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.

•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.


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•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.

•Babysitter Entrepreneur. May 8, 15, 22 and 29; 6:30 p.m. Learn how to turn an interest in child or pet care into a profitable enterprise. Ages 13-17.

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

•Challengers. Sat., April 27, 2 p.m. Book club for fourth- and fifth-grade students who like a challenge. "The Witches," by Roald Dahl. Ages 9-11. Registration required.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

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

•Take me out to the Ball Game. Sat., April 27, 2 p.m. Steve Walker, author of "A Whole New Ballgame: The 1969 Washington Senators," teaches about baseball in the nation's capital. Ages 6 and older. Tickets required.

Elkridge Branch

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.