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Classes & Events Guide

sponsored by Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System


Letter from the President and CEO V25 N2

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HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Good Friday (State Holiday)

Easter

Apr 10

Apr 12

Professional Development Day

May 5

Memorial Day

May 24 & 25

L O C A T I O N S +  N U M B E R S HOURSplus 0NLINE PHONE RENEWALS

410.313.7890

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Beginning mid-March, you will receive an invitation from the U.S Census Bureau to participate in the 2020 Census online. Our staff will be ready to help answer your questions and assist you in confidentially completing the census on our computers. The census counts everyone in the United States. Results are used to determine how many seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives and how more than $675 billion in federal funds is distributed each year to support vital programs in states and communities across the country. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, libraries, roads, public works, and other vital programs — across the U.S., Maryland, and Howard County. The 2020 Census is easier than ever! Visit any of our branches for more information, to ask questions, and to complete the census. While you’re here, check out our classes for children and teens (from infants to high schoolers), as well as book discussion groups, workshops, and seminars for adults, including Eye Level, a new photography initiative and exhibit beginning in March (p. 3).

CENTRAL BRANCH

410.313.7800

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH

410.313.7700

ELKRIDGE BRANCH

410.313.5077

GLENWOOD BRANCH

410.313.5577

We hope to see you at these and the many other classes and events happening at HCLS.

410.313.1950

Best Regards,

10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723 MILLER BRANCH

9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

410.313.7750

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

9411 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Anne R. Markus, Chair Robert A. Mentz, Vice Chair Ankur (Andy) P. Dalal, Treasurer Phillip M. Dodge Thomas K. Munns Bruce I. Rothschild Antonia B. Watts

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Stand up and be counted! Once every decade, our federal government conducts a census of the entire population to count everyone in the United States and record basic information about them. Our nation’s founders believed these data were so important that they mandated the decennial census in the Constitution. In 2020, for the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online and by phone, in addition to mail.

Throughout this quarter, mark your calendar for our lineup of fascinating fiction and nonfiction authors and speakers. Richard Bell shares the story of five free African American boys who were sold into slavery (p. 4), Ron Charles explains what makes a good book (p. 4), Tina Cassidy discusses the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage (p. 6), Juliet Grames talk about her debut novel (p. 5), and Antero Pietila recounts Johns Hopkins’ role in shaping Baltimore (p.5).

Tonya Aikens President & CEO

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unexpected

Did you know? Howard County Library System is so much more than a great place to borrow books! Visit hclibrary.org/20in2020 to discover 20 unexpected ways we serve you.

twenty in 2 0 2 ACCOMMODATIONS:

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

MISSION/VISION:

CONTENT AND ENDORSEMENT:

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 and enhancing quality of life.

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.

SPRING 2020

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE STATEMENT: 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.


eyelevel

a photo study of life in Howard County, MD

Show us Howard County through your eyes! Where do you find joy or see challenges?

WORKSHOP 1: INTRODUCTION Registration required. Must be 18+ to participate.

In the tradition of “Great Democratic Art,” HCLS wants to give nearly 100 disposable cameras to people throughout Howard County to gain authentic views into the lives and activities of Howard County residents and workforce. If you are interested in being part of this grassroots art project, participate in the workshops, which are followed by a group photo exhibition at Central Branch in May. Workshop I includes background on street photography, project guidelines, and composition tips, then participants receive cameras. No experience with photography necessary. Participants required to use disposable cameras provided by HCLS.

ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) rg Sun Mar 8 1:30 - 3:30 pm GLENWOOD BRANCH (410.313.5577) rg

Mon

Mar 9

EYE LEVEL EXHIBIT Howard County Library System put cameras in the hands of nearly 100 people throughout the various neighborhoods in Howard County. This group photo exhibition showcases life in Howard County as seen from the perspectives of people from across the county. Participants used disposable cameras provided by HCLS, and submitted photos that offer authentic views into the lives and activities of Howard County residents and workforce. CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) May 18 - June 10

10 am - 12 pm

CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) rg

Tue

Mar 10

10 am - 12 pm

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7700) rg Tue Mar 10 6 - 8 pm SAVAGE BRANCH (410.313.0760) rg

Wed

Mar 11

10 am - 12 pm

MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) rg

Thu

Mar 12

1 - 3 pm

WORKSHOP 2: ARTIST STATEMENT & PHOTO SELECTION Registration required. Must have attended Workshop 1.

If you returned a camera from Workshop I, attend this session to develop an artist statement and select a photo for the exhibit.

ey e l ev e l : a p h oto stu dy

What is unique to how you experience life in this community?

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH rg

Tue

Apr 14

6 - 8 pm

For more about photography, visit bit.ly/HCLSphoto.

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MEET THE AUTHOR: RICHARD BELL STOLEN: FIVE FREE BOYS KIDNAPPED INTO SLAVERY AND THEIR ASTONISHING ODYSSEY HOME Registration encouraged.

Discover the gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.

meet th e authors

Richard Bell is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a BA from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Books available for purchase and signing. CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) rg Tue Mar 3 7 - 8:30 pm

“In Stolen Richard Bell brings to life amoral con men, heartless slave dealers and suffering victims. He vividly re-creates the squalid social environments of interstate human trafficking. His superbly researched and engaging book exposes previously hidden horrors of American slavery.” — Wall Street Journal

IN CONVERSATION: RON CHARLES Registration encouraged.

Channel your inner book critic! Join award-winning Washington Post Book World reviewer Ron Charles and learn what makes a good book, how to analyze books with humor and grace, and the best current novels. Ron Charles and his wife Dawn pioneered The Totally Hip Video Book Review in 2010, a satirical look at books and reviewing. MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) rg

Mon

Mar 23

Tune into HiJinx to learn about such topics as music, books, and history in a fun and entertaining way. Ron Charles of The Washington Post Book World joined the podcast in December 2018. Other recent episodes include the ABC & Ds of Leadership with Paul Schmitz and Teen Takeover with bestselling author Nikki Grimes. Visit hclibrary.org/hijinx or subscribe via iTunes.

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To read more like this, visit bit.ly/HCLSBell.

SPRING 2020

7 - 8:30 pm


To read more like this, visit bit.ly/HCLSGrames

MEET THE AUTHOR: JULIET GRAMES Registration rencouraged.

From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate. Juliet Grames' richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

“The author’s grandmother inspired this meaty family saga set in Calabria and Connecticut, crossing two centuries and five generations… In conjuring this absorbing life, Grames has created a satisfying doorstop of a book, rich in detail, tightly written and delightfully easy to get lost in.” —The New York Times “Magically real… Achieves what no sweeping history lesson about American immigrants could: It brings to life a woman that time and history would have ignored.” —Washington Post

Books available for purchase and signing. EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7700) rg

Wed Apr 1 Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

1 - 2 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: ANTERO PIETILA Registration encouraged.

Antero Pietila spent 35 years as a reporter with The Baltimore Sun, most of it covering the city's neighborhoods, politics, and government. A native of Finland, he became a student of racial change during his first visit to the United States in 1964. Pietila published Not in My Neighborhood in 2010, an eye-opening journey into Baltimore's residential segregation practices.

meet th e authors

Grames was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. A book editor, she has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna has been published in ten languages, including Italian.

In his newest book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins, Pietila weaves together a biography of the man with a portrait of how the institutions he founded shaped the racial legacy of an industrial city from its heyday to its decline and revitalization. Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists. One of America’s richest men, a Quaker, and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Hopkins was also one of the city’s defining developers.

"Hard-hitting and occasionally outrageous, this book gives us Baltimore by way of its most influential citizen and the institutions he created." — Deborah R. Weiner, co-author of On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore

Books available for purchase and signing. CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) rg

Tue

May 19

7 - 8:30 pm To read more like this, visit bit.ly/HCLSPietila.

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attend. learn. vote. “Compact and energetic...A double portrait of Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic president whose opposition to suffrage gave way to half-hearted support, and Alice Paul, the single-minded young Quaker who brought to America the radical tactics she learned from the British suffragettes.”

commu n ity engagement

– Wall Street Journal

MEET THE AUTHOR: TINA CASSIDY Registration required.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote with author Tina Cassidy as she discusses her book, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Explore the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson, and the courageous and near-death journey she undertook for women to gain the right to vote. Tina Cassidy, an acclaimed author and journalist, spent most of her career as a reporter and editor at the Boston Globe, where she covered a variety of topics, including business, politics, and fashion. She is also the author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born. “Appearing as we approach the 2020 centennial of the amendment’s ratification, this book is especially timely, filled as it is with inspiration and practical lessons for activists, including recognition of the value of groups working separately for the same goal. Cassidy…also draws us into the unstoppable power of a movement.” – Ms. Magazine

Learn more about the history of civic engagement and how to participate as a voter and citizen by engaging with HCLS’ lineup of classes, exhibits and resources. Visit hclibrary.org/votersmarts for an array of information about local and national elections. You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election in November.

SAVE THE DATES VOTER REGISTRATION: • ONLINE Tuesday, April 7, 2020 • BY MAIL Tuesday, April 7, 2020 • IN PERSON Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 EARLY VOTING: April 16 - April 23 from 10 am - 8 pm • HCLS Miller Branch • The Bain Center • Howard County Fairgrounds GENERAL ELECTION: November 3, 2020

RIGHTFULLY HERS Rightfully Hers, a popup exhibition from the National Archives, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) On view from through May 31

Books available for purchase and signing.

MARY CHURCH TERRELL: AN ORIGINAL OBERLIN ACTIVIST A traveling exhibition of the Oberlin College Libraries

In partnership with Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Columbia Art Center Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) rg

Thu 4 - 5:30 pm

Mar 19

To read more like this, visit bit.ly/HCLSCassidy

Mary Church Terrell's work at the intersection of race and gender in America is inspirational.

CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) On view from through April 3 Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

VOTES FOR WOMEN: See page 11 for related classes at Central Branch. AMERICAN CREED: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION Registration required.

In this powerful documentary, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy, and a diverse group of Americans explore whether a unifying set of beliefs, an American creed, can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us. After the screening, trained facilitators from Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center guide a discussion of the themes raised in the film. 6

SPRING 2020

CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) rg

Mon

Mar 16

6 - 8:30 pm

ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) rg

Thu

Apr 2

6 - 8:30 pm

SAVAGE BRANCH (410.313.0760) rg

Sat

Mar 28

2 - 4:30 pm

In partnership with Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center Sponsored by Citizen Film with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Move, groove, and discover while engaging in FREE hands-on learning activities relating to preschool movement and movement concepts including interactive games, songs, crafts, and stories. Free dental screenings. For children ages 3-5 and their families. For further details, call 410.313.1940 or email children@howardcountymd.gov. Sat

Apr 18

10 am - 1 pm

North Laurel Community Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel The Howard County Children's Discovery Fair is a Launch into Learning school readiness initiative sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Groups or individual students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in Howard County are invited to design a poster illustrating the theme of A Story Called Kindness. Entries due April 1. Details at hclibrary.org.

COLUMBIA ART CENTER (410.730.0075 ) 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia

A+ SIGNATURE INITIATIVES HCLS SPELLING BEE

Exhibit:

May 4 - 17

Reception & Awards:

Wed

May 6

6:30 - 8 pm

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center and Howard County Public School System

Cheer on Howard County’s top spellers as they compete for the chance to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Winners from school BumbleBees recognized on stage at the beginning of the evening. Details at hclibrary.org/students.

OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL (410.313.7750) Sat Mar 21 2 pm Sponsored by BB&T, Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, and the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust

HCLS RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE Celebrate teams of fourth and fifth grade students who transformed everyday materials into a wacky innovative machine to mark and cast an election ballot.

HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL (410.313.7750) Tue May 12 6:30 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and M&T Bank

BOOKMARK CONTEST May 11 - July 11 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.

announcements

POSTER CONTEST & EXHIBIT: A STORY CALLED KINDNESS

Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

HiTech Visit hclibrary.org/hitech-events for a calendar of upcoming open STEM labs, spring break sessions, and other classes.

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Tuesday

east columbia branch elkridge branch

Wednesday

Friday

Saturday

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now

ages 2 - 5

infant - 23 months

all ages

infant - 23 months

all ages

Mar 5 - Apr 30

6:30 pm TK Play Partners

7 pm TK Pajama Time

infant - 23 months

all ages

6:30 pm TK Pajama Time

10:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun

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

10:30 am TK Play Partners

all ages

Ages 2-3

all ages

infant - 23 months

Mar 24 - Apr 28

Mar 26-May 21

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

10:15 & 11:15 am TK Play Partners

10:15 & 11:15 am TK 3, 2, Fun

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

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

infant - 23 months

Ages 2-3

all ages

all ages

1:30 pm TK Just For Me

7 pm TK Pajama Time

Ages 3-5

all ages

Apr 6 - May 18

10:30 am RG Just For Me

10:30 am TK Baby's Play Date

7 pm Pajama Time

10:30 am TK All Together Now

10:30 am TK All Together Now

Ages 3-5

infant - 23 months

all ages

all ages

all ages

Mar 10 - 31, Apr 14 - 28

Mar 4, Apr 1, May 13

Apr 9

10:30 am TK Play Partners infant - 23 months

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Mar 11 - 25, Apr 8 - May 6

7 pm TK Pajama Time

10:15 & 11:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners

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

1030 am TK Play Partners

all ages

Ages 2-3

infant - 23 months

all ages

infant - 23 months

Apr 14 - May 26

Mar 4 - May 13

Mar 21 - May 16 *Apr 11

2 pm TK All By Myself Ages 4-6

Mar 24 - May 26

10:15 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Mar 2 - May 11 1:30 pm Just For Me Ages 3-6 Mar 2 - May 11 6:30 pm Play Partners infant - 23 months

Mar 2 - May 11

10 am Baby's Play Date

10:30 am Play Partners

10:15 am Just For Me

10:15 am Picture Book Parade

10:15 am All Together Now

infant - 23 months

infant - 23 months

Ages 3-6

ages 2 - 5, with craft

Mar 4 - May 13

all ages

Mar 5 - May 14

Mar 6 - May 15

7 pm Pajama Time

All Together Now

all ages

all ages

*Mar 31

May 22 & 29 Visit hclibrary.org, under the classes & events tab, for class descriptions and details.

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Thursday

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

glenwood branch

savage branch

miller branch

year-round preschool classes

central branch

Monday

SPRING 2020

11:15 am Play Partners infant - 23 months

Apr 4 - 25

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

410.313.7800

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

FREE SNACKS Youth ages 18 years and younger. Free non-perishable afternoon snacks. Must be present to receive snacks. Mon - Fri Mar 2 - May 29

FUR, FEATHERS & FINS

3:45 - 4:45 pm

Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

Sponsored by KidzTable

family & friends

MAP IT! Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

CRAFTERNOON Families. Allow 30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

2 - 4 pm

Hear stories with maps, learn about spatial thinking, and improve your STEM skills. tk Tue Apr 14 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

CLASSROOM READY

FAMILY MOVIES

Ages 3-5. Registration required.

Families. Ho. Co. schools closed or close early.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and descriptions. All movies rated PG. Mon Apr 13 2 pm The Secret Life of Pets 2 Tue Apr 28 2 pm Wonder Park Fri May 15 2 pm Dora & the Lost City of Gold

PLAY DATE All ages. Ticket required.

Play with toys and puzzles, read a book, enjoy music, and develop cognitive and social skills. tk Wed Apr 22 10:30 - 11:15 am

infant - preschool (2 - 5 years) HCLS Instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3.

Develop school readiness skills and gradually practice independence while enjoying music, books, and creative expression. rg Wednesdays Apr 22 - May 6 2 - 2:30 pm

BABY SIGN Ages infant-23 months with adult. Registration required.

Have fun with your baby while learning basic words in American Sign Language. rg Wed Apr 29 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

BUILD WITH MAGFORMERSÂŽ Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

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

central branch

Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile for interactive activities and an Animal Ambassador presentation. Contact with an animal may occur. tk Wed Apr 1 2 - 2:30 & 2:45 - 3:15 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

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Stop by and make fun crafts. tk Tue Apr 7

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome at this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wednesdays Mar 11, Apr 1, May 13 10:30 - 11 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

HEALTHY ME Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Have fun while exploring healthy habits. tk Tue May 26 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Please check page 8 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

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

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Tuesdays Mar 3, Apr 21, May 12

2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

PLANT SCIENCE Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Explore simple science concepts and experiments about plants. tk Tuesdays Mar 10 - 31 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

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book clubs (5 - 14 years)

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

BLACK-EYED SUSAN PICTURE BOOK CLUB

Ages 5-10; allow 20 min. Parent/guardian must sign permission slip. Ticket and book required.

Bring a book or borrow one of ours. Read to Fidos for Freedom's therapy dogs in a relaxing and encouraging environment while increasing oral reading skills and selfconfidence. tk Fridays Mar 13 & 27, Apr 24, May 8 4:30 - 5:30 pm

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: HERO STARTS WITH “HER” Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Grades K-3. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland’s children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. rg Wednesdays Mar 18, Apr 15 2 - 3 pm rg Thursdays Mar 12, Apr 16 2 - 3 pm

BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUBS Eight-month series. Registration required.

Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Grades 4-6 rg Wednesdays Mar 18, Apr 15 2 - 3 pm

Travel with Jack and Annie to meet visionary women of the past and discover the secrets of greatness through related activities. tk Wed Mar 18 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Grades 6-8 rg Wednesdays

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

Discussions and activities related to Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners. rg Wednesdays Mar 4, Apr 1 6:30 - 7:30 pm rg Thursdays Mar 12, Apr 16 2 - 3 pm

Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on activities. rg Sat Mar 21 2 - 3 pm

EXPLORING GREAT ART Ages 7 & up. Ticket required.

Explore artists and their works, then create a project in that style. tk Tuesdays Mar 24, Apr 28 6:30 - 7:15 pm tk Saturdays Mar 28, Apr 25 2:30 - 3:15 pm

ONE PLASTIC BAG Ages 6 & up. Ticket required.

Enjoy an inspirational story about making a difference in our world, then weave a zipper pull using plarn. tk Tue Mar 31 6:30 - 7:30 pm

MAPPING: INTRODUCTION TO PLACE Ages 5-7 with adult. Ticket required.

Explore human and physical geography and expand your spatial thinking while learning about where you live. tk Wed Apr 29 6:30 - 7:15 pm

LEGO® CODING Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Learn about computer programmer Margaret Hamilton and have fun with coding activities using LEGO® blocks. tk Wed May 13 6:30 - 7:15 pm

MAGFORMERS® MANIA Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

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

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kindergarten - grade 5

DEAR: DOGS EDUCATING AND ASSISTING READERS

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Mar 18, Apr 15 2 - 3 pm

NEWBERY BOOK CLUB Grades 4-8. Eight-month series. Registration required.

READING WITHOUT WALLS: UNDERSTANDING CULTURE THROUGH LITERATURE Grades 6-8. Registration required.

Explore books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats you haven’t tried. Books held at Customer Service desk. rg Sundays Mar 15, Apr 19, May 10 2 - 3 pm

tweens (9 - 12 years) LEGO® ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with LEGO® blocks, then have a chance to free build. New challenges provided each class. rg Mondays Mar 2, Apr 6, May 11 7 - 8 pm

STEM CLUB Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about STEM concepts through hands-on activities, crafts, challenges, and experiments. Each class features a new STEM topic! Contact with food may occur. rg Saturdays Mar 7, Apr 4 3 - 4 pm

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Ages 14-18, or age 14 by Sep 1, or entering grade 9 in the fall.

Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 2 - April 4. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session in April, May, or June.

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ADULTS (18+ years) Cookbooks from Around the World Howard County residents come from many parts of the world,

attend. learn. vote.

making our community a culturally rich and diverse population. Celebrate our diversity through the many cookbooks from our HCLS collection that reflects these world cultures.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE: ROSALIND FRANKLIN AND THE DISCOVERY OF DNA Ages 9-12. Registration required.

During Women’s History Month explore the discovery of DNA structure. Learn about Rosalind Franklin’s often overlooked contributions, and create an edible double helix replica. rg Sat Mar 21 3 - 4 pm Ages 9-12. Ticket required. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Attend herbology class at Hogwarts but watch out for the mandrakes and devil’s snare! Costumes and gardening gloves optional. tk Wed Apr 8 6:30 - 7:30 pm tk Thu Apr 9* 11 am - 12 pm

SINKING THE TITANIC Ages 9-12. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Explore the upcoming anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic as we explore STEM concepts and discover what went wrong on that fateful night. rg Mon Apr 13 3 - 4 pm

FLOOD ENGINEERING Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Work in teams using STEM skills to build a structure capable of surviving a flood, then put it to the test. rg Sat May 16 3 - 4 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Registration required.

Author and jewelry historian Elyse Zorn Karlin discusses how the suffragettes, and those who supported them, used jewelry and other accessories to express their politics. rg Tue Mar 24 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Columbia Art Center

UNCERTAIN OPPORTUNITIES: WOMEN AND WAGE LABOR Registration required.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History curator Peter Liehold examines the exploitation and opportunities that women encountered in new factory jobs. From textile mills in the 1820s to garment shops in the 1910s, working class women shaped their complicated futures. rg Wed Apr 22 7 - 8:30 pm

THE POLITICS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: DELAY, DIVISION, SUCCESS Registration required.

After the 1848 birth of the women’s suffrage movement in America, it took almost three-quarters of a century for the 19th Amendment to be ratified. Why so long? Author, historian, and attorney Stan M. Haynes presents the politics of the movement, its support and the opposition, and the roles of the political parties in the process. He also reviews the divisions regarding tactics and goals among the female leaders of the cause. rg Wed May 13 7 - 8 pm

ART AS ACTIVISM: FROM WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE TO NOW Registration required.

Learn about how women have used visual art as a means of activism and self-expression over the past century, then create artworks, postcards, and zines. All genders and skill levels welcome. Materials provided or bring your own. rg Wed May 27 6:30 - 8:30 pm

THE CRAFTS AND CULTURE OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Learn about Ancient Greek civilization and make crafts that replicate the ancient arts of Greece. rg Saturdays; 3 - 4:30 pm Mar 28 Literature, Warfare The Trojan Horse Apr 25 Theater, Drama Masks May 23 Architecture The Parthenon

BABYSITTING 101 Ages 12 & up. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Cooperative Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions). rg Tue - Thu Apr 7, 8, 9 3 - 5 pm

STOP MOTION MOVIE MAKING STUDIO Ages 10-15. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Work in groups to create your own stop motion animation. Plan and direct your own movie! Please be able to attend both days. rg Wed & Thu Apr 8 & 9 2 - 5 pm

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HARRY POTTER HERBOLOGY

MAKING A STATEMENT: JEWELRY AND OTHER ADORNMENTS OF THE SUFFRAGIST MOVEMENT

Visit hclibrary.org/votersmarts for an array of information about local and national elections. MARY CHURCH TERRELL: AN ORIGINAL OBERLIN ACTIVIST A traveling exhibition of the Oberlin College Libraries See p. 6.

RIGHTFULLY HERS See p. 6.

MEET THE AUTHOR: TINA CASSIDY Registration required.

See p. 6. rg Thu

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4 - 5:30 pm

WORLD BOOK DAY Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Celebrate World Book Day. Have fun with book related crafts and games. rg Thu Apr 23 4 - 5 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

410.313.7800

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 Wednesdays; 6 pm - 8:30 pm

ENGLISH FOR LIFE & WORK

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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 - 12:30 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: RICHARD BELL Registration encouraged.

See p. 4. rg

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Mar 3

7- 8:30 pm

COLORING WITH FRIENDS Adults, are you looking for a creative outlet and a chance to meet new people? Join us for coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. All skill levels welcome. 1st Wednesdays Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 10 am - 12 pm

NEEDLE ARTS Do you like to sew, knit, crochet, or embroider? Finish a project, start a new one, or simply meet other adults with similar interests. All skill levels welcome. Basic instruction available. 1st Thursdays Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7 10 am - 12 pm 3rd Thursdays Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21 10 am - 12 pm

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Registration required.

Borrow a cookbook authored by the evening’s featured chef and prepare a few recipes at home. Discuss the chef, their recipes, food markets, and gadgets. Refreshments. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 4 Brunch, from any chef Apr 15 Giada de Laurentiis

THE FRUGAL GARDENER Registration required.

Learn money-saving landscaping techniques, tips for conserving water, and how to reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides from Master Gardener Caroline Feil. Discuss how to control soil erosion and waste-water runoff, compost, and make newspaper pots for seedlings. rg Thu Mar 5 7 - 8:30 pm

TALKING: PICTURES Join other film lovers to discuss contemporary films following Columbia Film Society showings. DVDs available to borrow. Mon Mar 9 7 - 8 pm Eighth Grade Tue Apr 7 7 - 8 pm Graduation Wed May 6 7 - 8 pm Becoming Astrid

VISUAL ART THROUGH THE FEMALE GAZE A historical look at the female experience as it applies to visual art. Attend a presentation showcasing women visual artists from around the world who have defied conventions and redefined what it means to be a woman artist. Wed Mar 11 1 - 2 pm In partnership with Columbia Art Center

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION Registration required.

Learn to recognize warning signs of sexual and labor trafficking, as well as how to help potential victims in an informative discussion with Andrea Nunez, from the Howard County Office of Human Trafficking Prevention. rg Wed Mar 11 7 - 8 pm

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR LGBTQ INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES Registration required.

Despite notable victories made toward equality, LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families often find themselves faced with a significant number of variables and complexities when planning for the future. Learn how to maximize the benefits available and to avoid mistakes that can erode your finances. With this step-by-step guide to wealth planning for LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families, you can plan for your future with greater clarity and confidence. Annmarie Bilger, CFPÂŽ is a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor with more than 20 years of industry experience dedicated to helping Howard County individuals, couples, and families maintain and growth their wealth to realize their financial goals. rg Thu Mar 12 6:30 - 7:30 pm

AMERICAN CREED: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION Registration required.

See p. 7. rg Mon Mar 16 6 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center. Sponsored by Citizen Film with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR JOB SEARCH Are you graduating soon, returning to school, or changing careers? Join Tanja Swain from Howard Community College Counseling and Career Services for an empowering discussion of job search services and tools. rg Tue Mar 17 6:30 - 7:30 pm

CRAFTY THURSDAYS: HAPPY EVERYTHING GREETING CARDS Registration required.

Create fun, handmade cards using die cuts, patterned papers, stamps, and other embellishments, then send smiles across the miles! rg Thu Mar 26 7 - 8:30 pm

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CREATIVE JOURNALING: TRAVEL & NATURE Learn how to use sketching, color, and a variety of materials to journal your travels or to document your natural surroundings. rg Mon Mar 30 6:30 - 8:30 pm

FROM MEMOIR TO FICTION: BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE Registration required. Must register for all four classes.

Do you have a good story that could be great? No matter what your preferred kind of writing, learn about setting a scene, using dialog to reveal character, and the secret to writing memorable sentences. Author and poet Ann Bracken guides participants through all of these aspects of the writing craft. Each session includes opportunities for practice and critique. rg Wednesdays Apr 1, 8, 15, 22 1 - 3 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST

social cinema

Registration required.

Watch movies for all ages on a big screen.

POETRY: READINGS AND OPEN MIC

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CREPE PAPER FLOWERS

Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship exam process and review for the Civics Test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. rg Mon Apr 13 7 - 8:30 pm

Registration required. Ages 18+.

Make beautiful blossoms using crepe paper and other materials. rg Sat Apr 18 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Zinnias & Lisianthus rg Mon May 11 6:30 - 8:30 pm Peonies & Wild Roses

WELLNESS THROUGH POETRY WITH THE MEMORIAL DAY WRITER’S PROJECT Registration required.

Address difficult subjects and trauma through poetry and fiction writing, using open mic and Q&A style workshopping to explore community wellness and creative expression. The series culminates with participants and families presenting their work on the National Mall in Washington, DC on the Memorial Day Writer’s Project stage on Memorial Day, May 25. Series facilitated by Vietnam Veteran artists and friends of the Memorial Day Writer’s Project (MDWP), including co-founder Richard Epstein, poet Norah A. Burns, and author Tom Glenn. rg Sundays Mar 29, Apr 26, May 17 2 - 4 pm

COMMUNITY WELLNESS INFORMATION SERIES Registration required for each class in series.

AUTOIMMUNE ILLNESS

UPCYCLED MAGAZINE MOSAIC Registration required. Ages 14+.

Upcycle some magazines into an eye-catching mosaic to celebrate Earth Day. rg Sat Apr 18 2 - 3:30 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 Indeed. Learn how to coordinate an effective job search with job alerts, word clouds, and a strong online presence. rg Tue Apr 21 7 - 8:30 pm

SUPPORTING OUR MUSCLES, JOINTS, AND BONES

Our genes can predispose us to autoimmune disease. Jyothi Rao, M.D. covers lifestyle choices we make that activate these genes. She discusses how changing certain lifestyle choices can affect our intestinal permeability. rg Thu Apr 2 7 - 8:30 pm

Your body’s “hardware” requires care and maintenance. Nutrition specialist Courtney Carpenter offers a variety of strategies to help keep you active regardless of your stage of life. The discussion includes natural products and simple methods to support flexibility of muscles and optimal function of joints and bones. rg Thu May 14 7 - 8:30 pm

THYROID SELF-CARE

DETOXIFICATION MYTHS AND METHODS

Often called “the master gland,” the thyroid can become unbalanced due to stress, genetics, age, or toxic exposure. Whether you have been diagnosed with thyroid issues or just want to know more, nutrition specialist Courtney Carpenter offers an explanation of normal thyroid function and self-care options through natural measures. rg Thu Apr 30 7 - 8:30 pm

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Roy Ringel and Erin Fredric read selections by female poets. Audience members may also share readings and recitations. Thu Apr 16 7 - 8 pm

Detoxification has a variety of meanings. Products and diets are promoted to cleanse common and uncommon toxins, but what is really necessary? Nutrition specialist Courtney Carpenter shares a range of methods and products and the history behind some well-known strategies used for detoxification. rg Thu May 28 7 - 8:30 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

WREATH MAKING Registration required.

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EARTH-ARTS FEST Celebrate our planet at Earth-Arts Fest! Upcycling, singing, designing, and creating biodegradable blossoms are just some of the ways in which we express our appreciation for our terrestrial home. Saturday Apr 18 10 am - 4 pm

RECYCLED ‘GREEN’ERY All ages. Drop in.

Drop in to our Earth-Arts Fest to turn trash into treasure and create recycled “Green”ery.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: EARTH-ARTS CELEBRATION! All ages.

Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm CREPE PAPER FLOWERS: ZINNIAS &

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LISIANTHUS

Registration required. Ages 18+.

Make beautiful blossoms using crepe paper and other materials. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm rg

UPCYCLED MAGAZINE MOSAIC

Registration required. Ages 14+.

Upcycle some magazines into an eye-catching mosaic to celebrate Earth Day. 2 - 3:30 pm

RECYCLED CREATIONS All ages. Allow 15 minutes.

Stop by and create a new piece of art from recycled materials. 2 - 4 pm rg

FASHION DESIGN CHALLENGE: EARTH DAY

Ages 10-15. Registration required.

Put your fashion design skills to the test. Participate in a Project Runway style challenge to design the best outfit in one hour. Work in a team to use your creativity to repurpose and utilize provided recycled materials. Have the chance to model your design in a challenge ending fashion show. Parents and siblings welcome 15 min before class ends to attend the show. 3 - 4:30 pm

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Make a lovely paper-craft wreath for a caring individual in your life. Supplies provided. rg Tue Apr 28 7 - 8:30 pm

AUTISM 101 Registration required.

Howard County Autism Society leads an overview of autism spectrum disorder and discusses resources available to families in Howard County. Families, parents, and educators are encouraged to attend this workshop held in a sensory friendly location. rg Wed Apr 29 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Autism Society

HCPD ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS Registration required.

According to the FBI, 27 active shooting incidents occurred resulting in 213 casualties in 2018. These situations were unpredictable and most ended within a few minutes, before the arrival of law enforcement. Representatives from the Howard County Police Department address how to respond in the event of an active shooter incident. Learn how to adapt both mentally and physically during this kind of emergency. rg Mon May 4 7 - 8 pm

KNOW THE RISKS: E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING Registration required. Teens & adults.

Learn about the facts and health impacts of vaping and dabbing, plus the Tobacco 21 law. rg Mon May 11 4:30 - 5:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Health Department

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD Michael Toner performs "Sold" by Wendell Berry, Roy Ringel presents Peter Beagle’s "The Queen Who Could Not Walk," and Susan Thornton Hobby reads "Ruthy and Edie" by Grace Paley. rg Mon May 18 7 - 8:30 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: ANTERO PIETILA Registration encouraged.

See p. 5. rg Tue

May 19

7 - 8:30 pm

Book Discussion Groups listed on pages 24 - 25.

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east columbia 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.

East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

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

410.313.7700

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

family & friends FREE SNACKS

PUZZLE - PALOOZA Exercise your brain by doing jigsaw puzzles, word search puzzles, or both! Saturdays Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16 2:30 - 5 pm

Youth ages 18 years and younger.

FAMILY MOVIES

SNACK Mon - Fri Mar 2 - May 29

Films the entire family can enjoy. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and descriptions. Fridays; 2 pm Apr 3 Matilda (PG) May 15 BFG (PG)

3:30 - 4:30 pm

SPRING BREAK: LUNCH Mon - Thu Apr 6 - 9 11:30 am - 1 pm Sponsored by KidzTable

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families. 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 Apr 4 11 - 11:45 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

HIYOKO NO MATSURI Families. Ticket required.

preschool (2 - 5 years) HCLS instructors teach social skills, listening, comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, and vocabulary. *An adult must accompany children under age 3.

Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Japanese.

Please check page 8 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

日本語で絵本の読み聞かせ、手遊び、わらべ唄を楽しむおはなし会 です。お子様と一緒にご参加ください。

LOCAL HEROES

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Apr 11

10:30 - 11 am

DIA de los NINOS - DIA de los LIBROS All ages. 60 min. Ticket required.

Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Highlight the life and work of people in our community. tk Thursdays; 7 - 7:45 pm Mar 5 Police officer Apr 2 Nurse

Celebrate Hispanic culture and children’s literacy with a book fiesta. Enjoy Latin American folklore, arts, crafts, activities, and bilingual stories. tk Sat Apr 25 11 am - 12 pm

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

STAR WARS SCAVENGER HUNT

BABY SHARK

All ages. Allow 15 - 30 min.

Scavenge the children's area for your favorite classic Star Wars characters. Pick up your scavenger hunt sheet at the children's desk and start hunting! Prizes awarded for completion. Mon - Fri Apr 27 - May 1 & 4 See pg. 2 for branch hours

infant - toddler BABY’S NIGHT OUT Ages infant-23 months; allow 20 min.

Play with our toys and new friends, read a board book, and enjoy music. Thursdays Mar 5 - May 28 6 - 6:30 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Fridays Mar 6 - May 29 11 - 11:30 am Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

DOO-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo! Learn to appreciate sharks through stories and a craft, then perform the famous dance! tk Sat Mar 14 10:30 - 11:15 am

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All ages. Ho. Co. schools closed or close early.

Free non-perishable afternoon snacks. Must be present to receive snacks.

STEM EXPLORATION STATIONS Ages 2-5 with adult; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required.

Explore and engage in various STEM concepts through self-guided stations. tk Saturdays Mar 28, May 9 2 - 3 pm

POP POP, GRAMMY & ME Ages infant-24 months with adult. Ticket required.

Share stories, songs, and toys with Grammy and Pop Pop. tk Saturdays Mar 21, Apr 18 10:30 - 11 am

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East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

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

410.313.7700

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

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book clubs (5 - 14 years)

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN

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Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 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 Tue Mar 31 2 - 2:45 pm

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

A book club for mothers and daughters to share the joy of reading. Discuss the book, then create a craft. rg Thursdays Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 7 - 7:45 pm

STEM PRESCHOOL ENGINEERING Ages 2-5 with adult; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required.

Create different structures with various types of blocks that stimulate and encourage children to explore and investigate. tk Mon May 18 2 - 3 pm

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. HOMEWORK CLUB

REBEL GIRLS BOOK CLUB Ages 5 - 7. Ticket required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and activities. Books feature strong and independent girls. tk Sat Apr 18 10:30 - 11:15 am

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Ages 8-17.

HOMEWORK CLUB

Work on your homework and participate in activities. Snacks available. Mondays - Fridays; 3 - 4:30 pm (on full school days only)

Ages 8-17.

ENGINEERS, GET READY!

Work on your homework and participate in activities. Snacks available. Mondays - Fridays; 3 - 4:30 pm (on full school days only)

Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

HOMEWORK CLUB PLUS

Build, reproduce, and follow patterns to enhance spatial relations and small motor skills. tk Saturdays Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 3 - 3:50 pm

These classes follow Homework Club: tk 4 - 6 pm

GAME NIGHT Ages 5-11. Ticket required. Allow 30 minutes. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Bring your friends and play old-school board games. tk Thu Apr 9 7 - 8 pm

Ages 11 - 17. Ticket required.

Fri Mar 13 RETRO GAMING In celebration of Teen Tech Week, play games from the past, present & future!

TREATS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Wed Apr 15

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Registration required.

Wed May 6 MOSAIC PICTURE FRAMES Participate in arts and crafts in honor of Mother’s Day!

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on activities. rg Sat Apr 18 2 - 3 pm

Try some food treats from around the world.

Mon May 18

BEAUTY 101: INTRODUCTION TO S.T.E.A.M. VIA COSMETOLOGY

DIY beauty tips and activities.

STAR WARS CRAFT Ages 8 - 11. Registration required.

Craft a felt R2D2 pencil holder. rg Sat May 2

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD 10:30 - 11:15 am

STAR WARS BINGO Ages 5 & up. Ticket required.

Join the Rebel Alliance and play bingo to win fun prizes. tk Mon May 4 6 - 7 pm

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Ages 11-17. Allow 30 minutes. Registration required.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. rg Thursdays Mar 12, May 7 4:30 - 5:30 pm


ADULTS (18+ years) A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE IMMIGRANT NOVEL BEFORE AND AFTER 9/11 Registration required. Register once for all sessions.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Ages 14-18, or age 14 by Sep 1, or entering grade 9 in the fall.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Improve your ability to communicate and interact in English in a fun and casual setting. Wednesdays Mar 4 - May 27 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

GERMAN CONVERSATION CLUB CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUIN Ages 11-18 & adult; 30 min. Registration required.

Join instructors and an African penguin Animal Ambassador from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for an in-depth discussion of conservation concerns of African penguins and the ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Sat Mar 28 10:30 - 11 am Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

college prep classes SAT PRACTICE TEST & RESULTS REVIEW Ages 14-17. Registration required.

Find out what to expect by taking a practice test (no essay), led by C2 Education Ellicott City, then come back to review the results. Bring a graphing calculator or use one of ours (supplies limited).

Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Thursdays Mar 12, Apr 16, May 14 12 - 1 pm

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COLLEGE, HERE I COME! Ages 16 & up. Registration required.

Are you a high school student heading off to college soon? Join college preparedness expert and author Valarie Austin as she guides you through the steps to ensure college success. rg Sat Apr 25 1 - 2:30 pm

ACT PRACTICE TEST & RESULTS REVIEW Ages 14-17. Registration required.

Find out what to expect by taking a practice test (no essay), led by C2 Education Ellicott City, then, come back to review the results. Bring a graphing calculator or use one of ours, supplies limited.

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Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 2 - April 4. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session in April, May or June.

Explore the American immigrant literary genre written before 2001 and after 9/11. The common themes and elements of tension in the novels center around the act of migration and seeking dignity and a new life in the United States. The selected novels also provide a lens through which to examine and understand different world views and cultures. rg 4th Tuesdays; 10 - 11 am Mar 24 The Other Americans by Laila Lalami Apr 28 A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith May 26 America's Dream by Esmeralda Santiago

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east columbia East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

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

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND YOU Discover current health initiatives for you, family, and friends and how the Howard County Health Department promotes, preserves, and protects the health of all in Howard County.

COLORECTAL CANCER

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Registration required.

Learn about colon cancer prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the second leading cancer-causing death in the United States, but one simple screening test could save your life. rg Wed Mar 4 2 - 3 pm

BE IN THE KNOW ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER Registration required.

Learn about one of the most preventable forms of cancer and how to stay healthy. rg Wed Mar 4 7 - 8:30 pm

Registration required.

People living with or at risk for Type II Diabetes learn self-management to gain positive health outcomes and an improved quality of life. Caregivers welcome. To register, call 410.313.3506 or visit hcgh.org/events rg Tuesdays Apr 28; May 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9 6 - 8:30 pm

ADDICTION AS A DISEASE Registration required.

Learn about addiction and recovery resources. rg Wed Apr 29 2 - 3 pm

DEFEND YOUR SKIN Registration required.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Learn how to protect yourself from the harms of sun exposure. rg Wed May 13 2 - 3 pm

NEW RELEASE CINEMA View a critically acclaimed new release movie on a large screen. Titles announced in branch and online, or email robert.lockett@hclibrary.org Thursdays Mar 12, Apr 16, May 14 6:30 - 9 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources & Services

FRIENDLY PET THERAPY Interacting with an animal can reduce stress and have positive physical and mental benefits. Pets on Wheels brings trained therapy dogs to the library to share the joy and benefits of friendly pet therapy to people of all ages. Saturdays Mar 14 & Apr 11 1 - 2 pm

GETTING STARTED WITH EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS Registration required.

Learn everything you need to know about our easy-to-use eResources and using an eReader. If you own an eReader or tablet, please bring it. rg Wed Mar 18 3 - 4 pm

ENCORE CINEMA "See-again" worthy movies on a large screen! Doors open at 6 pm. Refreshments available before the start of the movie. Titles announced in branch and online, or join the mailing list at encorecinema@hclibrary.org Thursdays Mar 26, Apr 30, May 28 6:30 - 9 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources & Services

MEET THE AUTHOR: JULIET GRAMES Registration encouraged.

See p. 5. rg

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WRITING A WINNING RESUME & COVER LETTER Registration required.

Drop in with your questions relating to technology offered by the library for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines Wednesdays Mar 25 - May 27 2:30 - 3:30 pm

How do you write an attention-grabbing cover letter? What helps your resume stand out and be noticed? Get answers about resume and cover letter writing with instructors from the Howard County Office of Workforce Development. rg Thu Apr 8 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Office of Workforce Development

FACT, FICTION, AND THE INTERNET

PLANT BASED DIET BASICS

EASY E-READERS

Registration required.

The internet may provide easy answers, but how do you know if that information is reliable? Learn how to evaluate electronic sources and avoid falling victim to misinformation, click-bait, and propaganda. rg Sat Mar 21 10:30 - 11:30 am

PAYING FOR COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL Registration required. High school students and parents.

Paying for an education can seem overwhelming and confusing when choices made now can have a lasting impact. Discuss educational paths, student loans, scholarships, and other funding options. rg Mon Mar 23 6 - 7 pm

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Registration required.

What is a plant based diet? An expert from University of Maryland Extension provides some clarity amid the confusion. Learn about the science behind plant based diets, the benefits, but most importantly how to make it a part of your lifestyle. rg Wed Apr 22 2 - 3 pm

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

family & friends STEM SATURDAYS: EXPLORATION STATIONS Ages 3 - adult; allow 30 minutes. Ticket required.

Explore and engage in various STEM activities through selfguided stations. tk Saturdays Mar 7, May 16 2 - 3 pm

FAMILY MOVIES All ages. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

FAMILY PUZZLE HOUR All ages. Allow 30 min.

Exercise your brain. Assemble jigsaw puzzles to build visualperceptual skills, encourage problem-solving skills, and develop hand-eye coordination. Tuesdays Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26 7 - 8 pm

SCRABBLE SATURDAY Ages 4 - adult; allow 30 min.

Join us for a fun afternoon of Scrabble. No experience necessary. Sat Mar 28 2 - 3 pm

CRAFTERNOON: RE-MAKE IT! All ages. Allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Tue Apr 28 2 - 4 pm

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families. 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 May 9 2 - 2:45 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

HCLS 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 8 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required. tk Tuesdays; 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

Mar 3 WONDERFUL WOMEN Celebrate Women’s History Month with stories, songs, and rhymes about girls and women. Mar 10 NAP THE DAY AWAY Enjoy sleepy stories, songs and a craft. Mar 17 DANCE PARTY Bust a move to these groovy stories, songs and activities. Mar 24 PUPPY DAY Celebrate National Puppy Day with some playful puppy stories, songs and a craft. Mar 31 SPRING TWIST N’ SHOUT Put your party hat on and dance, sing, and move to the beat.

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 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 Thursdays Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7 1:30 - 2 pm

SPRING INTO SCIENCE Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Explore simple STEM concepts with stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays Apr 7 - 21 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

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Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and descriptions. Tue Mar 10 6:30 pm Toy Story 4 (G) Tue Apr 7* 2 pm The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG) Tue Apr 14 6:30 pm Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG) Tue May 12 6:30 pm The Lion King (PG) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

preschool (2 - 5 years)

MARVELOUS MOMS Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Stories, songs, and a special craft to celebrate moms. tk Thu May 7 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

DIY Education Center (3 - 9 years) Learn an instrument, vocal techniques, or art skills from award-winning teachers with these free self-paced online video classes. Classes include traditional instruments such as piano and guitar as well as less common ones such as mandolin and ukulele. Visit hclibrary.org/hclsnow and follow the link for Online Classes.

DIY SUPER SPROUTS Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Learn about plants and create garden artwork. Dress for mess. rg Saturdays; 1 - 1:45 & 3 - 3:45 pm Apr 4 Spring Planter May 2 Garden Stepping Stone

DIY LITTLE SPROUTS PAINT & PLANT FOR EARTH DAY! Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate Earth Day with stories, songs, and a special garden craft. Dress for mess. rg Sat Apr 18 1 - 1:45 & 3 - 3:45 pm

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elkridge Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075

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

410.313.5077

kindergarten - grade 5

book clubs (5 - 14 years)

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

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB

BOOK BUDDIES Ages 5-7. Ticket required.

elkridge branch

Dive into our picture book collection with fun read-aloud stories. tk Thursdays Mar 5 - May 28 7 - 7:30 pm

STEM SATURDAYS: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING MADE EASY Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Explore and engage in STEM activities and become a creator, thinker, problem-solver, and inventor. tk Saturdays; 2 - 2:45 pm Mar 14 Snap Circuits May 23 Skoolzy Straw Structures and Squigz Suction Cups

Read some of the latest graphic novels and have a lively discussion. Suggest favorites for future sessions. rg Mondays; 7 - 7:45 pm Mar 9 Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton Apr 13 The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson May 11 Poptropica. 1, Mystery of the Map by Jack Chabert

PARAGRAPH PALS Ages 6-8. Registration required.

For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Books available at branch. After reading the title, join us for fun activities. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 16 Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty Apr 20 Spork Out of Orbit by Nan Walker May 18 Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro

GAME DAY Ages 5 & up; allow 30 minutes. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Bring your friends and play old school board games. Enhance critical thinking skills and have some fun! tk Mon Apr 6 2 - 3 pm

BLOCK PARTY: FUN WITH LEGO® BLOCKS Ages 5 & up. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Create a masterpiece with LEGO blocks and your imagination. tk Wed Apr 8 2 - 3 pm ®

BOOK BINGO Ages 5 & up. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Play Bingo featuring favorite book characters and win a book! tk Thu Apr 9 2 - 3 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on activities. rg Sat Apr 11 2 - 3 pm

THE ARTIST’S WORKSHOP: NATURE Ages 6 - 9. Registration required.

Learn about famous artists who used nature as their subject and create a masterpiece inspired by their work. rg Sat Apr 25 2 - 2:45 pm

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SPRING 2020

tweens (9 - 12 years) GAME BREAK Ages 9-18.

Take a break with friends to game, hang out, and recharge. Thursdays Mar 5, Apr 2 3:30 - 5 pm

COLLABORATIVE SPRING PAINT PARTY Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about process art while you create a collaborative masterpiece using various brushes, sponges, and other materials. Dress for mess. rg Sat Mar 7 3 - 3:45 pm

CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH ART Ages 9-11. Registration required.

Learn how to use artful thinking routines to strengthen thinking, and develop more discerning descriptions, evidence-based reasoning and meaningful questioning habits through observing art. rg Sat Mar 14 1 - 2 pm

MARBLED MUG MADNESS Ages 9-12; 45 min. Registration required.

Learn how to create a marbled mug. rg Tue Apr 7 7 - 7:45 pm


ADULTS (18+ years) ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB Improve your ability to communicate and interact in English in a fun and casual setting. Mondays Mar 2 - May 18 7 - 8:30 pm

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Ages 14-18, or age 14 by Sep 1, or entering grade 9 in the fall.

STITCH AND SHARE

Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 2 - April 4. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session in April, May, or June.

Work on your crochet, knitting, embroidery, and hand-quilting projects as you meet like-minded friends. Bring your own supplies. 1st Wednesdays Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 10:30 am - 12 pm

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND YOU Discover current health initiatives for you, family, and friends and how the Howard County Health Department promotes, preserves, and protects the health of all in Howard County.

CAREAPP: FIND HOWARD COUNTY SERVICES Registration required.

GIRLS WHO CODE Ages 11-13. All genders welcome. Registration required.

Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models. Work in teams to design a computer science project that looks to solve world problems. rg Mondays Mar 2, 16, & 30, Apr 27 7 - 8 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Learn about CAREAPP, an online listing of community programs and services for you, your family, and friends to find affordable food, health services, housing, transportation, education, and employment in Howard County. All ages welcome. rg Thu Mar 5 2 - 3 pm

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 Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 1 - 3 pm

Ages 11-18.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Saturdays Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 4 - 5 pm

FRIDAY CODING CLUB Ages 11-17. Registration required. Attend any number of classes.

Learn skills and coding concepts such as loops, variables, and functions in a collaborative, fun environment. rg Fridays Mar 13 & 27, Apr 24 4 - 5 pm

CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUIN Ages 11-18 & adults. Registration required.

Join instructors and an African penguin Animal Ambassador from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for an in-depth discussion of conservation concerns of African penguins and the ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Thu Mar 26 7 - 7:30 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

PRACTICE SAT EXAM Ages 13-19. Registration required.

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

Practice Test Bring pencils and a graphing calculator or use one of ours, supplies limited. rg Sat Apr 4 11 - 3:30 pm

Results (parents welcome) rg

Thu

Apr 16

7 - 7:30 pm

THE ART OF THE PRELUDE While the term “prelude” seems to denote an introductory piece, it has been used by composers across the centuries to refer to works of widely diverging characteristics. With a focus upon the Chopin Preludes, Dr. Richard Giarusso explores the history of the prelude from the 18th to the 20th century. Chopin’s Preludes, while rooted strongly in the traditions of the genre, are also unusual in many respects and pave the way for increasingly flexible treatments of the genre by later composers. Thu Mar 12 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Candlelight Concert Society

FINANCIAL AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR BABY BOOMERS AND GEN-XERS

elkridge branch

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Registration required.

What percentage of my assets should I keep invested in the stock market? What estate planning documents do I need to protect my family? Should I avoid buying annuities and other financial retirement products? What is the difference between a Last Will and Testament and a Revocable Living Trust? Learn the answers in this workshop on financial and estate planning, designed for Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers. rg Sat Mar 14 10:15 – 11:45 am In partnership with Chesapeake Financial Education Foundation

ART IN THE AFTERNOON Registration required. Register for each class separately.

Satisfy your creative impulse! No experience necessary, supplies provided. rg 3rd Tuesdays; 2 - 3:30 pm Mar 17 Art on the Rocks Apr 21 Paint a Pot May 19 Watercolors

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elkridge #2 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

Borrow, create, and learn about art.

expect the

unexpected

twenty in 2 0 2

smART

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UKULELE JAM SESSION Registration required.

New and seasoned players, join us for a monthly jam. Bring your uke or borrow one of ours. rg 3rd Tuesdays Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19 6:30 - 8 pm

BOOKBINDING Registration required. Ages 18+.

Learn the basics of sewing and binding a stab-bound book. rg Wednesdays Mar 18, Apr 15 2 - 4:30 pm

ART IN THE EVENING Registration required. Register for each class separately.

FINANCIAL AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GENS X & Y Registration required.

Satisfy your creative impulse! No experience necessary, supplies provided. rg 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 19 Art on the Rocks Apr 16 Paint a Pot May 21 Watercolors

Discuss tips for young adults on financial mistakes and advantageous opportunities, despite living a hectic lifestyle. Presented by a local financial planner and an estate planning lawyer. rg Sat Apr 11 10:15 – 11:45 am In partnership with Chesapeake Financial Education Foundation

ASK A MASTER GARDENER

WRITING A WINNING RESUME AND COVER LETTER

Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. 3rd Saturdays Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16 10:30 am - 12 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

MD 529 Registration required.

Maryland 529 is an independent, non-profit state agency that provides flexible and affordable plans to help families save for future education expenses and reduce dependence on student loans. This seminar focuses on the features and benefits of Maryland’s two 529 Plans on offer, how saving early can help make a big difference in the long term, and the unique tax benefits offered to Maryland taxpayers. rg Tue Mar 24 7 - 8:30 pm

AMERICAN CREED: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Registration required.

A good resume and cover letter should help you stand out from the crowd. Discover best practices with instructors from the Howard County Office of Workforce Development. rg Thu Apr 30 7 - 8:30 pm

BETTER ANGELS SKILLS WORKSHOP Registration required.

Many people avoid or dread conversations with friends or family members whose politics differ from their own, and worry that any attempt at political discourse may devolve into arguments. Learn skills to engage in constructive, nonpolarizing dialogue with people who have different political beliefs, and practice the skills to have these conversations in a supportive environment. Receive guidance on how to have these conversations with people in your social network rg Sat May 9 10:30 am - 1 pm Presented by Better Angels Maryland

Registration required.

See p. 6. rg Thu Apr 2 6 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center Sponsored by Citizen Film with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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DIY Education Center

DIY JEWELRY MAKING Registration required. Ages 14+.

STREET ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE Registration required. Register once for all sessions. Ages 18+.

Learn the process of stenciling as it relates to modern day Street Art in this four part series. Learn how to enlarge images using a grid, color separate, and create a two color stencil that will change the world. rg Tuesdays Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 6 - 8:30 pm

PLASTER RELIEFS: SCULPTURE Registration required. Register once for all sessions. Ages 18+.

Learn to create sculptural reliefs in plaster in this four part class series. Students will learn carving and design techniques necessary to create accurate forms and dimension. rg Fridays Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 1 - 4 pm

DIY SEWN BOOKMARKS Registration required. Ages 21+.

DIY WOOD FLOORING DEMONSTRATION Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn about different varieties of wood flooring: real hardwood, engineered, and laminate. Watch, participate and learn about the installation techniques, then discuss the necessary tools and materials. rg Sat Mar 21 11 am - 1 pm

BLOCK PRINTING BASICS: LANDSCAPES & CITYSCAPES Registration required. Ages 18 +

Learn the processes of carving and block printing while creating artworks of landscapes or cityscapes. Bring your own design or follow along with the instructor while using the designs provided. Waiver required. rg Thursdays Apr 16, 23, 30 1 - 4 pm

DIY CHEVRON FLOWER BOX DEMONSTRATION Registration required. Ages 18+.

Learn to build a stylish chevron wood planter from a pallet, including what types of pallets or species of wood to use, and the tools and fasteners necessary to deconstruct a pallet and complete the project. rg Sat Apr 18 10:30 am - 12 pm

DIY IMPRESSIONIST MASTERPIECES Registration required. Ages 14+.

Discover the artwork of the impressionists, then use floating chalk technique to create a masterpiece. No artistic skill or experience needed. All materials provided. rg Wed Apr 29 6:30 - 8 pm

INTRO TO HIKING IN PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK Registration required. Ages 18+.

A park ranger discusses how to enjoy the Patapsco Valley State Park to its full advantage, including the beautiful places, hiking trails, points of entry, safety, and the types of animals and critters one may encounter. rg Thu Apr 30 7 - 8 pm

DIY DAMAGED WINDOW SCREEN REPAIR DEMO Registration required. Ages 18+.

Learn to repair your torn or damaged window and door screens with a discussion of window screen types and the tools necessary to replace screen in aluminum frames. rg Sat May 2 10:30 - 11:30 am

PAINTING PET PORTRAITS Registration required. Register once for all sessions. Ages 18+.

Bring in a photograph of your pet and create a portrait in this two part workshop. Learn about scale, enlarging, texture, and basic painting techniques. Learn tips on painting animal portraiture. rg Thursdays May 15 & 22 1 - 4 pm

DIY SEWING 101: JUST THE BASICS Registration required. Ages 21+.

Complete a project as you learn the operating basics of a sewing machine using the DIY collection’s sewing machines. Bring one-third of a yard of fabric and coordinating thread; some materials available. rg Wed May 20 6 - 8 pm

DIY BOOK PAGE PAPER FLOWERS Registration required. Ages 18+.

Construct a bouquet from book pages as you upcycle old books into paper flowers. All materials provided. rg Wed May 27 6:30 - 8 pm

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIKE

BIKE RODEO COURSE

Registration required. All ages.

Registration required. All ages. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Join a veteran cyclist with 25 years' industry experience to learn about different types of bikes and their appropriate use, how to shop for one, recommended equipment, bike sizing, and local places to ride. Also, discuss additional resources such as clubs, events, groups, and riding programs around the region. rg Thu Apr 9 6:30 - 8 pm

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Create a sewn bookmark using free motion sewing techniques. DIY collection sewing machines available. All materials provided. rg Sat Mar 14 2 - 4 pm rg Wed Mar 25 6 - 8 pm

Create wearable art in this beginner’s jewelry making class. No experience needed. All materials provided. rg Wed Apr 22 6:30 - 8 pm

Join cyclists from the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League to have some fun in the DIY courtyard on your bike. Participate in skill workshops, then have fun navigating a slow-speed course. Bring your bike and helmet. rg Thu Apr 23 6:30 - 8 pm

ABC BIKE CHECK AND FLAT REPAIR Registration required. All ages.

Stumped by a bike issue? A veteran cyclist with 25 years' industry experience teaches how to solve some common bike problems and answers your questions. Learn how to repair a flat and learn some basic maintenance by performing an ABC bike check. You may bring your bicycle, but not required. rg Thu Apr 16 6:30 - 8 pm

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read CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) ECLECTIC EVENINGS

2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 10 Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? by Tina Cassidy Apr 14 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger May 12 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

NOONTIME BOOKS

3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Mar 19 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Apr 16 The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead May 21 Normal People by Sally Rooney

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm MEETS AT LEELYN'S DINING ROOM & LOUNGE 9495 Old Annapolis Rd Suite A, Ellicott City, MD 21042 Mar 25 Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Apr 22 Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Bruder Jess May 27 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

STORIES OF THE WORLD

Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 2 The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Apr 6 The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar May 4 Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams

VETERANS BOOK GROUP Registration required. Veterans, both active and retired military, encouraged to participate in all sessions.

During monthly facilitated sessions, discussions center on military experiences and a unique set of readings, which may include classics, fiction, memoirs, poetry, short stories, articles, and essays. Readings relate in some way to military experiences or offer a veteran’s perspective. Registration is open to veterans only, please. Lunch and reading materials provided. Call Central Branch (410.313.7800) or email elizabeth.haynes@hclibrary.org for more information and to register. rg 1st Sundays Mar 1 - May 3 1 - 3 pm Veterans Book Group is coordinated statewide by Maryland Humanities and supported in part by David Bruce Smith and the Wawa Foundation

All of HCLS' varied book discussion groups look for newcomers to join them at any time for facilitated conversations. No registration needed ... simply read the title and attend a meeting. Books reserved at the branch for you to borrow. The groups cover a wide range of genres and literary tastes — from mysteries to speculative fiction to books that take you around the world!

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE IMMIGRANT NOVEL BEFORE AND AFTER 9/11 Registration required. Register once for all sessions.

Explore the American immigrant literary genre written before 2001 and after 9/11. The common themes and elements of tension in the novels center around the act of migration and seeking dignity and a new life in the United States. The selected novels also provide a lens through which to examine and understand different world views and cultures.

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7700) rg 4th Tuesdays; 10 - 11 am Mar 24 The Other Americans by Laila Lalami Apr 28 A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith May 26

America's Dream by Esmeralda Santiago

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7700)

BLACK FICTION

1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm Mar 7 Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams Apr 4 Brother by David John Chariandy May 2 The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

GOOD READS

2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 9 The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung Apr 13 The Snakes by Sadie Jones May 11 The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash

IN OTHER WORLDS

Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm Welcoming sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers. Mar 25 Undercity by Catherine Asaro Apr 22 City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty May 27 Dune by Frank Herbert

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE Fridays; 10 - 11 am Mar 27 The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger Apr 24 A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum May 22 The Farm by Joanne Ramos

NONFICTION ADDICTION

3rd Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm Mar 18 Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson Apr 15 In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan May 20 Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

& discuss WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

3rd Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm Mar 17 Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley Apr 21 Transmetropolitan Vol 1, Back on the Street by Warren Ellis May 19 Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol 1 by Tom Taylor

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

Participate in activities, crafts, and games. • Activities in the Enchanted Garden • Indoor activities include crafts for children • Food trucks

MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) Sat

May 30

10 am - 2 pm

ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) ELKS EXCELLENT READS

2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Apr 14 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson May 12 Educated by Tara Westover

MURDER, MISCHIEF & MAYHEM Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 26 Apr 23

Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

READ.THINK.TALK.

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 2 Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Apr 6 Stone Mattresses by Margaret Atwood May 11 A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK CLUB 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Apr 9 The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner May 14 This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

SAVAGE BRANCH (410.313.0760)

MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950)

BOOKS ON TAP 1st Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm MEETS AT HYSTERIA BREWING COMPANY

AN INCONVENIENT BOOK CLUB

9570 Berger Rd, Suite J, Columbia, MD Mar 4 Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks Apr 1 The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames May 6 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Thursday; 7 - 8 pm Meets quarterly to discuss speculative fiction, cli-fi (climate fiction), short stories, and verse — exploring themes of climate disruption, dystopia, recovery, and redemption. Apr 2 Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3rd Mondays 7 - 8 pm Mar 16 My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki Apr 20 The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar May 18 What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan

BAS BLEU

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 18 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Apr 15 Transcription by Kate Atkinson May 20 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

GLOBAL READS

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 2 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Apr 6 The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez May 4 Maid by Stephanie Land

SPIES, LIES, AND ALIBIS Mar 3 Apr 7

1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Forever and a Day: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver

MYSTERY

2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 11 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Apr 8 Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke May 13 Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

NONFICTION

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 18 American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse Apr 15 Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken May 20 How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

book discussion groups

Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story keeps you reading and active all summer long. Play online or in the booklet available at branches beginning May 30.

SPECULATIVE SAVAGES

1st Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 4 Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse Apr 1 The Shining by Stephen King May 6 The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

STRICTLY HISTORICAL FICTION

3rd Mondays; 2 - 3 pm Mar 16 A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline Apr 20 The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict May 18 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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

family & friends BATS AREN’T JUST FOR HALLOWEEN

glenwood branch

Ages 6-10 with adult. Registration required.

Though live bats might seem spooky at first, they’re great mosquito catchers and welcome additions to your backyard. Learn why bats are an important part of our environment. Learn tricks about bat homes and favorite bat treats, such as their preferred flowers and snacks. rg Sat Mar 14 3:30 - 4:15 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

CELESTIAL SEARCHERS Families; Ages 5-14 with adult.

Local astronomy educator Dr. Joel Goodman discusses our solar system and beyond with fun and engaging activities. Explore a different astronomy theme each month. Mondays Mar 23, Apr 20, May 18 7 - 8 pm

FAMILY MOVIE AFTERNOON Families; All ages. Ho. Co. schools close early.

TIME FOR US Ages 18-36 months with adult. Ticket required.

Stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays Mar 10 - 31, Apr 14 - 28

10:30 - 11 am

MINI MILESTONES: POTTY TIME Ages 18 - 36 months with adult. Registration required.

A lighthearted approach to help prepare your toddler for this very important mini milestone. Enjoy stories, songs, & a craft. rg Thu Apr 9 10:30 - 11 am

preschool (2 - 5 years) HCLS 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 8 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

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

A film the entire family can enjoy! Join us 30 minutes before the movie for a movie-themed family craft. Refreshments provided. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and description. Fri Apr 3 2:30 pm Craft 3 pm Movie

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Mondays Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4 11 - 11:30 am

FAMILY STEAM CHALLENGE: CITIZEN SCIENCE!

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Families; All ages with adult. Registration required.

FUR, FEATHERS & FINS

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by joining a citizen science project. Explore tools for discovering the wonders of natural science in your own backyard. rg Sat Apr 18 3:30 - 4 pm

VIRTUAL EXPEDITION: EARTH DAY Families. Registration and signed release form required.

Travel the world and take a virtual tour of some of the environmental issues affecting our planet and learn about how humans have influenced the Earth. rg Wed Apr 22 3:30 - 4:15 pm

infant & toddler

FINGERPAINT FRIDAY Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required.

Fri Mar 13 10:15 & 11:15 am

Ages 2-5. Registration required.

Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile for interactive activities and an Animal Ambassador presentation. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Thu Mar 19 10:30 - 11 & 11:15 - 11:45 am Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE: FOOLISH FRIENDS? Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Learn how Elephant and Piggie celebrate April Fools’ Day with stories and activities based on Mo Willems' loveable characters. rg Wed Apr 1 10:30 - 11 am

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES AND FUN BABY’S PLAY DATE Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min. Ticket required.

Play with toys and new friends, read a board book, and enjoy music while developing cognitive, motor, and social skills. tk Wednesdays Mar 4, Apr 1, May 13 10:30 - 11 am

Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers are welcome to this small, informal, judgment-free class that includes stories, early learning concepts, music, and movement in a small group. rg Mon Apr 27 6:30 - 7 pm

A MAMMA MIA MOTHER’S DAY Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate all moms with stories and THE SONG! Then, make a special gift for your "Mamma Mia - How can I resist you?" rg Thu May 7 10:30 - 11:15 am

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Kindergarten - grade 5 MATHEMAGICIANS Grades K-2. (Kindergarten age children must be accompanied by adult). Registration required for each class.

Explore the magic of math with related stories, activities, and games while learning some early elementary mathematical concepts. rg Thursdays Mar 5 - Apr 2 4:30 - 5:15 pm

WHO RUNS THE ZOO?

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Ages 14-18, or age 14 by Sep 1, or entering grade 9 in the fall.

Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 2 - April 4. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session in April, May or June.

Ages 6 & up. Registration required.

Discover some amazing animals with instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile through interactive activities and live animal presentations. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Sat Mar 7 1:30 - 2:20 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on activities. rg Sat Mar 28 11 am - 12 pm

T-REX PARTY

Ages 11-18.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Tuesdays Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 3:30 - 4:30 pm

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH Ages 14-18 & adults. Registration required.

