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. 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.

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.

•Fairy Tale Week. Fabulous Fairy tales, Thu., Dec. 19, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.; Singalong, Fri., 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.

Elkridge Branch

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

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

•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.

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.

•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.

•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.