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Date Event Description
08/16/14
10:00 AM
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.
08/16/14
10:00 AM
Glenwood Branch

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Ask A Master Gardener
Discuss gardening questions and concerns. 3rd Saturdays; 10 am - 12 pm. University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardeners.

No registration required.
08/16/14
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.
08/16/14
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.
08/16/14
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.
08/16/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Crop Swap
Do you have an abundance of vegetables from your garden? Let's crop swap! Bring homegrown produce to trade for something new and delicious. Share growing tips and favorite varieties. Families welcome. Leftovers donated to the Howard County Food Bank. Set up from 11 - 11:30 am, swap from 11:30 am - 12 pm.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/16/14
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.
08/16/14
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.
08/16/14
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.
08/16/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Maryland Native Species
Who says you have to travel to a foreign country to find amazing animals? Many intriguing animals live in your own backyard! Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile and get to see (and touch) some special hometown heroes. Ages 6-12; 50 min. Space is limited. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/16/14
2:00 PM
Glenwood Branch

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Saturday Scrapbooking
Bring your projects to work on while sharing ideas with other scrapbookers.

No registration required.
08/16/14
3:00 PM
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.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
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 funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
10:00 AM
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 funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Computer Illustration
Whether you dream of being the next Marc Jacobs of fashion, the Jon Ivie of product design, or Leonardo DaVinci, you will need to know how to turn your ideas into reality. Take the first steps by learning how to use Adobe Illustrator to create images, fashion ideas, and more to start building an image portfolio. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the fun. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
10:15 AM
Miller 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.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms love.

No registration required.
08/18/14
11:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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Wiggleworms
Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms love.

No registration required.
08/18/14
11:30 AM
Miller 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.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
12:00 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 The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the fun. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
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 funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
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 funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Aero
In this class, students will gain an understanding of what aerospace engineering is, what some important concepts in the field are, and how to use the engineering design process to complete a task. Students will learn about the laws of physics, what makes vehicles fly, the structures required in such vehicles, and how orbits are used in space travel. The students will have the opportunity to use the design process to complete two tasks: to build an aluminum tower that can withstand significant force, and to safely land a rover (represented as an egg) on the ground from a specified height. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
2:00 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 The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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 funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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TurnItUp for Testing
Join us for this pilot class that is designed to help HiTech students learn about different test taking techniques, including preparation and in the moment techniques. The class will also focus on students' perceptions and realities about taking tests. Ages 11-18.

HiTech is funded in part by a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/18/14
5:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Enchanted Garden Youth Corps
WANTED: Enchanted Garden Youth Volunteers! If you like to dig, weed, plant, harvest, learn about gardening, and meet new people, the Enchanted Garden needs you. No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, and a commitment to help our garden grow. Meet every Monday afternoon for the summer (weather permitting). Register for the entire series and plan to attend at least half of our meetings.

Ages 11-14; 60 min. Registration required once for the series of classes. Signed release form required for each class.

Download the release forms:
Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 23, and Jun 30
Jul 7, Jul 14 and Jul 28
Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
7:00 PM
Miller 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 410.313.1950.
08/18/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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How to Borrow e-Books from HCLS (iPad)
Learn how to browse, borrow, and download e-books from HCLS' growing collection.

Click here for a full list of training dates.

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.
08/18/14
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.
08/18/14
7:00 PM
Central Branch

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Reading John Green
Read and discuss the works of popular author, John Green. Ages 11-15.

Jun 30 - Looking For Alaska
Jul 21 - Paper Towns
Aug 18 - Fault In Our Stars

No registration required.
08/18/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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.
08/19/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
08/19/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
08/19/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Computer Illustration
Whether you dream of being the next Marc Jacobs of fashion, the Jon Ivie of product design, or Leonardo DaVinci, you will need to know how to turn your ideas into reality. Take the first steps by learning how to use Adobe Illustrator to create images, fashion ideas, and more to start building an image portfolio. 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.
08/19/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/19/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
08/19/14
10:15 AM
Elkridge Branch

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

No registration required.
08/19/14
10:15 AM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/19/14
11:00 AM
Miller Branch

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Foodie Failures
Experiment with food through hands-on activities. Ages 7-10; 60 min. Ticket required. Refreshments.
Additional session!



