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HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday (through June 11*)

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

*Miller & Central open Sundays year-round

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GLENWOOD BRANCH

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

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

9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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SAVAGE BRANCH

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ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

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Letter from the President

The Very Best in Education, 21st century style It’s Summer @ Your Library, and you’re invited to participate! Chock full of fun, this reading initiative for students of all ages also includes an engaging line-up of classes and activities. It all kicks off with a splash at Books in Bloom on June 11! This year’s theme, “Build a Better World,” captures the essence of Howard County Library System. Striving continuously to improve, we aim to deliver excellence in education while centering on civility and partnerships. As I prepare to move back to the West Coast in August, I am more grateful than ever for the opportunity to have lived in this dynamic community. It has been a distinct honor to have led your library system for 16 years. During this time, all our accomplishments were made possible by the extraordinary team of HCLS educators and support staff, and the immeasurable support of the HCLS Board of Trustees, Friends of HCLS, elected officials, and you, the entire community. We developed “Libraries = Education,” which is ushering in a new era for libraries everywhere. Here are some examples of what we’ve accomplished under the Three Pillars of our curriculum since 2001.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Thomas K. Munns, Chair Louise B. Riemer, Vice Chair Richard M. Alexander, Treasurer Ankur (Andy) P. Dalal Stacie A. Hunt Anne R. Markus 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.

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

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

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For Self-Directed Education, we bolstered our collection of materials in all formats—including a Human Library, and, beginning July 1, ukuleles! Under Research Assistance & Instruction, we expanded personalized research assistance, introduced systemwide Homework Centers, taught award-winning classes, seminars, and workshops for students of all ages (e.g., What’s in My Artbox for toddlers, Chemistry in the Library for tweens, and “Appy Hour” for adults), and strengthened

HCLS Project Literacy, our adult basic education initiative. Regarding Instructive & Enlightening Experiences, we held author events (e.g., Lemony Snicket, Jodi Picoult, Isabel Wilkerson), and implemented partnerships, such as A+ Partners in Education (with Kindergarten Here We Come!, HiTech, HCLS Spelling Bee, and Battle of the Books), the Enchanted Garden, and Choose Civility. We also built the HCLS Miller Branch & Historical Center, HCLS Savage Branch & STEM Education Center, HCLS Administrative Branch, HCLS Central Branch, and—just around the corner—the new HCLS Elkridge Branch & DIY Education Center. I’m proud that, working together, we repositioned HCLS as a renowned educational institution in the region, state, and nation. I’m proud that we received numerous prestigious awards— most notably, Library of the Year from Library Journal, which hailed the Libraries = Education vision “a 21st century model worthy of study and consideration by every other library in America, if not the world.” Most importantly, I’m proud that students of all ages in this diverse community have benefited from HCLS’ innovative curriculum, improving their quality of life. I am confident that the educational foundation we have established will continue strong. Once again, it has been a privilege to have been President & CEO of Howard County Library System. I am so glad that, together, we’ve had the opportunity to build a better world. For all of this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With warmest regards,

Valerie J. Gross P R E S I D E N T & C EO

CONGRATULATIONS TO HCLS' SPELLING BEE CHAMP! Congratulations to Saketh Sundar, two-time winner of the HCLS Spelling Bee, sponsored by BB&T, Friends of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust, and Henry and Nancy Yee. Sundar is a sixth grade student at Mayfield Woods Middle School. He advanced to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC at the end of May.

FARMERS' MARKETS Visit the Farmers' Markets at the Miller Branch on Wednesday afternoons and East Columbia Branch on Thursday afternoons. Presented in partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Authority.


[A] knockout of a novel about immigration, American dreams, the power of first love, and the shifting meanings of skin color. . . A marvel. —NPR (on Americanah)

AUTHOR SALON: CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE MILLER (410.313.1950) rg Sat Jun 10 2 - 3:30 pm Register at AdichieHCLS.eventbrite.com Registration begins May 24 at 10 am. Limit four free tickets per person. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County LIbrary System A Columbia 50th Birthday event

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the leading African writer of her generation. She grew up on the campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and left Nigeria for the U.S. at the age of 19. Adichie’s work is read around the world, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), won the Orange Prize (now the Bailey’s Women’s Prize). Her 2013 novel Americanah has received numerous accolades, including the U.S. National Book Critics Circle Award. It was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013. Adichie has been invited to speak around the world. Most notably her 2009 TED Talk, "The Danger of A Single Story," is now one of the top ten most-viewed TED Talks of all time, with more than five million views. Her 2012 TED talk, "We Should All Be Feminists," has started a worldwide conversation about feminism, and was published as a book in 2014. Her most recent book, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, was published in March 2017. Adichie leads an annual Writers Workshop in Nigeria to support aspiring young writers.

Limited number of books available for purchase and signing, on a first come, first served basis. See hclibrary.org for details. MORE PRAISE FOR AMERICANAH

AMERICANAH is a courageous, world-class novel about independence, integrity, community, and love—and what it takes to become a ‘full human being.’—BOOKLIST A very funny, very warm and moving intergenerational epic that confirms Adichie’s virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity.—Dave Eggers, author of A Hologram for the King Superb...Americanah is that rare thing in contemporary literary fiction: a lush, big-hearted love story that also happens to be a piercingly funny social critique.—Vogue

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RED BRANCH THEATRE COMPANY SPEAKER SERIES: PAGE TO STAGE Red Branch artistic staff and performers discuss contemporary and classic theatre, and highlight diverse theatre artists through a combination of lectures, discussions, performances, and Q&A interactions.

SUMMER @ YOUR LIBRARY: BUILD A BETTER WORLD Enroll between June 1 - August 31, 2017

Lysistrata Jones From its inception in Ancient Greece, the art of theatre has communicated our humanity. Of the four Greek playwrights whose works have survived, only Aristophanes wrote comedies. Does a play written around 400 BC still have relevance today? What if it were made into a musical? Red Branch artistic staff and performers discuss the original work and the modernized musical version of Lysistrata, a woman who decided that the best way to succeed in a patriarchal society was to take matters into her own hands. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Mon Jun 19 7 - 8:15 pm In partnership with Red Branch Theatre A Columbia 50th Birthday Event Bridges of Madison County Follow one of the bestselling books of the 20th century on its journey from novel to feature film to Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. The love story between an ItalianAmerican woman and a National Geographic photographer has captivated generations of audiences. Red Branch artists discuss the evolution of the piece and perform selections for their upcoming production. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Mon Aug 21 7 - 8:15 pm In partnership with Red Branch Theatre A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

Read and participate in activities to unlock virtual badges and win prizes when you enroll in Summer @ Your Library: Build a Better World for children, teens, and adults. Spend the long, lazy days of summer building a better you, better friendships, a better community, and a better planet by reading and exploring a variety of activities. Whether you participate in our new online experience or traditional print version, choose from a variety of activities and reading options. Complete the required number of books or activities to earn virtual badges valid for prizes and/or entries into branch and grand prize drawings. Collect your virtual badge online, or come into the library and show us the print version to log your progress. Reading may be substituted for any activity. Children and teens must earn the enrollment badge plus any five badges to receive Summer @ Your Library completion coupons and a prize.

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Adults who earn a minimum of three badges qualify for the prize drawings. Adults may unlock up to 12 badges to earn entries into branch and grand prize drawings. The more badges you unlock, the more chances you earn in the prize drawings!

BOOKS IN BLOOM HOWARD COUNTY BOOK FESTIVAL AND SUMMER @ YOUR LIBRARY LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Enjoy a previously filmed presentation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge! Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece returns to life in a bold new performance by the New York Philharmonic, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. Suitable for teens and adults. Refreshments. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) rg Sat Jul 29

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Aiming to bring together some of the country’s best and brightest literary minds, the festival is a daylong celebration of the joy of books, words and reading. Join us for author conversations, book readings and signings, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions, Enroll in Summer @ Your Library and participate in crafts, activities, and a Poetry Wall. Visit downtowncolumbiamd.com/books-in-bloom for a list of authors and activities. Books available for purchase by Politics and Prose. THE CHRYSALIS AT MERRIWEATHER PARK IN SYMPHONY WOODS Sun Jun 11 12 - 5 pm Sponsored by Downtown Columbia Partnership


#choose2Bkind DIALOGUE CIRCLES

Speak from the heart. Listen from the heart. Discuss divisive issues in a respectful and productive manner. Share your ideas, listen, and be heard in a small group setting. Practice constructive dialogue and conflict resolution strategies that you can carry forward and apply in your everyday interactions.

HOWARD COUNTY, MD AUTHOR SALON: JAN BOWMAN Jan Bowman discusses her short story collection, Flight Path & Other Stories, which studies and reveals the power of kindness. In difficult moments of human contact, explored from childhood through old age, this collection provides a window into the kindness all people seek in moments of sorrow. The dynamic mix of characters in Bowman’s stories know much about sorrow. Sorrow is found in the burden of a wife looking after her war-damaged husband and the son who confronts her more than 35 years after she abandons them. Sorrow is found in the struggle to hide from violence of the world, even though violence finds them. But Bowman’s characters know kindness as well. Kindness is in the unspoken understanding between a young man and his elderly aunt in the aftermath of a violent murder. Kindness is in small gestures between friends, and even strangers, after a sudden death. And kindness exists in unexpected connections found on the other end of the phone or through a shared meal. Bowman's stories have won awards and been finalists in a number of publication contests, including the Danahy Fiction Prize, Gival Press Awards, Glimmer Train, Roanoke Review, Broad River Review RASH Awards, and Phoebe and "So-To-Speak" Fiction Contests. Winner of the 2011 Roanoke Review Fiction Award, Bowman's stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best American Short Stories, and a Pen/O’Henry award. Bowman’s fiction has appeared in numerous publications including, Roanoke Review, Big Muddy, The Broadkill Review, Third Wednesday, Minimus, Buffalo Spree (97), Folio, The Potomac Review, Musings, Potato Eyes, and others. Jan's collection Flight Path & Other Stories (Evening Street Press) was published in 2015. Her next story collection, Life Boat Drills for Women is under construction. She is working on a novel based on the last story from her published collection. Learn more at janbowmanwriter.com Books available for purchase and signing.

