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Classes & Events Guide

sponsored by Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System

meet the author:

Nikki Grimes SEE PAGE 3.


Letter from the President and CEO As students return to classrooms, we look forward to new challenges and opportunities. At Howard County Library System, we are embarking on the creation of a new strategic plan.

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HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Eve (branches close Thanksgiving

Sep 1 & 2 Nov 11 Nov 27 at 5 pm) Nov 28 & 29

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

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EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH

410.313.7700

ELKRIDGE BRANCH

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GLENWOOD BRANCH

410.313.5577

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

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

9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

We’ll begin at The Longest Table on September 21 (p. 8). Come at 5 pm for a social hour with music and interactive art, then stay for dinner and conversations about our community. Get your tickets today! As you peruse this issue, here are three more not-to-be-missed events. A serious issue facing our community is the opioid epidemic. On September 23, Travis Rieder, Ph.D., addresses the hard realities of crisis from the perspective of being both a bioethicist studying the problem and a patient who suffered the reality of addiction. Before his presentation, come for a workshop about how to respond to overdoses and administer naloxone (p. 4).

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CENTRAL BRANCH

MILLER BRANCH

We aim to be inclusive and invite your participation in our strategic planning process. HCLS will host facilitated conversations to explore and learn what makes our communities special to you, and what skills, talents, and gifts you can contribute to shape our collective future. Based on your input, we will align the Library’s mission, vision, and services with the priorities and aspirations of Howard County residents. We invite you to add your distinctive voice, ideas, energy, and passion to these Community Conversations (below) and contribute to shaping our future.

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SAVAGE BRANCH

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ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

410.313.7750

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

9411 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

We welcome New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes on October 11 (p. 3), as she discusses her new memoir, Ordinary Hazards. In this powerful and inspiring collection of poems, the award-winning author and prolific artist details her early life through adulthood and explores the highs as well as the lows. Renowned author Jason Reynolds, who visited HCLS last fall, calls Nikki’s work a, “testimony and a triumph.” In November, we celebrate Carole and Jeffery Weatherford and their moving verse novel, You Can Fly, which details the historical contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen. View Jeffery's scratchboard art, then meet the author and illustrator (p. 5). On a personal note, you may have noticed that my signature changed. I’m delighted to announce that I recently got married and changed my last name. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best Regards,

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Share your ideas, passions and perspectives on your community and help shape Howard County Library

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

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 and enhancing quality of life.

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System's future. As part of our strategic planning Tonya Aikens President & CEO

process, we are hosting facilitated conversations to explore what matters most in the lives of you and your

Join us!

fellow neighbors, and what hopes you have for your community. Refreshments. Visit hclibrary.org for a list of the sessions happening at each branch.

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

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.


the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow.”

Acclaimed and award-winning author Nikki Grimes reads from her new book, Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir. With Ordinary Hazards, Grimes delivers a memoir in the form of a powerful and inspiring collection of poems. She details her early life through adulthood, and she unabashedly explores the highs as well as the lows. Young adults will identify with and connect to the many challenges explored in Grimes’ work, which delves into issues of love, family, responsibility, belonging, finding your place in the world, and fighting the monsters you know — and the ones you don’t. The memoir has heartbreaking moments — even soul-crushing ones — that will make readers ache for young Grimes and teens grappling with similar circumstances. Growing up in circa 1950s and 1960s New York with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by her mother's second husband. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night — and discovered the magic of writing. Through subsequent years, her notebooks were her most enduring companions. In this remarkable memoir told in both poetry and prose, Grimes explores her harrowing past, showing how the power of words helped her conquer the ordinary and extraordinary hazards of life.

meet th e author

— Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout

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“This powerful story, told with

“testimony and a triumph”

—Jason Reynolds, author of ABOUT THE AUTHOR Long Way Down Grimes is the recipient of the American Library Association Children's Literature Legacy Award, the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Poetry, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and five Coretta Scott King Author Honors. Books available for purchase and signing. Limit of two outside books allowed for signing per customer. Registration required. Suitable for teens and adults. MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) RG Fri Oct 11 7 - 8:30 pm

To read more: bit.ly/grimeshcls

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current events

In Pain Bioethicist Travis Rieder discusses his eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal—a harrowing personal reckoning. He issues a clarion call for change for government and medicine, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. In Pain is not only a gripping personal account of dependence, but also a groundbreaking exploration of the intractable causes of America’s opioid problem and their implications for resolving the crisis. Rieder makes clear that the opioid crisis exists against a backdrop of real, debilitating pain —and that anyone can fall victim to this epidemic. Books available for purchase and signing. Travis Rieder, PhD, is the Assistant Director for Education Initiatives, Director of the Master of Bioethics degree program, and Research Scholar at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Public Health Advocacy within the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

OVERDOSE RESPONSE TRAINING Overdose response training available prior to Rieder’s talk. Drop in to the Miller Branch lobby to learn how to respond to an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone. Learn about legal protections for those who provide aid and about access to opioid response resources in Howard County.

MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) Mon S ep 23 4 - 6:45 pm Drop In Overdose Response Training 7 - 8:30 pm Author talk and book signing In partnership with Howard County Fire and Rescue Department and Howard County Health Department

To read more on this subject: bit.ly/hclsrieder

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A BIOETHICIST’S PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH OPIOIDS Travis Rieder’s gripping In Pain illuminates just how unprepared doctors are to treat pain while offering a multi-faceted examination of the raw sadness, fatalism and misery experienced by opioid users who unwittingly find themselves “dopesick,” or in painful withdrawal. This book will engender empathy not just for patients like Rieder, who find themselves trapped in a byzantine system that too often abandons them, but also for the 2.6 million Americans suffering from opioid use disorder. In Pain is a call for nuance and understanding, full of clear-eyed suggestions for doctors struggling to weigh the risks of addiction with treating pain, as well as a guidebook for any one of us who might yet end up in their care. — Beth Macy, author of Dopesick


VETERANS WRITING PROJECT This seven-week writing workshop, taught by Dario DiBattista, fosters writing and narrative skills that veterans and active duty personnel need to share their stories. The Veterans Writing Project (VWP) is a veteran run organization of professional writers who provide college level instruction. Dario DiBattista is the editor of the anthology Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan. His work has appeared in The Washingtonian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and many other publications. He served in the United

States Marine Corps Reserve from 2001 to 2007, later becoming a distinguished graduate of the Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Writing program. He is currently working on a co-written screenplay about a Marine's return home from war.

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Tuesdays

Sep 3 - Oct 15 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cosponsored by The Institute for Integrative Health, Veterans Initiatives In partnership with The Veterans Writing Project

“I am the IED entrepreneur, the Main Street mine producer, the Broadway bullet sponge.” - Dario DiBattista

v e t e r a n s ' a f fa i r s

MEET THE WEATHERFORDS: AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR LITERATURE AND ART EXHIBIT You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen All ages.

View scratchboard art by Jeffery Weatherford from the award-winning verse novel You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen by Carole Weatherford. The exhibit honors the U.S. military’s first African American pilots. Then meet the author and illustrator at their presentation at 7 pm. ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) Wed Nov 20 10 am – 7 pm Sponsored by Citizens for Maryland Libraries

MEET THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Carole & Jeffery Weatherford All ages. Registration required.

Author Carole Weatherford, a Baltimore native and illustrator, and Jeffery Weatherford, a performance poet and Maryland resident, present their book of poems and scratchboard illustrations saluting the U.S. military’s first African American pilots. Books available for purchase and signing. ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) Wed Nov 20 Sponsored by Citizens for Maryland Libraries rg

7 – 8 pm

"Weatherford again wields the power of poetry to tell a gripping historical story, reinforced by dramatically shaded scratchboard illustrations by her son, making a notable debut." —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) To read more on this subject: bit.ly/hclsweatherford

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BATTLE OF THE BOOKS Get your teams together! An academic competition for fifth grade students, Battle of the Books comprises teams of five contestants who answer questions about pre-assigned books. The Battle takes place April 17, 2020. Online registration begins October 21 and closes November 4. Space is limited. Coaches must register by the deadline.

Information meetings for the general public MILLER BRANCH (410.313.7750)

a + pa r t n e r s i n e d u c at i o n

Oct 14 Mon Oct 17 Thu

Mandatory coach meetings MILLER BRANCH (410.313.7750) Nov 19 Tue Nov 21 Thu Nov 23 Sat

7 pm 7 pm 11 am

Presented by the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust Sponsored by BB&T, Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, Yolanda & Francis Bruno Family Foundation, M & T Bank, and Rotary Club of Columbia - Patuxent

Check out our other A+ Signature Events HCLS SPELLING BEE & BUMBLEBEE Spelling Bee : Students in grades 4 - 8 learn standard English spelling, increase vocabulary, and recognize the meaning, form, and function of words as they compete in classroom and school bee. Sponsored by BB&T, Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Hwoward County Public School System, and the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust

BumbleBee: Students in grades 1 - 3 build vocabularies, learn spelling tips, and gain confidence in front of an audience. Sponsored by M & T Bank

RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE Teams of students in grades 4 and 5 incorporate at least three simple machines into a more complicated contraption to accomplish an assigned task. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and M & T Bank Visit hclibrary.org for details on these and other A+ events.

Did you know? Every HCPSS student, grades K - 12, has an A+ Student Account, which allows them to access HCLS digital content from the classroom or at home via the HCPSS.me portal. Students also have have full borrowing capabilities at HCLS with their A+ Accounts.

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1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN Reap the benefits of reading to your child by striving to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Build memories, foster a lifelong love of reading. Teach your baby, toddler or preschooler the foundations of reading, and prepare them for academic success by incorporating reading into your daily routine. Always carry a book with you and enjoy re-reading your child’s favorite books. Reading just one book a day for three years or three books a day for one year equals 1,095 books!

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH CLASSES Ages 11-17, with parent. 90 min. Registration required.

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. See branch pages for dates and times.

DROP-IN SESSIONS AT MILLER BRANCH Do you need help with your History Day project? Drop in at the Miller Branch to speak with an HCLS Research Specialist to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project.Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org. See page 31 for dates and times.

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

HiTech Visit hclibrary.org/hitech-events for a calendar of upcoming labs and other classes.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY TOPIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Selecting a History Day topic is a process of gradually narrowing down the area of history in which you are interested and focusing on a manageable subject. Explore topics, view sample projects, and learn methods to develop research questions.

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Sep 9

7 - 8 pm

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY THESIS WRITING WORKSHOP

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

For middle and high school students to work on projects, get extra help with classes, or work on lab activities.

Ages 11-17. Registration required.

A solid thesis is the foundation for any NHD project. Explore the theme Breaking Barriers in History, and discuss ways to evolve a topic into a working thesis, then into a blueprint for an argument that examines the significance of a historical topic in relation to this year’s theme.

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MATH LAB Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus.

Wed

Sep 18

learning & literacy

Use any method you wish to track your child’s progress and celebrate reading milestones together. Before you know it, you will reach your goal! Visit hclibrary.org for more information.

7 - 8 pm

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Mon

Sep 23

7 - 8 pm

SCIENCE LAB Participate in fun experiments brand new Science Lab. Get help with science classes, including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

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 cool software.

AV LAB Includes access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies. Access to Logic Pro X and the Adobe Creative Suite.

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There’s a place at the table for you! TICKETS ON SALE: $10 for high school and college students

announcements

$15 for adults

Mix, mingle, and meet new friends at this fun, uplifting community gathering. Share a meal, explore common topics, and add your voice to this unique communal experience. Social hour with music and a collective art project in partnership with the Columbia Art Center, from 5 to 6 pm. Dinner served family style at 6 pm. Sponsorship opportunities available. Details and tickets at hclibrary.org. HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (410.313.7750) Sat Sep 21 5 - 8 pm Sponsored by Columbia Association, Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard Community College, Howard Hughes Corporation, Maryland State Library / IMLS, Roving Radish

FARMERS' MARKETS Visit the Farmers' Markets for fresh produce, bakery

stream. download. learn.

items, and other treats from 2 - 6 pm at the Miller Branch on Wednesday afternoons and East Columbia Branch on Thursday afternoons. In partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Authority

brainHQ NEW AT HCLS! Improve your brain fitness as you exercise and build your memory, attention, brain speed, people skills, intelligence, and navigation.

Set up your account at: hclibrary.org/research/online-classes

HiJinx Podcast Tune into HiJinx to learn about such topics as music, books, and history in a fun and entertaining way. Recent episodes include Conference Call from the floor of the American Library Association conference and Space Out featuring interviews with an astronaut and a NASA engineer. Visit hclibrary.org/hijinx or subscribe via iTunes.

