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09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

Sep 3 - Five Little Monkeys
Sep 10 - Curious George
Sep 17 - Pete the Cat

No registration required.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

Sep 3 - Five Little Monkeys
Sep 10 - Curious George
Sep 17 - Pete the Cat

No registration required.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
1:30 PM
Central Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Club
Grades 6-8. Ideal for homeschool families. Discuss state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Students must read the book before the session.

Sep 17 - The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
Oct 15 - After Iris by Natasha Farrant
Nov 19 - Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Registration is full for this event. If you are interested in attending a possible alternate session on Thursday afternoons (Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13) please call the Central Branch at 410-313-7880

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
09/17/14
1:30 PM
Central Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Club
Grades 4-6. Ideal for homeschool families. Discussions and activities about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Students must read the book before the class. Eight-month series.

Sep 17 - This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
Oct 15 - What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World by Henry Clark
Nov 19 - Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith

Registration is full for this event. If you are interested in attending a possible alternate session on Thursday afternoons (Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13) please call the Central Branch at 410-313-7880.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
09/17/14
1:30 PM
Central Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Club
Grades K-3. Ideal for homeschool families. Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland's children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. Eight-month series.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
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.
09/17/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Asian Genealogy
Part 1: Learn to appreciate the traditional culture, language, and genealogy practices of Asian families before widespread emigration. Troy Goss, volunteer at the Columbia Family History Center, leads a genealogical journey from America back to Asia to find and record "old country" family history documents. Cosponsored by Howard County Genealogical Society.

Troy Goss has been a volunteer at the Columbia Family History Center for three years and has researched his own family history for 30 years. He is proficient in Chinese and has a working knowledge of Korean, both of which he has applied to his wife's Korean genealogy.

Part 2: Nov 5

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/17/14
7:00 PM
Miller 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 410.313.1950.
09/17/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Crafty Readers
Quilt, knit, and get a sneak peek at books on needle crafts, including works of fiction. Work on your projects while having fun with other crafty readers. 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Sep 17 - Dawn Stewart of Spring Water Designs demonstrates quilting designs.
Oct 15 - Prints Charming Quilt Shop co-owner Sandy Royster teaches quilting basics.
Nov 19 - Linda Outlaw of Columbia Pierians discusses their quilt featuring African American pioneers of Howard County.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
09/17/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bas Bleu
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 17 - The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Oct 15 - The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Nov 19 - The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

No registration required.
09/17/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Nonfiction
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Sep 17 - The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
Oct 15 - Tribes by Nina Raine [HCBC]
Nov 19 - The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

No registration required.
09/17/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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What's the Sense? The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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What's the Sense? The Five Senses
Explore the five senses and how we use them. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
4:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Fairy Tale Engineering
Classic stories and fun problem-solving activities. Ages 5 -8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Sep 18: Rapunzel Engineers an Escape
Oct 16: Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop
Nov 13: Billy Goats Gruff Bridge Building

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
09/18/14
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.

Seeds on the Move:
Learn how seeds travel and become an Enchanted Garden seed saver.

Download the Sep 18 release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/18/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/19/14
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.
09/20/14
10:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. 3rd Saturdays through October; 10 am - 12 pm.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
09/20/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm. Through September, except holiday weekends.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
09/20/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
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.
09/20/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Try it Out!
Fun group activities for everyone. Ideal for Brownie Girl Scouts working toward meeting badge requirements. Ages 6-8; 60 min. Tickets required.

Sep 20: My Body
Oct 18: Manners
Nov 15: People are Talking
09/20/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Club
Grades K-3. Ideal for homeschool families. Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland's children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. Ticket required.

Sep 20 - Spike: the Mixed-up Monster and The Magic Bojabi Tree

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/20/14
2:00 PM
Central 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.
09/21/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt
Drop in during Banned Book Week to go on a scavenger hunt and win a prize. Clue sheets available at the Children's Research Desk. Age 6-11. Sep 21 - 27.

No registration required.
09/21/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt Daily Trivia Question
How well do you know your books? Come test your knowledge with our daily trivia question. New trivia questions posted daily at the Children's Research Desk. Age 6-11. Sep 21 - 27.

No registration required.
09/22/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt
Drop in during Banned Book Week to go on a scavenger hunt and win a prize. Clue sheets available at the Children's Research Desk. Age 6-11. Sep 21 - 27.

No registration required.
09/22/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt Daily Trivia Question
How well do you know your books? Come test your knowledge with our daily trivia question. New trivia questions posted daily at the Children's Research Desk. Age 6-11. Sep 21 - 27.

No registration required.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Music Box
Explore the musical concepts of rhythm, key, pitch, and tempo. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/22/14
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.

Sep 22: Farm-City

No registration required.
09/22/14
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.

Sep 22: Farm-City

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/22/14
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.

Sep 22: Farm-City

No registration required.
09/22/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Music Box
Explore the musical concepts of rhythm, key, pitch, and tempo. Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
6:30 PM
Central 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 410.313.7800.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dear Diary
Celebrate Dear Diary Day with excerpts from diary-style fiction books. Create a journal and start your diary! Ages 6-10; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Level Up!
Stretch your reading habits by sampling multiple genres and subjects. Gain XP (experience points) by participating in discussions and hands on activities. XP exchanged for prizes in last session. Ages 11-17.

Sep 22: Realistic Fiction
Oct 20: Horror Fiction
Nov 17: Historical Fiction

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
09/22/14
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.
09/22/14
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.

Sep 22: Farm-City

No registration required.
09/22/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm. Through September, except holiday weekends.

University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
09/23/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt
Drop in during Banned Book Week to go on a scavenger hunt and win a prize. Clue sheets available at the Children's Research Desk. Age 6-11. Sep 21 - 27.

No registration required.
09/23/14
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Banned Book Week Scavenger Hunt Daily Trivia Question
How well do you know your books? Come test your knowledge with our daily trivia question. New trivia questions posted daily at the Children's Research Desk. Age 6-11. Sep 21 - 27.

No registration required.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

Sep 23: Farm-City

No registration required.
09/23/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Baby Sign & Play
Learn basic signs in American Sign Language. Three-week series. Ages 6-23 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Barnyard Bash
Stories and activities about farms and farming. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Registration required.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
09/23/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

Sep 22: Farm-City

No registration required.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Baby Sign & Play
Learn basic signs in American Sign Language. Three-week series. Ages 6-23 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/23/14
2:00 PM
Central 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.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
3:45 PM
Central 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.
09/23/14
5:00 PM
Central Branch

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Lisa Ferguson: Hammered Dulcimer
Relax as Lisa Ferguson plays traditional, Celtic, and classical melodies on the hammered dulcimer, an ancient precursor to the piano.

No registration required.
09/23/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge 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 410.313.5088.
09/23/14
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
09/23/14
6:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Choose Your Own Civility
Together we can choose to be better human beings! Explore all the different ways you can choose to be civil as you create buttons, either for yourself or others as friendly reminders. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
09/23/14
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.
09/23/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Healthy Approaches to Weight Control, Reversing Diabetes, and the Best of Health
Neal Barnard, M.D., renowned nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author, discusses the connection between nutrition and health. Dr. Barnard’s clinical research revolutionized the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Learn how to control and even reverse this condition. Discover how the same simple diet changes that benefit diabetes patients also bring a wide range of health benefits, including weight control, lower cholesterol levels, protection from memory loss, and greater vitality. Dr. Barnard reveals a proven method of weight control that relies on food choices rather than starvation diets or gimmicks.

A Well & Wise event. Presented in partnership with Howard County Department of Citizen Services and Office on Aging. (Meet the Author, HCLS Signature Event.)

Registration begins Aug 1.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
09/23/14
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.

Sep 23: Farm-City

No registration required.
09/23/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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The Job Hunter's Guide to the Internet
Master online tools as you search for a new job, exploring the power of social media, USAJobs, and job aggregator sites such as CareerBuilder. Learn how to coordinate an effective job search with job alerts, word clouds, and a strong online presence.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

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