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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

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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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
10:15 AM
Central Branch

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

*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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

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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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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
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
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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

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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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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.
08/19/14
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
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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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
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.
 

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