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11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Tea and Tomes
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Sep 18 - The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Oct 16 - City of Women by David R. Gillham
Nov 20 - The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

No registration required.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
12:00 PM
Central Branch

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Noontime Books
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm.

Sep 18 - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Oct 16 - Canada by Richard Ford
Nov 20 - The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

No registration required.
11/20/14
12:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Journey Cover to Cover
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1:30 pm. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks provided.

Sep 18 - The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Oct 16 - Defending Jacob by William Landay
Nov 20 - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

No registration required.
11/20/14
3:00 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.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
4:00 PM
Savage 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.
11/20/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Prezi!
Join us for this pilot class that is designed to help HiTech students learn the importance of having good presentation skills in the STEM world and how to structure a presentation to engage an audience. Ages 11-18. 3 Day class Nov 6, 13, and 20. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 days.

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.
11/20/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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ChemFun 2
Join us for a class that takes the logical science of chemistry and makes it fun and memorable. Each day you will conduct a new lab experiment, where you can hypothesize and learn about chemical reactions. Ages 11-18.

3-Day class Nov 6, 13, and 20. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 days.

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.
11/20/14
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Audio/Video Lab
HiTech is offering a "drop in" A/V lab where students can work on their A/V, film or video projects. This lab is designed to allow students to work on school projects or create their own personal project.

The lab is open every Thursday from 4-6 pm (except the following days: Nov 27 and Dec 25).

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.
11/20/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Be a part of the garden this fall. Learn gardening basics, grow healthy habits and have fun with friends. Ages 9-11; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session.

Herbalicious:
Get your hands on herbs. Blend herbs from the Enchanted Garden for a culinary treat.

Download the Nov 20 release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Trivia Night
Enjoy a fun-filled night of trivia, featuring five rounds of 10 questions. Form a team or join a team at the event with other trivia night participants. 3rd Thursdays, 7 - 8 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
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.
11/20/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Proposal Writing Basics
Learn how to identify key components, and write, package, and submit a grant proposal. Cosponsored and presented by the Foundation Center.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
11/20/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
11/20/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
11/20/14
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.
11/21/14
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.
11/21/14
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.
11/21/14
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.
11/21/14
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.
11/21/14
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.
11/22/14
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.
11/22/14
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.
11/22/14
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.
11/22/14
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.
11/22/14
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.
11/22/14
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.
11/22/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Cow Wars!
The APL Drama Club once again proudly fails to read a simple story. Jack's cow, Milky White, has grown unsatisfied with her role as a docile farm animal, and written her own epic saga: Cow Wars! Enjoy the show as Milky White uses Jedi powers to save Jack from succumbing to the Dark Side of the Force, and helps to restore peace to the whole galaxy, er, farm.

Recommended for age 3-103 (adults must be accompanied by a child); 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/22/14
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.
11/23/14
1:00 PM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
11/23/14
1:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Building a Mars Rover
This session is based on NASA's Curiosity Rover, which is searching for signs of life on Mars. Come to HiTech Robotics and design and build your own autonomous rover. Ages 11-18.

3 Day class November 9, 16,and 23. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 days.

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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
10:15 AM
Miller 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.

Nov 10: Pete the Cat
Nov 17: Max & Ruby
Nov 24: Curious George

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
11:30 AM
Miller 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.

Nov 10: Pete the Cat Nov
17: Max & Ruby
Nov 24: Curious George

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Films to Talk About
Join fellow movie aficionados for vibrant conversations. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it ahead of time, then participate in a lively discussion. 3rd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.

Nov 24 - War Horse

No registration required.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/24/14
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.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
11/25/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Time for Us
Stories, songs, and activities. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Nov 25: The Lego Movie (PG)

No registration required.
11/25/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The Whys of Nature: Native American Tales
Celebrate our connection to plants, animals, and the earth with traditional stories and songs from Native Americans. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The Whys of Nature: Native American Tales
Celebrate our connection to plants, animals, and the earth with traditional stories and songs from Native Americans. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/25/14
6:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Civil And Family Law Self-Help Center
Howard County Library System partners with the Howard County Circuit Court to meet the needs of self-represented litigants in Howard County. Attorneys provide free legal assistance for income-eligible walk-in clients. 6 - 8 pm. Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

Family Law Assistance Program: Attorneys provide free legal assistance for income-eligible walk-in clients on matters such as divorce, separation, custody, child support, alimony, and name change.

Civil Law Center
Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4

Family Law Assistance Program
Sep 9 & 16, Oct 14 & 21, Nov 18 & 25

No registration required.
11/25/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
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.
11/25/14
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.
11/26/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Being Thankful
Explore the importance of being thankful through stories and a craft. Choose Civility event. Ages 2-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/26/14
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.
11/26/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5-10; 45 min. Tickets required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/26/14
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.
11/26/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Being Thankful
Explore the importance of being thankful through stories and a craft. Choose Civility event. Ages 2-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/26/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5-10. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
11/26/14
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.
11/26/14
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.

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