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All Together Now at Howard library branches

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.

•Cello Exploration. March 22, 2 p.m. Ages 5-8; March 22, 3:30 p.m. Ages 9-12. Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class.

•Day Trippin'. March 13, 7 p.m. Howard County Master Gardeners Sherry Conklin and Linda Decker discuss display gardens, arboretums and historic landscapes within the county.

•Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•The Employment Edge. March 6, 6:30 p.m. Topics include job search tools, resume writing and more.

•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.

•Everything Book Club. March 18, 7 p.m. "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness. Ages 11-15.

•First Look Committee. March 17, 7 p.m. Discuss and recommend favorites to the library. Ages 12-16.

•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•NASA Science4Girls and their Families. March 28. Call for time. Join NASA Goddard scientists to learn about the solar system and universe. Ages 9-14.

•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.

•Anime Club. Thu., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Ages 11-17.

•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.

•Cello Exploration. March 8, 2 p.m. Ages 5-8; March 8, 3:30 p.m. Ages 9-12. Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class.

•Computer Guts. March 12, 6:30 p.m. Open computers to change hard drives, power supplies and motherboards. Registration required.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•I'm Going to be a Big Brother or Sister. March 24, 10:30 a.m. Registration or ticket required.

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

•Romance. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Elkridge Branch

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.

•Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. March 28, 3 p.m. Ages 7 and older.

•The Contagious Intelligence Project: Simple Machines. March 10, 7 p.m. Video clips, technology, hands-on experiments and group activities. Registration required.

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

•Gaming with Gravity and other Physics Fun. March 15, 2 p.m. Explore properties of physics through a variety of electronic games. Registration required.

•Level Up! March 24, 7 p.m. "The Apothecary" by Maile Meloy. Registration required.

•Maryland Day – We Love our State. March 29, 2 p.m. Learn trivia, play games, and create a Maryland-themed craft. Ages 6-10.

•Minecraft xBox 360 Kinect Construction Challenge. March 11, 7 p.m. Create Minecraft structures as a team. Registration required.

Glenwood Branch

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

•Book Bingo. March 28, 3 p.m. Play Bingo featuring book characters. Ages 5 and older.

•Cello Exploration. March 15, 2 p.m. Ages 5-8; March 15, 3:30 p.m. Ages 9-12. Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class.

•Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. March 29, 11 a.m. Ages 7 and older.

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

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

•NASA Science4Girls and their Families. March 18, 7 p.m. Join NASA Goddard scientists to learn about the solar system and universe. Ages 9-14.

•Oscar Trivia. Thu., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Match wits with other film fans for fun and prizes. Adults and teens. Registration required.

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

•Top Tips for Smart Researchers. Saturdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2 p.m. Learn what to trust online.

Miller Branch

9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.

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

•Astronomy Night. March 5, 7 p.m. Learn about planets and stars. Registration required.

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Cello Exploration. March 29, 11 a.m. Ages 5-8; March 29, 12:30 p.m. Ages 9-12. Dr. Maxim Kozlov hosts an interactive cello class.

•Citizens' Disaster Preparedness Training. March 20, 6:30 p.m. Learn skills to stay safe in the event of a disaster.

•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•Enchanted Garden Club: Plan our Pizza Garden. March 20, 4:30 p.m. Be part of the garden this spring and help the pizza garden grow. Registration and signed release form required. Ages 9-11.

•English Conversation Class. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m.

•Fact Check Book Club. Second Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Frogs, Toads and Snakes, Oh My! March 12, 7 p.m. Learn to identify various species and join for an outdoor adventure into the garden to document frogs and toads by sound. Ages 8 and older.

•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.

•Kinetics Dance Theater: My Name is Jack. March 5, 10:30 a.m.

•Notable Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. March 25, 7 p.m. "Americanah." The novel spans three continents with a story of love and race. It won the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction and most recently was named as a winning title on the American Library Association's 2014 Notable Books List.

•Rare Books with David P. Scheffenacker Jr: Gems from Around the World. March 27, 7 p.m. Scheffenacker Jr., president of Preston Scheffenacker Properties and collector of rare books, discusses and displays first editions by famous explorers, including: Sir Walter Raleigh's 1614 "The History of the World': Captains Lewis & Clark's 1817 "Expedition of Lewis & Clark"; and Ernest Henry Shackleton's 1911 "The Heart of the Antarctic."

•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Howard County

Law 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.

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