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.
•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
•Pages from the Past. First Mondays, 7 p.m.
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.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Rock the Mic. Fri., Jan. 24, 4 p.m. Stop by to perform original comedy, music, poetry or magic – or kick back and watch. Registration required.
2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
•Contemporary Literature. First Monday, 7 p.m.
•Healthy Kids. Wed., Jan. 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.
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.
•Legal Advice in Family Law Matters. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
•Anime and Manga. Wed., 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.
•Career and Technology Educated Expo: Focus on Your Future. Thu., Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Learn how the Howard County Public School System's Career Academies prepare high school students for college and careers in the 21st century.
•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.
•Level Up! Mon., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Stretch reading habits by sampling multiple genres and subjects. The featured book is "Chime" by Franny Billingsley. Registration required.
•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.