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10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners

ages 2 - 5

infant - 23 months

elkridge branch

Thursday 7 pm TK Pajama Time

Saturday

Friday 10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners

10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now

infant - 23 months

6:30 pm TK Play Partners infant - 23 months

10:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Sep 3 - Oct 8

10:15 & 11:15 am TK All Together Now Sep 4 - Nov 27

10:15 & 11:15 am TK Play Partners Sep 26-Oct 24 infant - 23 months

*Oct 10

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

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

10:15 & 11:15 am TK Play Partners

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

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

10:30 am TK All Together Now

10:30 am TK All Together Now *Sep 21, Nov 16 & 30

10:15 & 11:30 am TK All Together Now *Sep 6

10:30 am TK Play Partners Sep 14 - Nov 23

infant - 23 months

7 pm TK Pajama Time

1:30 pm TK Just For Me Ages 3-5 Sep 9 - 30

glenwood branch miller branch

Wednesday

10:30 am RG Just For Me Ages 3-5 Sep 10 - 24; Oct 8 - 22; Nov 5 - 19

7 pm TK Pajama Time *Sep 9

10:30 am TK Play Partners Sep 11 - 25; Oct 9 - 23; Nov 6 - 20 infant - 23 months

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Sep 11 - Nov 20 infant - 23 months

10:15 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Sep 9 - Nov 18

7 pm Pajama Time *Oct 29

10:30 am Play Partners Sep 4 - Nov 20 infant - 23 months

10:15 & 11:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3 Sep 5 - 26; Nov 7 - 21

infant - 23 months

10:15 am Just For Me Ages 3-6 Sep 5 - Nov 21

6:30 pm Play Partners Sep 9 - Nov 18 infant - 23 months

10:15 am Picture Book Parade Sep 6 - Nov 22

10:15 am All Together Now Sep 7 - Nov 23

ages 2 - 5, with craft

1:30 pm Just For Me Ages 3-6 Sep 9 - Nov 18

11:15 am Play Partners Oct 5 - 26 infant - 23 months

*no class on this date

PL AY PARTN ERS Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min.

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.

Stories, baby games, play time, and musical activities.

ALL TOGETHER NOW

PICTURE BOOK PARADE

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

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun!

3, 2, FUN! Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

year-round preschool classes

savage branch

Tuesday

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

east columbia branch

central branch

Monday

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

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

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

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

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

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infant & preschool (2 - 5 years)

FREE SNACKS Youth ages 18 years and younger. Free non-perishable afternoon snacks. Must be present to receive snacks. Mon - Fri Sep 3 - Nov 27

3:45 - 4:45 pm

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

Sponsored by KidzTable

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN

central branch

Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

family & friends NATIONAL BATMAN DAY SCAVENGER HUNT Families; allow 30 min.

Test your ability to find all things Batman. Thu - Wed Sep 12 - 18

FAMILY MOVIE Families. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and descriptions. All movies rated PG. Mon Sep 30 2 pm Ralph Breaks the Internet Wed Oct 9 2 pm Mary Poppins Returns Fri Oct 18 2 pm Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

PLAY DATE All ages. Ticket required.

Play with toys and puzzles, read a book, enjoy music, and develop cognitive and social skills. tk Wed Oct 2 10:30 - 11:30 am

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

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories and activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. tk Sat Oct 26 10:45 - 11:30 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Show off your costume finery in a parade around the library. Thu Oct 31 11 - 11:15 am & 6 - 6:15 pm

ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK Families. Ticket required. Ho.Co. schools close early.

Connect with Grover and Elmo as they face their fears in this re-enactment of Another Monster at the End of this Book. tk Fri Nov 1 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

CRAFTERNOON Families. Allow 30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

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Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Explore simple science concepts and experiments about weather. tk Tuesdays Sep 24 - Oct 15 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

BABY SIGN Ages infant-23 months. Registration required.

Have fun with your baby while learning basic words in American Sign Language. rg Wednesdays Sep 25, Oct 16 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

FARM-CITY Ages 2-5, with adult. Ticket required.

Stories and songs that celebrate the farm-city connection. tk Thu Oct 3 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

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

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Thursdays Oct 17 - 31 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Families.

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MAP IT!

COSTUME PARADE

Stop by and make fun crafts. tk Tue Nov 26

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wednesdays Sep 11, Oct 23 10:30 - 11 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm rg Mon Nov 18 2 - 2:30 pm

2 - 4 pm

Hear stories with maps, learn about spatial thinking, and improve your STEM skills. tk Tue Oct 22 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

A “BLESSING” OF UNICORNS Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Calling all unicorn lovers to a gathering (blessing) of unicorn stories and activities. Costumes welcome! tk Tue Oct 29 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm

PRESCHOOL PREP Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Develop school readiness skills and gradually practice independence while enjoying music, books, and creative expression. rg Wednesdays Oct 30, Nov 6 & 13 2 - 2:30 pm


CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: MARVELOUS METALS Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Registration required.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the properties and uses of metals. rg Sat Oct 19 2 - 3 pm

LEGO® CODING Ages 6-10. Ticket required

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

Have fun while exploring healthy habits. tk Tue Nov 5 2 - 2:45 & 3:30 - 4:15 pm

PRESCHOOL MUSIC Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Experience music through movement with bells, shakers, and rhythm sticks. tk Tue Nov 12 2 - 2:30 & 3:30 - 4 pm Families. Ticket required.

Drop in and have fun coloring. We provide the materials, you supply the imagination! tk Tue Nov 19 2 - 3 pm

kindergarten - grade 5 HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills. DEAR: DOGS EDUCATING AND ASSISTING READERS Ages 5-10; allow 20 min. Parent/guardian must sign permission slip prior to each session.

Read to dogs! Fidos for Freedom’s therapy dogs available for drop-in reading sessions. Fridays Sep 13 & 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22 4:30 - 5:30 pm

MAGIC TREE HOUSE PIRATE ADVENTURE Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Ship out to sea with Jack and Annie. Encounter pirates, learn their lingo, and build a seaworthy boat. tk Wed Sep 18 6:30 - 7:15 pm

book clubs (5 - 14 years) BLACK-EYED SUSAN PICTURE BOOK CLUB Grades K-3. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland’s children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. rg Wednesdays Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 2 - 3 pm rg Thursdays Sep 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 2 - 3 pm

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

Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Grades 4-6 rg Wednesdays Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 2 - 3 pm Grades 6-8 rg Wednesdays

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20

2 - 3 pm

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

Discussions and activities related to Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners. rg Wednesdays Sep 11, Oct 2, Nov 6 6:30 - 7:30 pm rg Thursdays Sep 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 2 - 3 pm

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

Explore books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats you haven’t tried. Books held at Customer Service desk. rg Sundays Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24 2 - 3 pm

GARFIELD’S CYBER SAFETY ADVENTURES

EXPLORING GREAT ART Ages 7 & up. Ticket required.

Explore artists and their works then create a project in that style. tk Tuesdays Oct 8, Nov 19 6:30 - 7:15 pm tk Saturdays Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23 2 - 2:45 pm

central branch

COLORAMA!

Learn about computer programmer Grace Hopper and have fun with coding activities using LEGO® blocks. tk Wed Oct 23 6:30 - 7:15 pm

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

Explore human and physical geography and expand your spatial thinking while learning about where you live. tk Wed Oct 16 6:30 - 7:15 pm

GARFIELD’S CYBER SAFETY ADVENTURES Ages 8 & up with adult. Registration required.

Become an expert on internet safety with fun and interactive activities! rg Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7 pm Oct 29 Privacy Nov 5 Posting Nov 12 Bullying TIME: DATE: PLACE:

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

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

410.313.7800

tweens (9 - 12 years)

teens (grades 6 - 12)

STEM CLUB

TEEN INTERNATIONAL CLUB

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Ages 11 & up. Registration required.

Learn about STEM concepts through hands-on activities, crafts, challenges, and experiments. Each class features a new STEM topic! rg Saturdays Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 16 3 - 4 pm

New to this country? Meet new friends and share your unique experiences. Welcome! rg Sundays Sep 29, Oct 27, Nov 24 3:30 - 4:30 pm

FASCINATING FORENSICS

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Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about the fascinating ways scientists use forensic science techniques to solve crimes. Experiment with various techniques and use your new skills to solve a mystery. rg Sat Sep 21 3 - 4 pm

LEGO速 ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Families welcome. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with LEGO速 blocks. New challenges provided each class. Stay late and free build. rg Mon Sep 30 2 - 3 pm rg Wed Oct 9 7 - 8 pm

LEGO速 FREE BUILD Ages 9-12. Families welcome. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Creatively free build with LEGO速 blocks, as you work individually or in teams. rg Mon Sep 30 3 - 4 pm

HAIR RAISING ELECTRICITY Ages 9 & up; 45 - 60 min. Registration required, and signed release form required for ages 9-18. Ho. Co. schools closed.

From 1.5 volts to 325,000 volts. Learn about electrical safety through discussion and demonstrations from an electrical engineer and former employees of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. rg Fri Oct 18 2 pm

CLIP MOBILE Ages 10-14. Registration required.

Explore movement and friction through several activities and assemble a complex clip-mobile, considering and addressing the effects of friction on design constraints. Presented by University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. rg Sat Nov 2 2 - 3 pm

BABYSITTING 101 Ages 12 & up. Registration required.

Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions). rg Tue - Thu Nov 12, 13, 14 4 - 6 pm

ROCKET SCIENCE FOR BEGINNERS Ages 9-12. Registration required.

See who can create the best straw rocket as you develop prototypes and test your designs for aerodynamic soundness. rg Sat Oct 19 3 - 4 pm

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

CAMP CREEPY CREEPY Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Step into our lair as we enjoy terrifyingly fun games and crafts. Attend...if you dare. Costumes optional. rg Sat Oct 26 3 - 4:30 pm

MODULAR ROBOTICS

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

Ages 9-12. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Explore the concept of modular robotics by working with Cubelets. Join a group and compete in a challenge! Perfect for beginners. rg Wed Nov 27 3 - 4 pm

MUMMY MANIA Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Are you interested in Egyptian mythology and Ancient Egypt? Create crafts, build a pyramid, experiment with hieroglyphs, and learn how to make a mummy! Participate in a relay race. rg Sat Nov 30 3 - 4:15 pm

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Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH Ages 11-17, with parent. Registration required.

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. rg Mon Oct 14 7 - 8:30 pm


ADULTS (18+ years) ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Build your English conversation skills and meet new people in a friendly, supportive classroom. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@hclibrary.org. Mondays; 10 am - 12:30 pm

ENGLISH FOR LIFE & WORK Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@hclibrary.org. Tuesdays; 10 am - 12:30 pm

COLORING WITH FRIENDS Join us for coloring and camaraderie as we explore the adult coloring craze. All skill levels welcome. 1st Wednesdays Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6 10 am - 12 pm

NEEDLE ARTS

ACCESSIBLE GAME AND CRAFT FUN FOR ADULTS Adults of all abilities enjoy accessible games, puzzles, and freestyle crafting in a sensory friendly environment. Sundays Sep 8, Oct 13, Nov 10 1:30 - 3 pm

CREPE PAPER FLOWERS Registration required.

Make beautiful blossoms using crepe paper and other materials. rg Mondays; 6:30 - 8:30 pm Sep 9 Cosmos & Roses Nov 18 Ranunculus & Camellia

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA Registration required.

Discuss the risk factors, stages of the disease, and current research with Sheila Baldeo, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. Also, consider estate and financial necessities, with estate planning attorney Stephen Elville and financial advisor John Dove of Edward Jones Investments. rg Tue Sep 17 7 - 8:30 pm

TALKING: PICTURES Join other film lovers to discuss contemporary films following Columbia Film Society showings. DVDs available to borrow. Visit hclibrary.org for titles. Tuesdays Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 12 7 - 8 pm

KEEP IT OR SHRED IT? Registration required. Mary Hughes, Daily Money Manager and proprietor of Peace of Mind Solutions, LLC., offers tips for effective and efficient document management. Tame those piles of paper! rg Wed Sep 25 7 - 8:30 pm

BOOK CLUB REVUE: TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Registration required.

Get HCLS’ Books for Discussion 2020 list hot off the press. Learn about upcoming literary events and hear tips for lively discussions from experienced book club facilitators. Share examples of your group’s favorite titles. Door prizes. rg Tue Oct 1 7 - 8:30 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Registration required.

Borrow a cookbook authored by the evening’s featured chef and prepare a few recipes at home. Discuss the chef, their recipes, food markets, and gadgets. Refreshments. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Oct 2 Emeril Lagasse Nov 6 Spanish cooking from any chef

POWER OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Registration required.

Jyothi Rao, M.D., discusses the effects of positive thinking on our health. Learn techniques to change our mindsets and essential characteristics, allowing us to thrive. rg Thu Oct 3 7- 8:30 pm

THE JOB HUNTER’S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET Registration required.

Master online tools as you search for a new job, exploring the power of social media, USAJobs, and job aggregator sites such as Indeed. Learn how to coordinate an effective job search with job alerts, word clouds, and a strong online presence. rg Tue Oct 15 7 - 8:30 pm

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION Registration required.

Learn to recognize warning signs of sexual and labor trafficking, and how to help potential victims, in an informative discussion with the Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinator for Howard County. rg Wed Oct 16 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Office of Human Trafficking Prevention

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Do you like to sew, knit, crochet, or embroider? All skill levels welcome. Basic instruction available. 1st Thursdays Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7 10 am - 12 pm 3rd Thursdays Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 10 am - 12 pm

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST Registration required.

Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship exam process and review for the civics test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. rg Mon Oct 21 7 - 8:30 pm

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Registration required.

Join HCLS East Columbia Branch Manager, Suki Lee, as she discusses issues that women in leadership face, and the social norms and expectations they need to challenge to achieve success. She examines how emotional intelligence helps in standing out as a leader among both men and women. rg Wed Oct 23 7 - 8 pm

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central Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

410.313.7800

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

WORD MUSIC: POETRY FOR ADULTS

NETWORKING OR NOT WORKING

Registration required.

Registration required.

Travel through time as Roy Ringel and Erin Fredric read a variety of poems written in English. Our journey begins in the 16th century and concludes in the 21st. Featured poets include Shakespeare, Dickinson, Neruda, Hughes, and Angelou. rg Sun Oct 27 2 - 3:30 pm

Returning to the workforce but worried you lack skills? Wondering if your volunteer experience is marketable? Jayne Kaiser, employment professional, offers guidance in your job search using various networking methods to include social media and informational interviews. Bring your laptop or tablet. rg Tue Nov 5 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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INSTANT POT 101 Registration required.

