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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  • International Pi Day

    image of PiMarch 14 = 3.14 – Pi Day!

    Mathematics is an essential study for every student…however math can also be a fun and interesting part of education! Congress brought this to light in 2009 by recognizing March 14 as National Pi Day.Everyone’s favorite irrational number has since been celebrated across the globe, and only recently calculated to 5-trillion digits.

    Your students are invited to celebrate Pi Day at Elkridge Branch on Monday at 7 pm with a Pi Party! We’ll be hosting a variety of contests including prizes for the students that can recite the most number of Pi digits from memory. We’ll also have lots of hands on activities & games to demonstrate just how fun geometry can be!

    Register online or with branch.

    Sarah Russo, Elkridge 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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  • 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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  • Chess Clubs

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    How would you like your students to improve their memory and concentration? Do they need to develop their logical thinking skills? Can they create and test a hypothesis?  Then encourage them to join a chess club! Chess builds all these skills and more.

    Howard County Library hosts chess clubs at three of our branches. We provide the board, pieces, instruction, and encouragement. Students ages 11 and up provide the brain power. Oh…and it’s fun, too!

    Chess clubs meet at:

    Central Library on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm (Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11)

    Miller Branch on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27)

    Savage Branch on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm (Jan 4 & 26, Feb 1 & 22, Mar 1, 15, & 29, Apr 12)

     

    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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