•The Contagious Intelligence Project. Mon., Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Get your geek on with this interactive science series. Registration required.

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

•I'm Going to be a Big Brother or Sister. Sat., Jan. 11, 2 p.m. For families. Registration or ticket required.

•Rock the Mic. Jan. 24, 4 p.m. Stop by to perform original comedy, music, poetry or magic – or kick back and watch. Registration required.

Glenwood Branch

2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

•Contemporary Literature. First Monday, 7 p.m.

•Healthy Kids. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m. Explore simple health concepts inspired by children's literature. Ages 3-5 with adult. Ticket required.

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.

•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.

•School's Out: LEGO Blocks and Games. Jan. 16, 3 p.m. Ages 7 and older.

•Totally Cool Winter Science. Jan. 21, 2 and 4 p.m. Explore the science of snow and ice with science fair ideas. Ages 6-10. Registration required.

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.

•Anime and Manga. Jan.29, 7 p.m. Learn about anime and manga. Ages 9-11. Registration required.

•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.