CENTRAL (410.313.7800)

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Jun 27

7 - 8:30 pm

A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

THE LONGEST TABLE You are invited to the table! We provide the dinner; you provide the conversation. The first of its kind of experience in the state, The Longest Table invites the community to sit down together, share good food and discuss great ideas. Exchange stories about life in Howard County, both where we have been and where we are going. Make new connections and engage in conversation about diverse perspectives and common goals. In Howard County, we take pride in and celebrate our diversity. Our wide spectrum of personal experiences gives us a glimpse into one another's lives. The Longest Table provides a setting for us to share those experiences and gain a better understanding of how we can find common ground and move our community forward together. Tickets available at choosecivility.org beginning May 22. Adults: $15 High school and college students: $10

Space is limited; registration required. Register at hclibrary.org or by calling 410.313.7500.

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Thu Jun 8 11 - 12 am In partnership with Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center at Howard Community College and #OneHoward

REPAIR CAFÉS Repair Cafés assist and teach people how to repair household electrical and mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, clothing, and other small objects. With a goal of reducing waste and maintaining skills around repairs, the café also strengthens social cohesion. Bring your broken goods and work with volunteers to fix them. If you have handy skills and would like to volunteer, please email: classauthor@hclibrary.org

MILLER (410.313.1950) rg Sat Jul 15 2 - 4 pm In partnership with Transition Howard County

RANDOM ACTS OF CIVILITY: A YEAR OF KINDNESS IN HOWARD COUNTY Little things we do can make our community stronger and can inspire others to pay those kindnesses HOWARD COUNTY, MD 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.

PASS IT ON! Join Choose Civility’s Random Acts of Civility: A Year of Kindness campaign and pass P.M. Forni’s book, Choosing Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct around the county and beyond. Look for copies throughout the community, then: Register it at ChooseCivility.org. Tell us your book number and where you plan to read it. Read it. Share it on social media with #choose2Bkind.

HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Thu

Jun 22

6 – 10 pm

A Columbia 50th Birthday Event Sponsored by Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, Maryland State Department of Education, #OneHoward, and United Way

Pass it to someone else to register, read, and pass — or leave it in a public place. Return to ChooseCivility.org throughout the year to track where the books have traveled.

In partnership with Howard Community College, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Library System, Howard Hughes Corporation, and Leadership Howard County

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Kindergarten, Here We Come! For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. Cosponsored by Friends of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

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Registration begins Aug 9 for all sessions. Wed Aug 16 11 am Thu Aug 17 7 pm Sat Aug 19 2 & 3:30 pm rg

EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

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Registration begins Aug 8 for all sessions. Tue Aug 15 6 pm Wed Aug 16 10 am & 1 pm

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GLENWOOD (410.313.5577)

Registration begins Aug 9 for all sessions. Wed Aug 16 4 & 7 pm Thu Aug 17 10:30 am & 4 pm

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Registration begins Jul 24 for all sessions. Mon Jul 31 10:15 & 11:30 am Tue Aug 1 4:30 & 7 pm Wed Aug 2 2 & 7 pm Thu Aug 3 11 am Tue Wed Thu rg

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7 pm 4:30 & 7 pm 11 am & 2 pm

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Registration begins Aug 15 for all sessions. Tue Aug 22 10:15 am Wed Aug 23 10:15 am Thu Aug 24 6:30 pm Sat Aug 26 11:15 am

Moving Up to Middle School For students starting sixth grade. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial!

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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.

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ELKRIDGE EXPRESS (410.313.5077)

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

Tue Sat

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SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Aug 15 Aug 19

6:30 - 8 pm 3 - 4:30 pm

eBooks and Online Content for Kids HCLS offers free, on demand, self-directed education at your fingertips. HCLS' eBooks for kids combine educational games, videos, and interactive books for engaging experiences for children from Pre-K through high school. Visit hclibrary.org/kidsecontent. Among other resources such as Beanstack and language learning tools, you can also access:

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS

Includes National Geographic Kids magazine, books, and kid-friendly, downloadable images.

PEBBLEGO Designed for Pre-K through third grade students, PebbleGo features built-in reading and research tools. Topics include animals, earth and space, biographies, and social studies.

SCIENCEFLIX® ScienceFlix combines curriculum, grade-level specific content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a highly-engaging experience for students in grades 4 through 9.

TRUEFLIX® Children who are proficient readers can watch a streaming video, read a nonfiction book, then further explore and research the subject matter.


MEE T T H E A U T H O R :

CARLA TAYLOR-PLA

Preparing Children for Kindergarten For parents and caregivers of children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Carla Taylor-Pla holds a BA from Yale

Experiencing school for the first time

the Medill School of Journalism at

is one of life’s most rewarding yet

Northwestern University, and an MBA

challenging adventures. School is New

from American University. She lives

to Me: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting

in Alexandria, VA with her husband,

School by Carla Taylor-Pla relates

daughter, and spotted dog, Maxie.

valuable, immediately usable information

University, an MS in Journalism from

for preparing children to enter early

In partnership with Howard County Public School System and the Road to Kindergarten initiative

education settings with minds ready

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to learn. Written in a child’s voice and

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experiences as a mother and dedicated child advocate, this book explains what

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to expect from a typical school routine. Books and companion activity books available for purchase and signing.

I had two “aha” moments from this experience. One was that sharing information with her teacher about a challenge my daughter, Liv, was having was one of the best decisions I have ever made because it helped bring out the best in my daughter. The other was that children, like us, need to know what to expect from a new situation in order to feel comfortable enough to succeed.

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What lessons did you learn from your daughter’s first experience with “school?”

What creates a sense of wonder for you in the realm of education? What I find incredible is that we are preparing our children for careers and ways of living that haven’t even been thought of yet. That is why our work here is so critical and why we start at an early age teaching children how to learn, what to ask — and to dream bigger than we ever could.

What is your professional background? I’ve been a long-time advocate for children. I started my career as a broadcast journalist covering child welfare. Then, I worked as a senior public policy analyst for a child advocacy organization in Washington, DC, and provided testimony for Congress while mobilizing a nationwide network of educators and parents to support early education initiatives. I also served on the leadership team that launched the high quality media education brand, PBS KIDS. More recently, I managed advertising promotions for The Washington Post. My daughter, Liv, is the inspiration for the School is New to Me series and company, Carla & Liv KIDS (.carlaandlivkids.com).

What topics will you explore in your discussion group? Since the discussion is geared to parents and caregivers, some of my topics will include:

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Your role as your child’s first teacher.

The importance of communicating with your child’s teacher(s).

Helping reduce your child’s separation anxiety.

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Supporting learning through play.

Building your child’s familiarity with the school environment and teachers.

Providing activities that support year-round love of learning.

CHOMP! MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. BRADY BARR Families; 30 - 60 min. Registration required. Follow along with National Geographic explorer and author Dr. Brady Barr of EcoAdventures as he recounts his adventures. Hear exciting stories and learn facts about amazing creatures. Meet some live animals; supervised contact may occur. After a While Crocodile and Chomp! available for purchase and signing.

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announcements ouncements announcemen New! LIBRARY CARD CONTEST This year's drawing contest invites our local, young artists to design new library cards. The contest is open to all children in Kindergarten through grade 12 who live or attend school in Howard County. Entry forms available in the branches and at hclibrary.org. Contest runs May 15 - Jul 15. Sponsored by Friends of HCLS SUMMER CLASSES @ HiTECH Camps run in one-week sessions, with 90 minute sessions, from June 19 September 1. Classes held all summer at HCLS Savage and Central Branches, and for a few weeks at Glenwood Branch. All classes for ages 11-18. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech for the schedule and to register. HiTech, HCLS’ STEM education initiative, teaches cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via projectbased classes that include computer programming (Python and Javascript), 3D animation, nanotechnology, music/ video production, e-books, game apps, cybersecurity, green energy, and robotics. HiJINX PODCAST Tune into HiJinx to learn about such topics as farming, kindness, genealogy, and spelling in a fun and entertaining way. Visit hclibrary.org/hijinx or subscribe via iTunes. Recent episodes include: •

Karma of Kindess with Carla Hall

Farm to Table: Can You Dig It?

Spell Bound

The Beat Goes On - Part I includes an interview with Judy Collins

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ukuleles

You "toUcan" uke! HCLS introduces its new ukulele curriculum for students of all ages!

What:

Kits include a ukulele, tuner, case ... and a toucan sticker (while supplies last)

Where:

HCLS Central, Glenwood, Miller, and Savage Branches

Who:

Everyone (must be at least 13 years old to borrow)

how long: Three weeks (may be reserved) When:

Beginning July 1

Want to learn how to play? Watch self-paced videos on ArtistWorks via hclibrary.org/hclsnow. Videos feature lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians. Classes in branches begin this fall. For more HCLS ukulele resources, visit bit.ly/HCLSukulele. Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

UKULELE SHOWCASE! Families, teens, and adults. Allow 30 min. Explore our new collection of ukulele kits, recommended for ages 6 & up. Learn about ukuleles, materials, and online tutorials. Sat

Jul 1

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

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

Thursday 10:15 & 11:30 am All Together Now Jun 15 - Aug 31

6:30 pm TK Play Partners

PAJAMA TIME

Friday 10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners

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

infant - 23 months*

7 pm TK Pajama Time

10:15 & 11:30 am RG 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3* Jun 19 - Aug 14 7 pm RG Pajama Time

mi ller branch

10:15 & 11:30 am RG Play Partners

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

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

infant - 23 months*

7 pm RG Pajama Time summer @ your library 10:30 am RG Just For Me Jul 11 - Aug 29 summer @ your library 10:15 & 11:30 am TK All Together Now Jun 26 - Aug 28

10:15 & 11:30 am TK 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3* Jul 11 - Aug 29

10:30 am TK Play Partners Jun 8 - 22 Jul 13 - Aug 10

10:30 am TK All Together Now

11 am TK All Together Now No class July 15 & 29

infant - 23 months*

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Jun 14 - Aug 30

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

infant - 23 months*

10:15 & 11:30 am TK Play Partners Jun 17 - Sep 2 infant - 23 months*

7 pm TK Pajama Time

10:15 am 3, 2, Fun Ages 2-3* Jun 19 - Aug 7 savage branch

10:15 & 11:30 am RG All Together Now Jun 14 - Aug 23 Week of June 18 - 24: Celebrate Columbia 50th

10:15 & 11:15 am RG All Together Now Jun 5 - 26

glenwood branch

elkri dge express

east columbia express

infant - 23 months*

7 pm Pajama Time

10:15 & 11:30 am Play Partners Jun 21 - Aug 9 infant - 23 months*

1:30 pm Just For Me Ages 3-5* Jun 19 - Aug 7

10:15 am Just For Me Ages 3-5 Jun 22 - Aug 10

10:15 & 11:15 am Picture Book Parade ages 2 - 5*, with craft

Jun 23 - Aug 11

10:15 am All Together Now Jun 24 - Aug 12

1:30 pm All Together Now Jun 21 - Aug 9

6:30 pm Play Partners Jun 19 - Aug 7 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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summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

CENTRAL BRANCH

410.313.7800 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Author 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.

family & friends HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLUMBIA!

