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Classes & Events Guide

sponsored by Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System

Tonya Kennon HCLS President & CEO See page 3.


Letter from the President and CEO Libraries rock! And that’s why I’m thrilled to be the new President & CEO of Howard County Library System, where our rock-solid team is focused on creating the best classes, events, and experiences for you.

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Summer begins on a high note with the Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 2. Stop by Miller Branch for a day of musical performances, crafts, and activities (p. 4) for all ages. HOURS

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Sunday* (through Jun 10) 1 – 5 pm *Central & Miller Branches open Sundays year-round. HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Independence Day

July 4

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GLENWOOD BRANCH

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The score continues all summer with engaging classes like Magic Tree House: Mozart and the Magic Flute, Homemade Musical Instruments, Stop Motion Rocks, and Musical Magnets. Earn prizes for reading, attending free concerts or outdoor movies, learning to play an instrument (perhaps a ukulele from our collection!), or other activities. On Saturday, June 16, share a meal and engage in heartfelt conversations aimed at breaking divides and building relationships at The Longest Table 2018 (p. 5). We provide the dinner; you provide the conversation. Young, scrappy, and hungry fans will be thrilled to meet bestselling author Stephanie Dray on Thursday, July 26 at Miller Branch (p. 5) as she discusses her newest book, My Dear Hamilton, the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton. Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and her coauthor Laura Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before. As summer winds down and we prepare for the start of a new school year, incoming kindergarteners won’t want to miss Kindergarten, Here We Come! Part of A+ Partners in Education, this popular class teaches children (and their anxious parents) what to expect in their first year of school, building excitement and soothing nerves (students even practice boarding a real school bus!). Similarly, Movin’ Up to Middle School offers rising sixth graders handy tips, locker combination time trials, and the opportunity to meet new friends. (p. 6) Whatever you do and wherever you go this summer, take us with you when you download eBooks or stream music and movies. Check out our extensive HCLS Now! collection before heading out. And don’t forget to log your books and activities at hclibrary.beanstack.org as part of our #100K Books Challenge. Help us rock and roll to reach our goal of reading 100,000 books this year!

Tonya Kennon BOARD OF TRUSTEES

President & CEO

Louise B. Riemer, Chair Richard M. Alexander, Vice Chair Anne R. Markus, Treasurer Ankur (Andy) P. Dalal Robert A. Mentz Thomas K. Munns Bruce I. Rothschild

ACCOMMODATIONS:

MISSION/VISION:

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE STATEMENT:

We deliver high-quality public education for all ages. A vital component of Howard County’s renowned education system, we deliver excellence in education, advancing the economy enhancing quality of life.

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Appropriate accommodations made at Howard County Library System (HCLS) sponsored events for individuals with special needs, if requested at least one week in advance.

CONTENT AND ENDORSEMENT: The content of HCLS publications, classes, and events does not necessarily reflect the views held by HCLS, nor does mention of companies or organizations imply endorsement.

By attending HCLS, or HCLS co-sponsored, classes or events, at any location, the attendee agrees that: HCLS shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comment, or other proprietary or public rights, and that of any minor accompanying attendee, in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, video, audio sound, audiovisual, and/or other recording taken in connection with the class, event, or other transmission, distribution, public performance, or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the class or event for all purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, without compensation, HCLS is the exclusive owner of all copyrights and other proprietary rights. The rights granted herein to HCLS are assignable.


an interview with the CEO Meet the New CEO

Tonya Kennon is the former photo and interview go here.

director of Riverside Public Library in Riverside, California. A 25-year veteran of California libraries, she led a team of professionals to serve a community of 314,000 through eight library locations. Her focus in Riverside was on community engagement and early learning, as well as workforce development and using technology to improve service delivery and enhance customer satisfaction.

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri FAVORITE AUTHOR?

Nikki Grimes WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT WORKING?

I like to veg out, go to the beach, and go running. WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE MOST SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

s ay h i t o t o n ya

As the new HCLS President and CEO, Tonya sat down with the hosts of our HiJinx podcast to talk about making the transition to HCLS and her vision for the Library. Here are some excerpts: WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM?

Howard County Library System is among the top library systems in the nation so it is very attractive...and worth crossing the country. The vision…is just phenomenal. Libraries do equal education! Everything that is going on here is really preparing the community and customers for 21st century education where people will be creating their own jobs. It is working with people who really embrace the heart of libraries. It is also the Howard County community. WERE YOU ALWAYS INTERESTED IN PURSUING A CAREER IN LIBRARY SERVICES AND IS THERE A FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY YOU HAVE OF YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY?

Yes and Yes. I was brought into the library very early. My mother was a pre-school educator and my siblings and I went to the library all the time. My first after school job in high school was as a library page in my local library. I discovered during that time the power of libraries to transform people's lives. HCLS IS KNOWN FOR COMMUNITY-BASED SPECIAL EVENTS. IS THERE ONE YOU ARE MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPERIENCING?

I have a twin sister. FAVORITE COLOR?

Purple FAVORITE MUSIC?

Jazz FAVORITE FOOD?

Mexican THREE PEOPLE (LIVING OR DEAD) YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH?

Oprah, Michelle Obama, and Martin Luther King, Jr. To hear the complete interview and Tonya's thoughts on DIY, STEM, and other topics, tune in to HiJinx at hclibrary. org/hijinx. See page 7.

The Longest Table, definitely! See page 5.

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summer reading: libraries rock!

SUMMER READING KICK OFF For children, teens, and adults.

Let's get this party started! Summer Reading: Libraries Rock keeps you reading and active all summer long. Play online at hclibrary.beanstack.org or in the booklet available in branches. Stop by to enroll, enjoy some live music, and have fun with activities, crafts, and games. MILLER (410.313.1950) Sat

Jun 2

10:30 am

School of Rock Junior House Band

11:15 am

School of Rock House Band

12:15 pm

Charm City Junction

10 am - 2 pm

Activities include kindness rocks, crafts

for children, and Rock Band for teens

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock! Children, teens, and adults are invited to enroll at hclibrary.beanstack.org or at any HCLS branch. For every book/activity you complete, you will receive an entry into a branch and systemwide prize drawing for your age group. Visit hclibrary.org/HCLSsummer.

INSTRUCTIONS Mix and match any combination of 20 books read and/or activities completed. Reading may be substituted for any activity. Log the books you read and mark off activities as you complete them in your booklet or online. If using the booklet, bring it to any HCLS branch to have your summer reading account updated. Earn extra entries into the prize drawings by completing up to 20 additional books/activities.

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10 am - 2 pm

PRIZES Prize drawings will occur in early September, with winners notified by mid-September. All prizes and coupons while supplies last. One prize per reader. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and other donors listed at hclibrary.org. SAVE THE DATE: SUMMER'S END EVENT Celebrate the end of summer reading with a bash at the Chrysalis in Columbia. Wed Aug 29 5 - 7 pm Details at hclibrary.org/ HCLSsummer


A marvelous tale. You're in for a treat! ~ Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Alice Network MEET THE AUTHOR: STEPHANIE DRAY New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Dray discusses her newest book, My Dear Hamilton, the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy.

Books available for purchase and signing. MILLER (410.313.1950) rg

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Jul 26

7 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS An incredible, surprising, and altogether lovely tribute to the woman who stood beside one of the most unknowable, irascible, energetic, and passionate men who contributed to the foundation of this nation. ~ Lars Hedbor, American historical fiction author

Share good food and discuss great ideas with new friends at The Longest Table. Exchange stories about life in Howard County, both where we have been and where we are going. Make new connections and engage in conversation about diverse perspectives and common goals. In Howard County, we take pride in and celebrate our diversity. Our wide spectrum of personal experiences gives us a glimpse into one another's lives. The Longest Table provides a setting for us to share those experiences and gain a better understanding of how we can find common ground and move our community forward together.

authors & an nou nc emnts

Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, the authors used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a scandal, but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.

Tickets and details at choosecivility.org. After dinner, hop on the shuttle bus to experience the Columbia Festival of the Arts' Lakefest.

HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Sat

Jun 16

6 – 7:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends and Foundation of Howard County Library System, The Horizon Foundation, Howard Community College, OneHoward, Roving Radish, and United Way In partnership with Columbia Festival of the Arts, Howard Community College, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Library System, and Leadership Howard County

You are invited to the table! We provide the dinner; you provide the conversation. hclibrary.org

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MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date.

Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg

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KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System rg

CENTRAL (410.313.7800)

Registration begins Aug 8 for all sessions. Wed Aug 15 3:30 & 7 pm Thu Aug 16 11 am Sat Aug 18 2 pm

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Aug 15

7 - 8 pm 3 - 4 pm

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GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) Wed

Aug 31

ELKRIDGE (410.313.5077) Thu Sat

6:30 - 7:30 pm

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Tue Aug 7 6:30 - 8 pm Sat 3 - 4:30 pm

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Registration begins Aug 8 for all sessions. Wed Aug 15 2 & 4 pm Thu Aug 16 7 pm

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BOOKMARK CONTEST Unleash your creativity in HCLS’ bookmark contest for children and teens! The contest is open to all children in Kindergarten through grade 12 who live or attend school in Howard County. Entry forms available in the branches and at hclibrary.org beginning May 14. Contest ends July 14. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS


TECH STOP Need help navigating Google Drive? Have an email related question, or are you curious about new apps? Drop in with your everyday technology questions, and our volunteers will assist you in finding the answers. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Mondays & Thursdays; 11 am - 2 pm Jun 25 - Aug 25

EAST COLUMBIA (410.313.7700) Wednesdays; 4 - 6 pm Saturdays; 11 - 3 pm

Jun 25 - Aug 25

Congratulations once again to three-time champion Saketh Sundar, winner of the HCLS Spelling Bee! Sundar is a 7th grade student at Clarksville Middle School. He advanced to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC at the end of May. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, and the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust

FARMERS' MARKETS Visit the Farmers' Markets for fresh produce, bakery items, and other treats from 2 - 6 pm at the Miller Branch on Wednesday afternoons and East Columbia Branch on Thursday afternoons. In partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Authority

100,000 BOOK CHALLENGE Read 100,000 books by December 31! We know you can do it!

EPISODE 17: COAST TO COAST In this episode, the hosts speak with Howard County Library System’s new President and CEO, Tonya Kennon. Previously director of Riverside Public Library in Riverside, California, Kennon focuses on community engagement, early learning, workforce development, and technology. She talks to us about making the transition to HCLS and her vision for the Library. (See page 3.) Tune in at hclibrary.org/hijinx.

Simply log each book you read at hclibrary.beanstack.org. Each book you log will be added to books logged by others to create a running total as we work toward our goal together! All ages can participate in this year-long challenge. Connect with other readers by using the hashtag #100KBooks on social media to share the book you are reading.

news & announcemnts

CONGRATULATIONS TO HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM'S SPELLING BEE CHAMP!

SAVE THE DATE MEET THE AUTHOR: M.L. RIO Author and Shakespearean scholar M. L. Rio discusses her acclaimed debut novel If We Were Villains alongside Shakespeare's enduring relevance in our world. Books available for purchase and signing. Sat

Sep 15

2 - 3:30 pm

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HiTech who:

Students ages 11-18

what:

h ite c h ste m c l as s e s

HiTech, Howard County Library System’s STEM initiative for teens, teaches cutting-edge science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) via projectbased classes such as computer programming, 3D animation, music/video production, game apps, virtual reality, chemistry, and robotics.

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when Five-session classes, usually 90 minutes each class, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, June 25 - Aug 31 where:

Popular classes include: 3D Design Algebra Review Android and iOS App Development Web Design Augmented Reality Code Exploration (C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, HTML) Computer Illustration Cybersecurity Food Science

HCLS Savage, Central, Elkridge, and East Columbia Branches (and a few select weeks at Glenwood)

Forensic Science

why:

Movie Making and Editing

HiTech helps to create the next generation of STEM professionals by offering more than 100 different STEM classes.

how:

Hands-on Engineering Music Technology Organic Chemistry Photography

To sign up to receive notifications via email when the summer schedule is available, go to hclibrary.org/hitech and complete the blue form at the bottom of the page.

Photoshop

Go directly to hclibrary.org/hitech_events to see upcoming classes and to register. Registration opens at 10 am two weeks prior to the first session of the class.

Video Game Development

Physics Olympics Robotics Challenge SAT and ACT Math Prep Virtual Reality Wonders of Chemical Reactions

hands on learning SUMMER 2018


central branch

Tuesday

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Picture Book Parade

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners

ages 2 - 5

infant - 23 months

east columbia branch

Monday

10:15 & 11:15 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Jun 25 - Jul 23

6:30 pm TK Play Partners

preschool classes

elkridge branch glenwood branch

-round miller branch

10:15 & 11:15 am TK All Together Now

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now Jun 21 - Aug 9

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners

10:15 & 11:15 am TK Play Partners infant - 23 months

10:15 & 11:15 am TK All Together Now

10:15 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Jun 18 - Aug 20

Friday

Saturday

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now

infant - 23 months*

7 pm TK Pajama Time

infant - 23 months

7 pm TK Pajama Time Jun 4 - Aug 20

Thursday

RG: Registration required. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins.

7 pm TK Pajama Time Jun 13 - Aug 15

Accomodations available for those with special needs.

7 pm TK Pajama Time

10:15 & 11:15 am TK All Together Now

Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter 10:15 & 11:15 am TK Play Partners infant - 23 months

10:30 am RG Just For Me Ages 3-5 Jun 12 - Aug 21

10:30 am TK Play Partners Jun 14 - 28, Jul 12 - Aug 9

No class Jul 3

No class Jul 26 infant - 23 months

10:30 am TK All Together Now Jun 1 - Aug 17

10:30 am TK All Together Now Jun 2 - Aug 18

10:15 & 11:30 am TK All Together Now

11 am TK Play Partners Jun 23 - Aug 25

7 pm TK Pajama Time Jun 14 - Aug 23 10:15 & 11:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Jun 5 - 26

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Jun 20 - Aug 29

infant - 23 months

infant - 23 months*

7 pm Pajama Time

year

1:30 pm Just For Me Ages 3-6 Jun 18 - Aug 20 6:30 pm Play Partners Jun 18 -- Aug 20 infant - 23 months

P L AY PARTN E RS

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners Jun 20 - Aug 22

10:15 am Just For Me Ages 3-6 Jun 21 - Aug 23

ages 2 - 5, with craft

10:15 am All Together Now Jun 23 - Aug 25

Jun 22 - Aug 24

infant - 23 months

1:30 pm All Together Now Jun 20 - Aug 22

10:15 & 11:15 am Picture Book Parade

JUST FOR ME Ages 3-5; 30 min.

For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

ALL TOGETHER NOW

Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

All ages (An adult must accompany children under 3); 30 min.

PICTURE BOOK PARADE Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun!

PAJAMA TIME

3, 2, FUN!

Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome.

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

year-round preschool classes

savage branch

Wednesday

All ages (An adult must accompany children under 3); 30 min.

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins.

family & friends COLORAMA! Families. Ticket required.

Drop in and have fun coloring. We provide the materials, you supply the imagination! tk Tue Jun 12 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm tk Wed Aug 15 2 - 2:45 pm

photo credit: Kevin Berkoff

Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

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FAMILY MOVIES

central branch

Families.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Wed Jun 20 2 pm Pinocchio (G, 2009) Woodcarver Geppetto has pets Figaro the cat and Cleo the fish, and he has just made a little wooden puppet called Pinocchio. Tue Jul 31 6:30 pm Tangled (G, 2011) When the kingdom's most wanted bandit hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower: 70 feet of magical golden hair! Wed Aug 1 6:30 pm Wonder (PG, 2018) The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Fri Aug 17 2 pm Lego Ninjago (PG, 2017) The young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, that are all secret ninja warriors. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

CRAFTERNOON Families. Allow 30 min. Ticket required.

Drop in and make fun crafts. tk Wed Jun 27

2 - 4 pm

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. tk Sat Jul 7 10:45 - 11:30 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

SOCK PUPPET THEATER

CALLS OF THE WILD: SOUNDS OF NATURE Families (all ages); 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Why do hissing roaches hiss? What animals have NO ears to hear? EcoAdventures animal experts introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations by bringing the sounds of nature indoors. Clear your throat and make some animal sounds. How do you compare to a lion or the loudest bird in the world, the Screaming Piha? Participate in an animal training session learned from voice commands and clicker sounds cues. Opportunity for hands-on encounters with live animal ambassadors. rg

Wed Aug 1 2 - 3 pm

All ages.

Enjoy a hilarious production of a well-known fairy tale presented by kids from the “Puppet Crew.� Tue Jul 10 7:30 - 8 pm

FAMILY GAME DAY Families. Ticket required.

Use your imagination and have summertime fun together. tk Wednesdays Jul 11 - 25 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

ORCHESTRA FAMILY REUNION WITH CANDLELIGHT CONCERT SOCIETY All ages. Ticket required.

Meet the orchestra family as you enjoy a musical performance by Candlelight Concert Society. tk Tue Aug 7 2 - 3 pm

KINDNESS ROCKS! Families. Registration required.

Create an inspirational rock with an encouraging message. Give the rock to someone or leave it in a public area as a surprise. Bring an apron or dress for mess. rg Wed Aug 8 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

UKULELE ON THE PATIO All ages. Registration required.

Enjoy nature and learn to play with other ukulele enthusiasts. Use one of our ukuleles (supplies limited), or bring your own. rg Wed Aug 8 7 - 8 pm

DISNEY SING ALONG Families. Ticket required.

Have fun singing your favorite Disney songs. tk Tue Aug 14 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

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preschool (2 - 5 years)

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: MOZART AND THE MAGIC FLUTE

HCLS Children’s Instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3.

Take an imaginary journey with Jack and Annie to meet the young Mozart, learn about his music, and make a magic flute. tk Wed Jul 11 6:30 - 7:15 pm tk Thu Jul 12 11 - 11:45 am

Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

DIY CAT AND DOG TOYS

WE’RE GOING ON AN ALPHABET QUEST

Learn how to make different types of animal toys with household materials. Bring old tennis balls, T-shirts, and socks. tk Tue Jul 17 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Have fun while learning about early literacy concepts. tk Tue Jun 5 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

BUILD WITH MAGFORMERS® Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Use your imagination and build structures with geometric magnetic shapes. tk Tue Jun 19 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

HEALTHY ME Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required. Have fun while exploring healthy habits. tk Tue Jun 26 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Experience music through movement with bells, shakers, and rhythm sticks. tk Tue Jul 3 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

MEET THE FAMILY Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Join musicians to learn about orchestra instrument families in this four week series. Finish the series with a reunion concert (see page 10). tk Tuesdays Jul 10 - 31 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm Sponsored by Candlelight Concert Society Outreach and Education

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

GET THE BEAT! Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Do you dream of drumming? Learn about a trailblazing girl drummer, then \play percussion instruments made from surprising materials. Contact with food may occur. tk Wed Jul 18 6:30 - 7:30 pm

SHARK ATTACK Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Dive into the shark tank for some toothy stories, ocean grooves, and a craft that bites! tk Tue Jul 24 6:30 - 7:15 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg Registration begins Aug 8 for all sessions. Wed Aug 15 3:30 & 7 pm Thu Aug 16 11 am Sat Aug 18 2 pm Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

book clubs (5 - 14 years)

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wednesdays Jul 11 & Aug 29 11- 11:30 am

BOOK - N - CHAT

kindergarten - grade 5

“CLASSIC” BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB

HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills.

Discussions and activities about previous state award nominees. Copies available for borrowing at the Central Children’s Research Desk. rg Wednesdays; 6:30 - 7:15 pm Jun 27 Ungifted by Gordon Korman Jul 25 The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts Aug 22 The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

DEAR: DOGS EDUCATING AND ASSISTING READERS Ages 5-10; allow 20 min. Parent/guardian must sign permission slip prior to each session.

Read to dogs or have the dogs read to you! Fidos for Freedom’s therapy dogs available for drop-in reading sessions. Fridays Jun 8 & 22 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Ages 5-8. Ticket required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk Tuesdays Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7 6:30 - 7:15 pm Grades 4-8. Registration required.

central branch

PRESCHOOL MUSIC

Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

MAGFORMERS® MANIA Ages 6 -8. Ticket required.

Boost your engineering skills by building with Magformers®. tk Wed Jun 20 6:30 - 7:15 pm

PUPPET CREW FOR SOCK PUPPET THEATER Ages 8-11. Registration required.

Do you like to make character voices, operate puppets, and have fun? Be a part of the sock puppet theater crew and work as a team to create a fairy tale production presented to an audience at 7:30 pm. rg Tue Jul 10 6 - 8 pm

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

410.313.7800

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

tweens (9 - 12 years)

MASTERFUL MOSAICS

GIRL POWER

Create a paper mosaic inspired by famous paintings. Use them for inspiration or design your own! rg Thu Jul 19 3 - 4 pm

Ages 9-12; 60 - 90 min. Registration required.

STEM and Art Activities + Working Together = Meaningful Connections. Make a difference in your community. rg Saturdays Jun 9, Jul 7, Aug 4 3 pm

central branch

SHERLOCK HOLMES ESSAY CONTEST WINNER’S CIRCLE Meet and congratulate the winners of the Sherlock Holmes Essay Contest. Compete in an evidence identification challenge for a chance to win a prize. Thu Jun 14 7 pm Cosponsored by Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City and Howard County Public School System

STEM CLUB Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about STEM concepts through hands-on activities, crafts, challenges, and experiments. Each class covers a new STEM topic. rg Saturdays Jun 16, Jul 14, Aug 11 3 - 4 pm

LEGO® ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with LEGO® blocks. New challenges each class. rg Saturdays Jun 30, Jul 28, Aug 25 2 - 3 pm

LEGO® FREE BUILD Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Creatively free build with LEGO® blocks, as you work individually or in teams. rg Saturdays Jun 30, Jul 28, Aug 25 3 - 4 pm

CRAFTING THE FOURTH

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Teams use STEM skills to build a structure capable of surviving an earthquake. rg Thu Jul 26 2 - 2:45 & 3:15 - 4 pm

THE HUMAN BODY Ages 9-12. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body in this five-week STEM series. Each class examines a different body part/system. Topics include the brain, circulatory, nervous system, and muscular and skeletal systems. rg Thursdays Aug 2 - 30 3 - 4 pm

WONDROUS WAND WORKSHOP Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Working on a WoW cosplay? Already planning a witch, wizard, magician, or fairy princess costume? We supply the materials. You bring the necessary imagination and magic. rg Mon Aug 13 2 - 3 pm

EGG DROP ENGINEERING EGGSTRAVAGANZA Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Work in teams to design a device capable of protecting an egg during a drop. See if you have what it takes to engineer a successful design. Real eggs used; contact with eggs may occur. rg Mon Aug 20 3 - 4 pm

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Celebrate the 4th of July by creating decorations and crafts to show your red, white, and blue pride! rg Mon Jul 2 3 - 4 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

MYTHOLOGY JEOPARDY

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Ages 12 & up.

