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01/04/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/04/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/04/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/04/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/04/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/04/14
1:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Black Fiction
Book discussion, 1st Saturdays; 1- 2:30 pm.

Dec 7 - Freeman by Leonard Pitts
Jan 4 - Elsewhere, California by Dana Johnson
Feb 1 - The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman

No registration required.
01/04/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Bonjour! Hello!
Stories and songs in French and English. Ages 3-6 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/04/14
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Saturday Scrapbooking
Bring your projects to work on while sharing ideas with other scrapbookers.

No registration required.
01/04/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Block Party: Fun with LEGO® Blocks
Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. Ages 5 & up; 90 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/04/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

Dec 7 - Holiday
Jan 4 - Winter
Feb 8 - Valentines

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
01/04/14
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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High School Robotics Challenge
Would you like to be part of a HiTech team that builds a robot for the Regional IEEE Robot Challenge in Baltimore April 5 and 6? High School students who register for this team, will be expected to attend all meetings (no more than 3 absences will be permitted).

The HiTech IEEE Robot Challenge Team is geared to engage High School boys and girls in a 2 to 4 month activity that closely resembles the type of work an engineering graduate would be doing in the "real world." The team will build a two leg robot and compete against others in the region at the two day challenge at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Teams will race their robots against others. HiTech's Engineering Team will also have to create a written report detailing their project and make an oral presentation to a group of judges from the local engineering community.

For more information, visit robotchallenge.com.

Sessions (15 total):
East Columbia Branch

Sat, Jan 4 (10-12 pm)
Fri, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 (3-6pm)
Sat, Jan 25 (10-12pm)
Fri, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 (4-6pm)
Sat, Feb 22 (4-6pm)
Fri, Mar 7
Wed, Mar 19, 26 (4-6pm)
Wed, Apr 2 (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.
01/05/14
1:00 PM
Central Branch

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Game Time
Meet and compete with friends. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/05/14
1:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Building a Mars Rover (4-Day Class)
This session is based on NASA's Curiosity Rover, which is searching for signs of life on Mars. Come to HiTech Robotics and design and build your own autonomous rover. Ages 11-18. Every Sunday in January. Registration required. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 4 days.

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.
01/05/14
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Tabletop Titans: Wargames 101
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the art and strategy of tabletop wargaming! This class explores Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles. Learn the basics of assembling an army, hobby skills, combat rules, then join others in battle! Refreshments. Ages 14 and up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
01/06/14
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.
01/06/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Twist & Shout: Snowballs!
Musical fun and movement for preschoolers and their grown-ups. Ages 2-3 with adult.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
01/06/14
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.
01/06/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/06/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/06/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Twist & Shout: Snowballs!
Musical fun and movement for preschoolers and their grown-ups. Ages 2-3 with adult.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
01/06/14
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.
01/06/14
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/06/14
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.
01/06/14
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.
01/06/14
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Standing Up to SAT's Math! (3-Day Class)
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our 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 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended. 3-Day class: Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 21. When you register, you will automatically be registered for all 3 days.

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.
01/06/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Computer Basics
Learn to use a mouse, surf the Internet, create an email account, and complete online job applications. 1st Mondays; 6:30 - 8 pm.

No registration required.
01/06/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/06/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Move with Games
Exercise while competing with your friends on the Wii or XBox Kinect. Healthy snack provided. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/06/14
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.
01/06/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Pages from the Past
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jan 6 - Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Feb 3 - Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

No registration required.
01/06/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Contemporary Literature
Book discussion, 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Dec 2 - The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Jan 6 - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
Feb 3 - The King's Speech by Mark Logue

No registration required.
01/06/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Guided Meditation-*** CANCELED ***
Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Star Ferguson-Gooden, M.Ac., L.Ac. A Well & Wise event.

In addition to her Master's degree in Acupuncture, Star Ferguson-Gooden holds a professional certificate in Energetic Healing and is faculty at Tai Sophia Institute. She and her husband co-own their practice, Sage Center for Wellness, in historic Ellicott City.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
01/06/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/07/14
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.
01/07/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/07/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/07/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/07/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/07/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/07/14
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.
01/07/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/07/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/07/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/07/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/07/14
2:00 PM
Miller 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.
01/07/14
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.
01/07/14
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
01/07/14
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.
01/07/14
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. Contact Circuit Court Law Librarian Sandy Brewer at 410.313.2135 with questions.

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.

Civil Law Center: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4

Family Law Assistance Program: Dec 10 & 17, Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 18

No registration required.
01/07/14
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. 1st Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Presented by Howard County Office of Workforce Development.

No registration required.
01/07/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
01/07/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Good Reads
Book discussion, 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Dec 3 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Jan 7 - Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
Feb 4 - The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

No registration required.
01/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow e-Books from HCLS (Kindle)
Bring your Kindle 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.
01/07/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Book-n-Chat
Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
01/08/14
10:15 AM
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.

No registration required.
01/08/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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Winter 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.
01/08/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/08/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge 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.

No registration required.
01/08/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/08/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Healthy Kids
Explore simple health concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
01/08/14
11:15 AM
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.

