Howard County Library
Teacher Notes From Howard County Library Archives
  • Teen Advisory Board

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    Do you enjoy getting together with your friends to gossip on the latest new thing? Guess what…kids do, too! Each Howard County Library branch hosts an HCL Teen Advisory Board, where students have the opportunity to recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with Library instructors on projects they create. Service learning hours available for some projects. No registration required.

    Central Branch

    Mondays; 3:30 – 4:30 pm    Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 1

    East Columbia Branch

    First Tuesdays; 4:30 – 5:30 pm   Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 8

    Elkridge Branch

    Thursdays; 4 – 5 pm    Jan 27, Feb 24

    Glenwood Branch

    Fourth Tuesdays; 7 – 8 pm    Jan 25, Feb 22

    Miller Branch

    Mondays; 4 – 5 pm    Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7

    Savage Branch

    First Thursdays; 4 – 5 pm    Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3

    Amy Stephens – Howard County Library, Glenwood 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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  • Battle of the Bands – Pass the Book

    pas the book 2011 logoDo you have students who really love music?

    This event is perfect for them to listen as local bands compete for the title of

    The band with the most fans in attendance receives two hours of studio time with Omni1productions! Best of all, your students will be able to pick up a copy of the new
    Pass the Book, Pay the Piper.

    Battle of the Bands will be held at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center on
    Friday, October 22 from 7-9 pm
    for students ages 14-17.

    Co-Sponsored by the Gary J. Arthur Community Center and The Western Horizon Council.

    Amy Stephens – Glenwood Branch

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  • Science of Slime

    image of kid holding slimeHave your students learned about colloids this year? If they enjoyed their ooey, gooey time spent learning about different mixtures and components, then they will love the hands-on experience of making their own slime. The Science of Slime will be held at Howard County Library’s Glenwood Branch on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm, and registration is required.


    Amy Stephens – Glenwood Branch



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  • From Jazz to Hip-Hop

    How did music evolve from jazz to hip-hop?  Vivian Fisher, from the Enoch Pratt Free Library, elucidates how the great jazz musicians influenced today’s culture of hip-hop and rap music. This event is in celebration of the upcoming African American History Month.

    Register online for From Jazz to Hip-Hop to be held on Tuesday, January 26 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Glenwood Branch.

    Amy Stephens – Glenwood Branch

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  • Searching for Talented Authors and Artists

    Howard County Library’s Teen ‘Zine is always looking for students who can express themselves.

    Teen ‘Zine is an ongoing showcase of talented teens–from poets, artists, and writers to anyone with an opinion and a creative way to express it!

    To get your student started as a Teen ‘Zine contributor, encourage him to attend a Teen ‘Zine meeting. Have a whole class full of talented students? Contact the Teen ‘Zine advisor a and participate right from your classroom!

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  • Teen Read Week

    teen read week logo - books with biteBooks with Bite is the theme for Teen Read Week 2008.

    Each year the Howard County Library and the Young Adult Library Services Association encourage busy teens to Read for the Fun of It.

    This year, we invite teens to participate in our Teen Read Week Read-a-thon. For each hour Howard County teens spend reading, our sponsors will make a donation to Room to Read. Teens can register to participate (starting October 1), then from October 12 to October 16 record the time they spend reading. Teens who record at least five hours of reading, are invited to attend one of six celebrations at a Howard County Library location near them.

    Howard County Library staff can visit your classroom to recommend great teen reads and register students for the Read-a-thon. Contact your Library liaison to schedule a visit!

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