CRAFTY THURSDAYS: AUTUMNAL TREE CARDS

Have you heard the buzz about the instant pot and wondered if it is right for you? Learn about pressure cookers and decide if this is the right appliance for your kitchen. Presented by University of Maryland Extension. rg Mon Oct 28 2 - 3 pm

Registration required.

CREATIVE JOURNALING

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD

Registration required.

Learn how to create nature-themed greeting cards with patterned papers, die cut shapes, sentiment stamps, and embellishments. rg Thu Nov 7 7 - 8:30 pm Registration required.

Learn how to use sketching, color, and a variety of materials to journal your thoughts and ideas or to document your travels. rg Mon Oct 28 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Michael Toner performs Maile Meloy's “Madame Lazarus,” and Roy Ringel presents “This Water” by David Foster Wallace. rg Wed Nov 13 7 - 8:30 pm

OBSERVING ART: UNIQUE TECHNIQUES

Registration required.

Registration required.

Take your museum and gallery experiences to the next level with expert art observation techniques. Analyze works of art from our Art Education Collection using a variety of methods. rg Wed Oct 30 7 - 8 pm

REPURPOSING LEFTOVERS The United States wastes an estimated 35 - 40 percent of our food supply. If we can reclaim just a quarter of what we waste it could help save money, extend the life of the landfill, and stretch our food supply. Learn how to do your part at home by repurposing leftovers. rg Wed Nov 18 2 - 3 pm

Book Discussion Groups now listed on pages 24 - 25.

MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION Share favorite memories or experiences with MPT. Maryland Public Television (MPT) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Visit Central Branch to experience an exhibit highlighting seismic cultural and social events from the past 50 years, coupled with incredible historic photos. MPT fans of all ages can participate in an engagement activity and share favorite memories or experiences with MPT. On view during regular business hours (see p. 2) at HCLS Central Branch from Oct 2 - 29. In partnership with Maryland Public Television

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

410.313.7700

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

FREE SNACKS Youth ages 18 years and younger.

PARENT’S GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Discover various fiction titles for hours of happy reading together. rg Wed Oct 16 7 - 8 pm

SNACK Mon - Fri Sep 3 - Nov 27 3:30 - 4:30 pm begins Tuesday after Labor Day

infant - toddler

Sponsored by KidzTable

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

Share stories, songs, and toys with Grammy and Pop Pop. tk Saturdays Sep 7, Nov 16 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

family & friends CUENTOS EN PIJAMAS Families. Ticket required.

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

Play with our toys and new friends, read a board book, and enjoy music. Thursdays Sep 26 - Nov 21 6 - 6:30 pm

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

BABY BOO

Cuentos bilingües y música antes de ir a dormir. Pijamas, ositos de peluche y cobijas son bienvenidos. tk Mondays Sep 9 - Nov 25 6:30 - 7 pm

Listen to stories to celebrate this spooky day. tk Thu Oct 31 10:15 - 10:45 am

PUZZLE - PALOOZA

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Exercise your brain by doing jigsaw puzzles or word search puzzles - or both! Saturdays Sep 21, Oct 19 2 - 5 pm

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION Families. Ticket required.

Ages infant-23 months with adult. Ticket required.

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.

Create fun traditional Hispanic arts and crafts. Unase a nosotros para disfrutar de varios artes y manualidades tradicionales Hispanas. tk Sat Sep 28 11 am - 12 pm

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

HALLOWEEN @ YOUR LIBRARY

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Fridays Sep 6 - Nov 22 11 - 11:30 am

Families. Ticket required.

Join us for spooky books and a costume parade. tk Thu Oct 31 4:30 - 5 pm

DAY OF THE DEAD/DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Families. Ticket required.

Celebrate The Day Of The Dead in honor of loved ones, with stories and crafts. tk Fri Nov 1 4 - 5 pm

FROZEN BALL Families. Allow 30 minutes. Ticket required.

Dress as your favorite Disney royalty and celebrate all things Frozen with music, games, and crafts. tk Wed Nov 20 1 - 3 pm

PARENT’S GUIDE TO PROJECT BASED LEARNING Registration required.

Let us help you help your child with homework projects. Gain tips and ideas for fun and collaborative ways to ease the anxiety of deadlines. rg Tue Sep 24 7 - 8 pm

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

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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 29 1:30 - 2:15 pm

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

CONCERTO KIDS Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Learn about classical composers and dance to their music. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. tk Saturdays 11 - 11:30 am Sep 14 Bach Oct 12 Rossini Nov 9 Vivaldi

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

410.313.7700

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

kindergarten - grade 5

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HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills. HOMEWORK CLUB Ages 8-17.

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

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

Read to dogs! Fidos for Freedom’s therapy dogs available for drop-in reading sessions. Wednesdays Sep 11 & 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 13 4:30 - 5:30 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: MARVELOUS METALS Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Registration required.

preschool (2 - 5 years) continued

Explore the properties and uses of metals with a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society. Participate in hands-on experiments. rg Sat Oct 5 2 - 3 pm

STEM SENSORY PLAYTIME

IMPROV @ THE LIBRARY

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

Explore sensory stations with different activities that stimulate and encourage children to explore and investigate. tk Mondays Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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

Create different structures with various types of blocks that stimulate and encourage children to explore and investigate. tk Mondays Sep 23, Oct 28 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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

Explore and engage in various STEM concepts through self-guided stations. tk Mondays Sep 30, Oct 14, Nov 4 1:30 - 2:30 pm

MOVE TO LEARN: FITNESS FUN

Ages 8-11. Registration required.

Participate in theatre games to improve confidence, gain focus, and add positivity and creativity to your world. Just bring your smile! rg Thursdays Sep 19 & 26, Oct 3 6:30 - 7:30 pm

ENGINEERS, GET READY! Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Build, reproduce, and follow patterns to enhance spatial relations and small motor skills. tk Saturdays Sep 21, Oct 19 & Nov 16 3 - 3:50 pm

CONNECTING THE DOTS Ages 4-8. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Make a dot by not making a dot! Make a beautiful art piece using only one shape. tk Wed Oct 9 2 - 2:45 pm

Ages 1-4 with adult. Registration and signed release form required.

CITRUS VOLCANOES

An instructor from My Gym teaches how various types of exercises and fitness movement, like balance and tumbling, helps children learn. Participate in a skill station, obstacle course, game, and dance. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. rg Sat Oct 26 10:30 - 11 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

Ages 6-11. Registration required.

Explore volcanic behavior, then discover how to create a unique, colorful volcano using citrus fruit. Contact with lemons, limes, dish soap, and food coloring will occur. rg Tue Oct 22 7 - 7:45 pm

MONSTER MASH

Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Listen to stories to celebrate this spooky day. tk Thu Oct 31 11:30 am - 12 pm

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE AT THE LIBRARY Share stories about two favorite storybook characters, Elephant & Piggie, with interactive activities. rg Thu Oct 24 7 - 7:45 pm

FAMILY MOVIE: FROZEN Families. Ticket required.

Join us for the original Frozen, rated PG. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details. Create a craft before watching the movie. tk Fri Nov 15 12:30 pm

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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

LOCAL HEROES: NURSE

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

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

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Celebrate the life and work of people in our community. tk Mon Nov 18 7 - 7:45 pm

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

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book clubs (5 - 14 years)

teens (grades 6 - 12)

REBEL BOYS BOOK CLUB

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Ages 5-7. Ticket required.

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

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and activities. Books feature strong and independent boys. tk Sat Oct 19 10:15 - 11 am

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. rg Thursdays Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7 4:30 - 5:30 pm

REBEL GIRLS BOOK CLUB

CRAFT SOCIETY

Ages 5-7. Ticket required.

Ages 13-17. Registration required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and activities. Books feature strong and independent girls. tk Sat Nov 23 10:15 - 11 am

Make cool crafts and new friends. Beginners and advanced crafters welcome. rg Saturdays Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 11 am - 12 pm

PARAGRAPH PALS

Ages 14-18. Registration required.

Ages 6-8. Registration required.

Are you a high school student in need of service learning hours? Complete service learning projects at HCLS by serving a variety of community organizations. rg Saturdays Sep 7, Oct 5 1 - 2 pm

TEEN RIVETING READS Ages 13-18. Registration required for each class.

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

Discuss captivating novels with other teens. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 11 Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Oct 9 The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Nov 13 Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

A book club for mothers and daughters to share the joy of reading. Discuss the book, then create a craft. rg Thursdays Sep 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 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 Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12 7 - 8 pm

TWEEN READS BOOK CLUB Ages 10-12. Registration required.

Tween book chat for boys and girls. rg Saturdays; 10:30 am - 11:30 am Sep 21 Restart by Gordon Korman Oct 19 Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Nov 16 Birdie by Eileen Spinelli

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS Ages 14-18. Registration required.

Are you ready for college life? Still figuring out your career of choice? Join a college preparedness expert for advice on choosing the right college and major, making smart financial decisions, and graduating from college on time. rg Sat Sep 14 2 - 3:30 pm

LUNCH BUZZ Ages 11-17. Registration required.

tweens (9 - 12 years)

Bring your lunch and learn about a variety of buzzed about teen topics. rg Saturdays; 12 - 1 pm

SEW HOOKED

Sep 28 The Dangers of E-cigarettes & Vaping. Presented by HopeWorks of Howard County

Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Learn the basics of needlework, such as embroidery and knitting, by assembling and completing pre-made projects. rg Wed Sep 25 7 - 8 pm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CRAFT CLUB Ages 9-13. Allow 30 mins. Ticket required.

Complete an arts and craft project, such as art mosaics, watercolor painting, or knitting. All supplies provided. tk Wed Oct 2 7 - 8 pm

Oct 26

The Good, The Bad & the Abusive: Staying Safe in Relationships. For middle schoolers.

Nov 23

In Their Shoes: Preventing Dating Violence. For high schoolers.

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For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Activities include reading comprehension exercises, games, and a craft. rg Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 5 7 - 8 pm

SERVICE LEARNING

ADULTS (18+ years) THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND YOU: YOUR HEALTH MATTERS Registration required.

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH Ages 11-17, with parent. 60 min. Registration required.

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. rg Thu Oct 17 6 - 7 pm

Discover current health initiatives and how the Howard County Health Department promotes, preserves, and protects the health of everyone in our community. Visit hclibrary.org for more information. rg Wednesdays Sep 4 2 - 3 pm Self-Preparedness Sep 11 6 - 7 pm Youth Suicide Prevention Sep 18 5 - 6 pm Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & Vaping Sep 25 3:30 - 4:30 pm Build a Better Plate: Meal Planning Made Easy Oct 2 7 - 8 pm Breast Cancer Awareness In partnership with the Howard County Health Department

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

East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

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

410.313.7700

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

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS

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Improve your ability to communicate and interact in English in a fun and casual setting. Wednesdays Sep 4 - Nov 20 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

RESUME CLASS FOR VETERANS

Registration required.

Participate in a multi-session creative journaling workshop filled with writing exercises and take-home assignments. Journal supplies and feedback provided. rg Mondays Oct 7, Nov 4 7 - 8 pm

DEMYSTIFYING MEAT AND MEAT SUBSTITUTES Registration required.

This career and resume workshop by Blue Star Families provides valuable information for military families on careers in the area, educational opportunities, LinkedIn, the federal resume, and other important topics. rg Thu Sep 5 6 - 7:30 pm

How can consumers make good decisions about the nutrition and safety of new plant-based meat substitutes and lab grown meat? The University of Maryland Extension provides some clarity amid the confusion. rg Mon Oct 7 2 - 3 pm

IN STITCHES NEEDLECRAFT CIRCLE

Registration required.

LIVING WELL - CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT

Explore a variety of basic techniques to enhance any type of creative writing, including memoir, fiction, and poetry, with published author and poet Ann Bracken. rg Wed Sep 11 1 - 2:30 pm

This six-week workshop addresses the concerns of people who live with or are at risk of having a chronic condition such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, chronic pain, arthritis, lung disease, and any other health concerns. Caregivers are welcome to register. To register, call 410.313.3506 or visit hcgh.org/events rg Wednesdays Oct 9 - Nov 30 6 - 8:30 pm A collaboration of the Howard County Health Department, the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence, and Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

GERMAN CONVERSATION CLUB

INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY COMPUTERS

Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. 2nd Thursdays Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14 12 - 1 pm

Registration required.

Bring your knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, or other needlework projects. Exchange ideas, tips, and a few laughs. Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 7 - 8:30 pm

JUMP START YOUR CREATIVE WRITING! Registration required.

NEW RELEASE CINEMA View a critically acclaimed new release movie on a large screen. Titles announced in branch and online, or email robert.lockett@hclibrary.org. Thursdays Sep 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 6:30 - 9 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources & Services

BUSINESS & POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy. For details and syllabus, email yao.aziabu@hclibrary.org Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Sep 17 The Prosperity Paradox by Clayton Christensen Oct 15 The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee Nov 19 The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties by Paul Collier The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind by Raghuram Rajan

ENCORE CINEMA "See-again" worthy movies on a large screen! Doors open at 6 pm. Refreshments available before the start of the movie. Titles announced in branch and online, or join the mailing list at encorecinema@hclibrary.org. Thursdays Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 21 6:30 - 9 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources & Services

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MINDFUL JOURNALING: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WELL-BEING

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Learn about the basics of preparing and printing a document on library computers. Practice information searches. rg Mon Oct 14 11 am - 12:30 pm

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES (IN KOREAN) Registration required.

