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Summer Happenings

Summer 2011 promises to be a fun time at the library

with exciting programs for all ages. Enjoy a musical

journey through Latin America, travel the world and

participate in an Aussie adventure, or visit the Royal

Court as part of the One World, Many Stories summer

reading program. Harry Potter returns with a Care of

Magical Creatures Class, part of the LEAP: Science is

Fun! Learn Explore and Play program for grades 3-8.

Teens will enjoy the Wild About Harry Potter program at

the Aberdeen Branch.

Want to know more about your family tree? Check out

the Genealogy programs offered by the Whiteford and

Fallston Branches. Jennifer Vido, local author, editor and

Library Board Trustee, shares her favorite reads on page 15 and Newbery Honor

winner, Jane Conly, will be visiting the Whiteford library to discuss her newest

children’s book, Murder Afloat.

The Library has offered a summer reading program for children and teens for many

years. A recent study published by the Dominican University (IL) in partnership with

the Johns Hopkins University Center documents that students who participate in a

public library summer reading program score higher on reading achievement tests

at the beginning of the school year than those students who do not participate. In

addition, parents reported that their children were well prepared for school in the

fall and read more confidently. Last summer more than 18,000 children participated

in the summer reading program and we are very appreciative of the Library

Foundation and the many sponsors who have generously supported the program.

Please visit this year’s sponsors, featured on page 4, and thank them for their

generosity and commitment to the community.

The library is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year and is a very special

place during the summer. You will be amazed, intrigued and entertained!

Mary Hastler, Director

Coming later this summer, customers will

be able to participate in a technology

smorgasbord at Harford County Public

Library (HCPL). Each branch will have a

set of devices capable of downloading

eBooks including an iPod, iPad, Nook, and

a laptop. The equipment will be set up so

that customers can replicate the download

process that they experience at home.

HCPL has seen an increased demand in

eBook downloads. Between March 2010

and March 2011, there was a 480% increase

in eBook downloads with over 1,300 being

downloaded in March of this year alone.

According to a study from the Association

of American Publishers, eBook sales

totaled $90.3 million in February, up 202%

compared to the same month a year earlier.

This industry sales result puts eBooks

above the sales of other formats including

paperbacks and hard covers. This is the

first time eBooks have out-sold traditional

publishing formats.

There are many reasons why eReaders are

so popular. Improvements in technology

have made them easier to read, handle

and navigate. Today’s eReaders are lighter

and smaller and the screen and lighting

resolution has greatly improved. At HCPL

you can get your eBooks for free and new

titles are always being added.

Special features make the eReader

experience even more rewarding. One

feature is text-to-speech capabilities. For

devices that have this feature, users can

listen to their eBook while the device reads

it aloud. Another enticing feature is the

ability to zoom in on pages and text and

increase the size of the font.

Visit your local branch later this summer to

have an eBook experience @ your library!

June July August 2011

Headlines & Happenings Published by:

Janine M. Lis, Marketing Manager

Hillary Fifer, Marketing Specialist

Carrie Comes, Graphic Designer


Aberdeen Youth Program

Open House

AYP opens its doors to everyone with video

gaming, board games, & more! Learn about

this awesome program and what we do.

Aberdeen Thu Jun 16 3:00-5:00 pm

Tue Aug 30 3:00-5:00 pm

All Around the World Fair

Our Summer Fair is taking on international

flair - enjoy a variety of games, crafts and

other activities.


Thu Jun 30 1:00-3:00 pm

Havre de Grace F

Sat Aug 6 noon-4:00 pm

Joppa R

Tue Jul 26 2:00 pm


Wed Aug 3

11:00 am

Beach Bum Book Sale

One day sale! Paperbacks only for adults;

hardbacks and paperbacks for children and

young adults.

Bel Air Sat Jun 11 10 am-2 pm

Edgewood Sat Jun 11 Library hours

Busy Hands Around the World

Many children around the world don’t buy

toys and crafts. They make them instead.

We can do that, too!

Aberdeen R

Thu Jun 30 1:30 pm

Tue Aug 2 4-7 pm Entering grade K-12

Abingdon R

Sat Jun 25 11:00 am

Fallston R F

Tue Aug 16 2:00 pm

Joppa R F

Wed Jun 29 2:00 pm

Chalk Our Walks

Help us beautify the library’s walkway.

Aberdeen R

Fri Jul 8 1:30 pm

Tue Aug 9 2:00 pm


Mon Jul 18 5:30-7:00 pm

Bel Air R

Fri Jul 8 10:30 am

Havre de Grace R

Mon Jun 20 1:00-2:00 pm

Joppa R

Mon Jul 18 10:30 am


Mon Jul 11 11:00 am-3:00 pm

Eat Your Way Around The World

Explore treats from all over the world.

Joppa R

Wed Aug 3 2:00 pm

Whiteford R

Wed Jul 27 10:30 am

Thu Jul 28 6:30 pm

Flags of the World Bingo

Enjoy a rousing game of Bingo using flags

from all corners of the globe. Prizes included.

Aberdeen R

Sat Aug 20 1:00-2:00 pm

Bel Air

Mon Jun 27 6:30 pm

Fallston R

Sat Jul 23 3:00-4:00 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Sat Jul 16 2:00 pm

Joppa R

Wed Jul 20

2:00 pm

Global Games Entering grade 1 & up

Experience different games from around the

world without ever leaving Harford County!

Aberdeen R Sat Jun 25 1:00 pm

Bel Air R Mon Aug 15 2:00 pm

Joppa Mon Aug 1 2:00 pm

Hooray for the World

Celebrate our wonderful world with

international activities. The whole family

can participate!

Joppa R Tue Jul 5 2:00 pm

Ice Cream Social and Summer

Open House

Celebrate summer! Beat the heat with

delicious ice cream & cool summer crafts.

Aberdeen Thu Jun 16 5:00-7:30 pm

Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice

Adults and school-age children

Participants will take a visual tour of Iceland

through photographer Irene Hinke-Sacilotto’s

images of magnificent scenery & wildlife.

Joppa R F Tue Jul 19 6:30-8:00 pm

Joppa Friends Nook Color Raffle

Win a Nook Color, a cover of your choice*,

a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card and a

one-on-one tutoring session. Then you

too can download free eBooks from the

library! Raffle tickets may be purchased at

any branch from June 1 through August 31.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The drawing

will be held at the Joppa Branch on

September 1 at 7:45 pm. *Cover price must

be $35 or under. Sponsored by the Joppa

Friends of HCPL. Gift card and tutoring

donated by Barnes & Noble.

Any Branch June-August Library hours

Meet Newbery Honor Winner Jane


Author Jane Conly will discuss her

newest children’s book, Murder Afloat, an

adventure story set on the Chesapeake Bay

in the 1880s. Book signing to follow. See

page 6 for more information.

Whiteford R

Tue Jun 28 6:30 pm

Playaway Days

Representatives from Playaway will be at

the branch to demonstrate how easy it is to

use this all-in-one audiobook. No cassettes,

no cds, no downloads. Pick up a pair of free

earbuds and just hit “Play!”

Aberdeen Tue Jun 28 1:00-4:00 pm

Bel Air Wed Jul 20 1:00-4:00 pm

Fallston Tue Jun 21 1:00-4:00 pm

Scrabble Tournament

Entering middle school & up.

Sign up for a slot and test your skills.

Havre de Grace R F

Sat Jul 30 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Travelogue with John Butler:

Animals of the World Ages 7 & up

Experience this spectacular photo

presentation featuring mammals, birds,

reptiles, and marine animals from all over

the planet.

Joppa R F

Thu Jul 28 2:00-3:30 pm

Yu-Gi-Oh Dueling Club

Entering grade 5 & up

Activities include beginning instruction,

tournaments and free play.


Sat Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20 12:30-4:30 pm

Monthly Planter: Master

Gardener Lecture Series

Adults and children entering grades 4 & up

with an adult

Expert advice on a timely gardening topic.

When Fauna Meets Flora -- The

Relationship Between People and


Explores some of the lighthearted and

darker encounters through the ages.

Bel Air Sat Jun 4 10:00-11:00 am

Perennial Gardening

Topics include design, soil preparation,

plant selection with an emphasis on native

plants, pruning and division, and seasonal


Bel Air Sat Jul 16 10:00-11:00 am

The Secret Lives of Faerie Moths

and Dragonflies

One looks like a tiny hummingbird, or a big

bee. The other flies every which way and

likes water. Come learn what they do and

how to attract them as we explore their

mysterious lives.

Bel Air Sat Aug 6 10:00-11:00 am

R = Registration required. Begins one week prior to all programs F = Funded by the HCPL Friends 3

summer reading program

Summer Reading


Fiesta! A Celebration of Life in Latin


Take a musical journey through Latin America!

Performing duo Cantare will entertain you with a blend

of songs in Spanish and Portuguese. Experience the

cultures that shaped their music and hear the rhythms

and unique instruments from different regions.

Partially funded by grants from the Maryland State Arts

Council and the Harford County Government through

the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.

Aberdeen R Wed Jun 22 11:30 am

Abingdon R Mon Jun 20 3:30 pm

Bel Air R Thu Jun 23 11:30 am

Darlington R (Wilson Center)

Wed Jun 22 6:30 pm

Edgewood R Mon Jun 20 6:30 pm

Fallston R Tue Jun 21 1:30 pm

Havre de Grace R

Wed Jun 22 3:30 pm

Jarrettsville R Thu Jun 23 3:30 pm

Joppa R Tue Jun 21 4:00 pm

Norrisville R Mon Jun 20 11:30 am

Whiteford R Thu Jun 23 6:30 pm

The Summer Reading

Program offers something

for kids of all ages!

Read to Me, Please! is designed for the

youngest of book lovers where babies from

birth through pre-K can join and read or

listen to 25 books.

Children entering kindergarten through 5th

grade can join One World, Many Stories

and read 10 books.

To participate, register at any of our 11

branches beginning June 13 and start

reading! All children receive a book bag*

upon registration. Completed book logs

can be returned between July 5 and August

20 to receive a special completion gift* and

certificate and the elementary school with

the highest percentage of completers wins

a trophy.

Come back throughout the

summer to travel around the

world with us through stories,

songs, fun and more!

Harford County Public Library extends sincere appreciation

to the sponsors of the 2011 Summer Reading Program

Annie E. Casey


James Mary Lucy

Kennedy McClelland Snodgrass

Louis Brown

Patricia Griffin

In-Kind Baltimore Streetcar Museum • Bertucci’s • Golden Corral • Ice World • Joyful

Sounds • KFC/Taco Bell • McDonald’s • Rita’s Ice • Tiddlywinks • Waffle House • Yoga Fresh

sponsors as of 4/25


H&H June July August 2011

*While supplies last


Performing this Summer!

A Whirl Around the World!

Storyteller-Ventriloquist-Songstress Sandi Sylver

and her family of puppets will take you on a global

journey featuring interactive cultural stories and


Aberdeen R F

Wed Aug 3 11:00 am

Edgewood R F

Wed Aug 3 2:00 pm

Rock Music for Education

Get ready to Rock-N-Read! Fourth grade teacher

& musician, Justin Pugh, makes learning fun by

combining rock music with education.

Aberdeen R F Wed Jul 6 6:30 pm

Abingdon R F Thu Jul 7 2:00 pm

Bel Air R F Wed Jul 6 2:00 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Sat Jul 9 2:00 pm

Joppa R F Wed Jul 6 10:30 am

Treasures of the World!

Grab your passport and pack your bags! The

Wenger family of Kids and Cultures takes you on

a fast-paced, interactive storytelling trip featuring

folktales from all over the world.