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Families; 30 min. Ticket required. Celebrate Columbia’s 50th birthday with stories and songs. Wed

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Jun 21

FAMILY MOVIE

Thu Jul 27

2 pm

Wed Aug 16 2 pm Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

Storks (PG)

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Moana (PG)

Families; 60 min. Ticket required. Your mission: Decipher clues and return animals to their homes. Dr. Edna, a world-famous wildlife expert from EcoAdventures, works to save endangered animals, and she needs your help. In this hands-on adventure you encounter many animals, from glowing scorpions and spiky lizards to alligators and giant pythons. Contact with an animal may occur.

Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Use a variety of materials to build fun creations.

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Thu Wed

Jun 22 Jun 28

2 & 3:15 pm 2 & 3:15 pm

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TOMORROW'S WORLD

Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Launch a catapult and ride on a hoverboard! The Science Guys of Baltimore introduce engineering marvels, new and old, and invite you to explore new technologies. Learn about renewable solar and wind technologies, then try to demolish a building to gain a better understanding of earthquake construction and natural disaster protection. tk

Thu

Jun 29

2 pm

Families, teens, and adults. Allow 30 min. Explore our NEW collection of ukulele kits, recommended for ages 6 & up. Learn about materials, ukuleles, and online tutorials at this open house. Jul 1

2 - 4 pm

Jul 13

2 pm

Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Discover different ways to construct a pop-up card, then make one. tk

Thu

Jul 20

2 & 3:15 pm

FAMILY GAME DAY

1:30 pm

Thursdays; 2 & 3:15 pm

Aug 3 - 24

FAMILY PICTIONARY CHALLENGE Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Compete in a game of Pictionary. Bring your art and guessing skills! tk

Mon

Aug 7

2 - 4 pm

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.

6 & 7:15 pm

Sat Jul 8 10:45 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

THE WORLD AROUND ME Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Explore buildings and learn about people from around the world. tk

Tuesdays; 2 & 3:15 pm

Jun 6 - 27

BUILD, PLAY, LEARN! Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. Develop math and motor skills as you build, play, and learn using a variety of materials. tk tk

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

Wednesdays; 2 & 3:15 pm Tue Aug 1

Jul 5 - 19 1 pm

Tuesdays; 6:30 pm

Jun 6, Aug 1

ORIGAMI Ages 8 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. Read a book about origami and construct an origami animal. tk

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Wed

Jul 5

2 & 3:15 pm

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE

Ages 8 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. Discover the amazing home-building methods of animals from the hummingbird to the beaver, then test your engineering and building skills by constructing a model from various materials. tk

Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Use your imagination and have summertime fun by playing games together.

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

I'M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

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Thu

preschool (2 - 5 years)

CRAFTERNOON All ages. Allow 30 min. Drop in and make fun crafts. Thu Jul 6

WORLD WILDLIFE MISSION

MAKE A POP-UP CARD

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UKULELE SHOWCASE

Sat

Aug 8

BOOK - N - CHAT

FAMILY BUILDING TIME

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Tue

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

10:15 & 11:30 am

Pete’s Dragon, 2016 (PG)

kindergarten - grade 5

Families. Wed Jun 21 2 pm

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

Wed

Jul 12

2 & 3:15 pm

U MAKE IT! Ages 8 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. Create a masterpiece using a variety of materials. tk tk

Wed Tue

Jul 19 Aug 8

2 & 3:15 pm 1:30 pm

MAGIC TREE HOUSE MEETS GREAT MINDS Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required. Travel with Jack and Annie to the 1889 Paris World’s Fair to meet great scientists, inventors, and builders. tk tk

Wed Thu

Jul 26 Jul 27

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HAPPY SKYSCRAPERS

6:30 pm 11 am

Ages 8 & up; 60 min. Ticket required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors demonstrate how to create a drawing as inspired by James Rizzi. tk

Tue

Aug 1

1 pm

v FAIRYTALE ENGINEERING: RAPUNZEL ENGINEERS AN ESCAPE Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Classic stories and fun problem-solving activities. tk tk

Wed Thu

Aug 9 Aug 10

6:30 pm 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. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


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MEET THE AUTHOR: CARLA TAYLOR-PLA HELPING CHILDREN MAKE THE TRANSITION INTO KINDERGARTEN For parents and caregivers of children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45 min. Registration required. See page 7. rg

Sat

Jul 22

2 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg

Registration begins Aug 9 for all sessions.

TEEN TALKING PICTURES

PICTIONARY PARTY Ages 9 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. So, you think you can draw? Compete in a Pictionary challenge. Fri

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Jul 7

2 & 3:15

THE HUMAN BODY

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body in this six-week STEM series. Each class examines a different body part/ system. Topics include DNA, the brain, and the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, and sensory nervous systems.

Tuesdays; 3 pm

Jul 11 - Aug 15

Wed Aug 16 11 am Thu Aug 17 7 pm Sat Aug 19 2 & 3:30 pm Cosponsored by Friends of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

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GIRL POWER

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Work in teams using STEM skills to build a structure capable of surviving an earthquake.

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

Saturdays; 3 pm

Jun 10, Jul 22, Aug 5

SHERLOCK HOLMES ESSAY CONTEST WINNER’S CIRCLE Meet and congratulate the winners of the Sherlock Holmes Essay Contest. Compete in an evidence identification challenge for a chance to win a prize. Thu Jun 15 7 pm Cosponsored by Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City and Howard County Public School System

“CLASSIC” BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 4-8; 45 min. Registration required. Discussions and activities about previous state award nominees. Copies available for borrowing by registered participants at the Central Children’s Research Desk. rg

Wednesdays; 6:30 pm

Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16

Jun 21

Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Jul 19

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Aug 16

Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael Bell

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BUILD YOUR OWN COLUMBIA

Ages 9 & up; 90 min. Ticket required. Celebrate Columbia’s founding by creating a planned community using your STEM skills in this 3D architectural challenge. tk

Sat

Jun 24

3 pm

CRAFT CLUB Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Feeling creative? Exciting crafts await you. rg

Mondays; 3 pm

Jun 26, Jul 17, Aug 21

Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Registration required. Celebrate the 4th of July by creating crafts to show your red, white, and blue pride!

Sat

Jul 1

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3 pm

Jul 15

3 pm

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

Thu

Jul 20

2 pm

BUILDING BRIDGES STEM CHALLENGE

Ages 9-12; 45 min. Registration required. Use engineering skills to build a bridge using all the materials in a mystery bag.

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Wed

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Aug 2

Aug 5

OWL OUTREACH

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Wed

Aug 9

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Fri

Aug 11

3 pm

FORT WARS

Ages 9 -12; 45 min. Ticket required. Work in teams and compete to engineer an impenetrable fort. Sabotage the other team as you engage in a fort war. tk

Sat

Aug 26

2 pm

OWL PELLET DISSECTION

Ages 10 & up; 30 min. Registration required. Learn about how and what owls eat, as well as how a pellet is formed in an owl’s unique digestive system. Dissect a sterilized pellet and use investigative skills to analyze and identify the contents to figure out what the owl ate! rg

Wed

Aug 9

3 pm

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

Mon

Aug 14

6:30 - 7:30 pm

2 & 3:15 pm

Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Ticket required. Baltimore Hoop Love performs amazing tricks, then invites you to give it a whirl. Everyone can have fun with a hula hoop! Outside, weather permitting. tk

3 pm

Ages 10 & up (Families welcome); 45 min. Registration required. Meet a Howard County Conservancy nonreleasable Barred Owl or an Eastern Screech Owl. Learn about the unique features and adaptations, hunting techniques, and habitat requirements of owls.

HULA HOOP FUN

adult FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLASS Learning Spanish? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. All experience levels welcome from beginner to fluent. Fridays; 10:30-11:30 am Jun 9, Jul 7, Aug 4

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.

3 pm

teens

(grades 6 - 12)

Mondays; 10 am - 12:30 pm

FLASH FICTION Ages 11 & up; 90 min. Registration required. Can you write a story in 750 words or fewer? Exercise and hone your writing chops by drafting extremely short stories using writing prompts and gaining feedback from peers. Taught by Faye McCray, popular essayist and author of I Am Loved! Positive Affirmations for Our Children. rg

FANTASTIC FOURTH

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Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors demonstrate how to make a collage inspired by Orville Bulman’s tropical beach houses in Haiti. Sat

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TROPICAL SCENE

Ages 11-16; 60 min. Chat about your favorite summer blockbusters and what films you would like to discuss in the future as we introduce a teen version of this popular class. All movies rated G, PG, or PG-13.

Sun

Jul 9

2 pm

Q CAFE Ages 13 & up; 60 min. An LGBTQ and friends discussion group and social hour. Discuss your favorite books, movies, music, TV shows, and trends. Refreshments. Saturdays; 4 pm

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

SPEAK ENGLISH NATURALLY Improve your English listening and speaking skills by learning how to use American idioms in everyday conversation. No registration required. Questions? Call 410.313.7900 or email prolit@ hclibrary.org. Wednesdays; 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 19

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410.313.7800

CENTRAL BRANCH continued ASK A MASTER GARDENER

NEEDLE ARTS

Discuss gardening questions. Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Jun 3 & 17, Jul 8 & 22, Aug 5 & 19

Do you like to sew, knit, or crochet? Finish a project, start a new one or, simply, meet other adults with similar interests. All skill levels are welcome. Basic instruction available.

NEW LIFE FOR OLDER HOMES - RENEW, REHAB, REPLACE

3rd Tuesdays; 10:30 am -12 pm

Are you a fan of HGTV’s Love it or List it? Are you looking at your home and wishing it was more up to date? Hear from architects and design professionals and explore visions and practical ideas for revitalizing older homes. Mon Jun 5 7 - 8:30 pm A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15

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.

ADULT SUMMER READING SHOWCASE: BUILD A BETTER WORLD

Tue

Construct a strong foundation for Summer @ Your Library (see page 4) as HCLS instructors suggest a variety of titles. You are the architect of your reading life! Refreshments and door prizes.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Borrow a cookbook authored by the evening’s featured chef and prepare a few recipes at home. Discuss the chef, their recipes, food markets, and gadgets. Refreshments.