This six-week workshop for people living with or at risk for Type II Diabetes teaches self-management skills so participants can experience positive health outcomes and improve quality of life. Caregivers are welcome to register. Presented in Korean. To register, call 410.313.3506 or visit hcgh.org/events rg Thursdays Oct 17 - Nov 21 11 am - 1:30 pm

A collaboration of the Howard County Health Department, the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence, and Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

INSTANT POT 101 Registration required.

Have you heard the buzz about the instant pot and wondered if it is right for you? Come learn about pressure cookers and decide if this is the right appliance for your kitchen. Presented by University of Maryland Extension. rg Wed Nov 13 2 - 3 pm

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410.313.5077

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

LITERATURE AND ART EXHIBIT YOU CAN FLY: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN All ages.

View scratchboard art by Jeffery Weatherford from the awardwinning verse novel, You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen by Carole Weatherford. The exhibit honors the U.S, military’s first African American pilots. Then, meet the author and illustrator at 7 pm. Wed Nov 20 10 am - 7 pm Sponsored by Citizens for Maryland Libraries

MEET THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATOR: CAROLE AND JEFFERY WEATHERFORD All ages. Registration required.

family & friends ¡HOLA! /HELLO!

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

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

Sep 10 TEDDY’S DAY OUT Celebrate Teddy Bear Day (Sep 9) with stories, songs, and activities. Bring a favorite stuffed animal along. Sep 17 FALL INTO FUN Enjoy fun fall stories, songs, and a craft. Sep 24 ¡CELEBRAMOS! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by listening to cuentos, and sing and dance to canciones in both English and Spanish. Craft included. Oct 8 CELEBRATE CIVILITY Enjoy stories and songs that demonstrate the importance of kindness and respect. Craft included.

Read cuentos and sing canciones in both English and Spanish. tk Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 7 - 7:30 pm

Oct 15 GROUCH DAY Celebrate grouch day with grumpy stories, songs, and a craft.

FAMILY MOVIE

Oct 22

All ages. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Families. Ticket required.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and descriptions. All movies rated PG. Tue Sep 17 6:30 pm The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Mon Sep 30* 2 pm Dumbo Tue Oct 15 6:30 pm Missing Link Tue Nov 19 6:30 pm Wonder Park Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

FAMILY PUZZLE HOUR All ages. Allow 30 min.

Exercise your brain. Assemble jigsaw puzzles to build visualperceptual skills, encourage problem-solving skills, and develop hand-eye coordination. Tuesdays Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26 7 - 8 pm

CRAFTERNOON All ages. Allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Drop in and make some fall crafts. Fri Oct 18 2 - 4 pm

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

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories and activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. tk Tue Nov 5 7 - 7:45 pm tk Sat Nov 16 2 - 2:45 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUNGRY CATERPILLAR!

Songs, stories, and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Oct 29 SPOOKTACULAR Enjoy silly stories, fun crafts, and not-so-spooky songs. Nov 12 SANDWICH SHENANIGANS Listen to mouth-watering stories that celebrate the sandwich, then make a craft.

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Author Carole Weatherford, a Baltimore native and illustrator, and Jeffery Weatherford, a performance poet and Maryland resident, present their book of poems and scratchboard illustrations saluting the U.S. military’s first African American pilots. Books are available for purchase and signing. rg Wed Nov 20 7 - 8 pm Speonsored by Citizens for Maryland Libraries

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Nov 19 SUNNY SIDE UP Celebrate breakfast, the most important meal of the day, with stories, songs, and a craft. Pajamas and slippers welcome. Nov 26 TURKEY TIME Listen to some gobbledy-good stories and songs, then make a craft.

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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Tuesdays Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

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elkridge Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075

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

preschool (2 - 5 years) continued FINGERPAINT Ages 2 - 5. Registration required.

Work together to create a mural. Develop hand-eye coordination skills while creating fall decor for Elkridge Branch. rg Saturdays, 12:30 - 1:15 pm Sep 7 Fall Foliage Oct 5 Pumpkins Nov 2 Giving Thanks

MOVE TO LEARN: FITNESS FUN

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Ages 1-4 with adult. Registration and signed release form required.

An instructor from My Gym teaches how various types of exercise and fitness movement helps children learn. For example: balance helps children focus and concentrate, and tumbling helps with cognitive development. Participate in a skill station, obstacle course, game, and dance. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. rg Sat Nov 23 1 - 1:45 & 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Make a mini chalkboard, draw a sky scene, then share your design with fellow classmates. rg Fri Sep 13 4 - 4:45 pm

IT ALL ADDS UP Ticket required.

Have fun practicing math skills in everyday life with math concept books, stories, songs, and activities. tk Sat Sep 14 2 - 2:45 pm ages 4 - 6 tk Sat Oct 12 2 - 2:45 pm ages 6 - 8

PAINT THE FOUR SEASONS Ages 6 - 9. Registration required.

How would you interpret the theme “seasons?” Create a polyptych, a painting divided into four sections, to demonstrate your interpretation. rg Fri Sep 27 4 - 5 pm

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

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 8s: MATH CLUB FOR ALL 8-week series. Register once for the series.

Crazy 8's is a nationwide after-school math club. Every week build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...and make friendships at the same time. Grades K-2 rg Tuesdays Sep 3 - Oct 22 4:15 - 5:15 pm Grades 3-5 rg Wednesdays Sep 4 - Oct 23 4:15 - 5:15 pm

4-H CLOVER: ACTIVITY FUN Ages 5-7 with adult. Register once for the series.

Participate in activities that explore science and technology, along with environmental and earth science topics. rg Thursdays; 4 - 5:30 pm Sep 5 Weather Fun Sep 12 Experimenting with the Five Senses Sep 19 Bubble Mania Sep 26 Nature Fun In partnership with the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Outreach Program

BOOK BUDDIES Ages 5-7. Ticket required.*No class Oct 31.

Dive into our picture book collection with fun read-aloud stories. tk Thursdays Sep 5 - Nov 21 7 - 7:30 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: MARVELOUS METALS Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Registration required.

Explore the properties and uses of metals with a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society. rg Sat Sep 7 2 - 3 pm

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FALL 2019

Play Bingo featuring favorite book characters and win a book! Wed Oct 9 2 - 3 pm

GLOW PARTY Ages 6-10. Ticket required.

Discover the wonder of bioluminescence and light up the night with some glow in the dark fun. Have an electrically good time with stories, games, and a craft. tk Tue Oct 22 7 - 7:30 pm

DIYAS Ages 6-9. Registration required.

Create a festival of lights with stories and music. Make a diya, decorative votive holder. rg Fri Oct 25 4 - 4:45 pm

book clubs (5 - 14 years) PARAGRAPH PALS Ages 6-8. Registration required.

For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Books available at branch. After reading the title, join us for fun activities that include reading comprehension exercises and games. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 16 Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway Oct 21 The Haunted House Next Door by Andres Miedoso Nov 18 Wallace and Grace Take the Case by Heather Alexander

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB Ages 7 & up. Registration required.

Do you enjoy reading graphic novels? Read some of the latest graphic novels and have a lively discussion. Participants are encouraged to suggest favorites for future sessions. rg Saturdays Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16 2 - 2:45 pm


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH Ages 11-17, with parent. Registration required.

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY TOPIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. rg Thu Sep 19 7 - 8:30 pm rg Sat Sep 21 3 - 4:30 pm

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY THESIS WRITING WORKSHOP Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Selecting a History Day topic is a process of gradually narrowing down the area of history in which you are interested and focusing on a manageable subject. Explore topics, view sample projects, and learn methods to develop research questions. rg Mon Sep 9 7 - 8 pm

A solid thesis is the foundation for any NHD project. Explore the theme Breaking Barriers in History, and discuss ways to evolve a topic into a working thesis, then into a blueprint for an argument that examines the significance of a historical topic in relation to this year’s theme. rg Mon Sep 23 7 - 8 pm

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

Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models. Work in teams to design a computer science impact project that solves world problems. rg Mondays Sep 16 & 30, Oct 14 & 28, Nov 25 7 - 8 pm

SUPER SPROUTS - BATTY FOR BATS Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about bats and create a bat box. rg Sat Oct 5 1 - 1:45 & 2:30 - 3:15 pm

CUBELETS ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with cubelets. rg Sat Oct 19 2 - 3 pm

STEAM CLOTHING: BEYOND THE NEEDLE

MAKEY MAKEY EXCITING THINGS HAPPEN

Explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind the designing and creation of clothing and textile products with a University of Maryland Cooperative Extension instructor. rg Thursdays Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 6 - 8 pm

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Use Makey Makey kits to control a computer! Explore different materials that conduct electricity and have fun using your controller to make things happen. rg Sat Oct 26 2 - 3 pm

PRACTICE ACT EXAM Ages 13-19. Registration required.

LEGO® BLOCKS ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with LEGO blocks. rg Fri Nov 1 2 - 3 pm

Ages 12-16. Registration required; register once for the series.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Ages 9 - 12. Registration required.

Learn about the Latin American Day of the Dead. Listen to canciones, then make a traditional sugar skull. rg Sat Nov 2 1 - 1:45 & 2:30 - 3:15 pm

MAGFORMERS ENGINEERING CHALLENGE Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Work in teams to solve engineering challenges with magformers. rg Sat Nov 9 2 - 3 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Take a practice ACT test with C2 Educational Centers. Return for your results, discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Sat Oct 5 11 - 3:30 pm Results (Parents welcome) rg Mon Oct 21 7 - 7:45 pm

TEEN ENTREPRENEUR Ages 11-18. Registration required.

Participate in a two-part, highly interactive workshop on the business basics of marketing, planning, budget, and product goals with a University of Maryland Cooperative Extension instructor and financial educator. rg Mondays Oct 28, Nov 4 7 - 8 pm

MISSION MOONBASE Ages 11-18. Registration required.

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

Pretend you are a NASA computer scientist. A spacecraft landed 300 kilometers from Moonbase Zappa. Create a Python 3 simulation program to help the stranded astronaut drive the lunar rover to his destination and complete his mission. No programming knowledge required. rg Thu Nov 7 7 - 8 pm

FRIDAY CODING CLUB

BABYSITTING 101

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

Ages 12 & up. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed or close early.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18.

Learn skills and coding concepts such as loops, variables, and functions in a collaborative, fun environment. rg Fridays Sep 13 & 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22 4 - 5 pm

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tweens (9 - 12 years)

Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension Instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions). School closes early. rg Mon - Wed Nov 25, 26, 27 3 - 5 pm

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elkridge Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075

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

WHERE DID MY MONEY GO?

ADULTS (18+ years) STITCH AND SHARE Work on your crochet, knitting, embroidery, and hand-quilting projects as you meet like-minded friends. Please bring supplies. 1st Wednesdays Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6 10:30 am - 12 pm

SPRING AND SUMMER BULBS: FALL AND SPRING PLANTING

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Registration required.

Learn when and where to plant spring and summer bulbs, and how to care for them. Guidelines for planting and transplanting bulbs also covered. rg Tue Sep 10 7 - 8 pm In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners

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 Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 1 - 3 pm

Registration required.

Explore budgets, saving, and ways to increase income and reduce expenses. rg Tue Sep 24 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

ELKRIDGE GAMING CLUB Play a wide variety of games - including tabletop role playing games (Dungeons & Dragons), strategy board games (RISK), competitive card games (MAGIC), and classic games. Play what the group decides or break up into smaller teams. Gaming promotes creative thinking, teamwork, and decision making, all in a fun setting. 4th Tuesdays Sep 24, Nov 26 6:30 - 8 pm

MAKE. TAKE. PLAY. AN EARLY LITERACY PARENT WORKSHOP For parents of children ages 3-5. Registration required.

Learn tips and strategies to spark your child’s love for reading, and make some take-home literacy games to help make learning to read fun! rg Sat Sep 28 2 - 3 pm

GARDENING IN A WARMING CLIMATE Registration required.

ART IN THE AFTERNOON

Learn about what climate change is and why it is happening. Discuss the impacts, and how gardeners and homeowners can work to reduce global warming. rg Tue Oct 8 7 - 8 pm In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners

Registration required. Register for each class separately.

Satisfy your creative impulse! No experience necessary, supplies provided. rg 3rd Tuesdays; 2 - 3:30 pm Sep 17 Jar Lanterns Oct 15 Paint a Pumpkin Nov 19 Fall Landscapes

BEGINNING QUILLING Registration required. Ages 16+.

UKULELE JAM SESSION

Learn the basics of paper quilling with fun fall motifs! rg Wed Oct 16 10:15 am - 12:15 pm rg Sat Oct 26 2 - 4 pm

Registration required.

Bring your ukulele or borrow one of ours for a jam session. rg 3rd Tuesdays Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19 7 - 8 pm

PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

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

Registration required.

Satisfy your creative impulse! No experience necessary, supplies provided. rg 3rd Thursdays; 2 - 3:30 pm Sep 19 Jar Lanterns Oct 17 Paint a Pumpkin Nov 21 Fall Landscapes

Roy Yenoli of MakingChange discusses the best practices in preparing for retirement; it’s not just about the money! rg Tue Oct 29 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

ASK A MASTER GARDENER

Feeling lucky? Have fun playing Bingo for teen and adult book prizes. Sat Nov 2 2 - 4 pm

Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. Sat Sep 21 10:30 am - 12 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

BOOK BINGO Ages 14+.

PRUNING: BEAUTIFICATION FOR ALL SEASONS Registration required.

Learn the how, when, and why of pruning ornamental trees and shrubs through a fun lecture and demonstration. rg Sat Nov 2 2 - 3:30 pm In partnership with the Howard County Master Gardeners

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DIY HOW TO REPLACE A LIGHT SWITCH Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn the difference between single pole, three-way, and fourway switches; 15-amp and 20-amp circuits; 12/2, 12/3, 14/2, 14/3 romex wiring; and hot, neutral, and ground wires. Also discuss safety, including shutting off the electricity to the project. rg Sat Sep 28 2 - 3 pm

DIY MACRAMÉ BRACELETS Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn how to make a simple macramé bracelet. Supplies provided. rg Wed Oct 2 6 - 7:30 pm

DIY ROUTER BASICS Registration required. Ages 21+.

REPAIR CAFE Registration required.

DIY LITTLE FREE LIBRARY Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn and participate in the building of an attractive little free library box as we talk about materials, tools, and finishes. rg Sat Oct 19 1 - 3 pm

DIY T-SHIRT TOTE

DIY Education Center DIY POM POM RUG MAKING Registration required. Ages 13+.

Learn how to make the softest carpet ever: a rug made of yarn pom poms! Some supplies provided, but participants are welcome to bring yarn to match their decor. rg Wed Sep 4 6 - 7:30 pm

DIY HAND QUILTING FOR BEGINNERS Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn how to create a hand-pieced sampler quilt (without a quilting machine) measuring around 36" x 46". Some materials provided, or students may opt to purchase their own from a supply list provided at the first session of an ongoing class that will continue for approximately one year. rg 2nd Wednesdays Sep 4 & 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 7 - 8 pm

DIY RESTORE? REVISE? OR REPURPOSE?

Registration required. Ages 21+.

Reduce, reuse, and upcycle one of your old T-shirts into a tote. Please bring a shirt. Some T-shirts available - first come, first served. Decorating supplies provided. rg Wed Oct 23 6 - 7:30 pm

DIY HOW TO REPAIR DRYWALL Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn how to repair holes in the wall from small dings to water damaged drywall. Learn how to determine the type of wall surface and the best joint compound or spackling to use, as well as various techniques and tools. rg Sat Oct 26 1:30 - 3:30 pm

DIY WOOD FLOORING DEMONSTRATION Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn about the variety of wood flooring, such as real hardwood, engineered, and laminate flooring. Watch, participate, and learn about the installation techniques. rg Sat Nov 2 10:15 - 11:45 am

Registration required. Ages 21+.

DIY PINE CONE ANIMALS

Transform an older object! Item may be made of wood, metal, plastic, glass, or a combination of materials. Consider wood types, joinery accessories, hardware, paint and stain types, and different construction techniques and necessary tools. rg Sat Sep 14 1 - 3 pm

Registration required. Ages 13+.

Owls, bears, and hedgehogs! Add some felt and googly eyes to a pinecone to make woodland creatures . rg Wed Nov 6 6 - 7:30 pm

DIY BUILDING CODES AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Registration required. Ages 21+.

Registration required.

Thinking about a deck, a shed, or an addition? Learn about the latest building codes and how they may affect your project. rg Wed Sep 18 7 - 8:30 pm

DIY CHILDREN’S CHALKBOARD Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn how to make a chalkboard, including types of materials, tools, and basic design. rg Sat Sep 21 1 - 3 pm

DIY MAGAZINE WALL ART Registration required. Ages 21+.

Reuse old magazines to make wall art. Choose a silhouette, then add a pop of color by layering magazines on top of the outline. Materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your magazines. rg Wed Sep 25 6 - 7:30 pm

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Repair Cafes assist and teach people how to repair household electrical and mechanical devices, bicycles, clothing, and other small objects. Bring your broken goods and work with volunteers to fix them. rg Sat Sep 7 1 - 4 pm In partnership with Transition Howard County

Learn the difference between a fixed-base router and a plunge router, and discuss routing technique, direction of bit, and safety. rg Sat Oct 12 1:30 - 3:30 pm

DIY SCRATCHBOARD ILLUSTRATION Learn about working on scratchboard and its versatility and effects, including available surfaces, knives, and tips. Discover transfer technique for drawings and photographs. rg Sat Nov 9 1:30 - 3:30 pm

DIY HOW TO INSTALL WAINSCOTING Registration required. Ages 21+.

Learn about the different types of wainscoting, then discuss, watch and participate in installation techniques. rg Sat Nov 16 1 - 3 pms

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

CENTRAL BRANCH (410.313.7800) ECLECTIC EVENINGS Sep 10 Oct 8 Nov 12

Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez Educated by Tara Westover Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

NOONTIME BOOKS

3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Sep 19 Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao Oct 17 There There by Tommy Orange Nov 21 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION

4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm Join us for a literary happy hour. Call the branch for location. Sep 25 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim Oct 23 The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7700)

BLACK FICTION

1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm Sep 7 Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith Oct 5 Small Country by Gael Faye Nov 2 The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat

BRIT LIT

3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am Read and discuss a variety of titles set in the British Isles. Sep 17 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith Oct 15 The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves Nov 19 My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

GOOD READS

Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 9 Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel Oct 14 Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson Nov 18 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

IN OTHER WORLDS

Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm Welcoming sci-fi enthusiasts and other intrepid readers. Sep 25 Leviathan Wakes by James Corey Oct 23 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers Dec 4 Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE Fridays; 10 - 11 am

Sep 27 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan Oct 25 Brass by Xhenet Aliu

NONFICTION ADDICTION

3rd Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm Sep 18 The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben Oct 16 What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha Nov 20 Educated by Tara Westover

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

3rd Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm Sep 17 Deadpool Classic: Volume 15 by Duane Swierczynski Oct 15 Nameless by Grant Morrison Nov 19 Pyongyang by Guy Delisle

STORIES OF THE WORLD

1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Oct 7 The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Nov 4 The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

ONE MARYLAND, ONE BOOK WHAT THE EYES DON'T SEE: A STORY OF CRISIS, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY Howard County Library System and Maryland Humanities have partnered on One Maryland, One Book to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. This year’s theme is Nature, and the selected title is What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. This book chronicles the author's work that helped uncover and make known the water crisis in Flint, MI. The story reveals the challenges of bureaucracy, race, and class in today’s society. Several book discussion groups are reading and discussing What the Eyes Don't See this fall - highlighted in red. Visit mdhumanities.org for more information about One Maryland, One Book.

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MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950) NEW! AN INCONVENIENT BOOK CLUB

Thursday; 7 - 8 pm Meets quarterly to discuss speculative fiction, cli-fi (climate fiction), short stories, and verse — exploring themes of climate disruption, dystopia, recovery, and redemption. Nov 7 American War by Omar El Akkad

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 16 The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng Oct 21 The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang Nov 18 Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 18 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje Oct 16 The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith Nov 20 A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

GLOBAL READS

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Oct 7 Washington Black by Esi Edugyan Nov 4 A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

ELKRIDGE BRANCH (410.313.5077) ELKS EXCELLENT READS Sep 10 Oct 8 Nov 12

2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

MURDER, MISCHIEF & MAYHEM 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 26 Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Oct 24 Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman Nov 21 An Unexplained Death by Mikita Brottman

READ.THINK.TALK. Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 9 Oct 7 Nov 4

Watchmen by Alan Moore Slaughterhouse 5, or, The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut Another Country by James Baldwin

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK CLUB 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 12 Oct 10 Nov 14

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

GLENWOOD BRANCH (410.313.5577) PAGE TO PICTURE: BEYOND THE BRINK

Watch the movie, then discuss Beyond the Brink and What The Eyes Don't See: a Study of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, the 2019 One Maryland One Book selection.

BEYOND THE BRINK Witness first hand how California’s evolving water crisis is a growing threat to our National Security in its capacity of providing healthy food to our Nation and the world. (93 minutes, 2018, Not Rated) Sat Oct 12 movie: 1:30 - 3 pm discussion: 3 - 4 pm

NEW! SPIES, LIES, AND ALIBIS Sep 3 Oct 1 Nov 5

1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman The English Teacher by Yiftach Reicher Atir The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva

NEW! STRICTLY HISTORICAL FICTION 3rd Mondays; 2 - 3 pm Sep 16 The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Oct 21 Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Nov 18 Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce

SAVAGE BRANCH (410.313.0760) BOOKS ON TAP 1st Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm MEETS AT HYSTERIA BREWING COMPANY 9570 Berger Rd, Suite J, Columbia, MD Sep 4 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Oct 2 Less by Andrew Sean Greer Nov 6 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

MYSTERY

2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 11 The Mystery of the Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah Oct 9 The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Nov 13 The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

NONFICTION

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 18 What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Atisha Oct 16 A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf by Emily Midorikawa Nov 20 Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life by David Truer

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NEW! SPECULATIVE SAVAGES

1st Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 4 Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff Oct 2 The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

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

family & friends

preschool (2 - 5 years)

CELESTIAL SEARCHERS

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; 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 Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 25 7 - 8 pm

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Ages 6 & up with adult. Registration required.

Learn the fundamentals of loom knitting and create a handmade craft. Materials provided. rg Thu Oct 17 6:30 - 8:30 pm

FAMILY STEM CHALLENGE: ALIEN INVASION Families. Allow 30 min. Registration required.

Celebrate the 2019 Maryland STEM Festival as you design and build an alien puppet, developing problem-solving skills and learning about engineering and art. rg Sat Nov 2 3:30 - 4:15 pm

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: FROZEN Families. Drop in.

A film the entire family can enjoy. Refreshments. Visit hclibrary. org for movie details and description. Rated PG. Thu Nov 14 6:30 - 8:30 pm

ALL THE COLORS OF MATH Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.

Celebrate colors, crayons, and math with stories and STEM related activities. rg Wednesdays Sep 11 - 25 10:30 - 11 am

MAKE A HAT DAY Ages 2-5; 30 min. Registration required.

Celebrate hats with stories, songs, and a craft. rg Thu Sep 12 10:30 - 11 am

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

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Mondays; 11 - 11:30 am Sep 16 & 23 Farm City Oct 7 & 21 Friendship and Civility Nov 4 & 18 Fall

A SEASON OF SCIENCE AND COLOR Ages 3-5; 45 minutes. Registration required.

Celebrate fall with stories, songs, a color science experiment, and a craft during the 2019 Maryland STEM Festival. rg Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:15 am Oct 10 Apples Oct 17 Leaves Oct 24 Pumpkins

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

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

Stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays Sep 10 - 24, Oct 8 - 22, Nov 5 - 19 10:30 - 11 am

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

Prepare your toddler as you learn about some mini milestones. rg Wed Oct 2 10:30 - 11 am

BABY’S PLAY DATE Ages infant-23 months. Ticket required.

Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. tk Wednesdays Oct 2 & 30 10:30 - 11 am

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

FALL 2019

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Wed Oct 16 6 - 6:30 pm

MONSTER MASH Ages 3-5 with adult. 45 min. Registration required.

Enjoy silly monster stories and songs, make a craft, then join us for a parade around the library. Costumes welcome. Refreshments. rg Thu Oct 31 10:30 - 11:15 am

MOVE TO LEARN: FITNESS FUN Ages 1-4 years with adult. Registration and signed release form required.

An instructor from My Gym teaches how various types of exercise and fitness movement helps children learn. For example: balance helps children focus and concentrate, and tumbling helps with cognitive development. Participate in a skill station, obstacle course, game, and dance. Wear athletic shoes and loose fitting pants or shorts. rg Sat Nov 16 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11 - 11:30 am


FINGERPAINT FRIDAY: HANDPRINT TURKEYS Ages 2-5 with adult. 15 min. Registration required. rg

Fri

Nov 22

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

book clubs (5 - 11 years) READER’S THEATER

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: MARVELOUS METALS Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Registration required.

Explore the properties and uses of metals with a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society. Participate in hands-on experiments. rg Sat Sep 14 11 am - 12 pm

NATIONAL ELEPHANT GERALD APPRECIATION DAY Ages 3-8. Registration required.

Create some drama! Read, rehearse, and perform a reader’s theater script. Build literacy fluency and confidence while making reading fun. Performance takes place the last ten minutes of class. rg Mon Oct 7 11 am - 12:15 pm Wed Oct 9 4:30 - 5:45 pm The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams rg

Mon Nov 4 11 am - 12:15 pm Wed Nov 6 4:30 - 5:45 pm The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Celebrate National Elephant Appreciation Day (Sep 22) with Mo Willems’ beloved character Gerald from his Elephant and Piggie series. Learn interesting facts about these endangered animals and make a related craft. rg Sat Sep 21 10:30 - 11 am

tweens (9 - 12 years)

IT FIGURES: IDIOMS

Ages 9-12. Allow 30 min. Registration required for each session.

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Do idioms “ring a bell?” Are they a “piece of cake” to understand? Come learn about them with stories and activities. You will be tickled pink! rg Mon Sep 30 11 - 11:45 am

STEM STUDIO WORKSHOP Experiment, prototype, and test ideas. rg Fridays; 4 - 4:45 pm Oct 11 Squishy Circuits Oct 25 Computer Guts Nov 8 Junk Bots

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: DIEGO RIVERA Ages 7-10. Registration required.

Famous for his bold murals, Diego Rivera also created colorful cubist paintings in the modernist style. Learn how he used color and texture to create visual appeal, then use his technique to create a work of art. rg Mon Oct 14 4:30 - 5:15 pm

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

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Kindergarten - grade 5

Ages 7-10. 70 min (60 min class + 10 min performance). Registration required.

MATHEMAGICIANS Grades K-2. Ages 5-8. 45 min. Registration required. No class Oct 31.