Are you a Percy Jackson fan? Do you know a lot about mythology? Work in teams on a game of mythology themed Jeopardy. Test your knowledge about Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Irish mythologies. rg Thu Jul 5 3 - 4 pm

Join us for the world’s greatest role-playing game. Refreshments. Sundays; 1:30 - 4:30 pm Jun 10 & 24, Jul 8 & 22, Aug 5 & 19

GENETICS SCIENCE

Students entering grades 6-8. Registration required.

Ages 9-12. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

Discover how your genes work as you learn genetics basics and explore concepts such as DNA and natural selection. Each class considers a new topic. rg Mondays Jul 9 - 30 3 - 4 pm

TALLEST TOWER STEM CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Put your engineering skills to the test. Create an architectural design and compete to see which group can build the tallest tower. rg Thu Jul 12 2 - 2:45 & 3:15 - 4 pm

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OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS Improve your critical thinking skills by examining both sides of current events, social issues, and Supreme Court cases. Be prepared to discuss each topic’s pros and cons with an open mind. Go to hclibrary.org > classes & events for a list of current topics. rg Mondays Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 7 - 8 pm

CAMP DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Ages 12 & up. Registration required.

Join us for a week of swords and sorcery. All levels from beginner to advanced welcome. Refreshments. rg Mon - Fri Jun 25 - 29 1 - 5 pm


CRAFTY THURSDAYS: NATURE-THEMED MINI SHADOWBOX Registration required.

Create a small, round shadowbox using nature-themed die cuts, patterned papers, stamps, and other embellishments. rg Thu Jun 7 6:30 - 8 pm

ASK A MASTER GARDENER MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date.

Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg Mon Aug 13 6:30 - 7:30 pm

MARVEL MANIA Ages 11-14. Registration required.

ADULTS

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST Registration required.

Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. rg Wednesdays Jun 13 & Aug 22 7 - 8:30 pm

VIETNAM: THE BATTLE OF DAK TO AND “THE CASSANDRA EFFECT” Operating as a civilian spy in 1967 South Vietnam, Tom Glenn predicted a major North Vietnamese offensive. U.S. military commanders failed to heed the warning, and the ensuing battle claimed historic numbers of lives. Glenn shares his nowdeclassified experiences and offers his keen analysis. Tue Jun 19 7 - 8:30 pm

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Build your English conversation skills and meet new people in a friendly, supportive classroom. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@hclibrary.org. Mondays; 10 am - 12:30 pm

ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@hclibrary.org. Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm

ADULT SUMMER READING SHOWCASE: LIBRARIES ROCK! Registration required.

Compose a jammin' gem of a reading list as a band of HCLS instructors suggests a medley of new books. Bonus track: Learn about upcoming events, and how to participate in summer reading. Refreshments and door prizes. Registration preferred. rg Tue Jun 5 7 - 8:30 pm

Michael Toner performs Swept Away by T.C. Boyle, and Robert Hollis reads Bridge by Daniel J. O’Malley. Thu Jun 21 7 - 8:30 pm

TECH STOP Need help navigating Google Drive? Have an email related question or curious about new apps? Drop in with your everyday technology questions and our volunteers assist you in finding the answers. Mondays & Thursdays Jun 25 - Aug 25 11 am - 2 pm

THE JOB HUNTER’S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET Master online tools as you search for a new job, exploring the power of social media, USAJobs, and job aggregator sites such as CareerBuilder. Learn how to coordinate an effective job search with job alerts, word clouds, and a strong online presence. Tue Jun 26 7 - 8:30 pm

ART ESCAPE: KINDNESS ROCKS Registration required.

Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances. Wed Jun 6 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Paint positive and uplifting messages and designs on smooth river rocks to spread creativity and kindness. Please bring an apron or work shirt. rg Sat Jun 23 3 - 5 pm

COLORING WITH FRIENDS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Adults, are you looking for a creative outlet AND a chance to meet new people? Join us for an hour or more of coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. Bring materials or use those provided. All skill levels welcome. Wednesdays Jun 6 & Aug 1 10 am - 12 pm

Registration required.

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Do you love Marvel movies and superheroes? Put your knowledge to the test when you join a team and compete in a round of Marvel trivia. rg Mon Aug 27 3 - 4 pm

Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. 2nd & 4th Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Jun 9 & 23, Jul 14 & 28, Aug 11 & 25

Borrow a cookbook authored by the evening’s featured chef, Tyler Florence, and prepare a few recipes at home. Discuss the chef, recipes, food markets, and gadgets. Refreshments. rg Wed Jul 25 7 - 8:30 pm

NEEDLE ARTS Do you like to sew, knit, or crochet? Finish a project, start a new one, or simply meet other adults with similar interests. All skill levels welcome. Basic instruction available. Thursdays Jun 7 & 21, Jul 5 & 19, Aug 2 & 16 10 am -12 pm

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ECLECTIC EVENINGS

2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 12 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Jul 10 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Aug 14 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

NOONTIME BOOKS

3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Jun 21 Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy Jul 19 Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller Aug 16 The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION

4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm

Join us for a literary happy hour.

MEETS AT CENTRE PARK GRILL 8808 Centre Park Dr, Columbia, MD Jun 27 Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford Jul 25 Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford Aug 22 It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs

STORIES OF THE WORLD

1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 4 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy Jul 2 In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende Aug 6 The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

Join one of HCLS' varied book discussion groups for facilitated conversations about literature. The groups cover a wide range of genres and literary tastes — see if one is right for you. Books reserved at the branch for you to borrow. No registration needed.

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7700) BLACK FICTION

1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm Jun 2 The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Aug 4 Land of Shadows by Rachel Howzell Hall

NEW! BRIT LIT

3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am Jun 19 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Aug 21 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

GOOD READS

2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 11 News of The World by Paulette Jiles

NEW! IN OTHER WORLDS

4th Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm Jun 27 The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin Jul 25 The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE Fridays; 10 - 11 am Jun 29 Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

NEW! NON FICTION ADDICTION 3rd Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Jun 21 Packing for Mars by Mary Roach Jul 19 We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union

Help Howard County reach our goal of reading 100,000 books in 2018! It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! 1.

Create an account at hclibrary.beanstack.org

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Read whatever you enjoy most!

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Log each book you read at the address above, and it's added to the running total.

All ages invited to participate. Details at hclibrary.org/100KBooks. #100KBOOKS

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This year’s One Maryland One Book selection, with a theme of justice, is Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin. The book encapsulates an historical criminal justice milestone that took place in the State of Maryland that would eventually lead to the exoneration of hundreds of others wrongfully accused of heinous, violent crimes. Kirk Bloodsworth learned of a new technology, DNA fingerprinting, and realized it was his last chance to prove his innocence in this harrowing true crime account that

Look for opportunities in the fall to discuss this important title.

MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) BAS BLEU

ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) ELKS EXCELLENT READS

2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Jun 12 The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg Jul 10 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Aug 14 Reader's Choice

MURDER, MISCHIEF & MAYHEM 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 28 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley Jul 26 Our Kind of Traitor by John LeCarre Aug 23 A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

TALES THROUGH TIME

3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 19 The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan Aug 21 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK CLUB 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 14 Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta Aug 9 Salt Houses by Haya Alyan

GLENWOOD BRANCH (410.313.5577)

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 20 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Jul 18 Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Aug 15 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

GLOBAL READS

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 4 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure Jul 2 Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly Aug 6 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

TEA AND TOMES

3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Jun 21 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Jul 19 The Leavers by Lisa Ko Aug 16 News of the World by Paulette Jiles

SAVAGE BRANCH (410.313.0760) BOOKS ON TAP 1st Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm MEETS AT HYSTERIA BREWING COMPANY 9570 Berger Rd, Suite J, Columbia, MD Jun 6 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Aug 1 The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

MYSTERY Jun 13

2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

NONFICTION NEW! PAGE TO PICTURE

Saturdays; 3 - 4 pm Jun 23 Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman Jul 21 The Help by Kathryn Stockett Aug 18 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 20 Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang Jul 18 Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Aug 15 The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

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TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

family & friends

infant - toddler

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BABYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY OUT

All ages. Allow 30 min. Ticket required.

Ages infant-23 months. Ticket required. Allow 30 minutes.

Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Adults and children alike can relax and engage the creative areas of the brain while improving fine motor skills, increasing color awareness, and developing hand to eye coordination. tk Thu Jun 21 & Jul 19 7 pm

Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and visit with others. tk Saturdays Jun 2 - Aug 18 11 - 11:30 am

MOVIE TIE IN UKULELE SING ALONG

Stories, songs, and play with toys. tk Tuesdays Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 14

Families. Allow 30 min.

Sing (or hum) along to your favorite songs. Fridays Jun 22, Jul 20, Aug 17 1 pm

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Ages 18-36 months with adult. Ticket required.

10:15 -10:45 & 11:15 -11:45 am

preschool (2 - 5 years)

FAMILY MOVIES Families.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details. Create a craft before watching the movie viewing. Fridays; 1:30 pm Jun 22 Sing (PG, 2016) A koala stages a singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater.

HCLS Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3. Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

Jul 20 Coco (PG, 2017) Miguel, an aspiring musician, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Fridays Jun 1 - Aug 31 11 - 11:30 am

Aug 10 Cars 3 (G, 2017) Lightning McQueen sets out to prove that he's still the best race car in the world! Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

SING A STORY Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Registration required.

Hear a variety of musical stories and play an instrument. rg Mon Jun 18 10:30 - 11:15 am & 1:30 - 12:15 pm rg Thu Jun 21 7 - 7:45 pm

CRAFTERNOON Families; allow 30 min.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Tue Jul 10 1:30 - 3:30 pm photo credit: Kevin Berkoff

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RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults.

CALLS OF THE WILD: SOUNDS OF NATURE Families (all ages); 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Why do hissing roaches hiss? What animals have NO ears to hear? EcoAdventures animal experts introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations by bringing the sounds of nature indoors. Clear your throat and make some animal sounds. How do you compare to a lion or the loudest bird in the world, the Screaming Piha? Participate in an animal training session learned from voice commands and clicker sounds cues. Opportunity for hands-on encounters with live animal ambassadors. rg

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KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg Registration begins Aug 8 for all sessions. Wed Aug 15 2 & 4 pm Thu Aug 16 7 pm Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers are welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Sat Jun 23 2 - 2:45 pm rg Tue Jul 17 7 - 7:45 pm rg Mon Aug 13 10:30 am - 11:15 am

HEXBUG MAZE

STICKER FUN

Ages 6 -10. Registration required.

