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Classes and Events Guide

sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library System

Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

Howard County Library System

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The Very Best in Education, 21st century style

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HOURS

Monday – Thursday Friday and Saturday Sunday

10 am – 9 pm 10 am – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm

HOLIDAYS + CLOSINGS

Winter Holidays New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents’ Day Evening in the Stacks (Miller Branch only)

Dec 24 - 26 Jan 1 & 2 Jan 16 Feb 20 Feb 25

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

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CENTRAL BRANCH

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EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

410.313.7700

ELKRIDGE EXPRESS

410.313.5077

GLENWOOD BRANCH

410.313.5577

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

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

9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

410.313.1950

SAVAGE BRANCH

410.313.0760

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH

410.313.7750

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

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

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

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

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

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

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examines the history and culture of Latino Americans, and on December 8, Maggie Leffler discusses her captivating cross-generational novel, The Secrets of Flight. Award-winning playwright Willy Conley presents his debut novel about a deaf biomedical photography student on January 14. You won’t want to miss these fascinating presentations.   As we prepare for the season of giving, please consider performing a Random Act of Civility. This year’s Choose Civility theme, Kindness Creates Community, encourages us to pay it forward through acts such as helping a neighbor shovel snow, holding the door for someone, sending a care package to a service member, or donating hats and mittens for children in need (bring them to any HCLS branch during December to decorate our Mitten Trees). Use #choose2Bkind on social media to share your experiences.   We wish you and yours a holiday season filled with peace and joy, and a very Happy New Year!

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

9411 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

Central East Columbia Elkridge Glenwood Miller Savage

As 2016 draws to a close, we take stock of the year and express our gratitude to you. Whether you participated in one or more of our signature events (e.g., HCLS Spelling Bee, Battle of the Books), enrolled in Summer Reading, attended one of our many classes, conducted research via HCLS Now!, borrowed materials, or simply visited our branches to drink in the wonderful ambiance, thank you!   The new year kicks off with our annual Evening in the Stacks gala on Saturday, February 25. This year’s theme, An International Affair, not only celebrates Howard County’s diverse cultural heritage, but also recalls previous popular themes (e.g., Passport to Asia, Along the Silk Road, Caliente!). We are particularly thrilled to feature Nadia Hashimi, author of internationally bestselling novels that chronicle her Afghan family’s experiences. We hope you can join us for a fabulously fun evening of conviviality, music, food and drink, silent auction, and literary entertainment. Proceeds benefit our awardwinning educational initiatives.   In addition to Hashimi, we are pleased to welcome three other outstanding authors to HCLS this winter. On December 3, journalist Ray Suarez

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Meet the Author: MAGGIE LEFFLER Maggie Leffler’s captivating breakout novel, The Secrets of Flight, transports readers from the skies of World War II to the present day. The book examines the well lived life of a woman in her twilight years—her moral dilemmas, romances and family strife—juxtaposed against the angsty struggles of a teenager. This cross-generational story of identity, betrayal, love, hope, and the grace of forgiveness is at times laugh-out-loud funny and at others heart-wrenching. Mary, an 87-year-old widow, is at last prepared to tell her secrets. She hires a serious teenager, Elyse, to type her story about a daring female pilot who left home for the sky and gambled everything for her dreams—including her own identity. As they begin to unravel the web of Mary’s past, Mary and Elyse form an unlikely friendship. Together, they discover it’s never too late for

Maggie Leffler is an American novelist and a family medicine physician. A native of Columbia, Maryland, she graduated from University of Delaware and volunteered with Americorps before attending St. George’s University School of Medicine. She practices medicine in Pittsburgh, where she lives with her husband and sons. The Secrets of Flight is her third novel. Books available for purchase and signing.

MILLER (410.313.1950) Thu

Dec 8

7 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

“Through this heartwarming, one-of-a kind tale, author Maggie Leffler reminds us that the most improbable friendships can transform us in the most unexpected ways. A must-read!” —Pam Jenoff, internationally bestselling author

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Saturday, February 25 7 - 11 pm HCLS Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center

g u e st au t h o r

Nadia Hashimi

Nadia Hashimi is the internationally bestselling

author of The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, When the

Join us for an elegant evening of live music, fine food and drink, a silent auction, and fabulous entertainment.

fundraising

second chances and that sometimes forgiveness is all it takes for life to take flight in the most unexpected ways.

Moon is Low, A House without Windows, and One Half from the East. Hashimi's powerful storytelling and

captivating characters provide a remarkable look into the lives of women in Afghanistan.

gala

Tickets go on sale January 9 at hclibrary.org/stacks. Proceeds benefit HCLS educational initiatives.

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“Willy Conley’s novel is rich and gripping, handsomely capturing the deaf aspect of human experience.” —David Hays, Founder and Director of the National Theatre of the Deaf

MEET THE AUTHOR: WILLY CONLEY Award-winning playwright Willy Conley discusses his debut novel, The Deaf Heart. Told through a series of quirky, irreverent short stories and letters home during the early 1980s, The Deaf Heart chronicles a year in the life of Dempsey “Max” McCall, a Deaf biomedical photography resident at a teaching hospital on the island of Galveston, Texas. Max strives to become certified as a Registered Biological Photographer while straddling the deaf and hearing worlds. Conley’s stories — some humorous, some poignant — reveal Max’s struggles and triumphs as he attempts to succeed in the hearing world while at the same time navigating the multicultural and linguistic diversity within the Deaf world. Willy Conley is a professor of Theatre Arts in the Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre at Gallaudet University.

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.

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7 – 8:30 pm

HCLS SPELLING BEE Cheer on Howard County’s top spellers as they compete for the chance to advance to Howard County Library System the National Spelling Bee in the 13th annual HCLS Spelling Bee. Winners from school BumbleBees recognized on stage at the beginning of (spelling) 2016 the evening. kudize

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Help a neighbor shovel their driveway or sidewalk. Let the person who seems rushed cut in front of you. Write positive messages on sticky notes and leave them on the mirrors in public restrooms. Little things we do during the day can make our community stronger and can inspire others to pay those kindnesses forward. Share your Random Acts of Civility and be a part of our year of kindness in Howard County!

Voice interpretation provided. MILLER (410.313.1950 )

Need more ideas? Visit ChooseCivility.org.

Sat

PASS IT ON

Jan 14

2 – 3:30 pm

Meet the Author:

SAVE THE DATE: BE A SMART USER OF SMART TECH

Mar 8

A YEAR OF KINDNESS IN HOWARD COUNTY

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 at HCLS branches, Columbia village centers, Columbia Association gyms, senior centers, Little Free Libraries, and other locations.

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RANDOM ACTS OF CIVILITY:

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.

In partnership with Howard County Association of the Deaf Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

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RESERVOIR HIGH SCHOOL (410.313.7750) (11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton) Fri Mar 17 7 pm

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Read it. Share it on social media with #choose2Bkind.

LATINO AMERICANS:

Pass it to someone else to register, read, and pass—or leave it in a public place (a bookplate inside the front cover gives directions to the next person).

THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION

Return to ChooseCivility.org throughout the year to track where the books have traveled. It’s Random and It’s Kind!

Ray Suarez, journalist and author of Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation, discusses the history of important cultural, social and political contributions made by Latino American men and women. Former journalist for Al Jazeera America, PBS NewsHour, Public Radio International, NPR, and CNN, Suarez also wrote The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999 and The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America. He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to American Politics and other publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune. Books available for purchase and signing.

CHOOSE CIVILITY POSTER AND VIDEO CONTEST AND EXHIBIT Groups or individual students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in Howard County are invited to design a poster or create a video illustrating the theme of Kindness Creates Community. Entries due March 1 - 26. Details at ChooseCivility.org.

The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Come check out a Living Book and learn about a different culture or community through questions and conversations. You can apply to be a Human Book and share your experiences as part of the Human Library™. If you are 18+ and would like information on applying to be a Book, please email us at humanlibrary@hclibrary.org. Join us next spring when you will have the opportunity to borrow a Living Book. MILLER (410.313.1950) Sat

Mar 11

1 - 5 pm

In partnership with Howard County Office of Human Rights

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

5:30 - 7 pm

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

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Sponsored by BB&T, Friends of HCLS, Howard County Public School System, and the Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust

Register it at ChooseCivility.org. Tell us your book number and where you plan to read it.

SAVE THE DATE: HUMAN LIBRARY Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover

Sat

Dec 3

2 – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

BumbleBee sponsored by Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent and M&T Bank

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smart money $$ FINANCIAL PLANNING CLASSES

HOME BUYING IN HOWARD COUNTY

Learn how to plan for financial stability, and update your fiscal knowledge on a broad range of topics. Topics include investment basics, preparing for tax time, using credit wisely, and saving for the future.

Learn how to approach the daunting task of purchasing your first house with confidence. Representatives from the Maryland Association of REALTORS® discuss such issues as financing, closing, housing counseling, fair housing, and mortgage and down payment assistance programs.

In partnership with MakingChange

When was the last time you thought about life after work? It’s not just about money but also how you want to spend those years of leisure. Roy Yenoli of MakingChange discusses the many issues facing those thinking of their retirement. MILLER (410.313.1950) rg Wed Dec 7 10:30 - 11:30 am

W here Did My Money Go ? Does your money seem to disappear before the month ends? Learn about budgeting tricks and techniques, financial goal setting, and learning to live within your means. MILLER (410.313.1950) rg Wed Jan 11 10:30 - 11:30 am 6 - 7 pm

Investing Basics Does investing seem like alphabet soup? Do you know the difference between an ETF and an MF, or an MMF and a CD? Are you risk averse and worried about losing money? MILLER (410.313.1950) rg Wed Feb 8 10:30 - 11:30 am CENTRAL (410.313.7800) rg Wed Feb 8

6 - 7 pm

AFFORDING COLLEGE Ages 14-19, Parents welcome. 60 min. Registration required.

Join a representative from Howard Community College for an informative discussion of how to afford college. Learn about obtaining scholarships, grants, and loans; filling out the FAFSA; and more.

