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.
•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.
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.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Anime and Manga. Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Ages 6-9. Registration required.
•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.
•Discovering Great Artists. Jan. 18, 3 p.m. Ages 6-11. Registration required.
•Paragraph Pals. Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m. Ages 6-8. Registration required.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
•Play Dough Pals. Fri., Jan. 4, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 2-5.
•Readers' Tea at 10. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
•Winter Book Bingo. Jan. 18, 2 and 4 p.m. Ages 5 and older. Registration required.
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.
•Career and Technology Education Expo. Jan. 10, 7 p.m. Learn how the Howard County Public School System's Career Academies prepare high school students for college and careers.
•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. Through Feb. 19. Explore digital music and video, digital media, and mobile app design. Collaborate with peers who are on international exchange in Spain, France and Ghana. Go to hclibrary.org/hitech for a calendar with details.
•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.