Aberdeen R F Tue Jun 28 2:00 pm

Bel Air R F Tue Jun 28 6:30 pm

Jarrettsville R F Mon Jun 27 10:30 am

Tracey Eldridge

Animal Planet Ages 2-entering grade 2

Fasten your seatbelt! Singer-songwriter,

Tracey Eldridge, takes you on a rollicking

safari to explore the animals, habitats and

musical instruments of the world.

Aberdeen R F Wed Jul 20 10:30 am

Abingdon R F Thu Jul 21 2:00 pm

Kids Here, Kids There, Kids


Award-winning entertainer, Tracey Eldridge,

explores the similarities and differences

in the lives of children around the world

through songs, musical games, percussion

play and dance moves!

Jarrettsville R F Thu Jul 21 6:00 pm

Whiteford R F Tue Jul 19 6:30 pm

Passport to the Amazing World of


The only passport you’ll need to enter

the world of music is your imagination!

Tracey Eldridge journeys the globe and

features music of indigenous cultures on

6 continents. Audiences are part of the

program, playing percussion instruments

made from recycled materials.

Bel Air F Wed Jul 20 2:00 pm

Fallston F R Tue Jul 19 3:00 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Wed Jul 20 6:30 pm

Uncle Pete: Everybody’s Included in This

World of Ours!

Sing, dance and celebrate the diversity of our

world with Uncle Pete! Enjoy classic and original

songs in this energetic program.

Edgewood R F Wed Jun 29 6:30 pm

Joppa R F Tue Jun 28 6:30 pm

Whiteford R F Mon Jun 27 6:30 pm

What in the World! Magic & Mystery

From Around the Globe

Magician Mike Rose takes you on an imaginary trip

by highlighting the types of magic that have been

performed in each of the seven continents. You will

be amazed and amused by his tricks and wit!

Aberdeen R F Thu Aug 11 2:00 pm

Bel Air R F Thu Aug 11 6:30 pm

Edgewood R F Wed Aug 10 6:30 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Sat Aug 13 2:00 pm

Jarrettsville R F Wed Aug 10 11:00 am

Joppa R F Mon Aug 8 2:00 pm

Norrisville R F Wed Aug 10 2:00 pm

R = Registration required. Begins one week prior to all programs F = Funded by the HCPL Friends 5


Meet Newbery

Honor Winner

Jane Leslie Conly


June 28

Jane Leslie

Conly’s newest

children’s book,

Murder Afloat,

follows the story

of 14-year-old

Benjy Orville who is kidnapped from the

streets of Baltimore in 1882 and forced to

work aboard an oyster boat. Hear about

this intriguing adventure story during the

program which begins at 6:30 pm at the

Whiteford Branch. A book signing will

follow. Registration is required.

Known for her captivating stories about

young characters dealing with real-world

issues, Conly has published 10 books for

middle school and young adult readers,

many of which are set in Baltimore. Conly’s

father, Robert Lesley Conly, wrote under the

pseudonym of Robert C. O’Brien and won

a Newbery Award in 1972 for Mrs. Frisby

and the Rats of NIMH. Conly followed in

her father’s footsteps by becoming a writer

and carried on the popular NIMH saga by

writing Racso and the Rats of NIMH in 1986

and RT, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH in

1990. Conly’s 1994 book Crazy Lady! was

recognized as a Newbery Honor Book.

A Royal Occasion Ages 2-entering K

Join the royal court and have a ball at your

local library.

Aberdeen R

Fri Aug 19 10:15 am

Havre de Grace R F

Thu Jul 21 2:00 pm

Jarrettsville R

Wed Jul 6 10:30 am


Tue Jul 26 6:30 pm

An Aussie Adventure

Visit Australia and meet interesting animals

and awesome people. Make your own

version of an authentic Australian object.

Aberdeen R Ages 2-entering K

Mon Jun 27 10:15 am

Bel Air R Ages 3-entering K

Tue Jun 21 11:15 am

Tue Jun 21 2:00 pm

Animals Around the World

Ages 2-entering K

Explore the wide & wonderful world of animals!

Aberdeen R

Mon Jun 20 10:15 am

Bel Air R Ages 3-entering K

Thu Aug 18 11:15 am

Thu Aug 18 2:00 pm

Edgewood R

Mon Jun 27 10:30 am

Fallston R

Thu Jul 7 2:00 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Tue Jun 14 2:00 pm

Jarrettsville R

Mon Aug 1 10:30 am


Tue Jul 12 6:30 pm

Norrisville R

Thu Jul 14 2:00 pm

Whiteford R

Tue Aug 2 6:30 pm

Wed Aug 3 10:30 am

Buildings, Buildings Everywhere!

Be part of our construction crew and learn

about world-famous buildings. Plus we will

do lots of building activities!

Aberdeen R Ages 2-entering K

Mon Jul 11 10:15 am

Abingdon R Ages 3-entering K

Mon Jul 11 10:30 am

Tue Jul 12 6:30 pm

Bel Air R Ages 3-entering K

Tue Jul 26 11:15 am

Tue Jul 26 2:00 pm

Edgewood R Ages 2-entering K

Mon Jul 25 10:30 am

Fallston F R Ages 2-entering K

Thu Jun 16 6:30 pm

Joppa Ages 2-entering K

Tue Jun 14 6:30 pm

Hola a Los Osos! Ages 3-entering K

Hello to the Bears! Share in the bilingual

fun as we tell in English and Spanish Ricitos

de Oro y Los Tres Osos about a curious girl

and a bear family. Songs and a bear craft

complement the story.

Abingdon R

Mon Aug 8 10:30 am

Bel Air R

Thu Jul 7 11:15 am

Joppa R

Wed Jul 20 10:30 am

I’d Rather Be Cruising

Entering grade 1 & up

Bon Voyage! We’re off to sail around the

world and experience new countries, cities,

towns and cultures.

Bel Air R Mon Jul 18 2:00 pm

It’s Tea Time!