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Sat

Jan 14

families HOLIDAY MADRIGAL SONGS WITH CAMERATA MUSICA All ages; 75 min.

Tue

Jan 24

6:30 - 7:30 pm

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

MILLER (410.313.1950) Thu

Dec 1

7 - 8:15 pm

SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

In partnership with the Maryland Association of Realtors

children

Ages 3-6 with adult; 30 - 45 min. Registration required.

CROWDFUNDING WORKSHOP

HOLIDAY FRIENDS: FROSTY

Listen to holiday stories and songs then decorate an easy to make ornament.

Are you an artist trying to fund an exhibition or film? A community leader trying to purchase new equipment? Join Aryn Dagirmanjian from the Maryland State Library Resource Center and learn to navigate the world of crowdfunding. Bring your ideas to create a crowdfunding pitch to use in your campaign.

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Tue

Jan 24

6:30 – 8:30 pm

PREPARING FOR TAX TIME

All ages; 30 min.

Bring your camera! Enjoy stories and activities, then pose for a picture with Frosty.

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Mon Tue Wed & Thu Fri & Sat

Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 & 8 Dec 9 &10

10:15 am 7 pm 10:15 am 10:30 am

Minimize your taxes and maximize your refund by understanding the deductions and credit for which you are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Roy Yenoli of MakingChange also explains the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on your return.

HANDMADE CARDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Tue

Dec 13

Create ingenious cards applying pop-up and stamping techniques to make this season even more sensational for someone!

MISAKO BALLET

Dec 15

10:15 & 11:30 am

All ages; 30 - 45 min.

Members of the Misako Ballet perform holiday favorites.

Minimize your taxes and maximize your refund by understanding the deductions and credit for which you are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Roy Yenoli of MakingChange also explains the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on your tax return.

Bring your camera! Enjoy stories and activities, then pose for a picture with Santa.

Sing songs to celebrate the season and holidays.

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Wed Feb 15

6 - 7 pm

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Wed

Mar 8

10:30 - 11:30 am

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Wed

Mar 8

6 - 7 pm

Wed

Mar 15

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SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Mon Tue Wed & Thu Fri & Sat

Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14 & 15 Dec 16 & 17

10:15 am 7 pm 10:15 am 10:30 am

Dec 17

1:30 pm

6 - 7 pm

In partnership with MakingChange

Families; 30 min. Drop in; except where noted.

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Mon

Dec 19

7 pm

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Wed Dec 21 6:30 pm Ages 4 & up with adult; 45 min. Registration required.

Build it, decorate it, eat it! Wed

Dec 21

10:15 & 11:30 am

Want to earn financial badges? Participate in activities to work toward or complete various financial badge requirements. Girl Scouts can work on Money Counts (Daisies), Money Manager (Brownies), and Business Owner (Juniors) badges. Boy Scouts can complete activities for the Personal Management (Eagle required) merit badge led by certified instructors. Participants provided with certification of skills completed. Actual badges provided by Scout troop leaders.

Not staying awake until midnight? Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown.

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Feb 4 11 am - 1 pm (Allow 30 min.)

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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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Boy Scouts

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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

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Sat

Dec 31

11:15 am

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Sat

Dec 31

Need gifts stat? Create a variety of crafts for last-minute, but heartfelt, gifts. Includes homemade wrapping paper for all occasions.

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4 pm

DECK THE HALL WITH NATURAL MATERIALS Pat Greenwald demonstrates how to bring beauty to your home by creating seasonal décor with materials from the forest floor, the market, and the winter garden.

Thu

Dec 1

7 - 8 pm

In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

HOLIDAY POP-UP CARD Learn how to make basic pop-up shapes and create simple pop up holiday cards using Robert Sabuda’s designs.

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Families; 45 min. Registration or ticket required for each person attending.

Girl Scouts (grades K-5) & Boy Scouts (grades 6-12). Troops welcome. Registration required.

Ages 9-17; 60 min. Registration required.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE

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3 pm

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NOON YEAR’S EVE

MONEY MATTERS SCOUT BADGE DAY

Dec 17

adult

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7 pm 7 pm

Thu

HOLIDAY SINGALONG

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Sat

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DIY GIFT SHOP

All ages; 30 min.

6 - 7 pm

Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to make a variety of snowflakes; giant sized, glittered, even crystallized!

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Ages 8-12; 90 min. Registration required.

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HOLIDAY FRIENDS: SANTA

Feb 15

MAKE YOUR OWN BLIZZARD

Bring an item to donate to our Holiday Mitten Tree, then enjoy stories and songs about winter outerwear.

In partnership with MakingChange

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Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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Dec 7 Dec 8

11:30 am

MITTEN TREE KICKOFF

Ages 7-10; 60 min. Ticket required.

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1 pm

MITTEN TREE

Enjoy seasonal music and traditions from many countries with Camerata Musica, a Howard County a cappella vocal group that has delighted audiences for more than 25 years.

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Retirement Planning

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Holiday Happenings

11:30 am

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Thu

Dec 1

7 - 8:30 pm

ART ESCAPE: PAPER POINSETTIAS Brighten your winter decor and escape the holiday rush by creating vibrant paper poinsettias. Materials provided. For adults & teens.

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Sat Mon

Dec 10 Dec 12

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

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Sat

Dec 31

11:30 am

NOON YEAR’S EVE PENGUIN BALL Ages 3-7; 45 min. Registration required.

Dress up in black and white and join us to ring in the New Year penguin style with stories, music, a craft, a special countdown, and an apple juice toast.

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winter classes

MEET THE AUTHORS: LIZ AND JIMMY REED

Complete details at hclibrary.org/classes-events

Ages 4-8; 60 min. Ticket required.

YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL CLASSES

Liz and Jimmy Reed read their book Sweet Competition. Learn about clay characters and how to make an ice cream sundae character. MILLER

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HCLS Children’s Instructors teach social skills, listening,

7 pm

comprehension, and the foundations of reading through 2 pm

letters, numbers, and vocabulary.

Art classes children

DRAWING 101 Ages 5-10; 45 min. Registration required.

COLORAMA! Families. Allow 45 min.

Drop in and have fun coloring...we provide the materials, you supply the imagination! For children and adults.

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Dec 1 Dec 22

An adult must accompany children under age 3.

11 am 7 pm

FINGER PAINTING FOR LITTLE ONES Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Expand your creativity by learning to draw. Perfect for those entering the Choose Civility Poster Contest.

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Wed

Feb 1

6:30 pm

MAKE YOUR OWN “SCRATCH RAINBOW”

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Mon

Feb 6

2 pm

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

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Discover the creativity of children’s illustrators through stories and activities.

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Families; 45 min.

Celebrate the Artsite sculpture “Silver Night”, exhibited at the Central Branch through July 2017, and learn about how it is connected with the moon. Hot chocolate will be served.

CENTRAL (410.313.7800) Mon

Dec 12

7 pm

KID’S COLORING HOUR Ages 7-10; Allow 30 min.

Express yourself with crayons, markers and colored pencils. Improve fine motor skills, and increase color awareness and hand to eye coordination.

GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS Ages 7-10; 45 - 60 min. Registration required. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

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Feb 7 - 28

Wednesdays; 2 & 3:45pm Feb 8 - 22 Celebrate Black History Month

WE LOVE FINGERPAINTING Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Registration required.

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Fri

Feb 10

10:15 & 11:15 am

KINETICS DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS A SNEAK PEAK: JUNGLE BOOK TALES Families, ages 3 & up. 45 min. Ticket required.

Saturdays; 4 pm

Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 18

KNIT, CRAFT, CHAT Ages 11-18; 60 min. Allow 30 min for craft.

Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring your own. Supplies provided.

GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) Tuesdays; 7 pm Dec 20 Create a holiday gift to give (or keep) Jan 17 Learn to weave using recycled CDs Feb 21 Learn to finger knit

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JAZZ IT UP! Ages 6-8; 45min. Ticket required.

Join us for stories all about jazz musicians and their influence throughout the history of music. Lots of jazzy tunes and a related craft to follow.

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Wed Dec 7 & 14 Wed Jan 11 - Feb 22

10:30 am 10:30 am

Wed Ongoing Sat Dec 3 - 17 Sat Jan 7 - Feb 18

Jan 9 - Feb 13 Jan 11 - Feb 22

Sat

Jan 14

11 am

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Feb 11

Items donated to local charities.

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2 pm

Jan 12 - Feb 23

10:15 am

PA JAMA TIME

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Ongoing 10:15 & 11:30 am No class Dec 31 at 11:30 am

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SAVAGE 10:30 am (with craft)

(drop-in)

10:30 am

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

10:15 & 11:30 am

Jan 13 - Feb 24

All ages; 30 min.

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

Jan 10 - 31

ALL TOGETHER NOW

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Ongoing

Tue

Thu

Tales, tunes, and tons of fun! Mon

Bring a new pair of mittens, hat, or scarf in children's sizes to any branch during December.

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Decorate our Holiday Mitten Tree!

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Tue

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

MITTEN TREE

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

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Fri

Ongoing No class Dec 23

10:15 & 11:30 am

All ages; 30 min.

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

Thu

Ongoing

7 pm

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Mon

Ongoing

7 pm

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Tue

Ongoing

7 pm

SAVAGE (410.313.0760) Sat

Jan 14 - Feb 25

10:30 am

3:30 pm

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Mon

Feb 27

7 pm

MONEY MATTERS SCOUT BADGE DAY

Ages 11-17; drop-in.

Meet monthly with fellow artists to create awesomeness and inspiration. Each class we offer several different projects based on your ideas, or bring your own to work on. Materials provided.

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

7 pm

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

Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min.

ARTLAB SERIES

Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Ages 9-19; 90 min. Registration required, unless otherwise noted.

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Mon Tue Fri

PICTURE BOOK PARADE

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Tue

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

COLLABORATE & CREATE: ART WORKSHOP Collaborate to create a group poster entry for the annual Howard County Choose Civility Poster Contest. Participants can create their own individual contest entry as well.

Ages 3-5; 30 min.

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

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In advance of their Family Concert Series, the dancers of Kinetics Dance Company presents excerpts of their new production. See part of the dance, the costumes, and meet the characters. Come dance with us! tk

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Tuesdays; 2 & 3:45 pm

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Learn about the life and methods of history’s greatest artists, then use their techniques to create a piece of art. GLENWOOD (410.313.5579) rg Mon Jan 9 4:30 pm Vincent Van Gogh SAVAGE (410.313.0760) rg Tue Feb 21* 2 pm Edvard Munch Ages 5-8; 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Explore a different science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept each Saturday.

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SILVER NIGHT

Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Express your creativity with a fun art project.

JUST FOR ME

P L AY PARTN E RS

STEM AND ART SATURDAYS

Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Please dress for mess. Tuesdays; 4 & 6:30 pm Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 14

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Girl Scouts (grades K-5) & Boy Scouts (grades 6-12). Troops welcome. Registration required.

Want to earn financial badges? Participate in activities to work toward or complete various financial badge requirements. Girl Jan 31, Feb 28

Scouts can work on Money Counts (Daisies), Money Manager (Brownies), and Business Owner (Juniors) badges. Boy Scouts

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can complete activities for the Personal Management (Eagle required) merit badge led by certified instructors. Participants

Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required. Learn new drawing tips and techniques. Perfect for those entering the Choose Civility Poster Contest.

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Boy Scouts: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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410.313.7800 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

preschool (2 - 5 years)

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

Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories and activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. tk Sat Dec 10 2 pm In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

SILVER NIGHT Families; 45 min.

Celebrate the ARTsite sculpture “Silver Night,” at HCLS Central Branch through July 2017, and learn about its connection with the moon. Hot chocolate served. Mon Dec 12 7 pm

HOLIDAY SINGALONG Sing songs to celebrate the season and holidays. tk Mon Dec 19 7 pm

FAMILY MOVIE

Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 minutes. Ticket required.

Dance and make a seasonal craft. Feel free to come dressed like a fairy. tk Tue Dec 6 2 & 3:45 pm

SNOWMEN AT NIGHT Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate snow with stories and a craft. tk Tue Dec 13 2 & 3:45 pm

MITTEN TREE KICKOFF Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Bring an item to donate to the Holiday Mitten Tree, then enjoy stories and songs about winter outerwear. tk Thu Dec 15 10:15 & 11:30 am

Up (PG) Max (PG) Finding Dory (PG)

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

Ages 3-5 with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate the beginning of winter through stories and songs. tk Tue Dec 20 2 & 3:45 pm Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Learn about penguins with stories and activities. tk Tue Jan 3 2 & 3:45 pm

LET’S DANCE NOW

CRAFTERNOON

Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Wed Dec 28 2 - 4 pm

NOON YEAR’S EVE

Gather together for children’s favorites old and new: circle, line, solo, and all sorts of dances. Don’t freeze, have fun! tk Mon Jan 9 2 pm

Families; 45 min. Registration required for each person attending.

GO FIGURE

Not staying awake until midnight? Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown. rg Sat Dec 31 11:15 am

Explore early math concepts inspired by children’s literature and everyday activities. tk Tue Jan 10 - 31 2 & 3:45 pm

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

MAKE A “SCRATCH RAINBOW”

CANDYLAND, LIVE! Families; 45 min. Ticket required. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Travel through Candyland as you play a lifesized version! tk Thu Jan 26 6 - 8 pm tk Fri Jan 27* 2 - 4 pm

CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARDS Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills. FAIRYTALE ENGINEERING: GINGERBREAD GIRL FLOATS A BOAT Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Classic stories and fun problem-solving activities. tk Wed Dec 7 6:30 pm

EVENING UNDER THE STARS Ages 5 & up. Allow 15-20 min.

Join the Howard Astronomical League as they point telescopes at the night sky to reveal the wonders of our moon and other celestial objects. Mon Dec 12 7 pm

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: ON THE ICE Ages 6-10; 45 min. Ticket required.

PENGUIN PANDEMONIUM

Families. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

2 pm 6 pm 6 pm

WINTER FAIRIES

WINTER SOLSTICE

Families; 30 min. Ticket required.

Tue Dec 27* Wed Jan 25 Wed Feb 22

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

kindergarten - grade 5

Ages 2 & up with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Express your creativity with a fun art project. tk Mon Feb 6 2 pm

ILLUSTRATORS ON PARADE Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required.

Discover the creativity of children’s illustrators through stories and activities. tk Tue Feb 7 - 28 2 & 3:45 pm

Join Jack and Annie for an adventure in Antarctica. tk Wed Jan 4 6:30 pm

MEET THE AUTHORS: LIZ & JIMMY REED Ages 4-8; 60 min. Ticket required.

Liz and Jimmy Reed read their book, Sweet Competition. Learn about clay characters and how to make an ice cream sundae character. tk Sat Jan 7 2 pm

DRAWING 101 Ages 5-10; 45 min. Registration required.

Expand your creativity by learning to draw. Perfect for those entering the Choose Civility Poster Contest. rg Wed Feb 1 6:30 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA INGALLS WILDER! Ages 6 & up; 45 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday with activities based on her book. tk Sat Feb 4 2 pm

SNOWFLAKES FOR ALL SEASONS Ages 6 & up; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Explore the wonders of snowflakes and make “snow chains.” tk Tue Feb 21 2 pm

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book clubs (8 - 14 years)

BLACK-EYED SUSAN PICTURE BOOK CLUB

BLACK-EYED SUSAN BOOK CLUB

Grades K-3; 45-60 min. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Grades 4-6; 45 min. Eight-month series. Registration required.

Listen to and discuss picture book nominees for Maryland’s children’s choice award, in preparation for spring voting. Includes a craft or activity. rg Thursdays; 1:30 pm Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9

Discussions and activities about state award nominees. Vote for a winner in April. rg Wednesdays; 1:30 pm Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15

BOOK - N - CHAT Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk Tuesdays; 6:30 pm Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7

EVERYTHING BOOK CLUB Grades 2-3; 45 min. Register for each session separately.

Focuses on early chapter books. rg Tuesdays; 6:30 pm Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21

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 Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15

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

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Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Create Valentine’s Day bracelets and keychains! rg Sun Feb 12 2 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) DIY GIFT SHOP Ages 9-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Need gifts stat? Create a variety of crafts for last-minute, but heartfelt, gifts. Includes homemade wrapping paper for all occasions. rg Thu Dec 15 4 pm

Q CAFE Ages 13 & up; 60 min.

Discussions and activities about Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor winners. rg Thursdays; 1:30 pm Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9

An LGBTQ and friends discussion group and social hour. Discuss your favorite books, movies, music, TV shows, and trends. Refreshments. Sat 4 pm Jan 21, Feb 18

tweens (9 - 12 years)

INTRO TO DRAWING

GIRL POWER Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Collaborate and make meaningful connections with others to make a difference in your community. rg Saturdays; 3 pm Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 18

IGLOO ENGINEERING Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Who can construct the best igloo? Put your engineering skills to the test with this STEM challenge. rg Fri Dec 30 2 pm

MINUTE TO WIN IT Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Join the competition! Tackle speed challenges and fun tasks using everyday objects. You only have a minute to win it! rg Sat Jan 14 2 pm

THE HUMAN HEART Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human heart via STEM activities. rg Sat Feb 11 2 pm

Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Learn new drawing tips and techniques. Perfect for those entering the Choose Civility Poster Contest. rg Wed Feb 1 7:30 pm

adult LISA FERGUSON: HAMMERED DULCIMER Ring in the season with traditional, Celtic, and classical melodies. Tue Dec 13 5:30 - 6:30 pm

THE EMPLOYMENT EDGE Topics include job search tools, resume writing, interview skills, and professionalism. Presented by Howard County Office of Workforce Development. Tuesdays; Dec 13 & Feb 21 6:30 - 7:30 pm

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLASS Learning German or Spanish? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. All experience levels are welcome from beginner to fluent. German Thursdays; 10:30-11:30 am Jan 5, Feb 2 Spanish Mondays; 10:30-11:30 am

Jan 9, Feb 13

THE JOB HUNTER’S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET Master online tools as you search for a new job, exploring the power of social media, USAJobs, and job aggregator sites such as CareerBuilder. Learn how to coordinate an effective job search with job alerts, word clouds, and a strong online presence. Tue Jan 10 7 - 8:30 pm

Explore children’s books that have won the prestigious Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. tk Mon Jan 30 2 pm

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VALENTINE CRAFT CREATIONS

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EAST COLUMBIA EXPRESS

410.313.7800

410.313.7730 adult/teen 410.313.7700 children’s

6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045

FINANCIAL PLANNING

BUILDING PROJECT

Learn how to plan for financial stability, and update your fiscal knowledge on a broad range of topics. Topics include investment basics, preparing for tax time, using credit wisely, and saving for the future. rg Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm Jan 11 - Where Did My Money Go? Does your money seem to disappear before the month ends? Learn about budgeting tricks and techniques, financial goal setting, and learning to live within your means.

While the East Columbia Branch is closed for renovation, we invite you to visit the on-site Express Branch for passports, a small browsing collection, and a limited number of classes for children and teens. The East Columbia Branch is expected to reopen in Spring 2017. *Dates are best estimates and subject to change. Visit hclibrary.org for updates.

book clubs (5 - 10 years) Ages 7-9; 60 min. Registration required.

In partnership with MakingChange

A quarterly revival series screening three films focusing on an actor, director or theme. Discussion follows.

PARAGRAPH PALS

EAST COLUMBIA 50+ CENTER (410.313.7680)

Ages 6-8; 60 min. Registration required.

Join other film lovers to discuss contemporary films following Columbia Film Society showings. Titles announced on the HCLS web site. DVDs available at the research desk for viewing prior to the discussion. Tue Jan 17 7 - 8 pm Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

For children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Activities include reading comprehension exercises, games, and a craft. rg Tuesdays; 7 pm Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14

book clubs (8 - 14 years)

7 - 8 pm

FICTION FRIENDS Ages 8-11; 60 min. Registration required.

