 04, 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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3, 2, Fun!

Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, September 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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Play Partners

Date: Friday, September 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.

No registration required.

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Knit 'n Chat Knitting Group

Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Time: 3:30 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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Audio/Video Lab

Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in our A/V lab to work on your A/V, film or video projects - for school or personal use. Ages 11-18. No registration required.

No registration required.

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Teen Advisory Board

Date: Friday, September 04, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Branch: Elkridge 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.

No registration required.

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Compost Demonstrations

Date: Saturday, September 05, 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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Play Partners

Date: Saturday, September 05, 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, September 05, 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: Saturday, September 05, 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, September 05, 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, September 05, 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, September 05, 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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Black Fiction

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

Sep 5 - The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson
Oct 3 - Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe
Nov 7 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

No registration required.

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Rock Around the World

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
As the Moon goes around the Earth, why does it appear different every night? Find out the answer to this question and others. Oreo cookies used. Ages 5-9; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required.

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

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GirlPower

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Activities for girls to power-up self-esteem. Ages 9-12; 45-60 min. Six-week series.

Sep 5: i-Power
Sep 12: Word Power
Sep 19: Body Power
Sep 26: STEMpower
Oct 3: "M-Power" Commercial
Oct 10: Filming and family viewing of "ME" commercial

If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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Teen Advisory Board

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
Branch: Miller 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.

No registration required.

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Library Closed

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Sunday, September 06, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Monday, September 07, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Monday, September 07, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Monday, September 07, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Monday, September 07, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Monday, September 07, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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Library Closed

Date: Monday, September 07, 2015
Time: All Day
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Labor Day

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English Language Learners

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 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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Storybook Friends

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

Sep 1: Max & Ruby
Sep 8: Pete the Cat
Sep 15: Fly Guy
Sep 22: Bob Shea's Dinosaur
Sep 29: Brownie & Pearl

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

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, September 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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Meet the Author: Pat. Moore

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Author and illustrator Pat. Moore takes you through the seasons with her book, Fall Rain. Make a seasonal craft. Books available for purchase and signing. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, September 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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Storybook Friends

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

Sep 1: Max & Ruby
Sep 8: Pete the Cat
Sep 15: Fly Guy
Sep 22: Bob Shea's Dinosaur
Sep 29: Brownie & Pearl

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

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ELKS Excellent Reads

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Sep 8 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Oct 13 - The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
Nov 10 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova

No registration required.

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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 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.

No registration required.

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Homework Club

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.

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Teen Advisory Board

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 3:30 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.

No registration required.

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Science Lab

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Drop in to work on self-study science projects for school or perform science experiments ranging from biology to chemistry. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 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: Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3

Family Law Assistance Program: Sep 8 & 15, Oct 13 & 20, Nov 10 & 17

No registration required.

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Tie-Dye Lite

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Back by popular demand, come use sharpies and rubbing alcohol to make awesome mess-free tie-dye t-shirts! All materials provided. Ages 11-17. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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Tween Club

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Calling all tweens! There's a new club in town! Join us for fabulous activities that are sure to excite. Ages 9-12; 90 min. Ticket required.

Sep 8: Games Around the World
Sep 22: Out of this World Science
Oct 13: Retro Games and Crafts
Oct 27: Hallo-tween: Creepy Crafts and Eerie Edibles
Nov 10: Just Dance and other Wii Games
Nov 24: Egg Drop Strawbees Engineering Challenge

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

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Knot Just Knitters

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 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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Dudes on Books

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

Sep 8 - Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Nov 10 - The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

No registration required.

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I'm Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller 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. Ticket required. Well & Wise event.

In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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

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Eclectic Evenings

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

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

Sep 8 - Dubliners by James Joyce
Oct 13 - The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
Nov 10 - Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

No registration required.

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Pajama Time

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 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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3, 2, Fun!

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

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

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 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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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 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, September 09, 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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Fall Into Science

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

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

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Grandparents Are Special

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Celebrate Grandparents' Day with stories and songs. Make a gift for a special someone. Grandparents welcome. Ages 1-4 with adult. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 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.

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 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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3, 2, Fun!

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

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

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 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, September 09, 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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Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Miller 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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Homework Club

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.

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Math Lab

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Struggling with math? Bring your problems in and we can help, including all levels of math up to calculus. No problems? Don't worry, we have various math games and puzzles you can solve that require logic and critical thinking. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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College Applications

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
High school seniors, don't wait any longer! The college application process can be daunting. Let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies. Reduce the fear factor by getting started!

Ages 15-19. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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How to Borrow eBooks: Android or Nook Tablet

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

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

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Race and Affirmative Action in Brazil

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Professor Daryle Williams, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, discusses race and affirmative action in modern Brazil.

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

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Mystery

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

Sep 9 - Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag
Oct 14 - Iron House by John Hart
Nov 4 - The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

No registration required.

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Mother Daughter Book Club

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Mothers and daughters choose books to read and discuss together. Ages 7-9; 60 min. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 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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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and understanding in a small group. Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:45 pm.

No registration required.

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