Explore the magic of math with related stories, activities, and games while learning some early elementary mathematical concepts. rg Thursdays Oct 17 - Nov 21 4:30 - 5:15 pm

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Play Bingo featuring favorite book characters and win a book! rg Fri Oct 18 2 - 3 pm

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE: GIVING THANKS

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH

Ages 3-7 with adult. Registration required. Ho. Co schools close early.

Ages 11-17, with parent. 90 min. Registration required.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Mo Willems’ beloved characters, then make a craft. rg Tue Nov 26 2:30 - 3 pm

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. rg Sat Oct 5 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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

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glenwood Glenwood Branch 2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

410.313.5577

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

teens (grades 6 - 12) FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING AND PUTTING THE FLOWER GARDEN TO BED

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PREPARATION See page 27.

Registration required.

KNOT JUST KNITTERS

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Extend your gardening season with a late summer and early fall planting. Central Maryland’s mild fall climate allows the average gardener to grow some vegetables into late November. Also, learn how to improve your soil and prepare your early spring beds. rg Thu Sep 12 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Ages 11-18.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Ages 11-18 & adults. All crafters welcome.

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Work on your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects while chatting and sharing ideas. Find inspiration as you trade tips, tricks, and techniques with other crafting enthusiasts. Tuesdays Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5 7 - 8:30 pm

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 3:30 - 4:30 pm

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS Ages 13-19. Registration required.

The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for applying to colleges and writing college essays. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with their student. rg Mon Oct 7 7 - 8:30 pm

Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mondays Sep 16, Oct 7 & 21, Nov 4 & 18 3:30 - 5:30 pm

ART ESCAPE Ages 14+. Registration required. Materials provided.

PAPER PEONIES Challenge your artistic side and create blooming peony blossoms from Italian crepe paper. rg Thu Sep 19 6:30 - 8:30 pm

MINI ORIGAMI GIFT BOXES

COLLEGE ESSAYS Ages 13-19. Registration required.

The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for writing college essays with content geared specifically for rising high school seniors. Parents encouraged to attend with their student. rg Tue Oct 15 7 - 8 pm rg Sat Oct 26 3:30 - 4:30 pm

SAT PRACTICE TEST

Personalize your gift wrap this holiday season and learn how to create unique mini origami boxes. rg Wed Nov 13 7 - 8:30 pm

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. Sat Sep 21 10:30 am - 12 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

AFFORDING COLLEGE

Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Take a practice SAT exam with C2 Education. Return for your personalized score report results. During the review session they explain the score reports and offer helpful test taking strategies. SAT Test rg Sat Nov 9 11 am - 3:30 pm Bring pencils and graphing calculator Review session (Parents welcome) rg Wed Nov 20 7 - 7:45 pm

ADULTS (18+ years)

Registration required.

Sending a loved one off to college in 2020? Learn about grants, scholarships, and the FAFSA. rg Sat Sep 21 3 - 4:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange and Howard Community College

ON SCREEN: TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT Starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, this silver screen classic gives us the unforgettable story of an American charter boat captain in Martinique, a young female drifter, and French freedom fighters trying to elude local Nazi collaborators. (100 minutes, 1944, Not Rated) Thu Sep 26 1 - 3 pm

HISTORY RELIVED Thursdays; 11 am - 12 pm

KNOT JUST KNITTERS Ages 11-18 & adults. See p. 27. Tuesdays

Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5

7 - 8:30 pm

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Ask Maryland Master Gardeners questions and receive useful tips and practical advice. Saturdays Sep 7 & 21 10:30 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

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FALL 2019

Oct 3 THE DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE On the anniversary of the launch of Sputnik I, participate in an informal discussion about the momentous early days of space travel and how it changed the world. Nov 7 THE END OF THE COLD WAR On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, participate in an informal discussion about the beginning of the end of the Cold War between the East and West.


DOWN ON THE FARM Registration requested.

Lynn Moore of Larriland Farms discusses the farm and answers questions. rg Thu Oct 3 7 - 8 pm

BEYOND THE BRINK Witness first hand how California’s evolving water crisis presents a growing threat to our national security with its capacity to provide healthy food to our nation and world. Then, participate in a discussion of this film and the book, What The Eyes Don't See: a Study of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, the 2019 One Maryland One Book selection. (93 minutes, 2018, Not Rated) Sat Oct 12 1:30 - 3 pm

IT’S ALL RELATIVE Celebrate Family History Month by learning how to use our genealogy resources. Thu Oct 17 2 - 3 pm

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

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

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

ATTRACTING BATS TO YOUR BACKYARD: HOW AND WHY TO DO IT

Join the club to participate in the science and art of gardening. tk Mondays Sep 9, Oct 7 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Registration required.

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB

EDIBLE HEIRLOOMS Discover the world of heirloom seeds and the magnificent bounty they offer. rg Thu Nov 7 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Ages 9-11. Register for each session separately. Signed release form required for each class.

Autumn is a great time to plant cool weather crops, harvest seeds, and put the garden to bed. Join the Tween Sprouts and come prepared for outdoor activity. rg Thursdays; 4:30 - 5:30 pm Sep 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 14

family & friends

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: FROZEN See p. 26. Thu Nov 14

6:30 - 8:30 pm

FARM FUN WITH FRIENDS FROM CONNECTIONS! Families. Ticket required.

Book Discussion Groups

Join the members of the Connections Social Day Program at Ellicott City for a morning of fun intergenerational activities and stories. tk Fri Sep 6 11 am - 12 pm

now listed on pages 24 -25.

A VERY “GRAND” CRAFTERNOON All ages. Allow 30 min.

Bring your grandparent and make crafts together, or make a gift for Grandparents Day. Sat Sep 7 2 - 4 pm

for parents and caregivers TALK WITH ME • HOWARD COUNTY Parents and caregivers with children ages infant - 2 and expectant parents. Registration required. Please arrive 30 minutes before presentation begins.

Talk With Me • Howard County uses the power of early interactions to build foundations for early learning. Powerful brain-building occurs in children during simple back and forth interactions from the earliest moments of life. Understand how to integrate these interactions into your daily routines. An instructor remains in the room with library toys and unstructured activities for children in attendance. (Babies remain with parents.) After the workshop take a tour of the children's section of the library. rg Sat Oct 19 10:30 - 11:30 am In partnership with Howard County Public School System

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Dispel negative myths about bats as you learn why they are beneficial to homeowners, and how to lure them to your landscape. Discuss appropriate houses, good bugs, and attractive plant selections. rg Mon Oct 28 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

FAMILY MOVIES Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. Visit hclibrary.org for more details and descriptions. Thursdays; 6;30 pm Sep 19 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (PG) Oct 3 Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) Nov 14 Frozen (PG) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families; 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 Sep 28 2 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

COSTUME PARADE Families.

Show off your costume finery in a parade around the library. Thu Oct 31 11 - 11:15 am

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

410.313.1950

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

infant - preschool (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 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

BOOK & PLAY

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Ages 1-2 with adult. Ticket required.

Read a book, sing a song, and play with toys from the library. tk Mondays; 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Sep 23 Music & Movement Nov 4 Puzzles & Matching

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

Stories, songs, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. tk 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm Tue Sep 10 Eric Carle & Friends Mon Oct 7 Elmer

ALL BY MYSELF Ages 4-6. 30 min. Ticket required.

For children who are ready for an independent class as they prepare to start school. This class introduces early learning skills such as listening, pre-reading, math, movement, and music. tk Tuesdays Sep 10 - Nov 19 2 - 2:30 pm

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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Mondays Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18 11 - 11:30 am rg Wednesdays Sep 18, Oct 23, Nov 20 6:30 - 7 pm

3, 2, MATH FUN! Ages 2-3 with adult. Ticket required.

Listen to stories and sing songs about math concepts, then play with toys that build on those concepts. tk Thursdays Oct 10 - 24 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

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

Explore stations with activities that stimulate and encourage children to explore and investigate. Mon Oct 14 11 - 11:45 am & 2 - 2:45 pm

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

Enjoy a story, help place train cards in order (sequence), and explore hands-on STEAM activities. tk Wednesdays; 2 - 2:30 pm Oct 16 Build a Tent for stuffed animal friends Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins Oct 23 Making Slime (Dress for mess) Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo by Jennifer Hamburg Oct 30

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Monster Squishy Circuits Big Scary Monster by Thomas Docherty

FALL 2019

MONSTER MASH Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Are you afraid of monsters? Fear no more! It's Monster Mash time which means silly monster stories, fun songs, and a ghoulish craft. tk Mon Oct 28 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

THANK-O-RAMA Ages 2-4 with adult, 30 min. Ticket required.

Come celebrate Thank-O-Rama with Elephant and Piggie! Say "THANK YOU" for so many things with songs, stories, fun activities, and a craft! tk Tue Nov 26 10:15 - 10:45 am & 11:30 am - 12 pm

Kindergarten - grade 5 BOOK - N - CRAFT Ages 6-8. Registration required. Register for each class separately.

Read a picture book together, followed by a short discussion and a related craft. tk Thursdays Sep 5, Nov 21 7 - 7:45 pm

BACK TO SCHOOL @ THE LIBRARY Families of students in grades K-5.

Discover how we can help you have a great school year! Mon Sep 9 7 - 8 pm

MEET THE QUESTIONEERS: READ. QUESTION. THINK. Ages 6-10: 45-60 min. Ticket required.

Join Andrea Beaty's Questioneers, Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, and Ada Twist, as they learn the value of perseverance and following your dream. After the story, work on a creation. tk Thursdays; 7 - 7:45 pm Sep 12 Iggy Peck, Architect - Explore different building stations. Oct 24 Ada Twist, Scientist - Smelly slime. Dress for mess. Nov 7

Rosie Revere, Engineer - Help build a flying machine.


LOOKING AT NATURE WITH LOIS EHLERT Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Explore the collage art of children's author and illustrator Lois Ehlert, then create a collage inspired by her work. tk Tue Sep 17 7 - 7:45 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: MARVELOUS METALS Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.

THURSDAY NIGHT DESIGN Ages 6-8. Ticket required.

Design and construct unique creations. CYBER tk Thursdays Sep 26, Oct 17 7 - GARFIELD’S 7:45 pm SAFETY ADVENTURES

GARFIELD’S CYBER SAFETY ADVENTURES

TURKEY MARIONETTES Ages 7-10, 45 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Learn how the first Macy's Day Parade was started by the talented marionette man, Tony Sarg. Create a turkey marionette. rg Mon Nov 25 2 - 2:45 & 4 - 4:45 pm

Families, ages 8 & up. Registration required. Register once for the entire series.

Become an expert on internet safety with fun and interactive activities. rg Tuesdays; 7 - 7:30 pm Oct 1 Privacy Oct 22 Posting Nov 12 Bullying

book clubs (5 - 10 years)

TIME: DATE:

PARAGRAPH PALS

PLACE:

Ages 6-8. Registration required.

PLAY & LEARN: ASTRONAUTICAL ENGINEERING Ages 8 - 10, 45 min. Ticket required.

Explore the properties and uses of metals with a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society. Participate in hands-on experiments. rg Sat Nov 9 2 - 3 pm

DETAILS:

For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Read the assigned book, then come to the book club for activities that include reading comprehension games and activities. rg Tuesdays Sep 24, Oct 15, Nov 26 7 - 8 pm

©Paws. All Rights Reserved.

GOING BATTY Ages 4-7, 45 min. Ticket required.

Learn to appreciate these misunderstood mammals through fun activities and a bat craft. tk Tue Oct 29 7 - 7:45 pm

tweens (ages 9-12)

TALES TO TELL

ART MASTERS: IMPRESSIONISM

Families. Ages 5 & up. Ticket required.

Listen to a variety of stories from folklore, followed by a special activity. tk Wednesdays; 7 - 7:30 pm Oct 30 Somewhat Scary Stories Nov 13 Native American Stories

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Learn about famous artists and explore their different artistic styles, then create a miniature masterpiece. rg Wed Oct 23 7 - 8 pm

INTERNATIONAL GAMES Ages 7-10. Allow 30 min.

Celebrate International Games Week by playing games from around the world. tk Wed Nov 6 6:30 - 8 pm

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: DROP-IN SESSIONS

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Do you need help with your History Day project? Drop in to speak with an HCLS Research Specialist to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org. Sat Sep 28 11 - 12 pm Sat Oct 5 4 - 5 pm Sat Oct 12 11 - 12 pm Mon Oct 14 7 - 8 pm Sat Nov 2 4 - 5 pm Sat Nov 9 11 - 12 pm Wed Nov 20 7 - 8 pm

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY THESIS WRITING WORKSHOP Ages 11-17. Registration required.

A solid thesis is the foundation for any NHD project. Explore the theme Breaking Barriers in History, and discuss ways to evolve a topic into a working thesis, then into a blueprint for an argument that examines the significance of a historical topic in relation to this year’s theme. rg Wed Sep 18 7 - 8 pm

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Use LEGOS®, Magformers, Squigz®, and your imagination to create out of this world designs. tk Sat Oct 12 2 - 2:45 pm

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH Ages 11-17, with parent. Registration required.