A book club for children with a passion for chapter books. Read the assigned title, then come to the book club for discussion, games, and a craft! rg Tuesdays; 7 pm Dec 27, Jan 24, Feb 28

HOME BUYING IN HOWARD COUNTY Learn how to approach the daunting task of purchasing your first house with confidence. A representative from the Maryland Association of REALTORS® discusses such issues as financing, closing, housing counseling, fair housing, and mortgage and down payment assistance programs. Tue Jan 24 6:30 - 7:30 pm

3FILMS REVIVAL: TREKS

Mothers and daughters choose books to read and discuss together. rg Wednesdays; 7 pm Dec 21, Jan 18, Feb 15

TALKING: PICTURES

Tue Feb 7 Love & Friendship

adult

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB

Feb 8 - Investing Basics Does investing seem like alphabet soup? Do you know the difference between an ETF and an MF, or an MMF and a CD? Are you risk averse and worried about losing money?

1st Tuesdays; 7 - 9 pm Dec 6 - Walkabout (R) (1971) Jan 3 - Into the Wild (R) (2007) Feb 7 - The Way Back (PG-13) (2011) Sponsored by Friends of HCLS. In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services.

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

EAST COLUMBIA 50+ CENTER (410.313.7680) Thursdays; 7 - 9 pm

Dec 15, Jan 12

Thu Feb 16 6 pm Double feature screening commemorating Black History Month Sponsored by Friends of HCLS. In partnership with Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services.

In partnership with the Maryland Association of Realtors

KEEP IT SHORT: ADULT SHORT FICTION READ ALOUD Michael Toner performs Long Distance by Edna O’Brien, and Reed Kohberger reads Summer of ‘38 by Colm Tóibín. Thu Feb 9 7 - 8:30 pm

THE CITIZENSHIP TEST Learn about the U.S. Citizenship test. Proficiency in English strongly recommended. Registration required. Tue Feb 28 6:30 - 7:30 pm

book clubs & discussion

SPEAKEASY BOOK DISCUSSION

ECLECTIC EVENINGS

Join us for a literary happy hour.

2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 13 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Jan 10 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Feb 14 Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

WINTER 2017

book clubs & discussion *MEETS AT 50+ CENTER BLACK FICTION* 1st Saturdays; 1 - 2:30 pm Dec 3 The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma Jan 7 And After Many Days by Jowhor Lle Feb 4 Jubilee by Margaret Walker

GOOD READS* Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 5 Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman Jan 2 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Feb 6 The Secret River by Kate Grenville

3rd Thursdays; 12 - 1 pm Dec 15 Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford Jan 19 The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Feb 16 Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Mondays; 1 - 2 pm Dec 12 The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Jan 9 Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen Feb 13 Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

MORNING BOOKS WITH COFFEE

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Meets at Wegmans (upstairs in the fireplace area). Fridays; 10 - 11 am Dec 30 And After Many Days by Jowhor Lle Jan 27 Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson Feb 24 Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

4th Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm Dec 28 The Strangler Vine by Miranda Carter Jan 25 Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler Feb 22 Radiance by Catherynne Valente

STORIES OF THE WORLD Mondays; 7 - 8:30 pm Jan 9 The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota Feb 6 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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Discuss and review books and topics in business, management, and political economy. Syllabus available at the branch or email yao.aziabu@hclibrary.org Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm Dec 20 Special topic: A look at the 2016 Nobel Prize winner(s) in economics. Jan 17 Irrational Exuberance by Robert Shiller Feb 21 The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus Deaton

BOX LUNCH*

NOONTIME BOOKS

HiTech classes begin at HCLS Central Branch in late November. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

BUSINESS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY DISCUSSION GROUP

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BUILDING PROJECT adult HEARTS & HANDS Work on your craft projects and meet like-minded friends. Please bring supplies. 1st Tuesdays; 10:30 am - 12 pm Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7

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 Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7

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

2nd Thursdays; 2 -3:30 pm Dec 8 Polymer Clay Jan 12 Crocheted Earwarmer Headband Feb 9 Kirigami (Paper Cutting)

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GLENWOOD BRANCH

410.313.5077

2350 State Route 97

Elkridge, MD 21075

Cooksville, MD 21723

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.

A SHORT STACK OF STORIES Ages 3-5; 30 min. Registration required.

Families; 30 - 45 min. Registration required.

FILM FAN FORUM Discuss the newest movie/television series releases. Light refreshments. 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 15 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jan 19 xXx: Return of Xander Cage; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Feb 16 Wolverine 3

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. Last Tuesdays: 1 - 2 & 7 - 8 pm Dec 27, Jan 31, Feb 28

VACATION TRIPS AND TIPS Now is the perfect time to start thinking about summer vacation! Learn tips for planning a successful experience from our instructors and your fellow customers. rg Tue Jan 24 2 - 3 & 7 - 8 pm

book clubs & discussion ELKS EXCELLENT READS Meets at Melville Chapel United Methodist, 5660 Furnace Ave, Elkridge, MD 21075 2nd Tuesdays; 12:30 - 1:30 pm Dec 13 The Blessings by Elise Juska Jan 10 Circling the Sun by Paula McLain Feb 14 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

THE THURSDAY NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 8 Bring a favorite book recommendation Jan 12 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Feb 9 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

MURDER, MISCHIEF, MAYHEM 4th Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 22 Killer Gourmet by G.A. McKevett Jan 26 Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton Feb 23 The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

TALES THROUGH TIME 3rd Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm Dec 20 China Dolls by Lisa See Jan 17 The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks Feb 21 Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow

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

toddler & preschool TIME FOR US Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

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

Jan 10 - 31

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

OLAF’S WINTER CELEBRATION Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. Registration required.

Celebrate the arrival of winter with snowy stories, songs, and a craft. Refreshments. rg Sat Dec 17 11 am rg Tue Dec 20 10:30 am

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: TALES OF CARING Ages 3-5 with adult; 20 - 30 min. Registration required.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Mo Willems’ lovable characters, then make a craft. rg Tue Feb 7 10:30 am rg Tue Feb 14 10:30 am

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 Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14

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

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. rg Wednesdays 10:30 am Feb 8 Karma Wilson’s Bear Feb 15 Salina Yoon’s Penguin Feb 22 Pete the Cat

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

Dec 20 Jan 17 Feb 21

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Tuesdays; 2 - 3 pm Zentangle Still Life Chalk Painting

Celebrate National Pancake Week with stories and activities about this tasty breakfast food. rg Tue Feb 21 10:30 am

BIG TOP TWIST & SHOUT Ages 2-5; 30 min. Registration required.

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FROZEN FEVER Ages 4-8; 45 min. Registration required.

Celebrate Anna’s birthday with stories, singing, and dancing. Learn about Snowgies, then make an Olaf and Snowgie craft. rg Tue Dec 20 4:30 & 7 pm

NOON YEAR’S EVE PENGUIN BALL Ages 3-7; 45 min. Registration required.

Dress in black and white and ring in the New Year penguin style with stories, music, a craft, a special countdown, and an apple juice toast. rg Sat Dec 31 11:30 am

POP GOES THE GROUNDHOG Ages 3-8; 30 - 45 min. Registration required.

Enjoy groundhog stories and make a pop-up groundhog puppet. rg Wed Feb 1 10:30 am (ages 3-5) rg Thu Feb 2 4:30 pm (ages 4-8)

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. KID’S COLORING HOUR Ages 7-10; Allow 30 min.

SLOPPY SATURDAYS

Feb 10

10:15 & 11:15 am

Ages 5-10; 20 min. Register for each class separately.

Seasonally themed crafts. rg Saturdays; 3 pm

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

Draw artistic inspiration from J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as you explore mythological, strange, and amazing animal facts then create a furry, feathered, or scaly beast. rg Wed Dec 28 11 am & 3 pm

Ages 2-5 with adult; 15 min. Registration required.

Fri

Local astronomy educator Dr. Joel Goodman discusses our solar system and beyond, with engaging hands-on activities. Explore a different astronomy theme each month. Mondays; 7 pm Dec 19, Jan 23, Feb 27 Ages 8-12; 60 min. Registration required.

WE LOVE FINGERPAINTING

Grades K-8 with adult; 60 min.

MUGGLE ZOOLOGY

Circus-themed music and movement activities. rg Tue Feb 28 10:30 am

Express yourself with crayons, markers, and colored pencils, to improve fine motor skills, color awareness, and hand-to-eye coordination. Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16

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CELESTIAL SEARCHERS YOUNG ASTRONOMERS CLUB

Ages 6-8; 45min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Learn about the tundra and the animals that live there. Watch a video, participate in activities and an experiment, then make a craft. rg Thu Dec 29 2 pm

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: VINCENT VAN GOGH Ages 7-10; 45 min. Registration required.

Learn about the life and methods of one of history’s greatest artists, then use his techniques to create a piece of art. rg Mon Jan 9 4:30 pm

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: NIGHT OF THE NINTH DRAGON Ages 6-9; 45 min. Registration required. *Ho. Co. schools closed.

Annie and Jack must find the gold dragon to save King Arthur and Camelot. Learn about dragons, mermaids, unicorns, and other mythical creatures. rg Fri Jan 27* 3 pm rg Sat Jan 28 3 pm

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 solve problems and build an Ewok catapult. rg Sat Feb 18 3 pm rg Tue Feb 21 3 pm

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 Tue Feb 21 10:30 am

Dec 17, Jan 14, Feb 11

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410.313.1950 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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LEGO® CHALLENGE

KNIT, CRAFT, CHAT

KNOT JUST KNITTERS

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

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 Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7

Bring your best building skills to our LEGO® challenge! Saturdays; 3:30 pm Dec 3 Build a futuristic city Jan 14 Create a wacky winter creature

Beginner and expert crafters welcome! Make fun projects or bring your own. Supplies provided. Tuesdays; 7 pm Dec 20 Create a holiday gift to give (or keep) Jan 17 Learn to weave using recycled CDs Feb 21 Learn to finger knit

HACKING FASHION: FLEECE

AFFORDING COLLEGE

Ages 9-17; 60 min.

