10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Book Boosters. First Wednesdays, 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.
•Lincoln Exhibit: 'The Constitution and the Civil War.' Through Nov. 30.
•Mean Girls. Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to negotiate the social world of female friendships with Deborah West. Sponsored by the Horizon Foundation and the Women's Giving Circle. Registration required. Register online or at branch.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
•Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
•The Life and Mysterious Death of John Wilkes Booth. Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m. To this day, America remains fascinated with the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. Join for an examination of the Maryland native's life, his fateful plot, and the mysteries and conspiracies surrounding the death of John Wilkes Booth.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
•All Together Now. Thursdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.
•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Literary Explorers Club. Second Mondays, 7 p.m.
•Play Partners. Tuesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.
•Paragraph Pals. Nov. 26, 4:30 p.m. A book club for children transitioning from early readers to chapter books. Ages 6-8. Registration required.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
•Readers' Tea at 10. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Howard CountyLaw Library
8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-4851.
•Law Advice. 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.
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
•English Conversation Class. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m.
•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•William Kamkwamba. Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5975.
•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.
•Blood pressure screenings. Second Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.
•HiTech. Monday-Wednesday, through Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Experience the latest technology and software hands-on in the new HiTech STEM digital learning lab. Ages 11-18.
•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Nonfiction. Third Wednesdays. 7 p.m.
•Picture Book Parade. Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-5, with adult.