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Howard County Library System

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Classes & Events Guide

sponsored by Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System

Let's read

100,000 books in 2018!

see page 15.


Letter from the Board of Trustees' Chair Season’s greetings from the Board of Trustees and staff! As the weather turns colder and we look for good books with which to curl up, join our 100,000 Books Challenge! No matter your age, track books read for the chance to win prizes. Details at hclibrary.org/100KBooks.

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HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Christmas Dec 24 & 25 New Year’s Day Jan 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan 15 Presidents’ Day Feb 19 Evening in the Stacks Feb 24 (East Columbia Branch only) 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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CENTRAL BRANCH

410.313.7800

EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

410.313.7700

ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

410.313.5077

GLENWOOD BRANCH

410.313.5577

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

7071 Montgomery Road Elkridge, MD 21075 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723 MILLER BRANCH

9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

410.313.1950

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

410.313.7750

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

9411 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

We look forward to showcasing our renovated East Columbia Branch when it re-opens in January. The “new” branch will feature twice as much space for quiet study and three meeting rooms. A TeenUp! center includes classrooms for Teen Time, HiTech, and Homework Club, as well as a Student Design Center (dedicated space, complete with supplies where students can create and collaborate on assignments and projects). Watch hclibrary.org for details. In February, take a trip down memory lane as we return to the East Columbia Branch for A Retro Evening in the Stacks. Join us for a celebration of the best of the 1950s through the 80s with music, food, cocktails, and more. Tickets go on sale in January. Lastly, you may notice that source has a slightly different look. Striving to make your experience finding classes and events as easy as possible, this issue streamlines the presentation of class schedules by branch. We hope you find it easier to discover all our numerous and varied classes and opportunities. And finally, during this season of giving, we hope you will consider adorning Mitten Trees in our branches with donations of mittens, hats, and scarves in children’s sizes. The items are given to local charities after the holidays. We look forward to seeing you soon. Happy New Year! With warmest regards,

TTY FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

Louise B. Riemer

Central East Columbia Elkridge Glenwood Miller Savage

Chair, Board of Trustees

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Join us! reopening in January

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

ACCOMMODATIONS:

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

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

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Get a head start on the challenge with Mark Hendricks in December (p. 4) as he discusses his wildlife photography at Assateague Island. His book of more than 190 color pictures, Natural Wonders of Assateague, will be available for purchase and signing.

WINTER 2018

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

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.


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Saturday, February 24 7 - 11 pm HCLS East Columbia Branch

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6600 cradlerock way columbia, md 21045 tickets on sale in january at hclibrary.org/stacks

At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan. Richard Thomas takes us from Dylan’s high school Latin club to his haunting engagement with Ovid and Homer in recent albums. Thomas carefully argues that Dylan’s poetry deserve comparison with Virgil’s—and Thomas, senior professor of Latin at Harvard and author of some of the most influential modern studies of Virgil, should know!

• Strolling entertainment • Music provided by DJ • Silent auction • Wine pull • Cocktails from each decade • Gourmet food stations

— Mary Beard, English scholar and professor at University of Cambridge and author

a n n o u n c e m e n ts CHOOSE CIVILITY POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST AND EXHIBIT Groups or individual students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in Howard County are invited to design a poster or create a video illustrating the theme of Kindness Creates Community. Entries due March 23. Details at ChooseCivility. org.

COLUMBIA ART CENTER (410.730.0075) (6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia) Exhibit Apr 10-25 Closing Reception Apr 25 5:30 - 7 pm (Awards Ceremony at 6 pm) Presented in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center and Howard County Public School System

HCLS SPELLING BEE Cheer on Howard County’s top spellers as they compete for the chance to advance to the National Spelling Bee in the 14th annual HCLS Spelling Bee. Winners from school BumbleBees recognized on stage at the beginning of the evening.

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FEATURED AUTHOR: RICHARD THOMAS

Go back in time for a celebration of the best of the 1950s through the 80s at Howard County's premier annual fundraising gala.

RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL (410.313.7750) (11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton) Fri Mar 16 7 pm Sponsored by: BB&T, Friends of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, and the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust BumbleBee sponsored by Rotary Club of ColumbiaPatuxent

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Winter @ Your Library A winter adventure awaits you at HCLS! Whether you like to curl up with a cozy read or spice up your winter months with exciting activities, we invite you to create your own library experience. Earn points by logging your books and attending HCLS classes and events for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Open to ages 18+. Enroll at hclibrary. beanstack.org to participate online, or pick up a printed guide at any HCLS branch beginning December 7 and ending February 15, 2018. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

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WINTER 2018

central branch

east columbia exp . miller branch

glenwood branch

Mon Dec 4 7 - 8:30 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

savage branch

meet th e author

Wildlife photographer Mark Hendricks discusses Natural Wonders of Assateague Island. Hendricks has spent years exploring the barrier island and shares his passion for the area’s incredible biodiversity with more than 190 color pictures. Through his lens and words, he captures rare moments with some elusive creatures, including a river otter, snowy owl, black stallion, and the threatened piping plover. From the windswept beaches to inland forests and through all seasons, enjoy this enchanted island off the coasts of both Maryland and Virginia. Books available for sale and signing. MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950)

elkridge express

MEET THE AUTHOR: MARK HENDRICKS NATURAL WONDERS OF ASSATEAGUE ISLAND


Tuesday

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

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners

ages 2 - 5

infant - 23 months

6:30 pm TK Play Partners

Friday

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now Jan 4 - Feb 22

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now

infant - 23 months*

No 11:30 class on Dec 30

7 pm TK Pajama Time

infant - 23 months

10:15 & 11:30 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3

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

10:15 & 11:30 am RG Play Partners infant - 23 months

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

elkridge express

10:15 & 11:15 am RG All Together Now Dec 6 - Feb 14

10:15 & 11:15 am RG All Together Now Dec 1 - Feb 16

glenwood branch

7 pm RG Pajama Time Dec 6 - Feb 14

10:30 am RG Just For Me Ages 3-5 Dec 5 - 19; Jan 9 - Feb 27

10:30 am TK Play Partners Dec 6 & 13; Jan 10 - Feb 28 No class Feb 14.

7 pm TK Pajama Time

10:30 am TK All Together Now

10:30 am TK All Together Now

10:15 & 11:30 am TK All Together Now No class Dec 15

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Dec 2 - 16; Jan 6 - Feb 17

infant - 23 months

10:30 am RG 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Jan 10 - 31 7 pm TK Pajama Time

1015 & 11:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Jan 2 - Feb 27 2 pm TK Just For Me Ages 3-5

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Dec 6 - Feb 28

infant - 23 months

infant - 23 months*

No class on Dec 26

10:15 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Jan 8 - Feb 12 1:30 pm Just For Me Ages 3-5 Jan 8 - Feb 12

7 pm Pajama Time Dec 5: Frosty Dec 12: Santa

6:30 pm Play Partners Jan 8 - Feb 12 infant - 23 months

PL AY PA RTN E RS

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners Jan 10 - Feb 21

10:15 am Just For Me Ages 3-5 Jan 11 - Feb 22

infant - 23 months

10:15 am Picture Book Parade ages 2 - 5, with craft

10:15 am All Together Now Jan 13 - 24

Jan 12 - Feb 23

JUST FOR ME Ages 3-5; 30 min.

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

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

ALL TOGETHER NOW

Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

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

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

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

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun!

PAJAMA TIME

3, 2, FUN!

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

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

preschool classes

miller branch

Saturday

Thursday

-round

savage branch

Wednesday

year

east columbia exp .

central branch

Monday

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

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

410.313.7800

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

WINTER SOLSTICE

family & friends

Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate the beginning of winter through stories and songs. tk Tue Dec 19 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

WINTER UKULELE JAM

AMAZING HEXBOTS

All ages.

Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate the season with ukuleles! Bring a ukulele or borrow one of ours. Mon Dec 11 7 - 8 pm

COLORAMA!

central branch

Drop in and have fun coloring. We provide the materials, you supply the imagination! tk Tue Dec 12 2 & 3:30 pm

HOLIDAY SINGALONG

Explore early math concepts inspired by children's literature and everyday activities. tk Tuesdays Jan 9 - 30 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

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

Families. Ticket required.

Sing songs to celebrate the season and holidays. tk Tue Dec 19 7- 7:30 pm

FAMILY MOVIE Families; Ho. Co. schools closed. All movies rated G or PG.

Santa Buddies Beauty and the Beast Lion King

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgement-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wed Jan 31 11 - 11:30 am

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

Discover the creativity of children's illustrators through stories and activities. tk Tuesdays Feb 6 - 27 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

NEARLY NOON YEAR’S EVE Families. Ticket required.

Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown. tk Sat Dec 30 11:15 am - 12 pm

CRAFTERNOON Families; allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

A BAG FULL OF SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO AND JULIET (AND GERTRUDE)

Drop in and make fun crafts. Fri Feb 16 2 - 4 pm

CANDYLAND, LIVE! Families; allow 15 - 20 min. Ticket required.

Travel through Candyland as you play a life-sized version! tk Sat Feb 17 11 am - 2 pm

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 5 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

SHIMMER & SHINE FIRST WISH OF THE DAY! Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Stories, songs and a craft. Genie costumes welcome! tk Tue Dec 5 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 -4:15 pm

Recommended for families age 5 & up (adults must accompany children under age 8). Ticket required.

Did you ever wonder how Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet might have gone had Romeo been a robot? How about Kermit the Frog as Juliet? Join the West Arundel Creative Arts Players for a session of puppet making, then see your creations perform an abridged, and very silly, version of Romeo and Juliet. tk

Sat

2 - 3 pm

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

Ages 2 & up with adult. Ticket required.

Ages 5 & up; allow 15 - 20 min.

WINTER 2018

Jan 13

kindergarten - grade 5

MITTEN TREE KICKOFF Bring an item to donate to the Holiday Mitten Tree, then enjoy stories and songs about winter outerwear. tk Thu Dec 14 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm

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GO FIGURE Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Families. Allow 45 min. Ticket required.

Tue Dec 26 2 pm Wed Dec 27 2 pm Fri Jan 26 2 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Construct a maze and test a Hexbug’s ability to navigate it. tk Tue Jan 2 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Join the Howard Astronomical League as they point telescopes at the night sky to reveal the wonders of our moon and other celestial objects. Thu Jan 4 7 pm


tweens (9 - 12 years) MAGIC TREE HOUSE: OLYMPIC ODYSSEY

CRAFT CLUB

Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Travel with Jack and Annie from the first Olympics to this year’s games in South Korea. Participate in games, activities, and learn some Korean, too! tk Wed Jan 24 6:30 - 7:15 pm

BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10. Ticket required.

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! tk Wed Jan 31 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Feeling creative? Exciting crafts await. rg Saturdays Dec 2, Jan 13, Feb 17

3 - 4 pm

GIRL POWER Ages 9-12; 60 - 90 min. Ticket required.

STEM and Art Activities + Working Together = Meaningful Connections. Make a difference in your community. tk Saturdays Dec 9, Jan 20, Feb 3 3 - 4:30 pm

ICE SCIENCE Ages 9-12. Registration required.

book clubs (5 - 14 years)

Learn about the science of ice and complete hands-on experiments. rg Sat Dec 16 3 - 4 pm

BOOK - N - CHAT

IGLOO ENGINEERING

Ages 5-8. Ticket required.

BLACK-EYED SUSAN PICTURE BOOK CLUB Grades K-3; 45-60 min. 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 Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 1:30 - 2:30 pm rg Thursdays Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8 1:30 - 2:30 pm

NEWBERY BOOK CLUB Grades 4-8; 45-60 min. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Discussions and activities about Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners. rg Wednesdays Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 6:30 - 7:30 pm rg Thursdays Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8 1:30 - 2:30 pm

BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 4-6. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Discussions and activities about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. rg Wednesdays Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 1:30 - 2:15 pm

BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 6-8. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. rg Wednesdays Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Who can construct the best igloo? Put your engineering skills to the test with this STEM challenge. rg Sat Dec 30 3 - 4 pm

HARRY POTTER 20th ANNIVERSARY TRI-WIZARD TOURNAMENT Ages 9-12. Ticket required.

Test your wizarding skills and Harry Potter knowledge with activities and games. Robes optional. tk Wed Jan 10 6:30 - 7:30 pm

LEGO ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Work in teams to solve LEGO (™) engineering challenges. rg Sat Jan 27 3 - 4 pm rg Fri Feb 16* 3 - 4 pm

THE HUMAN HEART Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human heart via STEM activities. rg Sat Feb 10 3 - 4 pm

WE HEART CRAFTS Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Create heart themed and Valentine’s Day crafts. rg Sun Feb 11 3 - 4 pm

AIRPLANE AERONAUTICS Ages 9-12. Registration required.

central branch

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk Tuesdays Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6 6:30 - 7:15 pm

How do planes fly? Use STEM skills to design paper airplanes, then revise designs to improve flight time. rg Sat Feb 24 3 - 4 pm

Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree! Bring a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in children's sizes to any branch during December. Items donated to local charities after the holidays.

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

410.313.7800

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

teens (grades 6 - 12)

ADULTS

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB Ages 12 & up.

Join us for the world’s greatest role-playing game. Refreshments. Thursdays Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 1 4 - 6 pm

TEEN TALKING PICTURES

central branch

Ages 11-16.

Discuss selected movies. DVDs available at the customer service desk for viewing prior to the discussion. Saturdays; 3 - 4 pm Dec 9 Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) Jan 6 Arrival (PG-13) Feb 3 Captain America: Civil War (PG-13)

DIY GIFT SHOP Ages 9-17. Allow 30 min. per craft.

Drop-in and create a variety of crafts for last-minute, but heartfelt, gifts for all occasions. Tue Dec 12 4 - 6 pm

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 Dec 6 Cookies - from any chef Jan 17 Mario Batali Feb 21 Pam Anderson

COLORING WITH FRIENDS Adults, are you looking for a creative outlet AND a chance to meet new people? Join us for an hour or more of coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. Bring materials or use those provided. All skill levels welcome. 1st Wednesdays Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7 10:30 am - 12 pm

COLUMBIA AT 50: A MEMOIR OF A CITY When Jim Rouse secretly bought 14,000 acres of farmland in segregated Howard County in 1964, he promised to transform the land into a city of 100,000 that was, "economically diverse, poly-cultural, multifaith and interracial." Veteran journalist Len Lazarick tells the fascinating story of how Columbia grew and prospered over the past halfcentury, with many successes and a few failures. In 2016, Money Magazine called it the, "best small city to live in America."

FLASH FICTION PRIVIEW Age 11-17.

Can you write a story in 750 words or fewer? Exercise and hone your writing chops by drafting extremely short stories using writing prompts and peer feedback. Presented by Faye McCray, popular essayist and author of I Am Loved! Positive Affirmations for Our Children. Sundays Dec 10, Jan 21 2 - 3:30 pm

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE Ages 14 & up; 90 min - 2 hr. Registration required.

Is this love? Recognize dating violence and how to build healthy relationships. Join HopeWorks of Howard County, the county rape crisis and domestic violence center, to explore the spectrum of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive behaviors in teen relationships. Learn red flags for dating violence, how to help a friend in need, and skills around setting boundaries. Also, discuss healthy communication that builds relationships founded on respect and trust, not coercion and control. rg Wed Feb 7 4 - 6 pm

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS Grades 6-8. Registration required.

Improve your critical thinking skills by examining both sides of current events, social issues, and Supreme Court cases. Be prepared to discuss each topic’s pros and cons with an open mind. Help choose future topics such as climate change, censorship, and capital punishment. rg Mon Feb 12 7 - 8 pm

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

WINTER 2018

Wed Dec 13

7 - 8:30 pm

UKE CAN LEARN Come join the fun and learn how to play a few popular songs. You can bring your own ukulele or borrow one of ours. Thu Jan 25 7 - 8 pm

NEEDLE ARTS Do you like to sew, knit, or crochet? Finish a project, start a new one or, simply meet other adults with similar interests. All skill levels are welcome. Basic instruction available. 3rd Tuesdays Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20 10:30 am - 12 pm

DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? This coming-of-age documentary film follows four courageous high school students as they strive to prove that blindness will not hold them back from achieving their dreams. Discussion follows. [2016, 75 minutes]. rg Thu Jan 4 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with the Central Maryland Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland


Winter @ Your Library A winter adventure awaits you at HCLS!

PREPARING FOR TAX TIME Minimize your taxes and maximize your refund by understanding the deductions and credit for which you are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Roy Yenoli of MakingChange also explains the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on your return. rg Sat Jan 6 2 - 3:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

TALKING: PICTURES Join other film lovers to discuss contemporary films following Columbia Film Society showings. DVDs available to borrow. Mon Jan 8 7 - 8 pm A War Tue Feb 6 7 - 8 pm After the Storm

CRAFTY THURSDAYS: CREATIVE CARDMAKING Create handmade greeting cards using cardstock, patterned papers, die cuts, stamps, and other embellishments. rg Thu Jan 18 6:30 – 8 pm

YOGA PHILOSOPHY: CHAKRAS 101

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. Registration required. Tuesdays Jan 23, Feb 27 6:30 - 7:30 pm

SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING Learn how to prepare your garden soil for spring planting. Understand how to plant seeds inside for transplanting later or directly outside, and how to use purchased plants. Master Gardeners share tips on how to protect your crop from pests and harsh weather. rg Thu Feb 15 6:30 – 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Open to ages 18+. Enroll at hclibrary.beanstack.org to participate online, or pick up a printed guide at any HCLS branch beginning December 7 and ending February 15, 2018. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD

Michael Toner performs The Great Silence by Ted Chiang, named by Junot Díaz as one of “The Best American Short Stories of 2016.” Robert Hollis reads Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan, the story of a priest, a bride, and a mysterious clairvoyant. Thu Feb 22 7 - 8:30 pm

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 Dec 4, 11, 18 Jan 8, 15, 22, 19 Feb 5, 12, 26

ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@hclibrary.org Tuesday; 10 am - 12 pm Dec 5, 12, 19, 26 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.

BITTER MEMORIES: AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE FALL OF SAIGON

central branch

Learn about the spiritual power hidden within the human body. Explore each of the seven chakras or energies, including their locations in our bodies, how they drive our lives, and what happens when energy is blocked. Thu Feb 8 7 - 8:30 pm

Whether you like to curl up with a cozy read or spice up your winter months with exciting activities, we invite you to create your own library experience. Earn points by logging your books and attending HCLS classes and events for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

In April 1975, Tom Glenn was in Saigon as an undercover intelligence operative when the North Vietnamese attacked the city. Hear Glenn’s story about how his superiors refused to allow him to evacuate staff and their families. His drastic actions earned him the civilian Meritorious Medal. Tue Jan 9

7 - 8:30 pm

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

410.313.7700

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

Grand Reopening Join us in January for an open house as we cut the

east co lum b i a ex p r e s s

ribbon on the newly renovated HCLS East Columbia Branch! Visit hclibrary.org for date and details.

HAVE AN ICE TIME Ages 3-5 with adult. Registered required.

Make ice melt and other adventures with frozen H2O. rg Tuesdays Feb 20 & 27 10:30 - 11 am

family & friends

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

Learn to identify special birds in your neighborhood with stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft. rg Mon Feb 26 10:15 - 10:45 & 11 - 11:30 am

Families up to age 10 with adult; 30 - 45 min. 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 Jan 13 1:30 - 2:15 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

kindergarten - grade 5 HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills.

preschool (2 - 5 years)

GAME DAY

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.

Play board games with others. rg Tue Dec 26

Ages 6 & up. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

2 - 3 pm

GAME NIGHT Ages 6 & up; 60 min. Ticket required.

Please check page 5 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

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

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Fridays Dec 1 - Feb 23 11 - 11:30 am Dec 29: Nearly Noon Year's Eve

BLANKETS

Play board games with others. tk Wednesdays Dec 27, Jan 24, Feb 28

7 - 8 pm

I <3 COLORING All ages. Allow 30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Adults and children alike can relax and engage the creative areas of the brain while improving fine motor skills, increasing color awareness, and developing hand to eye coordination. tk Thu Dec 28 2 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required.

Snuggle up with books, songs, rhymes and a craft. Blankets welcome. rg Tue Jan 23 6:30 - 7 pm

SHHH...THE BEARS ARE SLEEPING Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Learn about hibernation through stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. rg Tue Jan 30 6:30 - 7 pm

A SLIGHTLY HAIRY VALENTINE’S DAY

Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree! Bring a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in children's sizes to any branch during December. Items donated to local charities

Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Love Monster, then enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. rg Wed Feb 14 1:30 - 2 pm

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100,000 BOOKS CHALLENGE

PARAGRAPH PALS

Help Howard County reach our goal of reading 100,000 books in 2018! Create an account at hclibrary. beanstack. org and log each book you read; they will automatically be added to the running total. All ages invited to participate in this year-long challenge!

Ages 6-8. Registration required.

For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Activities include reading comprehension exercises, games, and a craft. rg Tuesdays Jan 9, Feb 13 7 - 8 pm

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

A book club for mothers and daughters to share the joy of reading together. Each month we discuss the book we read and create a craft. rg Thursdays Jan 11, Feb 15 7- 7:45 pm

FICTION FRIENDS Ages 8-11. Registration required.

A book club for children with a passion for chapter books. Read the assigned title, then come to the book club for discussions, games, and a craft. rg Tuesdays Jan 16, Feb 20 7 - 8 pm

tweens (9 - 12 years) CRAFTS Ages 9-13. Registration required.

Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring your own. rg Wednesdays Dec 6, Feb 7 7 - 7:45 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) GAME DAY Ages 11-17.

Play Clue, Sorry, and other classic board games with your friends, or challenge them to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or a race around the track in Mario Cart. Saturdays Jan 13, Feb 3 3 - 4 pm

TEEN TALKING BOOKS Ages 11-16.

Discuss thoughts and ideas about your favorite titles. Wednesdays Jan 17, Feb 21 7 - 8 pm

MOVIE NIGHT Ages 13-17; Registration required.

Come enjoy a movie night at the library! Thursdays; 6:30 pm Jan 25 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13) Feb 8 Before I Fall (PG-13)

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PARENT & TEEN BOOK CLUB Ages 13-17. Registration required.

Start a conversation between parents and teens by reading the same title and discussing the content. Contact Mio Higashimoto 410.313.7700 or mio.higashimoto@hclibrary.org for details. rg Wed Jan 31 7 - 8 pm Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly

CRAFT A CARD Ages 11-16; 30 - 45 min.

Create a 3D Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Card. Sat Feb 10 11 - 11:45 am

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ADULTS NEW RELEASE CINEMA View a critically acclaimed new release DVD movie on a large screen. Titles announced in branch and online, or email robert. lockett@hclibrary.org

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH & 50+ CENTER (410.313.7680) Thursdays Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 15 6:30 - 9 pm In February: Double feature commemorating Black History Month starts at 5:30 pm

BUSINESS & POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy. Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Dec 19 Special Topic: A Look at the 2017 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Jan 16

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book clubs (5 - 14 years)

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe by Joseph Stiglitz

Feb 20 The Curse of Cash by Kenneth Rogoff

GERMAN CONVERSATION CLUB Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Thursdays Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8 12 - 1 pm

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.

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elkridge coming soon Elkridge Express 7071 Montgomery Road Elkridge, MD 21076

410.313.5077

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

Save the Date: Grand Opening happens in March! See hclibrary.org for date and details.

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

elkridge express

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgement-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Tuesdays Dec 5, Jan 9 10:30 - 11 am

HOLIDAY FUN

family & friends FAMILY COLORING HOUR All ages. Allow 30 min.

Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Adults and children alike can relax and engage the creative areas of the brain while improving fine motor skills, increasing color awareness, and developing hand to eye coordination. Tuesdays Dec 12, Jan 9 7 - 8 pm

CRAFTERNOON All ages. Allow 30 min.

Drop in and make fun crafts. Sat Jan 27 2 - 4 pm

LUV 2 CRAFT All ages. Allow 30 min.

Get ready for Valentine's Day with fun crafts for family and friends! Sat Feb 10 2 - 4 pm

FUN WITH CONCEPTS Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Stories, songs, and activities about letters and numbers. rg Tuesdays; 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Dec 12 Alphabet Jan 16 Counting

FLY WRIGHT! Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate the legacy of the Wright brothers with stories and songs about airplanes. rg Tue Dec 19 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

SNOW DAY Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

infant - 23 months BABY’S PLAY DATE Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min. Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. Saturdays Dec 2 - Jan 27 10 - 11 am

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 5 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

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

Learn to feel the music as you sing, play, explore and move. rg Mondays Dec 4 - Feb 12 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

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Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Celebrate the season with stories, songs, and a craft. rg Thursdays; 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Dec 7 Gingerbread Friends Dec 14 Preschool Polar Express Dec 21 Peppermint Twist & Shout

WINTER 2018

Brrr! It’s cold outside! Bundle up and learn about what makes it snow and how fun it can be. rg Tue Dec 26 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

PENGUIN PARTY Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Learn about penguins through stories, song, and a craft — then practice your penguin waddle! rg Tue Jan 23 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

DINOSAURS ROAR! Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Dig into dinosaurs with stories and a craft. rg Tue Jan 30 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

EDZOOCATION WITH THE ZOO Ages 2-5. Ticket required.

Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile for a story, an animal related craft, and a visit with an animal Ambassador. Contact with an animal may occur. tk Sat Feb 3 1 - 1:30 & 1:45 - 2:15 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council


Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree!

GAMING 101

Bring a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in children's sizes to any branch during December. Items donated to local charities after the holidays.

Tired of the same entertainment? Meet people and make friends as you learn to play a party game. Refreshments. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 11 Coup Jan 8 Codenames

Ages 11-18. Registration required.

WINTER BOOK TASTING & BOOK SWAP

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. CRAZY 8's: MATH CLUB FOR ALL Registration required. 8 week series.

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

“Taste” selections from the HCLS Teen Winter Reads menu, deconstruct the “recipe” for the books, and bring a title (old book) to trade. Refreshments. rg Sat Jan 13 3 - 4 pm

ADULTS DROP-IN ART We supply pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, paper, coloring pages, and other media; you supply imagination and creativity. Enjoy the company while satisfying the creative impulse. 1st Tuesdays Dec 5, Jan 2 7 - 8 pm

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! rg Sat Dec 16 2 - 3 pm

GET CRAFTY: HOLIDAY CARDS

BLOCK PARTY: FUN WITH LEGO® BLOCKS

Make holiday cards using the art of German paper cutting. rg Sat Dec 9 2 – 4 pm

Ages 5 & up; 45 - 90 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. rg Wed Dec 27 2 - 3:30 pm rg Fri Dec 29 2 - 3:30 pm

GAME DAY! Ages 6 & up; allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Play board games or solve puzzles with friends. rg Thu Dec 28 2 - 4 pm

STORYTELLING TOGETHER Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Use prompts and tips from successful authors to create a story together, from beginning to end. rg Sat Jan 6 2 - 2:45 pm

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

Learn basic ukulele chords and a few tunes to play and sing along. rg Thu Jan 18 4:30 - 5:30 pm

KINDNESS ROCKS Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Paint river rocks to hide around our community and brighten someone’s day! Bring your imaginations! rg Sat Jan 20 2 - 2:45 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) DIY SMARTPHONE PROJECTOR AND SPEAKERS Ages 11 - 18. Registration required.

Learn how to transform an average shoebox into a portable cinema. Using common household materials, construct a mini projector and speakers for a Smartphone. No devices needed. rg Sat Dec 2 3 - 4:30 pm

TEEN FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer's notebook. rg Mon Dec 4, Feb 5 7 - 8:30 pm

Ages 18+.

SUNDAY UNPLUGGED Enjoy an afternoon playing games, such as Scrabble, Life, Sorry, chess, and checkers. 2nd Sundays Dec 10, Jan 14 1:30 - 4 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 Dec 12, Jan 9 1 - 3 pm

ART IN THE AFTERNOON No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Register for each class separately. rg 3rd Tuesdays; 1:30 - 3 pm Dec 19 Painting Winter Landscapes Jan 16 Snowflake Obsession!

FILM FAN FORUM

elkridge express

Crazy 8's is a nationwide after-school math club, where kids build, run and jump as they make music, make a mess...and make friendships. rg Tuesdays Dec 5 - Jan 23 4:15 - 5:15 pm Grades K-2 rg Wednesdays Dec 6 - Jan 24 4:15 - 5:15 pm Grades 3-5

Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Discuss the newest movie/television series releases. Light refreshments. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 21 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Jan 18 Black Panther

STREAM. DOWNLOAD. LEARN. DROP-IN. Discover HCLS’ eContent and your gateway to free, ondemand, self-directed education for all ages. Learn about Hoopla, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other online materials. Last Tuesdays Dec 26, Jan 30 1 - 2 & 7 - 8 pm

EXPAND YOUR READING Learn ways to broaden your reading horizons, whether your goal is to read outside of your comfort zone or to read more books total, by using reading challenges, book clubs, different book formats, and sites like Goodreads, LibraryThing, and HCLS’ web site. Tue Jan 23 7 - 8 pm

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15. hclibrary.org

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read & d CENTRAL BRANCH

ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

book discussion groups

(410.313.7800)

(410.313.5077)

ECLECTIC EVENINGS

ELKS EXCELLENT READS

NOONTIME BOOKS

3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Dec 21 Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Jan 18 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Feb 15 Nutshell by Ian McEwan

MURDER, MISCHIEF & MAYHEM 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

THE PANELISTS

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 20 Drowned City by Don Brown Jan 17 Jerusalem: Chronicles of the Holy City by Guy Delisle Feb 21 March. Book Three by John Lewis

TALES THROUGH TIME

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION

Dec 14 What Falls From the Sky by Esther Emery Jan 11 The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Feb 8 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Dec 12 Jan 9 Feb 13

2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Saints For All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan The Color of Water by James McBride The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm

Join us for a literary happy hour.

MEETS AT CENTRE PARK GRILL

Jan 25 Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes Feb 22 All Day and a Night: A Novel of Suspense by Alafair Burke 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 19 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Jan 16 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK CLUB 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Dec 27 The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Jan 24 All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Feb 28 I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

STORIES OF THE WORLD Jan 8 Feb 5

4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Winter @ Your Library A winter adventure awaits you at HCLS!

EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS (410.313.7700) BLACK FICTION MEETS AT 50+ CENTER Dec 2 Jan 6 Feb 3

1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm

Grace by Natashia Deon Swing Time by Zadie Smith Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

BOX LUNCH 2nd Mondays; 1- 2 pm MEETS AT HCLS CENTRAL MEETING ROOM (top floor) Dec 11 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Jan 8 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Feb 12 The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

GOOD READS 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm MEETS AT HCLS CENTRAL BRANCH Dec 11 Miss Jane by Brad Watson Jan 8 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Feb 12 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE Fridays; 10 - 11:00 am MEETS AT WEGMANS (upstairs in the fireplace area) Dec 22 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Jan 19 Gifted by Nikita Lalwani Feb 16 The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

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2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Dec 12 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See Jan 9 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor Feb 13 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

WINTER 2018

Whether you like to curl up with a cozy read or spice up your winter months with exciting activities, we invite you to create your own library experience. Earn points by logging your books and attending HCLS classes and events. Open to ages 18+. Enroll at hclibrary.beanstack. org to participate online, or pick up a printed guide at any HCLS branch beginning December 7 and ending February 15, 2018. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS


discuss 100,000 BOOKS CHALLENGE

#100KBOOKS

GLENWOOD BRANCH

SAVAGE BRANCH

(410.313.5577)

(410.313.0760)

READERS ASSEMBLE! 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Adults and high school students welcome. Dec 28 The Woods Volume 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV Jan 25 Game of Thrones Vol 1 by Daniel Abraham Feb 22 March. Book One by John Lewis

NEW! BOOKS ON TAP 1st Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm MEETS AT HYSTERIA BREWING COMPANY

MYSTERY

2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Dec 13 The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James Jan 10 The Expats by Chris Pavone Feb 14 The Vault by Ruth Rendell

MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Dec 6 The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton Jan 3 Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson Feb 7 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

Meets in a study room Dec 18 House of Stone by Anthony Shadid Feb 12 The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee

NONFICTION

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Dec 20 Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari Jan 17 In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park Feb 21 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

BAS BLEU

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 20 Books for Living by Will Schwalbe Jan 17 Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave Feb 21 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

GLOBAL READS

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 4 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Feb 5 Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

TEA AND TOMES 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Jan 18 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Feb 15 Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

book discussion groups

Help Howard County reach our goal of reading 100,000 books in 2018! Create an account at hclibrary.beanstack. org and log each book you read; they will automatically be added to the running total. All ages invited to participate in this year-long challenge! Details at hclibrary. org/100KBooks.

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

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glenwood Glenwood Branch 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

410.313.5577

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

Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree! Bring a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in children's sizes to any branch during December. Items

glenwood branch

donated to local charities after the holidays.

family & friends

infant & preschool

PARTY LIKE A SCIENTIST!

BABY’S PLAY DATE

Families. Registration required.

Ages infant-23 months. Ticket required.

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week and the birthday of pioneering scientist Admiral Grace Hopper. Explore coding with hands-on computer science activities. Dressing as your favorite scientist encouraged. rg Fri Dec 8 3:30 - 5 pm

Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. tk Wednesdays Dec 20 - Jan 3, Feb 14 10:30 - 11 am

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

Stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays Dec 5 - 19, Jan 9 - Feb 27

Families, up to age 10 with adult; 30 - 45 min. 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 Dec 9 11 - 11:45 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

CELESTIAL SEARCHERS YOUNG ASTRONOMERS CLUB Ages 5-14; with adult; 60 min. Drop-in. 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 Dec 18, Jan 22, Feb 26 7 - 8 pm

UKULELE HOLIDAY SINGALONG Families.

Sing songs to celebrate the season and holidays. Bring a ukulele, borrow one of ours — or sing along. Sat Dec 23 11 - 11:30 am

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

Drop in and make fun children’s crafts. Wed Dec 27 1 - 3 pm

BUILD YOUR OWN BOARD GAME Ages 9-18. Allow 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Imagine, design, and create a board game. Supplies provided. rg Thu Dec 28 2:30 - 4 pm

STEM CHALLENGE: SHIP-A-CHIP Families. Registration required.

In celebration of Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, engineer a container to safely ship a potato chip through the HCLS delivery system. rg Mon Jan 29 7 - 7:45 pm

CHINESE NEW YEAR Families. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Celebrate and learn about this traditional holiday with stories and music, then make a craft. rg Fri Feb 16 1 - 1:45 pm

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WINTER 2018

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

10:30 - 11 am

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 5 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

FINGERPAINT FRIDAY Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required. Register for each session separately. rg Fridays Dec 1, Jan 12, Feb 9

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

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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgement-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wed Dec 13 7 - 7:30 pm rg Thu Dec 14 10:30 - 11 am

A NUTCRACKER SWEET Ages 3-7 with adult. Registration required.

A story, dance, and craft to inspire “suite" dreams. rg Sat Dec 16 2 - 3 pm

WINTER FUN TWIST AND SHOUT Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required. Winter-themed music and movement. rg Wed Dec 20 10:30 - 11 am


NEARLY NOON YEAR’S EVE PENGUIN BALL Ages 3-7. Registration required.

Dress in black and white, and ring in the New Year penguin style with stories, music, a craft, a special countdown, and an apple juice toast. rg Sat Dec 30 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

STORYBOOK FRIENDS Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. No class Jan 15 & Feb 19.

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Mondays Jan 8 - Feb 26 10:30 - 11 am

MOTHER GOOSE TWIST AND SHOUT Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required.

Mother Goose themed music and movement. rg Thu Jan 11 10:30 - 11 am

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS Ages 7-10. Registration required.

Celebrate the birthday of iconic American sculptor Alexander Calder. Learn about some of his best known works, then use his techniques to create a piece of art. rg Mon Jan 8 4:30 - 5:15 pm

READER’S THEATER Registration required.

Create some drama! Read, rehearse, and perform a reader’s theater script. Build literacy fluency and confidence while having fun. Performance takes place the last 10 minutes of class. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jan 10 Tacky the Penguin (ages 7-9) Feb 7 Rumpelstiltskin - With a Twist (ages 8-10)

CREATIVE MOVEMENT WITH MISAKO BEATS DANCE Ages 3-5. Registration and signed release form required.

FORWARDS, BACKWARDS: AN OPPOSITES CLASS! Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate the silliest days by exploring opposites and going backwards, then make a craft. rg Thu Jan 25 10:30 - 11 am

LOVE BUGS Ages 2- 5; with adult. Registration required.

Read a story, then create heart-shaped, lovable bugs. rg Thu Feb 8 10:30 - 11 am

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: TALES OF CARING Ages 2-5 with adult; 20 - 30 min. Registration required.

A BAG FULL OF SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO AND JULIET (AND GERTRUDE) Recommended for families age 5 & up (adults must accompany children under age 8). Ticket required.

Did you ever wonder how Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet might have gone had Romeo been a robot? How about Kermit the Frog as Juliet? Join the West Arundel Creative Arts Players for a session of puppet making, then see your creations perform an abridged, and very silly, version of Romeo and Juliet. tk

Sat

Jan 20

2 - 3 pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Mo Willem’s lovable characters, then make a craft. rg Wed Feb 14 10:30 - 11 am

IT’S A HIPPOPOTA-MUST! Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate National Hippo Day with fun stories, song, and a craft. rg Thu Feb 15 10:30 - 11:15 am

EDZOOCATION WITH THE ZOO Ages 2-5. Ticket required.

Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's ZOOmobile for a story, an animal related craft, and a visit with an animal Ambassador. Contact with an animal may occur. tk Sat Feb 17 11 - 11:30 am & 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

Kindergarten - grade 5 BOOK - N - CRAFT

CREATIVE MOVEMENT WITH MISAKO BEATS DANCE Ages 5-7. Registration and signed release form required.

Tap into your imagination and artistry through an introduction to ballet and creative movement. Explore, develop, and refine basic movement skills while exploring levels. Also, learn French ballet vocabulary while performing to music. Ballet slippers welcome. rg Sun Jan 21 2 - 2:45 pm

WINTER BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Ho Co. schools close early.

glenwood branch

Tap into your imagination and artistry through an introduction to ballet and creative movement. Explore, develop, and refine basic movement skills while exploring levels. Also, learn French ballet vocabulary while performing to music. Ballet slippers welcome. rg Thu Jan 18 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and win a book! rg Fri Jan 26 3 - 4 pm

CELEBRATE LEWIS CARROLL WITH A MAD TEA PARTY Ages 5-8. Registration required.

The Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter invite you to an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. Look for white rabbits, hats, cards, looking glass mirrors, and UNBIRTHDAYS. Costumes welcome. Enjoy a craft, game, and refreshments. rg Sat Jan 27 2 - 2:45 pm

Ages 5 - 10. Registration required. Register for each class separately.

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS CHALLENGE

Read a picture book together, followed by a short discussion and a related craft. rg Saturdays; 3:30 - 4:15 pm Dec 9 The Mitten: A Ukranian Folktale by Jan Brett Jan 13 Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Feb 10 Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff

Discover and meet animals that have developed amazing adaptations that allow them to survive. Contact with an animal may occur. Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council tk Sat Feb 17 1 - 2 pm

Ages 6 & up. Ticket required.

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

Glenwood Branch 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

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

410.313.5577

tweens (9 - 12 years) THE SCIENCE OF MURAL ART Ages 9-12; Allow 30 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

glenwood branch

Explore spatial composition, grids, and a variety of artistic techniques to create a striking mural. No artistic talent needed, just a willingness to create! View projects on hclibrary.org. rg Wednesdays Dec 13, Jan 17, Feb 14 4:30 pm

COLLABORATIVE ART: COFFEE FILTER CHROMATOGRAPHY Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Explore the science of chromatography while creating beautiful heart shapes. rg Fri Feb 2 4:30 - 5:15 pm

ART LAB Ages 9 - 12. Registration required.

Explore art using a variety of bold, tactile, and fun techniques. rg Mon Feb 12 7 - 8 pm

teen (grades 6 - 12)

PAYING LESS FOR COLLEGE BY PICKING THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU Ages 13-18. Parents welcome. Registration required.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18. Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Tuesdays Dec 12, Jan 16, Feb 13 3:30 - 4:30 pm

KNIT, CRAFT, CHAT Ages 11-18. Allow 30 min for craft.

Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring yours. Supplies provided. Tuesdays Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20 7 - 8 pm

A WINTER’S BALL

ADULTS

Ages 11-18. Registration required. Refreshments.

Still obsessed with Hamilton? So are we! Celebrate the musical with a fun-filled sing-along. Costumes encouraged. rg Fri Dec 22 4:30 - 5:30 pm

UKE MAKE MY HEART SING Ages 13-18 & Adults. Registration required.

Join ukulele instructor Ray Forton for an impromptu jam session to learn chords and popular love songs on the ukulele. Instruments provided or bring your own. rg Wed Feb 7 7 - 8 pm

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Students who find colleges that fit aren’t just more likely be accepted—they’re also more likely to receive financial aid and scholarships. Explore how to find the schools that are the best for you while being mindful of economics. Learn ways to lower the cost of attendance – including merit aid, co-op schools, and identifying great colleges, all while staying true to the idea that the best college is one where your student is both happy and successful. rg Wed Feb 21 6 - 7:30 pm

WINTER 2018

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mondays Dec 4 & 18, Feb 5 3:30 - 5:30 pm

KNOT JUST KNITTERS Bring your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects, and find inspiration as you trade ideas and tips. All crafters welcome. 1st Tuesdays Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6 7 - 8:30 pm

ART ESCAPE: PAPER POINSETTIAS Craft your own eye-catching poinsettias to give as gifts or for your home. Supplies and refreshments provided. Teens and adults. rg Sat Dec 9 3:30 - 5 pm rg Thu Dec 14 6:30 - 8 pm


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS In a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away...See Episode 7 before Episode 8 debuts. Luke Skywalker is missing. Can an orphan girl find him before the First Order does? Refreshments. Rated PG-13. Tue Dec 12 6 - 8:30 pm

GOOD READS: WINTER IS HERE! Prepare for Winter Reading by arming yourself with GoodReads. Learn how to create an account, search for new books to conquer and catalog, and join forces with the HCLS GoodReads group to post reviews. Thu Dec 21 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm Tue Jan 30 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

RESOLVE TO eREAD Come in for an overview of HCLS Now! eBooks. Please bring your device. Mon Jan 8 1:30 - 2:30 & 7 - 8 pm Would you like to play a game? Come play classic games with your family or others. All ages. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jan 18 Get a Clue Feb 15 Uno Is the Loneliest Number

ART ESCAPE: BOOK FOLDING 101 Try your hand at transforming books into unique keepsakes and small photograph holders. Materials and refreshments provided. Teens and adults. rg Sat Jan 20 3 - 5 pm

Originating from ancient Japanese culture, Furoshiki is a traditional type of eco-friendly wrapping cloth. Using techniques similar to origami, it is used to wrap gifts, carry goods, or add a pop of color to your decor. Register once for both sessions. Part 1: Paint watercolor furoshiki on cloth squares. Bring an apron or smock. rg Sat Feb 3 3 - 5 pm Part 2: Learn how to fold and use your handmade furoshiki. Sat Feb 10 3 - 4 pm

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UKE MAKE MY HEART SING Join ukulele instructor Ray Forton for an impromptu jam session to learn chords and popular love songs on the ukulele. Instruments provided or bring yours. Teens and adults. rg Wed Feb 7 7 - 8 pm

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LYNDA.COM Get to know Lynda, an online educational portal of more than 3,600 tutorials. Learn how to mix music, become a better photographer, and other digital media skills. Acquire computer, business, or educational skills. Take a single course or follow a learning path to a profession. Wed Feb 14 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

OSCAR TRIVIA: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Watch movie clips, listen to best songs, and match your wits against other movie fans as you compete to win a fabulous prize. Refreshments provided. rg Tue Feb 27 7 - 8 pm

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 14 - 15.

Winter @ Your Library A winter adventure awaits you at HCLS! Whether you like to curl up with a cozy read or spice up your winter months with exciting activities, we invite you to create your own library experience. Earn points by logging your books and attending HCLS classes and events for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

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GET YOUR GAME ON!

ART ESCAPE: FABULOUS FUROSHIKI

Open to ages 18+. Enroll at hclibrary. beanstack.org to participate online, or pick up a printed guide at any HCLS branch beginning December 7 and ending February 15, 2018. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

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

410.313.1950

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

Enchanted Garden GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN Ages 9-11. Registration required once for series.

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The garden offers a bounty of natural materials for DIY decorations and gifts. Create crafts inspired by our Enchanted Garden that you start in the first session and finish in the second. rg Thursdays Dec 14 & 21 4:30 - 5:30 pm

family & friends MISAKO BALLET All ages; 30 - 45 min.

Members of the Misako Ballet perform holiday favorites. Sat Dec 16 1:30 - 2:15 pm

FAMILY MOVIES *Ho. Co. schools closed.

toddler & preschool FINGER PAINTING FOR LITTLE ONES Ages 6-36 months with adult. Ticket required.

Please dress for mess. tk Tuesdays Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 13 4 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 7 pm

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 5 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. Thu Dec 21 6:30 pm Robin Hood [1973] (G) Tue Dec 26* 2 pm The Lion King (G) Thu Jan 18 6:30 pm Balto (G) Thu Feb 15 6:30 pm Beauty & the Beast [2017] (PG) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Winter-themed music and movement. tk Mon Dec 4 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

DISNEY IN DECEMBER

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

Families. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Enjoy the winter holidays with a trip down memorable Disney lane. Play Goofy games and create Minnie masterpieces. So Be our Guest for this delightful Disney adventure and Be Prepared for A Smile and a Song. tk Thu Dec 28 3 - 3:45 & 7 - 7:45 pm

NEARLY NOON YEAR’S EVE Families. Ticket required.

Not staying awake until midnight? Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown. tk Sat Dec 30 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

WINTER FUN TWIST AND SHOUT Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Stories, songs, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. tk Thursdays; 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:30 am - 12 pm Dec 7 Bear (Karma Wilson's) Dec 14 Penguin (Salina Yoon's) Dec 21 Olaf Jan 4 Thomas the Tank Engine Jan 11 Knuffle Bunny Jan 18 Corduroy Jan 25 Minions

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS! No Kids Required! See p. 23 for more details. rg Wed Jan 10 7 - 8 pm

COOL KOREA

Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree!

Families. Ticket required.

Explore and experience the wonderful culture and country of South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Sample Korean treats and make a souvenir. tk Sat Feb 3 3 - 3:45 pm

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Bring a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in children's sizes to any branch during December. Items donated to local charities after the holidays.


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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgement-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Mondays Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12 11 - 11:30 am rg Wednesdays Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 7 - 7:30 pm

HEALTHY KIDS Ages 3-5 with adult. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

Explore simple health concepts inspired by children's literature. tk Mondays Jan 22 - Feb 5 10:15 - 11 am & 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

WINTER SCIENCE Ages 3-5 with adult. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. tk Thursdays Feb 1 - 22 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm

HEXBUG MAZE Ages 7-9. Ticket required. Space is limited.

STEM challenge! Plan, build, and problem solve to create a Hexbug maze. tk Tue Dec 5 4:30 - 5:15 & 7 - 7:45 pm

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

Learn basic ukulele chords and a few tunes to play and sing along. rg Thu Dec 7 7 - 8 pm

TOTALLY TUBULAR! Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Design and construct unique creations using simple cardboard tubes. tk Thursdays Jan 4 & 11, Feb 1 & 8 7 - 7:45 pm

WHO’S OUT THERE? Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Discover which animals are out and about in the winter—and how we know they're there! tk Tue Jan 9 7 - 7:45 pm

MILLER’S MAGICAL BOOK DISCUSSION Ages 8-12. Ticket required. Read Floors by Patrick Carman, then discuss. Refreshments. tk Tue Jan 23 7 - 7:45 pm

Recommended for families age 5 & up (adults must accompany children under age 8). Ticket required.

Did you ever wonder how Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet might have gone had Romeo been a robot? How about Kermit the Frog as Juliet? Join the West Arundel Creative Arts Players for a session of puppet making, then see your creations perform an abridged, and very silly, version of Romeo and Juliet. tk

Sat

Feb 10

2 - 3 pm

BOOK - N - CHAT Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk Thursdays Jan 25, Feb 22 7 - 7:45 pm

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: PICTURING WINTER Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Discuss the works of various artists who have painted winter landscapes or wintry subjects. Learn about their techniques and then use them to create a piece of art. tk Tue Jan 30 7 - 7:45 pm

LET THE GAMES BEGIN: WINTER OLYMPICS FUN Ages 7-10. Ticket required.

Get ready for the Winter Olympics! Join us for fun history facts about the Winter Olympics, learn some of the cool events that take place, and participate in our own version of one of the winter events. Includes a craft. tk Wed Feb 7 7 - 7:45 pm

DIM SUM OF CRAFTS

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Kindergarten - grade 5

A BAG FULL OF SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO AND JULIET (AND GERTRUDE)

Ages 4 & up. Allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of crafts. Sat Feb 16 11 am - 12:30 pm & 2 - 3:30 pm

KEEN ON KINNEY Ages 7-11. Ticket required.

Celebrate Jeff Kinney's birthday filled with wonder, whimsy, and a whole lot of Wimpy! Learn fun facts about the author and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series while enjoying games and activities. tk Sat Feb 17 2 - 2:45 pm

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

410.313.1950

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

teens (grades 6 - 12) CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUINS

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

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Ages 11 through adult. Registration required.

Explore a different science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept each session. rg Saturdays Jan 20, Feb 17 4 - 5 pm

Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for an in-depth discussion of an endangered species' natural history, conservation concerns, and ways the Zoo and other organizations are working to protect them. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Fri Dec 1 2 - 2:30 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

LITTLEBITS LEGO速 CAR SHOW Ages 9 & up. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Explore circuitry and robotics. Use LittleBits and LEGO速 blocks to engineer a self-driving vehicle that has a special purpose. Demonstrate how it accomplishes that purpose in a show. rg Fri Jan 26 3:30 - 4:30 pm

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS

PARENT & TEEN BOOK CLUB

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

Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Wanted: Engineers and architects to build a snow fort using cardboard and other recycled materials. rg Sat Dec 9 2 - 4 pm

MAKE THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL: CAREER ACADEMY EXPO

PUZZLE CHALLENGE Ages 11-17. Registration required.

For high school students and their parents.

Attend the Career Academy Expo to learn how by enrolling in Howard County Public School System's Career Academies you can explore a career and have a chance to earn college credit and job-ready certifications. Wed Dec 13 7 - 8 pm

LEGO速 WARS Ages 9-17.

150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO速 structure? Thursdays Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8 7 - 8 pm Ages 9-17.

7 - 8 pm

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? Ages 9-17; 60 min - 2 hr. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Create an army of snowmen using marshmallows, old books, styrofoam, and other fun materials. rg Thu Dec 28 2 - 4 pm

DIY HAND WARMERS Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Are your hands cold? Learn how to make hand warmers to make your gloves and mittens even better. rg Wed Jan 17 7 - 8 pm

STUDY & SNACK Ages 11-18.

Studying for mid-terms? We've reserved meeting rooms for you! Individual students and groups welcome. Refreshments. Sat Jan 20 1 - 6 pm Sun Jan 21 1 - 5 pm Mon - Thu Jan 22 - 25 2 - 9 pm

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Do you like puzzles? Work with a team or alone to find clues to solve a variety of puzzles. rg Wed Jan 31 7 - 8 pm

GAME DAY Ages 11-17.

Play Clue, Sorry, and other classic board games with your friends or challenge them to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or a race around the track in Mario Cart. Sat Feb 3 3 - 4 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-17.

CHESS CLUB All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays Dec 19, Jan 30, Feb 27

Read and discuss books together. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Jan 29 Drama by Raina Telgemeier Feb 26 All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Sat Feb 3 4 - 5 pm

MURDER AT THE LIBRARY Ages 11-17. Someone has been murdered in the stacks. All staff are suspects. Use your best sleuthing skills to examine the crime scene, question the suspects, and uncover the murderer. Mon Feb 5 7 - 8 pm

SHADOW PUPPETS Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Learn the how to create a shadow puppet, then put on a puppet show. rg Wed Feb 21 7 - 8 pm


ADULTS CONSERVATION CONVERSATION: AFRICAN PENGUIN Ages 11 - 17 and adults. Registration required.

Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for an in-depth discussion of an endangered species' natural history, conservation concerns, and ways the Zoo and other organizations work to protect them. Contact with an animal may occur. rg Fri Dec 1 2 - 2:30 pm Presented by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in partnership with the Howard County Arts Council

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 Dec 5, 12, 19 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

BRAIN EXERCISES AND GAMES

CREATE BY MUSIC Bring out your inner artist for an afternoon of art, music, and fun! No art degree required. Materials provided. 1st Wednesdays, 2-3 pm Dec 6 Suminagashi Jan 3 Origami Feb 7 Craft a Meditation Box

THE B & O’S ILCHESTER STATION: A LOST GEM IN THE PATAPSCO VALLEY Gain an understanding of the research effort involved in creating a scale model of a long vanished train station, and take an illustrated trip through a mix of real and fictional miniature version of the Patapsco Valley in 1967. rg Wed Dec 6 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Historical Society

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Dec 6, 13, 20, 27 Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

BRINGING IN THE GREENS WORKSHOP Materials from the garden, the forest floor, or the market can become winter decorations. Learn how to make a candle arrangement with natural and purchased materials from Master Gardener Pat Greenwald. Supplies provided. rg Thu Dec 7 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Enjoy seasonal music from many countries and traditions with Camerata Musica, a Howard County a cappella vocal group that has delighted audiences for more than 30 years. All ages welcome. Thu Dec 7 7 - 8:15 pm

TRIVIA Are you a fan of Jeopardy! and crossword puzzles? In this 50-question trivia quiz, we challenge you with five rounds of questions from a variety of categories. Come alone or with friends. Fun and refreshments provided. TRIVIA AM 2nd Tuesdays Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13 10:30 - 11:30 am TRIVIA PM 3rd Thursdays

Dec 21, Jan 18

7 - 8 pm

WINTER'S COMING! CREATE YOUR READING LIST Bring a list of your favorite books and tell us why you liked them. Get suggestions for your next reads from HCLS instructors and fellow readers. Learn about Winter @ Your Library and the 100,000 Book Challenge! rg Wed Dec 13 7 – 8 pm

PINS AND NEEDLES Bring projects you'd love to finish! Thursdays Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22 10 am - 12 pm

MOVIE MATINEE See you at the movies! Refreshments provided. Closed captioned. Tuesdays; 3 - 5 pm Dec 19 The Sense of an Ending (PG-13) Jan 16 Arrival or The Light Between Oceans (PG-13) Feb 20 Selma (PG-13)

PIECE-FUL PUZZLING Invite your family and friends for a day of jigsaw puzzles. Whether you place only a few pieces or complete one, puzzles available to everyone. Wed Dec 27 10 am - 5 pm Mon Jan 29 10 am - 5 pm (National Puzzle Day)

CALMING CRAFTS Put down the news, unplug your devices, and find meditation through crafts (no experience needed). Ages 18+. rg Second Mondays Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12 7 - 8 pm

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While the brain may not technically be a muscle, it still needs exercise. Puzzles, word games, and other smart tasks are a great way to keep the brain active at any age. 1st Tuesdays Dec 5, Feb 6 10:30 - 11:30 am Thu Feb 15 7 - 8 pm

HOLIDAY MADRIGAL SONGS WITH CAMERATA MUSICA

BONSAI WORKSHOP Learn the Japanese art of Bonsai. Bring a plant and a pot; soil and wire provided. Instruction by The Baltimore Bonsai Club. rg Sat Jan 6 11 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with The Baltimore Bonsai Club

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS! (No Kids Required!) Explore the chemistry of rocks (geochemistry) as a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society leads hands-on experiments. Open to children ages 7 & up, tweens, teens, and adults. (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required. rg Wed Jan 10 7 - 8 pm

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

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410.313.1950

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

TED TALKs: View and Discuss

WINTER'S AT RISK!

View an inspiring or thought-provoking TED Talk and explore the topic together afterward. TED Talks are short presentations on a vast array of topics. They are a great way to learn about and discuss events of community and global interest in the sciences, technology, education, and other topics. Close captioned. 2nd Thursdays Jan 11, Feb 8 7 - 8:30 pm

Think you're a better military strategist than Napoleon? Do you have what it takes to defeat General Winter and General Mud? Nothing blitzes the Winter doldrums more than a little WORLD DOMINATION! Come spend the day planning your conquest and overcoming your opponents' lucky defenses playing the board game Risk! rg Sat Jan 13 11 am - 5 pm

GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR: PUBLISHING IN LITERARY MAGAZINES

VIRTUAL VACATIONING

Want to submit your work to magazines but don't know how? Meg Eden discusses what literary magazines are and what editors look for in submissions. She also introduces a “translation” exercise, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secrets to writing a great cover letter. Skills learned apply to other publishing niches, including small book presses. Receive a complimentary magazine. rg Sat Jan 13 11 am - 12 pm

HOWARD COUNTY AUTHOR FESTIVAL Drop by to meet Howard County authors and discover the great literary talent in our community. Converse with writers, learn about their craft, and discover new titles in a variety of genres. Door prizes and refreshments provided. Sat Jan 13 1 - 4 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

No time or money for a vacation? Join us for a no travel cost, no time lost, virtual vacation? Who knows — it may even help you plan your next travel destination! Tue Jan 23 11 am - 12:30 pm

BEST APPS: FITNESS AND HEALTH Want to make your health resolutions easier? Learn about health and fitness apps for your smartphone or tablet during our Appy Hour. Fri Jan 26 11 am - 12 pm

BOOK SWAP AND CHAT Bring in a book to exchange, browse available books, and discuss your newest read with other book lovers over a cup of fragrant tea or hot chocolate. Thu Feb 1 2 – 3 pm

BAYWISE: CREATING A RAIN GARDEN Curious about solving erosion and runoff problems in your yard? Rain gardens can help local pollinators, local streams, and the Chesapeake watershed, too. Master Gardener Caroline Feil explains rain garden basics. Aditional information and resources available from the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability and Stormwater Solution. rg Thu Feb 1 7 – 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

100,000 BOOKS CHALLENGE Help Howard County reach our goal of reading 100,000 books in 2018! Create an account at hclibrary.beanstack. org and log each book you read; they will automatically be added to the running total. All ages invited to participate in this year-long challenge! Details at hclibrary.org/100KBooks. #100KBOOKS

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SPADES TOURNAMENT

GET THE GOODS ON GOODREADS

Remember intense games at family get-togethers and the late nights playing cards in college? The excitement is back! Three round robin games, then Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Grand Final Round Spades tournament with quick, 50-minute games. Stake your claim as County Champion! Register by Tuesday, February 6. Teams established at the tournament. rg Sat Feb 10 11 am – 5 pm

Goodreads, an online community of more than 20 million readers, lets you track books, series, and authors, as well as write reviews, join discussion groups, and see what your friends are reading. Learn how to take advantage of its features, including the HCLS group. rg Thu Feb 22 2 - 3 pm

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

Book Discussion Groups

Entrepreneur Erin Cassell, founder and owner of Roll Up-NDye, introduces tie-dye with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Create something colorful and unique. Materials provided. For adults and teens. Sat Feb 3 3 - 4 pm

now listed on pages 14 - 15.

CONCERT: SHOWTIME SINGERS Join us for a mixed chorus featuring local talent, specializing in songs audiences can easily relate to — and perhaps even sing along with.

MILLER (410.313.1950) Sat

Mar 3

3 - 4 pm

THE HUMANE GARDENER: NANCY LAWSON

Author and naturalist Nancy Lawson discusses The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. She explains how to foster a habitat by providing food and shelter for wild animals and making gardens safe for the animals who live there. The Humane Gardener illustrates simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures who share our world.

MILLER (410.313.1950) Wed

Mar 7

7 - 8:30 pm

HUMAN LIBRARY Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Come check out a Living Book and learn about a different culture or community through questions and conversations. Apply to be a Book and share your experiences as part of the Human Library™. If you are 18+ and would like information on applying to be a Book, email humanlibrary@hclibrary.org.

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Join us in March when you will have the opportunity to check out a Living Book. MILLER (410.313.1950) Sat

Mar 17

1 - 5 pm

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HiTech, HCLSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; STEM education initiative, teaches cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via projectbased classes.

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STUDENT CLASSES (AGES 11-18) MATH LAB Ages 11-18; 2 & ½ hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in, but priority given to those who register.

Central Branch

Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus. rp Thursdays Jan 4 - Feb 22 4 - 6:30 pm

ACT MATH PREP

STUDENT CLASSES (AGES 11-18) OPEN STEM LABS Ages 11-18; 2.5 hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in, priority given to those who register.

Drop-in STEM Lab for middle and high school students to work on projects and get extra help with classes from HiTech instructors, or work on lab activities.

Are you taking the ACT on February 10th? Enhance your math savvy to improve your ACT score! Relieve test anxiety by taking practice tests in a low-risk environment and gain full comprehension of what to expect on test day. Examine the types of problems that are presented on the ACT and acquire test taking skills. Graphing calculators recommended. rg Mondays Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5 3:30 - 5 pm

CODE EXPLORATION

PROGRAMMING LAB

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Registration required. Register for one or more sessions.

Get extra help with Computer Science classes, or drop in to learn more about programming, application development, or 3D design. rp Mondays Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26 4 - 6:30 pm

Anybody can program! Learn the fundamentals of programming through coursework and activities. rg Mon - Th Dec 4 - 7 6:30 - 7:30 pm

JAVA PROGRAMMING

MATH LAB

Ages 11-18; 90 min. Registration required. Register once for all five sessions.

Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus. rp Tuesdays Dec 5, 12, Jan 2 - Feb 27 4 - 6:30 pm

DIGITAL DESIGN LAB Graphic design and digital art guidance provided as you work on your own digital art, with access to the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate) and other software. rp Wednesdays Dec 6, 13, Jan 3 - Feb 28 4 - 6:30 pm

ADULT CLASSES (AGES 18+) PHOTOSHOP

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, a leader in photo editing software. Manipulate digital photos using layers, layer effects, and filters to enhance your own photos, or to create your own images and graphic designs. rg Wednesdays Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 7 - 8:30 pm

WINTER 2018

Discover the basics of Java, a class-based, object oriented language used to design applications. Learn data and expressions, using classes and objects, conditionals, and loops. Create programming projects each day based on the topics covered. rg Saturdays Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 10 - 11:30 am

ADULT CLASSES (AGES 18+) ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT

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Grades 9-12; 90 min. Registration required. Register once for all four sessions.

Registration required. Register once for all five sessions. Must be 18+.

Learn to program in Java and create a variety of apps using the Android Software Development Kit and Android Studio. rg Wednesdays Jan 3 - 31 7 - 8:30 pm


ands on For additional classes, visit hclibrary.org/hitech-events.

Savage Branch

STUDENT CLASSES (AGES 11-18) OPEN STEM LABS

Ages 11-18; 2.5 hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in, but priority given to those who register.

Ages 11-18; 2 hrs. Registration required. Register once for all five sessions.

Bring your problem-solving skills and prepare to compete in a variety of challenges to take your understanding of robotics to the next level. Learn the foundation of LEGOÂŽ Mindstorms programming. No experience required. rg Saturdays Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 10 am - 12 pm

ADULT CLASSES (AGES 18+) MOVIE EDITING

SCIENCE LAB Includes Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. rp Tuesdays Dec 5, 12, Jan 2 - Feb 27

Registration required. Register once for all four sessions. Must be 18+.

4 - 6:30 pm

PROGRAMMING LAB Get extra help with Computer Science classes, or drop in to learn more about programming, application development, or 3D design. rp Tuesdays Dec 5, 12, Jan 2 - Feb 27 4 - 6:30 pm

MATH LAB Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus. rp Wednesdays Dec 6, 13, Jan 3 - Feb 28 4 - 6:30 pm

AV LAB Includes access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies. rp Thursdays Dec 7, 14, Jan 4 - Feb 22 4 - 6:30 pm

East Columbia Branch will host HiTech classes when it reopens - featuring a science lab and a virtual reality cave!

Discover the world of post-production. Learn the skills of a film/video editor while acquiring an understanding of the technology involved with the profession. Edit video and audio using iMovie and Logic Pro X. rg Mondays Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 6 - 7:30 pm

ALGEBRA REVIEW Registration required. Register once for all four sessions. Must be 18+.

Do you feel that you need to brush up on your algebra skills that you may have learned long ago? Are you studying for the GRE, GED, or ASVAB? Review Algebra skills such as solving linear equations, quadratics, factoring, and more. All levels welcome. Graphing calculators recommended. rg Wednesdays Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7 7 - 8:30 pm

AV LAB Registration preferred. Drop-in, but priority given to those who register. Must be 18+.

Includes access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies. rp Thursdays Jan 4 - Feb 22 6:30 - 8 pm

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Drop-in STEM Lab for middle and high school students to work on projects and get extra help with classes from HiTech instructors, or work on lab activities.

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410.313.0760

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

family & friends

preschool (2 - 5 years)

WINTER FRIENDS: FROSTY

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.

Families.

Bring your camera! Enjoy stories and activities, then pose for a picture with Frosty. Mon Dec 4 10:15 - 10:45 am Tue Dec 5 7 - 7:30 pm Wed Dec 6 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Thu Dec 7 10:15 - 10:45 am Sat Dec 9 10:15 - 10:45 am

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WINTER FRIENDS: SANTA Families.

Bring your camera! Enjoy stories and activities, then pose for a picture with Santa. Mon Dec 11 10:15 - 10:45 am Tue Dec 12 7 - 7:30 pm Wed Dec 13 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Thu Dec 14 10:15 - 10:45 am Sat Dec 16 10:15 - 10:45 am

NEARLY NOON YEAR’S EVE Families. Ticket required.

