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. Tue., Aug. 20, 7 p.m. "Of Mice and Men" movie.


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•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.

•Kindergarten, Here We Come. Thu., Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m., and Sat., Aug. 17, 2 p.m. 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.

•Reptile Wrap-up. Aug. 24, 2 p.m. Naturalists from Scales and Tales bring scaly creatures to captivate while teaching about myths, histories and benefits of these misunderstood animals. Tickets required.

East ColumbiaBranch

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.

•Movin' up to Middle School. Aug. 22, 7 p.m.

Elkridge Branch

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

•20th Anniversary Celebration. Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m. Learn about the history of Elkridge and its people, events and commerce from colonial times to the present.

•Literary Explorers Club. Second Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Movin' up to Middle School. Mon., Aug. 19, 7 p.m. 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.