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Classes and Events Guide

sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System

Mar - May 2017

Howard County Library System

Check out our Living Books! See page 5 for details.


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HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Spring Holidays Apr 14 & 16 Professional Development Day May 2 Memorial Day May 28-29 L O C A T I O N S +  N U M B E R S HOURSplus 0NLINE PHONE RENEWALS

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EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

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ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

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

7071 Montgomery Road Elkridge, MD 21075

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9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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SAVAGE BRANCH

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ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

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9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

9411 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

Beginning March 1, HCLS Homework Centers debut at all six branches. With the tagline To and Through College & Career, this A+ Partners in Education component aims to maximize academic success. The venues will offer kindergarten through college students a studious environment, assistance from HCLS Research Specialists & Instructors, group study room reservations, and a variety of school supplies. In addition, students will be invited to pose for their Picture of Success. Complete with graduation caps, these portraits will note anticipated high school and college graduation dates (see p. 8). March also kicks off our annual A+ academic competitions. You won't want to miss the HCLS Spelling Bee and its Bumblebee companion, Battle of the Books (1,500 fifth graders are participating this year!), and the HCLS Rube Goldberg Challenge that infuses fun into STEM education.

What's new for adults? As part of Choose Civility, you will be able to “borrow” a "book" at our Human Library event on March 11. Through conversations, you'll learn from someone whose story or views may differ from your own. We are also pleased to partner with HCC’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center on a series of Dialogue Circles to foster community dialogue. For details on our entire spring curriculum, peruse the following pages, explore online at hclibrary.org, and visit us in person! All the best,

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The Very Best in Education, 21st century style

TREATING PEOPLE WELL White House Social Secretaries Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman offer a master class on the elegant art of persuasion and all the social skills essential for personal growth, effectiveness and success in the workplace, at home, and at school. They share stories from their upcoming book, Treating People Well: How to Master Social Skills to Thrive in Everything You Do, an intriguing view into the ordinary and the extraordinary in the President's House.

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Apr 8

2 - 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

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

AUTHOR SALON: TOBY DEVENS Award-winning author Toby Devens discusses her newest novel Barefoot Beach, set in a Maryland resort town where all is not sun, silky sand, and calm seas. A gathering of three women for their annual beach retreat is interrupted by personal challenges and family dynamics, and strengthened by powerful bonds of female friendship.

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.

“This...will make you laugh and root for the possibility of a second chance at love.”—Southern Girls Bookshelf

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Known for her women’s fiction, Devens is the author of Happy Any Day Now and My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet). Her short fiction, poetry and articles have appeared in Readers’ Digest and Parents, among other national magazines.

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:

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

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PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE STATEMENT:

MPT SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

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.

This exhibit recognizes and thanks the region’s men and women who served in the military during the Vietnam era. Also included is an opportunity for children to color pages to thank veterans as well as stationery for visitors to craft messages to veterans or share their own stories. The multi-panel exhibit is traveling around the state to celebrate the military service of Marylanders during the Vietnam War. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) May 9 - Jun 11

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A Choose Civility event #choose2Bkind

The MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit is made possible by Maryland Relay and SunTrust Foundation.

Thu

May 11

7 - 8 pm

A Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration Event

The beach house carried some kind of spell, concocted of—I don’t know—salt air, sea grass and Old Bay seasoning that over the years had permeated its walls and floorboards. Whatever it was, the place cast fabulous magic.

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#choose2Bkind DIALOGUE CIRCLES Speak from the heart. Listen from the heart.

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It’s a place where real people are on loan to readers, and a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered. As in a traditional library, visitors to the Human Library can choose Books from a range of titles. But at the Human Library, Books are people and the reading is a conversation! Readers sign up for Books on a first come, first served basis. Readers can borrow Books for 15 minutes.

POSITIVE BODY IMAGE: A HARD LOOK IN THE MIRROR Andrew Walen, Founder and CEO at The Body Image Therapy Center, explains body image and its role in the development of self-esteem. Walen discusses how to be an informed consumer of media that can promote unrealistic body image, and how to develop a positive body image and improve self-esteem. Suitable for adults of all ages and teens accompanied by a parent or guardian. CENTRAL (410.313.7800)

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Apr 3

7 - 8:30 pm

Visit bit.ly/HCLSBodyImage to discover HCLS books and eContent about body image.

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In partnership with Howard County Office of Human Rights and #OneHoward

MEET REED

What are some factors that influence body image? Body image stems in large part from what we see as valuable and desirable. Different cultures value different things. In Asian, African, and Middle East countries, becoming more lightskinned has become the norm thanks to

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

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

CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Tue

May 16

A Choose Civility event #choose2Bkind

7 - 8 pm

advertisers telling them that is what's beautiful. In Western Europe and America, being darker and tan is what we're told to do to be more beautiful. What does it mean to have a positive or healthy body image? A healthy body image is often thought to be akin to the thought, "I love my beautiful body!" And that's not the point. Healthy body image means that you see your body as your home, not your billboard. Its value is in what it can do for you. How it can sense the world around you. How it lets you show love and affection. That it can give life. That it can taste, smell, see, touch, and interact with the world. When you have pride in your body for what it can do, not just how it looks, you have healthy body image. Of course it's okay to love the way it looks, too!

MEET FARIDA

Mar 8 7 - 8:30 pm

Wed

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Apr 12

2:30 - 3:30 pm

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What are some of the consequences of a negative or unhealthy body image? When negative body image is developed, anxiety and depression develop from the negative thoughts a person has. Sadly, people may work day and night to "fix" their body, but often find they're never truly happy. Why? Because what is lost in the process of "fixing" their body is their emotional health, their physical health, and spiritual health.

Thu Jun 8 In partnership with #OneHoward

Deeba looks to impart some of her experiences as a Muslim in America.

Reed is 33-year veteran of the US Coast Guard who worked a first responder. He also has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He seeks to dismantle stereotypes about veterans with PTSD.

A member of the Parsee Zoroastrian community, Farida is excited to discuss her culture with Readers.

What are some steps we can take to promote healthy body image for ourselves and among our family and friends? The best way to promote healthy body image is to find out what you truly value about yourself and loved ones. While we receive messages thousands of times a day about how we can "improve" ourselves, we have very little telling us what is already special about us. Taking the time to talk about our gifts, our empathy, our love and connection, our work ethic, personal ethic, is something we rarely do.

7 - 8 pm

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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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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 HOWARD COUNTY, MD those kindnesses forward. Share your Random Acts of Civility and be a part of our year of kindness in Howard County!

PASS IT ON!

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11 - 12 am

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.

Groups or individual students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in Howard County are invited to design a poster or create a video illustrating the theme of Kindness Creates Community. Entries due March 26. Details at ChooseCivility.org.

COLUMBIA ART CENTER (410.730.0075) (6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia) Exhibit Apr 5 - 20 Reception Apr 5 (Awards ceremony at 6 pm)

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

5:30 - 7 pm

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

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Mar 17

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For tweens, teens, and parents; 90 min. Registration required.

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BE A SMART USER OF SMART TECH Young people today can connect and communicate with people all over the globe. This is exciting but can also be dangerous. Before kids are given access to the entire world, it is a good idea to set the foundation for the responsible use of technology for fun, entertainment, education, interaction and connection. Tech Parenting expert Denise DeRosa, founder of Cyber-Sensible.com, discusses what it means to be a smart user of smart technology. Suitable for tweens, teens and parents.

Fri

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Talking with Andrew Walen What is the difference between self-esteem and selfconfidence? To me, self-esteem is the combination of selfworth and self-efficacy. In other words, I can do it and I'm worth doing it for. The hard part in research is knowing where this comes from. And that's part of what we'll be talking about. Self-confidence is the result of self-esteem. Once I have proven I can do something, I maintain that belief and hopefully it spreads to other aspects of my life.

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

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1 - 5 pm

MEET DEEBA

Choose Civility and the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center at Howard Community College are hosting a series of Dialogue Circles to help the community 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.

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. 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.

An entry from the 2016 poster contest

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

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Wellness

MEET THE AUTHOR:

KATE HANNIGAN Ages 9-12, families; 60 min. Registration required.

Black-Eyed Susan Award nominee (2016 - 2017), Kate Hannigan discusses

matters

The Healing Series offers a different approach to how we care for ourselves. This includes insights into alternative healing therapies, building positive attitudes, and tweaking the way we eat.

CENTRAL (410.313.7800) INTRODUCTION TO ACUPUNCTURE Dr. Seok Park, PhD, introduces the basics of acupuncture by explaining its history, mechanisms, and applications. Park studied acupuncture in Korea and completed graduate and Ph.D. programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States. Thu Mar 16 7 - 8:30 pm

HEAL YOUR HEART

Dr. Michael Miller, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and author of Heal Your Heart: The Positive Emotions Prescription to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease discusses how positive emotions can influence and improve both vascular and overall health. Books available for purchase and signing. Thu Apr 13 7 - 8:30 pm

INTRODUCTION TO A PLANT-BASED DIET Dr Zeeshan Ali, Ph.D., Program Specialist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC, introduces the basics of a plant-based diet, imparts strategies to create tasty recipes, and discusses research demonstrating the benefits of plant-based nutrition. Thu May 11 7 - 8:30 pm

her rollicking middle-grade novel The by America���s first woman detective and her work thwarting the Baltimore Plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Kate’s research led her from her home state of Illinois — where Lincoln, Detective Kate Warne, and the Pinkerton National Detective Agency got their start — to Maryland, where all the parties nearly met their end! Join us for a lively discussion about spying, sleuthing, and staying true to facts when writing

Ages 14-18.

