Central Library

10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, 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.

•Invitation to the Ballet. May 27, 6:30 p.m. Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances.

•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Mythology Mania. May 16, 2 p.m. Activities about Greek and Roman mythology. Costumes optional. Ages 7-11. Registration required.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

•Pages from the Past. First Mondays, 7 p.m.

East Columbia

Branch

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

•All Together Now. Wednesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.

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

•Fantastic Quartet: Four Writers on Creating Strange New Worlds. Thu., May 8, 7 p.m. Local authors Dave Galanter, Robert Greenberger, Howard Weinstein, and Steven H. Wilson grew up as Star Trek and science fiction fans. They have written dozens of Star Trek novels, comic books, television scripts, nonfiction books, articles, and original tales set in worlds of their own creation. Learn about their experiences and newest stories. A "Meet the Author" event.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

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

•S.O.S. School's Out Surprise: Draw and Paint. May 16, 2 p.m. Ages 6-9. Ticket required.