Celebrate all things “tea” from around the


Aberdeen R Ages 3-entering grade 2

Wed Aug 17 11:00 am

Abingdon R Ages 2-entering K

Sat Jul 30 11:00 am

Sat Jul 30 3:00 pm

Jarrettsville R Ages 2-entering K

Wed Jun 29 10:30 am

Journey to Fun! Ages 2-entering K

Journey around the globe & neighborhood

as we explore our EXCITING world!

Aberdeen R

Mon Aug 8 10:15 am

Whiteford R

Thu Aug 18 6:30 pm

Kindergarten Kickoff Entering K

Excited about starting kindergarten? Share

the fun with stories and a craft.

Abingdon R

Mon Aug 22 10:30 am

Mon Aug 22 2:00 pm

Bel Air R

Tue Aug 23 11:15 am

Tue Aug 23 2:00 pm

Monster Tales Entering grade 1 & up

Prepare to be scared as you learn about

monsters and beasts that may or may not

exist around the world.

Abingdon R

Tue Aug 16 6:30 pm

Edgewood R

Sat Aug 6 2:00 pm

Fallston R

Wed Aug 10 2:00 pm

Havre de Grace F R

Tue Aug 2 7:00-7:45 pm

Joppa R

Wed Jul 13 2:00 pm


H&H June July August 2011


Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


Barnyard Bonanzoo Ages 2-entering K

Cluck, cluck, quack, quack, hiss, hiss!

SQUAWK!!! What’s going on in the

barnyard? Learn all about farm animals,

essential goods they provide, and their

unique importance. Meet a domestic farm

animal plus some wild visitors to the farm.

Jarrettsville R F

Wed Jul 13 2:00 pm

Big Book of Animal Tails

Ages 2-entering K

What’s so great about a tail? Find out in this

fun program with singing and storytelling.

Meet tailed animals up close.

Bel Air R F

Fri Jul 15 10:15 or 11:15 am

Fear: Friend or Foe?

Entering grade 1 & up

Are you afraid of creatures that crawl, creep

or slither? Learn why many feared animals

are essential in maintaining a balanced

environment and healthy ecosystem.

Joppa R F

Mon Jul 11 2:00 pm

Living Places, Living Planet

Entering grade 1 & up

Through this interactive program, travel the

world to see the many habitats that wild

animals call home.

Bel Air R F

Tue Jul 12 6:30 pm

Edgewood R F

Tue Jul 12 2:00 pm

Waddle and Wiggle Ages 2-entering K

Slither like a snake, hop like a rabbit, waddle

like a penguin! Get in touch with your wild

side during a fun game exploring animal


Edgewood R F Mon Jul 11 10:30 am

National Aquarium in

Baltimore Presents

Life in the Tropical Rainforest

Entering grade K-6

Investigate plant and animal interactions

and adaptations for survival in the

South American rainforest. Discover the

importance of this unique habitat.

Fallston R F Wed Jul 27 11:00 am

Joppa R F Wed Jul 27 2:00 pm

Norrisville R F Thu Jul 28 2:00 pm

Marine Mammals Entering grade K-6

Discover the unusual mammals living in the

ocean. Explore how whales, manatees, polar

bears, sea otters, seals and sea lions are

uniquely adapted to life in the ocean.

Bel Air R F Thu Jul 28 11:15 am

Seastories Ages 3-entering grade 2

Dive into the ocean to learn about the

amazing creatures that live there. Take part

in a touch session with living ocean animals.

Adult supervision is required.

Whiteford R F Tue Jul 26 2:00 pm

Sharks Entering grade K-6

Sharks are not the fearsome eating

machines portrayed in the movie “Jaws.”

Explore the amazing adaptations of these

unique creatures.

Aberdeen R F Mon Jul 25 11:30 am

Havre de Grace R F

Mon Jul 25 2:00 pm

Maryland Science Center


Science to Amaze and Intrigue

Entering grade 1 & up

Witness a potpourri of chemistry, biology

and physics through demonstrations on

sound, chemistry, the human body, cold,

heat and combustion.

Bel Air R F Thu Aug 4 2:00 pm

Scaly Skins Entering grade 1 & up

Reach out to a reptile today! Learn about

creatures scaly and slithery. Spend time with

cold-blooded zoo animals and discover

what’s cool about herpetology.

Fallston F R

Wed Jul 13 10:30 am

R = Registration required. Begins one week prior to all programs F = Funded by the HCPL Friends 7


Endangered Species

Entering grade 3-8

Amazing specimens from the collection

of the Delaware Museum of Natural

History will showcase endangered

animals from the around the world.

Learn about their natural history,

geography, conservation efforts and

chances for survival.

Edgewood F R

Thu Aug 4 2:00-3:00 pm

Fallston R

Sponsored by a grant from SAIC

Thu Jun 30 2:00-3:00 pm

Harry Potter’s Care of Magical

Creatures Class

Entering grade 3-8

Find out how myth and fact overlap in

the study of dinosaurs, dragons, and

other strange and wondrous creatures.

Edgewood R

Tue Jul 19 2:00-3:00 pm

Mad Science Electricity

Entering grade 3-6

Excite some electrons as you construct

serious circuits during this program all

about electricity. Test various materials

for conductivity with space-age plasma

balls. Create and play an electronic

game. Sponsored by a grant from


Edgewood R

Thu Jun 21 2:00-3:00 pm

No Passport, No Problem: Journey

Through the USA Entering grade 1 & up

You don’t have to leave the USA to have a

great trip. Travel with us around America


Aberdeen R

Sat Jul 30 2:00-4:00 pm

Fallston R

Thu Aug 18 1:30 pm

Havre de Grace F R

Thu Jun 30 2:00 pm

Joppa R

Mon Jul 25

2:00 pm

Readers Theater Entering grade 3 & up

Let’s put on a play. Be prepared for lots of

action, drama and fun. No memorization


Abingdon R Thu Jul 14 2:00 pm

Bel Air R Thu Jul 21 2:00 pm

Safari So Good Entering grade 1 & up

Travel around the world or around the

neighborhood as we stop in many different

EXCITING places.

