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Date Event Description
06/14/14
10:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
06/14/14
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.
06/14/14
11:00 AM
Central Branch

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Bookapalooza: Meet the Authors
A book festival for children and teens with author presentations, stories, and crafts. Books available for purchase and signing.

11:00 am - Brian Biggs
11:45 am - Melissa Thomson
12:30 pm - Wendy Wan-Long Shang
1:15 pm  - Wendy Mass
2:00 pm  - Suzanne Supplee


For more information:
2014 Bookapalooza

In partnership with Columbia Festival of the Arts' LakeFest.

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

No registration required.
06/14/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Fizz, Boom, Read: Animals & Plants
Learn about science through stories and activities. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jun 14 - Animals & plants

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/14/14
11:00 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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/14/14
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.
06/14/14
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Brick Science
Join a Bricks 4 Kidz instructor as you experience science with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
06/14/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Fizz, Boom, Read: Animals & Plants
Learn about science through stories and activities. Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jun 14 - Animals & plants

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/14/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
06/14/14
4:30 PM
Miller 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.
06/14/14
4:30 PM
Central 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.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
10:00 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

Jun 16 - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

No registration required.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm. (HCPSS school days only).

No registration required.
06/16/14
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. A Well & Wise event. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

No registration required.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Sci-Fi Fantasy Films
Relax and let your imagination soar. Hang out with friends or make it a family night. Refreshments provided. Ages 11-17.

Jun 16 - The Fifth Element (PG-13)
Jul 21 - Thor: The Dark World (PG-13)
Aug 18 - Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

No registration required.
06/16/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Films to Talk About
Join fellow movie aficionados for vibrant conversations. Borrow the movie from HCLS, watch it ahead of time, then participate in a lively discussion.

Movie: What Maisie Knew (2013)

No registration required.
06/16/14
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.
06/16/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Compost Demonstrations
Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
06/16/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
06/17/14
10:00 AM
Central Branch

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English Language Learners
Learn to read, write, and speak English for everyday life. Beginning level: Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm.

No registration required.
06/17/14
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.
06/17/14
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.
06/17/14
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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
06/17/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Potty Time
Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
06/17/14
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.
06/17/14
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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
06/17/14
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.
06/17/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45-60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/17/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm. (HCPSS school days only).

No registration required.
06/17/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45-60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/17/14
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 - 8:00pm. 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
Jun 3, Jul 8, Aug 12

Family Law Assistance Program
Jun 10 & 17, Jul 15 & 22, Aug 19 & 26

No registration required.
06/17/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Citizenship Test
Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English is strongly recommended to understand course materials. 3rd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
06/17/14
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.
06/17/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Potty Time
Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
06/17/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Bingo
Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! Ages 5 & up; 45-60 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/17/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Everything Book Club
Choose and talk about books from a wide variety of genres and an even wider (and crazier) variety of topics. Ages 11-15.

Jun 17 - All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Jul 15 - Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Aug 19 - For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund

No registration required.
06/17/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Teen Fiction Writing Workshop
Celebrate the power of stories and your imagination in this fun series. Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer's notebook. Hone your skills through peer coaching. Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
06/17/14
7:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Introduction To Portrait Drawing
Learn how to draw and paint portraits, realistic and stylized, with an emphasis on drawing from life, particularly the face. Discuss and explore various materials, techniques, and methods. If you prefer, bring basic drawing materials (pencils, eraser, sketchbook) and a favorite piece of artwork to the first class. Materials provided.

Four-week series; for all skill levels. Attend all sessions. Ages 13-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.
06/18/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
06/18/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Potty Time
Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
11:15 AM
Savage Branch

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

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
06/18/14
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. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm. (HCPSS school days only).

No registration required.
06/18/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Nonfiction
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 18 - The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future by Fawzia Koofi

No registration required.
06/18/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bas Bleu
Book discussion, 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm.

Jun 18 - Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew
Jul 16 - The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
Aug 20 - On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry

No registration required.
06/18/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Crafty Readers
Quilt, knit, and get a sneak peek at books on needlecrafts, including works of fiction. Work on your projects while having fun with other crafty readers. 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

No registration required.
06/18/14
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.
06/18/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Science Club
Explore STEM concepts in this monthly class for science lovers. Ages 11-17. Register for each date separately.

Jun 18 - Cars
Jul 16 - Candy Science (Experiment with various candies.)
Aug 20 - Fizz Boom Bang (Experiment with various kitchen products and Alka-Seltzer.)

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
06/18/14
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.
06/19/14
10:15 AM
Central 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.

Jun 5: Brownie & Pearl
Jun 19: Skippyjon Jones
Jun 26: Maisy
Aug 14: Curious George
Aug 21: Pete the Cat
Aug 25: Pigeon
Aug 28: Three Little Pigs

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/19/14
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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
06/19/14
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.
06/19/14
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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
06/19/14
11:30 AM
Central 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.

Jun 5: Brownie & Pearl
Jun 19: Skippyjon Jones
Jun 26: Maisy
Aug 14: Curious George
Aug 21: Pete the Cat
Aug 25: Pigeon
Aug 28: Three Little Pigs

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/19/14
12:00 PM
Central Branch

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

Jun 19 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Jul 17 - The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
Aug 21 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

No registration required.
06/19/14
12:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Journey Cover to Cover
Book discussion, Thursdays; 12 - 1:30 pm. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks provided.

Jun 19 - How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Jul 17 - Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
Aug 21 - The Lower River by Paul Theroux

No registration required.
06/19/14
3:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Chess Club
Join us for informal chess play. All skill levels welcome. Ages 9-17.

No registration required.
06/19/14
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. Ages 11-17. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 4 pm. (HCPSS school days only).

No registration required.
06/19/14
6:30 PM
Miller 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.
06/19/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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LEGO® Blocks and Games
Build something with LEGO® blocks, or play a game with friends. Ages 6 & up; allow 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/19/14
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.
06/19/14
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.
06/20/14
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.
06/20/14
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.
06/20/14
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.
06/20/14
10:30 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Science Starters
Learn about simple science concepts through stories, songs, and activities. Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

Jun 20: Movement
Jun 27: Colors
Jul 11: Nature
Jul 18: Weather
Jul 25: Sound

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
06/20/14
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.
06/20/14
11:30 AM
Miller Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
 

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