Tue

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7 - 8:30 pm

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

Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST Learn important details about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. Registration required. Mondays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Jun 12, Jul 10

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD

Michael Toner performs The Sugar-Tit by Carolyn Cooke, and Reed Kohberger reads All Summer In a Day by Ray Bradbury. Thu

Jun 15

7 - 8:30 pm

TECH STOP Need help navigating Google drive? Have an email related question, or are you curious about new apps? Drop in with your everyday technology questions and our volunteers will assist you in finding the answers. Mondays & Thursdays; 11 am - 2 pm Jun 19 - Aug 26

RED BRANCH THEATRE COMPANY SPEAKER SERIES: PAGE TO STAGE Red Branch artistic staff and performers discuss contemporary and classic theatre, and highlight diverse theatre artists through a combination of lectures, discussions, performances, and Q&A interactions. See page 4.

Lysistrata Jones Mon Jun 19 7 - 8:15 pm In partnership with Red Branch Theatre A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

Bridges of Madison County Mon Aug 21 7 - 8:15 pm In partnership with Red Branch Theatre A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

Jun 20

7 - 8:30 pm

Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 21 Ree Drummond Aug 2 Bobby Flay

Enjoy a streaming presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. See page 4. rg

Author Jan Bowman discusses her short story collection, Flight Path & Other Stories, which studies and reveals the power of kindness. See page 5. Books available for purchase and signing. 7 - 8:30 pm

OH, YOU MUST LIVE IN COLUMBIA!

Sat

Jul 29

2 - 4:30 pm

AVOIDING FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION Learn to identify the signs of financial scams and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Presented by the Howard County Police Department. Tue

Aug 1

7 - 8 pm

FROM FAKE NEWS TO REAL RESOURCES: WEATHERING THE INFORMATION AVALANCHE Clickbait. Infotainment. Fake news. Navigating the information landscape can be challenging and exhausting. Discuss ways that printed and online information may be deceptive, learn tips to find and evaluate sources to determine if the information is trustworthy, and explore methods to combat information overload. rg

AUTHOR SALON: JAN BOWMAN & SECRETS OF FLIGHT

Tue Jun 27 A Choose Civility Event A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Thu

Aug 24

7 - 8:30 pm

book clubs & discussion ECLECTIC EVENINGS 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 13 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Jul 11 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson Aug 8

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Barbara Kellner and Robin E. Emrich, authors of Oh, You Must Live in Columbia!, explore the origins of Columbia's place names and the surprises they encountered during their research. Books available for purchase and signing.

NOONTIME BOOKS

Wed Jun 28 A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

Aug 17 The Last Painting of Sarah De Vos by Dominic Smith

7 - 8 pm

3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Jun 15 Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman Jul 20

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

THE ARTS IN HOWARD COUNTY

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION

Discuss the evolution of the arts in Howard County with Mike Giuliano, Associate Professor of Film/Interdisciplinary Arts at Howard Community College and journalist with the Howard County Times/Baltimore Sun Media Group.

Join us for a literary happy hour.

Mon Jul 17 A Columbia 50th Birthday Event

7 - 8 pm

One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, ID theft costs consumers and businesses billions of dollars per year. Learn how to prevent identity theft, medical ID theft, IRS ID theft, and child ID theft. Presented by the Howard County Police Department. Jul 18

4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm Jun 28 The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Jul 26 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Aug 23 Trust Me, I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday

IDENTITY THEFT: DETECT AND DETER

Tue

See hclibrary.org for location. (410.313.7800)

STORIES OF THE WORLD 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 5

Conclave by Robert Harris

Jul 3

Shelter by Jung Yun

Aug 7 The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

7 - 8 pm

THE EMPLOYMENT EDGE Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism. Presented by Howard County Office of Workforce Development. Tuesdays; 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Jul 25 & Aug 29

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

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SUMMER 2017

v denotes STEM class. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

410.313.7700 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

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

family & friends 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.

Jun 20, Jul 25, Aug 15

Families; 60 min. Registration required. Tackle speed challenges using everyday objects. Thursdays; 2 pm

Jun 22, Jul 13, Aug 17

FAMILY MOVIE Families. *Ho. Co. schools closed. Registration required.

Storks (PG) Fri Jun 30

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The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

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Tue

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Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

Fri

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Beauty and the Beast (PG) Tue Aug 8 2 pm

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Moana (PG)

Jul 11

2 pm

Jul 28

Fri Aug 18 Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Fridays; 11 am

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2 pm

Jun 16 - Aug 18

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Stories, songs, and activities. Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

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FAMILY GAME TIME

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Please check page 10 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

I <3 COLORING

Tuesdays; 2 - 3 pm

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Jun 20 - Aug 22

kindergarten - grade 5 KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg

Registration begins Aug 8 for all sessions.

Tue Aug 15 6 pm Wed Aug 16 10 am & 1 pm Cosponsored by Friends of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

book clubs (6 - 11 years) 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

Tuesdays; 2 pm

Jul 18, Aug 1

FICTION FRIENDS 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.

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Tuesdays; 7 pm

Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22

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

Jun 13, Jul 11, Aug 8

tween (9 - 12 years)

*Dates are best estimates and subject to change. Visit hclibrary.org for updates.

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

Fri

Aug 25

6:30 - 7:30 pm

adult BUSINESS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy. Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm

Jun 20

Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

Aug 15

Organizational meeting and syllabus review

book clubs & discussion BLACK FICTION 1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm

Meets at 50+ Center.

Jun 3 What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi Aug 5

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

BOX LUNCH 2nd Mondays; 1 - 2 pm Meets at HCLS Central Branch Jun 12 The Girls by Emma Cline

GOOD READS 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Meets at HCLS Central Branch.

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

While the East Columbia Branch is closed for renovation, please visit our Express Branch in the parking lot, which features a small browsing collection, computers, a passport office, and two classrooms. The expanded HCLS East Columbia is expected to open in November 2017.*

Wednesdays; 7 pm

Jun 7-Aug 16

Jun 12 Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE Meets at Wegmans (upstairs in the fireplace area) Fridays; 10 - 11 am Jun 23 The Dry by Jane Harper

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins MAY 20 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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ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

410.313.5077 7071 Montgomery Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

FRIENDSHIP FUN Ages 4-7; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Read stories about friendship, then make a friendship necklace. rg

Mon

Jul 31

2 pm

teen (grades 6 - 12) TEEN FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP Ages 13-17; 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. rg

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.

HOME SWEET HOME Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Explore what home means to different people (and animals) with stories and a craft. rg

Tue

Jun 20

10:15 & 11:15 am

EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE Ages 2-5 with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Celebrate the day with stories, songs, a craft, and mini parade.

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Tue

Jun 27

10:15 & 11:30 am

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

family & friends

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Dig into construction sites with stories, songs, and activities.

FAMILY COLORING HOUR

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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. Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

Jun 19 & Jul 17

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Have fun exploring the delightful world around you through stories and a craft. Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

Jun 6 Insect Explorers Jul 11 Neighborhood Nature Jul 18 Ocean Explorers Aug 22 All Around Town

Tue

Jun 13

10:15 & 11:15 am

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

10:15 & 11:15 am

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Aug 1 Collages Aug 15 Texture Art

REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMETHING Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Feel the world around you – use your sense of touch as you explore different textures.

Tue

Aug 8

10:15 & 11:15 am

PAPER TO PLANT Ages 6-9; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Remake paper items into beautiful handmade paper with seeds inside, ready to plant, which may become a Father’s Day gift!

Mon

Jun 12

7 pm

Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:15 am

Jun 15 - Aug 31

Ages 11-18. Allow 60 min. Registration required. Imagine, design, and create a board game. Work in teams or individually. All students receive one black game board, a set of colored pawns, and a pair of dice. When complete, take turns playing each others’ games. Sat

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Jun 22, Jul 20

A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Ages 6-9; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Explore wordless picture books, then try your hand at composing a story. rg

Mon

Jul 10

2 - 4:30 pm

MOVIN' UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade; 60 min. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg

Sat

Aug 5

2 - 3 & 3 - 4 pm

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

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Jul 6

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Aug 3

Film: The Durrells in Corfu Book: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

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

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

Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7

GAME CREATION WORKSHOP: BUILD A BETTER BOARD GAME

Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

BOOK BINGO

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Celebrate the music of a well-known children’s musician as you dance, play, and sing.

Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Express your creativity with a fun art project.

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SING ALONG: HAP PALMER

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Jul 25

kindergarten - grade 5

DISCOVER YOUR WORLD

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Tue

BUILD AN ART-FILLED WORLD

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

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Jun 6, Aug 1

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

Jun 13, Jul 11, Aug 8

2 pm

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

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v denotes STEM class. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

FILM FAN FORUM Discuss the newest movie/television series releases. Light refreshments. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 15 Jul 20

Spiderman: Homecoming The Dark Tower

Aug 17 The Hitman’s Bodyguard

ART IN THE AFTERNOON No experience necessary. Supplies provided, unless noted. Register for each class separately.

MILITARY HISTORY ROUNDTABLE: WORLD WAR I

book clubs & discussion

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.

ELKS EXCELLENT READS

Last Thursdays; 1 - 2 pm & 7 - 8 pm Jun 29 Jul 27

Civil War World War II

TALES THROUGH TIME

3rd Tuesdays; 2 - 3 pm Jun 20 Painting Jul 18 Painting Aug 15 Coloring rg

3rd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 20 Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb Jul 18 The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Aug 15 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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

2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Jun 13 The Love Song of Miss Queeny Hennessy by Rachel Joyce Jul 11 The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Aug 8 Readers Review

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 8 The Stargazer's Sister by Carrie Brown

Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29

410.313.5579 adult/teen 410.313.5577

GLENWOOD BRANCH

children’s

2350 State Route 97 Cooksville, MD 21723

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

Jun 6 - 20 Jul 11 - Aug 29

MINI MILESTONES: POTTY TIME

family & friends FAMILY COLORING HOUR All ages. Allow 30 min. Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Adults and children alike can relax and engage the creative areas of the brain while also improving fine motor skills, increasing color awareness, and developing hand to eye coordination. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17

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.

Ages 18 - 36 months with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Prepare your toddler as you learn about some mini milestones.

UKULELE SHOWCASE! Families, teens, and adults. Allow 30 min. Explore our NEW collection of ukulele kits, recommended for ages 6 & up. Learn about materials, ukuleles, and online tutorials at this open house. Sat

Jul 1

2 - 4 pm

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Wed

Jun 7

10:30 am

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

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: MOANA (PG)

FINGERPAINT FRIDAY

Afio Mai (Welcome)! Watch Disney’s aiga film, Moana. Aiga means family! Refreshments.

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

Tue

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Jul 11

6:30 - 8:30 pm

CHOMP! MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. BRADY BARR Families; 30 - 60 min. Registration required. See page 7. rg

Sat

Jul 29

11 am

rg Sat Jun 24 10:30 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Fridays; 10:15 & 11:15 am Jun 2 & 30, Jul 28, Aug 25

SIMPLE STEM Ages 3-5; 30 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. Introducing simple STEM concepts through activities relating to children’s literature. rg

Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20

Tuesdays; 10:30 am Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Ten Rubber Ducks Mouse Paint

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins MAY 20 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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summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

410.313.5577

GLENWOOD BRANCH continued STORYBOOK FRIENDS: BUILD A BETTER WORLD Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. A story and craft to enjoy with your child.

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Jun 7 Jun 14 Jun 21

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Rainbow Fish Elmer Chameleon

MAGIC TREEHOUSE: WHAT THEY BUILT

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. Enjoy tales and tunes about trucks and tools! Includes a craft.

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Thu

Jun 8

10:30 am

BUILD, PLAY, LEARN WITH MATH

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Register for each class separately. Develop math and motor skills as you build, play, and learn using Mega Bloks and other materials. rg

Wednesdays; 10:30 am

Jul 12 - 26

Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required. Stories and music featuring a variety of favorite construction characters and themes.

Wednesdays; 10:30 am

Aug 2 - 30

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 8-13; 60 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. Create beautiful, bold 3D art that is tactile and fun. rg

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Mondays; 7 pm Pop Art Jewelry Flower Still Life Tiny World

Thu

Jun 22

3:30 - 4:30 pm

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.

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Thursdays; 7 pm

Jun 22, Jul 20, Aug 24

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE

Ages 8 & up; 45 min. Registration required. Discover the amazing home-building methods of animals from hummingbirds to beavers, then test your engineering and building skills by constructing a model from various materials. rg

Mon

Fri

Jul 10

3 & 7 pm

Ages 7-9; 60 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. Create some drama! Read, rehearse, and perform a reader’s theater script. Build literacy fluency and confidence while having fun. Performance takes place the last 10 minutes of class.

Where the Wild Things Are The Three Javelinas

Ages 4-9; 30 min. Registration required. Celebrate summer luau fun, library style with a story, games, and music. Make a Kakamora craft.

Thu

Jul 13

3 & 7 pm

SUPERHERO BINGO Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Play Bingo featuring superheroes and win a book!

Fri

Jul 14

3:30 pm

GEODESIC DOME CHALLENGE

Ages 5 & up with adult; 60 - 90 min. Registration required. Is your family up for a challenge? Test your building and creativity skills when you learn about domes, design a prototype, and collaborate to build a giant geodesic dome.

Sat

Jun 17

3:30 pm

STEM CHALLENGE: MINI MOTOR BUGGY MAZES Ages 7-11; 45 min. Registration required. Construct a maze, then challenge a mini motor bug to complete it! rg

Mon

Jul 24

3 & 7 pm

Jun 23

3:30 pm

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. Join us for the many “stories” of the famous New York City skyscraper, the Empire State Building. Facts, fun, and a beautiful cityscape craft await! rg

Wed

Jul 26

3 & 7 pm

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FAIRYTALE ENGINEERING: THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF BRIDGE BUILDING

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

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Mon

Jul 31

7 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.

Registration begins Aug 9 for all sessions.

Wed

Aug 16

4 & 7 pm

Thu Aug 17 10:30 am & 4 pm Cosponsored by Friends of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

tweens (9 - 12 years) v BUILD A JUNK BOT

MOANA LUAU

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For parents and caregivers of children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45 min. Registration required. See page 7.

Wednesdays; 7 pm

Jul 12 Aug 16

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MEET THE AUTHOR: CARLA TAYLOR-PLA HELPING CHILDREN MAKE THE TRANSITION INTO KINDERGARTEN

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READER’S THEATER

REACH FOR THE SKY

PARAGRAPH PALS

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Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 19

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BUILD A WIGGLE BOT

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Ages 6-9. Allow 30 - 60 min. Registration required. Put your STEM skills to work and construct a wiggle bot. rg

Saturdays; 3:30 pm

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3D ART

Jun 19 Jul 17 Aug 21

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. Discover the MTH Factfinder books and learn about pyramids, castles, the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum, and other building wonders. Then test your building skills using LEGO® blocks and your imagination.

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LITTLE BUILDERS

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Ages 5-10; 30 min. Registration required. Register for each class separately. Read a picture book together, followed by a short discussion and a related craft.

Wednesdays; 10:30 am

TRUCKS, TOOLS AND TALES, OH MY!

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BOOK - N - CRAFT

Mon

Aug 14

3 & 7 pm

Ages 9-12. Allow 30 min. Registration required. Put your STEM skills to work and construct a junk bot.

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Thu

Jun 22

3:30 - 4:30 pm

3D ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Families (ages 9 & up); 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors show details such as roads and trees by making a three dimensional model. rg

Tue

Jun 27

7 pm

MY DREAM HOME Families (ages 9 & up); 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors demonstrate how to draw a home using scale inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. rg

Tue

Jul 18

7 pm

HULA HOOP FUN Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required. Baltimore Hoop Love performs amazing tricks, then invites you to give it a whirl. Everyone can have fun with a hula hoop! rg

Jul 15

Sat 10 am

HULA HOOP DIY Ages 9 & up; Allow 30 min. Registration required. Come early to watch Baltimore Hoop Love perform amazing tricks, then decorate a hula hoop. rg Sat

Jul 15

11:15 am - 12 pm tk - Ticket required. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

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SUMMER 2017

v denotes STEM class. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

teens (grades 6 - 12) v DECONSTRUCTION ZONE: COMPUTER GUTS Ages 11-18; 90 min. Registration required. Curious about what's inside computers? Explore hard drives, power supplies, and motherboards. rg

Wed

Jul 12

6:30 - 8 pm

BUILD A BETTER FAIRY TALE: STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP Ages 11-18; 2 hrs. Registration required. Collaborate in self-directed teams to create an animation of a fractured fairytale. Sculpt characters, storyboard, design sets, photograph stills, and, for those interested, discuss your chosen fairytale and film progress in a profile video. rg Mon - Fri Jul 17 - 21 2 - 4 pm Video Viewing Mon Jul 31

2 - 3:30 pm

BUILD A BETTER BOARD GAME

adult

Ages 9-18; Allow 60 min. Registration required. Imagine, design, and create your unique board game. Supplies provided. rg

Thu

Jul 27

3 - 4:30 pm

DIY PHONOGRAPH Ages 11-18. Allow 30 min. Registration required. Take a musical step back in time! Make a DIY paper record player as you learn about geometry and physics. rg

Wed

Aug 2

7 - 8 pm

HIGHLY SELECTIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Ages 13-19. Parents welcome. 90 min. Registration required. Collegewise instructors discuss how students get accepted into the nation's most selective colleges and how students can set themselves apart from the rest of the college applicant pool. rg

Wed

Aug 9

6 - 7:30 pm

INTRO TO COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & ESSAYS Ages 14-18; 60-90 min. Registration required. The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for applying to colleges and writing college essays. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student. Navigating the College Application Process rg

Tue

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Wed

Aug 22

7 - 8:30 pm

Aug 30

7 - 8:30 pm

Writing the College Essay rg

Sat

Aug 26

3:30 - 4:30 pm

MOVIN' UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL Starting sixth grade; 60 min. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial! rg

Sat

Aug 12

3:30 - 4:30 pm

ART ESCAPE: TRENDY TEALIGHTS

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Stop by to chat with Maryland Master Gardeners to discuss your gardening questions and receive useful tips and practical advice.

Learn how to upcycle glass jars into charming tealight holders to keep or give as gifts. Materials provided. For teens and adults.

Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Jun 3 & 17; Jul 8 & 22; Aug 5 & 19

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SAFE DRIVING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

THE ART OF FLOWER TRANSFER

Learn about risk factors that can adversely affect oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving ability and how to minimize them. Presented by Howard County Police Department. Thu

Jun 1

2 - 3 pm

Have fun testing your trivia knowledge, learn valuable home safety advice, and get a FREE home safety assessment! This presentation addresses fall prevention, smoke alarms, fire prevention, kitchen safety, and hazard awareness. rg

Mon Jun 5 1 - 2 pm In partnership with Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm Jun 5 & 19, Jul 17, Aug 7 & 21

SUMMER eREADING @ YOUR LIBRARY Interested in keeping your bag light by borrowing eBooks for vacation? Learn about HCLS Now! eBooks available for your mobile devices. Please bring your device to the class. rg rg

Mon Wed

Jun 19 Jun 21

2 - 3 pm 7 - 8 pm

Jun 24 Jun 29

3 - 5 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Practice your skill at flower transferring, an ancient method of hammering delicate patterns of flowers and leaves onto paper or cloth. Participants provided with a list of supplies upon registration. rg

HOME SAFETY 101

Sat Thu

Sat

Jul 8

3 - 4:30 pm

FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT Enjoy a variety of games and refreshments for families. Thu

Aug 17

7 - 8:30 pm

CREATIVE CONTAINER GARDENS Learn how to maximize limited space by using containers. Master Gardener Pat Greenwald describes selecting containers, locations, soil, suitable plants, and everything else you need to get started. rg Sat Aug 5 3 - 4 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

book clubs & discussion READERS ASSEMBLE! Adults and high school students welcome. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 22 Ms. Marvel. 1, No Normal by G. Willow Wilson Jul 27 American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Aug 24 Lumberjanes. Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins MAY 20 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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summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

MILLER BRANCH

410.313.1950 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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

Jun 5 Jun 7

11 am & 2 pm 11 am

Families; all ages; 60 min. Ticket required. Baltimore Hoop Love performs amazing tricks, then invites you to give it a whirl. Everyone can have fun with a hula hoop!

Thu

Aug 24

2 pm

FAMILY MOVIES Films the entire family can enjoy. Free popcorn and drinks. All movies rated PG. Thu Jun 15 The BoxTrolls

6:30 pm

Thu Jul 20 The LEGO Movie

6:30 pm

Thu Sing!

