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Date Event Description
08/14/14
10:00 AM
Glenwood 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 6.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
10:30 AM
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
11:30 AM
Glenwood 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 required. Registration begins August 6.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.
08/14/14
12:00 PM
Central Branch

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up Picnic
You've done the reading. You've played the game (or not). Now it's time to relax, discuss, and nosh! Bring a bagged lunch and a recommendation of a favorite book you read this summer. Desserts provided (healthy options available). Ages 11-17.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
6:30 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. Thursdays; 6:30 pm.

Jul 10 - Frozen (PG)
Aug 14 - Monsters University (G)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

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

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Family Movies
Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages.

Jun 5 (6:30 pm) - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG)
Jul 10 (6:30 pm) - Home on the Range (PG) Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day!
Jul 22 (2 pm) - Mary Poppins (G) 50th Anniversary Singalong!
Aug 14 (6:30 pm) - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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.
08/14/14
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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