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. Fri., 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. Tue., 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.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

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