Central Library

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.

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•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.

•Meet the Author: Dr. Gordon Livingston. Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Livingston discusses his latest book, "The Thing You Think You Cannot Do: Thirty Truths About Fear and Courage." Registration required.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

•Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.

East ColumbiaBranch

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.

•All Together Now. Thursdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.

•Anime and Manga. Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Ages 6-9. Registration required.

•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.

•Career and Technology Education Expo. Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Learn how the Howard County Public School System's Career Academies prepare high school students for college and careers.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•Healthy Teeth and Mouths Can Save Your Life. Wed., Jan. 9, 7 p.m. Learn key facts about dental and oral systemic health.

•Local Author Showcase. Jan. 10, 7 p.m. Barbara Glickman, Deliah Lawrence and Susan Yanguas discuss their latest books and answer questions.

•Meet the Author: George E. Leary Jr. Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Registration required.

•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

Elkridge Branch