•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.