Elkridge Branch

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

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

•Literary Explorers Club. Mon., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

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

Glenwood Branch

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

•Beyond the Pumpkin. Sat., Oct. 19, 2:30 p.m. Decorate pumpkins and other fall vegetables. Registration required.

•The Count's Halloween Hullabaloo. Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m., and Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Halloween Sesame Street style. Ages 2-6. Registration required.

•Fly Guy Fun. Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Fly facts, stories and a craft. Ages 4-7. Registration required.

•Game Day. Oct. 25, 3 p.m. Meet and compete with friends. 3 p.m. Ages 11-17.

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

•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.

Miller Branch

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

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

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.