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Events at Howard County libraries

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.

•Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 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.

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

East Columbia Branch

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

•A World of Song. July 16, 1:30 p.m. Listen and learn children's songs from France, Ireland and South Africa. Ages 6-9.

•All Together Now. Mondays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. Limited space; tickets are available at children's desk 30 minutes before class.

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

•Box Lunch. Second Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.

•Harry Poter Birthday Bash. July 30, noon. Celebrate with crafts and activities, followed by a Harry Potter movie screening.

Elkridge Branch

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.

•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 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.

•We All Sing with the Same Voice. July 25, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Songs and movements from around the world. Ages 2-5.

Glenwood Branch

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

•Blood pressure screening. First and third Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

•Contemporary Fiction. Mon., July 11, 7 p.m. "Shimura Trouble" by Sujata Massey.

•Folktale Fridays. Fri., July 8, 10:30 a.m. Ages 5 and older.

•July is Culinary Arts Month. July 18, 7 p.m. Celebrate with chocolates. Learn the history of this favorite food, how to handle it properly and its health benefits. Samples available. Not appropriate for people with nut allergies.

•Readers' Tea at 10. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

•The Farmers Market Chef. Sat., July 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Discover ideas for using seasonal produce or community-supported agriculture shares.

Howard County Law 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 is necessary.

Miller Branch

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

•Beep Beep Bingo. Thu., July 7, 11 a.m. Play bingo with state symbol cards. Ages 5 and older.

•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. July's book is "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon.

•English Conversation Club. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. Register before attending.

•One World: Many Stories. Mondays, July 11-Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m. A world of tales, tunes and fun. Ages 4-6.

Savage Branch

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

•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.

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

•Nonfiction. Third Wednesdays. 7 p.m.

•Magic Tree House Getaways. July 25 and 27, 2 p.m. Take an imaginary journey, inspired by selected titles in the Magic Tree House series. "Buffalo Before Breakfast." Ages 6 and older.

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