10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•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.
•Meet Authors with Girl Power. Fri., May 17, 2 p.m. Meet authors Elisabeth Dahl, Erica S. Perl, Shawn K. Stout, and Elissa Brent Weissman. Ages 8-12. Registration 8-12.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
•Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
•All Together Now. Thursdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Babysitter Entrepreneur. May 22 and 29; 6:30 p.m. Learn how to turn an interest in child or pet care into a profitable enterprise. Ages 13-17.
•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.
•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 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.
•Baseball Twist and Shout. May 20, 4:30 and 7 p.m.; and May 21, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required.
•Fingerpaint Fridays. May 31, 10L15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 2-5. Registration required.
•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Paragraph Pals. Mon., May 20, 4:30 p.m. Ages 6-8. Registration required.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
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.
•Chess Club. May 28, 7 p.m. Ages 9-17.
•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.
•Good Decision Making: A Lifelong Skill For All of Us. Mon., May 20, 6:30 p.m. Session One: Learning how to make good decision is fundamental to our physical, psychological, professional, financial and spiritual well-being. Tue., May 21, 6:30 p.m. Session Two: Different stages in the life cycle require appropriate, age-specific decisions. Register for each session separately.
•Notable Author Event: Isabel Wilkerson, with Korva Coleman. Thu., May 16, 7 p.m. Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Wilkerson presents the award-winning "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. NPR's Coleman joins Wilkerson for a question and answer session.
•The History of the Universe from the Beginning to End. May 30, 7 p.m. Dr. John C. Mather, senior astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; Nobel Laureate in physics; and author of "The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe," relates how the universe began with a big bang, how it could have produced our Earth, and how we are uncovering the universe's history.
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.
•Cancer Survivor Celebration and Workshop. May 31, 3:30 p.m. Meet local cancer survivors and hear their stories. All ages.
•Mystery Book Club. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Nonfiction Book Club. Third Wednesdays. 7 p.m.
•Picture Book Parade. Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Ages 2-5, with adult.