Aug 17

6:30 pm

Tue Moana

Aug 22

2 pm

NATIONAL PINK PRINCESS DAY

Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Discover our vast array of puppets along with their numerous benefits, even creating your own and putting on a little puppet show for everyone to enjoy!

Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required. Celebrate National Pink Day as we look at all things pink, pretty, and princess-y. Wear your favorite pink or princess outfit!

tk

Wed

Aug 23

11 am & 2 pm

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

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Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Wiggle the waggles away with songs and stories your wiggleworms love. tk

Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

May 30 - Jun 27

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BUILD A BETTER WORLD

All ages; 30 min. Ticket required. Listen to stories, engage in activities, and register to participate in summer reading! tk

Thu

Jun 1

10:15 & 11:30 am

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Thu

v

LET’S BUILD BOX CITY!

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Thu

Jul 27

10:30 am

BLOCK PARTY

Mon Jun 19

11 am & 2 pm

Ages 6-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities.

v

2 pm

TOMORROW'S WORLD

Jun 3

BOOK - N - CHAT

Wednesdays; 2 pm Jun 21 & 28, Jul 12 & 19

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AMAZING ARCHITECTURE

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Sat

Ages 3-10; 60 min. Ticket required. Create a masterpiece with all sorts of blocks and your imagination.

Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Launch a catapult and ride on a hoverboard! The Science Guys of Baltimore introduce engineering marvels, new and old, and invite you to explore new technologies. Learn about renewable solar and wind technologies, then try to demolish a building to gain a better understanding of earthquake construction and natural disaster protection. tk

Jul 6 - Aug 31

Ages 7-10; 90 min - 2 hrs. Registration required. Be inspired to build a better world! Envision buildings, parks, and other features for a city, town, or neighborhood. Draw your favorite building, have it "approved/permitted," then build it on Box City. Presented by Grimm + Parker Architects.

2 - 4 pm

Jul 20

Thursdays; 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.

Families; 30 - 60 min. Ticket required. See page 7.

10:15 & 11:30 am

kindergarten - grade 5

CHOMP! MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. BRADY BARR

tk

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

Families, teens, and adults. Allow 30 min. Explore our NEW collection of ukulele kits, recommended for ages 6 & up. Learn about materials, ukuleles, and online tutorials at this open house. Jul 1

Jun 29

THURSDAY NIGHT FUN!

UKULELE SHOWCASE!

Sat

Thu

WIGGLEWORMS

HULA HOOP FUN

tk

PLAY WITH PUPPETS

2 pm

BUILD YOUR BRAIN WITH MATH

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

Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

Jun 8 - 22

DYNAMITE DADS Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Stories, songs, and a special craft for dads and children to enjoy together. tk

Sat

Jun 17

2 pm

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Take a world tour of famous buildings and discover the secrets of their construction, then build a structure. tk

Jul 6 Jul 13

Thursdays; 11 am & 2 pm Stadiums & Castles Towers & Tombs

6, 5, 4 BUILDING STORIES GALORE Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required. For children ages 4-6 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. tk

Thursdays; 11:30 am

Jul 6 - Aug 31

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

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SUMMER 2017

v denotes STEM class. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

A PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS Ages 6-9; 45 - 60 min. Ticket required. Explore wordless picture books, then compose a story. tk

Mon

Jul 17

11 am & 2 pm

CREATIVE AND CARING CARDS Ages 7-11; 45 min. Ticket required. Construct cool greeting cards to share and brighten someone’s day!

tk

Wed

Jul 26

11 am & 2 pm

TRANSFORM AND BUILD Ages 7-11; 60 min. Ticket required. Transform upcycled paper into an interesting and unique 3Dscape. tk

Tue

Aug 15

11 am & 2 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 4560 min. Registration required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg

Mon Tue Wed Thu

Registration begins Jul 24 for all sessions.

Jul 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3

10:15 & 11:30 am 4:30 & 7 pm 2 & 7 pm 11 am

Tue Aug 8 7 pm Wed Aug 9 4:30 & 7 pm Thu Aug 10 11 am & 2 pm Cosponsored by Friends of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

MEET THE AUTHOR: CARLA TAYLOR-PLA HELPING CHILDREN MAKE THE TRANSITION INTO KINDERGARTEN

Thu

Jul 27

GROWING UP WITH A BUCKET FULL OF HAPPINESS Ages 9-12; 90 min. Registration required once for the series. Learn about the power of compassion for self and others, and gratitude. Create and decorate a journal to express your point of view. Before the first class, read Growing Up With a Bucket Full of Happiness by Carol McCloud. During the second class, design and tie dye a shirt featuring a positive message. rg

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Thu

Jun 15 & 29

6:30 pm

3D ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors show details such as roads and trees by making a three dimensional model. rg

For parents and caregivers of children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. See page 7. rg

tween (9 - 12 years)

Wed

Jun 21

7 pm

GOTHIC CATHEDRALS Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Join Abrakadoodle art to design the exterior of a Gothic cathedral using watercolor and rotational symmetry design for cathedral exterior.

7 pm

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Wed

Jul 19

7 pm

Enchanted Garden ENCHANTED GARDEN EXPLORER PACKS

GREEN FINGERS GARDEN CLUB

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.

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

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB

Ages 7-11; 60 min. Ticket required. Create a handmade nature journal and explore in the Enchanted Garden — writing, drawing, and sharing your discoveries.

Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration and signed release Lend a hand in our Three Sisters Garden, add observations to the Enchanted Garden Journal, and learn the essential tasks of summer garden maintenance. New Tween Sprouts always welcome. Please dress for outdoor activities. rg Thursdays; 4:30 pm Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 17

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Mondays; 4:30 pm

Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 21

JOYFUL JOURNALING

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Tue

Jun 27

11 am & 2 pm

ENCHANTING SCULPTURES Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required. Design and construct sculptures and whimsical creations for the Enchanted Garden. Use natural and man-made materials to enhance our outdoor education classroom. rg

Wed

Jun 28

7 pm

SPROUTING ARTISTS Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket and signed release form required. Develop visual literacy with this introduction to the elements of art. Be inspired by nature in the Enchanted Garden, then create works of art focusing on a specific element each week. tk

Tuesdays; 2 & 6:30 pm

Jul 11 Line Jul 18 Color Jul 25 Shape Aug 1 Form Aug 8 Texture

BUILD A FAIRY HOUSE Ages 9-12, with a parent; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required. Calling all architects, designers, and builders! Parents work alongside children to construct top-flight fairy accommodations using natural materials and modeling clay. While materials provided, families encouraged to collect items such as twigs, shells, and leaves to bring to class. rg

Sat

Aug 26

2 pm

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins MAY 20 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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summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

410.313.1950

MILLER BRANCH continued

teen (grades 6 - 12) GAME NIGHT Ages 11-17; 60 min. Challenge your friends to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or race around the track in Mario Cart. Mondays; 7 pm

MOVIN' UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

CALMING CRAFTS

Starting sixth grade; 60 min. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial!

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

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Mon Tue

Aug 7 Aug 8

Ages 9-17; 90 min. Registration required. Have your passport ready as we play the library version of the Amazing Race. Teams compete in various fun and puzzling challenges. Finish the challenges and cross the finish line first! Wednesdays; 6:30 pm

Jun 14, Aug 16

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

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Thursdays; 6:30 pm

Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 24

STEM + ART SATURDAYS

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

rg

Saturdays; 4 pm

adult

Jun 26

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Regan Barnhill

Jul 31

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

BRAIN AEROBICS AND GAMES Challenge your brain with puzzles, word games, and other smart tasks to improve and enhance your brain's powers—at any age. Tue

Jun 6

10:30 -11:30 am

WOOHOO! CLASSIC SIMPSONS TRIVIA

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

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

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 29

RECYCLED ART Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. Using only recycled material, create a beautiful and fun piece of art. rg

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Thu

Jul 6

7 pm

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS

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Sat

Jul 22

BOOK CAMP Ages 11-17. Registration required. Test your trivia knowledge, play games, and enjoy pizza and a movie (rated PG-13). rg

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wed 3 - 5 pm 5 - 6 pm 6 - 8 pm

Jul 26 Games and trivia Pizza Movie

Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7 - 8 pm

No time or money for a vacation? Join us for a no-travel-cost, no-time-lost, virtual vacation. It may even help you plan your next travel destination! rg rg

Thu Tue

Jun 15 Aug 8

7 - 8:30 pm 11 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop designed for photographers with a basic photographic understanding of f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance who want to move beyond available light photography and into manual control, off camera flash for creative results.

Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm Jun 8 & 22, Jul 13 & 27, Aug 10 & 24 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. Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10

AUTHOR SALON: CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE See page 3. rg Sat Jun 10 Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

Jun 14

HANDS-ON, OFF CAMERA FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Bring projects you'd love to finish!

2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm

Wed

VIRTUAL VACATIONING

TED TALKs: VIEW AND DISCUSS!

2 pm

D'oh! Don't have a cow, man! Classic Simpsons trivia tests your knowledge of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and the many other residents of Springfield. Cowabunga! rg

PINS AND NEEDLES

Ages 9-17; 2 hrs. Registration required. Wanted: Engineers and architects to recreate amazing monuments from around the world using cardboard and other recycled materials.

Jul 20, Aug 17 Jun 13, Jul 11

Sun Jun 4 1:30 - 3:30 pm Presented in partnership with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc

CHESS CLUB

Test your knowledge in a challenging and entertaining 50 question trivia quiz with questions and categories for everyone. Bring your friends and have a good time. Individuals and teams welcome.

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Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Jun 6,13, 20, 27 Jul 11,18, 25 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tuesdays; 7 pm

TRIVIA

3rd Thursdays; 7-8:15 pm 2nd Tuesdays; 10:30-11:30 am

eREADER TUESDAYS

Mondays; 7 pm

Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14

Lee Preston, former president of the Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group, president of the Friends of Patapsco Female Institute and instructor at Howard Community College, discusses the Dorsey Family, Avalon Iron Works, and the vital Colonial Iron Industry in Elk Ridge and the Patapsco Valley

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Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. Read and discuss books together.

