10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•C.S.I. Owl Pellets. July 31, 2 p.m. Use investigative skills to figure out what the owl ate. Registration required.
•College Admissions and Survival. July 25, 7 p.m. Registration required.
•Employment Edge. Thu., July 11, 6:30 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.
•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. Wednesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Anime Club. July 25, 7 p.m. Ages 13-17.
•Brick Science. Thu., July 11, 11 a.m. Experiment with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Ticket required.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•African Experience Tour. Sat., July 13, 1 p.m. An instructor from the African Art Museum of Maryland teaches about African art and culture.
•The Amazing Quiet Zombie Apocalypse Race. Mon., July 15, 7 p.m. A deadly strain of Zombie Hiccups strikes the library. Survivors win prizes and snacks. Registration required.
•Night of the Zombie Games. July 22, 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.
•Bert's Birthday Bash. July 24, 7 p.m. Celebrate Sesame Street style by "Doin' the Pigeon," listening to stories and making a craft. Ages 2-6. Registration required.
•Can you Dig it, Amelia Bedelia? July 31, 7 p.m. Ages 5-9. Registration required.
•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
•Magic Tree House Adventures. Sat., July 13, 3 p.m., Mon., July 15 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ages 6-10. Registration required.
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.
•Book Camp. Wed., July 10, 3 p.m. Test underground knowledge, face fears and enjoy pizza. Registration required.
•Chess Club. July 30, 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.
•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.
•Maryland Harvest. Wed., July 17, 3 p.m. Learn about Maryland's farm-to-table movement.
•Night Shift. July 18, 2 p.m. Instructors from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore teach about nocturnal animals. Ages 6-12. Ticket required.
9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5975.
•Blood pressure screenings. Second Mondays, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.
•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.