Howard County Library

  • Science Club

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    Science Club

    Like science? Join the club! The Science Club is a new class dedicated to all things science. Join us at the Miller Branch this spring as we practice our engineering skills by building spaghetti bridges, investigate the chemical make-up of a Peep, and discover the shocking truth about electricity. Registration required for each class.

    Bridges – Wednesday March 23, 7-8 pm

    Peeps! – Wednesday April 27, 7-8 pm

    Electricity – Wednesday May 25, 7-8pm

    Courtney Gardinier – Howard County Library Miller Branch

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  • Everyday Engineering II

    geometric sphereAre there budding engineers and architects in your classroom?

    Send them to Everyday Engineering II, a class about the stability of structures. We’ll build models using ordinary materials, and test them for stability until they fall down.

    Savage Branch

    Thursday March 24

    7 – 8.30pm

    John Jewitt – Howard County Library Savage Branch

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  • Second time around!

    Just to double-check…

    Did your students love the Arthur Slade: Author Study?

    Couldn’t get enough of the Chinese Jewelry Workshop?

    They are going to be excited to hear that they have another chance to be part of these great events (among others)! We have a little something for everyone. Here are some HCL events for teens that are occurring in the month of November:

    Tech Chicks

    Robotic engineering for the tech-savvy girl, held at Central Branch.

    Arthur Slade: Author Study

    November 29 will focus on The Hunchback Assignments, held at Elkridge Branch.

    Chinese Jewelry Workshop

    This last session will be on cross knots and prosperity knots, held at East Columbia Branch.

    First Look Comittee

    Be among the first to read exciting new books before they are published, and get service learning hours! Held at Central Branch.

    Amy Stephens – Howard County Library Glenwood Branch

     

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  • Tech Chicks

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    Technology is already a major force in the lives of today’s girls. Just think how most girls are connected through their laptops and cell phones, not to mention MP3 players, DVDs and countless other devices with embedded chips.

    In this club, girls can learn even more about the technology they already use from Department of Defense robotics engineer Dr. Terri Kamm. They’ll even have hands-on experience with the latest in technology. How cool is that?

    The club meets on the 3rd Sundays of each month from 3 – 4:30 pm at Central Branch, for girls ages 11-15. Registration is required for each session. The next two meeting will be held October 17 and November 21.

    Amy Stephens-  Glenwood 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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  • Everyday Engineering

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    Picture a place where toothpick towers soar over a landscape dotted with newspaper domes and connected by spaghetti bridges. You’ve just described the Library!

    Register online for Everyday Engineering on Saturday January 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 at East Columbia Branch. Students ages 11 to 14 will put basic engineering principles to work as they design and build with household materials.

    Katie George -  Howard County Library Administration

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  • Tech Chicks

    Think science is for boys?

    Join Department of Defense robotics engineer Dr. Terri Kamm to learn about Ada Lovelace’s contribution to computer science, and about women’s opportunities in the field during World War II and in today’s robotics industry. Enjoy a video presentation and participate in hands-on activities. Tech Chicks meets at Howard County Central Library at 2:00 pm on Satruday, November 14. Registration required. Call 410.313.7860 for more information.

    Katie George – Howard County Library Administration

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  • Engineering Innovation

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    What keeps bridges standing, cars moving, and rockets heading into space?  Engineers!

    Learn to solve problems like an engineer during hands-on activities presented by Johns Hopkins University Enginnering Innovation. Engineering Innovation meets at  Elkridge Branch from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 5.  Call 410.313.5088 for more information.

    Katie George – Howard County Library Administration

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