10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•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.
•First Look Committee. Mon., March 18, 7 p.m. Be among the first to read new books before they are published. Ages 11-17.
•Introduction to Computer Graphics. Wed., March 20, 7 p.m. Discover graphics tools available on the web and through the library. Ages 15 and older. 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.
•Spring into Science. Tue., March 19, 2 and 3:45 p.m. A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.
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.
•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
•Notable Author Event: Edward P. Jones, with Ron Charles. Tue., March 19, 7 p.m.
•Rockin' Library. Mon., March 18, 6 p.m. Learn to play guitar, drums, keyboard by playing "Rockband 3." Ages 11-17. Registration required.
•What's in My Art Box. Wed., March 20, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. A class that sparks creativity through four elements of art as inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult. Registration required.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Literary Explorers Club. Second Mondays, 7 p.m.
•Meet Caroline. Sat., March 16, 2 p.m. Meet the newest American Girl and her world through stories, games and music. Ages 5 and older. Registration required.
•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.
•Based on the Book. Wed., March 20, 4:30 p.m. "October Sky." Discuss the book, then watch the movie. Ages 11-17. Registration required.
•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•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.
•Caldecott Celebration. Tue., March 19, 4:30 p.m. The 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. Ages 6-9. Ticket required.
•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.
•What a Concept. Mon., March 18, 2 p.m. Stories, songs and activities about shapes, colors, letters and numbers. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.
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.
•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.
•Potato Chip Science. Sat., March 16, 2 p.m. Create cool contraptions with potato chips. Ages 8 and older. Registration required.
•Signs of Spring. March 21, 7 p.m. Kathy Pongor, a teacher from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet, interprets springtime stories in sign.
•Teen Advisory Board. March 21, 4 p.m. Recommend books, music and movies. Ages 11-17.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun