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AW A RD-W IN N IN G

Classes and Events Guide

sponsored by Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System

sep

- nov 2017

Howard County Library System

Back to School see p. 8


V22 N4

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Letter from the Board of Trustees' Chair

hclibrary.org

The Very Best in Education, 21st century style

HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day (observed) Thanksgiving Eve Thanksgiving

Sep 3 & 4 Oct 9 Nov 10 Nov 22 (all branches close at 5 pm) Nov 23

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

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CENTRAL BRANCH

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EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

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ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

410.313.5077

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

7071 Montgomery Road Elkridge, MD 21075

GLENWOOD BRANCH

410.313.5577

2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723 MILLER BRANCH

9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

410.313.1950

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

410.313.7750

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

9411 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

Once again, summer seems to have flown by! As the season changes, HCLS is also experiencing a period of transition. We bid farewell to Valerie J. Gross, and we anticipate welcoming our next President & CEO. Our new leader inherits an innovative, award-winning library system with talented staff and dedicated volunteers. As we continue to look forward, we are excited by upcoming classes and events. On October 18 at our Central Branch, author Riley Temple discusses playwright August Wilson’s ten-play chronicle The Pittsburgh Cycle, which dramatizes the modern African American experience in the aftermath of slavery (p. 3). An avid American arts advocate and supporter, Temple addresses the role of Aunt Ester, who is linked to all 10 plays through her children. On November 1, bestselling author Laurie Frankel speaks at an author salon as part of Howard County Book Connection with Howard Community College (p. 3). In addition to her three novels that have been optioned for film or television, Frankel’s writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Guardian, Publisher's Weekly, and People Magazine. In Goodbye for Now, Frankel examines love and grief, and what it means to spend so much of our lives — and afterwards — in an online world.

As to Choose Civility, we invite you to participate, in person and online, in our ongoing Random Acts of Civility campaign that focuses on building community. Our new facilitated, small group discussions, Conversations for Change: A Journey Toward Inclusiveness, consider the intersections of race, class, and culture (p. 5). On November 11, middle, high school, and college students participate in our second annual Choose Civility Coding Challenge and Hackathon to create online solutions to community challenges (p. 5). In November, we partner with the Maryland STEM Festival to bring you an impressive lineup of innovative classes — from Fizz, Bubble, Pop! Preschool Potions for toddlers to Explore Squishy Circuitsfor teens and Digital Design Lab for adults. We look forward to seeing you at these and many other HCLS classes and events.

With warmest regards,

Louise B. Riemer Chair, Board of Trustees

TTY FOR HEARING IMPAIRED Central East Columbia Elkridge Glenwood Miller Savage

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HCLS EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH While the East Columbia Branch is closed for renovation, we invite you to visit the on-site Express Branch. East Columbia Branch is expected to reopen in December 2017.*

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Louise B. Riemer, Chair Richard M. Alexander, Vice Chair Anne R. Markus, Treasurer Ankur (Andy) P. Dalal Robert A. Mentz Thomas K. Munns Bruce I. Rothschild MISSION/VISION: We deliver high-quality public education for all ages. A vital component of Howard County’s renowned education system, we deliver excellence in education, advancing the economy enhancing quality of life.

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.

While the Elkridge Branch is closed for construction, please visit our Express Branch. HCLS Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center is expected to open in Spring 2018.* Experience a virtual reality tour of the new building with Grimm + Parker Architects’ Director of Design, Antonio Rebelo. SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Mon Nov 6

3 - 4:30 pm

CENTRAL (410.313.7880) Mon Nov 6

6:30 - 8 pm

CONTENT AND ENDORSEMENT:

GLENWOOD (410.313.5577) Mon Nov 13 3 - 4:30 pm

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.

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

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ELKRIDGE BRANCH & DIY CENTER

FALL 2017

6:30 - 8 pm

*Dates are best estimates and subject to change.

HiJINX PODCAST Tune into HiJinx to learn about such topics as music, history, art, and travel in a fun and entertaining way. Visit hclibrary.org/hijinx or subscribe via iTunes. Recent episodes include: •

Wrap it Up

The Beat Goes On, with Judy Collins

Into the Woods, with bestselling author David Ebershoff

On the Road Again, with Pauline Frommer


AUTHOR SALON: LAURIE FRANKEL & GOODBYE FOR NOW Laurie Frankel discusses love and grief, writing and reading, and what it means to spend so much of our lives — and afterwards — in an online world. Frankel is the author of Goodbye for Now, the 2017-18 Howard County Book Connection selection. Sam, a software engineer, writes a matchmaking algorithm that introduces him to his soulmate, Meredith. When Meredith’s grandmother, Livvie, dies suddenly, Sam creates another algorithm that scans Livvie's online communication and creates a virtual version of her that gives Meredith a chance to say goodbye. The couple begins a controversial business that offers other bereaved people the opportunity to communicate electronically with their lost loved ones. However, they quickly learn that not everyone is able to say goodbye. The ethics of computer science meet the intricacies of a love story in this clever novel. MILLER (410.313.1950) Wed Nov 1 7 - 8:30 pm A Howard County Book Connection event Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

“It’s a book that will grip you, make you laugh and possibly cry, and make you think... Let it just be said that the events unleash enough tears to rival Seattle’s annual rainfall. And yet, Goodbye for Now is still hopeful and thoughtful and securely rooted in a belief in the essential goodness of which people are capable.”

—The Seattle Times

MEET THE AUTHOR: RILEY TEMPLE & AUNT ESTER'S CHILDREN REDEEMED Author Riley Temple discusses the work of celebrated playwright August Wilson, author of the ten-play chronicle The Pittsburgh Cycle, which dramatizes the African American experience through the twentieth century in the aftermath of slavery. Temple addresses the role of Aunt Ester, who is linked to all ten plays through her children, and how she embodies the culture, history, triumphs, victories, pains, strengths, and weaknesses of the descendents of enslaved people in America. Riley Keene Temple is an avid American arts advocate and supporter, who has been honored for his leadership of arts organizations. He is a telecommunications attorney in Washington DC, where his Board memberships include the National Archives Foundation and the Trust for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He holds a Masters degree, cum laude, of Theological Studies from the Virginia Theological Seminary. He writes frequently on theology and the creative arts. “This book should serve as required reading for every artist, student of theater, and every lover of the American Stage. It is stunning in its unique approach to, and understanding of, the great national treasure—August Wilson—that has led us so much in the form of ten extraordinary plays...I say boldly and loudly that Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed is insightful, enduring, and unforgettable.”—KENNY LEON, Tony Award winning director. CENTRAL (410.313.7800)

Wed

Oct 18

7 - 8:30 pm

“Only the willfully ignorant do not understand the centrality of the African-American experience in the larger framework of American history. Only an ostrich, head buried in the sand, does not know the breadth of August Wilson’s stunning body of work. But only Riley Temple could expose that work—and its unifying genius— with scholarship and emotion and genuine Spirit!” —KEN BURNS, filmmaker

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DEAR: Dogs Educating and Assisting Readers

MEET THE AUTHOR: BALTIMORE'S DEAF HERITAGE WITH KATHLEEN BROCKWAY Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week

Read to dogs or have

and learn about the incredible history of the

the dogs read to you!

Deaf community in the Baltimore area with

Fidos for Freedom’s

Kathleen Brockway, author of Baltimore's

therapy dogs available for drop-

Deaf Heritage. Brockway discusses the lives

in reading sessions.

and accomplishments of prominent figures

Parent/guardian must

in the Baltimore Deaf community during the

sign waiver (available

19th century, including George W. Veditz, an

at the Children’s

early American Sign Language filmmaker and

Desk) prior to each

former president of the National Association

session.

of the Deaf; Rev. Daniel E. Moylan, founder of the oldest operational Methodist church

CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Fridays; 4- 5 pm

for the Deaf; and George Michael “Dummy”

Sep 15, Oct 13, Nov 17

Leitner, a professional baseball player.

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Tue Mon

Sep 19 Oct 2 & 16, Nov 6 & 20

7 - 8 pm 7 - 8 pm

Voice interpretation provided. Books available for sale and purchase.

MYSTERY AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA

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Meet the authors of mystery, crime novels, and short stories as they discuss their new works published in 2017. Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, and Art Taylor are just a few of the bestselling and award-winning authors appearing.

Mon

Sep 25

7 - 8:30 pm

Books available for purchase and signing.

MILLER (410.313.1950) Sat Nov 4 1 - 3 pm In partnership with Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime

SAVE THE DATE! WINTER @ YOUR LIBRARY A winter adventure awaits you at HCLS! Whether you like to curl up with a cozy read or spice up your winter months with exciting activities, create your own library experience. Select from an array of activities and reading challenges, and earn entries into prize drawings. Open to ages 18+. Enroll at hclibrary.beanstack.org to participate online, or pick up a printed activity guide at any any HCLS branch beginning December 7.

CULTURE FEST OCEANIA: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Dec 7 - Feb 15 Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Celebrate unique cultures of the countries and HOWARD COUNTY AUTHOR FESTIVAL Meet Howard County authors and discover the great literary talent in our community! Enjoy conversations with writers, learn about their craft, and discover new titles in a variety of genres. Door prizes and refreshments provided.

performances, music, educational displays, and food. Families.

Local authors who are interested in applying for the festival may complete an application at http:// bit.ly/HCLSAuthorFestival. Limited space available.

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In partnership with Columbia Association’s International Exchange &

Sat Jan 13 1 - 4 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

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islands of the South Pacific with entertaining

FALL 2017

Sun

Oct 22

Multicultural Programs

1:30 - 4:30 pm


HOWARD COUNTY, MD CHOOSE CIVILITY CODING CHALLENGE & HACKATHON During the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival, Choose Civility invites teams of students, innovators, creators, and others to develop ideas and generate solutions for community challenges. Teams will create something awesome, and learn something new. All skill levels welcome at this collaborative computer programming event. Whether you program daily, or have never touched code, you can participate! Open to grades 6 - 12 and adults 18+. Registration opens Sep 18 at ChooseCivility.org. rg

MILLER (410.313.1950)

Sat

Nov 11

8:30 am - 6 pm

CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE: A JOURNEY TOWARD INCLUSIVENESS Interested in fostering a more inclusive community? Want to find common ground and learn from community members who are different from you? Participate in facilitated, small group discussions on the intersections of race, class, and culture. The goal is to foster a personal and collective commitment to become a more inclusive community. Each group will reflect the diversity of our community so we can learn from each other.

COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY Visit with first responders and learn about the equipment and skills they use on the job. Learn how to stay safe and help others. Visit hclibrary. org for more details. Drop in - all ages welcome.

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If interested, complete the form at ChooseCivility.org. Groups consist of 12 to 15 people and meet for three facilitated 2.5 hour sessions. When scheduled, participants will be asked to commit to interactive participation in all three sessions. For questions or to request disability-related accommodation, visit ChooseCivility.org.

Oct 14

11 am - 2 pm

In partnership with Howard County Police Department and Howard County Fire and Rescue Services.

UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING YOUTH Parents, students, and educators welcome. 60 min.

Trained facilitators provided by the HCPSS Office of Cultural Proficiency.

Explore how to support transgender and gender nonconforming youth with a representative from PFLAG. Gain an understanding of the challenges these young people face and how those can impact their success at school and acceptance at home. Learn about respectful terminology and additional resources.

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SAVAGE (410.313.0760)

Tuesdays; 6 - 8:30 pm

Tue

Sep 19, 26 & Oct 3

GLENWOOD (410.313.5577) Thursdays; 6 - 8:30 pm

Oct 12, 19 & 26

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Wednesdays; 6 - 8:30 pm

Nov 1, 8 & 15

Oct 17

7 pm

ALICE'S ORDINARY PEOPLE SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR Q&A Watch the remarkable story of Alice Tregay, a Civil Rights activist who brought her community in Chicago together to stand up to injustice. From marches with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the election of Barack Obama, Tregay spent five decades advocating for equal housing, school integration, political action, and education. She also works to inspire youth. Director Craig Dudnick introduces the film and participates in a Q&A after the screening.

CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Thu Oct 19 Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

6:30 - 8:30 pm

#choose2Bkind

RANDOM ACTS OF CIVILITY Little things we do can make our community stronger and can inspire others to pay those kindnesses forward. Share your Random Acts of Civility and be a part of our year of kindness in Howard County! Email a short description or a photo of your Random Acts of Civility to kindness@choosecivility.org, and use #Choose2Bkind to capture them on social media.

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HiTech CENTRAL BRANCH

GLENWOOD BRANCH

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.7800

410.313.5577

410.313.0760

Tweens & Teens (AGES 11-18)

Tweens & Teens

OPEN STEM LABS

MATH LAB

OPEN STEM LABS

Ages 11-18; 2.5 hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in; priority given to those who register. Drop-in STEM Lab for middle and high school students to work on projects and get extra help with classes from HiTech instructors, or work on one of many lab activities.

Ages 11-18; 2.5 hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in; priority given to those who register. Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus.

Ages 11-18; 2.5 hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in; priority given to those who register. Drop-in STEM Lab for middle and high school students to work on projects and get extra help with classes from HiTech instructors, or work on one of many lab activities.

MATH LAB Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus. rp Tuesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Sep 19 - Nov 28

DIGITAL DESIGN LAB Graphic design and digital art guidance provided as you work on your own digital art, with access to the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate) and other software. rp Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Sep 20 - Nov 15 & 29

rp Thursdays; 4 - 6:30 pm

(AGES 11-18)

Sep 28 - Nov 16 & 30

SAT MATH PREP Grades 9-12; 90 min. Registration required. Register once for all four sessions. Enhance your math savvy to improve your SAT score. Relieve test anxiety by taking practice tests in a low-risk environment and gain full comprehension of what to expect on test day. Examine the types of problems presented on the SAT and acquire test taking skills. Graphing calculators recommended. rg Mondays; 3:30 - 5 pm

Oct 2, 16, 23, 30

SCIENCE LAB Includes chemistry, biology, and physics Sep 19 - Nov 28

rp Tuesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm

PROGRAMMING LAB Get extra help with computer science classes, or drop in to learn more about programming, application development, or 3D design. rp Tuesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Sep 19 - Nov 28

MATH LAB

AV LAB

3D DESIGN AND PRINTING

Registration required. Register once for all five sessions. Must be 18+. Beginning at a no-experience level of instruction, learn various aspects of JavaScript.

Registration required. Register once for all five sessions. Must be 18+. Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software, and how to print 3D images through HCLS.

Includes access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix music or create movies. rp Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Sep 20 - Nov 15 & 29 rp Thursdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Sep 21 - Nov 16 & 30

rg Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm

rg Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 pm

ROBOTICS LEAGUE

JAVASCRIPT

Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13

Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8

DIGITAL DESIGN LAB Registration preferred. Drop-in; priority given to those who register. Must be 18+. Graphic design and digital art guidance available as you work on your own digital art, with access to the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Animate) and other software.

Check hclibrary.org/hitech-events for more classes and to register.

MECHANICS OF MUSIC Registration required. Register once for all four sessions. Must be 18+. Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Gain experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason.

registration key

Registration required.

Register online or by phone prior to class or series start date. K-5: Begins 1 week in advance. Teens: Begins 2 weeks in advance.

rp

Registration preferred.

Priority given to those who register, but customers may drop in.

tk

Ticket required.

Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 min. before class.

FALL 2017

Oct 5 - Nov 2

Adults (AGES 18+)

Sep 20 - Nov 15 & 29

rg

Ages 11-18; 2 hrs. Registration required. Register once for all five sessions. Bring your problem-solving skills and prepare to compete in a variety of challenges to take your understanding of robotics to the next level. Learn the foundation of LEGO™ Mindstorms programming. No experience required. rg Thursdays; 4 - 6 pm

rp Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 pm

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(AGES 11-18)

Get extra help with math classes, through AP Calculus. rp Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Sep 20 - Nov 15 & 29

Adults (AGES 18+)

Adults (AGES 18+)

Tweens & Teens

rg Thursdays 6:30 - 8 pm

Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16

CHOOSE CIVILITY CODING CHALLENGE & HACKATHON During the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival, Choose Civility invites teams of students, innovators, creators, and others to develop ideas and generate solutions for community challenges. Teams will create something awesome, and learn something new. All skill levels welcome at this collaborative computer programming event. Whether you program daily, or have never touched code, you can participate! Open to grades 6 - 12 and adults 18+. Registration ropens Sep 18 at ChooseCivility.org.

MILLER (410.313.1950) rg

Sat

Nov 11

8:30 am - 6 pm


MARYLAND STEM FESTIVAL Oct 31 - Nov 12 marylandstemfestival.org

Tweens & Teens

(AGES 9-18)

teaching science, technology, engineering, and math principles through literature and exploration.

HiTech Labs and Classes SEE PAGE 6.

Complete descriptions of these classes can be found in the branch calendar

EXPLORE SQUISHY CIRCUITS

listings, starting on page 10. These and all other STEM classes

Ages 6-12; 45 min. Registration required. GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) rg Thu Nov 2 4:30 pm

marked with a v.

Friends & Family

GIRL POWER Ages 9-12; 60-90 min. Registration required. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) rg Sat Nov 11 3 pm

MARVELOUS MAGFORMERS Families (ages 3 & up); 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. SAVAGE (410.313.0760) tk Fri Nov 3 11:30 am

WORMS DO WHAT?!

DIY RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLE HYDROPONIC LED GARDEN

Families. Allow 60 min. Registration required. GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) rg Sat Nov 4 3:30 - 5 pm

Ages 11-18; 60 min - 3 hrs. Registration required. MILLER (410.313.1950) rg Thu Nov 2 7 - 8 pm

Preschool

Adults

teaching simple math and science concepts FIZZ, BUBBLE, POP! PRESCHOOL POTIONS Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) tk Tue Oct 31 2 & 3:30 pm

3, 2, MATH FUN Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. MILLER (410.313.1950) tk Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Nov 2 - 16

AUTUMN SCULPTURES Ages​3 ​ -5​w ​ ith​​adult;​​30​​min.​​Registration​​required. ELKRIDGE (410.313.5077) rg Tue Nov​7 10:15​​&​​11:30​​am

WIND! Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) tk Tue Nov 7 2 & 3:30 pm

FALL INTO SCIENCE Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) tk Tue Nov 7

10:15 & 11:15 am

(AGES 18+)

HiTech Labs and Classes

K-5 teaching science, technology, engineering, and math - through children’s literature, creative exploration, and communication IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU MEDDLING KIDS! Ages 7-11; 45 min. Registration required. GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) rg Sat Nov 4 11 am

AUTUMN SCULPTURES Ages​​6-9​​with​​adult;​​45​m ​ in.​​Registration​​required. ELKRIDGE (410.313.5077) rg Sat Nov​4 2 pm

SEE PAGE 6.

AUTHOR SALON: LAURIE FRANKEL & GOODBYE FOR NOW MILLER (410.313.1950) Wed

Nov 1

7 - 8:30 pm

NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD FISH IN HOWARD COUNTY: FACTS VS FICTION SAVAGE (410.313.0760) rg Sat Nov 4 10:30 am - 12 pm FALL INTO eREADING GLENWOOD (410.313.5577) Mon

Nov 6

2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

CREATURE CLASSIFICATION Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. ELKRIDGE (410.313.5077) rg Mon Nov 6 7 pm

COOL CHEMISTRY CONCOCTIONS Ages 7-11; 45 min. Ticket required. MILLER (410.313.1950) tk Mon Nov 6 7 pm

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS! Ages 7 & up (7-8 year olds must be accompaniedby an adult); 60 min. Registration required. SAVAGE (410.313.0760) rg Sat Nov 11 2 pm

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BACK TO SCHOOL HCLS GOES TO SCHOOL HCLS and HCPSS are launching a new tool for A+ Partners in Education: THE A+ STUDENT CARD! The A+ Student Card provides access to all of HCLS' eContent to HCPSS students from school, home, or anyplace you need to do homework or research.

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The A+ Student Card is an assigned account number that allows students to log into HCLS via the HCPSS.me portal. Students can easily use HCLS eContent directly in the classroom.

Who receives an A+ Student Card? All HCPSS students, grades K - 12.

How do students receive their A+ Student Card? HCPSS media specialists will provide students with their new numbers during the first few weeks of school.

Do students still need an HCLS card? While students can maintain both an A+ Student Card and a regular HCLS card, it is not necessary. Students have full customer privileges at HCLS via their A+ Student Cards.

A+ SIGNATURE INITIATIVES BATTLE OF THE BOOKS An academic competition for fifth grade students, Battle of the Books comprises teams of five contestants who answer questions about 16 pre-assigned books. The Battle takes place April 13, 2018. Online registration begins October 20 and closes November 3. Presented by Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust

MILLER (410.313.7750) i n formation meeti ngs for th e pu blic

Oct 17 Oct 19

Tue Thu

7 pm 7 pm

man datory coach meeti ngs

HCLS SPELLING BEE Deadline for public and private schools, and home school associations, to register is September 29. Sponsored by BB&T, Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, Kathleen S. Glascock Tribute Fund for Children/Youth Literacy & Education, Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust, and Henry and Nancy Yee.

BUMBLEBEE Deadline for schools register in this companion initiative to the HCLS Spelling Bee is October 31. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Columbia - Patuxent and M&T Bank

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FALL 2017

Nov 29 Wed Nov 30 Thu Dec 2 Sat

7 pm 7 pm 11 am

Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, Kathleen S. Glascock Tribute Fund for Children/Youth Literacy & Education, M&T Bank, and the Frank and Yolanda Bruno Fund.

RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE Teams of fourth and fifth grade students invited to transform everyday materials into a wacky innovative machine to Fill and Close a Container. Each team must have a teacher advisor; registration deadline is November 17. Teams honored at a ceremony on May 15, 2018. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and M&T Bank


fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL CLASSES 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. P L AY PARTN ERS Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Stories, baby games, and musical activities.

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

JUST FOR ME

ALL TOGETHER NOW

Ages 3-5; 30 min. For children who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills.

All ages*; 30 min. Stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together.

3, 2, FUN!

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun!

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

central branch

Monday

Tuesday

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

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners

ages 2 - 5*

infant - 23 months*

Wednesday

PAJAMA TIME All ages*; 30 min. Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome.

Thursday 7 pm TK Pajama Time

Friday 10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners

Saturday 10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now*

infant - 23 months*

6:30 pm TK Play Partners

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

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

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

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elkri dge express

east columbia express

infant - 23 months*

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

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

(SP: Farm-City)

(SP: Farm-City)

7 pm RG Pajama Time (SP: Farm-City)

mi ller branch

glenwood branch

10:30 am RG Just For Me Ages 3-5 Sep 12 - Oct 24 Nov 7 - 21

7 pm RG Pajama Time No class Nov 23

10:30 am TK All Together Now* No class Nov 10 & 24

10:30 am TK All Together Now* No class Nov 25

10:15 & 11:30 am TK All Together Now* No class Nov 24

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Oct 7 - Nov 18

infant - 23 months*

10:30 am RG 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3* Oct 4 - Nov 15 7 pm TK Pajama Time Sep 25 - Nov 27

10:15 & 11:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3* Sep 5 - Oct 24

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Oct 4 - Nov 15 infant - 23 months*

infant - 23 months*

2 pm TK Just For Me Ages 3-5 Sep 12 - Nov 28 10:15 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3* Sep 11 - Nov 13 (SP)

savage branch

10:30 am TK Play Partners Sep 13 - Nov 15

7 pm Pajama Time (SP)

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners Sep 6 - Nov 15 (SP) infant - 23 months*

1:30 pm Just For Me Ages 3-5* Sep 11 - Nov 13 (SP) 6:30 pm Play Partners Sep 11 - Nov 13 (SP)

10:15 am Just For Me Ages 3-5 Sep 7 - Nov 16 (SP)

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

Sep 8 - Nov 17 No class Oct 20

10:15 am All Together Now* Sep 9 - Nov 18 (SP)

SP - Special themed classes for Farm-City (Sep 23 - Oct 8), Civility related classes, and Spooky Stories (Oct 31).

infant - 23 months*

tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class. rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.

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CENTRAL BRANCH

410.313.7800

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.

10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

family & friends FAMILY MOVIE

CRAFTERNOON All ages. Allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools close early. Drop in and make fun crafts.

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

Tue

Thu Sep 21 2 pm The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)

CLIFFORD’S GONE MISSING!

Fri

Sep 22

Fri

Oct 20

2 pm

Sing (PG)

2 pm

A Dog’s Purpose (PG)

Mon Nov 20 2 pm Ratatouille (G) Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Nov 21

2 - 4 pm

All ages; 30 min. Ticket required. Follow the clues to discover what happened to Clifford the Big Red Dog. Learn what the children’s area has for you. tk

Tue

Nov 28

2 & 3:30 pm

ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Families; 30 min. Ticket required. Connect with Grover and Elmo as they face their fears.

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

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Wed Sat

Sep 27 Sep 30

10:15 & 11:30 am 4 pm

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families; 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. tk Sat Oct 28 10:45 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Families; 15 min. Show off your costume finery in a parade around the library.

11 am & 6 pm

All ages; 30 min. Ticket required. *Ho. Co. schools closed. Stories and songs that explore the importance of good manners. tk tk

Tue Wed

Nov 14 Nov 22*

2 & 3:30 pm 10:15 & 11:30 am

Oct 3 - 24

Ages 2-5, with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Stories and songs that celebrate the farm-city connection.

Thu

Oct 5

10:15 & 11:30 am

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 rg

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FAIRYTALE ENGINEERING

Sat Wed

Oct 7 Oct 11

2 pm 2 pm

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WIND!

2 & 3:30 pm

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. Discover fun facts about the wind through stories, songs and activities during the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival. tk

Tue Nov 7

4 pm

Wednesdays; 6:30 pm Humpty Dumpty Egg Drop Aesop’s Physics: The Crow and the Pitcher Rapunzel Engineers an Escape

Sat

Oct 21

2 pm

FAIR HOUSING FIVE Ages 5-10 with adult; 60 min. Registration required. Listen to Fair Housing Five & the Haunted House and participate in a discussion. Create an art project showing where you live or the house or neighborhood where you would like to live. Parents and guardians can learn more about fair housing and other rights, too. rg

Sat

Nov 18

2 pm

BOOK - N - CHAT

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. Celebrate the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival with surprising stories and activities with crazy, magical concoctions. Tue Oct 31

Sep 9

book clubs (5 - 14 years)

v FIZZ, BUBBLE, POP! PRESCHOOL POTIONS

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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 for hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of rocks (geochemistry). rg

FARM-CITY

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MANNERS MATTER

Tuesdays; 2 & 3:30 pm

Sat

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS!

FALL SCIENCE

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Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Lola Curious George Freckleface Strawberry

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required. Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. tk

COSTUME PARADE

Tue Oct 31

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tk Sep 20 Oct 18 Nov 15

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26

CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE AT SATURN

Ages 8-10; 60 min. Registration required. Join Solar System Ambassador Becca Sepan for a discussion of the Cassini spacecraft that has been in orbit around Saturn since 2014 studying the planet, and its many moons and rings. Learn how the spacecraft works, what it has discovered about the Saturn system, and plans for its end of mission on September 15. Make a Saturn craft.

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Classic stories and fun problem-solving activities.

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

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Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk

Tuesdays; 6:30 pm

Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7

BLACK-EYED SUSAN PICTURE BOOK CLUB Grades K-3; 45-60 min. Eight-month series. Registration required. Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland’s children's choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. rg rg

Wednesdays; 1:30 pm Thursdays; 1:30 pm

Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15 Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

2 & 3:30 pm

tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

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NEWBERY BOOK CLUB

CAMP CREEPY CREEPY

Grades 4-8; 45-60 min. Eight-month series. Registration required. Discussions and activities about Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners.

Ages 9-12; 90 min. Registration required. Step into our lair as we enjoy terrifyingly fun games and crafts. Attend...if you dare. Costumes not required but will be rewarded.

Wednesdays; 6:30 pm Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1 Thursdays; 1:30 pm Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

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BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 4-6; 45 min. Eight-month series. Registration required. Discussions and activities about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Sep 20

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Wednesdays; 1:30 pm Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15 The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 6-8; 60 min. Eight-month series. Registration required. Discussions about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. Wednesdays; 1:30 pm

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Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15

tweens (9 - 12 years) TWEEN BOOK BINGO Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Build your own Bingo board, play the game, and be the first to shout BINGO! rg

Fri

Sep 1

3 pm

UKULELE 101 Ages 8-14; 60 min. Registration required. Learn about the history of the ukulele and how to care for and play one as well. Bring a ukulele or borrow one of ours. rg

Sat

Sep 2

2 pm

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Tue

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ENGINEERING A MOON LANDING

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Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4

GIRL POWER

Ages 9-12; 60-90 min. Registration required. STEM and Art Activities + Working Together = Meaningful Connections. Make a difference in your community. rg rg rg

Sat Sat Sat

Sep 16 Oct 14 Nov 11

3 pm 4 pm 3 pm

SUPER SECRET SPIES Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Wish that you were like James Bond? Practice decoding ciphers, agility, and the art of disguise. rg

Thu

Sep 21

v

GREENHOUSE SCIENCE

3 pm

Ages 9-12; 45 min. Registration required. Kick off the annual Farm-City celebration by building a mini-greenhouse from everyday objects. Discover the purpose and science behind greenhouses. rg

Sat

Sep 23

3 pm

SCARY PICTIONARY PARTY Ages 9 & up; 45 min. Registration required. Join us for a spooky themed game of Pictionary. Bring your best drawing and guessing skills! rg

Sat

Oct 28

3 pm

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Nov 22

3 pm

MARSHMALLOW MADNESS

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Complete a variety of STEM activities, play games, and compete in challenges. All activities are chock-full of marshmallows! rg

Fri

Nov 24

3 pm

Grades 6-8; 60 min. Registration required. Explore cultures from around the world through literature and discussion. Future series may include Hispanic, Asian, and African American cultures. Series 1: Islamic Culture rg

Sep 24 Oct 29 Nov 26

Sundays; 3:30 pm Watched by Marina Budhos Ms. Marvel. 1, No Normal by G. Willow Wilson Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO READ Ages 11-16; 60 min. Registration required. It's 2017, and books are still being challenged! Take a stand against censorship as you learn about great books some people don’t want you to read. Create crafts to show you support the freedom to read. rg

Sat

TEEN TALKING PICTURES

UNLEASH YOUR STORY

Tomorrowland (PG) The Sky Crawlers (PG-13) A Monster Calls (PG-13)

BLING YOUR LOCKER Ages 11-16; 60 min. Registration required. Make your locker YOU-nique! Customize message boards and mirrors. Create pockets and pencil holders. Discuss ways to “birthday bomb” a friend’s locker. rg

Sat

Sep 16

2 pm

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

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Sep 25

6:30 pm

3 pm

Oct 10

7 pm

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Fri

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Sun Oct 22 2 pm Thor: The Dark World

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Mon

Tue

Age 11 & up; allow up to 2 hrs. Registration required. *Ho. Co. schools closed. View the first two movies in preparation for the new Thor release! Movies rated PG-13.

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH

THOR-FEST

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Thu 7 pm

Ages 11-16; 90 min. Registration required. Everyone has a story to tell, and it’s time to unleash yours. Explore games, prompts, and multimedia to explore your creativity during Teen Read Week.

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. 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.

3 pm

Ages 15 & up; 60 min. Registration required. Learn about the history of the ukulele and how to care for and play one as well. Bring a ukulele or borrow one of ours. rg Oct 5 & 12

Ages 11-16; 60 min. Come prepared to discuss selected movies. DVDs available at the customer service desk for viewing prior to the discussion.

Sep 30

UKULELE 101

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Sep 2 Oct 14 Nov 11

Nov 21

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Use your STEM skills to assist our astronauts in landing safely on the moon! Engineer a device capable of surviving impact.

Saturdays; 3 pm

Saturdays; 3 pm

2 pm

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early. Build and decorate a magical hammer. Are you worthy to possess the power of Thor?

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Are you feeling creative? Exciting crafts await.

THE HAMMER OF THOR

CRAFT CLUB

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Oct 29

READING WITHOUT WALLS: UNDERSTANDING CULTURE THROUGH LITERATURE

Oct 20*

Thor

2 pm

BABYSITTING 101 Ages 13 & up; 2 hours. Registration required. Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions).