*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
12:00 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.
08/19/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/19/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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 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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
2:00 PM
Central Branch

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Princes & Princesses
Dress in costume for royal stories, songs, and a simple craft. Ages 3 & up; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
08/19/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it. 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.
08/19/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
Intro to Aero
In this class, students will gain an understanding of what aerospace engineering is, what some important concepts in the field are, and how to use the engineering design process to complete a task. Students will learn about the laws of physics, what makes vehicles fly, the structures required in such vehicles, and how orbits are used in space travel. The students will have the opportunity to use the design process to complete two tasks: to build an aluminum tower that can withstand significant force, and to safely land a rover (represented as an egg) on the ground from a specified height. 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.
08/19/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
08/19/14
3:30 PM
Central Branch

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Princes & Princesses
Dress in costume for royal stories, songs, and a simple craft. Ages 3 & up; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/19/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

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.
08/19/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
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.
08/19/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

Download to Calendar
TurnItUp for Testing
Join us for this pilot class that is designed to help HiTech students learn about different test taking techniques, including preparation and in the moment techniques. The class will also focus on students' perceptions and realities about taking tests. 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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
6:30 PM
Central Branch

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Eclectic Evenings Books to Film
Discuss the book on second Tuesdays, then watch the film with a short discussion on third Tuesdays.

Film: Jul 15 - The Three Musketeers (1948)
[Book discussion Jul 8]

Film: Aug 19 - The Help (2011)
[Book discussion Aug 12]

No registration required.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
7:00 PM
Glenwood 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 410.313.5577.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
7:00 PM
Savage 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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/20/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
10:00 AM
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.
08/20/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Computer Illustration
Whether you dream of being the next Marc Jacobs of fashion, the Jon Ivie of product design, or Leonardo DaVinci, you will need to know how to turn your ideas into reality. Take the first steps by learning how to use Adobe Illustrator to create images, fashion ideas, and more to start building an image portfolio. 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.
08/20/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
10:15 AM
Savage 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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
12:00 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.
08/20/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/20/14
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 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.
08/20/14
2:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Happy Lemonade Day!
Celebrate this sweet and cool summer treat with stories, a craft, and a sip of lemonade. Ages 5-8; 30 min. Ticket required. Refreshments.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it. 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.
08/20/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Aero
In this class, students will gain an understanding of what aerospace engineering is, what some important concepts in the field are, and how to use the engineering design process to complete a task. Students will learn about the laws of physics, what makes vehicles fly, the structures required in such vehicles, and how orbits are used in space travel. The students will have the opportunity to use the design process to complete two tasks: to build an aluminum tower that can withstand significant force, and to safely land a rover (represented as an egg) on the ground from a specified height. 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.
08/20/14
2:00 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.
08/20/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

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.
08/20/14
3:30 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.
08/20/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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TurnItUp for Testing
Join us for this pilot class that is designed to help HiTech students learn about different test taking techniques, including preparation and in the moment techniques. The class will also focus on students' perceptions and realities about taking tests. 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.
08/20/14
4:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Happy Lemonade Day!
Celebrate this sweet and cool summer treat with stories, a craft, and a sip of lemonade. Ages 5-8; 30 min. Ticket required. Refreshments.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
7:00 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.
08/20/14
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.
08/20/14
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.
08/21/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
10:00 AM
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.
08/21/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Computer Illustration
Whether you dream of being the next Marc Jacobs of fashion, the Jon Ivie of product design, or Leonardo DaVinci, you will need to know how to turn your ideas into reality. Take the first steps by learning how to use Adobe Illustrator to create images, fashion ideas, and more to start building an image portfolio. 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.
08/21/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
10:15 AM
Savage 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.

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

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.0760.
08/21/14
10:30 AM
Miller Branch

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Tea and Tomes
Book discussion, 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Jul 17 - Recipe for a Happy Life by Brenda Janowitz
Aug 21 - Six Years by Harlan Coben
08/21/14
11:00 AM
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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
12:00 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.
08/21/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/21/14
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 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.
08/21/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. 2- 4 pm; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
08/21/14
2:00 PM
Elkridge Branch

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Crafternoon
Drop in and make some fun crafts. All ages. 2 - 4 pm; allow 30 min.

