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Youth Services

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors. Youth Services is located on the right, with a desk area labeled "Youth Services."

Learn more at <a href="/youthservices">hmcpl.org/youthservices</a>

A visit from Harriet Tubman (Black History Month series)

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The famous abolitionist who helped many escape slavery through the Underground Railroad will be in the youth department to meet people and talk about her fascinating life.

Please contact Lexie Robinson Austin with any questions about this event at lrobinson@hmcpl.org. Read more about A visit from Harriet Tubman (Black History Month series)

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A Visit with Harriet Tubman

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What was it like to be a member of the Underground Railroad? You can ask Harriet Tubman!  On Thursday, February 3 @ 4:00pm, a historical re-enactor will visit the Main Library and bring Harriet Tubman to life!   Learn more about brave Harriet Tubman:  African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War.   This is a great way to kick off African American History month! Read more about A Visit with Harriet Tubman

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Teen Anime Club

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Repeats every month on the second Monday until Thu Mar 31 2011 .
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Love anime?  So do we!  Connect with other anime fans each month as we screen a different anime, try interesting Japanese snacks, and explore Japanese culture. Read more about Teen Anime Club

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Pizza & Pocky Club

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Graphic novels and manga are more than just cartoons — they are a deep and complex mix of art and literature. Join other graphic novel/manga fans in discussing the richness of this literary form — and all your favorite things about comic book culture!  This month's selection: Megatokyo (www.megatokyo.com).

"Why? Why learn? Why submit yourself to Great Teacher Largo?? What is in it for you? I will tell you... Because knowl3dg3 is pow3r!!" ~ Megatokyo, # 153 Read more about Pizza & Pocky Club

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Teen Gaming Free-for-All

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Repeats every week until Mon Jan 31 2011 .
Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Gaming encourages critical thinking, creativity, and social interaction.  Sharpen your skills with us each Saturday as we host a different game. You can spar with other enthusiasts in games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Lego Star Wars, Rock Band, etc. Read more about Teen Gaming Free-for-All

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Make and Take Crafts

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Repeats every week until Sat Apr 30 2011 .
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
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Drop in each Wednesday between 3:00-7:00 p.m. for a simple make and take craft  This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to interact and make some fun memories. Read more about Make and Take Crafts

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Rowdy Reading Round-Up

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Repeats every week until Sat Apr 30 2011 .
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft.  Read more about Rowdy Reading Round-Up

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Storytime FUN!

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Repeats every week until Sat Apr 30 2011 .
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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Join Miss Lexie each Thursday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft, designed to strengthen fine motor skills. Read more about Storytime FUN!

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Chess Club

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Repeats every week until Sat Apr 30 2011 .
Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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The skills learned in a game of Chess (problem solving, strategy, listening, speaking, and increased concentration just to name a few) can greatly benefit a child as they grow.  But did you know studies have show Chess can actually increase a child’s IQ?  Come work up some brain power with our Chess Club every Thursday. Read more about Chess Club

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Music and Rhyme Time

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Repeats every week until Sat Apr 30 2011 .
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Research has shown early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy, language, social, and math skills later in life.  In this program children will experience sing alongs, musical instrument activities, rhythm & movement, and of course a musical story! Read more about Music and Rhyme Time

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