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required.

STEM Challenge! Plan, build, and problem solve to create a hexbug maze. rg Tue Aug 21 2 - 3 pm

A colorful story and sticker craft to enjoy with your child. rg Tue Jun 26 10:30 - 11 am

HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills.

GAME NIGHT Ages 9 -12. Allow 30 mins. Ticket required.

Play board games with others. tk Thu Aug 2

7 pm

BOOMWHACKERS Ages 8-11. Registration required.

DEAR: DOGS EDUCATING AND ASSISTING READERS Ages 5-10; allow 20 min. Parent/guardian must sign permission slip prior to each session.

Read to dogs or have the dogs read to you! Fidos for Freedom’s therapy dogs available for drop-in reading sessions. Fridays Jun 8 & 22 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Join us for a Boomwhacker adventure. Learn to play a few musical notes followed by a structured activity. rg Wed Aug 8 2 - 3 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB Ages 7-10. Registration required.

A book club for mothers and daughters to share the joy of reading together. Each month we discuss the book we read and create a craft. rg Thursdays Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9 7 - 7:45 pm

HONEY-HONEY-LION! Ages 5 -9 60 mins. Registration required.

Listen to this story from Africa by Jan Brett, then make an instrument to add sound effects. rg Mon Jul 16 2 - 3 pm

YOUNG STORYTELLERS Ages 8-10. Registration required.

Learn basic oral and written storytelling techniques as you use creative prompts and participate in group storytelling activities. Hone your expressive language skills while letting your imagination run free. rg Tue Jul 24 1 - 2 pm

FISH RULE Ages 5-7. 45 mins. Ticket required.

Based on the book Ants Rule, children use non-standard methods to measure, count, and compare. tk Wed Jul 25 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

FORK ART Ages 5-7 with adult; 45 min. Registration required.

Enjoy stories and music, then use a fork to craft bears, flowers, ducks, or hedgehogs. rg Mon Jul 30 10:30 - 11 am

MY FAVORITE PET IS…A ROCK Ages 5-9 with adult; 45 min. Registration required.

Bring some rocks from your collection to display and share your story. Choose and decorate a new pet. rg Mon Aug 6 2 - 3 pm

HOMEWORK CLUB Ages 8-17. Through June xx.

Work on your homework and participate in activities. Snack available. Mondays - Fridays; 3 - 5 pm (school days only)

STEP INTO VR Ages 12-17. Allow 20 min. Registration and signed release form required.

See what everybody is talking about. Drive a car, descend to the bottom of the ocean, or play a mind-bending puzzle game using exciting new technology. rg Tuesdays Jun 5, Jul 3 & 24, Aug 14 6 - 8 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. rg Fri Jun 29 4 - 5 pm

HIGH PRESSURE ROCKETS

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tweens (9 - 12 years)

Ages 11-17. Registration required. Use NASA software to determine the best configuration for your air and water rockets. Then, build rockets to your specifications and aim for the sky. Must attend both sessions. rg Tue & Wed Jul 17 & 18 6 - 8 pm

GAME DAY Ages 11-17. Play Uno, Sorry, and other classic games. Thursdays Jul 19 & Aug 16 6 - 8 pm

MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date.

Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg Fri Aug 31 4:30 -5:30 pm

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410.313.7700

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

ADULTS CLEVER COLORING

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All ages.

HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE RESUME Registration required.

CHAT WITH A COP

Learn how to create an effective resume that impresses prospective employers, uses a format appropriate for the industry, and communicates your talents and experience easily and well. rg Mon Jun 25 10:30 - 11:30 am

Enjoy a cup of coffee and engage in conversation with a representative of the Howard County Police Department. Tue Jun 12 4 - 5 pm

WRITING WORKSHOP: THE INTERSECTION OF MEMOIR AND POETRY

Stop in and relax while coloring or exercise your brain by doing word search puzzles – or do both! Supplies provided. Mondays Jun 4 & Jul 2 7 - 8 pm

IN STITCHES Bring your knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, or other needlework projects. Exchange ideas, tips, and a few laughs. Tuesdays Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 7 - 8:30 pm

GERMAN CONVERSATION CLUB Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Thursdays Jun 14 & Jul 12 12 - 1 pm

BUSINESS & POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP Registration required.

Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy. rg Tue Jun 19 6:30 - 8 pm Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole

TECH STOP Need help navigating Google Drive? Have an email related question or curious about new apps? Drop in with your everyday technology questions and our volunteers assist you in finding the answers. Wednesdays Jun 25 - Aug 25 4 - 6 pm Saturdays Ongoing 11 - 3 pm

Registration required.

Have you considered writing a memoir but wonder where to begin? Memoirist and poet Ann Bracken leads a series of prose and poetry writing exercises. Explore the reasons for writing a memoir, learn to craft scenes, and discuss the place of poetry as a vehicle for capturing concise impressions of the past. Bring questions and ideas for an engaging afternoon of writing. rg Tue Jun 26 6:30 - 8:30 pm

ENCORE CINEMA Don’t miss this "see-again" worthy DVD movie on a large screen! Doors open at 6 pm. Refreshments available before the start of the movie. Titles announced in branch and online, or email encorecinema@hclibrary.org Thu Jun 28 6:30 - 9 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources & Services

STOP THE BLEED Injuries can happen quickly and a person can bleed out in a matter of minutes. Knowing what to do can save a person’s life. Learn how to identify and control life threatening bleeding with proper equipment and knowledge. Mon Jul 23 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Fire and Rescue Services

OPIOID RESPONSE TRAINING Learn how to respond to an opioid overdose, how to administer naloxone, legal protections for those who provide aid in the event of an overdose, and how to access opioid response resources in Howard County. Wed Jun 13 7 - 7:45 pm In partnership with Howard County Health Department

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elkridge Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075

410.313.5077

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

BLACK GOLD FOR YOUR GARDEN: VERMICOMPOSTING 101 Registration required.

BICYCLE SAFETY CHECK AND TIRE CHANGING CLINIC Ages 14 & up; 45 - 60 min. Registration required for each session.

A bicycle expert from Race Pace Bicycles demonstrates bicycle safety checks, tire changing, and basic bike care. Practice removing wheels, replacing an inner tube, and remounting and reinstalling wheels. Learn how to check for loose bearings in wheels and frame, tighten the correct bolts, and lubricate a bike chain. rg Tuesdays Jun 5 - Jul 24 7 pm

PAINT & PLANT

Learn how the lowly worm can help reduce waste and nourish your garden. Turn your kitchen scraps into black gold, a rich soil amendment to feed your garden and potted plants. Discover the basics of vermicomposting, including how to make an indoor worm bin. rg Sat Jul 21 12:30 - 2 pm

family & friends

Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

FAMILY COLORING HOUR

Paint a clay pot, then fill it with a plant. Enjoy stories and songs, too! rg Sat Jun 16 1 - 1:45 pm & 2:30 - 3:15 pm

All ages. Allow 30 min.

HOMEMADE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Ages 6-10. Registration required.

If you love music as much as you enjoy making things, join these creative forces and make a musical instrument. rg Sat Jun 30 2 - 2:45 pm Guitar rg Sat Aug 25 2 - 2:45 pm Drum

INTRO TO TUNISIAN CROCHET Learn the basics of Tunisian crochet. No experience with regular crochet necessary. rg Sat Jun 23 2 - 4 pm

REPAIR CAFE Registration required.

Repair Cafes assist and teach people how to repair household electrical and mechanical devices, bicycles, clothing, and other small objects. With a goal of reducing waste and maintaining skills around repairs, the cafe strengthens social cohesion. Bring your broken goods and work with volunteers to fix them. rg Sat Jul 14 1 - 4 pm In partnership with Transition Howard County

Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Adults and children alike can relax and engage the creative areas of the brain while improving fine motor skills, increasing color awareness, and developing hand to eye coordination. Tuesdays Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 7 - 8 pm

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DIY Education Center

MOVIE NIGHTS All ages. Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. Tuesdays Jun 19 6:30 pm Wonder (PG, 2018) The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Jul 17 7 pm Coco (PG, 2017) Miguel, an aspiring musician, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Aug 21 7 pm Paddington 2 (PG, 2017) Paddington finds the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

CRAFTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;N CREATIONS All ages. Allow 30 min.

Drop in and make fun crafts. Fri Jul 6 2 - 4 pm Tue Aug 28 10 am - 12 pm

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RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

410.313.5077

HCLS Children’s Instructors teach social skills, listening,comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3.

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preschool (2 - 5 years)

Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Tuesdays Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

MOVE TO THE MUSIC Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Learn to feel the music as you sing, play, explore, and move. tk Thursdays Jun 7 - Aug 30 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

SOUNDS OF NATURE Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

CALLS OF THE WILD: SOUNDS OF NATURE Families (all ages); 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Why do hissing roaches hiss? What animals have NO ears to hear? EcoAdventures animal experts introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations by bringing the sounds of nature indoors. Clear your throat and make some animal sounds. How do you compare to a lion or the loudest bird in the world, the Screaming Piha? Participate in an animal training session learned from voice commands and clicker sounds cues. Opportunity for hands-on encounters with live animal ambassadors. rg

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What do you hear in these sounds? Tune in to the world around us with stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays; 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm Jun 19 Rain, Rain, Go Away Jul 17 Buzz, Click, Chirp Aug 21 Cluck, Moo, Oink, and E-I-E-I-O!

CELEBRATE WITH A PARADE Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate the day with stories, songs, a craft, and mini parade. tk Tue Jun 26 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm

BOOK BONANZA Ages 4-6. Ticket required.

Practice early literacy skills while laughing and playing. Join us for interactive stories, songs, and games. tk Wednesdays Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22 2 - 2:30 pm

ROCKIN’ ROBIN TWIST & SHOUT Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Dance and move to some classic rock and movement songs. tk Wed Jul 18 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

ROCKIN’ ROCKETS Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Blast off into space and have a rockin’ good time with stories, songs, and a craft. Watch out for asteroids! tk Tue Jul 24 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm

BE-BOP, DOO-WOP-DOO Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Explore jazz through music, stories, and activities. Tue Jul 31 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm

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book clubs (5 - 14 years) DIVERSE MIDDLE SCHOOL READS Ages 9 - 13; 60 min. Registration required.

kindergarten - grade 5 HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills. RETRO MUSICAL GAMES Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

SUPER STEM Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts with stories and activities. Contact with food may occur. tk Fridays; 2 - 2:45 pm Jun 15 Dancing with Chemistry Jul 20 Spaghetti Engineering Aug 3 Volcanoes Rock!

BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required.

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! tk Fri Jun 29 2 - 3 pm

Jul 23 India Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula Freedman Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks Aug 27 France The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Fanny in France: Travel Adventures of a Chef’s Daughter with recipes by Alice Waters The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

tweens (9 - 12 years) UKULELE: LEARN & SING ALONG Ages 9-12. Ticket required.

Learn basic ukulele chords so you can play and sing along to a few tunes. tk Tue Jun 26 7 - 8 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

KINDNESS ROCKS! Ages 6-10. Registration required.