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. rg Wed Oct 2 7 - 8:30 pm

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

410.313.1950

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

teens (grades 6 - 12)

ADULTS (18+ years)

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY PREPARATION See page 31.

eREADER TUESDAYS

SAT PRACTICE TEST

miller branch

Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Take a practice SAT exam with C2 Education. Return for your results, personalized score report and helpful test taking strategies. SAT Test (Bring Pencils and Graphing Calculator) rg Sat Sep 14 11 am - 3:30 pm Review session (Parents welcome) rg Tue Oct 8 7 - 8 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20

BRAIN FITNESS

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

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Saturdays Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Fun and interactive activities that challenge thinking and help you stay mentally active. 1st Tuesdays Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5 10:30 - 11:30 am

CHESS CLUB

See p. 4. rg Tuesdays Sep 3 - Oct 15 6:30 - 8:30 pm Cosponsored by The Institute for Integrative Health, Veterans Initiatives. In partnership with The Veterans Writing Project

Ages 9-17.

All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26

7 - 8 pm

MONSTER PILLOWS Ages 9-17. Registration required.

Create a monster pillow. These provide no-sew fun and are so hard not to love! Materials provided. rg Wed Oct 9 3 - 4 pm

LEGO ® WARS Ages 9-17.

150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Thursdays Oct 10, Nov 14 7 - 8 pm

FALL STEAM CHALLENGE Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Test your engineering skills by constructing a roller coaster using specific materials in under 60 minutes. rg Fri Oct 18 3 - 4:30 pm

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS Ages 9-17. Registration required.

Wanted: Engineers to design and build a zoo from common household and recyclable materials. ​​rg Sat Nov 23 3 - 4:30 pm

OVER THE MOON ASTRONOMY NIGHT Ages 11-17.

Learn about the moon through fun hands-on activities and science experiments. View it through a telescope (weather permitting). rg Wed Nov 6 7 - 8 pm

GLOW IN THE DARK SCIENCE Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Light up the night with some glow-in-the-dark science fun. rg Wed Nov 13 7 - 8 pm

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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 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

FALL 2019

VETERANS WRITING PROJECT

CREATE BY MUSIC Registration required. Ages 18+.

Bring out your inner artist for an afternoon of crafts, music, and fun. Materials provided. rg Wednesdays; 2 - 3 pm Sep 4 Fall Paper Lanterns Oct 9 3D Paper Pumpkins Nov 6 Snowy Pinecone Luminaries

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Discuss gardening questions. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (No sessions Labor Day weekend) September 7 - 30 In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. Saturdays Sep 7 & 21, Oct 5 & 19 10:30 am - 12 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners


KOREAN FOR BEGINNERS Ages 18+. Registration required.

Learn Korean in this 12-week class, taught by Saea Oh, who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and is certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Learn the Korean alphabet, culture, food, and basic Korean expressions in a small group setting. Space is limited; register by September 3. Register once for all sessions at koreanlanguage.eventbrite.com. rg Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 18, 25; Dec 2 In partnership with the Korean Education Center in Washington, D.C.

ROAMING READERS WALKING CLUB Walkers of all ages and abilities meet at the Enchanted Garden gate for a 30-minute walk around the campus, weather permitting. Tuesdays Sep 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22 9:30 - 10 am

TRIVIA

PINS AND NEEDLES Bring projects you’d love to finish, meet new people, and share tips and tricks. Thursdays; 10 am - 12 pm Sep 12 & 26; Oct 10, 24 & 31; Nov 14

MAKE & TAKE: NOT JUST FOR KIDS! Jump into the exciting world of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math! Explore enriching content while experimenting with various creative processes. Thursdays Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 7 7 - 8 pm

HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES 3rd Mondays, 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 16 Awesome, Admired, and Insecure: The Tipping Point, Foundation, Rise and Continued Relevance of the NAACP Learn the extended history of the oldest civil rights organization in the United States and its significance to Howard County. Discover networks and actions that led to the creation of the NAACP, from the American abolitionist movement to post-reconstruction, and discuss how the fight for civil rights continues today. Oct 21 In God's Presence: Chaplains, Missionaries, and Religious Space during the American Civil War Author Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D., discusses his process from idea to completed book, as well as the worldview of Civil War chaplains and missionaries and their impact on the post-war religious landscape. Nov 18 Maryland: The Old Line State History enthusiast Jonathan Beasley discusses some of the most decisive battles of the Civil War which were fought on Maryland’s soil. In partnership with Howard County Historical Society

MOVIE MATINEE @ THE LIBRARY Ages 18+.

Grab some popcorn and join us for our Movie Matinee series. 3rd Tuesdays; 3 - 5 pm Sep 17 First Man (2018, PG-13, 141 minutes) Oct 15 A Star is Born (2018, R, 135 minutes) Nov 19 Glory (1989, R, 122 minutes) Please see the Civil War exhibit in the display cases in the lobby this month.

Bioethicist Travis Rieder discusses his eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal. See p. 4 for more details.

OVERDOSE RESPONSE TRAINING Drop in to the Miller Branch lobby to learn how to respond to an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone. Learn about legal protections for those who provide aid and about access to opioid response resources in Howard County.

Mon Sep 23 4 - 6:45 pm Drop In Overdose Response Training 7 - 8:30 pm Author talk and book signing In partnership with Howard County Fire and Rescue Department and Howard County Health Department

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: DIANA MARTA Registration required. Ages 18+.

Meet and talk with local artist Diana Marta. She exhibits oils, watercolors, drawings, installation, and digital works. Some of Diana Marta's work and that of her students is on display at Miller Branch in September. rg Fri Sep 20 2 - 3:30 pm

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS Registration required. Ages 18+.

Travel around the world, across the universe, and even back in time, or discover worlds within our world, without ever leaving the library on an immersive, interactive field trip. rg Wednesdays Sep 25, Oct 23 3 - 4 pm

YOUR CHILD JUST JOINED THE MILITARY? OR IS THINKING ABOUT IT? Registration required.

Learn about eligibility requirements, career opportunities, benefits of serving, and resources available to help you navigate and prepare for their years of service. Presented by an HCLS Instructor who is the parent of a Marine; no recruiters present. rg Sat Oct 5 2 - 3:30 pm

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Bring your friends and put your brains together for trivia fun. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music, and, of course, literature. Play in teams or by yourself! Light refreshments. Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 10:30 - 11:30 am Thursdays Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 7 - 8 pm

IN PAIN: A BIOETHICIST’S PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH OPIOIDS

TRIP TALK: SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI Is going on a safari on your travel bucket list? Local traveler Warren Gitt shares photos and his thoughts on his safari experience. rg Mon Oct 7 2 - 3:30 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: NIKKI GRIMES See p. 3. Fri Oct 11

7 - 8:30 pm

WHERE DOES IT GO: RECYCLING, COMPOST OR TRASH? Recycling can be confusing, rewarding, and helpful to our community! Learn best practices for recycling household products, yard waste, and electronic parts. The Howard County Office Bureau of Environmental Services provides information about recycling at home or work. After the presentation, the Howard County Master Gardeners offer a compost demonstration and provide free bins to county residents. Sat Oct 19 10:30 - 11:30 am In partnership with the Howard County Office of Community Sustainability and Howard County Master Gardeners

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millersavag A VIRTUAL WALK Charles E. Miller Branch THROUGH THE 9421 Frederick Road WALTERS Registration Ellicott required. City, MD

21042

Experience the Walters collection with Carole McShane, a docent with the Walters Art Museum. Opened in 1934, this extraordinary museum houses more than 36,000 works of art. Enjoy a virtual highlights tour and explore art from the Ancient World through the Medieval period, Renaissance and beyond. rg Tue Oct 22 1 - 2 pm

410.313.1950

RG: Registration required. Visit hclibrary.org/classes-events for details. Registration begins 1 week before date for children's class, 2 weeks for teens, and Savage Branch at the beginning of the quarter for adults. 9525 Durness Lane TK: Ticket required; available Laurel, 15 mins before begins. MD class 20723

MYSTERY & CRIME AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA

miller branch

410.313.0760

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

Meet the authors as they discuss their new novels and short stories. Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Maya Corrigan, and Art Taylor are just a few of the bestselling and award-winning authors scheduled to appear. Books available for purchase and signing. Sat Oct 26 1 - 3 pm In partnership with Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime

BONSAI EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP Registration required.

Enjoy a display of fine bonsai trees while learning about the symbolism and reverence for nature inherent in this Japanese art form. Study the placement of branches and discuss styling with the Maryland Bonsai Association masters. Register for the workshop to craft a bonsai tree — bring a plant and pot. Soil and wire provided. Exhibition Sun Oct 27 1:30 - 4 pm rg Workshop Sun Oct 27 2 - 3 pm In partnership with The Maryland Bonsai Association

PRUNING Registration required. Ages 18+.

Learn the how, when, and why of pruning ornamental trees and shrubs through a fun lecture and demonstration presented by Master Gardener Joe Di Giovanni. rg Thu Nov 7 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

APP VICE: ONLINE SHOPPING Learn about great apps for groceries, shopping, restaurants, and coupons. Fri Nov 15 11 am - 12 pm

PODCASTING 101 Do you want to start a podcast, but not sure where to start? Dennis Wood, co-host of the award-winning HCLS podcast HiJinx, discusses the details of podcasting, from choosing a topic, hosting, and promoting to the technical needs of format, equipment, recording, and editing. Listen to previous episodes at hclibrary.org/hijinx. Wed Dec 11 7 - 8:30 pm

family & friends SPOOKY STORIES & COSTUME PARADE Families; 15 - 45 min.

Listen to stories that celebrate this spooky day. Then show off your costumes in a parade around the library. Tue Oct 29 10:30 - 11 am Spooky Stories 11 - 11:15 am Costume Parade

TIME TO SIGN: TRICK OR TREAT! Ages 3 & up with adult.

Learn to sign with Kathy Pongor, a teacher from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet, as she interprets into American Sign Language (ASL) fall-related stories. Make a sign language vocabulary book. Costumes welcome! Tue Oct 29 7 - 7:45 pm

FAMILY MOVIE All ages.

Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn. Visit hclibrary.org for more details and descriptions. Sat Nov 30 3:30 - 5 pm How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

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

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

Play with our toys and new friends, read a board book, and enjoy music, while developing cognitive, motor, and social skills. Tuesdays Ongoing 10 - 11 am

HOORAY FOR GRANDPARENTS! Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Book Discussion Groups

Celebrate Grandparents Day with stories, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. Grandparents welcome. tk Tue Sep 3 10:15 - 10:45 am tk Sat Sep 7 3:30 - 4 pm

now listed on pages 24 - 25.

SIMPLE SIGNS: ASL FOR KIDS Ages 2-5. Ticket required.

Learn basic American Sign Language vocabulary through stories, activities, and crafts. Thursdays Sep 5 - 26 11:30 am - 12 pm

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MOVE TO LEARN: FITNESS FUN Ages 1-4 with adult. Registration and signed release form required.

STORYBOOK FRIENDS: MAX & RUBY

An instructor from My Gym teaches how various types of exercises and fitness movement, like balance and tumbling, helps children learn. Participate in a skill station, obstacle course, game, and dance. Wear athletic shoes and loose-fitting pants or shorts. rg Tue Sep 10 10:15 - 11 am & 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

FALL INTO SCIENCE

SAVAGE UKES

Stories, activities, and a craft to enjoy with your child. tk Tue Nov 19 10:15 - 10:45 & 11:15 - 11:45 am

kindergarten - grade 5 Ages 8 & up.

Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Bring your ukulele, tuner, and desire to play! Beginners welcome. Saturdays Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 2 - 2:45 pm

PRESCHOOL PLAY DATE

Ages 5-10; allow 20 min. Parent/guardian must sign permission slip prior to each session.

Ages 2-5 with adult. Allow 30 min.

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

Take turns reading aloud heartwarming, funny, and captivating graphic novels. rg Tue Sep 10 7:30 - 8:15 pm

DEAR: DOGS EDUCATING AND ASSISTING READERS

Play with toys and new friends, enjoy music, plus develop cognitive, motor, and social skills. (Some sensory play activities may include contact with household materials containing potential allergens.) Tuesdays Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Read to dogs! Fidos for Freedom’s therapy dogs available for drop-in reading sessions. Mondays Sep 16, Oct 7 & 21, Nov 4 & 18 6:30 - 7:30 pm (all ages 7:15 - 7:30 pm)

CRAFTERNOON

Ages 7-10. 30 - 45 min.

Ages 2-5 with adult. Allow 30 min.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

1:30 - 2:30 pm

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

Children of all abilities and their caregivers welcome to this supportive, judgment-free class that includes stories, music, and movement in a small group. rg Tue Oct 22 10:15 am rg Sat Oct 26 3:30 pm

SING ALONG: LAURIE BERKNER Ages 2-5 with adult. Ticket required.

Celebrate the music of wellknown children’s musicians as you dance, play, and sing. tk Thu Nov 7 11:30 am - 12 pm

CRAYON RUBBINGS Ages 2-5 with adult.

Use crayon pieces to rub geometric shapes, alphabet letters, yarn, and other items to reveal patterns and hidden pictures. tk Thu Nov 14 2 - 2:30 pm

MULTICULTURAL MEDLEY Sample cultures of the world through stories, songs, and activities. Thu Sep 19 6:30 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: MARVELOUS METALS Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 60 min. Registration required.

Explore the properties and uses of metals with a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society. Participate in hands-on experiments. rg Sat Sep 21 2 - 3 pm

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Explore simple science concepts and hands-on activities inspired by children's literature. Check hclibrary.org for monthly themes. tk Tue Sep 17 10:15 - 11 am tk Sat Sep 21 3:30 - 4:15 pm tk Tue Oct 15 10:15 - 11 am tk Sat Oct 19 3:30 - 4:15 pm tk Tue Nov 12 10:15 - 11 am tk Sat Nov 16 3:30 - 4:15 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 Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25 7 - 7:45 pm

GAME DAY Ages 5-10. Allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Drop in and color, play cards and board games, listen to music and make new friends. Wed Oct 9 2 - 4 pm

RAINBOW READS (LGBTQIA) Ages 8-11. 30 - 45 min.

