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08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Code Exploration
Anybody can program! It doesn't take a math genius or a computer wiz to program computers. This class aims to introduce computer programming to students who haven't tried programming before. We will guide students through the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities to peak their interest in this exciting STEM field. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Music Technology
Are you interested in learning to record and produce your own music? If so, then look no further! Sign up and learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering at HiTech's new studio space. You will get hands-on experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. We encourage students to bring their own instruments (that includes your voice), and collaborate with others on a song or project. Individual projects are also perfectly acceptable. The space is yours for music creation and freedom, but you have to register. See you there! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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CyberSecurity Camp
Participants engage in hands-on activities and learn about the broad field of cybersecurity. They learn to apply basic security concepts through gaming, modeling and simulation development, robotics, digital forensics, cryptography, system vulnerability and cyberethics, safety and security exercises, while investigating exciting careers that interconnect the fields of science, math, technology, engineering and computer security. No experience necessary.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Carver Science!
Join us in exploring the life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver, a celebrated botanist, agronomist, chemist, biochemical engineer, and inventor. Re-explore and test the experiments performed by George Washington Carver. The class will focus on scientific methods and practices that are applicable to school coursework. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
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.

No registration required.
08/05/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Small Science
Stories and a hands-on experiment. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Register for each class separately.

Jul 8:   Bubble fun
Jul 15:  Sink or float?
Jul 22:  Summer snow
Jul 29:  Buggy science
Aug 5:  Powerful potions
Aug 12: Flight

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/05/14
10:30 AM
Glenwood Branch

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

No registration required.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
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.

No registration required.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Catapult
As engineering has evolved, so has technology. In this class, you will explore the engineering history of the catapult. Build and test your very own catapult, while learning the timeless concepts of how they function. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Curie, Radiology, and Pathology Fury
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the Nobel Prize winning Scientist Marie Curie. Learn about her life as well as her discovery of two chemical elements. Discover the importance of radiation in medical treatments and pathology. Perform experiments to demonstrate key concepts that Dr. Curie taught her students. Explore how her scientific findings relate to current day medicine and everyday life! Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Try This at Home, Too!
Explore simple science, engineering, and math concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-11; 45 min. Ticket required.

Mondays & Tuesdays
Jun 23 & 24:   Tangrams
Jun 30 & Jul 1: Bubbles (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 7 & 8:        Food Science (using various food products)
Jul 14 & 15:     Crystals (using dish detergent and Borax)
Jul 21 & 22:     Weather
Jul 28 & 29:     Robots
Aug 4 & 5:       LEGO® Engineering
Aug 11 & 12:    Architecture (using marshmallows)

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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6, 5, 4, Stories Galore
For children ages 4-6 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Quadrotor Flight Controller
Introduction to Quadrotor Flight: The purpose of the class is to introduce students to quadcopters through hand-on learning. We will investigate the physics behind multirotor liftoff, stabilization, direction of flight, and landing the aircraft. Students will work in teams to assemble the propulsion system and wire the flight controller and power system. Students will hone their flight skills through a flight simulator before flight testing their builds in the final class. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Programming with C++
The purpose of the class is to introduce students to C++, one of many high-level programming languages. We will cover C++ basics such as variables, assignments, input and output, data types, expressions, and program style. Students will work individually to create their own C++ program, allowing them to apply the concepts they will learn. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Middle School Robotics Challenge
Join us at HiTech and participate in the Middle School Robotics Challenge! Each team will build and program a robot that will complete a difficult obstacle course. If your team's robot is the first to finish the race, you win! Grades 6-8 only.

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 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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H20 + You = Bio World Exploration
This class is designed to explain the bio concerns of the world to our neighborhood from a perspective of water utilization, retention, and repurpose. Students in this class will explore the Bio friendly aspects of the newly renovated HCLS Savage branch and STEM Education Center, the students' own neighborhoods, personal habits, and work in teams to develop other solutions for a better more healthier world. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood 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.
08/05/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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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 IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/05/14
4:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Fact Finders Book Club
Check out the non-fiction call numbers of the month, then discuss your selection and participate in a theme related activity. Ages 7-9; 45 min.

Jun 24 - Space: J 523.4 & J 629.4
Jul 15 - Ancient History: J 932 - J 938
Aug 5  - Biography: JB

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/05/14
4:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 29.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/05/14
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.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 29.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Let's Crochet And Knit
Beginners and experts alike, crochet one week, knit the next.

Crochet: Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 5

Knit: Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 19

No registration required.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Book Club Bonanza
Share favorite books, book club tips, and discussion ideas. Discover exciting HCLS literary classes and events. Win books and door prizes at this event. Enter a drawing for monthly prizes and a fabulous grand prize. An Adult Summer Reading Club class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/05/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Kindergarten, Here We Come
Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration begins July 28.

Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

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