Classes & Events

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Bring on the Games

Date: Sunday, July 05, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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English Conversation Class

Date: Monday, July 06, 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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Infectious Disease Academy

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know.
Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Grades 9-12 only.

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

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Movie Making

Date: Monday, July 06, 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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Math Logic Games and Puzzles

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
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 five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Just for Me

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

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

No registration required.

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Storybook Friends

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

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

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Tae Kwon Do: Little Ninjas

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy students demonstrate skills to aid in focus, balance, coordination, memory, control, discipline, confidence, and fitness through the art of Tae Kwon Do. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 5-7 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form here.

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

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All Together Now

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Tae Kwon Do: Little Ninjas

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy students demonstrate skills to aid in focus, balance, coordination, memory, control, discipline, confidence, and fitness through the art of Tae Kwon Do. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 5-7 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form here.

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

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Storybook Friends

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

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

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

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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about living organisms and the study of life. Participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Quadrotor

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Investigate the physics of a quadrotor through hands-on learning, including multirotor liftoff, stabilization, flight direction, and aircraft landing. On Friday, flight test your team’s quadrotor. 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, July 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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Mobile App Development

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn to program in Swift with Cocoa Touch Frameworks and create a variety of apps using Xcode in this introduction to iOS development. 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, July 06, 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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Puppet Mania

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Create a rod puppet and others in this workshop for creative kids. Ages 5 & up (5-7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

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

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Ardunio

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. After brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, pursue self-guided projects such as a temperature sensor and alarm, infrared proximity sensor, or a motion sensing alarm. No programming experience necessary. 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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Javascript

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 2:00 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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Blood Pressure Screening

Date: Monday, July 06, 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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Music Technology

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

HiTech Hangout

Date: Monday, July 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.

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Space Science and Technology

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 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 6-10. Register once for all five sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 1

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter, to Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, and even Acid-Base 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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Monday Night Movies

Date: Monday, July 06, 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, July 06, 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, July 06, 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.

Download to Calendar

Pajama Time

Date: Monday, July 06, 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

Pajama Time

Date: Monday, July 06, 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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Minecraft Mondays

Date: Monday, July 06, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Take turns planning and constructing a virtual world, as well as play Wii and other interactive games. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.

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Ask A Master Gardener

Date: Monday, July 06, 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, July 06, 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, July 07, 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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Infectious Disease Academy

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know.
Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Grades 9-12 only.

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

Download to Calendar

Movie Making

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 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.

Download to Calendar

Math Logic Games and Puzzles

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
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 five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Super Stories

Date: Tuesday, July 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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3, 2 Fun!

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 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, July 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. Ticket required.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

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Time for Us

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.

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Just for Me: People in Your Neighborhood

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 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

Super Stories

Date: Tuesday, July 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.

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Tuesday, July 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. Ticket required.

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

Download to Calendar

The Fundamentals of Living Organisms

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about living organisms and the study of life. Participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Quadrotor

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Investigate the physics of a quadrotor through hands-on learning, including multirotor liftoff, stabilization, flight direction, and aircraft landing. On Friday, flight test your team’s quadrotor. 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, July 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

Mobile App Development

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn to program in Swift with Cocoa Touch Frameworks and create a variety of apps using Xcode in this introduction to iOS development. 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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Reptiles: Diversity in Scales

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Examine the diversity in and behavior of the Reptile Class with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. The class explores human activity and its negative consequences on the natural environment and on reptiles. More than 60 specimens are used to demonstrate reptile diversity. Participants may have the opportunity to touch some of the specimens. Arrive early and you might see a very large turtle walking around the library.

Ages 5 & up; 60 min. Ticket required.

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

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Superhero Scientists

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Join accomplished professional scientists as they explain their inspiring research and then try out simple related activities. Ages 7 & up; 45 - 60 min. Register for each session separately.

Jun 29: Hubble Space Telescope
Jun 30: Doug Hudgins, The Search for Exoplanets
Jul 7: Dr. Vera Smolyaniova, Experiments in Physics

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

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Animal Superheroes

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Celebrate super animals with stories, games, and activities. Ages 6-8; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jun 23: Super Animals From History
Jun 30: Super Animal Pets
Jul 7: Super Animals In The Wild

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

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Ardunio

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. After brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, pursue self-guided projects such as a temperature sensor and alarm, infrared proximity sensor, or a motion sensing alarm. No programming experience necessary. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Javascript

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 2:00 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

Superhero Twist and Shout

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Be a superhero with music and movement for little ones. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

Download to Calendar

Music Technology

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

HiTech Hangout

Date: Tuesday, July 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.

