10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Duct Tape Trinkets and Treasures. Thu., Dec. 12, 4 p.m. Make small holiday gifts for friends and family. Registration required.
•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.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
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.
•Fairy Tale Week. Scavenger Hunt, Dec. 14-21. Ages 5-11; Gingerbread Houses, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ages 4 and older. Registration required.; Cinderella Puppet Show, Dec. 17, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 and older.; Fabulous Fairy tales, Dec. 19, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.; Singalong, Dec. 20, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Ticket required.
•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Mondays, 10 a.m.
•National Make a Paper Snowflake Day. Dec. 27, 2 p.m.
•Romance. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Frosty Twist and Shout. Mon., Dec. 16, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages up to 5.
•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.
2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Noon Year's Eve Penguin Ball. Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-6.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
•Thursday Tech Talk. Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
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.
•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.
•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•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.
•LEGO Wars. Thu., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
•Pins and Needles. Thu., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
•School's Out: LEGO Blocks and Games. Dec. 30, 11 a.m. Ages 7 and older.
•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.