Summer volunteers assist HCLS instructors with summer reading and other tasks. Interested students should submit a volunteer application online. Applications accepted March 1 - April 15. Please note that space is limited and submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee you will be selected. Successful applicants will be invited to a scheduled training session in May or June.

10th ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOKS CONTEST Ages 9-17. Registration required. Learn how to frost and decorate a small cake to represent a book. Cake and decorating supplies provided; bring your own book. Completed cakes displayed 4:30 - 5 pm, during awards.

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Sat

Apr 1

3:30 - 5 pm

HCLS CHESS TOURNAMENT Ages 9-17. Registration required.

Compete with teens from across the county to become the HCLS Chess Tournament champion.

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Sat

Apr 22

1 - 4 pm

fiction. Come with questions for the Visit these URLs to discover HCLS books and eContent about wellness matters.

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Apr 6

7 pm

In this time of human and climate threats to all of the natural world, Ned Tillman describes the origins of and the challenges to some of the country’s most beautiful natural places - including our own local environment. He discusses our ancestors’ efforts to preserve special places and what each of us can do and will have to do to protect and restore these remnants of the once wild and open spaces of America. Full of personal adventures and encounters with nature, Saving the Places We Love inspires the ethic of personal responsibility as an important means of salvation for the natural world and the future of our children. Saving the Places We Love is the 2016 Howard County Book Connection selection. Books available for purchase and signing. Learn more ways to save the places you love at www.SavingThePlaces.com. CENTRAL (410.313.7800) 7 - 8:30 pm

new! LIBRARY CARD CONTEST Design new library cards for HCLS! 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 begins May 15. Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

AUTHOR SALON: NED TILLMAN - SAVING THE PLACES WE LOVE

Apr 20

CALLING ALL TEEN VOLUNTEERS

Detective’s Assistant, which was inspired

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announcements announcemen announcements

The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children’s choice award for the state of Maryland. Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland students. The award seeks to promote literacy and lifelong reading habits by encouraging students to read quality, contemporary literature. CULTURE FEST: OCEANIA: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

There are six different reading lists: Picture Books; fiction/

SHERLOCK HOLMES ESSAY CONTEST In this contest for seventh grade students, enterprising sleuths read Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and write a five-paragraph analytical essay. Winning essayists receive prizes at an awards event on June 15. Story, materials, and entry forms available at hclibrary.org. Deadline for entries is May 31. Cosponsored by Watson’s Tin Box of Ellicott City and Howard County Public School System

Celebrate unique cultures of the countries and islands of the South Pacific with entertaining performances, music, educational displays, and food.

nonfiction for students in Grades 4-6, Grades 6-9, and High School; and Graphic Novels for students in Grades 4-6 and 6-9.

CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK: May 1 - 7

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Find a list of this year’s nominees and past award winners:

Dress up as your favorite children’s book character and/or find your favorite children’s book, take a picture of yourself with the book, then post it to social media using #CBW16.

Sun

May 7

1:30 - 4:30 pm

In partnership with Columbia Association’s International Exchange & Multicultural Programs

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HOWARD COUNTY BOOK CONNECTION The Howard County Book Connection, begun in 2003, seeks to connect our community through shared learning experiences that promote productive dialogue, critical thinking, and intellectual enrichment. The selection for 2016-17 is Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship by Ned Tillman. Howard County Book Connection is a partnership between Howard County Library System, Howard Community College, and HoCoPoLitSo. Sponsored by Friends of HCLS. A Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration Event.

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

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HCLS Homework Centers

HiTech, HCLS’ STEM education initiative, teaches cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via project-based classes that include computer programming (Python and Javascript), 3D animation, nanotechnology, music/video production, e-books, game apps, cybersecurity, green energy, and robotics.

to a n d th ro u g h co l l e g e & c a r e e r Strengthening A+ Partners in Education, this initiative aims to (1) enhance the homework completion experience to maximize student academic success, and (2) inspire students to attain their high school and college diplomas. Kindergarten through college students studying and completing their homework at HCLS will experience: • An inspiring, studious environment •

Study room/area reservations (ideal for a group)

• Assistance from HCLS Instructor and Research Specialists

Picture of Success HCLS Homework Center Student High School Graduation: 2027

College Graduation: 2031

School supplies (e.g., colored pencils, crayons, markers, pens, construction paper, tape, calculators, rulers, lined notebook paper, graph paper, glue sticks, scissors, protractors, compasses, staplers, paper clips, index cards, sharpies, and highlighters)

• A snack available during the first week (while supplies last)

What:

HCLS Homework Centers

Who:

Kindergarten through college students

Picture of Success

(children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

At the end of each school year, HCLS Homework Center students will have the opportunity to get their Picture of Success taken. This photo will feature students in graduation caps, noting the years they will graduate from high school and college.

When: Where:

Beginning March 1 Monday – Friday; 3 – 6 pm All HCLS Branches

This A+ Partners in Education initiative is made possible by Keith and Amy Gonce, and Friends of Howard County Library System.

Central Branch for teens OPEN STEM LABS Ages 11-18; 2.5 hrs; Registration preferred. Drop-in, but priority given to those who register.

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

SPRING 2017

MOVIE MAKING

Register once for five-session series. Must be 18+.

Ages 11-18; 1.5 hrs. Registration required. Register once for all sessions in each series.

Using Adobe’s Illustrator create characters. Using InDesign, create panels and dialogue. By the end of the five- week class, create a finished single page comic. rg Mondays; 6:30 – 8 pm Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

INTRO TO HTML Register once for four-session series. Must be 18+.

Learn the foundations of writing HTML code. Included in this four-session class is a brief introduction to JavaScript. rg Tuesdays; 7 – 8:30 pm May 9, 16, 23, 30

Experience a taste of the movie making process, including pre-production and filming with the Canon Rebel T3i 600D. Learn different types of shots and post-production. rg Saturdays; 10 - 11:30 am Mar 4 - 25 Saturdays; 10 - 11:30 am May 6 - 27

SAT MATH PREP Ages 11-18; 1.5 hrs. Registration required. Register once for all sessions.

DIGITAL MEDIA LAB

Get extra help with graphic design and digital art classes from a HiTech instructor. Get access to the Adobe suite and other cool software to create your own digital art, or work on school projects. Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Mar 1 - Apr 5, Apr 19 - May 31

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MATH LAB

for teens

MUSIC LAB

Get extra help with math classes, all the way up through AP Calculus. Tuesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Mar 7 - Apr 4, Apr 18 - May 30

OPEN STEM LABS

Drop in to use the HiTech lab to record, write and produce music. Bring your ideas to work on or get help with a project. Thursdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Mar 2 - Apr 6, Apr 20 - May 25

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ACT MATH PREP Ages 11-18; 1.5 hrs. Registration required. Register once for all sessions.

Time is ticking toward the ACT. Are you ready? Learn study and test-taking methods, and practice taking the math portion of the ACT. Graphing calculators recommended. rg Sat Mar 4 - 25 10 am

for adults INTRO TO WEB DESIGN Register once for four-session series. Must be 18+.

Learn the basic fundamentals of HTML elements and User Interface (UI) design through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). rg Mondays; 6:30 – 8 pm Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Drop-in STEM Lab for middle and high school students to work on projects and get extra help with classes from HiTech instructors, or work on one of the many cool lab activities. Get extra help with science, including Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Tuesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Mar 7 - Apr 4, Apr 18 - May 30

Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Gain experience with professional music equipment and software, such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

MATH LAB

3D DESIGN AND PRINTING

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Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software, and how to print 3D images through HCLS. rg Thursdays; 6:30 – 8 pm Mar 9, 16, 23, 30

Registration required.

Register once for four-session series. Must be 18+.

Register once for four-session series. Must be 18+.

Register online or by phone prior to class or series start date.

MECHANICS OF MUSIC

SCIENCE LAB

Must be 18+.

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Time is ticking toward the SAT. Are you ready? Learn study and test-taking methods, and practice taking the math portion of the SAT. Graphing calculators recommended. rg Saturdays; 10 - 11:30 am Apr 1 - 29

 

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TECHNOLOGY OF COMICS

Get extra help with math classes, all the way up through AP Calculus. Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Mar 1 - Apr 5, Apr 19 - May 31

AV LAB Get access to the sound booth and other HiTech equipment to record and mix your own music. Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Mar 1 - Apr 5, Apr 19 - May 31 Thursdays; 4 - 6:30 pm Mar 2 - Apr 6, Apr 20 - May 25

ROBOTICS LEAGUE

Register once for four-session series. Must be 18+.

