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Date Event Description
05/06/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Star Wars by following clues to search for Star Wars characters. Families; allow 30 min. May 1 - 9; Children's area.

No registration required.
05/06/15
10:00 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Maryland Legal Aid
Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders. For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.

1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays; 10 am - 1 pm.
05/06/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/15
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
05/06/15
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Sensory Friendly Stories & Fun
Books, music, and plenty of movement in a small group. Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 min.

Visit http://hclibrary.org/index.php?page=65 and read A Children's Class to help prepare for your visit.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/06/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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MARVELOUS MOMS
Stories, songs, and a special craft for moms and children to enjoy together.
05/06/15
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
05/06/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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MARVELOUS MOMS
Stories, songs, and a special craft for moms and children to enjoy together.
05/06/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/15
11:30 AM
Savage Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/06/15
1:30 PM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/06/15
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
05/06/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Homework Club
Join us after school for a snack while working on your homework in a relaxed setting. Wednesdays; 3:30 - 4:30 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/06/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Science Lab
Drop in to work on self-study science projects for school or to test the science kits provided. Ages 11-18.

No registration required.
HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
05/06/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Math Lab
Struggling with math? Bring your problems in and we can help, including all levels of math up to calculus.

No registration required.
HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
05/06/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Astronomy Night
Learn about the planets and stars, then weather permitting, view them through a telescope. Register for each session separately. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/06/15
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
05/07/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Star Wars by following clues to search for Star Wars characters. Families; allow 30 min. May 1 - 9; Children's area.

No registration required.
05/07/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/07/15
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
05/07/15
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/07/15
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/07/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make some fun crafts. Celebrating Armed Forces. All ages. 2-4 pm; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
05/07/15
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
05/07/15
3:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Chess Club
Join us for informal chess play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
05/07/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Audio/Video Lab
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.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit for more HiTech classes.
05/07/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech Hangout
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.
HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
05/07/15
6:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Engineering Club
Use NASA software to design and build air and water rockets, then launch them. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
05/07/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow eBooks from HCLS (Kindle)
Learn how to browse, borrow, and download eBooks from HCLS' growing collection.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/07/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Garden Luminaries
Transform a mason jar into a colorful lantern you can use to light your garden or room.

Ages 11-17. Registration and signed release form required. The release form will be sent in the confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/07/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Pajama Time
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.
05/07/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Quilt Gardens
Bring the beauty and history of a quilt to your landscape. Betsy Grater details the process of creating a quilt garden. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/07/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pajama Time
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.
05/07/15
7:30 PM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
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.
05/08/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Star Wars by following clues to search for Star Wars characters. Families; allow 30 min. May 1 - 9; Children's area.

No registration required.
05/08/15
10:00 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Maryland Legal Aid
Howard County Library System partners with Maryland Legal Aid to provide free civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders. For initial interview and appointment, please call 410.480.1057.

1st Wednesdays, 2nd & 4th Fridays; 10 am - 1 pm.
05/08/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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All Together Now
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.
05/08/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
05/08/15
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture Book Parade
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.
05/08/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
05/08/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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All Together Now
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.
05/08/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
05/08/15
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Audio/Video Lab
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.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit for more HiTech classes.
05/09/15
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Star Wars by following clues to search for Star Wars characters. Families; allow 30 min. May 1 - 9; Children's area.

No registration required.
05/09/15
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions. Saturdays: 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends and Summer Reading Kickoff).

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
05/09/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
05/09/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
05/09/15
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/09/15
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/09/15
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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All Together Now
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.
05/09/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
05/09/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
05/09/15
1:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Neverland Travels
Celebrate J.M. Barrie's birthday with Peter Pan and Neverland games and activities! Contact with a pirate may occur. Afterwards, watch a Peter Pan character type movie. Ages 9-12. Refreshments.

1 - 2 pm: Crafts & Games
2 - 4 pm: Movie - Peter Pan, a Universal Picture, Columbia Picture, Revolution Studios presentation [2004] MPAA rating: PG


*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/09/15
1:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Origami
Create your own origami paper ties, tulips, and other sculptures. Ages 8-13; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
05/09/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Marvelous Moms
Stories, songs, and a special craft for moms and children to enjoy together. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/09/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Build-A-Basket Workshop
Lisa Phillips from Celebrate Us Gift Baskets will teach how to design and stage gift baskets. Build empathy while building a basket for someone you know. Give your gift to someone special.

