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Date Event Description
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Language Learners
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm, Central Meeting Room.

No registration required.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
03/31/15
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
03/31/15
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

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

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

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
03/31/15
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

No registration required.
03/31/15
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

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

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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

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

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

Mar 31: Book Bingo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
03/31/15
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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

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

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech Hangout
Drop in to play games, work independently to design a new game, or study the dynamics of game design. Register for all four sessions. No registration required. Ages 11-18.

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

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
03/31/15
4:00 PM
Central Branch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.
 

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