Tue-Thu Nov 7, 8, 9

4 pm

FROM FAKE NEWS TO REAL RESOURCES: INFORMATION LITERACY FOR TEENS Ages 11-16; 90 min. Registration required. Clickbait. Infotainment. Fake news. Navigating the information landscape can be challenging and exhausting no matter your age. Includes activities and discussion on ways that printed and online information may be deceptive as well as tips to find and evaluate sources to determine if information is trustworthy. rg

Tue

Nov 21

7 pm

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins AUGUST 21 for adult classes. childrens: Registration begins one week prior to class or series start date. teens: Registration begins two weeks prior to class or series start date.

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CENTRAL BRANCH continued

RESPONSE TO AN ACTIVE ASSAILANT

adult 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 Sep 11, 18 & 25 Oct 2, 16, 23 & 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 & 27

Wed Oct 4 6:30 - 8:30 pm In partnership with the National Center for Citizen Safety

TALKING: PICTURES

ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@hclibrary.org. Tuesdays; 10 am - 12 pm Sep 5, 12, 19 & 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28 Delight in traditional, Celtic, and classical melodies, played on the hammered dulcimer, an ancient precursor to the piano. Sep 12

Join other film lovers to discuss contemporary films, following the Columbia Film Society showings. Titles announced on the HCLS website. Copies available at the research desk. Visit hclibrary.org for dates and titles.

BENVENUTO TO FLORENCE AND VENICE!

LISA FERGUSON: HAMMERED DULCIMER

Tue

Staff from the National Center for Citizen Safety (NCCSAFE) promote preparedness and safety awareness in the event of an act of domestic terrorism. Features a brief history of active assailants in the U.S., an overview of NCCSAFE's Assess/Cover/Tell public awareness campaign, resources and training on how to shelter-inplace and lockdown, and critical response techniques.

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Dennis Wood discusses his experiences and shows photographs of the land, culture, cuisine, and artistry of molto bello Florence and Venice. Tue

7 - 8 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: RILEY TEMPLE - AUNT ESTER'S CHILDREN REDEEMED See page 3. Wed

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Oct 17

Borrow a cookbook authored by the evening’s featured chef and prepare a few recipes at home. Meet to discuss the chef, recipes, food markets, and gadgets. Refreshments.

Oct 18

ALICE'S ORDINARY PEOPLE SCREENING WITH DIRECTOR Q&A See page 5. Thu Oct 19 6:30 - 8:30 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

THOR-FEST See page 11. rg rg

Fri Sun

Oct 20 Oct 22

Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. Registration required. rg

Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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Thu

Sep 14

7 - 8 pm

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

Sep 19

7 - 8:30 pm

BOOK CLUB REVUE Get HCLS’ Books for Discussion 2018 hot off the press. Learn about upcoming literary events and receive tips for lively discussions from experienced book club facilitators. Participants encouraged to share examples of favorite titles. Door prizes and refreshments. Tue Oct 3 7 - 8:30 pm Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Oct 24, Nov 28

CRAFTY THURSDAYS - TAGS GALORE Make tags using scrapbook paper, stamps, die cuts, ribbons, and embellishments that express your creativity. rg

Thu

Oct 26

6:30 - 8 pm

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD Michael Toner performs The Wreck and The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. Thu

Nov 9

7 - 8:30 pm

7 - 8:30 pm

410.313.7700 6600 Cradlerock Way

PUTTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN TO BED FOR THE WINTER Howard County Master Gardener Kent Phillips teaches how to prepare your garden for the next growing season. Learn about soil testing, and how to improve and retain your soil by adding organic matter, using cover crops, or adding nitrogen.

2 pm 2 pm

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST

EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 13 Mark Bittman Oct 25 Martha Stewart

Columbia, MD 21045

family & friends

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB Ages 7-10; 45 min. Registration required. For mothers and daughters to share the joy of reading. Discuss the book and create a craft.

FAMILY MOVIE Families. *Ho. Co. schools closed or close early. Fridays; 2 pm

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Sep 22 Sing (PG) Nov 10 Storks (PG) Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

Ages 6 and up; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Play board games with others. rg

STORYBOOK FRIENDS Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. A story and craft to enjoy with your child.

Sep 1 - Nov 17

PARAGRAPH PALS Ages 6-8; 60 min. Registration required. For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Activities include reading comprehension exercises, games, and a craft. rg

Tuesdays; 7 pm

Sep 12, Oct 10

Thu

Sep 21

2 pm

FICTION FRIENDS

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

Fridays; 11 am

Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 15

GAME DAY

preschool - grade 5

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Wednesdays; 7 pm

Ages 8-11; 60 min. 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. Tuesdays; 7 pm Sep 26, Oct 24

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fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

book discussion groups ECLECTIC EVENINGS 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 12 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Oct 10

Maryland Matters

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Nov 14 Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

NOONTIME BOOKS 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Sep 21 Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

THE OPIOID CRISIS IN MARYLAND Learn how the opioid crisis affects Maryland, how the Howard County Health Department battles it, and how to assist those struggling with addiction.

Nov 16 The Children by Ann Leary

Tue Sep 5 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with the Howard County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management

PANELISTS

YOUR TAXES IN MARYLAND

Oct 19 Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 20

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Oct 18

How to Fake a Moon Landing by Jim Ottaviani

Nov 15

Feynman by Darryl Cunningham

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION Join us for a literary happy hour. CENTRE PARK GRILL (410.313.7800) 4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm Sep 27 Last Days of Night by Graham Moore Oct 25 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland, discusses what your taxes fund in the state, the process for claiming unclaimed property, and the rights you have as a Maryland taxpayer. Mon Sep 18 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with the Office of the Comptroller

HOME BUYING IN HOWARD COUNTY Buying a house can be daunting. Learn how to approach one of the biggest purchases of your life with confidence. The Maryland Association of REALTORS® offers tips on the basics of preparing for homeownership such as financial readiness, understanding credit, mortgage basics, choosing a REALTOR®, and the buying process from offer through closing.

1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Oct 2

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Nov 6

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

tween & teens

Thu Sep 28 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES IN HOWARD COUNTY Byron Macfarlane, Register of Wills for Howard County, discusses the importance of wills and estate planning, the basic process for starting probate in Howard County, and the work of his office. Mon Oct 16 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with Office of the Register of Wills for Howard County

adult

book discussion groups BLACK FICTION

CRAFTS Ages 9-13; 45 min. Registration required. Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring your own.

Have you or someone you know experienced discrimination in employment, housing, or public places? Review the basic services of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) and the meaning of Maryland’s antidiscrimination code (Title 20). Learn how to file a charge of discrimination and how to access educational and outreach resources.

Tue Sep 19 6:30 - 7:30 pm In partnership with the Maryland Association of Realtors

STORIES OF THE WORLD

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KNOW YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS: DISCRIMINATION PROTECTION IN MARYLAND

Wednesdays; 7 pm

Sep 6 - Oct 18

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.

GERMAN CONVERSATION CLUB Improve your ability to communicate and interact in German in a fun and casual setting. Wednesdays; 12 - 1 pm

Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8

NEW RELEASE CINEMA View a critically acclaimed new release DVD movie on a large screen. Titles announced in branch and online, or email robert.lockett@ hclibrary.org Thursdays; 6:30 - 9 pm

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 16

BUSINESS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP

1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm

Sep 2 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Oct 7

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Nov 4

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

BOX LUNCH Mondays; 1 - 2 pm Meets at HCLS Central Branch Sep 11 Shelter by Jung Yun Oct 16 Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Nov 13 The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy.

GOOD READS

Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm

Sep 11

Sep 19

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The US Standard of Living since the Civil War by Robert Gordon

Oct 17 Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World by Deirdre McCloskey Nov 21 The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy by Mervyn King and Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses and Misuses of History by Barry J. Eichengreen

Meets at 50+ Center

Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

Meets at HCLS Central Branch

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Oct 16 First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama by Joshua Kendall Nov 13 Shelter by Jung Yun

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE Meets at Wegmans (upstairs in the fireplace area) Fridays; 10 - 11 am Sep 29 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Oct 27 Miss Jane by Brad Watson Nov 17 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

410.313.5077 7071 Montgomery Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

family & friends

MOVE TO THE MUSIC

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER Families; 45-60 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. Sat Nov 11 2 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine rg

FAMILY COLORING HOUR All ages. Allow 30 min. Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Adults and children alike can relax and engage the creative areas of the brain while also improving fine motor skills, increasing color awareness, and developing hand to eye coordination. Mon

Nov 20

7 - 8 pm

infant & preschool (up to age 5) Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches. Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min. Play with toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Sep 2 - Nov 18

SING ALONG: JIM GILL Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Celebrate the music of a well-known children’s musician as you dance, play, and sing. rg

Tue

Sep 5

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Jazz is fun for me and you! Explore jazz through music, stories, and activities.

Tue

Sep 12

Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:15 am

Oct 5 - 26

EAT, PLAY, GROW: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR A HEALTHY START Ages 3-5, independent; 30-45 min. Registration required. A class exploring health and safety concepts inspired by children’s literature. rg

Mondays; 10:30 am

Oct 16 - 30

kindergarten - grade 5 BE-BOP, DOO-WOP-DOO! Ages 6-9 with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Explore jazz through music, stories, and activities. rg Sat Sep 9 2 pm

BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book!

Thursdays; 2 pm

FUN WITH CONCEPTS

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Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Stories, songs, and activities about colors and shapes.

LEARN & SING ALONG

Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am rg rg

Oct 17 Nov 21

Ages​​3-5​​with​​adult;​3 ​ 0​​min.​​Registration​​required. Join us for silly​​stories, fun crafts and not-sospooky songs.

Tue

Oct​3​ 1

10:15​&​ ​​11:30​a​ m

Ages​​3-5​​with​​adult;​3 ​ 0​m ​ in.​R ​ egistration​r​ equired. Learn about how nature changes in the fall, then make a fall craft. Tue

Nov​7

10:15​​&​1​ 1:30​​am

Ages​​3-5​​with​​adult;​3 ​ 0​m ​ in.​R ​ egistration​r​ equired. Learn how animals prepare for winter during the fall season with interactive stories, music, and a craft.

Tue

Nov​14

Oct 14

2 pm

10:15​​&​1​ 1:30​​am

Mon

Oct 16

6 pm

AUTUMN SCULPTURES Ages​​6-9​;​​45​​min.​​Registration​​required. Learn about how nature changes in the fall, then make a fall craft. rg

ANIMALS IN FALL

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Sat

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. Have fun while learning how to identify and attract birds native to your yard. Create a bird seed cake for our feathered friends (using gelatin). rg

AUTUMN SCULPTURES

BACKYARD BIRDS

SPOOKTACULAR

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Ages 7-10; 60 min. Registration required. Learn basic ukulele chords and a few tunes to play and sing along. rg

Colors Shapes

Oct 7, Nov 18

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Sat

Nov​4

2 pm

CREATURE CLASSIFICATION

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. Explore features of different animals, and then have some fun sorting them into the correct kingdom. rg

Mon

Nov 6

7 pm

10:15 & 11:30 am

BE-BOP, DOO-WOP-DOO!

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BABY’S PLAY DATE

Saturdays; 10 - 11 am

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Learn to feel the music as you sing, play, explore and move.

10:15 & 11:30 am

While the Elkridge Branch is closed for construction, please visit our Elkridge Express Branch at 7071 Montgomery Road, which features a small browsing collection, nine computers, and a children’s classroom. The grand opening of the new HCLS Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center is scheduled for March 2018.* *Dates are best estimates and subject to change. Visit hclibrary.org for updates.

FARM FRIENDS Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Have fun with friends you would meet on a farm through stories, songs, and movement. rg

Tue

Sep 26

10:15 & 11:30 am

BIG CITY FUN Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Discover special things about living in or visiting a city through stories and songs. rg

Tue

Oct 3

10:15 & 11:30 am

tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

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fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

RURAL LANDSCAPES THROUGH ART

adult DROP-IN ART We supply pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, paper, coloring pages, and other media. Enjoy the company while satisfying the creative impulse! 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm

Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7

MASTERPIECE CLASSICS: A BOOK & FILM DISCUSSION Engage in a lively discussion about past Masterpiece productions. No ascot required. 1st Thursdays; 2 - 3 pm Sep 7 Oct 5 Nov 2

Arthur & George Little Women Death Comes to Pemberley

SUNDAY UNPLUGGED Enjoy an afternoon of fun games such as Scrabble, Life, Sorry, chess, and checkers. 2nd Sundays; 1:30 - 4 pm

Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

teen (grades 6 - 12)

2nd Tuesdays; 1 - 3 pm

Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

Enjoy an informal visual survey of the rural landscape and agricultural activity in the 19th and 20th century as depicted in paintings, photos and advertising materials, and contrast them with images of the urban environment. rg

Tue

Oct 10

7 - 8 pm

UKE 101 Learn about the history of the ukulele and how to care for and play one as well. Please bring a ukulele to class — borrow one from HCLS or bring your own. rg

Thu

Nov 30

7 - 8 pm

book discussion groups ELKS EXCELLENT READS 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Sep 12 Fair Fight by Anna Freeman Oct 10 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Nov 14 A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

MURDER, MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM Thursdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Sep 28 Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths Oct 26 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Nov 30 In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

ART IN THE AFTERNOON

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.

3rd Tuesdays; 2 - 3 pm Sep 19 German Paper Cutting (ages 18+) Oct 17 Painting with Bridget Nov 21 Mandala Stone Painting

FILM FAN FORUM

2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

TEEN FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Discuss the newest movie/television series releases. Light refreshments.

Sep 14

The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Oct 12

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Sep 21 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Oct 19 Thor: Ragnarok Nov 16 Justice League

Nov 9 I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This by Nadja Spiegelman

Ages 11-17; 90 min. Registration required. Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer's notebook.

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Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm

Oct 2, Nov 6

GAMING 101 Ages 11-18: 60 min. Registration required. Tired of the same entertainment? Join us for a challenge and an opportunity to meet people and make friends as you learn to play a party game. Snacks served. rg

Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

Oct 9 Nov 13

Ages 11-18; 2 hours (allow 60 min.). Registration required. Construct elaborate paper replicas of some of films most iconic horror houses created by multimedia and design artist Ray Keim.

Mon

Oct 30

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TALES THROUGH TIME 3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 19 Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb Oct 17 The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Nov 21 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION

MILITARY HISTORY DISCUSSIONS Students, civilians, and veterans — meet with other military history enthusiasts to contribute your knowledge, share your research, or ask questions about a military personage, campaign, or weaponry (land, air, or naval). Registration encouraged. Attend one or both sessions. rg

Pandemic Keep Calm Nobody Explodes

DIY HAUNTED HOUSE REPLICAS

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No experience necessary. Supplies provided, unless noted. Register for each class separately.

Mondays; 1 - 2 & 7 - 8 pm

Sep 25 Wars of Afghanistan Oct 23 Firepower: Machine Guns Nov 27 Camouflage Deception: Land, Air and Sea

STREAM. DOWNLOAD. LEARN. DROP-IN. Discover HCLS’ eContent and your gateway to free, ondemand, self-directed education for all ages. Learn about Hoopla, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other online materials. Tuesdays; 1 - 2 & 7 - 8 pm Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 28

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Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

410.313.5579 adult/teen 410.313.5577

GLENWOOD BRANCH

children’s

2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Thu

Sep 21

7 - 8:45 pm

Fridays; 10:15 &11:15 am Sep 8, Oct 6, Nov 17

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Seth Waltman reads his board book Super Mom and Dad: Military Heroes, then presents a writing show and tell. Make a superhero craft. Books available for purchase and signing. tk

Mon

Sep 11

7 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Register for each class separately. A story and craft to enjoy with your child.

Ages 2-6 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Music and movement to showcase this fun instrument!

Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 27

THE “EYES” HAVE IT! Families; 60 min. Registration required. Explore the many varieties of optical illusions, then create one. rg

Sat

Oct 7

3:30 - 4:30 pm

GET YOUR GAME ON! Refreshments. All ages Love the classics, but want to try something n ew? Check out some fun, exciting, award-winning games. Thu Thu

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7 - 8:30 pm 7 - 8:30 pm

WORMS DO WHAT?!

Families; allow 60 min. Registration required. Celebrate the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival: Agriculture and Food by learning about nature’s organic garbage disposal, the mighty worm! rg

Sat

Nov 4

3:30 - 5 pm

toddler & preschool TIME FOR US Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Stories, songs, and activities. tk tk

Tuesdays; 10:30 am Tuesdays; 10:30 am

Sep 12 - Oct 24 Nov 7 - Nov 21

2:30 pm

Mondays; 10:30 am

Sep 11- 25

UKULELE SING ALONG

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Thu

Sep 21

2 pm

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE: NATIONAL ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY

Fri

Sep 22

2:30 pm

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 rg

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Sep 27 Sep 28

7 pm 10:30 am

Mondays; 10:30 am

Fri

Sep 15

4 pm

Ages 5-10; 45 min. Registration required. Read a picture book together, followed by a short discussion and a related craft. rg

Oct 16 - 30

Saturdays; 3:30 pm

Sep 16 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Oct 14 Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Nov 11 The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau

YO HO, YO HO! A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME Ages 5-9; 45 min. Registration required. Ahoy mateys! Come celebrate Pirate’s Day. Hear pirate stories, play games, and search for treasure … or walk the plank!

Tue

Sep 19

4:30 pm

v CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS! 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 for hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of rocks (geochemistry). rg

Sat

Sep 30

11 am

SLOW DOWN, HANG OUT... IT’S INTERNATIONAL SLOTH DAY Ages 4-7; 30 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Enjoy stories, activities, and a craft celebrating one of nature’s slowest creatures. rg

FALL INTO SCIENCE

Ages 3-5; 30 min. Registration required. Register for each class separately. Explore simple science concepts through activities relating to children’s literature. rg

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Ages 3-7 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Today is a big day for Gerald, Mo Willems' adored elephant. Celebrate with him and his best friend, Piggie. Learn about elephants and make a fun craft. rg

INSPIRING ILLUSTRATORS: YUYI MORALES Ages 6 & up; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Read and discuss the works of selected illustrators to learn how pictures tell and enhance stories. Apply form, color, texture, and imagination to create an art project.

BOOK - N - CRAFT: CIVILITY

STORYBOOK FRIENDS: FARM CITY

Ages 5-14; with adult; 60 min. Registration required. 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; 7 pm

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

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Nov 21

FINGERPAINT FRIDAY

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Tue

kindergarten - grade 5

MEET THE AUTHOR: SETH WALTMAN SUPER MOM & DAD: MILITARY HEROES

90 minutes; Rated PG Will the night-stalking, crime-fighting vigilante be able to save Gotham city from the Joker? Follow the bat signal to watch The LEGO Batman Movie and enjoy refreshments. Pillows, blankets, and costumes welcome.

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

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Ages 3-7 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Celebrate Thanksgiving in a different way with Mo Willems' beloved characters, then make a craft. Featuring I Really Like Slop! and The Thank You Book. rg

Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

family & friends

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE: TALES OF THANKS

Fri

Oct 20

3:30 pm

COSTUME PARTY Ages 6-10; 30 min. Registration required. All dressed up and nowhere to go? Join us for a fun-filled party with spooky stories, games, and a parade. Refreshments.

Sat

Oct 28

12 pm

MONSTER MASH

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Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Wear your costume and enjoy silly monster stories, dancing, and a costume parade through the library. Refreshments.

IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU MEDDLING KIDS!

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Tue

Oct 31

10:30 am

Ages 7-11; 45 min. Registration required. Build a Scooby Doo inspired villain trap using recyclables. rg

Sat

Nov 4

11 am

tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

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v denotes STEM class.

note: Accomodations available for those with special needs.

Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

JUKEBOX JAMS

ART LAB Ages 8-13. Allow 60 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. Explore art using a variety of techniques that are bold, tactile and fun. rg

Oct 16 Nov 13

Mondays; 7 pm Leaf Suncatcher Vegetable Prints

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Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Ho Co. schools close early. Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book!

Mon

Thu

Sep 21

2 pm

PRACTICE SAT EXAM

BOOK BINGO

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Ages 11-18; 45 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Join an informal ukulele jam session for beginners.

Nov 20

3 pm

Ages 13-19, 4 hrs. Registration required. Take a practice SAT test with the Princeton Review. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Parents strongly encouraged to attend results session. Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Sat Sep 23 11 am - 3 pm

tweens (9 - 12 years)

Results (Parents welcome) rg Thu Oct 5

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EXPLORE SQUISHY CIRCUITS

Ages 6-12; 45 min. Registration required. Bring your creativity and celebrate the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival by learning the basics of electric circuitry using dough, batteries, and LEDs. rg

Thu

Nov 2

4:30 - 5:15 pm

CREEPY CLASSICS Ages 9-13. 45 min. Registration required. Listen to creepy, classic, hair-raising tales, poems, and short stories. Trivia and activities included. Refreshments. rg

Fri

Oct 27

4 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) Ages 13-19. Parents welcome. 60 min. Registration required. A Princeton Review instructor discusses such topics as how to afford college; obtain scholarships, grants, and loans; and complete the FAFSA.

Sat

Sep 9

3:30 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18; 60 min. Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Tuesdays; 3:30 pm

Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov, 14

MAXIMIZE YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & ESSAYS Ages 14-18; 60-90 min. Registration required. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student. 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. Navigating the College Application Process rg rg

Wed Wed

Sep 13 Oct 4

7 - 8:30 pm 7 - 8:30 pm

Writing the College Essay rg rg

Wed Sat

Sep 20 Sep 30

7 - 8 pm 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Allow 30 min for craft. Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring yours. Supplies provided.

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. 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

Tue

Oct 3

7 pm

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Registration required. Celebrate Teen Read Week with a flash fiction writing workshop. rg

Wed

Oct 11

7 pm

ADVENTURES IN THE UPSIDE DOWN Ages 11-18; 60 min. Registration required. Don’t keep this curiosity door locked — celebrate the release of Stranger Things, Season 2. Cosplay encouraged! Refreshments (hope you like waffles). rg

Tue

Oct 31

7 -8 pm

HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP Ages 11 - 18, aduts; allow 30 min. Registration required. Express your creativity and get a jump start on your holiday greetings. rg

Wed

Nov 15

6:30 - 8:30 pm

adult Bring your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects, and find inspiration as you trade ideas and tips. All crafters welcome. Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7

ART ESCAPE Challenge your artistic side and create fun craft projects. Materials provided. Ages 18+. rg

Sep 16 Oct 14

Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Sep 18, Oct 2 & 16, Nov 6 & 20

EMMY TRIVIA Do you love all things television? Test your expertise against others in Emmy Trivia. Answer questions, solve puzzles, identify clips, and win a prize. rg

Thu

Sep 14

7 - 8 pm

WINTERIZING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN After a productive season, your garden needs some TLC to get ready for next year. Join Master Gardener Kent Phillips to learn about season extending techniques, general garden clean up, mulching, and planting cover crops. rg

Mon

Sep 18

7 - 8 pm

HOME SAFETY 101 Have fun testing your knowledge, learn valuable home safety advice, and receive a FREE home safety assessment! This presentation addresses fall prevention, smoke alarms, fire prevention, kitchen safety, and hazard awareness. rg Tue Oct 10 1 - 2 pm In partnership with Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services

CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE: A JOURNEY TOWARD INCLUSIVENESS See page 5. rg Thursdays; 6 - 8:30 pm Oct 12, 19 & 26 In partnership with the HCPSS Office of Cultural Proficiency

IT’S ALL RELATIVE During Family History Month, learn how to use Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and other research tools to discover your family's past. Tue

Oct 24

2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

FALL INTO eREADING Changed your clocks? Now change your reading habits! Explore HCLS' collection of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Bring your eReader. Mon

Nov 6

2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP Get a jump start on your holiday greetings! rg

Wed

Nov 15

6:30 - 8:30 pm

AUTUMN AUTO RESEARCH TOOLS Learn how to easily access HCLS' free car buying and repair resources including Auto Repair Reference Center, Kelley Blue Book, and Consumer Reports. Wed

Nov 29

2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

book discussion groups

KNOT JUST KNITTERS

1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm

KNIT, CRAFT, CHAT

Tuesdays; 7 pm

7 - 8 pm

UNLEASH YOUR STORY: FLASH FICTION

AFFORDING COLLEGE

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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Saturdays; 3 - 5 pm Paper Peonies II Lace Luminaries

READERS ASSEMBLE! Adults and high school students welcome. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Sep 28 Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley Oct 26 Walking Dead Book One: A Continuing Story of Survival Horror by Robert Kirkman Nov 30 V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins AUGUST 21 for adult classes. childrens: Registration begins one week prior to class or series start date. teens: Registration begins two weeks prior to class or series start date.

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MILLER BRANCH

410.313.1950 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

family & friends FAMILY MOVIES

Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Please dress for mess. tk

Thursdays; 6:30 pm Sep 14 Storks Oct 26 The LEGO Batman Movie Nov 16 The BFG

preschool (2 - 5 years)

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. Sat Sep 23 11 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine rg

COSTUME PARADE Families; 15 min. Show off your costume finery in a parade around the library. Tue

Oct 31

11 am

toddler & preschool MOTHER GOOSE...ON THE LOOSE Ages 1-2 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Learn classic rhymes and rhythm with repetition and movement with your toddler. tk

Wednesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Sep 6 - 27

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

FINGER PAINTING FOR LITTLE ONES

Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All movies rated PG.

Tuesdays; 4 & 6:30 pm

Sep 12, Oct 17, Nov 21

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

THURSDAY NIGHT FUN! Ages 3 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Share stories and activities that bring on the family fun!

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Thursdays; 7 pm

Sep 28 - Nov 9

CHOOSE CIVILITY THE ELEPHANT & PIGGIE WAY Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required. Learn how Elephant and Piggie "Choose Civility" and are always kind to each other.

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Thu

Oct 5

11 am & 2 pm

MUSIC & MOVES WITH THE ANIMALS OF MADAGASCAR Ages 3-8; 45 min. Ticket required. "We Like to Move it, Move it!" - The popular Dreamworks animated feature is now an on-stage musical! Join the "animals" from Red Branch Theatre Company as they tell an interactive story about their great escape from Central Park Zoo, followed by a sing and dance-a-long. Includes a themed activity book and craft. tk

Thursdays; 11 am

Oct 12 & Nov 30

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 rg

Wed Mon

Oct 18 Oct 23

7 pm 11 am

Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required. Are you afraid of monsters? Fear no more! It's Monster Mash time, which means silly monster stories, party songs, and a ghoulish craft.

Thu Oct 26 10:15 & 11:30 am

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Sat

Sep 9

2 pm

BOOK BINGO Ages 5-10; 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book!

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Thu

Sep 21

11 am & 2 pm

CHAPTER CHATS Ages 8-10; 45 min. Refreshments. Register once for all three sessions. Hang out and chat up some great books. rg

Tuesdays; 7 pm

Oct 3 & 24, Nov 14

v CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS! 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 for hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of rocks (geochemistry). rg

Sat

Oct 14

1 & 3 pm

FALL FUN! Ages 6-9; 30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Join members of the Split Rail Garden club for a special fall story and craft.

Fri

Oct 20

2 pm

MONSTER MASH Ages 5-7; 45 min. Ticket required. Are you afraid of monsters? Fear no more! It's Monster Mash time, which means silly monster stories, party songs, and a ghoulish craft.

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3, 2, MATH FUN

Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Nov 2 - 16

CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE AT SATURN

Ages 8-10; 60 min. Registration required. Join Solar System Ambassador Becca Sepan for a discussion of the Cassini spacecraft that has been in orbit around Saturn since 2014 studying the planet, and its many moons and rings. Learn how the spacecraft works, what it has discovered about the Saturn system, and plans for its end of mission on September 15. Make a Saturn craft.

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Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Hear stories and sing songs about math concepts, then play with toys that build on those concepts. tk

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kindergarten - grade 5

Wed

Oct 25

7 pm

COOL CHEMISTRY CONCOCTIONS

Ages 7-11; 45 min. Ticket required. Experiment and explore the amazing science behind the combination of common household products. tk

Mon

Nov 6

7 pm

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING Ages 5-8; 30 min. Ticket required. Travel back in time to see how the pilgrims and Native Americans learned to work together and how this national holiday began. tk tk

Tue Sat

Nov 14 Nov 18

7 pm 2 pm

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note: Accomodations available for those with special needs.

Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

Enchanted Garden

UKE HIGH & LOW Ages 7-10; 45 mins. Registration required. Learn some simple ukulele chords and discover the joy of playing this fun instrument! rg

Thu

Nov 16

ENCHANTED GARDEN EXPLORER PACKS

7 pm

Families. (Suggested ages, 3 & up.) Visit the Enchanted Garden and explore nature and the garden’s features. Each pack contains a seasonal self-guided activity and supplies. Borrow Enchanted Garden Explorer Packs at the Children’s Research Desk.

tween (9 - 12 years) LET’S GO! Ages 9 and up; 60 min. Ticket required. Combining a simple set of rules with deep strategy, Go is the world’s most popular game. Learn its history and how to play. tk

Saturdays; 11 am

GREEN FINGERS GARDEN CLUB Ages 6-8; 60 min. Ticket and signed release form required for each class. Join the club. Take part in the science and art of gardening.

Sep 16 & Oct 14

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Mon

Oct 30

RESEARCH: ONE-ON-ONE

Ages 9-17; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required. Skits, games, fun, and laughter under the stars.

Thu

Sep 7

6:30 pm

HIGHLY SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS Ages 11-17, with parent. 60 min. Registration required. Grades, test scores, and impressive activities alone won't get a student admitted to schools that reject almost all of their applicants. How do students who get accepted to the top tier, selective colleges set themselves apart? Collegewise reveals strategies to improve a student’s chances of admission and offers answers about what it takes to have a chance.

Wed

Sep 20

6:30 pm

LIFE-SIZED GAMES Ages 11-17; 120 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Board games are even more fun super-sized. Play a life-sized version of some favorites. rg

Fri

Sep 22

2 pm

PARENT & TEEN BOOK CLUB Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. Read and discuss books together. rg

Sep 11, Oct 16, Nov 13

NATURE NOTES

IMPROV UNDER THE STARS

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Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration and signed release Learn gardening basics, nurture healthy habits, and enjoy fall in the garden. New Tween Sprouts always welcome. Please dress for outdoor activities. rg Thursdays; 4:30 pm Sep 14, Oct 19, Nov 16

7 pm

teen (grades 6 - 12)

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Mondays; 4:30 pm

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB

Ages 8-12; 45 min. Ticket required. Learn about the moon. View it through a telescope (weather permitting). Food products such as cocoa, flour, chocolate syrup, corn syrup, oil, and Oreos may be used. tk

Sep 25 Oct 30 Nov 27

Mondays; 7 pm Pax by Sara Pennypacker The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman The Someday Birds by Sally Pla

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. 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. rg

Wed

Sep 27

7 pm

WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY Ages 11-17, with parent; 60 min. Registration required. Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays — about “life lessons learned fromfootball” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Better tales abound! Collegewise reveals what admissions officers want in college essays and offers suggestions for crafting your best stories. rg

Wed

Oct 11

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6:30 pm

Mondays; 4:30 pm

Sep 18 - Oct 2

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Discuss gardening questions. Through September 30, except holiday weekends. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12 pm Sep 9, 23 & Oct 7, 21 In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

WALK-N-TALK Walkers of all ages and abilities — meet at the Enchanted Garden for a 30-minute walk around the campus, weather permitting. Walking with a group keeps you motivated, improves your accountability, allows you to meet new people with similar goals and interests, and best of all, it’s fun! Tuesdays; 9:30 - 10 am

Sep 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 14

TALKING TREES

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Thu Oct 5 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

7 pm

STEM + ART SATURDAY

Tuesdays; 7 pm

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Sep 26, Nov 28

Ages 9-17; 60 min. 150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure?

Ages 9-17; 60 min. All skill levels welcome.

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Years of research led scientists to an astounding discovery - trees talk! Join us for a TED Talk and conversation based on Peter Wohlleben's book The Hidden Life of Trees. Discussion facilitated by Master Gardener Linda Decker.

Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. Explore a different science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept each session.

CHESS CLUB

Ages 7 & up; 60 min. Ticket and signed release form required for each class. Create a nature journal — discovering and recording the natural wonders in the Enchanted Garden. Dress for outdoors.

Sat

Oct 14

4 pm

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY

HISTORY OF GARDENING AND HOW TO USE IT IN YOUR OWN LANDSCAPE Take a look at how the garden has evolved from the Italian Renaissance parterre to today's suburban backyard, noting the garden elements and plants you can use to give an ageless and unique appeal to your environment. rg

Thu

Nov 2

7 - 8 pm

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins AUGUST 21 for adult classes. childrens: Registration begins one week prior to class or series start date. teens: Registration begins two weeks prior to class or series start date.

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410.313.1950

MILLER BRANCH continued CHOOSE CIVILITY CODING CHALLENGE & HACKATHON During the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival, Choose Civility invites teams of students, innovators, creators, and others to develop ideas and generate solutions for community challenges.

All skill levels welcome at this collaborative computer programming event. Open to grades 6 - 12 and adults 18+. Registration begins Sep 18 at ChooseCivility.org. rg Sat Nov 11 A Choose Civility event

8:30 am - 6 pm

RESEARCHING HOWARD COUNTY: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Take a look at data and resources to see where Howard County has been and where we’re headed. Discover the tools needed to further your research in the areas of regional transportation, demographics, and housing. Presented by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Regional Information Center. rg

Tue

Sep 12

2 - 3 pm

PINS AND NEEDLES Bring projects you'd love to finish!

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CREATE BY MUSIC

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS

Ages 9-17; 2 hrs. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed. Wanted: Engineers and architects to build a ghost town using cardboard and other recycled materials. rg

Fri

Oct 20

2 pm

v DIY RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLE HYDROPONIC LED GARDEN Ages 11-18; 60 min. Registration required. Celebrate the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival by creating hydroponic vegetable or herb garden using recycled plastics. rg Thu Nov 2 7 -8 pm

THE HIGH SCHOOL TIMELINE: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PLANNING Ages 11-17, with parent. 60 min. Registration required. To many freshmen and sophomores, things like the SAT, college essays, and applications seem far away. While other aspects of college planning are important, Collegewise explains to freshmen and sophomores why today matters. Participating in classes, being involved in activities, and developing good habits can boost success when applying to college in a few, short years. rg Wed Nov 8 6:30 pm

SHADOW PUPPETS Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. Learn how to create a shadow puppet, then put on a puppet show. rg

Wed

Nov 15

7 pm

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1st Wednesdays; 2 - 3 pm Sep 6 Suminagashi Oct 4 Origami Nov 1 Craft a meditation box

BRAIN EXERCISES AND GAMES While the brain may not technically be a muscle, it still needs exercise. Puzzles, word games, and other smart tasks are a great way to keep the brain active — at any age. Join us for a fun brain workout.

Sep 16

10:30 am - 12 pm

HOWARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES

Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Mondays; 7 - 8:15 pm Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 In partnership with Howard County Historical Society

BIRD-FRIENDLY HABITAT GARDENS Learn how to incorporate native plants into your yard, container garden, or balcony. The Audubon Society of Central Maryland introduces you to practical tips and scientific support for gardening with native plants. Where birds thrive, people prosper. rg Thu Sep 7 7 - 8 pm In partnership with the Audubon Society of Central Maryland

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AS YOU NEVER KNEW IT A hundred years ago, Russia was in deep turmoil as the revolution that lasted almost a year was followed by a civil war — while still engaged in World War I. When the Bolsheviks won, they created the Soviet Union. What befell the hundreds of thousands who became refugees? Find out what happened with Vladimir Marinich, Professor Emeritus of Howard Community College.

2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

Sep 11, Nov 13

Do you watch Jeopardy! or work crossword puzzles? Join our 50-question trivia quiz. We challenge you with five rounds of questions from a variety of categories. Come alone or with friends. Fun and refreshments provided. TRIVIA AM 2nd Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14 TRIVIA PM 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

See page 5. Tuesdays; 6 - 8:30 pm

Sep 19, 26 & Oct 3

BONSAI EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP 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 Baltimore Bonsai Club masters. Register for the workshop to craft a bonsai tree — bring a plant and pot. Play in a little dirt, and create something unique. Soil and wire provided.

Saturday; Sep 23 Exhibition: 2 - 4 pm Workshop: 2:30 - 4 pm In partnership with The Baltimore Bonsai Club

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MEET THE AUTHOR: BALTIMORE'S DEAF HERITAGE WITH KATHLEEN BROCKWAY See page 4. Mon Sep 25 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Association of the Deaf

TOTALLY RAD 80'S MOVIES

Put down the news, unplug your devices, and find meditation through crafts (no talent needed). rg

Visit hclibrary.org for monthly topics.

CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE: A JOURNEY TOWARD INCLUSIVENESS

TRIVIA

Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Sep 5, 12,19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Indulge your passion for sewing as we celebrate National Sewing Month with Carolyn Boston. Introduce yourself to the craft if you have never tried it before, with demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required.

CALMING CRAFTS

Need a quick refresher on downloading HCLS eBooks to your device? Drop in with your eReader or just your questions.

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

Sat

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS

Sat Sep 9 2 - 3:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Historical Society

eREADER TUESDAYS

1st Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am

Bring out your inner artist and join us for an afternoon of art, music, and fun! No art degree required. Materials provided.

Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm Sep 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9 & 30

Join us for a night of awesome nostalgia with a totally rad 80's movie! 6:30-8:30 pm Thu Sep 28 Dirty Dancing Wed Oct 25 E.T.: The Extraterrestrial Thu Nov 30 Footloose In partnership with Friends & Foundation of HCLS

MAKE A DIGITAL PHOTO STORYBOOK Learn how to preserve your memories and share them with family and friends, through an online book that is themed and designed by you! rg

Wed

Oct 11

2 - 3 pm

UKE, I AM YOUR FATHER Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16

Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7

Nerdy ukulele enthusiasts unite! Learn, listen, and jam to various nerdy TV/video game/movie soundtracks. Ages 15+. rg

Wed

Oct 11

7 - 8 pm

tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

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note: Accomodations available for those with special needs.

Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

TED TALKs: View and Discuss

BRAHMS AT THE LIBRARY

Each month we choose a few of our favorite TED Talks to view and discuss. TED — Technology, Entertainment, Design — is dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” Closed captioned.

Explore the fascinating history of one of the world's greatest pieces of chamber music - Piano Quintet by Johannes Brahms, written in 1864.

2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm

Oct 12, Nov 9

COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY Visit with first responders and learn about the equipment and skills they use on the job. Learn how to stay safe and help others. In partnership with Howard County Police Department and Howard County Fire and Rescue Services. Visit hclibrary.org for more details. Drop in - all ages welcome. Sat Oct 14 A Choose Civility event

11 am - 2 pm

MOVIE MATINEE See you at the movies! Refreshments provided. Closed captioned.

Celebrate unique cultures of the countries and islands of the South Pacific with entertaining performances, music, educational displays, and food. Sun Oct 22 1:30 - 4:30 pm In partnership with Columbia Association’s International Exchange & Multicultural Programs

SNAPCHAT FOR BEGINNERS What's Snapchat, and why are all the kids using it? Learn the basics to connect with friends and family with this goofy social media app. Bring your smartphone to follow along with the demonstration and discussion. Oct 26

Sep 18 When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi

Tue Nov 7 7 – 8:15 pm In partnership with Candlelight Concert Society

Oct 16 Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz

RETIREMENT PLANNING

Nov 20 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

When was the last time you thought about life after work? It’s not just about money, but also how you want to spend those years of leisure. Roy Yenoli of MakingChange discusses the many issues facing those thinking of retirement. rg

Wed

Nov 8

1 - 2 pm

book discussion groups BAS BLEU Sep 20 The Past by Tessa Hadley

CULTURE FEST: OCEANIA: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Thu

Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm

Mondays; 3 - 5 pm Oct 16 Fences (PG-13) Nov 20 La La Land (PG-13)

rg

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

7 - 8 pm

AUTHOR SALON: LAURIE FRANKEL & GOODBYE FOR NOW See page 3. Wed Nov 1 7 - 8:30 pm A Howard County Book Connection event Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS

Oct 18 An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine Nov 15 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

GLOBAL READS 1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Oct 2

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Nov 6

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

TEA AND TOMES 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Sep 21

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Oct 19 O Pioneers! by Willa Cather Nov 16 The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760 9525 Durness Lane

BEST APPS: FOOD AND COOKING

Laurel, MD 20723

Bring your phone into the kitchen. From finding recipes to planning your next trip to the grocery store, learn about the best apps for food and cooking during Appy Hour.

family & friends

Fri

TIME TO SIGN: SPOOKY SIGNS

Nov 3

11 am - 12 pm

MYSTERY AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA Meet the authors of mystery, crime novels, and short stories as they discuss their new works published in 2017. Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, and Art Taylor are just a few of the bestselling and award-winning authors appearing. Books available for purchase and signing. Sat Nov 4 1 - 3 pm In partnership with Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime

WRITE IN FOR NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH Join your fellow writers as you work on your daily word count for National Novel Writing Month in an open space with tables, outlets, and refreshments.

Families; 30 - 45 min. Learn to sign numbers, colors, and other concepts with Kathy Pongor, a teacher from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet, as she interprets spooky stories into sign. Make a craft. Thu

Oct 26

7 pm

SPOOKY STORIES & COSTUME PARADE Families; 45 min. Join us for stories and parade, or just one. Listen to stories to celebrate this spooky day. Then, show off your costumes in a parade around the library. Tue Oct 31 10:15 am Stories 10:45 am Costume parade

Mondays & Tuesdays; 6 - 8 pm Nov 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28

POPCORN ART Families; 30 min. Ticket required. Celebrate mixed media by creating various masterpieces with popcorn. tk tk

Thu Sat

Nov 2 Nov 4

11:30 am 11:30 am

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MARVELOUS MAGFORMERS

Families (ages 3 & up); 30 - 45 min. Ticket required. Use your imagination to create structures with geometric magnetic shapes. tk

Fri

Nov 3

11:30 am

infant - 23 months BABY’S PLAY DATE Ages infant-23 months. Allow 20 min. A morning playgroup! Play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. Tuesdays; 10 - 11 am Sep 5 - Nov 14

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins AUGUST 21 for adult classes. childrens: Registration begins one week prior to class or series start date. teens: Registration begins two weeks prior to class or series start date.

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SAVAGE BRANCH continued

preschool (2 - 5 years) Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

tween (9 - 12 years) v

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required. Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children’s literature. tk

CRAFTERNOON

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

TWIST & SHOUT: UNDER THE SEA Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Music and movement activities. tk

Mon

Sep 18

11:30 am

SHIP SHAPE! Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. Listen to stories about shapes, play musical shape games, and create a shape craft.

tk

Thu

Sep 21

Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:15 am

Nov 7 - 28

11:30 am

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

Mon

Nov 20

Ages 8-12; 60 min. Registration required. Don't go back to school with boring school supplies. Make an ultra-cool notebook and pen to start your school year off right!