Ages 9-11 (with adult assistance encouraged); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
05/09/15
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks.

To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5088.
05/09/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks.

To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.0760.
05/09/15
10:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Science of Movie Making
Students will experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with organizing during the pre-production stage, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D, to post-production. Students will take a look at how digital cameras are engineered and how the light entering the camera is then turned into an electrical signal. Students will
also get to, not only work with video editing software like iMovie, but audio editing software Logic Pro X as well. By the end of the program each student will have produced, filmed, and edited their own movie. Ages 11-18.

Class: 10 am - 12 pm
Lab: 12 pm - 1 pm

This is a 5 month class. When you register once, you will be registered for all dates:
Jan 10, 24, 31; Feb 7, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
05/11/15
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.
05/11/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/11/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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3, 2 Math Fun!
Explore beginning math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/11/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Just for Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms will love. Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/11/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms will love. Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/11/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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3, 2 Math Fun!
Explore beginning math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
11:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Sing Along
Celebrate the music of well-known children's musicians as you dance, play, and sing. Ages 2-5 with an adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

May 11: Hap Palmer

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Just for Me
For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Box Lunch
Book discussion, 2nd Mondays; 12 - 1 pm. Meets at 50+ Center.

Mar 9 - Man Alive! by Mary Kay Zuravleff This session has been cancelled.
Apr 13 - Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
May 11 - Rooms by Lauren Oliver

No registration required.
05/11/15
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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All Together Now
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.
05/11/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Hola = Hello
Learn basic Spanish vocabulary through stories, music and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
05/11/15
3:45 PM
Central Branch

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Hola = Hello
Learn basic Spanish vocabulary through stories, music and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Green Fingers Garden Club
Join the crew of the Green Fingers Garden Club and take part in the science and art of gardening.

Ages 6-8; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session. The release form will be included in your confirmation email.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/11/15
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks.

To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.7800.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Pajama Time
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.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bring on the Games
Meet and compete with friends. Challenge your friends to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or race around the track in Mario Cart. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Calming Crafts
Improve your mood through arts and crafts. Research shows that creative activities can boost serotonin levels. Join us as we use artistic expression to improve our moods. All levels of artistic ability welcome. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Writer's Group
Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback. 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm.

No registration required.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Pajama Time
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.
05/11/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket Required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Potty Time
Toilet training stories for children and tips for parents. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/12/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
05/12/15
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Play Partners
Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Ticket Required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
12:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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ELKS Excellent Reads
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Mar 10 - The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion
Apr 14 - Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
May 12 - Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

No registration required.
05/12/15
1:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board at your branch to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service learning hours available for some projects. Ages 11-17. Refreshments.

No registration required.
05/12/15
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
6:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Civil and Family Law Self-Help Center
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. 6 - 8 pm.

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.

Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

Civil Law Center
Mar 3 (canceled), Apr 7, May 5

Family Law Assistance Program
Mar 10 & 17, Apr 14 & 21, May 12 & 19

No registration required.
05/12/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/12/15
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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USB Bracelets
Function meets fashion when you create your own wearable technology by turning a flash drive into a cool bracelet on which to store your homework. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
05/12/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
05/12/15
7:00 PM
Rube Goldberg Challenge Awards Ceremony
Join us as we celebrate 119 teams of fourth and fifth grade students who transformed everyday materials into a wacky innovative machine to crush and recycle an empty soft drink can.

More information: Rube Goldberg Challenge @ HCLS.

Location: River Hill High School
(12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville)

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS. A+ Partnership Signature Event.
05/12/15
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Mar 10 - Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Apr 14 - The Man He Became by James Tobin
May 12 - Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden

No registration required.
05/12/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dudes on Books
A gentlemanly discussion of literature. Women welcome, too. 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Mar 10 - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Apr 14 - City of Thieves by David Benioff
May 12 - The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

No registration required.
05/12/15
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Paragraph Pals
A book club for children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

May 12 - Yummy: eight favorite fairy tales by Lucy Cousins

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.

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