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08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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3D Design
Learn how to use 3D software and create your own design. Learn the basic commands and techniques that will let you begin a lifetime of 3D design. Use our 3D printer to bring your creations to 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.
08/12/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Hovercraft
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you team up with other students to build your very own life-size, functional hovercraft. 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.
08/12/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Augmented Reality
Join us in creating a custom made world that will enable students to learn key augmented reality (AR) principals. Learn how to use live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment and use computer-generated sensory to input data, visuals, etc. in order to modify the visual perception of the environment where students are standing. 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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
12:00 PM
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.
08/12/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Periodic Build
The periodic table is an essential part of any chemistry course. This class is designed to make the periodic table come alive for all students. During this class, teams and students will have a chance to construct elements and gain an understanding of the composition, naming, and placement of elements on the periodic table. 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.
08/12/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Hovercraft
If it's not a boat, plane, or car then what is it? It's a hovercraft! Learn about how these vehicles defy gravity, as you team up with other students to build your very own life-size, functional hovercraft. 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.
08/12/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Ultrasonic Robotics
Learn to use ultrasonic and color sensors to create LEGO® robots that interact with the world around them. Teams will explore the LEGO® NXT coding platform, learn how different types of sensors work, and design robots to compete on the final day of class. 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.
08/12/14
1:00 PM
Elkridge 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. Second Tuesdays; 1 - 3 pm.

No registration required.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia 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 August 4.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7730.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Code-plosion
From A# to ZPL, there are plenty of programming languages, but where do you start? Come join us for a whirlwind tour of some of the most popular coding languages (PHP, Javascript and Python), and see how they are similar and how they are different. We will cover the foundations of programming and explore how each language builds upon them. 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.
08/12/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Weather Balloons
Ever wonder how meteorologists predict storms and detect weather patterns? Join us at HiTech and find out. In this class, students will launch a weather balloon to collect high-altitude video footage and weather data. Don't miss out on the fun! 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.
08/12/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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DNA
Learn about how DNA works and its various applications. 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.
08/12/14
3:30 PM
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.
08/12/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Unity Game Designer
Game development is no longer limited to big budget game design firms. Students now have the opportunity to get hands-on game development experience with Unity, the latest game design software added to the HiTech curriculum. Students will be introduced to the design interface and in-game programming, while creating their own 2D platformer level. 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.
08/12/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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Bungee
Jump into the world of physics and engineering by participating in a class designed to teach students the physics of bungee jumping and test various scenarios using scientific variables. While this innovative class does not permit the actual student to Bungee jump, the coursework uses a personalized approach to allow students to grasp key ideas while allowing their "designated jumper" to take all the risks. 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.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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The Employment Edge
Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism on the job. 2nd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

No registration required.
08/12/14
6:30 PM
Miller Branch

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Finger Painting for Little Ones
Little ones explore their inner artists with finger painting projects. Please dress to get messy. Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/12/14
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.
08/12/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Eclectic Evenings
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm.

Jun 10 - 1984 by George Orwell

Jul 8 - The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Jul 15 - Watch the film and discuss. (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Aug 12 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Aug 19 - Watch the film and discuss. (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

No registration required.
08/12/14
7:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Movin' Up to Middle School
Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial!

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5088.
08/12/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Spark Your Imagination
Use everyday objects to create zombie bees, glo-fish and other fantastic creatures. Ages 9 & up.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/12/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Dudes on Books
Book discussion, 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm. A gentlemanly description of literature. Women welcome, too.

Jun 10 - A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Jul 8 - The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Aug 12 - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

No registration required.
 

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