Learn how to create images in open-source and 3D software, and how to print 3D images through HCLS. rg Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm May 9, 16, 23, 30

Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events to find additional classes, including teen classes during Spring Break. HiTech classes are coming soon to Glenwood Branch!

Ages 11-18; 2 hrs. Registration required. Register once for all sessions in each series.

Participate in the Robotics Challenge! Teams build and program robots that complete a difficult obstacle course. rg Thursdays; 4 - 6 pm Mar 2 - 30 Thursdays; 4 - 6 pm Apr 20 - May 18

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spring classes

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL CLASSES

EXP denotes an Express Branch, the temporary location open during building projects at HCLS East Columbia and Elkridge locations.

A+ PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

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

All ages; 30 min.

Stories, baby games, and musical activities. tk CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Mon Tue Fri

Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

6:30 pm 10:15 & 11:30 am 10:15 & 11:30 am (drop in)

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

Mar 13 - May 8 Mar 15 - May 10

6:30 pm 10:15 & 11:30 am

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10:15 & 11:30 am

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Mar 17 - May 12

10:15 & 11:30 am

ELKRIDGE EXP (410.313.5077) Ongoing 10:15 & 11:15 am (410.313.5579)

Fri Ongoing Sat Mar 4 - May 20 No class Apr 15

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Ongoing

10:15 & 11:30 am

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10:30 am

All ages; 30 min.

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Ongoing

Mar 29 - May 10

PA JAMA TIME

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

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Wed

Sat

PICTURE BOOK PARADE

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

10:30 am (with craft)

JUST FOR ME

Stories and music just before bedtime. Pajamas, teddy bears, and blankets welcome. tk CENTRAL (410.313.7800)

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Mon

Ages 3-5; 30 min.

Ongoing Ongoing

7 pm

ELKRIDGE EXP (410.313.5077)

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

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7 pm

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Mar 16 - May 11 10:15 am

2 pm

WE ARE GROWING!

THE PIRATES OF PAN’S PANTS

Celebrate spring with Mo Willems’ book, We Are Growing! tk Thu Mar 23 10:15 & 11:30 am

Families; 60 min. Ticket required.

Sponsored by BB&T, Friends of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, and the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust BumbleBee sponsored by Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent and M&T Bank

FAMILY MOVIE

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS Presented by Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust

Applaud students as they answer questions about pre-selected books at Battle of the Books, an academic competition for fifth graders. More than 290 teams of five contestants (1,500 students) will compete for top score, best team spirit, best team name, best civility, and best team costume awards in five simultaneous battles at Atholton, Howard, Long Reach, Mount Hebron, River Hill, and Wilde Lake high schools. Fri Apr 21 7 pm Additional sponsors: Frank and Yolando Bruno Fund, ColumbiaPatuxent Rotary Club, Friends of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, and M&T Bank

HCLS RUBE GOLDBERG CHALLENGE Join us as we celebrate 65 teams of fourth and fifth grade students who transformed everyday materials into a wacky innovative machine to unfurl a banner.

RIVER HILL HIGH SCHOOL (410.313.7750) Tue

May 9

7 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS and M&T Bank

Families. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Mondays; 2 pm Apr 10 Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) Apr 17 The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

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

BUILD, PLAY, LEARN! Ages 3-5 with adult; 30-45 min. Ticket required.

Develop math and motor skills as you build, play, and learn using a variety of materials. tk Tue Mar 28 - Apr 18 2 & 3:45 pm

kindergarten - grade 5

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

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

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

BOOK - N - CHAT

Families; 60 min. Ticket required.

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Tackle speed challenges using everyday objects. tk Mon Apr 10 7 pm

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk Tuesdays; 6:30 pm Mar 7, Apr 4

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

Drop in and make some fun, simple crafts. Wed Apr 12 2 - 4 pm Fri May 19 2 - 4 pm

I’M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

FAIRYTALE ENGINEERING: BILLY GOATS BRIDGE BUILDING Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Classic stories and fun problem-solving activities. tk Wed Mar 29 6:30 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. tk Sat Apr 29 10:45 am

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

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments exploring topics on agriculture including the chemistry of fertilizers. rg Sat Apr 1 1 pm

v BLOCK PARTY: FUN WITH LEGO® BLOCKS Ages 5 & up; 45 - 90 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Create a masterpiece with LEGO® blocks and your imagination. tk Tue Apr 11 2 & 3:45 pm

book clubs (8 - 14 years) BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 4-6; 45 min. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Discussions and activities about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. rg Wednesdays; 1:30 pm Mar 15, Apr 19

BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB Grades 6-8; 60 min. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Discuss state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. rg Wednesdays; 1:30 pm Mar 15, Apr 19

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

Discussions and activities about Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners. rg Thursdays; 1:30 pm Mar 9, Apr 6

In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

preschool (2 - 5 years)

7 pm

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

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family & friends Did you ever wonder why Peter Pan is not wearing pants? Because they were stolen by pirates, of course! Join The APL Drama Club as they tell the story of how Peter gets his pants back, and enjoy a few musical numbers amidst a generous helping of silliness. tk Sat Mar 25 2 pm

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10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

Cheer on Howard County’s top spellers as they compete for the chance to advance to the National Spelling Bee in the 13th annual HCLS Spelling Bee. Winners from school BumbleBees recognized on stage at the beginning of the evening. (11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton) Fri Mar 17 7 pm

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

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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.

ALL TOGETHER NOW

spring classes

C h i l d re n's D i s c o v e r y Fa i r Saturday, April 1 10 am - 1 pm ages 3 - 5 (with adult) Cradlerock ES 6700 Cradlerock Way

A celebration for young children and their families, the Howard County Children’s Discovery Fair features FREE hands-on activities related to school readiness, including interactive games, crafts, and stories. For further details, call 410.313.1940 or 410.313.7750, or email children@howardcountymd.gov. Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Howard County Food Bank.

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

Explore simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children’s literature. tk Tue Mar 7 - 21 2 & 3:45 pm

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Explore our children’s music collection through song and dance. tk Thu Mar 9 10:15 & 11:30 am

This event in celebration of Howard County’s Month of the Young Child is sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council and Howard County Library System.

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tweens (9 - 12 years) GIRL POWER

See page 9 for HiTech classes.

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Collaborate and make meaningful connections with others to make a difference in your community. rg Saturdays Mar 18 3 pm Colorful Abandon Tie Dying Apr 15 2:45 pm Build a Habitat May 13 3 pm Girls Who Code-HoCo

STOP MOTION ANIMATION

Borrow a cookbook authored by the evening’s featured chef and prepare a few recipes at home. We’ll meet and discuss the chef, their recipes, food markets, and gadgets. Refreshments. Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 15 Alton Brown May 10 Giada de Laurentiis

Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

WELLNESS MATTERS

Learn the basics of this film-making technique in which inanimate objects appear to move on their own. Create a team video clip to view. tk Thu Apr 13 2 pm

See page 6. Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 16 Introduction to Acupuncture Apr 13 Heal Your Heart May 11 Introduction to a Plant-based Diet

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

On the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, we explore STEM concepts and discover what went wrong on that fateful night. rg Sat Apr 15 12 pm

v CHESAPEAKE BOUND Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Explore the effects humans have on animals and the environment, and meet one of Howard County Conservancy’s Diamondback Terrapins. rg Sat Apr 15 1:30 pm

SAFETY PIN JEWELRY Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Registration required.

Create cute and fashionable accessories that also make a statement! rg Sat Apr 29 2 pm

CREATING CASTLES Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Calling all lords and ladies! Build fantastic castles and utilize your STEM capabilities. rg Sat May 20 2 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) See page 9 for HiTech classes.

v COOL TECH TOOLS FOR SCHOOL Ages 11-16; 60 min. Registration required.

Bring your favorite tech tips to share, and learn about some other handy web sites and Web 2.0 tools to help work smarter at school. Part of Teen Tech Week. rg Tue Mar 7 7 pm

v TECH MYSTERY Ages 11-13; 60 min. Registration required.

Use technology to solve a mystery in this Teen Tech Week challenge. rg Sat Mar 11 3 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 Mar 18, Apr 29, May 27

MARCH BOOK MADNESS Ages 12-17; 60 min. Registration required.

We put your favorite books to the test! Which will reign victorious? Games, prizes, and competition. rg Sat Mar 25 3 pm

POSITIVE BODY IMAGE: A HARD LOOK IN THE MIRROR Suitable for adults of all ages and teens accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Andrew Walen, Founder and CEO at The Body Image Therapy Center, explains body image and its role in the development of self-esteem. Walen discusses how to be an informed consumer of media that can promote unrealistic images, and how to develop a positive body image and improve self-esteem. Mon Apr 3 7 - 8:30 pm

BABYSITTING 101 Ages 13 & up; 2 hours. Registration required.

Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions). rg Tue-Thu Apr 11, 12 & 13 4 pm

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

Learn how to support transgender and gender nonconforming youth. Gain an understanding of the challenges these young people face and how those can impact their success at school and acceptance at home. Learn about respectful terminology and additional resources. Tue May 16 7 pm

MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP ADVENTURE Photographer and raconteur Dennis Wood discusses his experiences at Mount Everest Base Camp and what he encountered as he journeyed there. Tue Mar 21 7 - 8:30 pm

SPRING 2017

READING ART: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETATION

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION

Put down that book and learn to read a painting! This class discusses the symbols, meanings, and hidden messages that are often incorporated into artworks, and how viewers can learn to interpret them through observation. Wed May 24 7 - 8:30 pm

SEASONS 52 (410.313.7800)

Nearly 70 percent of parents have never named legal guardians for their children. Of those who have, most have made one of six common mistakes that would leave their children at risk of going into the care of people whom their parents would not have intended. Bryan MacAvoy of the MacAvoy Law Office leads a workshop to help parents understand the process of nominating a guardian. Visit hclibrary.org for date and time.

MPT SALUTES VIETNAM VETERANS TRAVELING EXHIBIT

Writing coach Amy Brooks discusses the steps aspiring authors need to take at the beginning of the writing process. Learn how to develop a concept, create a detailed outline of your book, and understand the publication process. rg Wed Mar 29 7 - 8:30 pm

POSITIVE BODY IMAGE: A HARD LOOK IN THE MIRROR

The MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit is made possible by Maryland Relay and SunTrust Foundation

BECOMING AN AUTHOR: FROM CONCEPT TO PUBLICATION

Suitable for adults of all ages and teens accompanied by a parent or guardian.

See page 4. Mon Apr 3

7 - 8:30 pm

ELDER LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING ESSENTIALS Elville and Associates’ lead attorney Stephen R. Elville leads a discussion covering the essentials of estate planning and elder law. Tue Apr 18 2 - 3:30 pm

UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING YOUTH See page 4. Tue May 16

7 pm

INVITATION TO THE BALLET Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances. Children from the audience may learn a quick piece and perform it. Mon May 22 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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.

Join us for a literary happy hour. 4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm Mar 22 Do No Harm by Henry Marsh Apr 26 Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood May 24 The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

STORIES OF THE WORLD 1st Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 6 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Apr 3 Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen May 1 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

GUARDIAN NOMINATION: AVOIDING COMMON MISTAKES & SAFEGUARDING YOUR CHILDREN

MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans, a multi-year initiative and the largest in Maryland Public Television’s history, recognizes and thanks the region’s men and women who served in the military during the Vietnam era. Also included is an opportunity for children to color pages to thank veterans as well as stationery for visitors to craft messages to veterans or share their own stories. The multi-panel exhibit is traveling around the state to celebrate the military service of Marylanders during the Vietnam War. May 9 - Jun 11

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spring classes

book clubs & discussion ECLECTIC EVENINGS 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 14 Just Kids by Patti Smith Apr 11 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng May 9 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

NOONTIME BOOKS 3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Mar 16 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Apr 20 The Girls by Emma Cline May 18 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

AUTHOR SALON: PADDLING MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON, DC - A GUIDE TO THE AREA’S GREATEST PADDLING ADVENTURES Celebrate the return of spring by planning a local outdoor adventure! Author and paddling expert Jeff Lowman discusses his book Paddling Maryland and Washington, DC. The rivers of in the region hold a wealth of splendor and offer great opportunities for paddlers, floaters, and anglers searching for the perfect half-day or full-day trip. Books available for purchase and signing. Thu Mar 23 7 pm

THEN AND NOW: COLUMBIA PROPERTIES OVER TIME Shawn Gladden, Executive Director at Howard County Historical Society, discusses how properties in the area that is now Columbia have evolved and changed from the civil war through today. Tue Apr 4 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Historical Society and Columbia Association

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.

HAMILTON: A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL How did an 836 page biography on a dead president inspire Broadway’s current hit, the hip-hop influenced Hamilton? Join Red Branch artistic staff and performers as they discuss the new pop culture phenomenon that is breaking down the barriers of conventional American theatre. Mon May 15 7 - 8:15 pm

MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN COLUMBIA Barbara Kellner, director of the Columbia Archives, discusses the significance of midcentury architecture and examples that can be found in Columbia. Wed May 17 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Columbia Association

AUTHOR SALON: NED TILLMAN SAVING THE PLACES WE LOVE

SAVE THE DATE: NEW LIFE FOR OLDER HOMES

See page 6. Thu Apr 20

Learn about an array of options and techniques for revitalizing an older home. Mon Jun 5 7 - 8:30 pm

7 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

SONGS WITHOUT WORDS Composer and Peabody Institute faculty member Dr. Judah Adashi discusses the ideas, influences, and inspirations behind the music of Felix Mendelssohn and contemporary American composer John Harbison (in advance of the World Premiere of Harbison’s String Quartet No. 6 on April 29th). Mon Apr 24 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Candlelight Concert Society

Columbia, Maryland is uniquely tied to the history of urban development in the United States. In bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom to founder Jim Rouse in 1995, President Clinton said, “James Rouse has changed this country. And if more will follow his lead, we can do the entire job we need to do in our cities.”

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EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

7071 Montgomery Rd

Columbia, MD 21045

Elkridge, MD 21075

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

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Finding Dory (PG) Mon Apr 10

BUILDING PROJECT

2 pm

The Secret Life of Pets (PG) Wed Apr 12 2 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

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 August 2017.*

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

book clubs & discussion

adult

BOX LUNCH

3, 2, FUN Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min. Registration required. rg

Mondays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

Mar 6 - May 8

STORYBOOK FRIENDS Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required.

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Fridays; 11 am Mar 3 - May 27

tween (9 - 12 years)

3FILMS REVIVAL: ALL THAT’S JAZZ A quarterly revival series screening three films focusing on an actor, director or theme. Discussion follows.

EAST COLUMBIA 50+ CENTER (410.313.7680) 1st Tuesdays; 6:30 - 9 pm Mar 7 ‘Round Midnight (R) 1986 Apr 4 Miles Ahead (R) 2016 May 9 Mo’ Better Blues (R) 1990 Sponsored by Friends of HCLS. In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services.

CRAFTS Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring your own. rg Wednesdays; 7 pm Mar 1 - Apr 26

book clubs (6 - 11 years) 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. rg Tuesdays; 7 pm Mar 28, Apr 25

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB Ages 7-9; 60 min. Registration required.

Mothers and daughters choose books to read and discuss together. rg Wednesdays; 7 pm Mar 8, Apr 12

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 Mar 7, Apr 11

teen (grades 6 - 12)

1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm Mar 4 Driving the King by Ravi Howard Apr 1 Only the Strong by Jabari Asim May 6 The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

EAST COLUMBIA 50+ CTR (410.313.7680)

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE

Annual New Release Cinema Film Festival: Thursdays; 6:30 - 9 pm Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

FICTION FRIENDS

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS. In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services.

Meets at Wegmans (upstairs in the fireplace area)

Fridays; 10 - 11:00 am Mar 17 The Girls by Emma Cline Apr 28 Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala May 26 Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh

BUSINESS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy. 3rd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Mar 21 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty Apr 18 Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few by Robert Reich May 16 Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science by Dani Rodrik

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BLACK FICTION

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 6 Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry Apr 3 Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh May 1 Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

Apr 13, May 11

v ELECTRIC EXPLORATION - INVENT A Ages 9 - 17; 90 mins. Registration required.

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

Thursdays; 6:30 - 9 pm

tween (9 - 12 years)

2nd Mondays; 1 - 2 pm Mar 13 Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson Apr 10 The Widow by Fiona Barton May 8 The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

GOOD READS

NEW RELEASE CINEMA

Ages 9-13; 45 min. Registration required.

BUILDING PROJECT

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

preschool (2 - 5 years) Please check page 10 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

410.313.5077

6600 Cradlerock Way

FAMILY MOVIE

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ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

410.313.7700

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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.

Create a littleBits robotic prototype projectile launcher. Modify the invention to increase its power and accuracy to win the in-class tournament. rg Fri Mar 10 3:30 - 5 pm

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

DROP-IN ART

STREAM. DOWNLOAD. LEARN. DROP-IN.

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 Mar 7, Apr 4

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 Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30

GET CRAFTY

MILITARY HISTORY ROUNDTABLE: WORLD WAR I

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

Mar 9 Apr 13 May 11

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2nd Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Mar 14 Rock Apr 11 Paper May 9 Scissors

STONEWALL SALON Ages 13-18; 60 min.