Download to Calendar

Space Science and Technology

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 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 6-10. Register once for all five sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 1

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter, to Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, and even Acid-Base 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

Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 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, July 07, 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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Superhero Twist and Shout

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Be a superhero with music and movement for little ones. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

Download to Calendar

Pajama Time

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 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

Knot Just Knitters

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 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, July 07, 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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Infectious Disease Academy

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know.
Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Grades 9-12 only.

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

Download to Calendar

Movie Making

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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.

Download to Calendar

Math Logic Games and Puzzles

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
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 five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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.

Download to Calendar

All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, July 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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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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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Sensory Friendly Stories & Fun

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Books, music, and plenty of movement in a small group. Visit this page to read A Children's Class to help prepare for your visit. Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min.

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

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Tae Kwon Do: Little Ninjas

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy students demonstrate skills to aid in focus, balance, coordination, memory, control, discipline, confidence, and fitness through the art of Tae Kwon Do. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 5-7 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form here.

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

Download to Calendar

Just for Me

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.

Download to Calendar

All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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.

Download to Calendar

Tae Kwon Do: Little Ninjas

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Sykesville Tae Kwon Do Academy students demonstrate skills to aid in focus, balance, coordination, memory, control, discipline, confidence, and fitness through the art of Tae Kwon Do. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. Well & Wise event.

Ages 5-7 with adult; 30 min. Registration and a signed release form required.

Download the release form here.

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

Download to Calendar

Play Partners

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

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

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All Together Now

Date: Wednesday, July 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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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about living organisms and the study of life. Participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids. 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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Quadrotor

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Investigate the physics of a quadrotor through hands-on learning, including multirotor liftoff, stabilization, flight direction, and aircraft landing. On Friday, flight test your team’s quadrotor. 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: Wednesday, July 08, 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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Mobile App Development

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn to program in Swift with Cocoa Touch Frameworks and create a variety of apps using Xcode in this introduction to iOS development. 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, July 08, 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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Ukulele Club

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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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Community Superstars

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Local heroes and community helpers explain their careers and lead students in an activity. Ages 6-10; 45 - 60 min.

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

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Ardunio

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. After brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, pursue self-guided projects such as a temperature sensor and alarm, infrared proximity sensor, or a motion sensing alarm. No programming experience necessary. 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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Javascript

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 2:00 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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6, 5, 4, Stories Galore

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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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Book Camp

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Test your knowledge, challenge your friends in a mini battle, and enjoy pizza and a movie. Ages 11-17.

3 - 5 pm: Games and trivia
5 - 6 pm: Pizza
6 - 8 pm: Movie

Jul 8: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)

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

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Reptiles: Diversity in Scales

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Examine the diversity in and behavior of the Reptile Class with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. The class explores human activity and its negative consequences on the natural environment and on reptiles. More than 60 specimens are used to demonstrate reptile diversity. Participants may have the opportunity to touch some of the specimens. Arrive early and you might see a very large turtle walking around the library.

Ages 5 & up; 60 min. Ticket required.

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

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Music Technology

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. 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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HiTech Hangout

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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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Space Science and Technology

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 3:30 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 6-10. Register once for all five sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 1

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter, to Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, and even Acid-Base 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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Pajama Time

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 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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Growing Healthy Brambles

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Would you like to have a raspberry or blackberry patch in your yard? Master Gardener Kent Phillips discusses soil requirements, trellising types, and dealing with pests. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

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

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Meet the Authors: Heroes in Literature

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Join Karen Leggett Abouraya, one of the authors of Hands Around the Library; Fred Bowen, author of Perfect Game; and Jacqueline Jules, author of My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) and Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off as they discuss fictional and real heroes in their books. Books available for purchase and signing. Ages 6 & up; 60 min.

Registration required for each person attending.

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

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Heroines from History

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Games, stories, and crafts celebrating the strength and bravery of women around the world. Ages 8-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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English Conversation Class

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

No registration required.

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Pins and Needles

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

No registration required.

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Infectious Disease Academy

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know.
Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Grades 9-12 only.

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

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Movie Making

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Math Logic Games and Puzzles

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
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 five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, July 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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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Crazy for Collage

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Try your hand at collage, the super recycler's art. Learn about children's illustrators who use this technique. Ages 6-9; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, July 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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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about living organisms and the study of life. Participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids. 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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Quadrotor

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Investigate the physics of a quadrotor through hands-on learning, including multirotor liftoff, stabilization, flight direction, and aircraft landing. On Friday, flight test your team’s quadrotor. 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: Thursday, July 09, 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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Mobile App Development

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn to program in Swift with Cocoa Touch Frameworks and create a variety of apps using Xcode in this introduction to iOS development. 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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Crazy for Collage

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Try your hand at collage, the super recycler's art. Learn about children's illustrators who use this technique. Ages 6-9; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

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

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Reptiles: Diversity in Scales

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

Description:
Examine the diversity in and behavior of the Reptile Class with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. The class explores human activity and its negative consequences on the natural environment and on reptiles. More than 60 specimens are used to demonstrate reptile diversity. Participants may have the opportunity to touch some of the specimens. Arrive early and you might see a very large turtle walking around the library.

