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Date Event Description
12/16/13
All Day
East Columbia Branch

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Fairy Tale Week Scavenger Hunt
Where did all our favorite fairy tale characters go? Drop in during Fairy Tale Week for a scavenger hunt to find the hidden characters and win a prize. Clue sheets available at the Children's Research Desk. Ages 5-11.

No registration required.
12/16/13
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.
12/16/13
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

Dec 16 - Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Jan 27 - The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
Feb 24 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

No registration required.
12/16/13
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Just For Me
Ages 3-5; 30 min. For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ticket required. Part of Fairy Tales Week.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Frosty Twist and Shout
Winter songs and movement for little ones. Ages 0-5; 30 min. (Holiday Fun event.)

No registration required.
12/16/13
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Healthy Kids
Explore simple health concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Mondays, Dec 2 - 16. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ticket required. Part of Fairy Tales Week.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Frosty Twist and Shout
Winter songs and movement for little ones. Ages 0-5; 30 min. (Holiday Fun event.)

No registration required.
12/16/13
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Just For Me
Ages 3-5; 30 min. For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Healthy Kids
Explore simple health concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Mondays, Dec 2 - 16. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
1:30 PM
East Columbia Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. Ticket required. Part of Fairy Tales Week.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
12/16/13
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. Refreshments. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm (school days only). Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
12/16/13
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. Well and Wise event.

No registration required.
12/16/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Standing Up to SAT's Math!
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. (3 day session) Grades 11-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

Mon, Dec 2 (4-6pm)
Mon, Dec 9 (4-6pm)
Mon, Dec 16 (4-6pm)

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/16/13
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Epidemic: Infectious Diseases
Learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/16/13
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Holiday Sing Along
Sing songs to celebrate the holidays. All ages; 30 min. (Holiday Fun event.)

No registration required.
12/16/13
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 HCLS. Service learning hours available. Ages 12-16.

No registration required.
12/16/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow e-Books from HCLS (iPad)
Bring your iPad to learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
12/16/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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

No registration required.
12/16/13
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Asian American Literature
Book discussion, 7 - 8:30 pm.

Dec 16 - Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Jan 27 - The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim

No registration required.

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