Ages 9 -13; Allow 60 min. Registration required.

Discover your inner “hacker!” Design and create a soft warm fleece scarf while imagining the endless possibilities using old fleece fabric. rg Sat Dec 17 3 - 4:30 pm

BUILD & CREATE WORKSHOP Ages 9-17; Allow 30 min. Registration required. Register for each workshop separately.

Explore unique building materials such as Strawbees, Squishy Circuits, and recycled objects to build a creative masterpiece for display in our Builder’s Hall of Fame! rg Fridays; 3:30 - 4:30 pm Jan 6 & Feb 3

Ages 14-19, Parents welcome. 60 min. Registration required.

Join a representative from Howard Community College for an informative discussion of how to afford college. Learn about obtaining scholarships, grants, and loans; and filling out the FAFSA. rg Sat Jan 14 1 pm

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT COLLEGES FOR YOU Ages 13-19 (parents welcome); 90 min. Registration required.

Collegewise discusses how to identify the schools where you will be happiest and most successful. Learn to be a savvy college shopper! rg Tue Jan 31 6 pm

PRACTICE SAT EXAM Ages 13-19, 4 hrs. Registration required.

Take a practice SAT test with C2 Educational Centers. Return for your results and discuss test taking strategies, test options, and the college admissions timeline. Parents strongly encouraged to attend results session.

Practice Test (Bring pencils and graphing calculator) rg Sat Feb 4 11 am - 3 pm Results (Parents welcome) Sat Feb 11 1 - 2 pm

teens (grades 6 - 12) CODE, CREATE, EXPLORE Ages 11-19; 60 min. Registration required.

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with this exploratory workshop. Participate in Hour of Code tutorials, test unique inventions with Makey Makey, design video games with Tech Rocket, or learn Python with the Codesters Tech Jam. rg Mon - Fri Dec 5 - 9 3:30 pm

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

COLLABORATE & CREATE: ART WORKSHOP Ages 9-19; 90 min. Registration required.

Collaborate to create a group poster entry for the annual Choose Civility Poster Contest. rg Sat Feb 11 3:30 pm

adult

Ages 11-18; 60 min.

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Tuesdays; 3:30 pm Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14

ANIME CLUB Ages 13-17; 60 min.

Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and share your creative and artistic talents! All movies rated G, PG, or PG13. Wednesdays; 7 pm Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30 - 5:30 pm Dec 5 & 19, Feb 6

ART ESCAPE: PAPER POINSETTIAS Brighten your winter decor and escape the holiday rush by creating vibrant paper poinsettias. Materials provided. For adults & teens. rg Sat Dec 10 3 - 5 pm rg Mon Dec 12 6:30 - 8:30 pm

RESOLVE TO E-READ

WINTER 2017

WINTER SING-A-LONG All ages; 45 min. Ticket required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

COLORAMA! Families. Allow 45 min.

Drop in and have fun coloring. We provide the materials, and you supply the imagination! For children and adults. Thu Dec 1 11 am Thu Dec 22 7 pm

HOLIDAY MADRIGAL SONGS WITH CAMERATA MUSICA See page 7. Thu Dec 1

7 - 8:15 pm

Come in for an overview of HCLS Now! eBooks available for your computer, tablet, and phone. rg Wed Jan 4 7 - 8 pm rg Thu Jan 12 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Songs and activities for staying warm and cozy. tk Thu Dec 29 2 pm

NOON YEAR’S EVE Families; 45 min. Ticket required for each person attending.

Not staying awake until midnight? Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown. tk Sat Dec 31 11:30 am

STORIES COME ALIVE! All ages; 30 min. Ticket required.

Books come alive in a whole new way, includes activities and craft. tk Thursdays; 7 pm Jan 5 - Feb 23

TRAVEL TIDBITS Planning to travel abroad? Have passport application questions? Want to learn a language or learn more about your destination? Learn how we can help you prepare for your trip. rg Thu Jan 5 7 - 8 pm rg Wed Jan 11 1:30 - 2:30 pm

KINETICS DANCE STUDIO PRESENTS A SNEAK PEAK: JUNGLE BOOK TALES Families, ages 3 & up. 40 min. Ticket required.

ART ESCAPE: MANDALA STONES Take time to reflect, explore color, and create hand-held mandalas on smooth, river rocks. Materials provided; feel free to bring your own stones. rg Sat Jan 7 3 - 5 pm rg Mon Jan 9 6:30 - 8:30 pm

DIGITAL SKILLS AND DONUT HOLES Enjoy light refreshments while learning to use popular web sites and apps, and how to enhance your skills using Lynda and Gale Courses. rg Wed Feb 1 7 - 8 pm rg Thu Feb 9 1:30 - 2:30 pm

FAMILY MOVIES

WINTER HERB HARVEST

Thu Jan 19 6:30 pm The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (G)

*Ho. Co. schools closed.

Thu

Dec 15 6:30 pm Happy Feet (PG)

Wed

Dec 28* 2 pm Finding Dory (PG)

Master Gardener Sid Abel presents tips on how to successfully grow a variety of herbs indoors and outdoors. Includes the history, cultivation, growing needs, and harvesting of herbs. rg Sat Jan 21 2 - 3 pm

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

PREPARING FOR TAX TIME

MISAKO BALLET

Minimize your taxes and maximize your refund by understanding the deductions and credits for which you are eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Roy Yenoli of MakingChange also explains the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on your return. rg Wed Feb 15 6 - 7 pm

All ages; 30 - 45 min.

Thu

Feb 16 6:30 pm Pete’s Dragon (1977, PG)

Members of the Misako Ballet perform holiday favorites. Sat Dec 17 1:30 pm

Meet Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan, and other characters of the jungle! With elaborate costumes and an exceptional musical score, Jungle Book Tales captures imaginations and introduces young audiences to professional dance with a playful spirit. See excerpts of the production in full costume, meet the characters, hear about the story, and perhaps even learn a few of the animals’ movements. Come and dance with us! tk Tue Feb 28 11 am

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

WINTER TOT TIME Ages 12-24 months. 60 min. Ticket required.

Explore activities that get the brain and body moving! tk Wednesdays; 10:30 am & 2 pm Jan 4 & Feb 1

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

WINTER TWIST & SHOUT Ages 2-3 with adult. 30 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate winter with music and movement for little ones. tk Mon Dec 12 10:15 & 11:30 am

HEALTHY KIDS Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Ticket required.

Explore simple health concepts inspired by children’s literature. tk Thursdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Jan 12 - Feb 2

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

A story and craft to enjoy with your child. tk Mondays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Jan 23 - Feb 13

AWESOME AESOP! Ages 3-5; 30 min. Ticket required.

Listen to classic Aesop’s Fables and create a craft. tk Wed Feb 1 2 & 3:45 pm

ILLUSTRATORS ON PARADE Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Ticket required. Celebrate Black History Month as you discover the creativity of children’s illustrators through stories and activities. tk Wednesdays; 2 & 3:45pm Feb 8 - 22

FAIRY TALE FEST, JUNIOR Ages 3-5; 45 min. Ticket required.

Enjoy stories, activities, and crafts involving your favorite fairy tale creatures. tk Thu Feb 23 10:15 & 11:30 am

Wiggle the waggle away with songs and stories your wiggleworms will love. tk Tuesdays; 10:15 & 11:30 am Dec 6 - Feb 21

FINGER PAINTING FOR LITTLE ONES Ages 6-36 months with adult; 30 min. Ticket required.

Please dress for mess. tk Tuesdays; 4 & 6:30 pm

Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 14

In partnership with MakingChange

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LEGO® WARS Ages 9-17; 60 min.

kindergarten - grade 5

FAIRY TALE FEST

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

Enjoy stories, activities, and crafts that involve your favorite fairy tale creatures. tk Mon Feb 27 7 pm

HANDMADE CARDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Ages 6-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Ages 7-10; 60 min. Ticket required.

Join us for stories about jazz musicians and their influence throughout the history of music. Lots of jazzy tunes and a related craft. tk Tue Feb 28 7 pm

MARVELOUS NATURE: BIRDS IN WINTER Ages 4-8; 60 min. Ticket required.

A Howard County Conservancy instructor shows artifacts from nature. Listen to stories and participate in activities. Make a nature craft for birds in winter. tk Sat Dec 10

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

JAZZ IT UP!

book clubs (kids/tweens) Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. tk Wednesdays; 7 pm Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8

In partnership with Howard County Conservancy

STEM AND ART SATURDAYS Explore a different science, technology, engineering, art, or math concept each Saturday. rg Saturdays; 4 pm Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 18

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 Dec 10, Feb 4

MAKE THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL: CAREER ACADEMY EXPO For High School students and their parents.

Ages 6-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

10:30 am

150 pieces and 45 minutes - can you build the best LEGO® structure? Thursdays; 7 pm Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9 Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

BOOK - N - CHAT

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

Did you know that by enrolling in one of Howard County Public School System’s Career Academies you can explore a career and have a chance to earn college credit and job-ready certifications while still in high school? Attend the Career Academy Expo to learn more. Mon Dec 12 6:30 - 8 pm

CHESS CLUB

MONEY MATTERS SCOUT BADGE DAY

Ages 9-17; 60 min.

Boy Scouts (grades 6-12). Troops welcome. Registration required.

All skill levels welcome. Tuesdays; 7 pm

Dec 27, Jan 31, Feb 28

MINUTE TO WIN IT How many challenges can you complete? Test your skills by performing 60-second tasks using common household items and everyday objects. rg Thu Dec 29 7 pm

HIGHLY-SELECTIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS Ages 13-19. Parents welcome. 90 min. Registration required.