No registration required.
01/08/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge 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.

No registration required.
01/08/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/08/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Winter 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.
01/08/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/08/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Life's Last Records
Death records yield interesting information about previous generations. Dottie Aleshire, instructor at the Family History Center in Ellicott City, discusses how to find and use obituaries, newspaper notices, and interment records.

Cosponsored by Howard County Genealogical Society and Howard County Historical Society.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
01/08/14
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.
01/08/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Un-Book Club
We pick the topic. You bring favorite books to share! Ages 8-10; 60 min. Refreshments.

Dec 11 - Awesome People (biographies)
Jan 8 - What's Next? (series)
Feb 12 - How Cool! (non-fiction)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
01/08/14
7:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Mystery
Book discussion, 2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Dec 11 - And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
Jan 8 - The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
Feb 12 - The Golden Egg by Donna Leon

Temporary Location: Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

No registration required.
01/08/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Bring your favorite stuffed friend to listen to bedtime stories, then leave your friend at the library for a sleepover. Stuffed animals, along with photos of their nighttime adventures, are available for pickup the next morning. Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/08/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Mother-Daughter Book Club
Mothers and daughters choose books to read and discuss together. Ages 7-9; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
01/08/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge 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.
01/08/14
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.
01/09/14
10:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Thursday Tech Talk
Drop in to talk with HCLS instructors about specialized online research tools, the Internet, HCLS catalog, and other tech tools. 2nd Thursdays; 10 - 11 am.

No registration required.
01/09/14
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.
01/09/14
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/09/14
10:15 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/09/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/09/14
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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/09/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

Location:
Savage Branch Express
8851 Gorman Road, Ste. 102
Laurel, MD 20723

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.880.5975.
01/09/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/09/14
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.
01/09/14
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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

No registration required.
01/09/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Discover the joys of gardening. Learn gardening basics and 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 Jan 9.

Dec 5   Naturally beautiful crafts
Jan 9   Ch - Ch - Ch - Chia!
Feb 13  Container garden decorating

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
01/09/14
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

Dec 12 (6:30 pm) - The Polar Express (G)
Dec 26 (2 pm) - Monsters University (G) Ho. Co. schools closed
Jan 9 (6:30 pm) - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1977 (G)
Feb 13 (6:30 pm) - Lady and the Tramp (G)

No registration required.
01/09/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Make Money Selling on eBay
Learn best practices for selecting, photographing, listing, and shipping items on eBay. Bring your smartphone or laptop for hands-on instruction.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
01/09/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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LEGO® Wars
150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
01/09/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/09/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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ELK Starters
Discuss fun, fast-paced stories for young readers, designed to inspire reading. Ages 7-8; 60 min. Refreshments.

Dec 12 - Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
Jan 9 - The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
Feb 13 - How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
01/09/14
7:15 PM
Glenwood Branch

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You Can Run, Too! (held at Community Center)
Meet Betty Smith, record holder for the most miles (89) in 48 hours run by a woman between 70 - 74 years old. Smith discusses how proper posture, strengthening exercises, balance, and relaxation have allowed her to run ultra marathons without injury.

Stephanie Dignan, founder of The Boot Camp Girl, LLC, also offers advice for reaching your fitness goals. Ages 14 and up. Well & Wise event.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.
01/09/14
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.
01/10/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

Dec 20 - Sing a fairy tale
Jan 10 - Scarves
Feb 10 - Jim Gill

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/10/14
10:15 AM
Miller 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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/10/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/10/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/10/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/10/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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All Together Now
All ages; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

No registration required.
01/10/14
11:30 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

Dec 20 - Sing a fairy tale
Jan 10 - Scarves
Feb 10 - Jim Gill

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/10/14
11:30 AM
Miller 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.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
01/10/14
11:30 AM
Central Branch

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Play Partners
Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

No registration required.
01/10/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Crafternoons
Get creative after school turning trash into treasure. Ages 11-17.

No registration required.
01/10/14
4:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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High School Robotics Challenge
Would you like to be part of a HiTech team that builds a robot for the Regional IEEE Robot Challenge in Baltimore April 5 and 6? High School students who register for this team, will be expected to attend all meetings (no more than 3 absences will be permitted).

The HiTech IEEE Robot Challenge Team is geared to engage High School boys and girls in a 2 to 4 month activity that closely resembles the type of work an engineering graduate would be doing in the "real world." The team will build a two leg robot and compete against others in the region at the two day challenge at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Teams will race their robots against others. HiTech's Engineering Team will also have to create a written report detailing their project and make an oral presentation to a group of judges from the local engineering community.

For more information, visit robotchallenge.com.

Sessions (15 total):
East Columbia Branch

Sat, Jan 4 (10-12 pm)
Fri, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 (3-6pm)
Sat, Jan 25 (10-12pm)
Fri, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 (4-6pm)
Sat, Feb 22 (4-6pm)
Fri, Mar 7
Wed, Mar 19, 26 (4-6pm)
Wed, Apr 2 (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.
01/10/14
4:30 PM
Elkridge 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.

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