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Date Event Description
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
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.
03/27/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Mar 27 (2 pm): Planes - Fire & Rescue (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

No registration required.
03/27/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. 2-4 pm; allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed or closing early.

No registration required.
03/27/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. All ages. Ho. Co. schools closed or closing early.

Mar 27 (2 pm): Free Willy (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

No registration required.
03/27/15
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Living Places, Living Planet
Travel the world to see the many habitats that wild animals call home. Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile and a few animals for a discussion about habitats and how animals have adapted, including what they need to survive. Learn about the global resources that animals and humans must share. Contact with an animal may occur.

Ages 6-12; 50 - 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/28/15
10:00 AM
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
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.
03/28/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
03/28/15
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture This!
Experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with pre-production, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software and how to create animation. Learn the basic commands and techniques for a lifetime of 3D design. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SciTech
Explore the merging of science and technology to better understand our modern world. Build a cloaking device and create other optical illusions using 3D-printed sculptures and mathematical principles.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 1
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Space Exploration
Explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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What a Concept!
Stories, songs, and activities about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. Ages 2-4; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
03/30/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.
03/30/15
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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What a Concept!
Stories, songs, and activities about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. Ages 2-4; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Chemistry Behind Movie Making
Explore the secrets of movie making – from shots, storyboarding, and special effects to location set design and chemistry behind the scenes. Learn skills involved in the movie making process, as well as the chemicals in the materials used by movie makers. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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C++
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. After learning basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, create your own C++ program. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult!
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. Explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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National Pencil Day
Born in 1858, the pencil is still one sharp character. Celebrate the birthday of the eraser-tipped pencil. Have fun with stories, games, and crafts. Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/30/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
03/30/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms
Join us for the fun learning of living organisms and the study of life. Students will participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, and the Skeletal System. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Amelia's Notebook
Learn creative journaling in the style of the one and only Amelia Bedelia. Materials provided. You may also bring your own stickers and specialty markers.

Ages 8 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/30/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hero Factory
Ever noticed how the superheroes in movies have a super power or something attached to them? Create and choose the best superhero “enabler” then build and design your own 3D printed superhero prosthetics. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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 by calling 410.313.0760.
03/30/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
03/30/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the physical and chemical properties of matter, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
3:30 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. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
03/30/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 2
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/30/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
Time is ticking toward the SAT. Are you ready? Learn study and test taking methods, and practice taking the math exams for the SAT. Graphing calculators recommended. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Grades 9 -12 only.

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.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow eBooks from HCLS (Nook)
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.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
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.
03/30/15
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.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture This!
Experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with pre-production, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
3D Design
Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software and how to create animation. Learn the basic commands and techniques for a lifetime of 3D design. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
SciTech
Explore the merging of science and technology to better understand our modern world. Build a cloaking device and create other optical illusions using 3D-printed sculptures and mathematical principles.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 1
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Space Exploration
Explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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EdZOOcation with the Zoo
Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile for a story, an animal related craft, and a visit with one live animal. Ages 2-5; 30 min.

Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/31/15
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Upcycled Books
Repurpose old books and craft them into something new! Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
The Chemistry Behind Movie Making
Explore the secrets of movie making – from shots, storyboarding, and special effects to location set design and chemistry behind the scenes. Learn skills involved in the movie making process, as well as the chemicals in the materials used by movie makers. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
C++
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. After learning basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, create your own C++ program. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Catapult!
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. Explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Living Places, Living Planet
Travel the world to see the many habitats that wild animals call home. Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile and a few animals for a discussion about habitats and how animals have adapted, including what they need to survive. Learn about the global resources that animals and humans must share. Contact with an animal may occur.

Ages 6-12; 50 - 60 min. Ticket required.

Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Upcycled Books
Repurpose old books and craft them into something new! Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
The Fundamentals of Living Organisms
Join us for the fun learning of living organisms and the study of life. Students will participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, and the Skeletal System. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Babymouse and Squish
Join fellow graphic novel fans for discussion and activities about the popular Babymouse and Squish series. Ages 7 & up; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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SOS... Schools Out So!
School is out. Spend some time on an independent activity. Ages 6-10; allow 20-30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Mar 31: Book Bingo

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Game Day!
No school? Play games with friends. Play Wii, board games or puzzles. Ages 6 & up; allow 30 min. 2 - 4 pm. Ho. Co. schools closed.

No registration required.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hero Factory
Ever noticed how the superheroes in movies have a super power or something attached to them? Create and choose the best superhero “enabler” then build and design your own 3D printed superhero prosthetics. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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(Rebecca's Transfers Only) Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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 by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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LEGO® Wars
150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
03/31/15
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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National Crayon Day
Celebrate 130 years of colorful expression with a story, facts, and a craft. Ages 5-8; 30 - 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/31/15
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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National Crayon Day
Celebrate 130 years of colorful expression with a story, facts, and a craft. Ages 5-8; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the physical and chemical properties of matter, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
3:30 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. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 2
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
Time is ticking toward the SAT. Are you ready? Learn study and test taking methods, and practice taking the math exams for the SAT. Graphing calculators recommended. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Grades 9 -12 only.

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.
03/31/15
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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Babysitting 101
Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate. Must attend all three sessions: Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2. Ages 13 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
03/31/15
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45-60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45-60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
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.
03/31/15
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Knot Just Knitters
Bring your knitting and crocheting projects, and find new yarn craft ideas. Beginners welcome.

