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05/24/13
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.
05/24/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/24/13
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.
05/24/13
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.
05/24/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/24/13
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Fourth Friday Flicks
Bring your friends and family to fourth Friday flicks. All movies rated G or PG. Ages 11-17.

March 22 - Gnomeo & Juliet
April 26 - The Clique
May 24 - Rango

No registration required.
05/24/13
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech
Hang out, mess around and geek out by experiencing the latest technology and software hand-on in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore digital music and video, digital media, and mobile app design as you collaborate with fellow students. Ages 11 - 18. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for a detailed calendar of events.



Funded in part through a federal grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS.
05/24/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks. To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.7700.
05/25/13
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. 10 am - 12 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
05/25/13
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.
05/25/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/25/13
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.
05/25/13
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/26/13
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/26/13
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/26/13
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/26/13
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/26/13
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/26/13
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/13
All Day
Central Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/13
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/13
All Day
Elkridge Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/13
All Day
Glenwood Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/13
All Day
Miller Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/27/13
All Day
Savage Branch

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Library Closed
Memorial Day
05/28/13
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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

No registration required.
05/28/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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The World Around Me: Me And My Family
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Focus on different family members each week through stories and crafts. Multi-week series. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

May 7 - All About Me
May 14 - My Mom and Dad
May 21 - My Sisters and Brothers
May 28 - My Grandma and Grandpa

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/28/13
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.
05/28/13
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Tea and Tomes
Book discussion, two sessions available: 3rd Thursdays or 4th Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Mar 21 or 26 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Apr 18 or 23 - Sister by Rosamund Lupton
May 16 or 28 - Faith by Jennifer Haigh

No registration required.
05/28/13
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.
05/28/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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The World Around Me: Me And My Family
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Focus on different family members each week through stories and crafts. Multi-week series. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

May 7 - All About Me
May 14 - My Mom and Dad
May 21 - My Sisters and Brothers
May 28 - My Grandma and Grandpa

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
05/28/13
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Board Game Club
Laugh, chat, and challenge your friends to a variety of board games. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/28/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Citizenship Test
Learn how to pass the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English is strongly recommended to understand course materials. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
05/28/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Let's Knit Together
Beginners and experts alike, knit and crochet.

No registration required.
05/28/13
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.
05/28/13
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.
05/29/13
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.

No registration required.
05/29/13
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.

No registration required.
05/29/13
3:00 PM
Savage Branch

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HiTech
Hang out, mess around and geek out by experiencing the latest technology and software hand-on in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore digital music and video, digital media, and mobile app design as you collaborate with fellow students. Ages 11 - 18. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events for a detailed calendar of events.



Funded in part through a federal grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS.
05/29/13
4:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks. To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5577.
05/29/13
6:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Baby & Pet Sitter Entrepreneur
Discover how to turn an interest in child or pet care into a profitable enterprise as you learn about marketing, pricing, and education. All participants attend the first three sessions together, then earn a Babysitting Certificate from 4-H or learn about pet care. Ages 13-17. Attend all six sessions: Apr 17, May 8, 15, 22 & 29.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
05/29/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Calling All Volunteers
Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks. To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5577.
05/29/13
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Renew and Reuse
Learn creative ways to reuse common household items. Inspired by William Kamkwamba and his bestseller, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
05/29/13
7:45 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Picture Book Parade
Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

No registration required.
05/30/13
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.
05/30/13
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Board Game Club
Laugh, chat, and challenge your friends to a variety of board games. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
05/30/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The History of the Universe from the Beginning to End
*** New Date ***

Dr. John C. Mather, Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2006; and author of The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe.

The history of the universe in a nutshell, from the Big Bang to now and on to the future - John Mather tells the story of how we got here, how the universe began with a Big Bang, how it could have produced an Earth where sentient beings live, and how those beings are discovering their history. Learn about Einstein's biggest mistake, how Edwin Hubble discovered the expansion of the universe, and how the James Webb Space Telescope may yet find signs of life on future missions.

Mather was Project Scientist for NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, which measured the spectrum (the color) of the Big Bang's heat radiation, discovered hot and cold spots in that radiation, and hunted for the first objects that formed after the great explosion. He explains Einstein's biggest mistake, how Edwin Hubble discovered the expansion of the universe, how the COBE mission was built, and how the COBE data support the Big Bang theory. He also shows NASA's plans for the next great telescope in space, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will look even farther back in time than the Hubble Space Telescope, and peer inside the dusty cocoons where stars and planets are being born today. It is capable of examining Earth-like planets around other stars using the transit technique. Future missions may find signs of life.

Books available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library. A Meet the Author event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/30/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Android and Nook Tablet Training
Bring your Android or Nook Tablet to learn how to browse, check out, and download e-books from HCLS.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
05/30/13
7:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Get Fit with the Boot Camp Girl
Certified personal trainer and yoga instructor Stephanie Dignan teaches how to achieve fitness goals with a series of classes. Come to one or all three. An exercise release form is required for the April session. Please bring a mat or towel. A Well & Wise event.

Click here for the exercise release form for adults 18 and over.

Click here for the exercise release from for children under 18.

Apr 4 - Introduction to yoga
May 9 - Getting fit with limited time for exercise
May 30 - What to eat and what not to eat

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
05/30/13
7:30 PM
Central Branch

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English Conversation Class
Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and understanding in a small group. Thursdays; 7:30 - 8:30 pm, HCLS Project Literacy Resource Center.

No registration required.
 

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