Aberdeen R Tue Jul 12 1:30 pm

Abingdon R Wed Jul 20 2:00 pm

The Many Colors of Us

Ages 2-entering K

We are different colors, we wear different

colors – let’s celebrate different colors!

Aberdeen R Mon Aug 15 10:15 am

Edgewood R Mon Aug 8 10:30 am

Fallston R Thu Aug 4 4:00 pm

Joppa Tue Aug 9 6:30 pm

Vroom Vroom! Beep Beep!

Choo Choo! Ages 2-entering K

Have a rip-roaring good time as we

read books about planes, trains and


Aberdeen R

Mon Jun 13 10:15 am

Abingdon R Ages 3-K

Mon Aug 1 10:30 am

Thu Aug 4 6:30 pm

Bel Air R Ages 3-K

Thu Jul 14 11:15 am

Thu Jul 14 2:00 pm

Fallston F R

Wed Jun 29 10:30 am

Jarrettsville R

Tue Jul 26 2:00 pm


Tue Aug 23 6:30 pm

Norrisville R

Thu Jun 30 2:00 pm

Whiteford R

Tue Jul 12 6:30 pm

Wed Jul 13 10:30 am

What’s in a Name?

Entering grade 3 & up

Create your name or a phrase to display

using ancient hieroglyphs or other

alphabet characters.

Abingdon R Tue Jul 26 2:00 pm

Bel Air R Fri Aug 5 2:00 pm

Edgewood R Mon Jul 18 6:30 pm

Fallston F R Mon Jul 25 2:00 pm

Joppa R Mon Jul 18 2:00 pm

Whiteford F R Entering grade 1 & up

Thu Jul 21 6:30 pm

Homeschool Happenings

Minds At Play

Entering grade K-3

Explore a fun and educational theme each

month. Stories, activities and crafts.

Jarrettsville R

Wed Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17 10:30 am

Story Times

Babies Love Books Ages 6-24 months

Playgroup follows for meeting & mingling.

Abingdon R

Wed Jun 1, 15 10:15 or 11:00 am

Wed Jul 6, 20 10:15 or 11:00 am

Wed Aug 3, 17 10:15 or 11:00 am

Edgewood R

Fri Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 26 10:30 am

Havre de Grace

Wednesdays 10:30 am


Fri Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 19 10:30 am

Diaper Gang

Ages birth-23 months

Bel Air Mondays & Saturdays 10:30 am

Drop-In Story Time

Aberdeen Mondays & Fridays 10:15 am

Abingdon Fridays 10:30 or 11:30 am

Bel Air Wednesdays 10:30 am

Fallston Fridays 10:30 am

Havre de Grace

Saturdays 10:30 am

Jarrettsville Fridays

10:30 am

Whiteford Wednesdays 10:30 am

It’s Story Time!

Edgewood Wednesdays 10:30 am

Tales for Twos Age 2

Abingdon R

Wed Jun 8, 22 10:15 or 11:00 am

Wed Jul 13, 27 10:15 or 11:00 am

Wed Aug 10, 24 10:15 or 11:00 am

Bel Air R

Mon Jun 27, Jul 25, Aug 22 10:30 am


H&H June July August 2011


Teen Summer Reading Program 2011

Sign up at any branch starting June 13 and

receive a free book bag.* Read three books

and return completed book logs between July

5 and August 20. Upon completion, middle

school participants receive a free book* and

high school participants receive a Barnes &

Noble gift card.* Trophies are awarded to

the middle school and high school with the

highest percentage of completers! Check out

all the fun teen activities happening at the

library throughout the summer.

-Ava from Ava’s A List

“Where exactly is here? Come to the library and find out.”

*While supplies last

AYP Open House

AYP opens its doors to everyone with video

gaming, board games, & more! Learn about

this awesome program and what we do.

Aberdeen Thu Jun 16 3:00-5:00 pm

Tue Aug 30 3:00-5:00 pm

Back to School Pizza Party

Celebrate the upcoming school year with

pizza and games.

Aberdeen Thu Aug 25 2:00-6:00 pm

Crafts from Around the World

Ages 11-18

Create! Play! Master popular games from

around the world!

Aberdeen Tue Aug 2 4:00-7:00 pm

Decorate Your Flip Flops!

Create dazzling feet! We provide the

materials and you provide the flip flops.

Edgewood R Thu Jul 7 2:00 pm

Joppa Thu Jun 16 2:00-3:00 pm

Field Day Ages 11 & up

Assemble your team and let the games

begin! No matter how big or small, victory

can be yours. Participate in the 50 yard

dash, tug-of war, mile run and more.

Aberdeen R Tue Jul 12 2:00 pm

Food Fear Factor

Test your taste buds with different, weird

foods. Signed permission form required for


Bel Air R Thu Jul 7 2:00 pm

Game On! @ Your Library

Match your skills against fellow gamers. Play

Xbox or Nintendo Wii.


Thu Jun 23 4:00-7:30 pm

Wed Jul 20, Aug 24 2:00-4:00 pm

Bel Air

Wed Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17 6:30-7:30 pm

Global Gourmand

Experience different types of international

foods. Menus available prior to the event.

Aberdeen R Wed Jul 27 5:00 pm

Joppa R Thu Aug 11 2:00-3:00 pm

Whiteford F R Teen After Hours Event

Fri Aug 12 6:00-8:00 pm

International Film Series

Entering grade 9 & up

Teens...expand your horizons! Watch

movies with an international flair!

Aberdeen R Thu Jul 7 3:00-7:30 pm

Whiteford R Fri Jun 10 4:00-8:00 pm

International Game Day

Play games from around the world!

Aberdeen R

Wed Jun 22 4:00 pm

Abingdon R

Wed Aug 17 6:00-7:30 pm

Whiteford F Teen After Hours Event

Fri Jul 15 6:00-8:00 pm

Junior Friends Ages 13-18

Support the library through service, fund

raising and advocacy. Plus, have a lot of fun!