Collegewise reveals strategies to improve your chance of admission at the most selective schools. Learn what it really takes to have a shot at getting into top tier schools, such as Stanford and Tufts. Learn what sets you apart from the rest of the applicant pool beyond grades, test scores, and impressive activities. rg Wed Jan 18 6 pm

STUDY & SNACK Studying for mid-terms? We’ve reserved meeting rooms just for you! Individual students and groups welcome. Refreshments. Sat Jan 21 2 - 6 pm Sun Jan 22 1 - 5 pm Mon - Thu Jan 23 - 26 2 - 6 pm

GAME NIGHT

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

tween (9 - 12 years)

STORYTELLING 101

Ages 5-7 with adult; 90 min. Registration required. Register for only one session.

Ages 13-19. Parents welcome. 90 min. Registration required.

LET’S GO!

Learn about computers and create a small program to perform an activity. rg Sat Jan 7 & 21 2 pm

Register for each session separately. Combining a simple set of rules with deep strategy, Go is the world’s most popular game. Learn its history and how to play. rg Saturdays; 11 am Jan 21 & Feb 18

Collegwise discusses the hottest topics in today’s college admission process, including the new Coalition App, changes to the FAFSA, and the redesigned SAT. rg Wed Dec 14 6 pm

Explore your creativity and storytelling voice as you improve presentation and communication skills in this fun workshop. rg Thu Feb 2 6:30 pm

Ages 4-8; 60 min. Ticket required.

Liz and Jimmy Reed read their book Sweet Competition. Learn about clay characters and how to make an ice cream sundae character. tk Tue Dec 13 7 pm

DIM SUM OF CRAFTS Ages 4 & up. Allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of crafts. Fri Jan 27 11 am - 12:30 pm & 2 - 3:30 pm

teen (grades 6 - 12) MUGGLES ONLY TRIVIA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURA INGALLS WILDER!

Ages 11-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Ages 6-9; 45 min. Ticket required.

Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday with pioneer games, a craft, and snacks! tk Wed Feb 1 7 pm

MONEY MATTERS SCOUT BADGE DAY Girl Scouts (grades K-5). Troops welcome. Registration required.

See page 6. rg Sat Girl Scouts

Ages 9-12; 60 min. Registration required.

Feb 4 11 am - 1 pm (Allow 30 min.)

Test your knowledge of the wizarding world and compete for the title of Harry Potter expert. Costumes welcome. rg Mon Dec 5 7 pm

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 Dec 7 Winter Solstice Jan 11 Saturn Feb 8 Astronauts

Ages 11-17; 60 min.

Challenge your friends to a duel in Super Smash Brothers Brawl or race around the track in Mario Cart. Mondays; 7 pm Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13

HOT TOPICS IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Families. (Suggested ages, 3 & up.)

Visit the Enchanted Garden and play outdoor nature games. Available at the Children’s Research Desk.

DECK THE HALL WITH NATURAL MATERIALS

Ages 9-17; 2 hrs. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Wanted: Engineers and architects to construct a city entirely out of cardboard and powered by your imagination. rg Tue Feb 21 2 pm

COLLABORATE & CREATE: ART WORKSHOP Ages 9-17; 90 min. Registration required.

Collaborate to create a group poster entry for the annual Choose Civility Poster Contest. rg Mon Feb 27 7 pm

adult HOLIDAY MADRIGAL SONGS WITH CAMERATA MUSICA Enjoy seasonal music from many countries and traditions with Camerata Musica, a Howard County a cappella vocal group that has delighted audiences for more than 25 years. All ages welcome. Thu Dec 1 7 - 8:15 pm

MEET THE AUTHOR: RAY SUAREZ - LATINO AMERICANS: THE 500-YEAR LEGACY THAT SHAPED A NATION Ray Suarez, journalist and author of Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation, discusses the history of important cultural, social and political contributions made by Latino American men and women. Books available for purchase and signing. See page 4. rg Sat Dec 3 2 – 3:30 pm Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

eREADER TUESDAYS Need a quick refresher on downloading HCLS eBooks to your device? Drop in with your eReader or just your questions. Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Dec 6 - Feb 28

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. Give your brain a workout! 1st Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Dec 6, Feb 7

GUIDED MEDITATION Enjoy a mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peace and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Julie Payne-Funk, Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher. 1st Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7

COMMUNITY SEED SWAP

CREATING OUTDOOR GARDEN ROOMS Extend your living space to the great outdoors by creating rooms for relaxing, entertaining, dining, and more. Pat Greenwald* explains how to use plants, structures, paths, and focal points to create new living spaces in your yard. rg Thu Feb 2 7 - 8 pm

Learn the Japanese art of Bonsai. Bring a plant, pot, and tools; soil and wire provided. rg Sat Jan 7 11 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a community of gardeners, get gardening tips, and swap seeds. Seed swaps promote biodiversity and recycle precious resources. Package seeds to share in individual bags, and label them with the name of the flower, vegetable or herb, required growing conditions, and date of harvest. Can include unused commercial seeds in original packages no more than one year old. Nonhybridized seeds preferred. Extra seeds available. Registration preferred. Sat Jan 28 1 - 3 pm

In partnership with The Baltimore Bonsai Club

In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

Pat Greenwald* demonstrates how to bring beauty to your home by creating seasonal décor with materials from the forest floor, the market, and the winter garden. rg Thu Dec 1 7 - 8 pm

BONSAI WORKSHOP

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

CARDBOARD ENGINEERS

Ages 11-17; 90 min. Registration required.

In partnership with Howard County Master Gardeners

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

Collegewise discusses what admissions officers seek in great college essays and offers suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories for essays that go beyond “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.” rg Wed Feb 15 6 pm

Create an army of snowmen using marshmallows, old books, styrofoam, and other fun materials. rg Fri Jan 27 2 pm

Ages 9-11; 60 min. Registration and signed release form required for each session.

Combine your gardening and creative talents to design gifts for the garden and gardener. rg Thursdays; 4:30 pm Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9

HOW TO WRITE GREAT COLLEGE ESSAYS Ages 13-19 (parents welcome); 90 min. Registration required.

Ages 9-17; 60 min - 2 hr. Registration required.

TWEEN SPROUTS: ENCHANTED GARDEN CLUB

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

WINTER 2017

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?

Enchanted Garden ENCHANTED GARDEN EXPLORER PACKS

Want to earn financial badges? See page 9. rg Sat Feb 4 Boy Scouts 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ages 9-17; 60 min. Registration required.

Discuss Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater, a tale of two kids, flaming fuzzles, unruly unicorns, and other magical creatures. Refreshments. tk Tue Feb 21 7 pm

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Create ingenious cards applying pop-up and stamping techniques to make this season even more sensational for someone! tk Wed Dec 7 7 pm tk Thu Dec 8 7 pm

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*University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardener

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MILLER BRANCH continued FINANCIAL PLANNING Designed to empower individuals and families achieve financial stability, these financial planning classes educate as well as update fiscal knowledge across a broad range of topics. rg Wednesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Dec 7 - Retirement Planning When was the last time you thought about life after work? It’s not just about money but also how you want to spend those years of leisure. Roy Yenoli of MakingChange discusses the many issues facing those thinking of their retirement. Jan 11 - Where Did My Money Go ? Does your money seem to disappear before the month ends ? Learn about budgeting tricks and techniques, financial goal setting, and learning to live within your means. Feb 8 - Investing Basics Does investing seem like alphabet soup? Do you know the difference between an ETF and an MF, or an MMF and a CD? Are you risk averse and worried about losing money? In partnership with MakingChange

Is English your second (or third) language? Practice speaking and listening in a small group. No registration required. Wednesdays; 7:45 - 8:45 pm Dec 7 - Feb 22

MEET THE AUTHOR: MAGGIE LEFFLER

7 - 8:30 pm

Tired of playing the same board games? Join us to discover new ones! Mondays; 6 - 8:30 pm Dec 19, Feb 27

ORGANIZING FOR THE NEW YEAR Professional Organizer Jakia Muhammad discusses the importance of organizational systems and provides helpful tips on how to organize your home in the New Year. Thu Jan 5 11 am - 12 pm

ADULT SELF-DEFENSE DEMONSTRATION Learn how the health and safety benefits of martial arts apply to both self-protection and self-perfection. Observe and learn about basic martial arts techniques, focusing on situational awareness, personal security, and self-defense. Presented by Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy. rg Sat Jan 7 10:30 - 11:30 am

SAFE DRIVING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Learn about risk factors that can adversely affect one’s driving ability and how to minimize them. Mon Jan 9 10:30 - 11:30 am

PICTURE IT, SICILY 1922: GOLDEN GIRLS TRIVIA Think you know all there is about Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia? Do you know what a sperheoven krispie is? Join us for a night of trivia, laughs, St. Olaf stories, and a singalong. rg Wed Jan 11 7 - 8:30 pm

RACING TO ZERO

Sponsored by Friends of HCLS

PINS AND NEEDLES Bring projects you’d love to finish! Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm Dec 8, Jan 12 & 26, Feb 9 & 23

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. 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9

CALMING CRAFTS Use artistic expression to improve your mood. All levels of artistic ability welcome. rg 2nd Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13

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. Trivia am 2nd Tuesdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14 Trivia pm 3rd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm

BOARD GAMES FOR GROWN-UPS

In partnership with Howard County Police Department

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS

See page 3. Thu Dec 8

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

In 2013, the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero follows San Francisco’s innovative efforts towards achieving zero waste, dramatically reducing the city’s carbon footprint. The film examines our society’s garbage practices in terms of consumption, preparation, use and production, and discovering some amazing solutions. Thu Jan 12 2 pm - 3:30 pm & 6:30 - 8 pm In partnership with Transition HoCo A Howard County Book Connection Event

MEET THE AUTHOR: WILLY CONLEY See page 4. Sat Jan 14 Sponsored by Friends of HCLS In partnership with Howard County Association of the Deaf

2 – 3:30 pm

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PAINT BY MUSIC NIGHT

Join us for a stimulating and informative discussion featuring Erin Cassell, founder and owner of Roll Up N Dye and Colorful Abandon. Sat Jan 21 11 am - 12:30 pm

