10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Book Boosters. First Wednesdays, 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.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
•Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
•'Why Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?' Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Michael Johnson, professor and Civil War historian, explains Lincoln's motivations behind the Emancipation Proclamation.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
•All Together Now. Thursdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.
•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Literary Explorers Club. Second Mondays, 7 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.