2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm

HISTORY OF IRON ORE AND THE PATAPSCO VALLEY

Jun 24, Jul 15, Aug 19

PARENT & TEEN BOOK CLUB

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7 - 8 pm 3 - 4 pm

Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14

THE AMAZING LIBRARY RACE

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2 - 3:30 pm

The workshop covers: Why use off camera flash? Types of flash, flash triggering, hard light/soft light, light fall off, inverse square law, determining proper exposure, flash modifiers: umbrellas, grids, soft boxes, and reflectors. Also includes one light portraits, creative color balance, rear curtain sync, flash terminology, and lighting resources. Requirements: A DSLR with a hot shoe or pc sync socket that you understand how to set in full manual mode: manual shutter speed, manual f/ stop, manual ISO, manual white balance; a fully charged camera battery; an empty memory card; and your camera's instruction manual. No flash required. Registration required. rg

Sat

Jun 17

1 - 4 pm

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

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v denotes STEM class. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS Confused by tweets, hashtags, and DMs? Learn the Twitter basics you need to connect with friends, family, and the wider world. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to follow along. rg

Mon

Jun 19

7 - 8 pm

THE REPAIR CAFÉ Repair Cafés assist and teach people how to repair household electrical and mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, clothing, and other small objects. With a goal of reducing waste and maintaining skills around repairs, the caféalso strengthens social cohesion. Bring your broken goods and work with volunteers to fix them.

book clubs & discussions BAS BLEU Jun 21 Wake by Anna Hope A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Aug 16 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

DUDES ON BOOKS 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm

Women welcome, too.

Jun 13 The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro Jul 11

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Jun 5 And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Jul 19

GLOBAL READS

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Aug 8 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Jul 3 The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Aug 7

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

TEA AND TOMES 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Jul 20 The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth Aug 17 The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

If you have handy skills and would like to volunteer, please email: classauthor@hclibrary.org

Sat Jul 15 2 - 4 pm In partnership with Transition Howard County

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THE JEWELRY OF THREE ICONIC FIRST LADIES Recent years have witnessed a growing fascination with jewelry in America, how it was worn in the past, and how it relates to public figures who wore it. This lecture looks at the jewelry of Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Jackie Kennedy and sets these prized possessions within historical context. Presented by Elyse Zorn Karlin, publisher and editor-in-chief of Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts; co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts, LLC., and the Annual Conference on Jewelry & Related Arts; and an author and curator. Tue

Jul 18

7 - 8 pm

UNITED WE STAND: JULY 1942 Local historian and collector Loris Simcik relates the story behind the collaborative effort of magazine publishers and the U.S. Treasury to put the American flag on the cover of hundreds of magazines to promote national unity, rally support for World War II, and celebrate Independence Day. Magazine covers from the United We Stand campaign displayed at Miller Branch in July. rg

Wed Jul 19 11 am - 12 pm In partnership with the Howard County Historical Society

MIDWEEK BREAK Life can be hard. Take a break with your friends at the Miller Branch! Visit the Enchanted Garden for an evening of activities, discussion, and community. In case of inclement weather, call for class information.

Enchanted Garden POSIES IN A POT A pot of blooming flowers can brighten your outdoor environment throughout the growing season. Learn about the variety of containers, types of soil and nutrients, suitable plants, and colorful uses for container gardens from Master Gardener Pat Greenwald. rg

Thu Jun 1 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

ASK A MASTER GARDENER Discuss gardening questions. Starts April 1, except holiday weekends. Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

WALK-N-TALK

Converse about favorite books, book club tips, and discussion ideas. Win books and door prizes. Bring a list of books that your book club has discussed. Tue

Tuesdays; 9:30 - 10 am

Jul 26, Aug 23

BOOK CLUB BONANZA

Aug 1

7 - 8:30 pm

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION Meet and talk with instructors about our art classes for adults. Learn what classes and projects we have planned, and bring your ideas. Tue

Aug 22

7 - 8:30 pm

Many small fruits - strawberries, currants, blackberries, grapes, blueberries, and raspberries - are well-suited to Maryland’s growing conditions. Master Gardener Jerry Kissel teaches how to start growing your favorites. rg Thu Jul 6 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

FRIEND-A-BONSAI WORKSHOP Drop in with a friend or make a new friend, while exploring the Japanese art of Bonsai. Play in a little dirt, and create something unique. Bring a plant and pot; soil and wire provided. rg Sat Jul 15 11 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with The Baltimore Bonsai Club

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!

4th Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm

YEAR OF THE SMALL FRUIT

Jun 13 & 27, Jul 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 22

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS

MASTER GARDENERS DEMO DAY IN THE ENCHANTED GARDEN Prepare for a successful gardening season and learn how to adopt sustainable gardening and landscape practices in your setting. Join us for mini presentations and informal discussions led by University of MD Extension Howard County Master Gardeners. Sat Jul 29 10:30 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided for Howard County residents. Saturdays; 10:30 am - 12 pm

Jun 17, Jul 8 & 29, Aug 12

Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 5 & 26, Jul 17, Aug 21 In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins MAY 20 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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summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760 9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

infant - 23 months

family & friends

BABY’S PLAY DATE

SIDEWALK CHALK ART Families; 60 min. Create a sidewalk chalk masterpiece. Dress for mess and the outdoors, weather permitting. Thu

Jun 15

10:15 am

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 Jun 20 - Aug 8

UKULELE SHOWCASE! Families, teen, adult; Allow 30 min. Explore our NEW collection of ukulele kits, recommended for ages 6 & up. Learn about materials, ukuleles, and online tutorials at this open house.

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Sat

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

Jul 1

2 - 4 pm

CELEBRATE AMERICA Families; 45 min. Ticket required. Stories, songs, and crafts celebrating American families. Dress for mess.

tk

Mon

Jul 3

11:30 am

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

Tue

Jul 18

11:15 am

CHOMP! MEET THE AUTHOR: DR. BRADY BARR Families; 30 - 60 min. Ticket required. See page 7. tk

Fri

Jul 21

2 pm

HULA HOOP FUN Families; 60 min. Registration required. Baltimore Hoop Love performs amazing tricks, then invites you to give it a whirl. Everyone can have fun with a hula hoop! rg

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Fri

Jul 28

2 pm

TOMORROW's WORLD

Families; 45 min. Registration required. Launch a catapult and ride on a hoverboard! The Science Guys of Baltimore introduce engineering marvels, new and old, and invite you to explore new technologies. Learn about renewable solar and wind technologies, then try to demolish a building to gain a better understanding of earthquake construction and natural disaster protection. rg

Thu

Aug 3

2 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 and activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. Sat Aug 5 11:30 am In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Please check page 9 for year-round preschool classes at all branches. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. A story and craft to enjoy with your child. Clifford tk Mon tk Thu

Jun 5 Jun 8

Curious George tk Sat tk Mon

Aug 12 Aug 14

11:30 am 10:15 am

v

10:15 am 7 pm

SUMMER SCIENCE: BIRDS TO BUGS

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. Explore simple science concepts and hands on activities inspired by children's literature. Birds tk Tue Jun 13 10:15 & 11:15 am tk Sat Jun 17 10:15 am Bugs tk Mon Jul 10 1:30 pm tk Sat Jul 15 11:30 am

ALL AROUND THE TOWN Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required. Through stories, songs, and a craft, learn about community helpers and the tools they use. tk tk tk

Wed Mon Thu

Jun 14 10:15 am Jul 24 11:30 am Aug 17 10:15 am

CRAFTERNOON

Jun 15, Jul 13, Aug 10

SING ALONG 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 tk tk

Mon Tue Tue

Jun 26 Jul 25 Aug 8

11:30 am Hap Palmer 10:15 am Bob McGrath 11:15 am Greg & Steve

Ages 2-5; 30 min. Ticket required. Celebrate the many ways to greet one another with stories, songs, and a craft.

Thu

Jun 29

11:30 am

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY! Ages 2-5; 45 min. Ticket required. Celebrate this cool national holiday with stories, songs, and crafts. Dress for mess. tk

Thu

Jul 13

THE LORAX Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Enjoy this classic Dr. Seuss book and a craft. tk

Thu

Jun 22

2 pm

MY DREAM HOME Ages 7-10; 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art afterAbrakadoodle Art instructors demonstrate how to draw a home using scale inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. rg

Fri

Jun 30

2 pm

FAIRY HOUSES Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required. Enjoy stories about magical fairies and make a fairy house. tk

Tue

Jul 11

2 pm

CARDBOARD CASTLES Ages 8-10; 45-60 min. Registration required. Learn about medieval castles, then build a small cardboard castle.

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Fri

Jul 14

2 pm

Ages 7-10; 45 min. Based on Get The Scoop On Animal Poop, compete in a "poop relay" and complete a "poop scramble." Sat

v

11:30 am

Jul 15

2 pm

LEGO® CHALLENGE

Ages 7-10; 45 min. Registration required. Can you build the sturdiest bridge or the tallest skyscraper? Test your creativity and teamwork skills. rg

HELLO AROUND THE WORLD

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

ANIMAL GROSS OUT

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

kindergarten - grade 5

v

Fri

Aug 11

2 pm

LET’S BUILD BOX CITY!

Ages 7-10; 90 min - 2 hrs. Ticket required. Be inspired to build a better world! Envision buildings, parks, and other features for a city, town, or neighborhood. Draw your favorite building, have it "approved/permitted," then build it on Box City. Presented by Grimm + Parker Architects. tk

Tue Aug 15

2 pm

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

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v denotes STEM class. Well & Wise classes denoted by pear with glasses.

note: Accomodations available for children with special needs. Two weeks notice preferable to book ASL interpreters.


summer classes Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

BOOK - N - CHAT

ARTLAB SERIES

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

Ages 11-17; drop-in. Meet monthly with fellow artists to create awesomeness and inspiration. Each class, we offer several different projects based on your ideas, or bring your own. Materials provided.

rg

Mon

Aug 28

7 pm

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Registration required. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. rg

Registration begins Aug 15 for all sessions.

