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10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Favorites From American Culture
Explore traditional stories, songs, and rhymes that reinforce American cultural literacy. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/27/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Favorites From American Culture
Explore traditional stories, songs, and rhymes that reinforce American cultural literacy. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
10/27/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps
WANTED: Enchanted Garden Youth Volunteers! If you like to dig, weed, plant, harvest, learn about gardening, and meet new people, the Enchanted Garden needs you. No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, and a commitment to grow fall vegetables and put the garden to sleep for the coming winter. Register for the entire series and plan to attend at least half of our meetings.


Ages 11-14; 60 min. Register once for the series of classes. Signed release form required for each class.

Sep 8 release form
Sep 15 release form
Sep 22 release form
Sep 29 release form
Oct 6 release form
Oct 20 release form
Oct 27 release form

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/27/14
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Be A Book Artist
Ever wondered why young adult books rarely have pictures? Create illustrations for your favorite book, then share with group for friendly book and art discussion and possible library display. Materials provided.

No registration required.
10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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The Count's Fall Spook-tacular
Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style with stories, activities, refreshments, and a craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 2 - 6 with adult; 30 min. Register for only one session.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/27/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Book-N-Chat
Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
10/27/14
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.
10/27/14
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.

No registration required.
10/27/14
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.
10/28/14
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.

No registration required.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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The Count's Fall Spook-tacular
Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style with stories, activities, refreshments, and a craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 2 - 6 with adult; 30 min. Register for only one session.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/28/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia 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, ready for an independent class. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
1:30 PM
East Columbia 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, ready for an independent class. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/28/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
10/28/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Lab
HiTech is offering a "drop in" music lab where students can test new music technology, record or mix their own music, or record their vocals. This lab is designed to allow students to work on school music projects or create their own personal project.

The lab is open every Tuesday from 4-6 pm (except the following days: Nov 4, 25; Dec 23, 30; and Jan 20).

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.

No registration required.
10/28/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Science Lab
HiTech is offering a "drop in" Science Lab where students can work on self study science projects. This lab is designed to allow students to work on school projects or test the science kits provided. Ages 11-18.

The lab is open every Tuesday from 4-6 pm (except the following days: Nov 4, 25; Dec 23, 30; and Jan 20).

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.

No registration required.
10/28/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Let's Crochet & Knit
Beginners and experts alike, crochet one week, knit the next.

Crochet: Sep 2 & 30, Oct 28
Knit: Sep 16, Oct 14
Crochet and knit together: Nov 25

No registration required.
10/28/14
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.
10/28/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Chapter Chats
Hang out and chat up some cool books. Ages 8-10; 45 min. Refreshments. Register once for all three sessions. Books will be selected at the October 7 session.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/28/14
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.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Fall Into Science
A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. A multi-week series. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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, ready for an independent class. 30 min.

No registration required.
10/29/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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The Count's Fall Spook-tacular
Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style with stories, activities, refreshments, and a craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 2 - 6 with adult; 30 min. Register for only one session.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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, ready for an independent class. 30 min.

No registration required.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
11:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Fall Into Science
A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. A multi-week series. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
2:00 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.
10/29/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
10/29/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club, Jr
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 7-9; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
10/29/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Maximize Your History Day Research
Assigned a National History Day project? Our research experts teach you their tips and tools. Meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. Ages 11-17, with parents.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
10/29/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Great Gourds!
Create fun Halloween decorations using gourds and pumpkins from the Enchanted Garden. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/29/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Planet Hunting
Join scientist Doug Hudgins to learn how NASA uses the Kepler Space Telescope to search the universe for new, and potentially habitable, planets. Ages 8 & up; 60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/29/14
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.
10/29/14
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 9 & up; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
10/29/14
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
10/30/14
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.
10/30/14
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.
10/30/14
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.
10/30/14
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.
10/30/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Fall Prints
Explore science, art, and literature while making prints. Ages 3-5; 45 min.

Oct 9: Corn Cob
Oct 16: Apple
Oct 23: Leaf
Oct 30: Pumpkin

No registration required.
10/30/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only).

No registration required.
10/30/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Teen Investor
Create and manage a simulated stock portfolio comprised of your favorite companies. Learn how to pick stocks to maximize returns in a fun, risk-free environment. Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
10/30/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dress as Your Favorite Book Character
Celebrate Halloween by dressing as your favorite book character. Listen to stories and songs, then show off your costumes in a library parade. Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/30/14
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.
10/30/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Anime Club
Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and enter a drawing to win prizes! Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/30/14
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.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Eerie Edibles
Parade in costume through the library and into the senior center and create a spooky edible snack! Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/31/14
10:30 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 (2 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 30 min.

No registration required.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
11:00 AM
Central Branch

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Costume Parade
Show off your costume in a parade around the library. Receive a small prize. Families, up to age 10; allow 10 -15 min.

No registration required.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Eerie Edibles
Parade in costume through the library and into the senior center and create a spooky edible snack! Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
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.
10/31/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Share A Scare
Share some scary silly books and spooky songs, then make a creepy craft. Ages 3-5; 45 min.

No registration required.
10/31/14
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Monster Makeover
Can't find your vampire fangs? Need more fake blood? Come to the library for make-up advice and those last minute extras to make your Halloween costume perfectly ghoulish. Some make-up and costume accessories provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/31/14
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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Costume Parade
Show off your costume in a parade around the library. Receive a small prize. Families, up to age 10; allow 10 -15 min.

No registration required.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
11:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Chemistry in the Library: The Sweet Side of Chemistry
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments with candy and confections. Food products may be handled during experiments. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
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.
11/01/14
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

Sep 6 - Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
Oct 4 - Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage
Nov 1 - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

No registration required.
11/01/14
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Mystery Author Extravaganza
Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, Mary Ellen Hughes, Kathryn O'Sullivan, Sandra Parshall, and other authors from the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime discuss their work, then meet and mingle. In partnership with Mystery Loves Company. Refreshments. A Meet the Author event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
11/01/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Chemistry in the Library: The Sweet Side of Chemistry
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments with candy and confections. Food products may be handled during experiments. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
11/01/14
4:30 PM
Miller 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.

No registration required.

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