Wed Jun 1 4:00-5:00 pm

Wed Aug 31 3:00-4:00 pm

Letterboxing: No-Frills Geocaching

Try letterboxing, which combines

navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry

in a treasure hunt type of outdoor quest.

Abingdon R Fri Aug 5 2:00 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Fri Jul 29 3:00-5:00 pm

Movie Nights

Enjoy your favorite teen movies as voted by

members of the Aberdeen Youth Program.

Aberdeen Thu Jun 9 3:00-7:00 pm

Thu Jul 14 1:00-5:00 pm

Thu Aug 18 1:00-5:00 pm

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A column about what is new &

happening in the world of books,

gaming, movies & music.


Are angels the new vampires, werewolves,

and zombies? Have you noticed a trend

in the books you are reading? Vamps and

weres are only the tip of the iceberg when

it comes to what is hot in young adult

books. Some other trends: dystopian, steam

punk, multiple viewpoints, and dead teens.

Looking for the latest trend? Try Kindred

by Tammar Stein. Miriam is a freshman

at college when her spring break plans

are cancelled and she is stuck on campus.

While on campus, she has

a frightening visit from the

archangel Raphael. God and

Raphael enlist her help to

protect a classmate. When

her twin brother, Moses,

comes to visit her, he tells

her that he has contact with

the underworld. Miriam and

Moses are pitted against

one another in the age old

battle of good versus evil.


Have you ever wanted to travel to another

country and speak the language? I plan

to learn the language of my mother’s

homeland, Italy, before I venture across the

sea! I learned Spanish and French in high

school but now I am going to use Mango

Languages to learn Italian. Mango is an

online language-learning system you can

access for free through the library website


Currently, there are over 30 languages to

choose from like Japanese, German,

Russian and of course Italian!

Nail Art

Learn to paint gorgeous designs on your

nails. Supplies will be provided. Parent

permission required.

Abingdon R Tue Jul 12 2:00 pm

Open Mic

A LIVE show where you become the master

of ceremonies. Try spoken word, karaoke,

comedy, music, any or all!

Aberdeen Tue Jul 19 2:00 pm

Random Teen Madness

Play Wii and board games, watch Anime,

surf the web, discuss new books, give input

on library services and have a great time.

Bring a snack to share.

Joppa Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm

School’s Out for Summer Ages 12-18

No more teachers, no more books, now is

the time to check out games at the library!

Wii, PS3, come see what we’ve got...

Aberdeen Sat Jun 18 1:00-3:00 pm

Sharpie Tie-Dye @ the Library

Create amazing Sharpie tie-dye t-shirts.

Bring your own plain white t-shirt.

Jarrettsville R

Sat Aug 20 1:00-3:00 pm

Joppa R

Thu Jul 21 2:00-3:00 pm

Norrisville R

Wed Jul 20 2:00 pm

Survivor Game Challenge

Do you have what it takes to be the next

survivor? Test your abilities in games of skill,

smarts and endurance. Warning: you may

get wet! Parent permission required.

Aberdeen R Sat Jul 30 2:00-4:00 pm

Abingdon R Thu Aug 11 6:00 pm

Bel Air R Mon Aug 8 6:00 pm

Edgewood R Thu Jul 28 2:00 pm

Havre de Grace R F

Fri Jul 15 3:00-4:30 pm

Jarrettsville R Tue Jul 12 3:00-4:00 pm

Joppa R Thu Jul 7 2:00-3:00 pm

Teen Pizza and Games

Celebrate summer with pizza and games.

Aberdeen R Tue Jun 21 4:00 pm

Edgewood R Thu Aug 18 2:00 pm

Fallston F R Tue Jun 21 4:30-6:30 pm

Havre de Grace F R

Fri Jun 17 3:00-5:00 pm

Jarrettsville R Thu Jun 30 3:00-4:00 pm

Joppa Thu Jun 30 2:00-3:00 pm

T-Shirt Surgery

Don’t throw away that old t-shirt – bring it

back to life! You’ll need a t-shirt (old or new).

Wear old clothes as things might get messy.

Aberdeen R Thu Jul 28 2:00-4:00 pm

Wild About Harry (Potter)!

It’s time for the final showdown between

Harry Potter and Voldemort! Celebrate

the adventures of Harry Potter with games,

trivia, and snacks. Transportation will be

provided to the movies afterward.

Aberdeen R Fri Jul 15 1:00 pm

Will Work For Pizza!

Let’s beautify our library! Join us as we

complete tasks around the library and then

gather in the teen lounge for some mouth

watering slices of pizza!

Aberdeen R Wed Jun 15 3-5 pm

Your Secret Life (A Choose Your

Own Adventure Game)

Become the main character in your very own

true to life adventure. Explore the library by

solving a case or creating your own world.

Aberdeen R Thu Aug 4 2:00 pm

Teen Clubs

Anime Club

Teens discuss Anime and Manga.

Aberdeen Wed Jun 8 4:00-5:00 pm

Wed Jul 13 4:00-5:00 pm

Wed Aug 10 4:00-5:00 pm

AYP (Aberdeen Youth Program)

Teen Lounge


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-5:00 pm

Computer Club

Jump into the internet with other teens for

gaming and streaming like you’ve never

seen before.

Aberdeen Tue Jun 14 2:00-6:00 pm

TAG! (Teen Advisory Group)

Make a difference in the library, have your

voice heard! Bring your friends and meet

new ones.

Bel Air F Sat Jun 4 2:00-3:30 pm

Sat Jul 2 2:00-3:30 pm

Sat Aug 6 2:00-3:30 pm

Edgewood Sat Jun 18 noon-12:30 pm

Sat Jul 16 noon-12:30 pm

Sat Aug 20 noon-12:30 pm

Fallston F Tue Jun 7 5:00-6:00 pm

Tue Jul 5 5:00-6:00 pm

Tue Aug 2 5:00-6:00 pm

Havre de Grace

Fri Jun 17 3:00-5:00 pm

Fri Jul 15 3:00-4:30 pm

Fri Jul 29 3:00-4:30 pm

Jarrettsville Thu Jun 16 4:00-5:00 pm

Thu Jul 21 4:00-5:00 pm

Thu Aug 18 4:00-5:00 pm

Whiteford Mon Jun 13 4:30-5:30 pm

Mon Jul 11 4:30-5:30 pm

Mon Aug 8 4:30-5:30 pm



H&H June July August 2011

high school & adult

Appalachian Adventure

Two beginner hikers share their experience

with hiking the Maryland section of the

Appalachian Trail. Laugh at their mistakes

and learn a few helpful tips.

Jarrettsville R

Thu Jul 14 6:30-7:30 pm

Coupons: More Bang for Your


Learn to save money in these tight

economic times by using coupons.

Havre de Grace R

Wed Jun 8 6:30-7:30 pm

Wed Jul 13 6:30-7:30 pm

Wed Aug 10 6:30-7:30 pm

Digital Photography @ the Library

Get tips on composing a better picture.

New themes every month. Win a spot on

the photography wall. Presented through

a partnership with the Harford County

Photography Club.

Havre de Grace F

Mon Jun 27 6:30 pm

It’s All in Your Perspective

Mon Jul 25 6:30 pm

Birds of a Feather

Workshop for Beginners 6:30-7:15 pm

Mon Aug 22 6:30 pm

Islands & Islanders

Help with Online Job Applications

& Resumes

Call for an appointment.

Havre de Grace R

Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm

International Desserts Ages 13 & up

Adults and teens are invited to sample a

taste of desserts from around the world

along with a selection of international teas.

Joppa R F

Mon Jul 11 6:30-8:00 pm

International Films @ the Library

Let’s talk movies! We will be viewing movies

that are “off the beaten path.”

Havre de Grace

Mon Jun 20 6:30 pm

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

Mon Jul 18 6:30 pm

Muriel’s Wedding

Mon Aug 29 6:30 pm

Soul Kitchen

Job Searching Using the Internet

Explore Internet sites for career advice,

resume writing, test preparation, and

locating and applying for jobs.

Aberdeen R

Wed Jun 8 11:00 am-noon

No Limits at the Library!


A veritable smorgasbord of fun and activity.

Books, crafts, contests!

Aberdeen R

Mon Jun 27 1:00 pm

Mon Jul 25 1:00 pm

Mon Aug 15 1:00 pm

Scrabble Club

Have fun! You decide whether you want to

play a lot or a little. Challenge friends and

family to play along.


Tue Jun 7 6:00-7:30 pm

Sat Jun 25 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Sat Jul 9 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Tue Jul 19 6:00-7:30 pm

Tue Aug 9 6:00-7:30 pm

Sat Aug 27 11:00 am-12:30 pm


Participate in this lively word game.


Thu Jun 2 1:00 pm

Thu Jul 7 1:00 pm

Thu Aug 4 1:00 pm


Beginning Genealogical Research:

Understanding the Basics

Entering grade 9 & up

Calling would be genealogists! Learn how

to research family history in Maryland. The

resources available at the State Library

Resource Center (Enoch Pratt Free Library)

in Baltimore are included in the program.

Presented by Jeff Korman, Manager of the

Maryland State Library Resource Center.

Fallston R Sat Jun 4 10:30 am-noon

Genealogy Basics

Learn the basics of family history research

and how to use free online resources,

including Ancestry Library Edition. Contact

the branch for an appointment.

Whiteford R Library hours

Genealogy Discussion Group

Discuss topics of interest to the serious

genealogist. Those new to genealogy

should take Genealogy Basics.


Thu Jun 2 6:30 pm Genealogy Libraries

Thu Jul 7 6:30 pm Immigrant Research

Thu Aug 4 6:30 pm What’s the Next Step?

iPads! iPods! Nooks! & More!

Coming later this summer!

eBook Download Training


Customers will be able to get

hands-on experience

downloading eBooks to

mobile devices such as

iPads, iPods, Nooks and

laptops. Staff will be

available to walk customers

through the process.

For more information,

go to page 2 or

R = Registration required. Begins one week prior to all programs F = Funded by the HCPL Friends


high school & adult

Power up

your next


eBooks, Audiobooks &

More @ your library!

Digital Services at

MD Digital eLibrary Consortium

Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from major publishers

• Audiobooks are suitable for MP3 players and iPods

• eBooks are in Adobe PDF and EPUB formats and work with Sony Reader, Nook,

iPad and more

One-Click Audio: Downloadable Audiobooks

• Suitable for MP3 or iPod

Children’s Digital Library: Audiobooks, Interactive Storybooks, Puzzles and Games,

Language Learning and Fun!

Tumblebooks Library

• Online interactive, animated talking storybooks for preschoolers

• Puzzles, games and language learning audiobooks for young children

• Games, puzzles and books available in Spanish and French


• Classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks

• Includes educational games, author biographies, and selected websites


• Video and audio to expand the reading experience in a variety of curriculumrelated


• Includes project ideas and lesson plans

Check these materials out at your branch!

Playaways: The easiest way to listen on the go!

• A portable audiobook & player all in one - available in hundreds of titles for

all ages

MP3 Audiobooks

• A new collection of complete audiobooks on one or two CDs

• Requires a MP3-compatible CD or DVD player

Stitching, Scrapbooking

& Crafts

An Evening in Stitches

An informal evening of stitching fun. Bring

your project and meet others. No instruction



Wed Jun 22 6:30-8:00 pm

Wed Jul 20 6:30-8:00 pm

Knitting and Crocheting Group

All ages

This is the place for knitters, crocheters, and

other fiber lovers of all skill levels to gather.

Show off your work, learn from each other,

and pass the time together.


Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday Night Knitters

Knit, talk, and share patterns, projects and

techniques. Some projects are donated to

local community organizations.


