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Date Event Description
10/18/13
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Arduino Microcontrollers
We are surrounded by electronics but do we know how they work? Learn how to code and assemble an Arduino Music Box while learning about the basics of electronics, computer progroming, and input/output hardware components. Build a music box to play songs through a small speaker. 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.
10/18/13
10:00 AM
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.
10/18/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

Oct 4 - Maisy
Oct 11 - Max & Ruby
Oct 18 - Clifford
Oct 25 - Tacky the Penguin

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
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.

No registration required.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
11:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Chemistry in the Library
Energy: Now and Forever!
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments as you explore chemistry and energy with a focus on sustainable resources. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
10/18/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

Oct 4 - Maisy
Oct 11 - Max & Ruby
Oct 18 - Clifford
Oct 25 - Tacky the Penguin

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
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.

No registration required.
10/18/13
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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3D Design and Modeling
Learn how to us 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. 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.
10/18/13
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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The Colors of Fall
The Split Rail Garden Club discusses how trees produce beautiful leaves that make autumn so colorful, with a craft. Ages 5-7; 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/18/13
2:00 PM
Central 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. Ticket required. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/18/13
2:45 PM
Miller Branch

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The Colors of Fall
The Split Rail Garden Club discusses how trees produce beautiful leaves that make autumn so colorful, with a craft. Ages 5-7; 30 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/18/13
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Rockin' Library
Learn to play guitar, drums, keyboard, and sing by playing Rocksmith on Xbox 360 and Rockband 3 with Pro Instruments on Wii. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/18/13
3:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Chemistry in the Library
Energy: Now and Forever!
Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments as you explore chemistry and energy with a focus on sustainable resources. Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/18/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Discovering Great Artists: Frida Kahlo
Learn about the life and methods of history's greatest artists, then use their techniques to create a piece of art. Ages 6-11; 45 min. (Ho. Co. schools closed.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/18/13
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.
10/18/13
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.
10/19/13
10:00 AM
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.
10/19/13
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.
10/19/13
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.

No registration required.
10/19/13
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.
10/19/13
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.

No registration required.
10/19/13
2:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Beyond the Pumpkin
Pumpkins are fun to decorate, along with many other fall vegetables. Make creative faces and creatures with an assortment of veggies and fruits. Adults and teens.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
10/19/13
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Sloppy Saturdays
Seasonally themed crafts. Ages 5-10; 20 min. Register for each session separately.

Sep 28 - Farmyard (Farm-City)
Oct 19 - Halloween
Nov 23 - Thanksgiving

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Morning Books with Coffee
Book discussion, 3rd Mondays; 10 - 11 am.

Sep 16 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Oct 21 - Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
Nov 18 - The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar

No registration required.
10/21/13
10:15 AM
Central 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.
10/21/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
11:30 AM
Central 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.
10/21/13
12:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Box Lunch
Book discussion; Mondays, 12 - 1 pm. Meets at 50+ Center.

Sep 9 - The Pearl Diver by Jeff Talarigo
Oct 21 - An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer
Nov 18 - When Tito Loved Clara by Jon Michaud

No registration required.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
3:30 PM
Glenwood 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. 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Well and Wise event.

No registration required.
10/21/13
4:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Inspiring Illustrators
Learn how pictures tell and enhance stories, by reading and discussing the works of selected illustrators. Then apply form, color, texture, and imagination to create an art project. Ages 6 & up; 60 min. Register for each session separately.

Sep 23 - Ezra Jack Keats
Oct 21 - Yuyi Morales
Nov 18 - Paul Goble

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Cryptography 101
Learn various techniques for secure communication as practiced in Edgar Allen Poe's The Gold-bug, including ciphers, invisible ink, and recipes. Ages 11-17. An Edgar Allan Poe event. Part of Teen Read Week.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
10/21/13
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.

No registration required.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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The Contagious Intelligence Project
Get your geek on with this fun, interactive science series! Each session includes video clips, technology, hands-on experiments, and group activities. Ages 11-17. Register for each session separately.

Sep 16 - Electricity
Oct 21 - Trajectory
Nov 18 - Magnetism

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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How To Take Care of Your Well and Septic System
Master Gardener Kent Phillips and Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator Dr. Herb Reed teach Bay-Wise well and septic system maintenance. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Game Night
Meet and compete with friends. Refreshments. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
10/21/13
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.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Writer's Group
Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback.

No registration required.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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First Look Committee
Be among the first to read exciting new books before they are published! Discuss and recommend favorites to the Library. Service learning hours available. Ages 12-16.

No registration required.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Graphic Novels 101
Are you interested in creating a great manga or graphic novel from start to finish? This hands-on workshop includes character design, story planning, page layouts, and dynamic drawings. If possible, bring basic drawing materials and a favorite manga or graphic novel to the first session. Ages 13-17.

