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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
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.

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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
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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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
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.

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