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08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
10:30 AM
Central 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 30.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.
08/07/14
11:00 AM
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Hands-Only CPR
Learn the proper techniques to administer life-saving CPR. Taught by Howard County Fire and Rescue Services. A Well & Wise class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Super Scientists
Gather information on the lives of these science superheroes, then create a memento. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jul 10 - Leonardo Da Vinci: Artist and Inventor
Jul 31 - Benjamin Banneker: Mathematician and Astronomer
Aug 7 - Albert Einstein: Physicist
Aug 14 - Sylvia Earle: Oceanographer

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/07/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Bubble Science
Pop over for a bubbly exploration of soap, water, and air, and learn why bubbles are studied by scientists, modeled by mathematicians, and adored by artists and writers! Ages 6 & up; 60 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5085.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
3:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Balloon Science
Explore simple science concepts through balloon experiments and activities. Ages 7-10; 45 min.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
4:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Be a part of the garden this summer and help it grow. Learn gardening basics, grow healthy habits, and have fun with friends.Ages 9-11; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session.

Aug 7: Magnificent Monarchs
Learn the story of one of nature's most amazing creatures and what we can do to help its survival. Perhaps one might visit our garden!

Download the August 7 release form.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
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.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Hands-Only CPR
Learn the proper techniques to administer life-saving CPR. Taught by Howard County Fire and Rescue Services. A Well & Wise class.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Balloon Science
Explore simple science concepts through balloon experiments and activities. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Registration required.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller 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.

1st Thursdays; 7-8pm.
Jun 5 - Gojira Godzilla (1954)
Jul 3 - In the Loop (2009)
Aug 7 - Side Effects (2013)

No registration required.
08/07/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Bugs in the Garden
Of the nearly one million insects in the world, only about one percent are pests. Aylene Gard reviews the beneficial insects that visit our gardens, as well as the pests. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/07/14
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.

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