Create an inspirational rock with an encouraging message. Give the rock to someone or leave it in a public area as a surprise. Bring an apron or dress for mess. rg Sat Jul 21 2 - 2:45 pm

GUITAR ART Ages 6-8. Registration required.

Create guitar art! Think about the name of your guitar art and designs to express your ideas. Presented by an Abrakadoodle Art instructor who has experience as a visual artist, cartoonist, illustrator, and guitar painter. rg Sat Jul 28 2 - 3:30 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg Registration begins Aug 6 for all sessions. Mon Aug 13 2 pm Wed Aug 15 10:30 am Thu Aug 16 4:30 & 7 pm Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

BLOCK PARTY: FUN WITH LEGO® BLOCKS Ages 5 & up; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required.

Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. tk Mon Aug 13 7 - 8 pm

UKULELE: LEARN & SING ALONG Ages 7-10. Ticket required.

Learn basic ukulele chords so you can play and sing along to a few tunes. tk Tue Aug 28 4 - 5 pm

TEEN FICTION WRITERS WORKSHOP Ages 13-18. Registration required.

Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer’s notebook. rg Mondays Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6 7 - 8:30 pm

GAMING 101 Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Tired of the same entertainment? Laugh, compete, and make new friends as you master fun party games. Refreshments. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 11 Codenames Jul 9 Escape the Room: The Werewolf Experiment Game

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Get moving and have fun playing musical chairs, hot potato, the limbo, and the freeze. tk Tuesdays Jun 12, Jul 10 & Aug 14 2 - 2:45 pm

Discover countries, cultures, and histories from around the globe. Choose at least one of a selection of books to read each month. Discuss while exploring a corresponding interdisciplinary STEM + Art project. rg Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 25 Iran On Two Feet and Wings One Boy’s Story of Survival by Abbas Kazerooni It Ain’t So Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas Elephant in the Dark by Mina Javaherbin

STOP MOTION ROCKS! Ages 11-19. Registration required.

Collaborate in teams to create a stop motion animation music video using music in our collection or an original piece created by your team. Sculpt characters, storyboard plot, design sets, and photograph stills. Then, bring your family and friends to a Red Carpet Awards Show and Ceremony (see below). rg Mon - Thu Jun 25 - 28 2 - 4 pm

STOP MOTION ROCKS! RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY All ages. Drop in.

You are cordially invited to a special screening of the stop motion animation films created by the talented students at HCLS Elkridge, Glenwood, and Miller branches throughout the summer. Let’s show our appreciation for their amazing collaborations. Mon Aug 20 7 - 8:30 pm

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RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults.

Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075

TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

410.313.5077

GOOGLE EXPEDITION, WORLD TOUR Ages 11 - 18 Registration required for each session.

Explore the music, art, and history of the world through Google Expedition virtual reality classes, games, and STEM activities. Explore multiple countries each day. rg Mon - Thu Jul 9 - 12 2 - 4 pm

SPY SCHOOL 101

elkridge branch

Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Could you be a spy? Explore the shadow-world of espionage through the stories, artifacts, and tradecraft that only the Spy Museum can uncover. Students learn about the Secret History of History and participate in various activities. Take a virtual field trip, hosted by the International Spy Museum. rg Wed Jul 25 4 - 4:45 pm

MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date.

Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg rg

Thu Sat

Aug 9 Aug 11

7 - 8 pm 3 - 4 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Sat Jun 2 4 - 5 pm

No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Register for each class separately. rg 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 21 Seascapes Jul 19 Leather Carving Aug 16 Paper Mosaic

INVESTMENT PLANNING Registration required.

Does investing seem like an alphabet soup? Do you know the difference between an ETF and MF, or MMF and CD? Are you risk averse and worried about losing money? rg Tue Aug 7 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

WORLD WAR II ARTIFACTS

ADULTS BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Tuesdays Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 1 - 3 pm

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. 3rd Saturdays Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18 10:30 am - 12 pm

HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE RESUME Registration required.

Learn how to create an effective resume that impresses prospective employers, uses a format appropriate for the industry, and communicates your talents and experience easily and well. rg Mon Jun 18 10:30 - 11:30 am

ART IN THE AFTERNOON No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Register for each class separately. rg 3rd Tuesdays; 2 - 3:30 pm Jun 19 Seascapes Jul 17 Leather Carving Aug 21 Paper Mosaic

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Registration required.

Nicholas Keplinger explains the history of many pieces from his collection of rare military relics, mostly from World War II. He tells the fascinating stories about his quest to return military items to families - from Purple Heart medals to World War II letters from the German resistance. rg Thu Aug 16 7 - 8 pm

INTRO TO QUILLING Registration required.

Papercrafters and scrapbookers, learn the traditional folk art of quilling! rg Sat Aug 18 2 - 4 pm

GETTING TO KNOW UKE! Registration required.

Curious about the HCLS ukulele collection? Handle a ukulele as you learn how to tune one and its various parts. Also, learn about resources to use at home. rg Tue Aug 28 7 - 8 pm

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.

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glenwood Glenwood Branch 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

410.313.5577

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

family & friends

infant & preschool

I’M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER

BABY’S PLAY DATE

Families up to age 10 with adult; 30 - 45 min. Register children only.

Ages infant-23 months. Ticket required.

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. rg Sat Jun 9 2 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. tk Thursdays Jul 5 & 26, Aug 23 10:30 - 11 am

Challenge the whole family with a variety of STEM activities. Register each child attending and for each session separately. rg Fridays; 2 - 3:30 pm Jun 22 Slinky Science Jul 6 Kinetic Sculptures Aug 3 Sound System Science

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Refreshments. (PG, 2012)

Dracula runs a hotel for monsters to get away from the humans, but one day a human boy comes to the hotel and falls for Dracula's teenage daughter. What will this mean for Dracula? Wed Jun 27 7 - 8:30 pm

Stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays Jun 12 - Aug 21 no class July 3

10:30 - 11 am

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Families, with adult. Allow 45 min.

Ages 18-36 months with adult. Ticket required.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Refreshments. (PG, 2012)

Dracula is concerned his grandson is not monster enough and his daughter will take him to live with the humans. Can Dracula and his friends help his grandson find his inner monster? Catch up on the story before Hotel Transylvania 3 is released on DVD in July! Thu Jun 28 7 - 8:30 pm

ART WORKSHOP: PAINTING MUSIC Families, ages 6 & up. Registration required.

An art workshop inspired by Hervé Tullet’s book Art Workshops for Children. Each dynamic class sparks imagination, fosters creativity, and builds community. rg Tue Jul 3 2 - 2:45 pm

UKULELE SING ALONG Families, with adult. Ticket required. tk

Fri

Jul 13 3 - 3:30 pm

CRAFTERNOON Families. Allow 30 min.

Make fun children's crafts. Fri Jul 27 1 pm

KINDNESS ROCKS! Families, with adult.

Create an inspirational rock with an encouraging message. Give the rock to someone or leave it in a public area as a surprise! Bring an apron or dress for mess. Sat Aug 11 3:30 - 4:15 pm

VIRTUAL EXPEDITIONS: GLOBAL WONDERS Families with adult. Registration and a signed release form required for each person participating.

Use Google Expeditions Virtual Reality headsets to take a virtual visit to worldwide destinations. rg Wed Aug 22 11 - 11:45 am

CALLS OF THE WILD: SOUNDS OF NATURE

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FAMILY STEM CHALLENGE

TIME FOR US

Families (all ages); 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Why do hissing roaches hiss? What animals have NO ears to hear? EcoAdventures animal experts introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations by bringing the sounds of nature indoors. Clear your throat and make some animal sounds. How do you compare to a lion or the loudest bird in the world, the Screaming Piha? Participate in an animal training session learned from voice commands and clicker sounds cues. Opportunity for hands-on encounters with live animal ambassadors. rg

Sat

Aug 18

2 pm

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glenwood

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults.

Glenwood Branch 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

410.313.5577

preschool (2 - 5 years)

SQUEAK YOUR HEART OUT, GERONIMO STILTON

HCLS Children’s Instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3.

It’ll be a “mouseical” adventure with activities, games, and a little Mozart! Make a souvenir. rg Thu Jun 21 2 - 3 pm

Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

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SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Mondays Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 6:30 - 7 pm

STORYBOOK FRIENDS: GROOVIN’ AUTHORS!

ROCK WALL ART Ages 6-8. Registration required.

Rock legend John Lennon created a wall that represents symbols of youthful ideals such as love and peace. Creating public art is sometimes called graffiti, which some places allow and other ban. Join an Abrakadoodle Art instructor to make a 'wall' to honor someone you admire. Use lines to create a simple portrait and words to express your admiration. rg Sat Jun 30 3:30 - 5 pm

READER’S THEATER Ages 6-8. Registration required.

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Wednesdays; 10:30 - 11 am Jun 13 Sandra Boynton Jun 20 Jane Cabrera Jun 27 James Dean and Eric Litwin

Create some drama! Read, rehearse, and perform a reader’s theater script. Build literacy fluency and confidence while having fun. Performance takes place in the last 10 minutes of class. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jul 11 Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Aug 8 Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin

FINGERPAINT FRIDAY

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME

Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required. Register for each class separately.

Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required. rg

Fri

Jul 6

10:15 - 10:30 & 11:15 - 11:30 am

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: SHOULD I SHARE MY ICE CREAM? Ages 3-7 with adult. Registration required.

Gerald has a delicious dilemma. Can he solve it? Enjoy stories, activities, and a frosty refreshment. rg Wed Jul 11 10:30 - 11 am

RHYME TIME STEM Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

Introducing simple STEM concepts through activities relating to favorite children’s rhymes. rg Wednesdays Aug 1 - 15 10:30 - 11 am

For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg Registration begins Aug 15 for all sessions. Wed Aug 22 7 pm Thu Aug 23 10:30 am & 4 pm Sat Aug 25 11:30 am Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

book clubs (5 - 11 years) BOOK - N - CRAFT: BEATS AND RHYTHMS

Kindergarten - grade 5 Play Bingo featuring book characters, and win a book! rg Fridays Jun 15 & Aug 10 3 pm

Read a picture book together, followed by a short discussion and a related craft. rg Saturdays 3:30 - 4:15 pm Jun 16 Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle Jul 7 Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown Aug 11 Tito Puente, Mambo King by Monica Brown

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: PAUL KLEE

FICTION FRIENDS

Ages 7-10. Registration required.

Ages 8-11. Registration required.

Explore how Paul Klee made beautiful connections between music, art, and words. Learn about some of his best known works, then use his techniques to create a piece of art. rg Mon Jun 18 4:30 - 5:15 pm

A book club for children with a passion for chapter books. Read the assigned title, then come to discuss, play games, and make crafts. Please read the book before the session. Titles available at the branch. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 20 Dinosaurs before Dark (A Magic Tree House Book) by Mary Pope Osborne Jul 25 Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald Aug 15 Alien in My Pocket by Nate Ball

BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

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tweens (9 - 12 years)

PRACTICE SAT EXAM

STEM & STORY: PAPER PLANE PERFECTION

Take a practice SAT test with C2 Educational Centers. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline.

Ages 9-13. Parents encouraged to attend. Registration required.

