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Date Event Description
10/08/13
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.
10/08/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Go Figure
Explore early math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
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.
10/08/13
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.

No registration required.
10/08/13
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.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
10/08/13
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.
10/08/13
10:30 AM
Glenwood 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/08/13
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Go Figure
Explore early math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
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.
10/08/13
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.

HCLS Savage Branch Express (a temporary location during renovation)
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723
410.880.5975

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
10/08/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
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.

No registration required.
10/08/13
12:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Civil Social Networking
How does social media affect civility? How do your settings affect your privacy and that of others? Discuss the implications of civility and social networking in this workshop. Light refreshments provided or bring a brown bag lunch.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
10/08/13
12:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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ELKs Excellent Reads
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Sep 10 - One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
Oct 8 - The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Nov 12 - You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

No registration required.
10/08/13
1:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Blood Pressure Screening
Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Tuedays; 1-3 pm. Well and Wise event.

No registration required.
10/08/13
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. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
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.
10/08/13
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. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (schools in session days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/08/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood 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.
10/08/13
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. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
4:30 PM
East Columbia 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.
10/08/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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One Smart Cookie
October is National Cookie Month! Enjoy a fresh batch of stories with a cookie tin craft. Ages 4-7; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
6:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

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

Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

Civil Law Center: Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 5

Family Law Assistance Program: Sep 17 & 24, Oct 22 & 29, Nov 12 & 19

No registration required.
10/08/13
6:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Babysitting 101 - *** CANCELLED ***
A University of Maryland Extension-Howard County 4-H instructor teaches child safety, first aid, and strategies to transition a child to bedtime. Participants receive a certificate. Ages 13 & up. Registration required. Must attend all three sessions. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register by calling 410.313.5577.
10/08/13
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.
10/08/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Eclectic Evenings
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Oct 8 - 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Nov 12 - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

No registration required.
10/08/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pageturners
Discussions and activities about selected titles. Theme: Historical Fiction Award Winners. Ages 9-11; 45 min. Register for each session separately. Refreshments.

Sep 17 - A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
Oct 8 - Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Nov 12 - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
10/08/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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A Night Under the Stars
Share the wonder of the night skies. Telescopes and expertise provided by Howard County Astronomical League. For families; allow 30 min. Rain date: Oct 9.

No registration required.
10/08/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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One Smart Cookie
October is National Cookie Month! Enjoy a fresh batch of stories with a cookie tin craft. Ages 4-7; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/08/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dudes on Books
A gentlemanly discussion of literature. Women welcome, too. 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 10 - Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Oct 8 - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Nov 12 - Everyman by Philip Roth

No registration required.

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