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.

•Anime and Manga. Jan. 17, 4 p.m. Learn about anime and manga. Ages 9-11. 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.

•Good Bye, Boring Valentines. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. Use the art of henna design to create unique cards. Registration required.

•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

•Pages from the Past. First Mondays, 7 p.m.

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.

•Computer Guts. Fri., Jan. 3, 4:30 p.m. Discover what's inside a computer. Registration required.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•Launching Your Encore Career featuring Kerry Hannon. Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Discover the possibilities, challenges and secrets of landing a job in today's market when you are 50 years old or older. Hannon is a contributing editor to Forbes magazine and writes the "Second Verse" column for Forbes.com.

•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Mondays, 10 a.m.

•Romance. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Elkridge Branch