• Book Discussion: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson, Poe Room, Oct. 22, 10:15 a.m.

• Free Family Flick: Monster House, Wheeler Auditorium, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

• Tripp Evans discusses his new book, "Grant Wood: A Life," Poe Room, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

• How to Approach Foundations, presented by Kim Patton, Training Coordinator, Foundation Center, Washington. Poe Room, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.


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• Lester Spence talks about his new book, "Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-Hop and Black Politics," Poe Room, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave. 410-396-6098.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, ages 3-5, stories, songs and fun, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.

• Graphic Read: read and discuss "Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty," by Greg Neri. Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m.

• Meeting of the Friends of the Govans Branch, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

• Foods of Early Maryland, presented by author, cook and historian Katie Barney Moose, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

• Book Discussion: "Out Stealing Horses," by Per Petterson, Oct. 27, 6:45 p.m.

Hampden Library — 3641 Falls Road. 410-396-6043.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Northwood Library — 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. 410-396-6076.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Chapter by Chapter — Cover to Cover, ages 6-12. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Listen to others reading aloud or take a turn reading aloud.

• Book Discussion: "Voodoo Season" by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.