10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
•English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m., and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. Register before attending.
•Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
•Scrabble Smackdown. Tue., Aug. 30, 1 p.m.
•Teaching Artful Thinking. Thu., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Learn strategies to promote and develop creativity in children, and how the arts can foster natural imagination in young children.
East Columbia Branch
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
•All Together Now. Mondays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. Limited space; tickets are available at children's desk 30 minutes before class.
•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.
•Box Lunch. Second Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Play Partners. Tuesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
•Blood pressure screening. First and third Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free.
•Movin' Up to Middle School. Sat., Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates and discuss the big move. Register online or at the branch.
•Readers' Tea at 10. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Howard County Law Library
8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-4851.
•Law Advice. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. An attorney is available to give free legal advice to self-represented litigants in civil, non-family matters. No appointment necessary.
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. August's book is "Death with Interruptions" by Jose Saramago.
•English Conversation Club. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. Register before attending.
•Pins and Needles. Thu., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. Bring projects to finish. All stitchers welcome.
9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5975.
•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.
•Blood pressure screenings. Second Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.
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