Ages 5 & up; 60 min. Ticket required.

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

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Superheroes in Training

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Ardunio

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. After brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, pursue self-guided projects such as a temperature sensor and alarm, infrared proximity sensor, or a motion sensing alarm. No programming experience necessary. 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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Javascript

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 2:00 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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Super Science

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

Description:
Explore simple science concepts through hands-on activities with food and other items such as paint, playdough, and Borax. 45 - 60 min. Ages 5-8. Register for each class separately.

Jul 9: Strength
Jul 16: Speed
Jul 23: Shimmer & Shine
Jul 30: Shape Shifting

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

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Music Technology

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. 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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HiTech Hangout

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Space Science and Technology

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 3:30 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 6-10. Register once for all five sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 1

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter, to Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, and even Acid-Base 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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Afternoon Crafts

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Branch: Central Branch

Description:
Make a paracord bracelet. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.

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Family Movies

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

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

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

No registration required.

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Improv Under the Stars

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

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

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

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

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Play Partners

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Bluebirds in Your Garden

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
Bluebirds are beautiful and beneficial. Be part of returning these lovely birds to our community! Master Gardener Pat Harrington teaches how to install a nesting box, the requirements of a box, and the plants that attract bluebirds.

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

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Pajama Time

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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English Conversation Class

Date: Thursday, July 09, 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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Infectious Disease Academy

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know.
Register for all ten sessions. Registration required. Grades 9-12 only.

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

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Movie Making

Date: Friday, July 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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Math Logic Games and Puzzles

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
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 five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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Play Partners

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 10:15 AM
Branch: Central Branch

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

No registration required.

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All Together Now

Date: Friday, July 10, 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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Picture Book Parade

Date: Friday, July 10, 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, July 10, 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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Every Hero Has A Story

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Branch: Elkridge Branch

Description:
Heroes come in many different shapes and sizes. Explore various types of heroes through stories, songs, and a craft. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jul 3: Everyday Heroes
Jul 10: Picture Book Heroes
Jul 17: Animal Heroes
Jul 24: Wild West Heroes
Jul 31: Community Heroes

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

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Play Partners

Date: Friday, July 10, 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, July 10, 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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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about living organisms and the study of life. Participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Quadrotor

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Investigate the physics of a quadrotor through hands-on learning, including multirotor liftoff, stabilization, flight direction, and aircraft landing. On Friday, flight test your team’s quadrotor. 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: Friday, July 10, 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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Mobile App Development

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn to program in Swift with Cocoa Touch Frameworks and create a variety of apps using Xcode in this introduction to iOS development. 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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Family Movies

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: East Columbia Branch

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

Jun 26 - G Force (PG)
Jul 10 - Hercules (1997) (G)
Jul 24 - Mulan (G)
Aug 14 - Big Hero 6 (PG)

No registration required.

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Ardunio

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Dive into the Arduino philosophy of learning through tinkering, problem solving, and rapid prototyping. After brief introductions to simple programming and basic electronics, pursue self-guided projects such as a temperature sensor and alarm, infrared proximity sensor, or a motion sensing alarm. No programming experience necessary. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

Javascript

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 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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Mission: Science (Magnetism)

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Glenwood Branch

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

Jul 10: Magnetism

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

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Music Technology

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. Register for all five sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

Download to Calendar

HiTech Hangout

Date: Friday, July 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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Space Science and Technology

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 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 6-10. Register once for all five sessions. Ages 11-18.

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

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions 1

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter, to Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, and even Acid-Base 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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Compost Demonstrations

Date: Saturday, July 11, 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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All Together Now

Date: Saturday, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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, July 11, 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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Ninja Style!

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Cowabunga dude! Go "old school" and watch the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG) movie and make a ninja craft. Ages 8-13.

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

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Superhero School

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Branch: Savage Branch

Description:
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Join us for superhero stories, songs, activities, and a craft. Costumes welcome! Ages 5-7; 45 min. Ticket required.

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

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Hands Only CPR & AED

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Branch: Miller Branch

Description:
You could save a life! Learn about cardiac arrest, how to recognize it's happening, and the three simple steps of hands-only CPR for victims over 8 years old. Receive a basic overview of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Ages 9-18; 60 min.

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

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