Glenwood Branch

2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

•Bert's Birthday Bash. July 24, 7 p.m. Celebrate Sesame Street style by "Doin' the Pigeon," listening to stories and making a craft. Ages 2-6. Registration required.

•Can you Dig it, Amelia Bedelia? July 31, 7 p.m. Ages 5-9. Registration required.

Submit a Letter to the Editor for the Laurel Leader, Columbia Flier and Howard County Times

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.

•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.

•Magic Tree House Adventures. Sat., July 13, 3 p.m., Mon., July 15 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ages 6-10. 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.

Miller Branch

9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Book Camp. Wed., July 10, 3 p.m. Test underground knowledge, face fears and enjoy pizza. Registration required.

•Chess Club. July 30, 7 p.m. Ages 9-17.

•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•English Conversation Class. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m.

•Fact Check Book Club. Second Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Genealogy Help Desk. Third Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. The help desk is open to genealogical research in all areas of the United States, Europe and other countries. 410-480-3250.

•Maryland Harvest. Wed., July 17, 3 p.m. Learn about Maryland's farm-to-table movement.

•Night Shift. July 18, 2 p.m. Instructors from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore teach about nocturnal animals. Ages 6-12. Ticket required.

Savage Branch

9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5975.

•Blood pressure screenings. Second Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.

•Mystery Book Club. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Nonfiction Book Club. Third Wednesdays. 7 p.m.

•Picture Book Parade. Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-5, with adult.