A safe place for LGBT teens and their supporters to meet and discuss quality literature featuring positive LGBT characters and issues. Refreshments. Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 27 George by Alex Gino Apr 24 Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

PIZZA AND PARTY GAMES Join us for pizza and a selection of fun party games. Make friends and win prizes! Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 20, May 8

2nd Thursdays; 2 -3:30 pm Rock Paper Scissors

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 Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9

STASH SWAP Got unused craft supplies laying around? Bring them to trade with others, swap out for new materials, and pick up patterns and ideas for using up those leftovers. Thu Mar 16 2 - 3:30 pm

FILM FAN FORUM

adult MASTERPIECE CLASSICS: A BOOK AND FILM DISCUSSION Engage in a lively discussion about past Masterpiece productions. No ascot required. First Thursdays; 2 - 3:30 pm Mar 2 Northanger Abbey Apr 6 Little Dorrit May 4 Poldark

HEARTS & HANDS

Discuss the newest movie/television series releases. Light refreshments. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 16 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Apr 20 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May 18 Wonder Woman

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

3rd Tuesdays; 2 - 3 pm Mar 21 Cherry Blossoms Apr 18 Paint What Brian Paints May 16 The Joy of Painting II

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Work on your craft projects and meet like-minded friends. Please bring supplies. 1st Tuesdays; 10:30 am - 12 pm Mar 7, Apr 4

Students, civilians and veterans — come together 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. Thu Mar 30 1 - 2 & 7 - 8 pm

book clubs & discussion ELKS EXCELLENT READS 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Mar 14 West With The Night by Beryl Markham Apr 11 The Good Earth by Pearl Buck May 9 My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She Is Sorry by Fredrick Backman

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 9 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Apr 13 West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan May 11 Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan

MURDER, MISCHIEF, MAYHEM 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 23 Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Apr 27 The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry May 25 Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

TALES THROUGH TIME 3rd Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm Mar 21 Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende Apr 18 A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama May 16 The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Kim Eugenia

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CHEMISTRY HELPS FEED THE WORLD

Cooksville, MD 21723

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

Ages 3-5 & 4-7; 30 minutes. Registration required.

Celebrate National Pig Day with Elephant & Piggie stories, activities, and a craft. rg Wed Mar 1 10:30 am (ages 3 - 5) rg Thu Mar 2 4:30 pm (ages 4 - 7)

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: FOOLISH FRIENDS? Ages 3-5 & 4-7; 30 min. Registration required.

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. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18

Learn how Elephant and Piggie celebrate April Fools’ Day with stories and activities based on Mo Willems’ loveable characters. rg Mon Apr 3 4:30 pm (ages 4 - 7) rg Tue Apr 4 10:30 am (ages 3 - 5)

kindergarten - grade 5

TIME FOR US

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

Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

CAN YOU DIG IT, AMELIA BEDELIA?

toddler & preschool Stories, songs, and activities. tk Tuesdays; 10:30 am tk Tuesdays; 10:30 am

Mar 7 - 28 Apr 18 & 25

SENSORY SCIENCE Ages 18 - 36 months with adult; 30 min. Registration required.

Toddlers learn early science concepts through hands on play, discovery and a story. Each session focuses on a unique sensory experience including puffy rainbow clouds, foil painting, and seafoam bubbles. rg Tuesdays; 10:30 am May 9 - 23

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2350 State Route 97

NATIONAL PIG DAY

FAMILY COLORING HOUR

Ages 5-9; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Zany stories and activities about everyone’s favorite mixed-up housekeeper. rg Sat Apr 15 2 pm

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: GEORGIA O’KEEFE Ages 7-10; 45 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

Learn about the life and methods of history’s greatest artists, then use their techniques to create a piece of art. rg Thu Mar 9 3 pm

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments exploring topics on agriculture including the chemistry of fertilizers. rg Sat Mar 18 11 am

v CELESTIAL SEARCHERS YOUNG ASTRONOMERS CLUB

BOOK BINGO

TEST PREP WORKSHOP

STAR WARS STEM FORCE Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required.

May the force be with you as you use science, technology, engineering and math to problem solve and build a Jabba the Hutt squishy circuit. rg Thu May 4 4:30 & 7 pm

SPRING 2017

Ages 11-18; 60 min.

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 Mar 6 & 20, Apr 3 & 17, May 1 & 15

Learn about the life cycle of frogs, then enjoy stories, activities, and a craft. rg Fri May 19 2 pm

Teens and adults.

Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and share your creative & artistic talents! All movies rated G, PG or PG-13. Refreshments. Wednesdays; 7 pm Mar 8 & May 10

Discover the magic of Pinterest, the most popular and user-friendly virtual pinboard. Learn how to create collections of things you love, “follow” boards created by others, and organize your inspiration all in one place. rg Thu Mar 9 10:30 - 11:15 am rg Sat Mar 18 2:30 - 3:15 pm

DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SHOT! Ages 11-17. 60 min. Registration required.

MINECRAFT MANIA!

Register for each session separately. Explore the exciting world of Minecraft EDU where the only limit is your imagination. rg Fridays; 3:30 pm Mar 3, Apr 28

v BUILD & CREATE WORKSHOP

Put yourself in the narrative! Celebrate the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton taking command of the 1st Battalion with Hamilton trivia, sing-alongs, duels, and other fun activities! Costumes optional. Refreshments and prizes. rg Tue Mar 14 7 pm

Bring your stitching, knitting, or crocheting projects, and find inspiration as you trade ideas and tips. All crafters welcome. 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 7 & Apr 4

SPRING INTO E-READING Changed your clocks? Now change your reading habits! Explore HCLS’ collection of free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. Please bring your device to the class. rg Wed Mar 15 7 - 8 pm rg Thu Mar 16 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ages 9-12; Allow 30 min. Register for each workshop separately.

KNIT, CRAFT, CHAT

Explore unique STEM building materials and recycled objects to design and build a creative masterpiece. rg Saturdays; 3:30 - 4:30 pm Mar 11, Apr 8, May 6

Ages 11-18; 60 min. Allow 30 min for craft.

FAMILY COLORING HOUR

Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring yours. Supplies provided. Tuesdays; 7 pm Mar 21 Paint with yarn Apr 18 Earth Day yarn crafts May 16 Create yarn covered earbuds (bring earbuds!)

See page 16. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

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BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY: PINTEREST 101

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Wednesdays 10:30 am Apr 19 Olivia Apr 26 Knufflebunny May 3 Bad Kitty May 10 Little Blue Truck May 17 Madeline May 24 Ollie & Peedie

Get ready for the SAT, ACT, AP exams, and other tests. Use online tools to target your studying and maximize your results! Bring your laptop or device (optional). Refreshments. rg Thursdays; 3 - 4:30 pm Mar 2, Apr 27, May 4

Ages 13-17; 60 min.

Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required.

Ages 14-18. 90 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately.

ANIME CLUB

v

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

adult

Ages 5 - 9; 45 min. Registration required. Howard County schools closed.

3D ART LAB

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.

Transform assorted materials into captivating blooms. Materials provided. rg Tue Mar 28 1:30 - 3:30 pm rg Sat Apr 1 2 - 4 pm

AWESOME AUTO RESOURCES April is National Car Care Month. Learn how to easily access HCLS’ free car buying and repair resources including Auto Repair Reference Center, Kelley Blue Book, and Consumer Reports. rg Mon Apr 3 7 - 7:45 pm rg Thu Apr 20 1:30 - 2:15 pm Join us in the cafe as we celebrate National Poetry Month! Learn about a variety of poetry forms and share original creations with others. rg Thu Apr 6 7 - 8 pm rg Wed Apr 26 1:30 - 2:30 pm

SCRABBLE SCRIMMAGE Teens and adults.

KNOT JUST KNITTERS

IT’S RAINING FROGS

ART ESCAPE: PAPER ROSES

POETRY CAFE

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Refreshments. Tuesdays; 3:30 pm Mar 7, Apr 18, May 9

tweens (9 - 12 years)

Create an open-ended art project that pops out, stands up, swings from the ceiling, or makes you walk around it. rg Mondays; 4:30 pm Mar 13 Stick-Bound Sketchbook Apr 24 Paper Bead Figures May 8 Cardboard Relief Painting

The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for applying to colleges and for writing your college essays. Parents strongly encouraged to attend with student. Navigating the College Application Process rg Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 29 & May 3 Writing the College Essay rg Tue Apr 25 7 - 8 pm Sat May 20 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension Instructor. Participants receive a certificate after attending all three sessions. Must attend all three sessions. rg Tue, Wed, Thu Apr 4, 5 & 6 6 - 8 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! rg Fri Apr 7 3:30 pm rg Tue Apr 11 11 am

Ages 14-18; 60-90 min.. Registration required.

Ages 12-18; 2 hr. Registration required.

Celebrate more than a century of colorful expression with a stories, facts, and a craft. rg Thu Mar 30 4:30 & 7 pm Ages 5-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed or close early.

INTRO TO COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & ESSAYS

BABYSITTING 101

Ages 5-8, 45 min. Registration required.

Enjoy stories and a song, then create a troll. rg Fri Mar 10 3 pm

Celebrate spring with rabbit stories, activities, and a craft. rg Wed Apr 12 10:30 am

Reduce, reuse, and recycle on the runway! Learn no-sew techniques and fashion design principles to create recycled fashion. Show off your fashion at our runway show on Earth Day. Arrive at 3 pm to put finishing touches on your fashion before the runway show. Workshop rg Wed Apr 19 6 - 8 pm Fashion Show rg Sat Apr 22 3 - 4:30 pm

NATIONAL CRAYON DAY

Please check page 10 for year-round preschool classes at all branches. Ages 2 - 5 with adult, 30 min. Registration required.

Ages 9 -12; allow 60 min. Registration required.

Local astronomy educator Dr. Joel Goodman discusses our solar system and beyond with fun and engaging hands-on activities. Explore a different astronomy theme each month. Mondays; 7 pm Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Ages 5 - 9; 45 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

PROJECT RUNWAY: EARTH DAY EDITION

Ages 5-14; with adult; 60 min.

TERRIFIC TROLLS

BUNNY BONANZA

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children’s

preschool & up

family & friends

spring classes

Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18

Compete head-to-head in Scrabble, with refreshments! rg Fri Apr 7 3:30 - 4:30 pm rg Tue Apr 11 11 am - 12 pm

PAWS-ITIVELY CRAFTY May is National Pet Month. Make a handmade toy or treat to show your cat or dog a little extra love. Materials provided. Contact with allergens such as peanut butter may occur. rg Fri May 5 1:30 - 2:30 pm rg Mon May 8 7 - 8 pm

master gardeners OH DEER! Has your backyard become a buffet for your local wildlife? Master Gardener Kent Phillips discusses deer and pest management, including vegetation control, deer behavior, repellent methods, and fencing. rg Mon Mar 20 7 - 8 pm

BLOOMING BUDS FOR BUTTERFLIES Join Master Gardener Aylene Gard to learn how to attract butterflies to your garden and grow nourishing native plants such as goldenrod, aster, and milkweed. rg Mon May 1 7 - 8 pm

GARDENS GALORE! Gorgeous gardens in the Baltimore– Washington metro area area are just a short way away. Join Master Gardeners Linda Decker and Sherry Conklin for an introduction to a variety of display gardens, arboretums, historic landscapes, and eclectic favorites within easy driving distance from Howard County. rg Thu May 11 7 - 8 pm

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MILLER BRANCH

410.313.1950 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

family & friends

v CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: NKR (No Kids Required!) CHEMISTRY HELPS FEED THE WORLD

I’M GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

Suitable for adults, teens, and children accompanied by adults.

Families; 30 - 45 min. Registration required.

The popular children’s class Chemistry In The Library now includes a session for adults! Join chemists from the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments exploring topics on agriculture including the chemistry of fertilizers. Perform the same experiments as in the children’s class at a faster pace, ask questions, and participate in a discussion. Adults with experience and knowledge of subject topic are encouraged to attend and add to our discussions. Wed May 10 7 - 8 pm

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. rg Tue Mar 7 7 pm rg Sat May 13 3:30 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

FAMILY MOVIES *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Thu Tue Thu Thu

In partnership with American Chemical Society

Mar 16 6:30 pm Beauty and the Beast (G) Apr 12* 2 pm The Secret Life of Pets (PG) Apr 20 6:30 pm Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG) May 18 6:30 pm Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

preschool (2 - 5 years) Please check page 10 for year-round preschool classes at all branches.

CONCEPT FUN!

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

NATIONAL CRAYON DAY COLOR-THON All ages. Allow 30 min.

Join us in celebrating National Crayon Day by spending a few minutes or a few hours doodling, scribbling, drawing, and creating with our favorite childhood art supply — the crayon. Fri Mar 31 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

THE PIRATES OF PAN’S PANTS

Ages 2-4 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required Stories, songs, and activities about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. tk Mondays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Mar 6 & 27 tk Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Mar 9 & 30

WIGGLEWORMS Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Wiggle the waggles away with songs and stories your wiggleworms will love. tk Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Mar 14 - May 16

PUPPY DOG TALES Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

Families; 60 min. Ticket required.

Did you ever wonder why Peter Pan is not wearing pants? Because they were stolen by pirates, of course! Join The APL Drama Club as they share the story of how Peter gets his pants back, and enjoy a few musical numbers amidst a generous helping of silliness. tk Sat Apr 1 3:30 pm

To celebrate National Puppy Day, enjoy stories, songs and a craft featuring this lovable pet. tk Thu Mar 23 2 pm

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

Stories, songs, and activities. tk Mondays; 10:15 & 11:30 am

Apr 10 - May 22

BALLET DAY Ages 3-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

THURSDAY NIGHT FUN! Families (ages 3 & up); 30 min. Ticket required.

Share stories and activities that bring on the family fun! tk Thursdays; 7 pm Apr 20 - May 25

Pirouette with us and learn about dance. Dress like your favorite ballerina! Songs, stories, and a craft. tk Thu Apr 20 10:15 & 11:30 am

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

A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children’s literature. A multi-week series. tk Thursdays; 11 am & 2 pm May 4 - 25

SPRING 2017

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

tween (9 - 12 years)

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.

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

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments exploring topics on agriculture including the chemistry of fertilizers. rg Sat Mar 11 3 pm rg Sat Apr 29 1 & 3 pm

UPCYCLED BOOKS Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Repurpose old books and craft them into fun stationery! tk Tue Apr 11 11 am & 2 pm

RAINBOW COLORS Ages 5-8; 40 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Learn how rainbows are made in the sky, then create your own painted rainbow using marbles instead of a brush. tk Thu Apr 13 11 am & 2 pm

Ages 5-8; 30 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools close early.

ENCHANTED GARDEN EXPLORER PACKS

COME AND S.E.E .

Families. (Suggested ages, 3 & up.)

Ages 7-11; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required once for all four sessions.

Ages 12-15. Attendance at orientation required, and a signed release form.

Do you have an interest in gardening? The Enchanted Garden needs you! Help us water, weed, plant, and take care of our garden. Earn service learning credit. Contact the Enchanted Garden Coordinator at 410.313.1950 or ann.hackeling@hclibrary.org by April 15 to learn how to participate.

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration and signed release

Sit. Examine. Experience. Choose a lovely sit spot in our Enchanted Garden. Keep a nature journal with sketches and notes of changes you observe. Dress appropriately for weather. rg Wednesdays; 2pm Apr 5 & 19, May 3 & 17

EARTH DAY IN THE ENCHANTED GARDEN: CAN YOU DIG IT? Ages 2-4; 30 min. Ticket required. Weather dependent.

Join us in the garden with your favorite truck for a story and some digging in the dirt. Please dress for mess. tk Sat Apr 22 11 am & 3 pm

EARTH DAY IN THE ENCHANTED GARDEN: P IS FOR POLLINATORS Ages 8-11; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required.

Learn gardening basics, nurture healthy habits and help our Enchanted Garden grow. New Tween Sprouts always welcome. Please dress for outdoor activities. Spring Theme: Native American gardens and the Three Sisters. rg Thursdays; 4:30 pm Mar 16, Apr 13, May 18

Pollinators have an important job. Find out what they do and what you can do to help them. Make a home for pollinators and plant seeds to start a pollinator-friendly garden. rg Sat Apr 22 2 pm

GREEN FINGERS GARDEN CLUB

Ages 4-6; 30 min. Ticket required.

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. rg Mondays; 4:30 pm Mar 20, Apr 24, May 22

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.

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Register for each class separately.

Learn about famous artists and explore their different artistic styles, then create a miniature masterpiece. rg Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 6 Ancient Mosaics Apr 3 The Book of Kells & Illuminated Manuscripts May 1 Egyptian Tomb Paintings

BE A SMART USER OF SMART TECH

SPROUTING ARTISTS Get inspired by nature in the Enchanted Garden then create a piece of artwork focusing on specific elements of art. tk Saturdays; 3 pm May 6 & 20

Challenge your friends to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or race around the track in Mario Cart. Mondays; 7 pm Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8

v STEM AND ART SATURDAYS Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Explore a different science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept each Saturday. rg Saturdays; 4 pm Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20

For tweens, teens, and parents; 90 min. Registration required.

ESCAPE FROM THE LIBRARY

See page 4. rg Wed

Trapped! Make your escape by following the clues, answering the riddles, and solving the puzzles. Teams and individuals welcome. rg Wed Mar 22 7 - 8 pm

Mar 8

7 – 8:30 pm

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Register for each session separately. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Enchanted Garden ENCHANTED GARDEN YOUTH CORPS

Ages 11-17; 60 min.

ART MASTERS

LET’S GO!

Join members of the Split Rail Garden Club to learn about flowers, read a story, and make a craft! tk Fri Apr 7 2 pm

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 beginning in May.

GAME NIGHT

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

FUN WITH FLOWERS

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

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Learn to play the oldest board game that is still popular today. Simple yet strategic, the GO game is easy, fun, and mind-building. rg Sat Mar 18 11 am rg Mon Apr 17 3 pm* rg Sat May 13 11 am

MILLER’S MAGICAL BOOK DISCUSSION Ages 8-12; 45 min. Registration required.

Come ready to discuss Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville, a tale of magic, mischief, and mayhem. Refreshments. rg Tue Apr 4 7 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: KATE HANNIGAN Ages 9-12, families; 60 min. Registration required. See page 7 for details. Books available for purchase and signing. rg Thu Apr 6 7 pm

teen (grades 6 - 12) v ASTRONOMY NIGHT Ages 11-18; 60 min. Register for each session separately.

Learn about the planets and stars. View them through a telescope (weather permitting). rg Wednesdays; 7 pm Mar 1 The Rocky Planets Apr 12 The Sun

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Saturdays; 4:30 pm Mar 4, May 13

v LEGO®

WARS

Ages 9-17; 60 min.

150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Thursdays; 7 pm Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11

Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

PARENT & TEEN BOOK CLUB Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Read and discuss books together. rg Mondays; 7 pm Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22

CHESS CLUB Ages 9-17; 60 min.

All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays; 7 pm

Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30

TENTH ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOKS CONTEST Ages 9-17. Registration required.

Learn how to frost and decorate a small cake to represent a book. Cake and decorating supplies provided; bring your own book. Completed cakes displayed 4:30 - 5 pm, during awards. rg Sat Apr 1 3:30 - 5 pm

ART PARTY Ages 9-17. Allow 30 min. Registration required. Ho Co schools closed.

Get creative and have fun with art while enjoying snacks and listening to music. rg Mon Apr 17 2 - 4 pm

HCLS CHESS TOURNAMENT Ages 9-17. Registration required.

Compete with teens from across the county to become the HCLS Chess Tournament champion. rg Sat Apr 22 1 - 4 pm

IMPROV UNDER THE STARS Ages 9-17; 90 min. Registration and signed release form required.

Skits, games, fun, and laughter under the stars. rg Thursdays; 6:30 pm Apr 27, May 25

DUCT TAPE FLOWERS Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Join us to create duct tape flowers for yourself and help us make bouquets to give in honor of Older Americans Month. rg Wed May 17 7 pm

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins FEB 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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adult ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Mar 1 - May 31

eREADER TUESDAYS Need a quick refresher on downloading HCLS eBooks to your device? Drop in with your eReader or just your questions. Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Mar 7 - May 30

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. Join us and give your brain a workout. 1st Tuesdays; 10:30 -11:30 am Mar 7, Apr 4

BE A SMART USER OF SMART TECH See page 4. rg Wed

Mar 8

7 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

PINS AND NEEDLES Bring projects you’d love to finish! Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm Mar 9 & 23, Apr 13 & 27, May 11 & 25

TED TALKs: VIEW & DISCUSS! 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. rg 2nd Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 9 Sports & Body Apr 13 Death & Taxes May 11 Aging & the Brain

A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY View and discuss the documentary film A Thousand Years of Joy, which charts the path of revolutionary poet Robert Bly — from Minnesota farmer’s son to radical anti-Vietnam War activist to wild man of the 1990’s men’s movement. Best known as the author of the bestseller Iron John, which launched a million men drumming in the woods, Bly has been both celebrated and vilified, but above all has persisted in championing the power and importance of poetry in today’s America. Thu Mar 9 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with HoCoPoLitSo

HUMAN LIBRARY Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover See page 5. Sat Mar 11

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410.313.1950 CALMING CRAFTS

SKETCHING STUDIO

Research shows that creative activities can boost serotonin levels. Join us to use artistic expression to improve your mood. All artistic levels are welcome. rg 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 13 Ceramic Play Apr 10 Fairy Gardens May 8 Paper Flowers

Learn techniques to develop your drawing skills, and practice them in class. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided, but you may bring your own graphite and pencils. Register once for all three sessions. rg Fridays, 1 - 2:30 pm Mar 31 Exploring contour drawing Apr 28 Creating perspective, structure and form May 26 Balancing light and shadow

IRISH MELODIES WITH CHARM CITY JUNCTION

FRIDAY NIGHT MEGA TRIVIA

Enjoy an evening of foot stomping Irish melodies performed by Charm City Junction, the Baltimore-based band comprised of four of the most talented and promising young acoustic roots musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, and Alex Lacquement on upright bass. Hear songs and learn more at charmcityjunction.com. Tue Mar 14 7 - 8:30 pm

Who will take home the trophy?After the library closes, join us for a challenging and lively 100 question trivia quiz with our guest host. Questions and categories for everyone, including a category from the HoCo Historical Society and one to celebrate Columbia 50th birthday! Bring your friends and be prepared to have fun. Individuals and teams welcome. Reception with birthday cake. Team registration starts at 6:30 pm. rg Fri Mar 31 7 -8:30 pm

In partnership with Candlelight Concert Society

A Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration Event

MOVIE MATINEE

AUTHOR SALON: TREATING PEOPLE WELL

See you at the movies! Showing Me Before You (PG-13). Refreshments provided. Closed captioned. Mon Mar 20 3 - 5 pm

See page 3. Sat Apr 8

2 - 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

CREATE BY MUSIC

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

Let’s get creative! Join us for a night of inspiration while we paint, draw, or color, while listening to various music selections. What will you create? Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24

Celebrate unique cultures of the countries and islands of the South Pacific with entertaining performances, music, educational displays, and food. Sun May 7 1:30 - 4:30 pm

IN CONCERT: SHOWTIME SINGERS

In partnership with Columbia Association’s International Exchange & Multicultural Programs

Join us for a mixed voice chorus featuring local talent, specializing in songs audiences can easily relate to — and perhaps even sing along with — including Broadway tunes, standards, patriotic music, and even a little rock and roll! Sat Mar 25 3 - 4:30 pm

GENEALOGY Presented by Stefan Freed, of Freed Genealogical Research, and a member of the National Genealogical Society. GENEALOGY 101: Learn about researching your family history, using Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and other research tools. rg Wed Apr 19 10:30 am - 12 pm GENEALOGY 201: Join us for live searches of valuable online research tools, information on local history collections, useful genealogical materials in the library’s catalog, and play photo detective historian. rg Thu May 25 7 - 8:30 pm

TRIVIA Test your knowledge in a challenging and entertaining 50-question trivia quiz, with questions and categories for everyone. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time. Individuals and teams welcome. 2nd Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am

Mar 14, May 9

enchanted garden

SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO RAISE BACKYARD CHICKENS?

1001 WORMS: A VERMICOMPOSTING PRIMER

Learn the pros and cons of keeping chickens in a suburban environment. Sat Apr 22 11 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how worms can help reduce waste while transforming your kitchen scraps into a rich soil amendment for your garden and potted plants. This is a fun, easy, and inexpensive project for the whole family. Interested tweens and teens are welcome with an adult. rg Thu Mar 2 7 - 8 pm

AUTHOR SALON: A HISTORY OF MARYLAND THROUGH ITS GARDENS Take a visual tour of Maryland’s historic sites with extraordinary gardens, early settlements, plantations, and Gilded Age homes. Author Barbara Glickman discusses horticultural highlights and histories of eleven gardens and their homes and owners. Glickman is the author of Maryland’s Public Gardens & Parks and Capital Splendor — Gardens and Parks of Washington DC. Books available for purchase and signing. rg Mon Apr 24 7 – 8:30 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

COMPOST DEMONSTRATIONS

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION Meet and talk with viral knitting sensation Sam Barsky. Learn how he got started knitting and went on to design and knit 100 sweaters. Thu Apr 27 1:30 - 2:30 pm

TOTALLY RAD 80s MOVIES

TRIVIA AM

1 - 5 pm

In partnership with the Office of Human Rights and #OneHoward

spring classes

Join us for a night of awesome nostalgia with a totally rad 80s movie! Back to the Future Thu Apr 27 6:30 - 8:30 pm Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Wed May 24 6:30 - 8:30 pm Sponsored by the Friends of HCLS

JULIUS ROSENWALD: A PHILANTHROPIST YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF Local historian Mattie Hayes discusses the history and legacy of the Rosenwald Schools and the role they played in the education of African Americans in Maryland during the early 20th century. Sat Apr 29 1:30 - 3 pm

v CHEMISTRY IN THE LIBRARY: NKR (No Kids Required!) CHEMISTRY HELPS FEED THE WORLD Suitable for adults, teens, and children accompanied by adults.

See page 18. Wed May 10

7 - 8 pm

In partnership with American Chemical Society

AUTHOR SALON: TOBY DEVENS See page 3. rg Thu

May 11

7 - 8 pm

book clubs & discussions ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 20 House of Stone by Anthony Shadid Apr 17 Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah May 15 The Vegetarian by Kang Han

BAS BLEU 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 15 The Dig by John Preston Apr 19 The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman May 17 The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

DUDES ON BOOKS 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Women welcome, too. Mar 14 Maus, Vol. I: My Father Bleeds History [and] Maus, Vol. II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman Apr 11 Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War Edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher May 9 Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik

GLOBAL READS 1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Mar 6 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Apr 3 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah May 1 The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

TEA AND TOMES 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Mar 16 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman Apr 20 Lucky Us by Amy Bloom May 18 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Master Gardeners discuss and demonstrate composting on a drop-in basis. Free bins provided to Howard County residents. Visit hclibrary.org or the Enchanted Garden kiosk for dates and time. In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

MILLION POLLINATOR CHALLENGE Master Gardener Janice Winter is back by popular demand to discuss the importance of pollinators, plants, and how to join the national campaign to plant one million pollinator gardens of any size. rg Thu Apr 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 Apr 15 11 am - 12:30 pm In partnership with The Baltimore Bonsai Club

WALK-N-TALK Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Enchanted Garden to go on a 30-minute walk around the campus, weather permitting. Walking with a group keeps you motivated, improves your accountability, helps you meet new people with similar goals and interests and, best of all, it’s fun! Tuesdays; 9:30 - 10 am Apr 25, May 16, May 23

ALL ABOUT HYDRANGEAS Often thought to be an old-fashion flower, hydrangea are experiencing renewed popularity thanks to new varieties, their wide variety of colors, and their numerous uses in the home garden. Learn which hydrangeas are best for your landscape and how to best maintain them. Presented by Master Gardener Bob Glascock. rg Thu May 4 7 - 8 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

TRIVIA PM 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Apr 20, May 18

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.