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? rg Wed Feb 8 7 - 8 pm

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA: A TRAGIC LOVE

SPEED FRIENDING

The last Romanovs were a tragic couple of Shakespearean proportions. Their lives were caught up in a time of turmoil — a world war, revolution, and civil war, as well as the family crises that they faced. Presented by Vladimir Marinich, Professor Emeritus of Howard Community College. Mon Jan 23 7 - 8:30 pm

CROWDFUNDING WORKSHOP Are you an artist trying to fund an exhibition or film? A community leader trying to purchase new equipment? Join Aryn Dagirmanjian from the Maryland State Library Resource Center and learn to navigate the world of crowdfunding. Bring your ideas to create a crowdfunding pitch to use in your campaign. rg Tue Jan 24 6:30 – 8:30 pm

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TWITTER AND SNAPCHAT Confused by bite-sized social media? Learn how to use Twitter and Snapchat to chat with friends, keep up with family, and engage with the wider social world. Bring your smartphone or laptop; leave ready to tweet and snap. Thu Jan 26 7 - 8 pm

APPY HOUR: APPS FOR SUCCESS Don’t be left out! Check out the newest apps for academic and social success. Fri Jan 27 11 am - 12 pm

MOVIE MATINEE See you at the movies! Refreshments provided. Movies rated PG-13. Closed captioned. Mon Jan 30 3 - 5:15 pm The Finest Hours Tue Feb 28 3 - 5:15 pm Race

HOW TO BORROW eBOOKS Learn how to browse, borrow, and download eBooks from HCLS’ growing collection. rg Kindle: Mon Jan 30 7- 8 pm Tablets: Thu Feb 23 7- 8 pm

RESPONSE TO AN ACTIVE ASSAILANT Staff from the National Center for Citizen Safety (NCCSAFE) promote preparedness and safety awareness in the event of an act of domestic terrorism. This workshop features NCCSAFE’s Assess/Cover/Tell public awareness campaign and provides resources and training on how to shelter-in-place and lockdown in the event of an incident, as well as other critical response techniques and a brief history of active assailants in the U.S. rg Tue Feb 7 6:30 – 8:30 pm In partnership with the National Center for Citizen Safety

Dec 15, Jan 19, Feb 16

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New to the area or just looking to make new acquaintances? Want to meet other people who love to read or share your other interests? Meet your new best friend at Miller Branch! Sat Feb 11 2 - 4 pm

THE SOLDIER EXPERIENCE: COMMEMORATING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR I Fred Campbell, associate professor of history at Howard Community College, examines the veteran experience in World War I. Discover the stories and oral histories of those who fought on the European front. Wed Feb 22 7 - 8:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Historical Society

ETEGAMI WORKSHOP Learn about the Japanese craft of etegami: simple watercolor drawings accompanied by a few thoughtful words that are meant to be mailed or given away. Make a postcard in this hands-on workshop. rg Fri Feb 10 10:30 am - 12:30 pm rg Fri Feb 10 2:30 - 4:30 pm

SAVAGE BRANCH

9525 Durness Lane Laurel, MD 20723

families

I “HEART” ANIMALS

HOLIDAY FRIENDS: FROSTY

Drop in and create zoo animals using the shape of a Valentine heart. Tue Feb 14 1:30 - 2:30 pm

All ages; 30 min.

Bring your camera! Enjoy stories and activities, then pose for a picture with Frosty. Mon Dec 5 10:15 am Tue Dec 6 7 pm Wed & Thu Dec 7 & 8 10:15 am Fri & Sat Dec 9 &10 10:30 am

HOLIDAY FRIENDS: SANTA All ages; 30 min.

Bring your camera! Enjoy stories and activities, then pose for a picture with Santa. Mon Dec 12 10:15 am Tue Dec 13 7 pm Wed & Thu Dec 14 & 15 10:15 am Fri & Sat Dec 16 & 17 10:30 am

FRIDAY MOVIES Families. Fridays; 3:30 pm (exception noted below) Dec 16 Frozen (PG) Dec 30 3 - 5 pm Up (PG) Jan 20 Zootopia (PG) Feb 17 The Land Before Time (G)

HOLIDAY SING ALONG

book clubs & discussions BAS BLEU 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 21 A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama Jan 18 Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg Feb 15 Transatlantic by Colum McCann

DUDES ON BOOKS 2nd Tuesdays; 7 - 8 pm Women welcome, too. Dec 13 The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Jan 10 The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East 1978-1984 by Riad Sattouf Feb 14 Post Office by Charles Bukowski

TEA AND TOMES 3rd Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:30 am Jan 19 Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Feb 16 The Green Road by Anne Enright

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 19 Dragonwings by Laurence Yep Jan 23 The Favored Daughter by Fawzia Koofi Feb 27 Then They Came For Me by Maziar Bahari

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Families; 30 min.

Sing songs to celebrate the season and holidays. Wed Dec 21 6:30 pm

NOON YEAR’S EVE Families; 45 min. Ticket required for each person attending.

Not staying awake until midnight? Ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown. tk Sat Dec 31 11:30 am

DIM SUM OF CRAFTS Families (ages 2 & up); allow 30 min. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of crafts. Fri Jan 27 1:30 - 3:30 pm

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

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

1st Mondays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 5 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Feb 6 Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

All ages with adult; allow 20 min.

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

A morning playgroup! Play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. Tuesdays; 10 - 11 am Jan 10 - Feb 21

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

SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS Ages 3-6 with adult; 30 - 45 min. Registration required.

Listen to holiday stories and songs then decorate an easy to make ornament. rg Tue Dec 13 11:30 am

GINGERBREAD HOUSE Ages 4 & up with adult; 45 min. Registration required.

Build it, decorate it, eat it! rg Wed Dec 21 10:15 & 11:30 am

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

Stories, songs, and activities. Mondays; 10:15 am Jan 9 - Feb 13

CRAFTERNOON Ages 2-5 with adult; allow 30 min.

Drop in and make some fun crafts. Thursdays; 1:30 - 3:30 pm Jan 12, Feb 9

FORWARDS BACKWARDS: OPPOSITES Ages 3 & up with adult; 30 min.

Celebrate some of the silliest days of the year as we have an opposites/backwards class, and make a craft. Wed Jan 25 1:30 pm

GO FIGURE Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 minutes. Ticket required. Explore early math concepts inspired by children’s literature and everyday activities. tk Thursdays; 11:30 am Feb 2 - 23

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

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HCLS instructors teach subjects — including math and science — through children’s literature and creative expression, as well as cognitive, social, and communication skills. INTRO TO DRAWING Ages 5-8; 45 - 60 min. Registration required.

Bring your creativity to this hands-on introduction to drawing techniques. Perfect for those entering the Choose Civility Poster Contest. rg Sat Jan 14 2 pm

BOOK - N - CHAT

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Ages 11-18; 30 min.

LITTLEBITS LEGO® CAR SHOW Ages 9 & up; 60 min. Registration required.

Explore circuitry and robotics. Use LittleBits and LEGO® blocks to engineer a self-driving vehicle. Design a special purpose for the vehicle and demonstrate how it accomplishes that purpose in a show. rg Tue Jan 24 4 pm

VALENTINE WORKSHOP Ages 8-12; 90 min. Allow 30 min. Registration required.

Drop in to make valentines for your friends and family. Follow our examples or design your own! rg Sat Feb 11 3 - 4:30 pm

Recommend books, music, and movies; develop and plan events for teens; and work with HCLS instructors on projects you create. Wednesdays; 4 pm Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 15

ANIME CLUB Ages 13-17; 2 hrs.

Meet fellow fans, enjoy a movie and snacks, and enter a drawing to win prizes! Thursdays; 6:30 pm Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 16

COLLABORATE & CREATE: ART WORKSHOP Ages 9-17; 90 min.

Collaborate to create a group poster entry for the annual Choose Civility Poster Contest. Sat Jan 14 11 am

HIGHLY-SELECTIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Registration required.

Build book club skills by reading a picture book together, followed by discussion and related activities. rg Mondays; 7 pm Jan 23, Feb 27

teens (grades 6 - 12) ADVANCED GAMING CLUB

FRACTURED FAIRY TALES: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Ages 11 - 18; 90 min.

Keep Talking and No One Explodes

Ages 5-8; 45 min. Ticket required.

Enjoy variations of this familiar story and a craft. tk Sat Jan 28 11:45 am

DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS: EDVARD MUNCH Ages 7-10; 60 min. Registration required. Ho. Co. schools closed.

Learn about the life and methods of one of history’s greatest artists, then use his techniques to create a piece of art. rg Tue Feb 21 2 pm

tween (9 - 12 years) 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 Dec 2 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Jan 13 Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Feb 3 Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

MAKE A BLIZZARD Ages 8-12; 90 min. Registration required.

Get into the holiday spirit. Learn how to make a variety of snowflakes: giant sized, glittered, even crystallized! rg Sat Dec 17 3 pm

H2Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Ages 8-12; 90 min. Registration required.

Explore surface tension, water pressure, and phosphorescence. Experiment with water and simple household ingredients. rg Sat Jan 7 3 pm

One player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are “experts” who give defusing instructions by deciphering the manual. The catch: the experts cannot see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast! Sat Dec 3 3 pm

The Tessera Players work together to navigate real-world and online puzzles with the help of the ghosts of famous innovators. Use multimedia, web sites, and library materials to solve this alternate reality mystery. Sat Jan 28 3 pm

TEEN FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Ages 13-19 (parents welcome); 90 min. Registration required.

Collegewise reveals strategies to improve your chance of admission at the most selective schools. Learn what it really takes to have a shot at getting into top tier schools, such as Stanford and Tufts. Learn what sets you apart from the rest of the applicant pool beyond grades, test scores, and impressive activities. rg Tue Jan 17 6 pm

ARTLAB SERIES Ages 11-17.

Meet monthly with fellow artists to create awesome inspiration. Each month we offer several projects based on your ideas. Materials provided. Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8 pm Jan 31, Feb 28

HOW TO WRITE GREAT COLLEGE ESSAYS Ages 13-19 (parents welcome); 90 min. Registration required.