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Sat

Sep 16

11 am

TIE-DYE LITE!

SENSORY FRIENDLY STORIES & FUN

Ages 2-5 with adult; allow 30 min. Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays; 1:30 - 3:30 pm

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL! FALL INTO SCIENCE

10:15 am

Ages 8-12; 60 min. Registration required. Make an amazing tie-dye T-shirt without making a mess! Use Sharpies and rubbing alcohol to create a tie-dye T-shirt masterpiece. All materials provided. rg

Sat

Oct 14

11 am - 12 pm

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: SUPER HERO!

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.

Ages 8-12; 60 min. Registration required. Celebrate the Captain Underpants series by creating themed crafts and geeking out with fellow fans! rg

Sat

Nov 11

11 am

SING ALONG: SANDRA BOYNTON Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Celebrate the music of well-known children’s musicians as you dance, play, and sing. tk

Tue

Oct 3

10:15 am

STORYBOOK FRIENDS Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Characters of Olivier Dunrea tk Thu Oct 5 11:30 am tk

Pete the Cat Tue Oct 17

10:15 am

LEAF MAN Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Enjoy a book and crafts to celebrate the season.

tk

Thu

Oct 19

11:30 am

MUSIC & MOVES WITH THE ANIMALS OF MADAGASCAR Ages 3-8; 45 min. Ticket required. "We Like to Move it, Move it!"- The popular Dreamworks animated feature is now an on stage musical! Join the "animals" from Red Branch Theatre Company as they tell an interactive story about their great escape from Central Park Zoo, followed by a sing and dance-a-long. Includes a themed activity book and craft. tk

Sat

Oct 21

2 pm

PLAY, PRACTICE & PERFORM THE UKULELE Ages 6-11 with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Learn to play the ukulele in this four-part beginners series. Participants learn and practice songs, then present a mini concert during the fourth session. Players who attend all sessions receive a certificate.

rg

Wednesdays; 7 pm

Sep 6 - 27

BOOK - N - CHAT Ages 5-8; 45 min. Registration required. Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. rg

Mondays; 7 pm

Sep 25, Oct 23, Nov 27

FAIR HOUSING FIVE Ages 5-10 with adult; 60 min. Registration required. Listen to Fair Housing Five & the Haunted House and participate in a discussion. Create an art project showing where you live or the house or neighborhood where you would like to live. Parents and guardians can learn more about fair housing and other rights, too. rg

Wed

Oct 25

6:30 pm

Ages 6-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Join us for music related books and groovin' songs. Learn about a variety of instruments, celebrate music in its many forms, and create a craft!

Thursdays; 7 pm

Nov 2 - 16

CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: CHEMISTRY ROCKS!

Sat

Nov 11 & 18

2 pm

Sep 12

6:30 - 8 pm

TEEN MOVIE BREAK Ages 11-17. Relax, it's Friday! Bring your friends to a big screen showing of a popular PG or PG-13 movie and enjoy some popcorn. Fridays; 3 - 5 pm

Oct 13

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 for hands-on experiments exploring the chemistry of rocks (geochemistry).

Ages 11 & up; Families welcome (children age 10 & younger must be accompanied by an adult). Play classic board games such as Battleship, Candyland, Life, and Monopoly. Refreshments.

Sep 15

v

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OLD SCHOOL GAME NIGHT

Tue

MUSIC MATTERS

tk

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Nov 24

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) Divergent (PG-13) Sing (PG)

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.

tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

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v denotes STEM class.

note: Accomodations available for those with special needs.

Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


fall classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

MAXIMIZE YOUR HISTORY DAY RESEARCH 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. rg rg

Sat Mon

Sep 16 Sep 18

3:30 pm 7 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18. Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service hours available. Wednesdays; 4 - 4:30 pm

Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15

ANIME CLUB

PRACTICE SAT EXAM Ages 13-19, 4 hrs. Registration required. Take a practice SAT test with the Princeton Review. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Parents strongly encouraged to attend results session. Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Sat Nov 4 1 - 5 pm Results (Parents welcome) rg Wed Nov 22

Ages 11-17; drop-in. Are you a Ham-head and have the entire musical memorized? Join other super fans to sing the soundtrack, play some trivia and have some snacks. Tue

Nov 21

6:30 - 8:30 pm

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Ages 11-17. Meet monthly with fellow artists to create awesomeness and inspiration. We offer several different projects based on your ideas, or bring yours. Materials provided. Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm

Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28

BABYSITTING 101 Ages 12 & up; 2 hours. Registration required. Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions).

adult

Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16

ARTLAB SERIES

rg

7 - 8 pm

HAMILTON SING ALONG & TRIVIA

Ages 13-17. Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, play video games, work on your anime artwork, and enter a drawing to win prizes! Thursdays; 6:30 pm

Tue-Thu Oct 3, 4, 5

4 - 6 pm

Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm

Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Experienced writers critique others’ original nearpublication ready work and exchange feedback. rg

2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm

Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

BROWSE, BORROW, DOWNLOAD Drop in for tips and instructions on how to access eContent, borrow and download eBooks and eAudiobooks, or stream music, movies, and television shows on a laptop, phone, or tablet.

CONVERSATIONS FOR CHANGE: A JOURNEY TOWARD INCLUSIVENESS See page 5. rg Wednesdays; 6 - 8:30 pm Nov 1, 8 & 15 In partnership with the HCPSS Office of Cultural Proficiency

NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD FISH IN HOWARD COUNTY: FACT VS FICTION Join April Altamira, Independent Research Biologist, to learn about the history, habitats, behavior, migration patterns, baits/lures, and current research being done on this adaptable and invasive fish, which was confirmed in Howard County in 2015. rg

Sat

Nov 4

10:30 am - 12 pm

UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING YOUTH

2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Parents, students, and educators welcome. 60 min. Learn how to support transgender and gender nonconforming youth with someone from PFLAG. Gain an understanding of the challenges these young people face and how those can impact their success at school and acceptance at home. Learn about respectful terminology and additional resources.

Ages 18 & up. Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and engage the creative areas of your brain. Come color with us!

MIRRORS & WINDOWS

Saturdays; 4 - 5:30 pm

Oct 4 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Tue

Oct 17

7 pm

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (NHD) THESIS WRITING WORKSHOP Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. A solid thesis is the foundation for any NHD project. Explore the theme Compromise and Conflict in History, and look at ways to evolve a topic into a working thesis, then into a blueprint for an argument that explores the significance of a historical topic in relation to this year’s theme. rg

Sat

Oct 21

4 pm

PRACTICE ACT EXAM Ages 13-19, 4 hrs. Registration required. Take a practice ACT test with the Princeton Review. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Parents strongly encouraged to attend results session. Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Sat Oct 21 11 am - 3 pm Results (Parents welcome) rg Tue Nov 7

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

COLORING FOR CREATIVITY, FOCUS & RELAXATION

Sep 30, Oct 28

ATTRACTING BATS TO YOUR BACKYARD Master Gardener Lisa Wingate explains why you might wish to attract bats, dispels negative myths about bats, and explains their preferred habitats. Learn about appropriate houses and plant selections to lure and keep bats in your landscape. rg

Wed

Oct 4

7 - 8:30 pm

LIFE SKILLS 101: CLOTHING CARE BASICS Have you ever said “I wish I’d learned that in school”? Tired of calling your mom and dad for help with basic tasks? Join other adults to learn basic clothing maintenance, including simple hand sewing, stain removal tips, and what those weird laundry care icons on tags actually mean. rg

Wed

Oct 25

7 - 8:30 pm

UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING YOUTH See teens section at left for description. Parents, students, and educators welcome. Tue

Oct 17

book discussion groups 1st Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 6

Introduction - Bring a favorite

Nov 1

Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami

MYSTERY 2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 13 Oct 11 Nov 8

Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg Bitter Season by Tami Hoag Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

NONFICTION 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Sep 20 Founding Gardeners: the Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf Oct 18 Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford Nov 15

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal

7 - 8 pm

7 - 8 pm

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins AUGUST 21 for adult classes. childrens: Registration begins one week prior to class or series start date. teens: Registration begins two weeks prior to class or series start date.

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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 and May 31. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please call 410.313.7799 to report any errors or omissions.

PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

thanks

BB&T | Frank and Yolanda Bruno | Far Corner, Inc. | Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System | Howard County Public School System | Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust | M&T Bank | Estate of Donald Charles Miller

$5,000-$9,999

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Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, Inc. Institute of Museum and Library Services

Gul Zeba Ahmed Audubon Society of Central Maryland Black Tie Services Evan Cataldi Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC Demco DC Velo Limited Tewodros Getachew Giant Food Howard County Garden Club Timothy and Kathryn Nordvedt United Way of Central Maryland

$1,000-$4,999 Kathleen S. Glascock Tribute Fund for Children/Youth Literacy & Education Howard County Economic Development Authority Maryland 529 Owen Brown Community Association Sandy Spring Bank

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TR I B U T ES In loving memory of Aileen McCaffrey: Charles H. and Carol L. Clark In memory of Kathleen S. Glascock: Robert Owings Glascock In memory of John and Alberta Simmons: Alvin R. Simmons In memory of Edna Steigerwald: Milltown Quilters In memory of Patti Tuttle: Jeannette Simmons

IN-KIND DONATIONS: American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore Orioles | Bowie Baysox Baseball | Chick-fil-A | Clark's Elioak Farm | Columbia Association | Division of Library Development and Services | Frederick Keys Baseball | Howard County Recreation and Parks | Kinetics Dance Theatre | Maryland Science Center | The Original Woodstock Snowball Stand | Pen Boutique, LTD | Pizza Hut of Maryland, Inc. | Race Pace Bicycles | Roger Carter Community Center, Howard County Recreation & Parks | Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia | Wegmans

To become a Friend of Howard County Library System, visit

jointhefriends.org. You’ll receive terrific benefits. Best of all, you’ll know that you are supporting a great Library system and its educational mission. In my work at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, I see more and more new business growth occurring in fields that rely heavily on science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM for short. That means STEM skills are critical to tomorrow's workforce, and it's reassuring to know that Howard County Library System is on top of this important educational trend. Thanks to HCLS STEM classes and initiatives like the Rube Goldberg Challenge where fourth and fifth graders work together to analyze, evaluate and engineer simple machines, Howard County's innovators of tomorrow are learning higher order thinking skills. By exposing young minds to STEM-centric activities HCLS is harnessing the innovation that will keep Howard County a thriving, vibrant place to live and work. The future of Howard County, its businesses, and its people are important to me, and that's why I joined Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System. The yearly investment I make today helps HCLS continue to deliver STEM education and prepare the next generation for tomorrow. And that's what it means to be a Friend! Kristi Simon – Vice President, Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Howard County Chamber of Comerce, and Friends & Foundation Board Member

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