Howard County Library

  • 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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  • Red Planet Robots

    image of satellite over mars

    Did you know that Mars has the largest mountain in the solar system? Turns out there is a lot of fascinating information about the Red Planet that Martian spacecraft explorers are learning each year, through the stationary science platform called Spirit.

    Join Solar System Ambassador Becca Sepan to learn more about the planet named after the Roman god of war. Learn about Martian spacecraft explorers: orbiters, landers, and rovers that reveal fascinating details about Earth’s neighbor while raising exciting new questions for future explorers. For ages 9 – 12; 45 minutes. Registration required.

    Saturday, November 6

    Central Branch at 10:30 am

    Savage Branch at 1 pm


    Saturday, November 13

    Miller Branch at 11 am (Tickets available 30 minutes before class begins, instead of registration)

    Glenwood Branch at 2 pm


    Amy Stephens - Howard County Library Glenwood Branch

    This Week’s Hi-Lights: look for information on Locker L.E.D. as well as the seventh annual Howard County Library Spelling Bee!


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  • Tech Chicks

    image of computer circuit board

    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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  • Improving Research Skills

    cartoon image of computer taking notesResearch Projects?

    National History Day?

    Science Fair?

    Would you like make it all just a little easier? Learn about cutting edge techniques on how to make research simple as Bob Burke from the State Library Resource Center demonstrates how to Improve Your Research Skills.  This internet and technology class is for everyone – parents, teachers, and students!

    Please join us at Wednesday, September 29; 7 – 9 pm at Central Branch. Register to ensure a seat.

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  • Tech Chicks

    image of computer motherboard

    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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  • Chess Clubs

    image of chess pieces

    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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