Not staying awake until midnight? Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown. tk Sat Dec 30 11:30 am- 12:15 pm

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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgement-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wed Dec 20 10:15 - 10:45 am

CRAFTERNOON Ages 2-5 with adult; allow 30 min. Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15 Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Stories, songs, activities, and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Minerva Louise Wed & Fri Jan 10 & 12 11:30 am - 12 pm tk

Salina Yoon’s Penguin

STEM CHALLENGE: SHIP-A-CHIP Families. Registration required.

NATIONAL HAT DAY

In celebration of Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, open and evaluate the condition of a potato chip and the package prototype used to travel through HCLS’ internal delivery system. Then, use that data to reverse engineer an improved container to safely send a new potato chip to another branch. rg Sat Feb 10 4 - 4:45 pm

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER 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 Feb 17 11:30 am - 12:15 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

infant - 23 months BABY’S PLAY DATE Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min.

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

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1:30 - 3:30 pm

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

Families up to age 10 with adult; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

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Thu & Sat

Feb 1 & 3

11:30 am - 12 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate hats with stories, songs, and a craft. tk Thu Jan 11 11:30 am - 12 pm

UNBIRTHDAY PARTY Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

It's everyone's birthday at the Unbirthday Party! Celebrate with stories, songs, activities, and friends. tk Wed Feb 7 11:30 am - 12 pm


Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree! Bring

tween (9 - 12 years)

a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in

BOOK ART WINTER WONDERLAND

children's sizes to any branch during

Turn old books into beautiful holiday trees using paper folding techniques and your artistry. Enjoy a holiday treat and hot chocolate. rg Sat Dec 9 11 am - 12:30 pm

December. Items donated to local charities after the holidays.

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

WHAT TO DO WITH SCHOOL GLUE? Ages 9-12. Registration required.

School glue is great for making slime, but it can also be used to make other concoctions. Learn how to make slime, silly putty, and kinetic sand using glue and other household items. rg Sat Jan 6 11 am - 12 pm IS IT SCIENCE OR SLEIGHT OF HAND? Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn how to perform amazing tricks using magic with a little help from science! Perfect for the beginner magician. rg Sat Feb 3 11 am - 12:30 pm

CHOOSE 2 BE KIND CARD-MAKING WORKSHOP Ages 8-17. Drop-in anytime.

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

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! tk Wed Dec 27 2 - 3 pm

STRING ART Ages 6-11 (6-7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Ticket required.

Explore how math and art intertwine as you create string art masterpieces. tk Sat Jan 13 2 - 3 pm

BOOK - N - CHAT Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. rg Mondays Jan 22, Feb 26 7 - 7:45 pm

ICY SCIENCE Ages 5-8; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Explore the properties of ice with fun activities and experiments. rg Fri Jan 26 2 - 3 pm

HEXBUG MAZE Ages 6-10. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

STEM challenge! Plan, build, and problem solve to create a Hexbug maze. rg Sat Jan 27 2 - 3 pm

VALENTINE SUN CATCHERS Ages 5-8; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required.

Use wax paper and craft materials to make a Valentine sun catcher. tk Sat Feb 10 2 - 2:45 pm

Help spread some holiday cheer and brighten someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day by making cards for the North Laurel 50+ Center residents. Come dressed for mess; materials provided. Sat Dec 2 2 - 4 pm

TEEN MOVIE BREAK Ages 11-17. Drop-in.

Relax, it's Friday! Bring your friends to a big screen showing of a popular PG or PG-13 movie and enjoy some popcorn. Fridays 3 - 5 pm Dec 8 Wonder Woman (PG-13) Jan 5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG) Feb 2 Moana (PG)

COLLAGE A COMIC BOOK PICTURE FRAME Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Make an awesome holiday gift by using mod podge and pictures to a decorate a plain wooden picture frame. Come dressed for mess; materials provided. rg Tue Dec 12 6:30 - 8 pm

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teen (grades 6 - 12)

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-17. Drop-in.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service hours available and snacks served. Wednesdays Dec 13, Jan 17, Feb 7 3:30 - 4:30 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 Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15 6:30 - 8:30 pm

ARTLAB SERIES Ages 11-17. Drop-in.

Meet monthly with fellow artists to create awesomeness and inspiration. We offer several projects based on your ideas, or bring yours. Come dressed for mess. Materials provided. Tuesdays Dec 26, Jan 30, Feb 27 6:30 - 8 pm

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410.313.0760

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

FROM FAKE NEWS TO REAL RESOURCES Ages 11-17, parents welcome. Registration required.

Navigating the info landscape can be challenging and exhausting! Discuss ways that print and online information may be deceptive. Learn tips to find and evaluate sources to determine if they are trustworthy, and explore methods to combat information overload. rg Tue Jan 23 7 - 8:30 pm

VALENTINE GLITTER SHELLS

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Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Surprise your special someone with a glittery sea shell with a secret message inside. Come dressed for mess. Materials provided. rg Tue Feb 6 6:30 - 8 pm

ADULTS LIFE SKILLS 101: GIFT WRAPPING Join other adults for a head start on the holidays as you learn how to wrap and decorate gifts. Bring a gift to practice wrapping; odd shapes and sizes welcome. Paper provided. rg Sat Dec 2 2 - 3:30 pm

Ages 18+.

Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and engage the creative areas of your brain. Come color with us! Sat Jan 20 4 - 5:30 pm

BOARD GAME NIGHT Join us for some old-fashioned gaming fun! Wed Jan 24 7 - 8 pm

LIFE SKILLS 101: ONLINE DATING Single but finding it difficult to navigate online dating? Erika Ettin guides you through all aspects of online dating, from first click to first date. She is the founder of A Little Nudge, an online dating consulting service, and author of Love at First Site: Tips & Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker. rg Sat Feb 3 2 - 3:30 pm

FROM SEED TO SATISFACTION: STARTING THE GARDEN FROM SEED Get an early start on growing annuals, perennials, and vegetables by growing seedlings. Learn how to plant, care for, and transplant seedlings. rg Thu Feb 8 7 - 8:30 pm

TECH THURSDAYS Need help accessing eBooks, eAudiobooks, or streaming content on your laptop, phone, or tablet? Drop in with your questions. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

HOLIDAY POP-UP CARDS Learn how to make basic pop-up shapes and create simple popup cards with timely themes using Robert Sabuda’s designs. rg Thu Dec 7 7 - 8:30 pm rg Thu Feb 1 7 - 8:30 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 Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12 10 am - 12 pm

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Experienced writers critique others’ original near-publication ready work and exchange feedback. rg 2nd Mondays Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12 7 - 9 pm

PREPARING FOR TAX TIME Minimize your taxes and maximize your refund by understanding the deductions and credit for which you are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit. Roy Yenoli of MakingChange also explains the effects of the Affordable Care Act on your return. rg Sat Jan 20 2 - 3:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

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WINTER 2018

Winter @ Your Library A winter adventure awaits you at HCLS! Whether you like to curl up with a cozy read or spice up your winter months with exciting activities, we invite you to create your own library experience. Earn points by logging your books and attending HCLS classes and events for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Open to ages 18+. Enroll at hclibrary.beanstack. org to participate online, or pick up a printed guide at any HCLS branch beginning December 7 and ending February 15, 2018. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS


With HCLS East Columbia Branch just a short walk from the school, students find a stimulating, nurturing atmosphere. HCLS' Teen Time after-school initiative captures their attention with uplifting messages, engaging presentations, and fun team-building activities. HCLS instructors provide homework assistance and mentoring, and serve as good role models. And when the newly renovated East Columbia Branch re-opens,

big thanks

PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

BB&T Frank and Yolanda Bruno Far Corner, Inc. Friends & Foundation of HCLS Howard County Public School System Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust M&T Bank Estate of Donald Charles Miller $1,000 -$4,999 Columbia Association Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration Columbia Film Society Howard County Constituent Services and Community Partnerships Henry and Nancy Yee

students will benefit from the new 1,500 sq ft. TeenUp space with a Student Design Center, HiTech classroom, and Homework Center. The future of young people in Howard County is important to me and that's why I joined Friends & Foundation of HCLS. I know my yearly investment helps HCLS continue to offer initiatives like Teen Time and the new TeenUp space that improve students' academic success and better prepare our next generation of leaders and engaged citizens. And that's what it means to be a Friend! Joseph Murray â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Photographer, former Friends Board Chair, former President of the Arc of Howard County, and HCLS Friends & Foundation Member

Our sincere thanks to the following individuals, organizations, and businesses for their generous financial and in-kind donations to Howard County Library System between June 1 and August 31. 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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UP TO $1,000 Gul Zeba Ahmed Kathleen Baker-Brosh Kelly E. Corbi Gina Gideon Gina Eichman Glenwood Middle School Andrea Nibert Chris Seipp

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My wife Deana and I are grandparents and longtime Howard County residents. We love giving back and staying involved in our community. As volunteers at Cradlerock Elementary School, we have seen how our students benefit from the stable, afterschool learning environment at Howard County Library System's East Columbia Branch.

TRIBUTES In memory of Kathleen S. Glascock: Robert Owings Glascock, Tammi Lynch In honor of Mary Hughes: Carol Rown and Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Battle of the Books team In memory of Patti Tuttle: Doris Taylor Bowles IN-KIND DONATIONS Brightview Landscaping | Columbia Association | Howard Community College | The Howard County Roving Radish | La Prima Catering | Leadership Howard County | Seasons 52 | Whole Foods Market Columbia

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