No registration required.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it. 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.
08/21/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Aero
In this class, students will gain an understanding of what aerospace engineering is, what some important concepts in the field are, and how to use the engineering design process to complete a task. Students will learn about the laws of physics, what makes vehicles fly, the structures required in such vehicles, and how orbits are used in space travel. The students will have the opportunity to use the design process to complete two tasks: to build an aluminum tower that can withstand significant force, and to safely land a rover (represented as an egg) on the ground from a specified height. 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.
08/21/14
2:00 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.
08/21/14
2:30 PM
Central Branch

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

Jun 21 (2:30 pm) - Frozen (PG)
Jul 31 (7 pm) - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG)
Aug 21 (2:30 pm) - The Tale of Despereaux (G)

Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.

No registration required.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

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.
08/21/14
3:30 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.
08/21/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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TurnItUp for Testing
Join us for this pilot class that is designed to help HiTech students learn about different test taking techniques, including preparation and in the moment techniques. The class will also focus on students' perceptions and realities about taking tests. 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.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
6:30 PM
East Columbia 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 410.313.7700.
08/21/14
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.
08/21/14
7:00 PM
Miller Branch

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Music in the Enchanted Garden *** CANCELLED ***
*** CANCELLED ***
Enjoy an evening of lively contemporary and classical cello music performed by Maxim Kozlov in the Enchanted Garden. Mr. Kozlov has performed world-wide and served as Principal Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.
08/21/14
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.
08/22/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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SAT Prep
The SAT is the most widely used college admission exam. Take advantage of our SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on the math portion of the test. Students will take an official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies, and solve problems related to algebra, geometry, and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators are recommended.

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.
08/22/14
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.
08/22/14
10:00 AM
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.
08/22/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Computer Illustration
Whether you dream of being the next Marc Jacobs of fashion, the Jon Ivie of product design, or Leonardo DaVinci, you will need to know how to turn your ideas into reality. Take the first steps by learning how to use Adobe Illustrator to create images, fashion ideas, and more to start building an image portfolio. 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.
08/22/14
10:00 AM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/22/14
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.
08/22/14
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.
08/22/14
10:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
Have fun learning with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/22/14
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.
08/22/14
11:15 AM
East Columbia Branch

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Fantastic Friday...
Have fun learning with stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/22/14
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.
08/22/14
11:30 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.
08/22/14
12:00 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.
08/22/14
12:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Green Energy
Learn about renewable energy. In small teams, build a custom designed turbine that actually generates electricity! Don't miss out on the 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.
08/22/14
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 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.
08/22/14
2:00 PM
East Columbia Branch

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Freaky Friday
Explore fun, surprising science concepts. Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

Jun 27 - Oop, it's goop
Jul 25 - Fizz! Boom! Pop! (carbonated drinks)
Aug 22 - Science surprise

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/22/14
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.
08/22/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Engineering
Learn core engineering principles and apply them to various scenarios. Select the best engineering project for your group and build it. 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.
08/22/14
2:00 PM
Savage Branch

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Intro to Aero
In this class, students will gain an understanding of what aerospace engineering is, what some important concepts in the field are, and how to use the engineering design process to complete a task. Students will learn about the laws of physics, what makes vehicles fly, the structures required in such vehicles, and how orbits are used in space travel. The students will have the opportunity to use the design process to complete two tasks: to build an aluminum tower that can withstand significant force, and to safely land a rover (represented as an egg) on the ground from a specified height. 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.
08/22/14
2:00 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.
08/22/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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MathRunner!
Are you a middle school student who wishes to get better at math? Now you can. Tackle problems from 6-8th grade math, and learn the importance of math in everyday life.

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.
08/22/14
3:30 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.
08/22/14
3:30 PM
Savage Branch

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TurnItUp for Testing
Join us for this pilot class that is designed to help HiTech students learn about different test taking techniques, including preparation and in the moment techniques. The class will also focus on students' perceptions and realities about taking tests. 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.

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