Tue Aug 22 10:15 am Wed Aug 23 10:15 am Thu Aug 24 6:30 pm Sat Aug 26 11:15 am Cosponsored by Friends of HCLS and Howard County Public School System

tween (9 - 12 years) Ages 9-13; 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors demonstrate how to draw a home using scale inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Sat

Jun 10

3 pm

TWEEN BOOK 2 MOVIE CLUB Ages 8-13; drop-in. Which is better, the book or the movie? Decide for yourself. Watch a movie based on a book, enjoy some popcorn, then compare. If you have not read the book, come anyway! Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8:30 pm Jun 20 Jul 18 Aug 29

The Jungle Book (PG) The Great Gilly Hopkins (PG) The BFG (PG)

TROPICAL SCENE Ages 9-13; 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors demonstrate how to make a collage inspired by Orville Bulman’s Haiti’s tropical beach houses. rg

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Sat

Jul 22

Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm

THE ART OF COLLEGE APPLICATIONS Ages 13-18, parents welcome; 60 min. Registration required. Collegewise instructors teach students how to present their information clearly and compellingly in college applications. Review the pieces and parts of an application, including the application, transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. Learn tips on the art of application presentation, and important steps to take after submitting applications. rg

Tue

Jul 11

6 pm

3 pm

Ages 11-18; drop-in. Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Service hours available! Wed

Jul 19

3 - 4 pm

HOW TO WRITE GREAT COLLEGE ESSAYS Ages 13-18, parents welcome; 60 min. Registration required. Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons." Collegewise instructors describe what admissions officers look for in great college essays and offer suggestions for finding and sharing great stories. rg

Tue

Aug 8

6 pm

Aug 5

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

Jun 15, Jul 6, Aug 17

Experienced writers critique others’ original nearpublication ready work and exchange feedback. rg

2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm

Tue Sat

Aug 15 Aug 19

6:30 - 8 pm 3 - 4:30 pm

Trailblazing mathematical statistician Annie Mae Turner Taylor Randall shares her story of being a “hidden figure” at National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) in the Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics branch. Despite facing discrimination and overt racism, she was responsible for the calculations behind the book Human Aging, still used today for behavioral and biological studies. All ages welcome. Wed

Jun 14

7 – 8:15 pm

WATER GARDENING Learn how to incorporate a water garden into your landscape with Master Gardener Michelle Bryden. Discuss the benefits of installing a pond on your property, planning and construction of our pond, maintenance, and recommended plants and fish for your water garden. rg Wed Jun 15 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

TECH STOP Need help navigating Google drive? Have an email related question, or are you curious about new apps? Drop in with your everyday technology questions and our volunteers will assist you in finding the answers.

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Ages 18 & up. Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and engage the creative areas of your brain. Come color with us! Jun 1, Aug 3

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. 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Thu

Jul 6

7 - 8:30 pm

FUN & GAMES Take a midweek break with some outdoor games and activities. Ages 18 & up. Jul 26

6 - 8 pm

book clubs & discussions

COLORING FOR CREATIVITY, FOCUS & RELAXATION

Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Jun 19 - Aug 26

Learn how to make basic pop-up shapes and create simple pop-up summer themed cards using Robert Sabuda’s designs.

Wed

adult

Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14

LIVING HISTORY: ANNIE MAE TURNER TAYLOR RANDALL

SUMMER POP-UP CARDS

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Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE

Starting sixth grade; 90 min. Registration required, and begins two weeks before each date. Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and a combination lock time-trial!

3 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

2nd Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm

Saturdays; 11 am - 1 pm

3D ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Sat

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

MOVIN' UP TO MIDDLE SCHOOL

Ages 9-13; 60 min. Registration required. Create your own piece of art after Abrakadoodle Art instructors show details such as roads and trees by making a 3D model. rg

Jun 27, Jul 25

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

MY DREAM HOME

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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10

MYSTERY 2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 14 Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

NONFICTION 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jun 21 Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson Jul 19

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

Aug 16 Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins MAY 20 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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HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH 9411 FREDERICK ROAD ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21042

Postmaster: Please deliver by MAY 18, 2017.

I fell in love with libraries when I was a child and I never outgrew that feeling. In fact, the only thing I love more than libraries are dogs! So you can imagine my delight when my favorite library system introduced HiTails Ambassadors. Through this new partnership Howard County Library System provides students with an opportunity to read to shelter animals awaiting adoption at Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center. By reading out loud to appreciative, non-judgmental dogs (cats and rabbits too) the students' confidence and compassion grow. Even better,

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this human interaction helps soothes the anxious and scared animals and increases their chance for adoption. Innovative and creative initiatives like HiTail Ambassadors require financial support above and beyond public funding and that is why I am so proud to be a Friend of Howard County Library System. When I give to Friends, I know I am helping HCLS continue to provide meaningful educational experiences that positively affect our whole community. And that's what it means to be a Friend! - Mickey Gomez, Friends of HCLS Board Member

To become a Friend of Howard County Library System, visit

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You’ll receive terrific benefits. Best of all, you’ll know that you are supporting a great Library system and its educational mission.

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PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

thanks

BB&T | Frank and Yolanda Bruno | Far Corner, Inc. | Friends of Howard County Library System | Howard County Public School System | Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust | M&T Bank | Estate of Donald Charles Miller $1,000-$4,999

AtoZ Databases | Bolton Partners, Inc. | Thomas A. Brubaker | Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP | Judith and Edwin Cohen Foundation | Commonwealth Digital Office Solutions | Corporate Office Properties Trust | Giant Food | Grimm + Parker Architects | Hoenes Family Foundation, Inc. | Howard County Economic Development Authority | Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine | Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT, Inc. | Mall in Columbia | Midwest Tape | Open Sense Solutions, LLC | Sandy Spring Bank | SeedMoney

Bistro | United Way of National Capital Area | Maribeth Wallace | Thomas C. Watts | Earl and Mary Ann Wilkinson | David M. Zajic

TR I B UTES In honor of my daughter Celine's 3rd birthday: Yoonhee Kim In honor of Joey Zimmerman’s birthday: Ryan Rouch In memory of Kathleen S. Glascock: Robert Owings Glascock Cathi M. McNees Paul E. Schafer In memory of Donald C. Miller: Linda Krichten

U P TO $1,000 Candie Adams | Sandra Ames and Philip Chimento | Stan and Donna L. Ber | Black Tie Services | Valerie Bonk | Lawrence and Kathleen Bowen | Brainfuse | Kunthel By | Rex Carpenter and Myrna E. Clemenson Carpenter | CGC & Associates | Davis, Agnor, Rapapaort & Skalny, LLC | Susan Dooley | Thomas E. Dyer | Amy and Keith Gonce | Valerie J. Gross and Tri Q. Nguyen | Lisandra Torres Guzman | The Howard County Autism Society | Howard Hughes Corporation | Blanche K. Jam | David Kass and Judith Center | Elisabeth Kato | Myron and Ellen Katzoff | Tarik Kilic | Roderick and Barbara Matheson | Rebecca McKinnon | Linda Moniz | Mervyn Monteiro and Ann F. Pluta | Susan Mui | David W. and Susan Pumplin | Recorded Books | Shirley Reddoch and Gregg Petersen | Gary and Sara Rubloff | Lisa A. Slater | Anne Spar | Ann Stein | Lisa L. Sympson | Marcia Thomas | Tino's Italian

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SUMMER 2017

In memory of Eve Olson: Literary Ladies Book Club In memory of Maxine Verdier: Milltown Quilters In memory of Professor LK Ramachandran of Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and Professor V. Rajamani of Allahabad University, India: Rajarajan Rajamani IN-KIND DONATIONS: AIDA Bistro | The Ale House Columbia | Richard and Sarah Alexander | Amira Ink, LLC | Anonymous | Applebees | Arena Stage | Arte Flamenco | Baltimore Orioles | Baltimore Ravens | Baltimore Ski Warehouse | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra | Bead Soup | Bertuccis | Bj's Restaurant and Brewhouse | Bob and Judy Boman | Bon Fresco | Books with a Past | Kristen Blount | The Breadery | Brightwater Spa at Skin Care Institute | Brunswick Columbia | Isolde Buerkli | Buffalo Wild Wings | Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo | Center Stage | Centre Park Grill | The Cheesecake Factory | Chesapeake Shakespeare

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

Company | Chester Creates, LLC | Chopstixx | Cindy's Spirits | Coal Fire | Columbia Association | Columbia Orchestra | Columbia Pro Cantare | Andy Dalal | Phillip and Alison Dodge | Drama Learning Center/Red Branch Theatre Company | Mary Beth Dulin | Everyman Theatre | Extreme Fun & Fit Bootcamp | Facci | Famous Dave's BBQ | Forno Baltimore | Frisco Taphouse & Brewery | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Ginza of Tokyo | Great Harvest Bread Company | Susan Hall | Rita Hamlet | Sean and Lisa Harbaugh | Tara J. Hart | Harvest Fried Chicken | The Helmand | Heurich House Museum | Hickory Ridge Grill | Historic Savage Mill | Howard Community College Educational Foundation | Howard County Historical Society | Howard County Rec and Parks | Hudson Coastal | Innovative Party Planners | Iron Bridge Wine Co. | James Ferry Photography | James Joyce Pub | Jon and Beth Tribe | Kake Korner | Kevin Kelehan | Kids First Swim School | KMP Enterprise/Little Caesars Pizza | La Palapa, Too | Ladew Topiary Gardens | Longwood Gardens | Looney's Pub | Lord & Taylor | Madame Tussauds | Maggiano's Little Italy | Maître de Chai | Maryland Jockey Club | Leonardo McClarty | Medieval Times | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities | Ms. Shirley's Café | Thomas and Laura Munns | Barb Nicklas | Office Depot | Olive on Main | On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina | Panera Bread | Paper Lantern | Pasta Plus | Pazanis | The Pearl Modern Spa | Performing Arts Center for African Cultures | The Pink Cabbage | Potbelly Sandwich Shop | Potomac Riverboat Company | Rams Head Tavern | Ranazul | Rep Stage | Ripley's Believe it or Not! | Carmel Roques | Royal Taj | Lois Sanders | Buffy Schwartz | Seasons 52 | Sheraton Columbia | Silver Heron/Pandora | Ski Whitetail | Kristi Simon | Smokin Hot | Squishhaus | Steam Into History | Stephanie Darby | Stone Brewing | Monica and Andy Suchoski | Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards| Sushi Q | Tapas Teatro | Thirty One | Tino's Italian Bistro | Toby's Dinner Theatre | Tocar Spa | Touché Touchet Bakery| Turf Valley Resort and Spa | The Turn House | Urban BBQ | Lou Ann Vollmer | Wegmans | Weis Markets | Whole Foods Market Columbia | Michelle & Eric Wildman | The Wine Bin | Winterthur Museum & Country Estate | Dennis Wood | Xitomate | Y of Central Maryland, The Dancel Family Center in Ellicott City | Yoga Center of Columbia | Your Local Toyota Dealers/PIVNET | Zeffert & Gold Catering and Event Planning

SOURCE summer 2017  

Howard County Library System's quarterly classes and events magazine

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