No registration required.
03/31/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
03/31/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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National Crayon Day
Celebrate 130 years of colorful expression with a story, facts, and a craft. Ages 5-8; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture This!
Experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with pre-production, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software and how to create animation. Learn the basic commands and techniques for a lifetime of 3D design. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SciTech
Explore the merging of science and technology to better understand our modern world. Build a cloaking device and create other optical illusions using 3D-printed sculptures and mathematical principles.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 1
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Spring Egg Hunt
Hop to the library to participate in interactive games and hunt for colorful eggs. Ages 1-5 with adult; 60 min. In partnership with the Elkridge Senior Center.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
04/01/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Space Exploration
Explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

Mar 3: Kipper
Mar 11: Max & Ruby
Apr 1: Pigeon
Apr 29: Madeline

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
11:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Spring Into Science
Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

Mar 3: Kipper
Mar 11: Max & Ruby
Apr 1: Pigeon
Apr 29: Madeline

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Chemistry Behind Movie Making
Explore the secrets of movie making – from shots, storyboarding, and special effects to location set design and chemistry behind the scenes. Learn skills involved in the movie making process, as well as the chemicals in the materials used by movie makers. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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C++
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. After learning basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, create your own C++ program. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult!
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. Explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
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.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Ho. Co. Schools closed.

Apr 1 (2 pm): The Wizard of Oz (G)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

No registration required.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms
Join us for the fun learning of living organisms and the study of life. Students will participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, and the Skeletal System. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 45- 90 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hero Factory
Ever noticed how the superheroes in movies have a super power or something attached to them? Create and choose the best superhero “enabler” then build and design your own 3D printed superhero prosthetics. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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(Rebecca's Transfers Only) Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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 by calling 410.313.0760.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
The Wonders of Chemical Reactions
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the physical and chemical properties of matter, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
3:30 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. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 2
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Central Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 45- 90 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/01/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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ACT Prep
Time is ticking toward the ACT. Are you ready? Learn study and test taking methods, and practice taking the math exams for the ACT. Graphing calculators recommended. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Grades 9 -12 only.

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.
04/01/15
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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Babysitting 101
Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate. Must attend all three sessions: Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2. Ages 13 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
04/01/15
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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8th Annual Edible Books Contest
Learn how to frost and decorate a small cake to represent a book. Cake and decorating supplies provided; bring your own book. Completed cakes displayed 7:30 - 8 pm, during awards. Ages 9-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/01/15
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages.

Apr 1 (6:30 pm): Frozen Sing-Along (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System.

No registration required.
04/01/15
7:00 PM
Elkridge 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.
04/01/15
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.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture This!
Experience what is involved in the movie making process, starting with pre-production, then actual production using the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
3D Design
Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software and how to create animation. Learn the basic commands and techniques for a lifetime of 3D design. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SciTech
Explore the merging of science and technology to better understand our modern world. Build a cloaking device and create other optical illusions using 3D-printed sculptures and mathematical principles.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 1
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Space Exploration
Explore the universe and learn about core scientific concepts surrounding astronomy. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
10:15 AM
Central 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.
04/02/15
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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What's in My Art Box?
This class sparks creativity through the four elements of art, as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-6 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
11:30 AM
Central 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.
04/02/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Chemistry Behind Movie Making
Explore the secrets of movie making – from shots, storyboarding, and special effects to location set design and chemistry behind the scenes. Learn skills involved in the movie making process, as well as the chemicals in the materials used by movie makers. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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C++
Discover the basics of C++, a high-level programming language. After learning basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style, create your own C++ program. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult!
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. Explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 45- 90 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Game Day!
No school? Play games with friends. Play board games or puzzles. Ages 6 & up; allow 30 min. 2 - 4 pm. Ho. Co. schools closed.

No registration required.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Discovering Great Artists
Learn about the life and methods of one of history's great artists: Katsushika Hokusai. Use his techniques to make waves with mixed media including watercolor and marker.

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Money Book Bingo
Play bingo while practicing currency identification. Maybe win a book!

Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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What's in My Art Box?
This class sparks creativity through the four elements of art, as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-6 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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The Fundamentals of Living Organisms
Join us for the fun learning of living organisms and the study of life. Students will participate in various activities and conduct experiments ranging from Cells, DNA, and the Skeletal System. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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SOS... Schools Out So!
School is out. Spend some time on an independent activity. Ages 6-10; allow 20-30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Apr 2: Worry Dolls

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hero Factory
Ever noticed how the superheroes in movies have a super power or something attached to them? Create and choose the best superhero “enabler” then build and design your own 3D printed superhero prosthetics. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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(Rebecca's Transfers Only) Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it.
Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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 by calling 410.313.0760.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Central Branch

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Money Book Bingo
Play bingo while practicing currency identification. Maybe win a book!

Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
Drop by our professional recording studio to write and produce your own music. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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The Wonders of Chemical Reactions
Explore chemistry in a fun and colorful environment. Conduct experiments ranging from the physical and chemical properties of matter, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
3:30 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. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for more HiTech classes.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Javascript 2
Learn the basics of JavaScript while creating games and interactive websites. No experience required. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
04/02/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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ACT Prep
Time is ticking toward the ACT. Are you ready? Learn study and test taking methods, and practice taking the math exams for the ACT. Graphing calculators recommended. Register for all four sessions. Registration required. Grades 9 -12 only.

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.
04/02/15
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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Babysitting 101
Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate. Must attend all three sessions: Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2. Ages 13 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Grow It! Eat It! Spring Vegetable Gardening
Learn how to prepare garden soil for spring planting, which crops prefer cool weather, and how to plant seeds and transplants. Taught by Kent Phillips. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
04/02/15
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.
04/02/15
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
04/02/15
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.

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