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Teacher Notes From Howard County Library - Archive for March, 2010
  • Poetry Open Mic and Coffeehouse

    To have great poets there must be great audiences too.  ~ Walt Whitman

    image of wordsDo you have students who paint with words? The Poetry Open Mic and Coffeehouse is just the place for them to share their work in a safe environment, surrounded by other teen poets. Visit the Glenwood Branch Library on Monday, April 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for Poetry Open Mic NIght and Coffeehouse. Registration required; register online, or by calling 410.313.5577, beginning Monday, March 29 at 10:00 am.

    Amy Stephens – Glenwood Branch



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  • Teen Advisory Boards

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    Did you know that every branch at Howard County Library has a teen advisory board? Students can join the Teen Advisory Board at their branch to recommend books, music, and movies for the collection; develop and plan events for teens; and work with Library Instructors on projects they create and manage. Service learning hours are available for some projects. We want to hear from Howard County’s students! Take a look at the upcoming Teen Advisory Board meeting schedule:

    EAST COLUMBIA    Tuesdays; 4:30 – 5:00 pm    March 2, April 13, May 11
    ELKRIDGE               Wednesdays; 4:00 – 5:00 pm    March 3, March 31, May 5

    GLENWOOD            Mondays; 7:00 – 8:00 pm    March 29, April 26, May 24

    MILLER                   Tuesdays; 3:30 – 4:30 pm    March 2, April 6, May 11

    SAVAGE                  Thursdays; 4:00 – 5:00 pm    March 4, April 1, May 6


    John Jewitt – Savage Branch

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  • Writing Your First Resume

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    Just in time to boost your students’ search for summer employment, Howard County Library presents Writing Your First Resume. Rebecca Sullivan, Job & Career Information Center Manager at the State Library Resource Center in Baltimore, teaches teens to develop and write a resume that will shine as they look for work this summer.

    The class is open to students ages 16-18, and takes place at Savage Branch on Wednesday April 14; 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Registration is required, beginning March 31st; call 410.880.5980, or sign up online.

    John Jewitt – Howard County Library Savage Branch

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  • Tech Chicks

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    Have girls in your class with a knack for technology? Then Central Library‘s new monthly technology club for girls is just for them! Join Department of Defense robotics engineer Dr. Terri Kamm as she leads hands-on activities in the latest technology. This group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

    March’s meeting takes place on March 21; 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Central Library. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

    Amy Stephens – Howard County Library Glenwood Branch



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  • The Science of Sound

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    Before the invention of our modern-day music devices, our “ancestors” listened to music that was produced from mechanical motion. The concept of the CD player, and eventually the iPod, was developed from Thomas Edison’s original ideas about the mechanical reproduction of sound. Visit Glenwood Branch on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm to discover the science behind sound, and watch sound waves work. You’ll even make a phonograph to take home!

    *Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

    Amy Stephens – Howard County Library Glenwood Branch


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