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07/24/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Pins and Needles
Bring the projects you'd love to finish! All stitchers welcome.

No registration required.
07/24/14
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Sensory Friendly Stories & Fun
Books, music, and plenty of movement in a small group. Read A Children's Class to help prepare for your visit. Ages 3-5 with adult. Allow 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/24/14
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.
07/24/14
10:15 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.
07/24/14
11:15 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.
07/24/14
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.
07/24/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
07/24/14
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.

No registration required.
07/24/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Mermaids and Monsters
Dive into summer with legends of mermaids and sea monsters. Facts, fun, and a cool craft. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/24/14
2:00 PM
Central 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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/24/14
2:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Cello Exploration
Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class where he performs then allows you to explore and play the cello. Dr. Kozlov holds Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 60 min.

Ages 5-8.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/24/14
3:30 PM
Central 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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/24/14
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Mermaids and Monsters
Dive into summer with legends of mermaids and sea monsters. Facts, fun, and a cool craft. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/24/14
4:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Cello Exploration
Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class where he performs then allows you to explore and play the cello. Dr. Kozlov holds Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 60 min.

Ages 9-12.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/24/14
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Improv Under The Stars
Join us for skits, games, fun, and laughter under the stars.

Registration and signed release form required. Ages 9-17.

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*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/24/14
6:30 PM
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.
07/24/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Novel Approach
Book discussion, 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 26 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Jul 24 - The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
Aug 28 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

No registration required.
07/24/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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The Science of Food Preservation
Karen Basinger, Extension Educator in Nutrition, Health & Wellness, demonstrates the art and science of preserving food, from pickling, salting, brining and smoking to canning and jelly making.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
07/24/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/24/14
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! Refreshments. Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
07/24/14
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.
07/24/14
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.
07/25/14
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.

No registration required.
07/25/14
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.
07/25/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
Have fun learning with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/25/14
10:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Fingerpaint Fridays
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/25/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
07/25/14
10:30 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Science Starters
Learn about simple science concepts through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

Jun 20: Movement
Jun 27: Colors
Jul 11: Nature
Jul 18: Weather
Jul 25: Sound

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/25/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
Have fun learning with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/25/14
11:15 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Fingerpaint Fridays
Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/25/14
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.

No registration required.
07/25/14
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.
07/25/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Film Afternoons
Enjoy an afternoon film with friends and family. Ages 11-17.

Jun 27 - The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones (PG-13)
Jul 25 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)
Aug 8 - Warm Bodies (PG-13)

No registration required.
07/25/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Freaky Friday
Explore fun, surprising science concepts. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jun 27 - Oop, it's goop
Jul 25 - Fizz! Boom! Pop! (carbonated drinks)
Aug 22 - Science surprise

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/25/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Library Ad Shop
Use technology and your imagination to create book trailers to pitch your favorite books and authors to others. Registration required. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
07/26/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
07/26/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
07/26/14
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.
07/26/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Cello Exploration
Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class where he performs then allows you to explore and play the cello. Dr. Kozlov holds Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 60 min.

Ages 5-8.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/26/14
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/26/14
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.
07/26/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
07/26/14
12:30 PM
Miller Branch

Download to Calendar
Cello Exploration
Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class where he performs then allows you to explore and play the cello. Dr. Kozlov holds Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 60 min.

Ages 9-12.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/26/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Cello Exploration
Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class where he performs then allows you to explore and play the cello. Dr. Kozlov holds Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 60 min.

Ages 5-8

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
07/26/14
4:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Cello Exploration
Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class where he performs then allows you to explore and play the cello. Dr. Kozlov holds Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. 60 min.

Ages 9-12

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
07/28/14
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.
07/28/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to use 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. Use our 3D printer to bring your creations to life. Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Hovercraft
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you team up with other students to build your very own life-size, functional hovercraft. Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
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.
07/28/14
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.
07/28/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/28/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/28/14
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.
07/28/14
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.
07/28/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Wearable Technology
This class will focus on the latest trends in "Wear-able" technology. Explore the latest products and develop your very own simulated wear-ables. Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/28/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Try This at Home, Too!
Explore simple science, engineering, and math concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

Mondays & Tuesdays
Jun 23 & 24:   Tangrams
Jun 30 & Jul 1: Bubbles (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 7 & 8:        Food Science (using various food products)
Jul 14 & 15:     Crystals (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 21 & 22:     Weather
Jul 28 & 29:     Robots
Aug 4 & 5:       LEGO® Engineering
Aug 11 & 12:    Architecture (using marshmallows)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/28/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Hogwarts Summer School
Open to all witches and wizards in need of magical improvement or those studying for O.W.L.S. Subjects include remedial potions, the care of magical creatures, charms, transfiguration with a review of changing mice into snuffboxes, and giant wizard chess. Ages 9 & up; 2 hrs.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
07/28/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/28/14
5:00 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 help our garden grow. Meet every Monday afternoon for the summer (weather permitting). Register for the entire series and plan to attend at least half of our meetings.

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

Download the release forms:
Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 23, and Jun 30
Jul 7, Jul 14 and Jul 28
Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/28/14
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.
07/28/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Poetry Slam
Celebrate the spoken word by delivering your favorite poetry to an appreciative audience. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/28/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
07/28/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

Download to Calendar
Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
07/29/14
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.
07/29/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to use 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. Use our 3D printer to bring your creations to life. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Hovercraft
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you team up with other students to build your very own life-size, functional hovercraft. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
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.
07/29/14
10:15 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; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/29/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/29/14
10:15 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.
07/29/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Small Science
Stories and a hands-on experiment. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Register for each class separately.

Jul 8:   Bubble fun
Jul 15:  Sink or float?
Jul 22:  Summer snow
Jul 29:  Buggy science
Aug 5:  Powerful potions
Aug 12: Flight

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
07/29/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
07/29/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Rainbow Science
Why do we see the same colors in every rainbow? Why do rainbows appear? Learn the answers to these questions, do experiments, and explore the garden in search of the colors of the rainbow. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required.

Download the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/29/14
11:15 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; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/29/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/29/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
07/29/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
07/29/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Wearable Technology
This class will focus on the latest trends in "Wear-able" technology. Explore the latest products and develop your very own simulated wear-ables. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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6, 5, 4, Stories Galore
For children ages 4-6 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/29/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Try This at Home, Too!
Explore simple science, engineering, and math concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

Mondays & Tuesdays
Jun 23 & 24:   Tangrams
Jun 30 & Jul 1: Bubbles (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 7 & 8:        Food Science (using various food products)
Jul 14 & 15:     Crystals (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 21 & 22:     Weather
Jul 28 & 29:     Robots
Aug 4 & 5:       LEGO® Engineering
Aug 11 & 12:    Architecture (using marshmallows)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/29/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Hogwarts Summer School
Open to all witches and wizards in need of magical improvement or those studying for O.W.L.S. Subjects include remedial potions, the care of magical creatures, charms, transfiguration with a review of changing mice into snuffboxes, and giant wizard chess. Ages 9 & up; 2 hrs.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
07/29/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Rainbow Science
Why do we see the same colors in every rainbow? Why do rainbows appear? Learn the answers to these questions, do experiments, and explore the garden in search of the colors of the rainbow. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required.

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*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
07/29/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/29/14
6:45 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Knit 'n Chat Teen Knitting Group
Beginners and experts welcome! Spend time with other teen knitters and learn to make cool items. Supplies provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/29/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Pajama Party!
Stories and more just before bedtime. Pajamas, lovies, and blankets welcome. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
07/29/14
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.
07/30/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to use 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. Use our 3D printer to bring your creations to life. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Hovercraft
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you team up with other students to build your very own life-size, functional hovercraft. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
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.
07/30/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
07/30/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
07/30/14
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; 30 min.

No registration required.
07/30/14
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.
07/30/14
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.
07/30/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
07/30/14
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; 30 min.

No registration required.
07/30/14
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.
07/30/14
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.
07/30/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
07/30/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Wearable Technology
This class will focus on the latest trends in "Wear-able" technology. Explore the latest products and develop your very own simulated wear-ables. Ages 11-18.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Owl Outreach
Join Tabby Fique of Howard County Conservancy to learn about hunting techniques and digestion, habitat requirements, and adaptations that owls use to survive in Maryland. Meet and observe Ranger, a Barred Owl. Dissect a sterilized owl pellet, and investigate to discover what the owl ate! Registration required. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
07/30/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Hogwarts Summer School
Open to all witches and wizards in need of magical improvement or those studying for O.W.L.S. Subjects include remedial potions, the care of magical creatures, charms, transfiguration with a review of changing mice into snuffboxes, and giant wizard chess. Ages 9 & up; 2 hrs.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
07/30/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
2:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Wee Science: Water (Sink or Swim)
Learn about science through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 30: Water: Sink or swim
(Various food products may be handled.)
Additional session!

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/30/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
07/30/14
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Wee Science: Water (Sink or Swim)
Learn about science through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 30: Water: Sink or swim
(Various food products may be handled.)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/30/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club, Jr
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 7-9; 30 min. Register for each session separately.

July's selection is Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Copies are available for check-out at the Children's Research Desk at the Central Branch.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
07/30/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Murder at the Library
Someone has been murdered in the stacks and all the staff is suspect. Use your best sleuthing skills to examine the crime scene, question the suspects, and uncover the murderer. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
07/30/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Wee Science: Water (Sink or Swim)
Learn about science through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Jul 30: Water: Sink or swim
(Various food products may be handled.)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
07/30/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
07/30/14
7:15 PM
Central Branch

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Classics Club
Discussions and activities about classic novels. Ages 9 & up; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

July's selection is Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Copies are available for check-out at the Children's Research Desk at the Central Branch.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
07/30/14
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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