Celebrate LGBT History Month with some wonderful related picture books, songs, activities, and a rainbow craft. Thu Oct 17 6:30 pm

ROARIN' ROCKETS Ages 8-10. 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Learn how rockets work, then create and experiment with your own. rg Fri Oct 18 2 pm

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

Savage Branch 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

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

410.313.0760 SIMPLE CIRCUITS

INTRO TO SIGN LANGUAGE

Ages 8-11. Registration required.

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Explore simple circuits and create a constellation using LEDs. rg Sat Oct 19 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Learn the sign language alphabet, as well as words, phrases and a song. Learn about resources to continue learning sign language. rg Sat Oct 12 2 - 3:30 pm

CONNECT THE DOTS: CONSTELLATIONS Ages 6-9 (6-7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); 45-60 min. Registration required.

Learn about the history of constellations and how to find them in the night sky. Practice making some on a constellation board. rg Wed Nov 6 6:30 pm

BIG KID FINGER PAINTING: DISNEY

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Ages 8-11. Ticket required.

Enjoy the wonderful world of Disney! Listen to your favorite songs and respond to the music by finger painting spontaneous visual artworks. Dress for mess. tk Sat Nov 16 1 - 2:30 pm

Use acrylic paints and a canvas to create a masterpiece while eating cookies! rg Sat Nov 9 2 - 3:30 pm

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

tween (9 - 12 years)

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

TIE DYE LITE

TEEN MOVIES Ages 11-17.

Ages 9-12. Registration required.

Add to your back-to-school wardrobe by using Sharpies to make an awesome tie dye T-shirt without the mess! All supplies, including T-shirts, provided. rg Sat Sep 28 2 - 3 pm

Join your friends for a popular PG-13 movie and free popcorn. Visit hclibrary.org for movie details and descriptions. Fridays Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8 2:45 - 5 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-17.

COLLEGE PREP

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service hours and refreshments available. Sat Sep 21 4 - 5 pm

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

Take a practice exam. Return for your personalized score report results. During the review session, they explain the score reports and offer helpful test taking strategies.

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS WORKSHOP

ACT Test with C2 Testing rg Sat Oct 19 Review session (Parents welcome) rg Tue Oct 29

Are you ready for college life? Still figuring out your career of choice? Join published author and college expert Valarie Austin for an informative talk about getting ready for your future. rg Sat Oct 5 1 - 2:30 pm

ACT Test with The Princeton Review rg Sat Nov 2 Review session (Parents welcome) rg Tue Nov 26 SAT Test with C2 Testing rg Sat Sep 7 Review session (Parents welcome) rg Tue Sep 17 SAT Test with The Princeton Review rg Sat Sep 21 rg Sat Nov 16 Review session (Parents welcome) rg Tue Oct 1 rg Tue Nov 26

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11 am - 3 pm 6 - 7 pm

Ages 14-18. Registration required, parents welcome.

PSAT PRACTICE TEST 10 am - 2 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm 11 am - 3 pm 6 - 7 pm

10 am - 2 pm 10 am - 2 pm (session 2) 6:30 - 7:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm (session 2)

Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

Take a practice PSAT exam with The Princeton Review. Return for your personalized score report results. During the review session they explain the score reports and offer helpful test taking strategies. PSAT Test rg Sun Sep 15 2 - 4:30 pm Review session (Parents welcome) rg Tue Oct 1 6:30 - 7:30 pm


FINANCIAL LITERACY 101 Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Join Roy Yenoli from MakingChange to learn key points on budgeting, credit, and investing in a teen-friendly atmosphere. Includes information to take home. rg Tue Oct 22 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with MakingChange

THEATER SNEAK PEEK All ages.

Want a preview of Hammond High School’s fall play, based on the story of The Radium Girls? Come watch local student actors perform a few scenes, followed by Q&A. Discount passes for the play available. Tue Oct 29 7:30 - 8 pm

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE Ages 11-18; 60 min. Call to schedule.

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one-hour session to get assistance with developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate resources, or reviewing your finished project. Additional project resources available at hclibrary.org.

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH Ages 11-17 with parent. Registration required.

Assigned a National History Day project? Learn tips and tools from HCLS Research Specialists, meet history day judges, and learn strategies to locate sources. rg Tue Nov 12 6:30 - 8 pm

SPARKLE JARS Ages 11-17. Registration required.

SUICIDE PREVENTION Ages 11-17, parents welcome.

Join the Howard County Health Department to learn about its Youth Suicide Prevention It’s OK to Ask campaign, recognize warning signs, talk about suicide, and where to identify crisis services and other resources. Followed by Q&A. Tue Sep 10 6 - 7 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 Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 6:30 - 8:30 pm

4-H STEM PATHWAYS Ages 10-16. Register once for all sessions.

Overcome a series of STEM challenges and learn about associated scientific jobs. See hclibrary.org for descriptions. rg Tuesdays; 6 - 7:30 pm Sep 24 Chemist and Polymer Scientist Natural Glue Challenge Corny Polymer Balls Challenge Oct 8 Animal Scientist and Agricultural Engineer Ag Bot Challenge Ag Bot Harvest Nov 19 Geologist and Materials Scientist Cookie Prospecting Challenge Please Just Contain It

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE DAY: GAME CHANGERS CHALLENGE Ages 8-14.

Join 4-H instructors for a variety of STEM experiments. Learn how to use computer science to create games, solve problems, and engage with interesting topics. Sat Oct 5 10 am - 12 pm

RAINBOW BOOK MEET N GREET

Ages 14 +. Registration required.

Just in time for National Novel Writing Month, author Zack Smedley talks about the writing process for his breakthrough young adult novel Deposing Nathan. A member of the LGBT community, Smedley gives a voice to marginalized young adults through gritty, morally complex narratives. Topics include tips for effective writing, an inside look at the publishing process, and whatever related topics you'd like to ask about. Bring your questions and start writing! rg Tue Nov 5 6:30 - 7:30 pm

ADULTS (18+ years) TECH TIME Need help accessing eBooks, eAudiobooks, or streaming content on your laptop, phone, or tablet? Drop in with your technology related questions. Mondays Sep 9 - Nov 25 11 am - 12 pm

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Mondays Sep 9, Oct 14 10 am - 12 pm

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Registration required.

Share your original near-publication ready writing with other experienced writers to critique and exchange feedback. rg 2nd Mondays Sep 9, Oct 14 7 - 9 pm

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Beat the after Thanksgiving blues by adding glitter! Create a sparkle jar using glitter, food coloring, and glue, then shake and enjoy. rg Sat Nov 30 11 - 12:30 pm

WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ZACK SMEDLEY

STATE OF THE BAY: BAYWISE GARDENING Registration required.

The State of the Bay report provides an overview of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, based on scientific research conducted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Learn from a Howard County Master Gardener what individuals can do to respond to the issues identified in the report. rg Thu Sep 12 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

STILL LIFE DRAWING Practice your drawing skills with a still life. Materials provided; no instruction provided. Fridays Sep 20, Oct 18 2 - 4 pm

Ages 11-17.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB

Celebrate LGBT+ history month by discovering a variety of great books (including graphic novels!) written by and/or featuring people from the LGBT+ community. Rainbow-themed reading lists and refreshments provided. Tue Oct 15 6 - 7:30 pm

Practice conversing in English in a relaxed and informal setting. This is a perfect opportunity for English as a Second Language students to use lessons learned in ESOL classes. rg 4th Mondays Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25 7 - 8 pm

Registration preferred.

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savage Savage Branch 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

410.313.0760

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

GETTING READY FOR RETIREMENT Registration required.

Discuss the best practices in preparing for retirement; it’s not just about the money! rg Wed Sep 25 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

FLOWER CROWNS Registration required. Ages 15+.

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If you're craving that festival aesthetic, complete your look with a hand-made flower crown. Learn how to create one and make it your own - boho or bright, paper or fabric - it's up to you! All skill levels accommodated; materials provided or bring your own. rg Thu Sep 26 7 - 8:30 pm

OVERDOSE RESPONSE TRAINING Learn how to respond to an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone. Learn about legal protections for those who provide aid and about access to opioid response resources in Howard County. Thu Oct 3 4 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Fire and Rescue Department and Howard County Health Department

KIDS CRAFTS FOR ADULTS: RECYCLED SUNCATCHER Registration required. Ages 15+.

Anyone can turn trash into treasure with recycled crafts. Use recycled materials to create a colorful suncatcher. Materials provided; all skill levels welcome. rg Thu Oct 10 7 - 8:30 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY - NO KIDS REQUIRED National Chemistry Week - Marvelous Metals Registration required. *7-8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the properties and uses of metals. Suitable for adults and children ages 7 & up*. rg Thu Oct 24 7 - 8:30 pm

MY FAVORITE MARYLAND MURDER Are you obsessed with true crime? Learn about Maryland based true crime stories and share hometown stories with other murderinos. Wed Oct 30 7 - 8 pm

PAPER STARS Registration required. Ages 15+.

TALK WITH ME • HOWARD COUNTY Parents and caregivers with children ages infant - 2 and expectant parents. Registration required. Please arrive 30 minutes before the presentation begins.

Talk With Me • Howard County uses the power of early interactions to build foundations for early learning. Powerful brain-building occurs in children during simple back and forth interactions from the earliest moments of life. Understand how to integrate these interactions into your daily routines. An instructor remains in the room with library toys and unstructured activities for children in attendance. (Babies remain with parents.) After the workshop take a tour of the children's section of the library. rg Mon Oct 28 6:30 - 7:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Public School System

Habla Conmigo • El Condado de Howard

Learn how to make easy origami paper stars! No experience necessary; materials provided. rg Thu Nov 7 7 - 8:30 pm

Esta clase es para padres, futuros padres y cuidadores o niñeras de niños desde las edades de 0 meses (bebés) a 2 años. La clase dura de 45 a 60 minutos. Se requiere que se matricule o registre.

ELDER ABUSE AND FINANCIAL FRAUD

Habla Conmigo • El Condado de Howard es un socio comunitario con el Sistema de Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Howard. Las interacciones tempranas con su bebé forman la fundación del aprendizaje temprano. Aprenda sobre el poderoso desarrollo del cerebro que se produce durante las interacciones sencillas con los niños desde los primeros momentos de la vida, y observe formas simples en que estas interacciones pueden ser parte de las actividades de la rutina diaria. Un instructor estará disponible en la parte posterior de la sala con juguetes de la biblioteca y actividades no estructuradas para los niños que asistan. (Los bebés permanecerán con los padres). Después del taller, tendrá la oportunidad de hacer un recorrido por la sección de la biblioteca para niños.

Registration required.

Everyone is a potential victim of financial abuse and fraud, but the risk increases for seniors. Learn how financial fraud happens, ways to protect yourself by taking preventative action, and what to do if you or a loved one are a victim. rg Sat Nov 9 2 - 3:30 pm In partnership with MakingChange

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PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+) Yolanda and Francis Bruno Family Fund Friends & Foundation of HCLS Howard County Public School System Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust M&T Bank Estate of Donald Charles Miller

$5,000-$9,999 BB&T $1,000 -$4,999 Owen Brown Community Association UP TO $1,000 Gul Zeba Ahmed | Eileen Elizabeth Brightwell | Downtown Columbia Partnership | Glenwood Middle School | Irene Griff | Nora MacLaughlin | Recorded Books | Constance Renner and Wendel Dean | United Way of Central Maryland

TRIBUTES In loving memory and recognition of Aileen McCaffrey: Charles H. and Carol L. Clark In memory of Dorothy Peters: Milltown Quilters In memory of Kathleen S. Glascock: Robert Owings Glascock IN-KIND DONATIONS Badlands Playspace | Baltimore Orioles | Bowie Baysox | Chickfil-A | Clark's Elioak Farm | Columbia Association | Frederick Keys Baseball | Kinetics Dance Theatre | Maryland 529 | Maryland Science Center | Maryland State Library | The Original Woodstock Snowball Stand | The Pen Boutique, LTD | Race Pace Bicycles | Shadowland Laser Adventures | Stevenson University Department of Public History & Humanities | SubZero Nitrogen Ice Cream | Terrapin Adventures

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Our sincere thanks to the following individuals, organizations, and businesses for their generous financial and in-kind donations to Howard County Library System between March 1 - May 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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jointhefriends.org M&T Bank’s focus on the community is fundamental to our business model. The decision to financially support a community endeavor and put our name on it is a strategic one. As a corporate member of Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System we know our business will be associated with meaningful community initiatives that matter most to us! This year, our donation helped fund Veterans’ Word: Honor, Remember, Reflect, a multi-faceted HCLS initiative that aligns perfectly with our internal goal to promote the well-being of veterans. This concentrated focus on members of the military and their families included a screening of the documentary From War to Wisdom, a writing workshop for veterans to share their stories, and an upcoming author talk accompanied by an illustration exhibit that spotlights the story of the Tuskegee airman. At M&T, we understand the reward you receive when you invest in a mutually beneficial relationship. And that’s what it means to be a “Friend.!” Brian Walter- Group Vice President, M&T Bank, Corporate Friend Member

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Borrow tools - and other equipment - for your DIY projects for FREE at the HCLS Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center. The collection provides opportunities for learning hands-on skills, whether you are interested in gardening or fiber arts, bike repair or drywall work, fun baking implements or power tools. Stop by and check it out! Details about the collection, related classes, and books at hclibrary.org/diy.

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