Collegewise discusses what admissions officers seek in great college essays and offers suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories for essays that go beyond “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.” rg Tue Feb 7 6 pm

Ages 13-17; 90 min. Registration required.

Learn to craft well-developed characters, settings, and real dialogue. Create conflict and explore the basics of plotting in your writer’s notebook. rg Mondays; 7 pm Dec 5, Feb 6

PAYING LESS FOR COLLEGE BY PICKING THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU Ages 13-19 (parents welcome); 90 min. Registration required.

Collegewise teaches how to be a savvy college shopper. Learn to identify schools where you will be happiest and most successful, to recognize what types of colleges might be a good fit, and to make the most of college visits. rg Tue Dec 6 6 pm

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COLORING FOR CREATIVITY, FOCUS, AND RELAXATION Coloring is a great way to reduce stress and engage the creative areas of your brain. Come color with us! Ages 18 & up. rg Sat Dec 10 4 - 5:30 pm rg Thu Feb 2 7 - 8:30 pm

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2nd Mondays; 10 am - 12 pm Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE Experienced writers critique other’s original near-publication ready work and exchange feedback. rg 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13

SAVAGE WRITER’S CIRCLE TWO

Math Lab rg Wednesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm

HANDS ONLY CPR

rg Thursdays; 4 - 6:30 pm

Learn the simple steps of Hands-Only CPR for victims over the age of eight years old. Discover how to recognize Sudden Cardiac Arrest, how to perform Hands-Only CPR, and how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This is a non-certification class. rg Fri Jan 13 2-3:30 pm In partnership with Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services

HCLS NOW! Discover what you can stream, download, and learn via hclibrary.org/hclsNOW. Thu Jan 19 7 - 8 pm

SAFE DRIVING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Drop in for tips and instructions on how to borrow and download or stream eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and television shows on all supported devices. 2nd Thursdays; 7 - 8 pm Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9

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.

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

Bring your handwork projects for an evening of relaxation and conversation. 4th Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Dec 28, Jan 25, Feb 22

HOLIDAY POP-UP CARD

BROWSE, CHECKOUT, DOWNLOAD

Ages 11-18; 2 & ½ hrs. Registration preferred. Drop-in, but priority given to those who register.

NEEDLES & THREADS

*University of Maryland Extension - Howard County Master Gardener Learn how to make basic pop-up shapes and create simple pop up holiday cards using Robert Sabuda’s designs. rg Thu Dec 1 7 - 8:30 pm

HiTECH: OPEN STEM LAB

rg Tuesdays; 4 - 6:30 pm

Learn how to prepare your vegetable garden for spring planting with Howard County Master Gardener* Jerry Kissel. Thu Feb 23 7 - 8:30 pm

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Share your original writing with other aspiring authors for mutual support and feedback. rg 2nd Mondays; 7 - 9 pm Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13

SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING

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

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kindergarten - grade 5

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Learn about risk factors that can adversely affect one’s driving ability and how to minimize them. rg Thu Dec 1 10:30 - 11:30 am In partnership with the Howard County Police Department

Science Lab Dec 6 & 13 Jan 3 - Feb 28

Dec 7 & 14 Jan 4 - Feb 22

A / V Lab Dec 8 & 15 Jan 5 - Feb 23

Programming Lab Thursdays; 4 - 6:30 pm rg

Dec 8 & 15 Jan 5 - Feb 23

HiTECH: ROBOTICS LEAGUE Ages 11-18; 2 hrs. Registration required. Register once for five-session series.

Participate in the Robotics Challenge! Teams build and program robots that complete a difficult obstacle course. rg Tuesdays; 4 - 6 pm Jan 17 - Feb 14

book clubs & discussions MYSTERY 2nd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Dec 14 Dreaming Spies by Laurie King Jan 11 Woman with a Gun by Phillip Margolin Feb 8 Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

NONFICTION 3rd Wednesdays; 7 - 8:30 pm Dec 21 The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Brower Jan 18 The Road to Character by David Brooks Feb 15 Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

HiTECH: COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION Registration required. Register once for all four sessions. Must be 18+.

Discover how to create illustrations through Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, while learning the similarities and differences between the two applications. rg Mondays; 4:30 - 6 pm Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30

HiTECH: MECHANICS OF MOVIE MAKING & EDITING Registration required. Register once for all five sessions. Must be 18+.

Learn the skills of a film/video editor while acquiring an understanding of the profession’s technology. Edit video and audio using iMovie and Logic Pro X. rg Tuesdays; 4:30 - 6 pm Jan 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

HiTECH: WEB DESIGN Registration required. Register once for all three sessions. Must be 18+.

Learn the basic fundamentals of HTML elements and User Interface (UI) design through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). rg Mondays; 4:30 - 6 pm Feb 6, 13 & 27

HiTECH: MECHANICS OF MUSIC Registration required. Register once for all four sessions. Must be 18+.

Learn about music fundamentals, production, and sound engineering. Gain experience with professional music equipment and software such as Logic Pro X, Ableton, and Reason. rg Wednesdays; 4:30 - 6 pm Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22

HiTECH: SOUND BOOTH CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSA Registration required. Register once for all seven sessions. Must be 18+.

Learn how to record acoustic instruments using Logic Pro and the HCLS Sound Booth. Upon completion of this course, receive Musical Instrument Certification, allowing access to the sound booth by appointment or during designated times. rg Tuesdays; 2 – 3:30 pm Dec 6 & 13, Jan 10 - 31

For additional HiTech classes, visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events.

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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 June 1 and August 31. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please call 410.313.7799 to report any errors or omissions.

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PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE ($10,000+)

Frank and Yolanda Bruno | Friends of Howard County Library System | Howard County Public School System | Josephine B. Scheffenacker Education Trust | M&T Bank | Estate of Donald Charles Miller $5,000-$9,999 Kiwanis Club of Columbia

$1,000-$4,999 Patapsco Heritage Greenway Henry and Nancy Yee

UP TO $1,000 Anonymous | Maureen Evans Arthurs | Cheryl Griffin Mom’s Club of Ellicott City | John Milton Reier | Cynthia M. Wood

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T R I B U T ES Physician Moms Group Kathleen S. Glascock Tribute Fund for Children/Youth Literacy & Education: Patricia M. Andersen, Connie Asher, Carl Jay Bansbach, Virginia Barnard, Dan and Valerie Beyers, Donald and Rosemarie Blackert, Mark and Kathy Blackert, Debby and Larry Boyd, Carol and Thomas Brzezinski, Tammy Louise Burdette, Sterlind Burke, Sr., Majorie Calloway, Mark and Nancy Carter, Anne M. Cavanaugh, Kathleen P. Chiacchio, Mark and Gail Coffin, Michael and Joann Cohee, Joan Costello, Mary and Russ Crotts, Randy Davis, Marie DeAngelis, Arianne Djahandari DeClue, Julie Duffield, Pamela

Etue, Clarissa and Dwight Evans, Lori and Barry Frederick, Carol L. Fritts, Lauren Fulton, William and Denise Garman, Ellen Flynn Giles, Robert Owings Glascock, Victoria Goodman, Valerie J. Gross, Cari Haas, Rita Hamlet, Jo and E.A. Harriman, Kimberly Hendrickson, Christine Heyser, Beverly Hicks, Carol A. Hipp, Priscilla D. Hutchinson, Gwyneth Anne Jones, Carol Kastorf, Arlene S. Katz, Sharon Keech, Jan Kehrli, James and Jessica Kelly, Jeffrey and Tracy Kent, Sasha Knight, Annette R, Kuperman, Laurie Lerman, Debra Lichter, Christina LisantiHan, John Madden, Elizabeth Mahler, Michael and Sara Markowitz, Joe and Kathy Melvin and family, Thomas Miller, Ingrid and Steve Mills, Peter and Brenda Milot, Jayne E. Moore, Lynne Muller, Pam Musser, Harvey S. Nathanson, Laura Nelson, Rhonda and Paul Nowacek, Marilyn O’Loughlin, The Pavuk Family, Mildred Phillips, Wendy Phillips, Linda and Jeff Pieplow, Laura Propert, Mary S. Roepcke, Thomas Saunders, Emily Savopoulos, Bryan and Natalie Schafer, Chelsea Schafer, Louise Schafer, Paul and Vivian Schafer, Vivian V.H. Schafer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schatz, Kim Shaw, Paul and Susan Shepard, Melissa Shindel, Jessica Snow, J.E. Snyder, Fran Sorin, Lauren Michelle Wallace, Mary June Welch, Irma K. Wiley, Stephen and Cheryl Wilhide, Julie and Jon Wray, Penny Zimring, Kimberly Zorn In Memory of James Bradley: Jane S. Bahn, Kathleen B. Burruss, Kathleen Christine, Ana M. Kopman, Edward and Brenda Maggi, Lauriel E. McCance, Jessica Grace McCormick, Tim and Karen Murray, Barry Ratowe, Andrea Jean Snodgrass, Bette Ann Taylor, Village Crest Social Committee In Memory of Joel Rodkin: Patricia A. Murphy In Honor of Samuel Xu’s 4th birthday: Amy Xu

To become a Friend of Howard County Library System, visit jointhefriends.org. You’ll receive terrific benefits. Best of all, you’ll know that you are supporting a great Library system and its educational mission.

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HiJINX PODCAST Have you heard our new 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.

‘I know first-hand that HCLS delivers unparalleled educational experiences. I realized this when my children participated in Battle of the Books and that’s why I joined Friends of Howard County Library System. I thought it was important to give back to a community institution that gave my family so much. While it’s true that HCLS receives generous support through tax dollars, it takes more to produce such life-changing events as Battle of the Books. With money from the Friends, 4,500 books are made available each year so 1,500 students can participate in this countywide academic competition. My contributions make sure that this and other great HCLS initiatives will continue for future generations. And that’s what it means to be a Friend.” Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz — mother of two, philanthropy advisor, social media enthusiast, and Friends member.


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