Build and test paper airplanes to discover the optimal design. This fun hands-on workshop integrates STEM concepts with writing skills. rg Wed Jun 13 7 - 8 pm

ART ESCAPE: BEADS & BEATS Ages 9-18 and adults. Allow 30 min.

Rock on and craft a variety of music-inspired fusible bead creations. Tue Jun 19 2:30 - 4 pm

ART LAB: MUSICAL MAGNETS Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Explore art using a variety of bold, tactile, and fun techniques. rg Mon Jul 23 7 - 8 pm

BOARD GAME BUILDING ROCKS! Build a board game using basic game design principles. Sat Jul 28 3:30 - 4:30 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) COLLEGE ESSAYS Ages 13-19. Parents encouraged to attend with student.

The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for writing college essays with content geared specifically for rising high school seniors. rg Tue Jun 5 7 - 8 pm rg Sat Aug 25 3:30 - 4:30 pm

jUKEbox JAM SESSION Ages 11-18 & adults. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

Learn chords and popular songs on the ukulele in an impromptu jam session. Bring your music and ukulele or use ours. rg Wed Jun 20 3:30 - 4:30 pm

HAMILTON ROCKS! Ages 9-18.

Sing-a-long to Hamilton with like-minded musical fans. Costumes encouraged. Refreshments. Tue Jun 26 7 - 8 pm

Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Thu Jul 26 1 - 5 pm Results (Parents welcome) Wed Aug 8

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6 - 7 pm

STOP MOTION ROCKS! Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Collaborate in teams to create a stop motion animation music video using music in our collection or an original piece created by your team. Sculpt characters, storyboard plot, design sets, and photograph stills. Then, bring your family and friends to a Red Carpet Awards Show and Ceremony (see p. 21) where you can see the final musical product from each of participating branches. rg Mon, Tue, Wed Jul 30 - Aug 1 2 - 3:30 pm Red Carpet Awards Show: Mon Aug 20

7 - 8:30 pm

Elkridge Branch

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP Ages 13-19. Registration required. Refreshments.

Discuss the elements of college admissions essays with a former college writing center professional to improve your first draft or begin the writing process. Bring your first draft and/or laptop (both optional). Content geared for high school juniors and seniors. rg Mon Aug 6 11 am - 12:30 pm

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS Ages 13-19. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student. Registration required.

The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for applying to colleges and writing college essays. rg Tue Aug 21 7 - 8:30 pm

VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS Ages 13-19. Parents welcome. Registration and signed release form required.

Local expert Gail Jacobson shares the secrets to a successful college visit. Also, tour a variety of college campuses virtually using Google Expeditions headsets. rg Tue Aug 28 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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Ages 9-12.

Ages 13-19. Registration required.

MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg

Wed Aug 1 7 - 8 pm

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ADULTS WALK-N-TALK On your mark, get set....Walk! All you have to do is lace-up your sneakers and come walk with us. Walkers of all ages and abilities meet under the awning for a walk around Western Regional Park, weather permitting. Fridays Jun 1 - Aug 17 9:30 am

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm Jun 4 & 18, Jul 16, Aug 6 & 20

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ASK A MASTER GARDENER Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Jun 9 & 23, Jul 14 & 28, Aug 11 & 25

SUMMER eREADING ROCKS @ YOUR LIBRARY Interested in keeping your bag light by borrowing eBooks for vacation? Learn about HCLS Now! eBooks available for borrowing. Mon Jun 18 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

ART ESCAPE: BEADS & BEATS Grades 6-12, Adults. Allow 30 min.

Rock on and craft a variety of music inspired fusible bead creations. Tue Jun 19 2:30 - 4 pm

Registration required.

Chill out this summer and learn a variety of notes and chords to play rock songs on the ukulele. Bring your ukulele or use one of ours. rg Thu Jul 12 7 - 8 pm

FARMING YOUR FALL FEAST Registration required.

Master Gardener Kent Phillips explains how to extend your gardening season from late summer into early fall. Learn how to have fresh leaf lettuces, spinach, broccoli, and other vegetables for your Thanksgiving table! rg Thu Aug 2 7 - 8 pm

ART ESCAPE: KINDNESS ROCKS Registration required.

Paint positive and uplifting messages and designs on smooth river rocks to spread creativity and kindness. Bring an apron or work shirt. rg Sat Aug 4 3 - 5 pm

MOVIE NIGHT: GREASE Refreshments. (PG-13, 1978)

Summer rocks at the library as we show a classic musical! Two teenagers from different worlds fall in love over the summer. When school begins again, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Thu Aug 16 6:30 - 8:30 pm

JUKEBOX JAM SESSION

VIRTUAL EXPEDITIONS: RED ROCK, EXPLORING THE GRAND CANYON

Grades 6-12, Adults. Registration required.

Registration required.

Join a ukulele instructor for an impromptu jam session to learn chords and songs on the ukulele. Bring your own music and ukulele or use ours. rg Wed Jun 20 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Explore the Grand Canyon from the comforts of the library meeting room using Google Expeditions virtual reality devices. rg Mon Aug 20 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS

Registration required.

Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. Saturdays Jun 23, Aug 11 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

VIRTUAL EXPEDITIONS: PLACES THAT ROCK! Explore Petra in the Jordan and Chichen Itza in Mexico using virtual reality to feel like you are there. rg Fri Aug 24 11 am - 12 pm & 3 - 4 pm

ANDY & JUDY: FOLK MUSIC CONCERT Folk music duo Andy & Judy perform a concert of original folk songs, traditional and modern folk classics. The concert has something for everyone with songs ranging from upbeat, toe tapping traditional folk to heartbreaking country ballads and stirring gospel tunes. Visit AndyJudySing.com to hear songs and learn more about these talented musicians! Sat Jun 23 1 - 2 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

JUST WHAT YOU’VE BEAN MISSING: VEGGIE CONTAINER GARDENING Registration required.

Are you limited by the space in your yard? Maximize your vegetable garden space by using containers. Master Gardener Kent Phillips describes selecting containers, locations, soil, and suitable plants. rg Mon Jun 25 7 - 8 pm

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Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.


miller 410.313.1950

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

enchanted garden ENCHANTED GARDEN EXPLORER PACKS Families. (Suggested ages, 3 & up.)

Visit the Enchanted Garden and explore nature and the features of our garden. Each pack contains a self-guided activity and supplies. Borrow Enchanted Garden Explorer Packs at the Children's Research Desk beginning in May.

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Charles E. Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB Discover the joy of gardening with Tween Sprouts. Learn to care for flowers, vegetables, soil, and the insects that help gardens thrive. Dress for outdoor adventure. rg Thursdays; 4:30 - 5:30 pm Jun 7 & 21, Jul 12 & 26, Aug 9 & 23

GREEN FINGERS GARDEN CLUB Ages 6-8. Ticket and signed release form required for each class.

Join the club to take part in the science and art of gardening. tk Mondays Jun 11, Jul 16, Aug 13 4:30 - 5:30 pm

AN ENCHANTED INSTALLATION Ages 11-17. Registration and signed release form required.

Use found and recycled objects to create an art installation in the Enchanted Garden. rg Wed Jun 20 7 - 8 pm

NATURE (MUSICAL) NOTES Ages 7-11. Ticket and signed release form required.

Ramp up your creativity with inspiration from the Enchanted Garden and produce an original song to a familiar tune with ukulele accompaniment. (Make and take musical notebook included.) Dress for outdoors. tk Wed Jun 27 2 - 2:45 & 4 - 4:45 pm

family & friends SUMMER READING KICK OFF: LIBRARIES ROCK! For children, teens, and adults.

Participate in activities, crafts, and games. Enjoy the music of live bands. See page 4. Sat Jun 2 10 am - 2 pm

CALLS OF THE WILD: SOUNDS OF NATURE Families (all ages); 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Why do hissing roaches hiss? What animals have NO ears to hear? EcoAdventures animal experts introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations by bringing the sounds of nature indoors. Clear your throat and make some animal sounds. How do you compare to a lion or the loudest bird in the world, the Screaming Piha? Participate in an animal training session learned from voice commands and clicker sounds cues. Opportunity for hands-on encounters with live animal ambassadors. rg

Tue

Jul 17

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Ages 9-11. Register for the series. Signed release form required once for all 6 sessions.

2 pm

KINDNESS ROCKS! Families ages 5 & up (adults must accompany children under age 8).

Create an inspirational rock with an encouraging message. Give the rock to someone or leave it in a public area as a surprise! Bring an apron or dress for mess. Tue Jun 5 7 - 8 pm Wed Jul 18 11 am - 1 pm Sat Jul 28 2 - 4 pm

COLORAMA! Families.

MUSICAL MONDAYS All ages. Ticket required.

Songs, stories, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. tk Mondays Jun 18 - Jul 23, Aug 6 - 27 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

Drop in and have fun coloring. We provide the materials, and you supply the imagination! Thu Jun 14 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm Tue Aug 14 2 - 2:45 pm & 7 - 7:45 pm

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miller Charles E. Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

410.313.1950

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

family & friends continued FAMILY MOVIES Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. Thu Jul 5 2 pm Fantasia (G, 1940) A classic collection of animated interpretations of some of the great works of Western classical music.

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Thu Jul 19 6:30 pm Coco (PG, 2017) Miguel, an aspiring musician, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Thu Aug 16 6:30 pm Sing (PG, 2016) A koala stages a singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater. Tue Aug 28 2 pm Wonder (PG, 2018) The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

MISAKO BALLET All ages; 30 - 45 min.

Members of the Misako Ballet perform favorites. Mon Aug 27 7 - 7:45 pm

Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate National Pink Day as we look at all things pink and pretty. Wear your favorite pink or princess outfit! tk Thu Jun 21 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

STORYBOOK FRIENDS Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Stories, songs, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. tk Thursdays; 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Jul 12 Finding Nemo & Dory Jul 26 Elephant & Piggie Aug 16 Pigeon & Duckling Aug 23 Trolls

toddler & preschool

Kindergarten grade 5

BABYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLAY DATE

MOANA LUAU

Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min.

Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and visit with others. Wed Jun 13 11 am - 12 pm

Ages 5-10; Ticket required Hula dance, ukulele fun, games, and a craft. tk Sat Jun 9 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm

PARAGRAPH PALS Ages 6-8. Registration required.

preschool (2 - 5 years) HCLS Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3. Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

BE HAP-PY! Ages 2-5. Ticket required.

Join the fun with the music of Hap Palmer! tk Thu Jun 7 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wednesdays Jun 13, Jul 11, Aug 8 7 - 7:30 pm

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PINK DAY

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For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Read the assigned book, then come to the book club for activities that include reading comprehension exercises, games, and a craft. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 20 The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems Jul 18 Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke Aug 15 Princess in Black by Shannon & Dean Hale

CONTINENTAL INSTRUMENTAL! Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Take tour of four continents through stories and music, then craft a musical instrument representing each culture. tk Thursdays; 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Jun 28 Asia Jul 19 Africa Aug 9 Australia Aug 30 Central/South America

6, 5, 4 MUSIC GALORE! Ages 4-6. Ticket required.

For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. tk Tuesdays Jul 3 - Aug 14 11 - 11:30 am


VIDEO GAMES AT THE SYMPHONY Ages 3-10 with adult; 25 - 55 min. Ticket required.

