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.
•Halloween Costume Parade. Oct. 31, 6:45 p.m. All ages.
•I'm Going to be a Big Brother or Sister. Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. For families. Ticket required.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
•Rudimentary Robots. Mon., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Ages 11-17. Registration required.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
•A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X. Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Jared A. Ball and Todd Steven Burroughs have taken a clear stance that Manning Marable's "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" reshapes and distorts Malcolm X's legacy. Working from this premise, they edited Black Classic Press' "A Lie of Reinvention," critical essays by established and emerging black scholars and activists -- including A. Peter Bailey, Bill Strickland, William Sales, and themselves.
•All Together Now. Wednesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.
•Cow Wars. Nov. 16, 3 p.m. Ticket required.
•Mystery Author Extravaganza. Nov. 2, 1 p.m. Donna Andrews, Mary Burton, Sujata Massey, Joanna Campbell Slan, Rebecca York, and other authors from the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime discuss their work.
•Romance. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Share a Scare. Oct. 31, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Have a laugh with not-so-scary stories, songs and activities. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.