Ever dreamed of being on stage? No need to memorize lines or wear a costume! Share your talents with a dramatic reading of Julius Caesar in 10 Minutes by Compact Shakespeare. Performance at 8 pm, open to the public. rg Wed Mar 11 7 - 8 pm class 8 - 8:15 pm performance

Ages 4-8 (age 4 & 5 with adult). Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS

Celebrate and share your love of dinosaurs with a T-Rex party! Enjoy some favorite dinosaur stories, songs, games and crafts. Fancy, whimsical, or prehistoric attire welcome. Refreshments. rg Tue Apr 7 11 - 11:45 am

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 Wed May 27 7 - 8:30 pm

Ages 13-19 & parents encouraged to attend. Registration required.

FRACTURED FAIRY TALES: THE LITTLE RED HEN Ages 5-8. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Enjoy variations of this familiar story and a craft. tk Thu Apr 9 2 - 2:45 pm

STEAM WITH YOUR PEEPS

ADULTS (18+ years)

Ages 5-10. Registration required. Ho.Co. schools closed.

Bring a peep (a friend) to the library for an afternoon of fun and STEAM with Peep treats. Refreshments. rg Mon Apr 13 11 - 11:45 am

NANCY DREW’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY Ages 7 - 11. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Calling all fans! Celebrate this timeless and iconic famous female sleuth with fun activities and a special Book Bingo. Win a Nancy Drew mystery to add to your collection. rg Tue Apr 28 3 - 3:45 & 6:30 - 7:15 pm

tweens & teens (grades 6 - 12)

KNOT JUST KNITTERS Ages 11-18 & adults.

Work on your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas. Find inspiration as you trade tips, tricks, and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts. All crafters welcome. Tuesdays Mar 3 & 17, Apr 7 & 21, May 19 7 - 8:30 pm

HISTORY RELIVED Thursdays; 11 am - 12 pm Mar 5 HISTORY OF TELEVISION Participate in an informal discussion of the impact of television on our lives.

KNOT JUST KNITTERS

May 7 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF V-E DAY Participate in an informal discussion about the end of World War II in Europe and the events of this momentous time.

Ages 11-18 & adults. All crafters welcome.

Work on your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas. Find inspiration as you trade tips, tricks, and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts. Tuesdays Mar 3 & 17, Apr 7 & 21, May 19 7 - 8:30 pm

CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUIN Ages 11 through adult. Registration required.

Join instructors and an African penguin Animal Ambassador from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for an in-depth discussion of conservation concerns of African penguins and the ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Fri Mar 6 4 - 4:30 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

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CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUIN Registration required. Ages 11-18 & adults.

Fri Mar 6 4 - 4:30 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council rg

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH Registration required. Ages 14+ & adults.

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Glenwood Branch 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

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

410.313.5577

INTRO TO VIDEO STREAMING RESOURCES

ART ESCAPE: EARTH ROCKS!

Discover HCLS' collection of free video streaming resources for entertainment and education. Learn about video streaming, internet requirements, and available services beyond the HCLS collection. Sat Mar 21 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Registration required. Ages 14+ & adults.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL

INDIE LENS POP-UP: RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

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Registration required.

Paying for an education can seem overwhelming and confusing when choices made now can have a lasting impact. Discuss educational paths, student loans, scholarships, and other funding options. rg Wed Mar 25 7 - 8 pm Presented by University of Maryland Extension

COMPANION PLANTING Registration required.

Companion planting allows plants to develop a symbiotic relationship. Probably the most well known is the three sisters method of planting corn, pole beans, and squash together. Discover how companion planting can lead to a healthy and thriving garden. rg Mon Mar 30 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

FAMILY MOVIE AFTERNOON Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and description. Fri Apr 3 2:30 pm craft 3 pm movie

SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE Registration required.

Climate change already affects Maryland’s gardens. Learn how to adapt your gardening strategies to cope with these changes and ways to make your garden part of the climate solution. Presented by Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland, College Park. rg Thu Apr 16 7 - 8 pm Presented by University of Maryland Extension

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. Saturdays Apr 18 & 25, May 9 & 23 10:30 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

VIRTUAL EXPEDITION: EARTH DAY Travel the world and take a virtual tour of some of the environmental issues affecting our planet and learn about how humans have impacted the Earth. rg Wed Apr 22 3:30 - 4:15 pm

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Celebrate Earth Day and turn smooth river rocks into ecofriendly messages and works of art. Bring an apron or work shirt. Music and supplies provided. rg Wed Apr 22 7 - 8:30 pm

Registration required.

Marion Stokes secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for thirty years - capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, and catastrophes that tell us who we were and how the media shaped the world of today. rg Wed Apr 29 7 - 8:30 pm

CLIMATE CHANGE IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY Registration required.

We are already feeling the health impacts of climate change. Learn what to watch for and how to protect yourself and your family. Presented by Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland, College Park. rg Sat May 2 3 - 4:30 pm

WRITING A WINNING RESUME AND COVER LETTER Registration required. Ages 14+ & adults.

A good resume and cover letter should help you stand out from the crowd. Discover best practices with instructors from the Howard County Office of Workforce Development. rg Thu May 7 7 - 8 pm

BOOK SHOWCASE: BOOKS TO READ AND DISCUSS Registration required.

Hear about exciting titles for your book club to read and discuss. Come ready to talk about books that your group has enjoyed discussing, too. Learn about terrific reads, even if you’re not part of a book club. rg Sat May 9 3 - 4:30 pm

ECOSYSTEM LANDSCAPING Registration required.

Landscapes can be visually beautiful while supporting biological diversity. Learn how your yard can contribute to the ecosystem and the survival of our native pollinators, which are in decline and need assistance. Good gardening practices can reverse this trend. rg Mon May 11 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

BIKE THE MD TRAILS! Maryland has many bike trails available for you to ride on, separate from traffic. Survey different bike trails in Maryland to determine which is best for you. Thu May 14 7 - 7:45 pm

FINANCIAL AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GENS X & Y Registration required.

Discuss tips for young adults on financial mistakes and advantageous opportunities, despite living a hectic lifestyle. Presented by a local financial planner and an estate planning lawyer. rg Sat May 16 3 - 4:30 pm In partnership with Chesapeake Financial Education Foundation


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

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB Ages 9-11. Register for each session separately.

Explore the Enchanted Garden, participate in spring planting projects, and help make our garden beautiful. Please dress for outdoor activity. rg Thursdays Apr 9 & 30, May 7 & 21 4:30 - 5:30 pm

FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN Ages 5-7 with adult. Ticket required.

Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story keeps you reading and active all summer long. Play online or in the booklet available at branches beginning May 30. For children, teens, and adults.

Participate in activities, crafts, and games.

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NATURE NOTES: SENSATIONAL SEEDS Ages 7-11. Ticket required.

Scientific observation + creative recording + healthy outdoor activity = Nature Notes! Experiment with a variety of seeds from our Enchanted Garden and learn about their wonderful qualities. All materials provided. Dress for the outdoors. tk Mon Apr 27 4:30 - 5:15 pm

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enchanted garden ENCHANTED GARDEN EXPLORER PACKS Families, 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.

GARDEN HELPERS NEEDED! Ages 12-16.

Be part of the Enchanted Garden Youth Corps and help our garden grow! Youth gardeners will learn what it takes to maintain our garden and keep it healthy while assisting with basic tasks. Contact the Enchanted Gardener Coordinator by Apr 21 at 410.313.1950 or ann.hackeling@hclibrary.org to learn how to participate.

FAMILY MOVIES Films the entire family can enjoy. Free snack. Visit hclibrary.org for more details and descriptions. Thursdays; 6:30 pm Mar 19 The Boss Baby (PG) Apr 2 Rise of the Guardians (PG) May 21 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

TAKING YOUR FIRST STEP WITH ROBOTICS Families with adults. Registration required.

Join Centennial High School's FTC Robotics Club for a fun, handson robotics demonstrations. rg Sat Mar 21 2 - 3 pm

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SUMMER READING KICK OFF: IMAGINE YOUR STORY

Make new friends and work as a team to prepare the soil and plant cold and hot weather crops. Along the way, get your hands dirty, and make new friends. Learn about the role of reptiles and amphibians in the overall success of the garden. tk Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 pm Apr 15, 22, 29; May 13, 20, 27

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families. 30-40 minutes. Registration 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 Mar 28 2 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

COLORAMA! All ages. Allow 45 min.

Drop in and have fun coloring. Stop by the children’s desk throughout the day for the materials, you supply the imagination! Sat Apr 11 11 am - 4 pm

FLUTE SERENADE IN THE ENCHANTED GARDEN All ages.

Students from the Eichman Flute Studio play duos and trios from the Baroque and Classical periods as well as favorites from classic Disney movies. Sat May 16 4 - 5 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

infant - preschool (infant - 5 years) HCLS 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 8 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES AND FUN

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Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Children of all abilities and their caregivers are welcome to this supportive, judgmentfree class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Mondays Mar 2, Apr 20 11 - 11:30 am rg Wednesdays Mar 4, Apr 15 6:30 - 7 pm rg Thursday May 21 11 - 11:30 am

STEAM TRAIN STORIES Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

This class focuses on letter knowledge, letter sounds, shapes, and sequence of a story. Then participate in a hands-on STEAM activity. tk Thursdays; 2 - 2:30 pm Mar 5 Tornado in a Bottle Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long Mar 12 Cloud in a Jar & Raining Cottonballs Little Cloud by Eric Carle Mar 19 Light-Up Bugs The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle Mar 26 Hoovering Magnetic Butterfly Waiting for Wings

SENSORY EXPLORATION STATIONS Ages 3-5 years with adult. Allow 30-45 minutes.

Explore stations with activities that stimulate and encourage children to explore and investigate. Tue Mar 10 10:30 - 11:15 am, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm & 2 - 2:45 pm Mon Apr 6 10:30 - 11:15 am, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm & 2 - 2:45 pm Wed May 27 10:30 - 11:15 am, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm & 2 - 2:45 pm

BUILD A LEPRECHAUN TRAP Ages 4-6. Ticket required.

Learn about the likes and dislikes of mischievous leprechauns and then design and build a trap to catch these magical creatures. Wear something green! tk Tue Mar 17 2 - 2:45 pm

DISCOVER! Ages 2-3 with adult. Ticket required.

Discover spring through hands-on activities. tk Thu Apr 2 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

BUNNY MONEY Ages 4-6. Ticket required.

Grab your wallet and go shopping with Max and Ruby. Count your money, spend your money, and make change. Will you be able to save some money? Join the fun and find out! tk Thu Apr 16 2 - 2:45 pm

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TWIST N’ SHOUT Ages 2-4 with adult. Ticket required.

Fun themed music and movement activities. tk Thu Apr 23 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK Ages 2-4. Ticket required.

Hear stories of your favorite picture book characters and make a craft. tk Thu May 7 10:15 - 11 am & 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Kindergarten grade 5 DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: HENRI ROUSSEAU Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Explore the imaginary jungles of this self-taught artist, then create a fantastic jungle scene. tk Tue Mar 3 7 - 7:45 pm

DON’T LET HISTORY BE A MYSTERY! Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Learn about history in a fun way that will bring it alive. Includes stories, activities, and a craft. tk Thursdays Mar 5, Apr 23 7 - 7:45 pm

WHO RUNS THE ZOO? Ages 6 & up. Ticket required.

Discover some amazing animals with instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile through interactive activities and live animal presentations. Contact with an animal may occur. tk Thu Mar 12 7 - 7:50 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

BUILD A LEPRECHAUN TRAP Ages 5-8. Ticket required.

Learn about the likes and dislikes of mischievous leprechauns, then design and build a trap to catch these magical creatures. Don’t forget to wear some green! tk Tue Mar 17 7 - 7:45 pm

WHO’S THE GARDENER’S BEST FRIEND? Ages 5-7. Ticket required.

Spiders, worms, and bees — Oh my! Enjoy a puppet show and learn about some helpful creatures found in the garden. tk Wed Apr 1 4:30 - 5 pm

QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Gather your friends and enjoy spring break by playing Quidditch. No magical skills required. Quaffle and broomsticks provided. tk Tue Apr 7 2 - 3 pm (ages 6-8) tk Tue Apr 7 4:30 - 5:30 pm (ages 9-11)

STRETCHY BANDS!® Ages 7-9. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Explore unique ways to experience Stretchy Bands®! tk Wed Apr 8 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm


BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! tk Thu Apr 9 11 am - 12 pm & 2 - 3 pm

LET’S BUILD!

tweens (ages 9-12) MARCH MAGNET MADNESS Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Ages 5 & up. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

What can you build with LEGO®, Magformers®, Skoolzy®, and Squigz®? tk Mon Apr 13 11 am - 12 pm & 2 - 3 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.

Learn all about the power of magnetism as you experiment with different types of magnets and create magnetic art. rg Wed Mar 4 7 - 8 pm

ART MASTERS: FRIDA KAHLO Ages 9-12. Registration required.

During Women’s History Month explore the artwork of Frida Kahlo, then create a miniature masterpiece. rg Sat Mar 28 3 - 4 pm

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on activities. rg Sat Apr 25 2 - 3 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

HOORAY FOR THINGS WITH WINGS

LEGO® WARS

Ages 5-9. Ticket required.

Celebrate the diversity of winged animals that fly — and some that don’t — with stories, fun facts, and a mobile craft. tk Tue Apr 28 7 - 7:45 pm Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Design and construct unique creations. tk Thursdays Apr 30, May 14 7 - 7:45 pm

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK Ages 5-8. Ticket required.

Vote for your favorite nominee for the Children’s Choice Book Awards and make a craft. tk Wed May 6 7 - 7:45 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: CONNIE BOWMAN Ages 4-8, with adult. Ticket required.

Join author Connie Bowman as she reads Super Socks, a book about acceptance, kindness, and differences. Then enjoy movement and sing along activities. Books available for purchase and signing. tk Sat May 9 2 - 2:45 pm

KEEN ON KITES

150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Thursdays Mar 12, Apr 9, May14 7 - 8 pm

ART PARTY Ages 9-17.

Celebrate Youth Art Month by creating a piece of art to be displayed at the Miller Branch during the month of March and featured in the Signa Art Showcase on Saturday, Mar 28 (see p. 33). Wed Mar 18 7 - 8 pm

CHESS CLUB Ages 9-17.

All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays Mar 31, May 26

7 - 8 pm

CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUIN Ages 11 through adult. Registration required.

Join instructors and an African penguin Animal Ambassador from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for an in-depth discussion of conservation concerns of African penguins and the ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Wed Apr 1 7 - 7:30 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

Ages 5 & up. Ticket required.

BUNNY FELTIES

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month through engaging and educational activities to learn about the importance of kites — an awesome Asian invention! tk Thu May 28 7 - 7:45 pm

Create a fluffle of easy-sew felt bunnies for spring. rg Mon Apr 6 2 - 4 pm

Ages 9-17. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

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THURSDAY NIGHT DESIGN

Ages 9-17.

book clubs (5 - 10 years) NEWBERY BOOK CLUB Ages 8-11. Registration required. Register for each class separately.

Please read the assigned title before the class. Discussions and activities related to Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners. rg Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm Mar 31 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Apr 21 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson May 12 The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

PARAGRAPH PALS Ages 6-8. Registration required.

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 games and activities. rg Thursdays Mar 26, Apr 16, May 7 7 - 8 pm

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Ages 14-18, or age 14 by Sep 1, or entering grade 9 in the fall.

Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 2 - April 4. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session in April, May, or June. hclibrary.org

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

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ADULTS (18+ years)

ECOBOT CHALLENGE Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Design and test a robot prototype able to clean up a simulated environmental spill. Wed Apr 8 7 - 8 pm

KOREAN FOR BEGINNERS Registration required.

Learn Korean in this 12-week class, taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Learn the Korean alphabet, culture, food, and basic Korean expressions while you have fun in a small group setting. Certificates awarded based on attendance.

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS: PEEP DIORAMA Ages 9-17. Registration required.

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Wanted: Engineers and architects to design and build Peeptastic dioramas from recyclable materials. rg Sat Apr 11 2 - 4 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Space is limited; register by Feb 24. Register once for all sessions at hclskoreanclass.eventbrite.com beginning Feb 18. rg Mondays Mar 2 - May 18 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with the Korean Education Center in Washington, DC

Ages 11-17.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments.

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 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 12, 19, 26

Don’t have time to come to a meeting? Join our Virtual Teen Advisory Board and participate in monthly email surveys, quizzes, and book recommendations. Contact the Miller Branch Teens’ Instructor for further details at 410.313.1964 or courtney.gardinier@hclibrary.org to learn how to participate. Sat Apr 25 4 - 5pm

BRAIN FITNESS Fun and interactive activities that challenge thinking and help you stay mentally active. Tuesdays Mar 3, Apr 7 10:30 - 11:30 am

ESCAPE ROOM Ages 11-17. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Can you decipher the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape before time runs out? Come with friends or form a team once you arrive. rg Tue Apr 28 2 - 4 pm

CREATE BY MUSIC Registration required.

Test your engineering skills by constructing a roller coaster using specific materials in less than 60 minutes. rg Thu May 7 7 - 8:30 pm

Bring out your inner artist and join us for an afternoon of crafts, music, and fun. No art degree required. Materials provided. rg Wednesdays, 2- 3 pm Mar 4 Colored Mandalas Apr 1 Mini-Paper Umbrellas May 6 Pop-up Greeting Cards

DUCT TAPE FLIP-FLOPS

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS

ROLLER COASTER CHALLENGE Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Ages 11-17. Registration required. Get ready for summer by creating a pair of flip-flops or a beach bag with duct tape. rg Wed May 20 7 - 8 pm

BUBBLE SCIENCE Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Come play with bubbles! Learn the science behind bubbles, experiment, and create a funky bubble wand. rg Sat May 23 2 - 4 pm

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Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays Mar 4 - May 27 7:45 - 8:45 pm

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FARMERS' MARKETS Visit the Farmers' Markets in May 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

SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE Climate change already affects Maryland’s gardens. Learn how to adapt your gardening strategies to cope with these changes and ways to make your garden part of the climate solution. Presented by Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland Extension, College Park. rg Thu Mar 5 7 - 8:30 pm

CAREAPP: FIND HOWARD COUNTY SERVICES Learn about CAREAPP, an online listing of community programs and services for you, your family, and friends to find affordable food, health services, housing, transportation, education, and employment in Howard County. rg Tue Mar 10 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Health Department Registration preferred.

Bring your friends and put your brains together for trivia fun. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course, literature! Play in teams or by yourself! Light refreshments. Tuesdays Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12 10:30 -11:30 am Thursdays Mar 19, May 14 7 - 8 pm

ASTRONOMY NIGHT: A Voyage that will Forever Change Your Perspective of Home Registration required. Ages 9+. Appropriate for families.

Take an amazing journey through the universe with astrophysicist Jeff Goldstein. To know and appreciate a place called Earth, we must venture beyond it, and recognize the breadth and majesty of a greater universe. Dr. Jeff is a passionate storyteller, able to make the vastness and majesty of the universe understandable to audiences of all ages. He is the Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. rg Tue Mar 10 7 - 8:30 pm

PINS AND NEEDLES Bring projects you’d love to finish, meet new people, and share tips and tricks. Thursdays Mar 12 & 26, Apr 9 & 30, May 14 & 28 10 am - 12 pm

MAKE & TAKE: NOT JUST FOR KIDS! Jump into the exciting world of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. Explore enriching content while experimenting with various creative processes. Thu Mar 12 7 - 8 pm

SHOWTIME SINGERS Registration required.

ShowTime Singers are dedicated to staging high quality musical performances for the community at large, enjoying both acappella and accompanied singing, while specializing in songs that audiences can easily relate to—and perhaps even sing along with—like Broadway tunes, standards, patriotic music, and even a little rock and roll! rg Sat Mar 14 2:30 - 4 pm

HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURES Visit hclibrary.org for more information. Mondays, 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 16 Surrogate First Ladies: The Women Behind the First Ladies May 18 Longstreet at Gettysburg: The Creation of a Scapegoat and Perpetuation of a Lie

Tuesdays; 3 - 5 pm Mar 17 Frida (2002, R) Apr 21 The Public (2018, PG-13) May 26 Yesterday (2019, PG-13)

CLIMATE-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING: HOW TO MAKE YOUR YARD PART OF THE CLIMATE SOLUTION Grassy lawn is widely accepted as the default suburban landscape, but it comes with significant and environmental costs. Learn beautiful and climate-friendly ways to manage municipal and residential landscapes that reduce carbon emissions and water pollution while providing pollinator habitat and storing carbon in the soil. Presented by Dr. Sara Via, Professor and Climate Extension Specialist, University of Maryland Extension rg Tue Mar 17 7 - 8:30 pm

BETTER ANGELS SKILLS WORKSHOP Registration required.

Many people avoid or dread conversations with friends or family members whose politics differ from their own, and worry that any attempt at political discourse may devolve into arguments. Learn skills to engage in constructive, non-polarizing dialogue with people who have different political beliefs, and practice the skills to have these conversations in a supportive environment. Receive guidance on how to have these conversations with people in your social network. rg Sat Mar 21 2 - 4:30 pm Presented by Better Angels Maryland

IN CONVERSATION: RON CHARLES, The Washington Post Registration encouraged.

See p. 4. rg Mon

Mar 23

7 - 8:30 pm

THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: AMERICAN WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II Registration required.

Learn about music’s depiction of the many roles for women on the home front and in the military. Themes include mothers, sweethearts, pin-ups, nurses, and Rosie-the Riveters, as well as WAVS, WAVES, SPARS, and Lady Marines. Presented by Hugo Keesing, University of Maryland, Retired Professor. rg Wed Mar 25 10:30 am - 12 pm

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MOVIE MATINEE @ THE LIBRARY

TREK TALK “I have been... and always shall be... your friend.” Star Trek has provided a Sci-Fi outlet for key societal issues as well as entertainment since 1966. Watch an episode with us then join a short discussion about the night’s theme. Refreshments. Wednesdays, 6 - 8 pm Mar 25 War Apr 29 Racism/Classism May 27 Religion

SIGNA ART SHOWCASE View the artwork of young students from local Maryland schools, facilitated by SIGNA, which aims to help individuals who may have limited experience explore the world of art and interact with other artists. SIGNA is a nonprofit organization run by Howard County high school students. Through collaboration, the diverse groups within the artistic community can foster a connection. Sat Mar 28 11 am - 1 pm

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

LET'S TALK: Black N Black This riveting documentary by Zadi Zokou explores how African Americans and African immigrants view each other and how the two communities can come together in an effort to create more authentic relationships. After the film, join the discussion and conclude with a drum circle. Learn more at blacknblackthemovie.com Sun Mar 29 1:30 - 4:45 pm In partnership/collaboration with the Tema (Ghana) Sister City Committee and Columbia Association

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8,000 DAYS IN RETIREMENT

The average retiree is living much longer than previous generations. Are you financially prepared? Elville and Associates and Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors explore important retirement planning and estate planning topics, including client wellness, navigating the ups and downs of the entire retirement journey, and the four distinct phases of retirement. Wed Apr 1 2 - 3:30 pm

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: JEREME SCOTT Registration required.

Artist and educator Jereme Scott discusses his journey at becoming a professional artist, the inspiration behind his latest artworks, and the benefits of learning multiple forms of artistic expression. rg Thu Apr 9 6:30 - 8 pm

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Discuss gardening questions. Starts April 4, except holiday weekends (which includes the Monday following the holiday) Mondays, 7 - 8:30 pm Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (no class May 30)

TED TALK DIALOGUE NIGHT Watch a series of short-length TED Talks on a variety of topics, with time for discussion between each one. Come ready to discuss, learn, and grow! Thu Apr 16 7 - 8 pm

PAINTING IN THE GARDEN: EN PLEIN AIR Registration required. Ages 18+.

Paint outdoors in the Enchanted Garden with local artists. Share ideas and enjoy nature in this plein air experience. rg Fridays Apr 17 & 24, May 1 & 8 10 am - 1 pm

ROAMING READERS Walk and talk with others about your favorite reads or current events. Walkers of all ages and abilities meet at the Enchanted Garden gate for a 30-minute walk around the campus, weather permitting. Tuesdays Mar 31, Apr 14 & 28, May 12 9:30 - 10 am

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: PROTECTING OUR PLANET THROUGH CHEMISTRY (no kids required!) Registration required.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on science activities. Suitable for adults, or children ages 8 and up who are accompanied by an adult. rg Wed Apr 22 7 - 8 pm

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BACK TO THE BASICS: BEGINNING AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY Alice Harris, a member and past president of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society (AAHGS), teaches basic techniques on how to begin a search on your family history and provide a few skill-building tips for more experienced researchers. rg Sat Apr 25 2 - 3:30 pm

REP STAGE: THEATRE AND ACTING WORKSHOP Registration required. Register for each session separately.

These classes include vocabulary, warm-ups, acting games, and finally, scene work that culminates in a performance. You do not need to have taken an acting class to attend, but you are encouraged to attend all three classes. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in. All sessions are highly interactive. rg Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Apr 27 Intro to Acting Explore theatre and acting vocabulary, physicality, and vocal response. May 4

Acting I Features warm-ups, games, and preliminary scene work.

May 11 Acting II Focuses on scene work and given circumstances, and culminates in a performance. In partnership with REP Stage HCC

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. Saturdays Apr 18, May 2 & 16 10:30 am - 12 pm Mon May 4 7 - 8:30 pm

ROCK ON WITH BOLLYWOOD Registration and signed participant waiver required. Ages 18+.

Explore the world of Bollywood dancing with Jaya Mathur as she demonstrates and teaches the basic steps of Bollywood dance. rg Wed May 6 7 - 8 pm

A LITTLE LESS GRASS, A FEW MORE BUTTERFLIES Registration required.

Learn which plants to add to your landscape and how to create small “pollinator pockets� to attract butterflies and pollinators. Master Naturalist and Co-coordinator of the Howard County Butterfly Survey highlights native butterflies and provides a simple plant list and two garden designs to attract them. rg Thu May 7 7 - 8 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

family & friends TIME TO SIGN: SPRING! Ages 3 & up with adult.

Learn to sign with Kathy Pongor, a teacher from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet, as she presents spring-related stories in American Sign Language. Make a sign language vocabulary book. Tue Mar 31 7 - 7:45 pm

FAMILY MOVIE All ages.

GAME DAY! All ages.

Drop in and spend the afternoon playing supersized and regular sized games, such as cornhole, giant Jenga, and giant checkers, while enjoying a snack. Sat Apr 25 2 - 3:30 pm

FREE hands-on learning activities relating to preschool movement and movement concepts including interactive games, songs, crafts, and stories. Free dental screenings. For children ages 3-5 and their families. For further details, call 410-313-1940 or email children@howardcountymd.gov.

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North Laurel Community Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel, MD 20723 The Howard County Children's Discovery Fair is a Launch into Learning school readiness initiative sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council.

PLAY DATE Ages 2-5 with adult. Allow 30 min.

Play with toys including building blocks, Play-Doh, and bubbles; make new friends; enjoy music; and develop cognitive, motor, and social skills. Some sensory play activities may include contact with household materials containing potential allergens. Wednesdays Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20 1:30 - 2:30 pm

CRAFTERNOON

infant & preschool (2 - 5 years) 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 8 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

BABY SPRING SIGNING Ages infant-3 years with adult; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

Learn essential baby sign language and American Sign Language for families with seasonal stories and activities. tk Thu Mar 5 11:30 am tk Sat Mar 7 11:30 am

SING ALONG: JIM GILL Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate the music of well-known children’s musicians as you dance, play, and sing. tk Thu Mar 12 11:30 am - 12 pm

SPRING INTO SCIENCE Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. tk Tue Mar 17 10:15 - 11 am Wake Up It’s Spring! tk Tue Mar 24 10:15 - 11 am Butterfly Magic tk Tue Mar 31 10:15 - 11 am Seed Power tk Tue Apr 7 10:15 - 11 am Animal Homes tk Sat May 16 3:30 - 4:15 pm Seed Power

Ages 2-5 with adult. Allow 30 min.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21

1:30 - 2:30 pm

UNBIRTHDAY PARTY Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

It's everyone's birthday! Celebrate your special day with fun stories, activities, and friends. tk Wed Mar 25 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

“EGG”STRAVAGANZA! Ages 4-6. Ticket required.

What animals lay eggs? What does it take to hatch an egg? Learn all about them, then create a hatching egg craft. tk Sat Mar 28 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn. Visit hclibrary. org for more details and descriptions. Sat Apr 4 3 - 5 pm Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Move, groove, and discover while engaging in

AMAZING FOOD! HEALTHY EATING Ages 2-5; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

Healthy eating is fun! Learn why through stories, activities, and a craft. tk Thu Apr 2 11:30 am

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

Stories, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. Karma Wilson’s Bear tk Wed

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Paw Patrol tk Wed tk Fri

May 6 May 8

Llama Llama tk Tue

May 12

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

7 - 7:30 pm 11:30 am - 12 pm 10:15 - 10:45 am

UNICORN DAY Ages 2 & up with adult. 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate National Unicorn Day with unicorn stories and crafts! tk Thu Apr 9 11:30 am

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

preschool (2 - 5 years) continued BUTTERFLIES GALORE Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

Enjoy stories and activities about butterflies, then flutter home with a beautiful craft. Dressing up encouraged! tk Tue Apr 14 10:15 - 11:30 am

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SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTS CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and participate in hands-on activities. rg Sat Mar 14 2 - 3 pm

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 - 40 min. Registration required.

BOOK - N - CHAT

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 Tue Apr 21 10:15 am rg Sat Apr 25 1:30 pm

Ages 5-8. Registration required.

CONSTRUCTION ZONE AHEAD

Ages 6 & up. Ticket required.

Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Calling all truck lovers! Enjoy stories, activities, and a craft. tk Tue Apr 28 10:15 - 10:45 am tk Sat May 2 3:30 - 4 pm

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

Celebrate Mother's Day with stories and songs, then make a flower craft. tk Sat May 9 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

GET TO SESAME STREET Ages 18-36 months with adult. Ticket required.

Travel to Sesame Street and learn all about our lovable monster friends through stories, activities, and a craft. tk Thu May 14 11:30 am - 12 pm tk Sat May 23 11:30 am - 12 pm

kindergarten - grade 5

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. rg Mondays Mar 23 & Apr 27 7 - 7:45 pm

WHO RUNS THE ZOO? Discover some amazing animals with instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile through interactive activities and live animal presentations. Contact with an animal may occur. tk Sat Mar 28 2 - 2:50 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

FANCY FONTS Ages 9-11. Registration required.

Calling all scribes! Bring your favorite writing instrument and practice writing like the scriveners of old. rg Mon Mar 30 6:30 - 7:15 pm

MULTICULTURAL MEDLEY Ages 7-10. 30 - 45 min.

Sample cultures of the world through stories, songs, and activities. Thu Apr 9 6:30 pm

SIMPLE CIRCUITS Ages 8-11. Registration required.

DEAR: DOGS EDUCATING AND ASSISTING READERS Ages 5-10; allow 20 min. Parent/guardian must sign permission slip or have one on file prior to participating. Ticket and book required.

Bring a book or borrow one of ours. Read to Fidos for Freedom's therapy dogs in a relaxing and encouraging environment while increasing oral reading skills and selfconfidence. tk Mondays Mar 2 & 16, Apr 6 & 20, May 4 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Explore simple circuits and create Valentine's Day cards using LEDs. rg Fri Apr 24 4 - 4:45 pm

BEGINNING GRAPHIC NOVEL CLUB Ages 5-7. Registration required.

Take turns reading aloud heartwarming, funny, and captivating graphic novels. rg Tue Apr 28 7:30 - 8:15 pm

SAVAGE UKES Ages 8 & up.

Bring your ukulele, tuner, and desire to play! Beginners, teens, and adults welcome. Saturdays Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 2 - 2:45 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: JERDINE NOLEN Ages 8 & up, including parents, caregivers, and teachers. Registration preferred.

Award-winning author Jerdine Nolen shares her newest book, Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage. This tall tale style story is about hope and the family connection, and is a companion to Big Jabe and Thunder Rose. Books available for purchase and signing. rg Sat Mar 14 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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tween (9 - 12 years) CANDY SUSHI AND MANGA TIME Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn how to make candy sushi using prepackaged foods. Then, explore fun Manga series titles and check out your favorites. rg Sat May 23 2 - 3 pm

OIL PASTELS ON WOOD Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Calling all artists and artist wannabes, learn a new way to create art using oil pastels and wood panels! Create a masterpiece to display proudly. rg Sat Mar 14 2 - 3 pm


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Ages 14-18, or age 14 by Sep 1, or entering grade 9 in the fall.

Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 2 - April 4. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee selection. Successful applicants will be invited to a training session in April, May, or June.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-17.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service hours and refreshments available. Tue Apr 21 7 - 8 pm

MANGA BUTTON WORKSHOP Ages 11 & up.

Get ready for AniMAY with some cool buttons! Bring your art/ design or create here, then use our button machine to make the magic. Sat May 2 3 - 5 pm

POKEMON PET ROCKS Ages 11 & up.

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

SILENT READING MEETUP Ages 11 & up.

Attention sensory overloaded folks and introverts, this is for you! Meet up for an hour of quiet solitary reading with soft background music and snacks. Bring your book or choose one from our selection. Tue Mar 3 6 - 7 pm

FRIDAY TEEN MOVIES Ages 11-17.

Join your friends for a popular PG-13 or lower movie and free popcorn every Friday. Visit hclibrary.org for titles. Fridays Mar 6 - May 29 2:45 - 5 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

PRONOUN BUTTON WORKSHOP

COLLEGE PREP SAT & ACT PRACTICE TESTS Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Take a practice exam. Return for your personalized score report results. During the review session, they explain the score reports and offer helpful test taking strategies. *April 28 review session is only for April 18 practice test. SAT Practice Test with The Princeton Review rg Sat Mar 21 10:30 am - 2:30 pm rg Sat Apr 18* 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Review session (parents welcome) rg Tue Mar 31 6:30 - 7:30 pm rg Tue Apr 28* 6:30 - 7:30 pm ACT Test with The Princeton Review rg Sat May 16 Review session (parents welcome) rg Tue May 26

10:30 am - 2:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Ages 11 & up.

Learn how to express yourself with cool artsy buttons! Bring your art/design or make here, then use our button machine to make the magic. Sat Mar 7 3 - 5 pm

PAINT N CREATE Ages 11 & up.

Get creative with acrylic paint and everyday objects (including a chair). Tue Mar 10 6 - 7:30 pm

EN GARDE! WRITING AN ACTION SCENE Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Whether you’re reading an epic fantasy, a sports novel, or an adventure story, action scenes make a book exciting. What tools do authors use to help the reader picture that sword battle or race to home plate? Join Laura Shovan, author of The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary and Takedown, as we brainstorm and compose an original action sequence. Writers of all levels welcome! rg Tue Mar 17 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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 Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21 6:30 - 8:30 pm

GLITTER SHELLS Ages 11 & up.

Turn some friendly seashells into sparkly works of art! Perfect gift for your friends or enemies! Tue Mar 24 6 - 7 pm

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

Calling all Pokemon fans. Come draw or paint your favorite characters on rocks and take over our Pokemon gym while you are here if you play Pokemon Go! Tue May 12 6 - 7:30 pm

TECH TIME Drop in with your technology related questions. Mondays Mar 2 - May 25 11 am - 12 pm

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB Registration preferred.

Practice conversing in English in a relaxed and informal setting. This is a perfect opportunity for English as a Second Language students to use lessons learned in ESOL classes. rg 1st Saturdays Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2 11 am - 12 pm

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 Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11 10 am - 12 pm

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Registration required.

Share your original near-publication ready writing with other experienced writers to critique and exchange feedback. rg 2nd Mondays Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11 7 - 9 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. Accommodations available for those with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreter.

HOW TO ATTRACT HUMMINGBIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN Registration required.

Learn about the migration, nests, and preferences of the Ruby Throated hummingbird. Discover what hummingbirds need and how your garden can help sustain them through a combination of plants, feeders, and water. rg Thu Mar 12 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

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STILL LIFE DRAWING Practice your drawing skills with a still life. Materials provided; no instruction provided. Fridays Mar 20, May 15 2 - 4 pm

FAMOUS HOAXES AND HOAXERS OF HISTORY Registration preferred.

Are you ready for April Fools Day? Discuss some of the most famous hoaxes and hoaxers of all time. rg Wed Mar 25 7 - 8:30 pm

THROWBACK THURSDAY: RETRO VIDEO GAMES Missing some Space Invaders? Hang out with us as we play some old school favorites. Thu Mar 26 7 - 8:30 pm

Cookbooks from Around the World Howard County residents come from many parts of the world, making our community a culturally rich and diverse population. Celebrate our diversity through the many cookbooks from our HCLS collection that reflects these world cultures.

SCAMS AND IDENTITY THEFT Registration required.

Workshop topics include: awareness of current scams; how to protect against identity theft; indicators of scams and identity theft; how a victim of a scam or identity theft can move forward towards recovery; how being a victim of a scam or identity theft can impact an individual’s ability to secure, afford, and sustain housing. Presented by Chesapeake Financial Education Foundation. rg Tue Apr 28 10:30 am - 12 pm

AMERICAN CREED: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION Registration required.

See p. 6. rg Sat Mar 28 2 - 4:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center Sponsored by Citizen Film with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND YOU Discover current health initiatives for you, family, and friends and how the Howard County Health Department promotes, preserves, and protects the health of all in Howard County.

COLORECTAL CANCER: SCREEN FOR LIFE Registration required.

Explore how to create basic seasonal pop-up cards using Robert Sabuda's designs. rg Thu Apr 2 7 - 8:30 pm

Learn about colon cancer prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the second leading cancer-causing death in the United States, but one simple screening test could save your life. rg Mon Apr 27 7 - 8 pm

DEBT GETTING IN YOUR WAY? GET A HANDLE ON IT

DEFEND YOUR SKIN

SPRING INTO POP-UP CARDS Registration required.

Registration required.

Discover eight tools that track, manage, and prioritize debt payments, find credit reports, and explain people’s rights in debt collection. Presented by University of Maryland Extension. rg Thu Apr 9 7 - 8:30 pm

GARDENING IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Registration required.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Learn how to protect yourself from the harms of sun exposure. rg Thu May 7 7 - 8 pm

Registration required.

SPRING ANI-MAY FESTIVAL

Master Gardeners Sylvia Huestis and Carolyn Cradler discuss climate change and its implications for gardeners. rg Wed Apr 22 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Discover the Japanese animation style known as Anime at our Ani-May festival! Features giant board games, DIY pokemon rocks, and other crafts. Costumes welcome! Sat May 9 1 - 4 pm

LIFE SKILLS: REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DIY SHRINKY DINKS

Registration required.

Curious about how to make simple changes with huge impact? Want to share what’s working for you? Explore the green possibilities with us. rg Thu Apr 23 7 - 8:30 pm

Feeling nostalgic? Create Shrinky Dinks with us and jam out to some rockin’ 80s tunes! Thu May 28 7 - 8:30 pm

Book Discussion Groups listed on pages 24 - 25.

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PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

Yolanda and Francis Bruno Family Fund Friends & Foundation of HCLS Howard County Public School System Howard Hughes Corporation Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust M&T Bank Estate of Janet Ziffer

$1,000 -$4,999 Clarksville Commons Costello Construction UP TO $1,000 Josiah Femi Akinrebiyo | Sathya Saibaba Batchu | Sandra Estelle Braxton-Riley | Kathleen Burke | Central Maryland Users Group, Inc. | Citizen Film | Thomas J Flynn | Isabelita Frattarola | Corinne Heiliger | Lisa A. Hirrlinger | Fahimeh Kohanloo | Marcy Leonard | Carole MacPhee | Sharon Mayr | Risk Management Consultants, Inc. | Steve Smalley | Nancy Smith | Ann Szakmeister | Susan Joan Wallis | Edmund Marc Weisberg TRIBUTES In memory of Lorri Roth: Sharon Wissel, George Clack, Ruth Drucker In memory of Reta Kenter: Nancy, Robert and Mildred Newman In memory of Kathleen S. Glascock: Robert Owings Glascock

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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 September 1 - November 30. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please call 410.313.7799 to report any errors or omissions.

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MAR 15 Countywide information sessions at Senior Centers and other community locations.

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