Sep 23 & 30, Oct 21 & 28, Nov 4

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Literary Explorers Club
Book discussion, Mondays; 7 - 8 pm.

Sep 9 - The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Oct 21 - The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Nov 18 - The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

No registration required.
10/21/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Asian American Literature
Book discussion, 3rd Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm (new location).

Sep 16 - Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Oct 21 - A Free Life by Ha Jin
Nov 18 - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

No registration required.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Hovercrafts - Basics of Engineering & Physics
(2-day session) Come and learn the basics of engineering by working with others to build a team miniature hovercraft that operates. Enter your hovercraft in the HiTech Hovercraft Race! Down miss out on the fun! 2-day session: Oct 22 & 29. Registration required. Ages 11-18.

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.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects to celebrate Farm-City, fall, and Halloween. Please dress in clothes that can get messy.

Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/22/13
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.
10/22/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Meet the Author: Vaddey Ratner
A survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, Vaddey Ratner wrote The New York Times bestseller In the Shadow of the Banyan.

A descendant of King Sisowath, Ratner and her mother escaped Cambodia in 1979, although many family members perished. Based on that childhood experience, her debut novel explores the unbreakable bonds of family and the power of stories to transcend loss and suffering. Selected as a finalist for both the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2013 Indies Choice Book of the Year, In the Shadow of the Banyan was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and appears on multiple lists of the best books of 2012, including The Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews.

Presented in partnership with HoCoPoLitSo.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/22/13
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Ravin' About Poe
Discover the eerie world of Edgar Allan Poe through crafts and activities. Ages 8 - 12; 30- 45 min.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/23/13
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; 30 min.

No registration required.
10/23/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/23/13
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.
10/23/13
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.
10/23/13
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Mini Milestones
Prepare your toddler as you learn about some mini-milestones. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/23/13
11:00 AM
Miller 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.
10/23/13
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.
10/23/13
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; 30 min.

No registration required.
10/23/13
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.
10/23/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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The World Around Me
A class exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/23/13
2:00 PM
Miller 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.
10/23/13
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.
10/23/13
4:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Making Mindstorms Robots (Location: Savage Express Branch)
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.

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 410.880.5975.
10/23/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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New and True
Get first dibs at the latest and greatest nonfiction books. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/23/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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New and True
Get first dibs at the latest and greatest nonfiction books. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/23/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Teen Investor
Create and manage a simulated stock portfolio with expert assistance. Students learn how to pick stocks to maximize returns. Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
10/23/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Pumpkin Decorating
Decorate a pumpkin as we celebrate fall in the Enchanted Garden. Registration and signed release form required. Ages 11-17.

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*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/23/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge 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.
10/23/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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College Applications & Essays
Expert Erin Matthews assists students with essays, allowing time to work on introductory paragraphs and providing feedback. Get help just in time for early decision deadlines in early November!

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
10/23/13
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.
10/24/13
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Pins and Needles
Bring the projects you'd love to finish! All stitchers welcome.

No registration required.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
10:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Let's Play
Explore early childhood concepts with toys and activities. Ages 2-5. Allow 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
4:30 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Fly Guy Fun
Buzz by for fly facts, stories, and a craft. Ages 4-7; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/24/13
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Discover the joys of gardening in fall. Learn about ecology, plant a fall garden crop, and help maintain beds in the Enchanted Garden. Be prepared to get your hands dirty while growing healthy habits.

Ages 9-11; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session.
Download the release form for Oct 24.

Sep 12 - Nature's Balancing Act
Sep 26 - Howard County Habitats
Oct 10 - Trees, Leaves, and Bark
Oct 24 - Bats: Furry, Flying Friends
Nov 7 - Winter in the Garden
Nov 21 - Birds in our Backyard

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/24/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Employment Edge
Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism on the job. Presented by Howard County Office of Workforce Development.

No registration required.
10/24/13
6:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Entrepreneur: Baby Sitting & Pet Care
Discover how to turn an interest in children or pets into a profitable enterprise as you learn about marketing, pricing, and education. All participants attend the first three sessions, then either earn a babysitting certificate from 4-H or learn about pet care. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
10/24/13
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Scaredy Squirrel & Friends
Celebrate Squirrel Awareness Month with stories and activities. Ages 5-8; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
10/24/13
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Fly Guy Fun
Buzz by for fly facts, stories, and a craft. Ages 4-7; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
10/24/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Grant Seeking Basics
Learn how to seek a grant, identify partners, and find resources. Cosponsored and presented by the Foundation Center.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/24/13
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, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
10/24/13
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Anime Club
Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and enter a drawing to win prizes! Ages 13-17.

No registration required.
10/24/13
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.
10/24/13
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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