Learn about the genre of video game music and how it intersects with classical music. The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO) performs pieces from popular video games, both old and new. Explore the different instruments. tk Sat Jul 21 2 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg Registration begins Jul 23 for all sessions. Mon Jul 30 10:15 & 11:30 am Tue Jul 31 4:30 & 7 pm Wed Aug 1 2 & 7 pm Thu Aug 2 11 am Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

SCIENCE OF MUSIC AND MOOD Ages 7-11. Ticket required.

Collaborate in teams to create a stop motion animation music video using music in the HCLS collection or an original piece created by your team. Sculpt characters, storyboard plot, design sets, and photograph stills. Then, bring your family and friends to a Red Carpet Awards Show and Ceremony (see p. 21) where you can see the final musical product from each of participating branches. rg Mon - Fri Jul 9 - 13 2 - 4 pm Red Carpet Awards Show: Mon Aug 20

7 - 8:30 pm

Elkridge Branch

CD SCRATCH ART Ages 11-17. Registration required.

BOOKISH BUNTINGS Ages 7-10. Ticket required.

Upcycle books to create fun decorations for your space! tk Tue Aug 21 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm

Bonus Track: Upcycle a CD to create cool DIY doodle discs. The possibilities are endless! Wed Jul 11 7 - 8 pm

LEGO® WARS

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Ages 9-17.

150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Thursdays Jul 12, Aug 9 7 - 8 pm

DUCT TAPE FLIP-FLOPS Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Get ready for summer by creating a pair of flip-flops with duct tape. rg Sat Jun 9 3 - 4:30 pm

STEM + ART SATURDAY Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Explore a different science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept each session. rg Saturdays Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 18 4 - 5 pm

PARENT & TEEN BOOK CLUB

BOOK CAMP Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Test your trivia knowledge, play games, and enjoy pizza and a movie. rg Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm Games and trivia 5 - 6 pm Pizza 6 - 8 pm Movie Jul 18 School of Rock (PG-13) Aug 8 San Andreas (PG-13)

ROCK ON! GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS FIELD TRIP TO EL CAPITAN

Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Read and discuss books together. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 25 Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller Jul 30 Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Ages 11-17.

Climb with us as we visit one of the most famous rock walls in the world. Mon Jul 23 3:30 - 4:30 pm

CHESS CLUB Ages 9-17.

All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays Jun 26, Jul 31, Aug 28

Ages 11-19. Registration required.

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Learn the cool connection between music and mood with enlightening experiments and great games! tk Tue Jul 31 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm

STOP MOTION ROCKS!

MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL 7 - 8 pm

IMPROV UNDER THE STARS Ages 9-17. Registration and signed release form required.

Skits, games, fun, and laughter under the stars. rg Thursdays Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 23 6:30 - 8 pm

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS: CARDBOARD CAR DRIVE-IN MOVIE Ages 9-17. Registration required.

Roll in, grab a snack, and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG13). Need a set of wheels for the show? No problem: make a car using cardboard and other supplies. rg Sat Jul 7 1 - 2:30 pm Car creations 2:30 - 5 pm Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)

Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date.

Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg Tue Aug 14 3 - 4 pm rg Wed Aug 15 7 - 8 pm

THE AMAZING LIBRARY RACE Ages 9-17; 90 min. Registration required.

Have your passport ready as we play the library version of the Amazing Race. Teams compete in various fun and puzzling challenges. Finish the challenges and cross the finish line first! rg Thu Aug 30 6:30 - 8 pm

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miller Charles E. Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

410.313.1950

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

ADULTS

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. Visit hclibrary.org or the Enchanted Garden kiosk for dates and times. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 11 & 25, Jul 16, Aug 20 Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12 pm Jun 16 & 30, Jul 7 & 21, Aug 4 & 18

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DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL BLOG Creating and writing a blog offers a great way to build a space where you can share your writing and thoughts while generating discussion with others online. Blogger Reed Kohberger guides you through the process of envisioning, designing, and creating your blog; writing engaging articles; and cultivating a group of dedicated readers and commenters. Mon Jun 11 2 - 3:30 pm

CALMING CRAFTS Registration required.

Put down the news, turn off your devices, and find meditation through crafts (all artistic levels welcome). rg 2nd Mondays Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 7 - 8 pm

WALK-N-TALK On your mark, get set...Walk! All you have to do is lace-up your sneakers and walk with us. Walkers of all ages and abilities meet at the Enchanted Garden for a 30-minute jaunt around the campus, weather permitting. Tuesdays; 9:30 - 10 am Jun 12 & 26, Jul 10 & 24, Aug 14 & 28

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Discuss gardening questions. Mondays; 7- 8:30 pm Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (begins Jun 9)

eREADER TUESDAYS Need a quick refresher on downloading HCLS eBooks to your device? Drop in with your eReader or just your questions. Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

BRAIN FITNESS

Think you're smarter than a 5th grader? Prove it! Trivia topics include history, music, sports, and other topics. Come alone or with friends. Fun and refreshments provided.

TRIVIA AM 2nd Tuesdays

Jun 12, Jul 10

10:30 - 11:30 am

Jul 19, Aug 16

7 - 8 pm

TRIVIA PM 3rd Thursdays

HEARTFULNESS MEDITATION

Stay mentally sharp by working puzzles, word games, and other smart tasks. Tuesdays Jun 5 & Aug 14 10:30 - 11:30 am

Discover what Heartfulness Meditation entails and experience a guided meditation. Presented by Janakiraman Velu, avid practitioner and trainer of Heartfulness Relaxation/Meditation. rg Tuesdays Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 7 - 8 pm

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS

PINS AND NEEDLES

Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

PERENNIAL GARDENING Registration required.

Learn how to create and maintain a beautiful perennial garden. Presenter Paul Beares discusses design concepts, plant selection, soil preparation, on-going care, and sustainable practices. rg Thu Jun 7 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

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Bring projects you'd love to finish! Thursdays; 10 am - 12 pm Jun 14 & 28, Jul 12 & 26, Aug 9 & 23

VIRTUAL VACATIONING: SURF & TURF WITH GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS Registration required.

No time or money for a vacation? Discover the joy of a notravel-cost, no-time-lost, virtual vacation. Who knows - it may even help you plan your next travel destination! Under the Sea rg Tue Jun 19 2 - 3 pm National Parks rg Mon Jul 23 2 - 3 pm


SCREENING: WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

Cool off this summer by designing and constructing hand fans. Supplies provided. No experience necessary. rg Tue Jun 26 6:30 - 8 pm

Explore how people transform what most may consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes, while also reducing food waste and creating a more sustainable food system. Panel discussion and Q&A follows. (TV-MA, 2017) Wed Jul 25 2 - 4 pm In partnership with Howard County FarmCity and University of Maryland Extension

ROCK ON WITH BOLLYWOOD

MEET THE AUTHOR: STEPHANIE DRAY

FAN AWAY YOUR TROUBLES Registration required. Suitable for adults and children ages 11+.

Registration and signed release waiver required.

Explore the world of Bollywood dancing with Jaya Mathur as she demonstrates and teaches the basic steps of Bollywood dance and discusses examples of Bollywood music. rg Wed Jun 27 7 - 8 pm

SUMMER READING ROCKS AT YOUR LIBRARY Registration required.

Share and discuss your favorite summer reads with other participants and learn about exciting titles for your summer vacation. Discover the library's summer activities and adult class opportunities. rg Thu Jun 28 2 - 3 pm

4TH ANNUAL MASTER GARDENERS DEMO DAY IN THE ENCHANTED GARDEN

See page 5. rg Thu Jul 26 Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

7 - 8:30 pm

TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS Confused by tweets, hashtags, and DMs? Learn the Twitter basics you need to connect with friends, family, and the wider world. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Mon Jul 30 7 - 8 pm

BOOK CLUB BONANZA Converse about favorite books, book club tips, and discussion ideas. Win books and door prizes. Bring a list of books that your book club has discussed. rg Wed Aug 1 7 - 8:30 pm

UKULELE IN THE GARDEN

PIECE-FUL PUZZLING

Embark on a virtual tour of art museums around the world and discuss the lives and works of great artists. rg Fri Aug 10 2 - 3 pm

Invite your family and friends for a day of jigsaw puzzles. Whether you place only a few pieces or complete one, puzzles available to everyone. Wed Jul 11 10 am - 3 pm

TED TALKs: View and Discuss View an inspiring or thought-provoking TED Talk and explore the topic together afterward. TED Talks are short presentations on a vast array of topics, and are a great way to learn and discuss with others events of community and global interest in the sciences, technology, education, and other topics. Close captioned. 2nd Thursdays Jul 12, Aug 9 7 - 8:30 pm

Registration required.

Enjoy nature and learn to play with other ukulele enthusiasts. Use one of our ukuleles (supplies limited) or bring your own. rg Thu Aug 9 7 - 8 pm

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION Registration required.

BONSAI WORKSHOP Registration required.

Learn the Japanese art of Bonsai. Bring a plant and a pot; soil and wire provided. Instruction by Maryland Bonsai Association. rg Sat Aug 11 11 am - 12:30 pm

ENCHANTED GARDEN CARNIVAL Come one! Come all! Bring the family and have a ball at our second annual Enchanted Garden Carnival. Games, music, and fun for everyone! Wed Aug 22 6:30 - 8 pm

MANGA COLORING HOUR! Suitable for adults and teens age 14+.

Create and cultivate your imagination by coloring your favorite classic manga, anime and video game characters! Bring your art supplies or use ones provided. Sat Jul 14 2 - 3 pm

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Prepare for a successful gardening season and learn how to adopt sustainable gardening and landscape practices in your setting. Drop in for mini presentations and informal discussions led by University of MD Extension Howard County Master Gardeners. Sat Jun 30 10:30 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.

LIVING YOUR LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS In this workshop, Positive Living advocate Andrew Morgan invites you to reshape the “retirement” phase of your life. Learn how to reconnect to things that give you a sense of purpose and meaning, as well as the five keys to positive living and aging well. Mon Jul 16 2 - 4 pm

MOVIE MATINEE @ THE LIBRARY Grab some popcorn and join us for our Matinee Movie series. Refreshments provided before the movie begins. Closed captioned upon request. See you at the movies! Tuesdays; 4 - 6 pm Jul 24 The Way Home /Jibeuro (PG, 2002) Aug 21 Victoria & Abdul (PG-13, 2017)

BUTTERFLY GARDENING Registration required.

Enjoy the beauty of butterflies in your backyard. Learn how to select the best plants to attract butterflies, understand butterfly ecology, recognize garden practices that support butterflies, and identify types of local butterflies. Presented by Master Gardener Pat Greenwald. rg Thu Aug 2 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

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savage Savage Branch 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

410.313.0760

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

family & friends

infant - 23 months

SIDEWALK CHALK ART

BABY’S PLAY DATE

Families; allow 20 min.

Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min.

Drop in and create a sidewalk chalk masterpiece. Dress for mess and the outdoors, weather permitting. Thu Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16 10:30 am - 12 pm

Play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and visit with others. Tuesdays Ongoing 10 - 11 am

FAMILY MOVIES

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn! Saturdays; 2 pm Jun 30 Finding Dory (PG, 2016) Dory searches for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family.

HCLS Children’s Instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3. Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

Jul 28 Kubo and the Two Strings (PG, 2016) Kubo must find his late father’s magical suit of armour in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

STORYBOOK FRIENDS Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Aug 25 The Secret Life of Pets (PG, 2017) Max, a terrier, finds his calm and quiet life upended when his owner adopts a stray dog named Duke. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Stories, songs, activities, and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Sesame Street Sat & Wed Jun 2 & 6 10:15 - 10:45 am

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. tk Sat Aug 4 11:30 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

tk Laura Numeroff’s Stories Thu & Sat Jul 12 & 14

11:30 am - 12 pm

tk Shirley Parenteau’s Bears Mon & Sat Aug 13 & 18

11:30 am - 12 pm

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN Ages 3-5 with adult. 30 - 40 min. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wed & Sat Jun 13 & 16 10:15 am

CRAFTERNOON Ages 2-6 with adult; allow 30 min.

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Families.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16

1:30 - 3:30 pm

CALLS OF THE WILD: SOUNDS OF NATURE Families (all ages); 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Why do hissing roaches hiss? What animals have NO ears to hear? EcoAdventures animal experts introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations by bringing the sounds of nature indoors. Clear your throat and make some animal sounds. How do you compare to a lion or the loudest bird in the world, the Screaming Piha? Participate in an animal training session learned from voice commands and clicker sounds cues. Opportunity for hands-on encounters with live animal ambassadors. rg

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KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required.

Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg Registration begins Aug 16 for all sessions. Thu Aug 23 6:30 pm Sat Aug 25 11:30 am Tue Aug 28 10:15 am Wed Aug 29 10:15 am Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

SING ALONG Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate the music of well-known childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musicians as you dance, play, and sing. tk Thu Jun 28 11:30 am - 12 pm featuring egg shakers tk

Tue Jul 17 10:15 - 10:45 am Eric Litwin

tween (9 - 12 years)

ILLUSTRATORS ON PARADE Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

kindergarten - grade 5

BOOK 2 MOVIE CLUB Ages 9 & up.

Which is better: the book or the movie? Watch a movie based on a book, discuss, and eat popcorn. If you have not read the book, come anyway! Thursdays; 6 pm Jun 28 Wonder (PG) Jul 26 Oz The Great and Powerful (PG) Aug 23 Paddington 2 (NR)

GROWING UP WITH A BUCKET FULL OF HAPPINESS Ages 9-12; 90 - 120 min. Registration required once for the series.

Create an inspirational rock with an encouraging message. Give the rock to someone or leave it in a public area as a surprise! Bring an apron or dress for mess. tk Sat Jun 2 2 - 3 pm

Learn about gratitude and the power of compassion for self and others. Create and decorate a journal to express your point of view. Before the class, read Growing Up With a Bucket Full of Happiness by Carol McCloud. Design and tie-dye a shirt featuring a positive message. rg Sat Jul 7 & 21 2 - 4 pm

SAVAGE UKES

RHYTHM BEATS PAINTING

KINDNESS ROCKS Ages 5-9. Ticket required.

Ages 8-11.

Bring your ukulele, tuner, and desire to play! Beginners welcome. Saturdays Jun 16, Jul 28, Aug 11 2 - 2:45 pm

MUSIC MAKERS Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Join us for musical books and groovin' songs. Learn about a variety of instruments and celebrate music in its many forms! Craft to follow. rg Fridays Jun 29, Jul 27, Aug 24 2 - 2:45 pm

YOUNG STORYTELLERS Ages 8-10. Registration required.

Learn basic oral and written storytelling techniques as you use creative prompts and participate in group storytelling activities. Hone your expressive language skills while letting your imagination run free. rg Sat Jun 30 2 - 3 pm

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: JAZZ

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Listen to music and learn to paint using the beat and rhythm of music. Presented by an Abrakadoodle Art instructor who has has created several works inspired by music. rg Sat Aug 4 10:30 am - 12 pm

teen (grades 6 - 12) HOMEWORK CLUB For middle school students. Space is limited. Permission slip required.

Join us after school to work on your homework and participate in activities. Snack available. Mondays - Thursdays; 3 - 5 pm (school days only)

BOOK 2 MOVIE CLUB Which is better: the book or the movie? Thursdays; 6 pm See above for titles.

Ages 7-10. 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

HIGHLY-SELECTIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Explore the life and times of acclaimed jazz musicians. Respond to the music by painting spontaneous visual artworks. rg Sat Jul 7 2 pm

Open to all high school students and parents.

VIDEO GAMES AT THE SYMPHONY Ages 3-10 with adult; 25 - 55 min. Ticket required.

Learn about the genre of video game music and how it intersects with classical music. The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO) performs pieces from popular video games, both old and new. Explore the different instruments! tk Sat Jul 14 2 pm

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Discover the creativity of children's illustrators through stories and activities. tk Tuesdays; 2 - 2:45 pm Jul 10 Audrey Wood (crayon/pastels) Jul 17 Eric Carle (tissue paper/paint) Jul 24 Clare Beaton (felt/material) Jul 31 Lois Ehlert (mixed media)

Grades, test scores, and impressive activities alone won't get a student admitted to highly-selective schools. Discuss strategies for gaining admission to the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, Tufts, and the rest of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top tier colleges. While prestigious colleges are not necessarily right for everyone, students who are interested in these schools need straight answers about what it takes to be accepted. Tue Jun 5 6:30 - 8 pm

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savage Savage Branch 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

410.313.0760

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and at the beginning of the quarter for adults. TK: Ticket required; available 15 mins before class begins. Accomodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

teen (grades 6 - 12) continued ANIME CLUB Ages 13-17.

Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, play video games, work on your anime art, and win prizes! Thursdays Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16 6:30 - 8:30 pm

KINDNESS ROCKS

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Ages 10-17.

Tue

Jul 10

Create an inspirational rock with an encouraging message. Give the rock to someone or leave it in a public area as a surprise! Bring an apron or dress for mess. 6:30 - 8 pm

MIDSUMMER NIGHT JAM Calling all creative talent! Bring your songs, raps, poetry, and ukuleles and other musical instruments to our summer talent showcase. rg Tue Jul 24 6 - 8 pm

MOVING UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg Tue Aug 7 6:30 - 8 pm rg Sat Aug 18 3 - 4:30 pm

PRACTICE SAT EXAM Ages 13-19. Registration required.

Take a practice SAT test with C2 Educational Centers. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Sat Aug 11 11 am - 3 pm 5:30 - 6:30 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-17; drop-in.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service hours available. Refreshments. Tue Aug 14 6:30 - 7:30 pm

ADULTS LIFE SKILLS 101: NEW BABY ON THE WAY? TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP KEEP YOU ORGANIZED Discuss tips and trending products to help you organize your life before your new child, as well as systems for saving clothing to "hand down" to your next child. Presented by Christie Bell, CPC Owner of Orchid Professional Organizing. rg Wed Jun 6 7 - 8:30 pm

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Need help accessing eBooks, eAudiobooks, or streaming content on your laptop, phone, or tablet? Drop in with your questions. Thursdays; 6 - 7 pm Jun 7, 14, 28; Jul 5, 12, 26; Aug 2, 9, 23, 30

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Mondays Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 10 am - 12 pm

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Registration required.

Experienced writers critique others’ original near-publication ready work and exchange feedback. rg 2nd Mondays Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 7 - 9 pm

STILL LIFE WITH UKULELE

Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Results (Parents welcome) rg Tue Aug 21

TECH THURSDAYS

Practice your drawing skills with a music-themed still life. Materials provided. No instruction provided. Tue Jun 19 7 - 8:30 pm

ASK A GARDENER Ask a gardener questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. 4th Saturdays Jun 23, Jul 28, Aug 25 10 am - 12 pm

LIVING ARCHITECTURE: THE GREEN ROOF Registration required.

Learn about the environmental and personal benefits of a green roof which uses plants as insulation. A Master Gardener who has a green roof explains the structure, design, plant selection, and maintenance required. rg Thu Jun 28 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

SUMMER POP-UP CARDS 2.0 Registration required.

Learn how to make intermediate level pop-up cards with timely themes using Robert Sabuda’s designs. rg Thu Jul 12 7 - 8:30 pm

LIFE SKILLS 101: UNDERSTANDING CREDIT Registration required.

Learn about establishing and using credit, as well as understanding credit reports and scores. rg Wed Aug 1 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

MOVIE MATINEE: EASY A Spend the afternoon at the movies! A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (PG-13, 2010) Popcorn provided. Closed captioned. Tue Aug 21 2 - 4 pm

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.


PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

Frank and Yolanda Bruno Friends & Foundation of HCLS Howard County Public School System Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust M&T Bank Estate of Donald Charles Miller

$1,000 -$4,999 Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP | Judith & Edwin Cohen Foundation | Columbia Association | Commonwealth Digital Office Solutions | Connections Education LLC | Corporate Office Properties Trust | Costello Construction Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny, LLC | Foundations Counseling Center | Grimm + Parker Architects | Ronald and

Cynthia Gula | Hoenes Family Foundation, Inc. | Howard County General Hospital | Howard Hughes Corporation | M&T Bank | Mall in Columbia | MELOS, Inc. | Midwest Tape | Open Sense Solutions LLC UP TO $1,000 Accent Food Services | Brainfuse | The Business Monthly, Inc. | Cross Country Garden Club | Werner and Andrea Gruhl | Jeffrey Heath | Jane Keihm Hooker | The Horizon Foundation | LibraryWorks, Inc | Anne Markus | Wendy Moomaw | Recorded Books | Gary and Sara Rubloff | Mary V. Schultze | Friedel and Alvin Warner | Earl Wilkinson TRIBUTES In memory of Kathleen S. Glascock: Robert Owings Glascock, Cherry Edgerton-Bird In honor of Jen Sellers: Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Batson IN-KIND DONATIONS Books with a Past | Drama Learning Cetner/Red Branch Theatre Company | Jailbreak Brewing Company | HMart | Indigo Ink | Innovative Party Planners | Pizza Hut of Maryland, Inc. | Tous Les Jours | Turf Valley Resort and Spa | The Wine Bin | Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning

"As the director of the Library and Learning Commons at Howard Community College, I fully understand the importance of reading. I know first-hand that access to books, positive reading practices, and a connection with educational institutions supportive of selfdiscovery make a difference in the lives of students.

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Our sincere thanks to the following individuals, organizations, and businesses for their generous financial and in-kind donations to Howard County Library System between December 1 and February 28. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please call 410.313.7799 to report any errors or omissions.

Thanks to Howard County Library System, engaging reading experiences are always available and this is particularly important during students' summer breaks. Studies show that without classroom access and support students, especially those from lower income families, lose a portion of the academic gains they make during the school year. HCLS' Summer Reading Clubs help offset this "summer slide" and play a vital role in both maintaining and advancing children's reading levels. This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" -- and I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree more! That's why I joined Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System. My yearly donation helps provide books as a reward for a child's summer reading effort. And seeing their eyes light up when they receive that book is my reward. That's what it means to be a Friend!" - Nana Owusu-Nkwantabisa, Director, Howard Community College Library and Learning Commons, and member of HCLS Friends & Foundation

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