Tue Jun 28 6:00-8:00 pm

Tue Jul 26 6:00-8:00 pm

Tue Aug 23 6:00-8:00 pm

Computer Training

Computing By Appointment

Edgewood, Jarrettsville, Joppa, Whiteford

Walk-In Computer Instruction

Learn basic computer skills and web search



Wednesdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Bel Air

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm

Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm


Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm

Friends Book Sales

Darlington Friends Book Sale

Sat Jun 11 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Sat Jul 9 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Sat Aug 13 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Joppa Friends Book Sale

Preview Sale for Friends Members

Wed Jun 1 6:00-7:45 pm

Public Sale

Thu Jun 2 1:00-7:30 pm

Fri Jun 3 10:00 am-4:30 pm

Sat Jun 4 10:00 am-4:30 pm

Bag sale 1:00-4:30 pm

Mon Jun 6 10:00 am-7:30 pm

Bag sale


H&H June July August 2011

ook discussions

Aberdeen’s Chapter This! R

A unique book discussion group designed

to meet the needs of developmentally

disabled and non-reading adults.

Literature, friendship and fun guaranteed

every time!

Mon Jul 11 1:00 pm

Mon Aug 8 1:00 pm

Abingdon R

The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass

Mon Jun 6 6:30-7:30 pm

Open House - bring your own book

to share

Mon Jul 11 6:30-7:30 pm

Scent of Rain and Lightning

by Nancy Pickard

Mon Aug 8 6:30-7:30 pm

Bel Air Books At The Center

Participants at least 50 years of age will

meet at the McFaul Activities Center for a

spirited book discussion (available in large

print and/or audio). Call 410-638-4040.

Pearl of China: a Novel by Anchee Min

Mon Jun 6 1:00-3:00 pm

The Given Day: a Novel by Dennis Lehane

Mon Jul 11 1:00-3:00 pm

The Art of Racing in the Rain

by Garth Stein

Mon Aug 1 1:00-3:00 pm

Bel Air Fiction

By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham

Thu Jun 16 6:30 pm

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Thu Jul 21 6:30 pm

Rose in a Storm by John Katz

Thu Aug 18 6:30 pm

Bel Air Mysterious Minds Mystery


Love reading mysteries? Call the branch for

each month’s topic.

Wed Jun 1 6:30 pm

Wed Jul 6 6:30 pm

Wed Aug 3 6:30 pm


Jarrettsville by Cornelia Nixon

Tue Jun 21 6:30-7:30 pm

My Thoughts Be Bloody:

The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and

John Wilkes Booth by Nora Titone

Tue Jul 19 6:30-7:30 pm

Title TBA

Tue Aug 16 6:30-7:30 pm

Edgewood Senior Center

Jarrettsville by Cornelia Nixon

Tue Jun 28 10:30 am

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

Tue Jul 26 10:30 am

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen


Tue Aug 23 10:30 am

Fallston Critics Without

Credentials R

Making Rounds with Oscar:

The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary

Cat by David Dosa

Wed Jun 15 10:00 am

Fallston Evening

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

Mon Jun 6 6:30 pm

Havre de Grace Books by Night

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

Thu Jun 2 6:30 pm

Pick your own biography to read and share

Thu Jul 7 6:30 pm

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Thu Aug 4 6:30 pm

Jarrettsville Novel Ideas F R

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie

Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Mon Jun 27 10:30 am

Vanished Smile: the Mysterious Theft of

Mona Lisa by R.A. Scotti

Mon Jul 25 10:30 am

Dream When You’re Feeling Blue

by Elizabeth Berg

Mon Aug 22 10:30 am

Joppa Evening R

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Thu Jun 23 6:30-7:30 pm

Day After Night by Anita Diamant

Thu Jul 28 6:30-7:30 pm

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Thu Aug 25 6:30-7:30 pm


Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

by Helen Simonson

Mon Jun 27 10:30 am

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story

of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien

Mon Jul 25 10:30 am

A Small Death in the Great Glen

by A.D. Scott

Mon Aug 22 10:30 am

Triple Crown Diva’s Book Group

Discuss some of the newest urban fiction

novels from such publishers as Triple

Crown, Urban Books and The Cartel.


Thu Jun 2 6:00-7:30 pm

Thu Jul 7 6:00-7:30 pm

Thu Aug 4 6:00-7:30 pm


Elegance of the Hedgehog

by Muriel Barbery

Wed Jun 22 6:30 pm

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Wed Jul 27 6:30 pm

A Secret Gift by Ted Gup

Wed Aug 24 6:30 pm

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ABINGDON 410-638-3990

2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon 21009

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

BEL AIR 410-638-3151 TTY 410-838-3371

100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air 21014

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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629 Edgewood Road, Edgewood 21040

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Monday, July 4, 2011 -

Independence Day

Administration &

Support Services

1221-A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp 21017

410-273-5600, 410-838-3749, 410-575-6761

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mobile Units

Effective May 1, 2011, Harford County Public Library became a

SMOKE FREE environment. No tobacco products are allowed in the

library buildings or on the grounds.

ROLLING READER 410-612-1600

SILVER READER 410-638-3151

Drive-thru Windows

ABINGDON WINDOW 410-638-3974

Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm


8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

BEL AIR WINDOW 410-638-4800

Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 7:45 pm


8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

EDGEWOOD WINDOW 410-612-1749

Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Fri & Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided

upon request. Please discuss any special needs with the librarian. Telephone

service for the hearing impaired is available at TTY 410-838-3371.

FALLSTON 410-638-3003

1461 Fallston Road, Fallston 21047

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

HAVRE DE GRACE 410-939-6700

120 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace 21078

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

JARRETTSVILLE 410-692-7887

3722 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville 21084

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

JOPPA 410-612-1660

655 Towne Center Drive, Joppa 21085

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

NORRISVILLE 410-692-7850

5310 Norrisville Road, White Hall 21161

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

WHITEFORD 410-638-3608 or 410-452-8831

2407 Whiteford Road, Whiteford 21160

Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tue & Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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