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.
•Monster Mash. Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Join the party and create a monster mask for Halloween. Ages 2-5.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
•Readers' Tea at 10. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Howard CountyLaw 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, nonfamily matters. No appointment necessary.
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
•English Conversation Class. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m.
•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
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.
•HiTech. Monday-Wednesday, through Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Experience the latest technology and software hands-on in the new HiTech STEM digital learning lab. Ages 11-18.
•'Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater' Puppet Show. Mon., Oct. 29, 10:15 a.m. Ages 3 and older. Tickets required.
•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Nonfiction. Third Wednesdays. 7 p.m.
•Picture Book Parade. Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-5, with adult.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun