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.
•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.
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.
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.
2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Kindergarten, Here We Come. Mon., Aug. 19, 4 and 7 p.m.
•Movin' up to Middle School. Tue., Aug. 20, 7 p.m. Registration required.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
Howard CountyLaw Library
8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-2135.
•Law Advice. First three 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.
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Book Club Bonanza. Tue., Aug. 20, 7 p.m. Share books, tips and discussion ideas.
•Chess Club. Aug. 27, 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.
North Laurel Community Center, Chesapeake Multipurpose Room 3, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel.
•Blood pressure screenings. Second Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.
•Kindergarten, Here We Come. Mon., Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m., Tue., Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m., and Wed., Aug. 21, 7 p.m. Registration required.
•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.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun