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Date Event Description
10/17/13
10:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Journey Cover to Cover
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 10 - 11:30 am.

Sep 19 - The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Oct 17 - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Nov 21 - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

No registration required.
10/17/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
For children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
10/17/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Sing Along
Celebrate the music of a well-known children's musician as you dance, play, and sing-along. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Oct 17 - Jim Gill
Nov 21 - Hap Palmer

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/17/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
10/17/13
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 410.313.0760.
10/17/13
10:30 AM
Elkridge 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.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/17/13
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Tea and Tomes
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Sep 19 - You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
Oct 17 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Nov 21 - Doc by Mary Doria Russell

No registration required.
10/17/13
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 410.313.0760.
10/17/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
For children and adults to enjoy together. All ages; 30 min.

No registration required.
10/17/13
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Sing Along
Celebrate the music of a well-known children's musician as you dance, play, and sing-along. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Oct 17 - Jim Gill
Nov 21 - Hap Palmer

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/17/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
10/17/13
12:00 PM
Central Branch

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Noontime Books
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm.

Oct 17 - In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
Nov 21 - The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

No registration required.
10/17/13
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Using Javascript
Have fun learning the basics of JavaScript. You will create games and interactive websites. Absolutely no experience required. Ages 11-18. Registration required.

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 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Fall Into Crafts
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. Allow 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools close early.)

No registration required.
10/17/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black-Eyed Susan Award
Maryland has a students' choice book award! Check out the nominees for 2013-2014. Make a bookmark and a small book to record your favorites.

Ages 5-10. 2 - 4 pm; allow 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools close early)

No registration required.
10/17/13
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Making Mindstorms Robots
(2-day session) Learn how to build and program a Mindstorm Robot. Develop programs to make your team's robot move and perform a variety of functions. Ages 11-18.

2-day session:
Thurs Oct 17: 2 - 4 pm
Fri Oct 18: 10 am - 12 pm

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 410.313.7700.
10/17/13
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.
10/17/13
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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That's Drawsome!: Eric Carle
Enjoy the artwork of illustrator Eric Carle, then try your hand at drawing like the artist! Ages 5-8; 60 min. (Ho. Co. schools close early.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/17/13
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Paper Football Tournament
Wear your favorite football jersey and play in a paper football tournament. Bring a paper football or make one when you arrive. Practice good sportsmanship as you compete to see who will be crowned the paper football champion. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
3:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Sunflower Harvest
Measure how tall our sunflowers grew and help harvest sunflower seeds from the Garden's sunflower patch. Make a bird feeder filled with sunflower seeds from the Enchanted Garden. If you grew sunflowers this summer, bring your finest sunflower head or a picture. (Ho. Co. schools close early.)

Ages 7-9; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required. Download the release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Readers' Circle
Drop-in after school to share books you love. Ages 8 & up; 30 - 45 min.

No registration required.
10/17/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Game Logic First Steps in GameMaker
(2-day session) Come and learn about game design theory that features practical examples of how this can be applied to making games. Join others in the creation of games using a drag and drop interface. No programming required. Registration required.

2-day session:
Thu Oct 17: 4-6pm
Fri Oct 18: 4-6pm

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 410.313.7700.
10/17/13
4:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Putting It All Together with Simple Machines
Experiment with all six simple machines to build a complex contraption in the Rube Goldberg tradition. Ages 9-10; 60 min.

For more information about the Rube Goldberg Challenge at HCLS, click here.

Rube Goldberg & Simple Machines
Explore the physics and fun of simple machines while creating cool contraptions.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/17/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Standing Up to SAT's Math!
(3-day session) The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our pilot 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 11-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

3-day session:
Thu Oct 17: 4 - 6 pm
Fri Oct 18: 4 - 6 pm
Sat Oct 19: 10 am - 11:30 am

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 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Masque of the Red Death Redux
The set: The annual Poe Historical Society Halloween masque ball.
The problem: A guest is murdered!
The play: Race against the clock to learn the identity of the murderer while painting domino masks and learning Poe trivia.

Collect your formal invitation and character sheet at the Elkridge Branch customer service desk. Refreshments. Ages 11-17. An Edgar Allan Poe event. Part of Teen Read Week.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
10/17/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
On October 3, 1849, celebrated author Edgar Allan Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore, "in great distress...and in need of immediate assistance." He died four days later at Washington College Hospital, and the mystery surrounding his condition and death has gripped the American psyche ever since. Jeff Korman, Manager of the Maryland State Library Resource Center, illuminates the circumstances surrounding Poe's death and its aftermath.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
10/17/13
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.
10/17/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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New Release Cinema
View a critically acclaimed new release DVD on a large screen. Titles to be announced. Email robert.lockett@hclibrary.org to receive announcements.

October 17 - New Release Cinema will heave ho the pirate thriller A Hijacking, in which a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates. Doors open at 6:30pm. Free popcorn and soda will be available. Refreshments will not be served after the start of the movie. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

No registration required.
10/17/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Trivia Night
Enjoy a fun-filled night of trivia, featuring five rounds of ten questions each. Form your own team or come alone and join a team with other trivia night participants.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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In-beTween Book Club
Get together with other tweens and discuss great books. Ages 10-13; 60 min. Register for each session separately.

Sep 19 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Oct 17 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Nov 21 - Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Civility for the Soul: Caring for Yourself in A Chaotic World
In an environment where we must do more with less, we may not have time to nurture and be kind to ourselves. We're often mentally and physically drained because we can't get it all done. Discover tools to identify your optimal work-life needs and priorities, along with strategies to enhance your well-being and happiness.

Presented by Yvonne Everett, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services, Howard Community College (HCC); and Kimberly McNair, Director of Student Conduct and Executive Associate to the Vice President of Student Services, HCC. In partnership with Howard Community College.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/17/13
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.
 

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