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

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760

v LIGHT SCIENCE: ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT Ages 5-8; 45 min. Registration required.

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

family & friends

Ages 2-5 with adult; allow 30 min.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays; 1:30 - 3:30 pm Mar 16, Apr 13, May 11

All ages. Fridays; 3:30 - 5 pm Mar 17 Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) Apr 28 Finding Dory (PG) May 26 The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

v BUBBLE SCIENCE Ages 2-6 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

CRAFTERNOON

FRIDAY MOVIES

SING ALONG

Explore the science of bubbles through various challenges and demonstrations. Dress for mess. tk Sat May 20 10:30 am

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

kindergarten - grade 5

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

Celebrate the music of well-known children’s musicians as you dance, play, and sing. Laurie Berkner tk Thu Mar 23 11:30 am

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

SIGNS OF SPRING

Raffi

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All ages; 30 min.

Tue

Apr 4

10:15 am

Kathy Pongor, a teacher from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet, interprets spring stories in sign. Make a craft. Tue Mar 28 7 pm

Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments exploring topics on agriculture including the chemistry of fertilizers. rg Saturdays; 2 pm Mar 18, May 6

THE PIRATES OF PAN’S PANTS Families; 60 min. Ticket required.

Did you ever wonder why Peter Pan is not wearing pants? Because they were stolen by pirates, of course! Join the APL Drama Club as they share the story of how Peter gets his pants back, and enjoy a few musical numbers amidst a generous helping of silliness. tk Sat May 13 2 pm

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 Mar 14 - May 9

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

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

UKULELE SING ALONG Ages 3 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

v SPRING INTO SCIENCE Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 minutes. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children’s literature. tk Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Mar 7 - 28

Stories, songs, and activities. Mondays; 10:15 am Mar 13 - May 8

RAINY DAY ART Create your own masterpieces highlighting spring’s rainy days using various media. Dress for mess. tk Thu Apr 20 11:30 am

preschool (2 - 5 years)

Ages 2-3 with adult; 30 min.

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Thu Mar 30 11:30 am Sesame Street tk Thu May 4 11:30 am Maisy

Sing along to ukuleles in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Bring your own ukulele if you want to play along! tk Wed May 10 6:30 pm

POTATO STAMPED FLOWERS Ages 2-5 with adult, 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate the planting season with The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Then, create a flower with potato stamps. tk Thu May 18 10:15 am

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

Play Bingo featuring book characters, and maybe win a book! rg Sat Apr 15 2 pm

RAINY DAY ART Ages 6-7 & 8-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

Create your own masterpieces highlighting spring’s rainy days using various media. Dress for mess. tk Sat Apr 22 11:45 am (ages 6-7) 2 pm (ages 8-10)

EVERYBODY DO THE HULA Ages 5 & up with adult; 45 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month as we learn to do the Hawaiian dance, the hula. Learn the basics of the hula and one dance that can be shared with the whole family! rg Fri May 19 10:30 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.

See page 9 for HiTech classes.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18; 30 min.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Wednesdays; 4 pm Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3

TEEN FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Explore the science of bubbles through various challenges and demonstrations. Dress for mess. tk Sat May 20 2 pm

Ages 13-17; 90 min. Registration required.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Experienced writers critique others’ original near-publication ready work and exchange feedback. rg 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE TWO

tween (9 - 12 years)

Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer’s notebook. rg Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1

v OWL OUTREACH

ANIME CLUB

Bring your handwork projects for an evening of relaxation and conversation. Fridays; 11 - 12 pm Mar 17, May 26

Ages 9 & 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 the habitat requirements of owls. rg Sat Mar 4 3 - 3:45 pm

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 Sat Mar 4 4 - 4:30 pm

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. rg Mondays; 7 pm Mar 27, Apr 24

teens (grades 6 - 12)

Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Registration required.

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

v BUBBLE SCIENCE

v OWL PELLET DISSECTION

BOOK - N - CHAT

STORYBOOK FRIENDS

A University of Maryland professor of bioengineering and optical science demonstrates with a laser how light interacts with objects to create the colors and shapes we see around us. rg Fri May 19 2 pm

FRACTURED FAIRY TALES: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Enjoy variations of this familiar story and a craft. tk Sat Mar 25 11:45 am

BABY’S PLAY DATE

3, 2, FUN!

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

infant - 23 months

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

Ages 9 & up; 30 min. Registration required.

v LIGHT SCIENCE: ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT Ages 8-13; 45 min. Registration required.

A University of Maryland professor of bioengineering and optical science demonstrates with a laser how light interacts with objects to create the colors and shapes we see around us. rg Sat Apr 29 3 pm

v BUBBLES, BUBBLES, EVERYWHERE! Ages 8-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Use science to make the perfect bubble solution and two very special bubble wands and then, weather permitting, go outside and fill the world with beautiful bubbles! rg Sat May 13 3 - 4 pm

TWEEN READS Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Join us for a book club just for tweens! Each month we discuss a different recommended book. Please read the book prior to attending the meeting. rg Fridays; 4 pm Mar 10 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Apr 7 Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai May 5 One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

Ages 13-17; 2 hrs.

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 Mar 16, Apr 20, May18

ARTLAB SERIES Ages 11-17.

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 to work on. Materials provided. Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30

Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback. rg 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8

NEEDLES & THREADS

RAISING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES Master Gardener Carolyn Dunmire teaches about the Monarch butterfly — their lifecycle, migration, unfortunate decline, and what can be done to help. Learn about raising Monarchs from caterpillars and growing the host plant Asclepias spp. Take a plant home. rg Wed May 3 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

book clubs & discussions

SPRING BREAK TEEN MOVIE WEEK

MYSTERY

Ages 11-17.

2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 8 Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce Apr 12 The Cut by George Pelecanos May 10 Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Meet up with other movie buffs during spring break to watch a PG or PG-13 movie, with popcorn. Bring your lunch (optional). Mon - Thu Apr 10 - 13 11:30 am

NONFICTION

adult See page 9 for HiTech classes.

COLORING FOR CREATIVITY, FOCUS & RELAXATION Ages 18 & up.

3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Mar 15 The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson Apr 19 Shakespeare: The World As Stage by Bill Bryson May 17 Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and engage the creative areas of your brain. Come color with us! Sat Mar 4 4 - 5:30 pm Thu Apr 6 7 - 8:30 pm

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 Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11

rg - Registration required: online, in person, or by phone. Begins FEB 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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Our sincere thanks to the following individuals, organizations, and businesses for their generous financial and in-kind donations to Howard County Library System between September 1 and November 30. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please call 410.313.7799 to report any errors or omissions.

PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

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 TR I B UTES

$1,000-$4,999 Howard County Economic Development Authority

U P TO $1,000 Rex and Myrna Carpenter | Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club | Gina Gideon | Cary Jacobson | Blanche K. Jam | Amy Landesman | Gautam and Geetha Ramani | Robert Read | United Way of Central Maryland | Penelope Wolkow Amy Xu | Cynthia M. Wood

Kathleen S. Glascock Tribute Fund for Children/Youth Literacy & Education: Regina Asher Colette R. and Craig H. Crandall Paul Dunford Robert Owings Glascock Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman Caryn D. Lasser Christine Moore Barbara Randolph Caroline Y. Walker In memory of James Bradley: Tim and Karen Murray In memory of Dottie Geraci: Milltown Quilters In honor of Susan Morris’ retirement: Connie Bock In memory of Lisa McCloskey Georgules: Jane and Ralph Walker

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: • Waiting in the Wings • Wrap it Up! • Thanks for the Memories • Karma of Kindess • Farm to Table: Can You Dig It?

To become a Friend of Howard County Library System, visit

jointhefriends.org.

Libraries have always held great meaning for me, and I couldn’t be happier that my children’s hometown is home to such a superlative, dynamic, and responsive library system that keeps pace with their 21stcentury needs. While reading great literature is my favorite activity, the opportunity to meet and talk with contemporary authors is the most rewarding and memorable part of my literary experience. That's why I joined Friends of Howard County Library System — to help make Notable Author events possible. As a Friend, I enjoy exclusive, pre-event social receptions filled with thoughtful conversations that connect me to my community in a meaningful way. It takes more than public funding to bring these types of dynamic, enriching experiences to our community. When I give to Friends, I feel I am doing my part to open the doors even wider to vibrant intellectual and cultural spaces in my own neighborhood. And that's what it means to be a Friend. Tara Hart, Ph.D.,— mother, HCC Professor and Department Chair, Humanities, Poetry Lover, and Friends of HCLS member

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