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Columbia Digest

Central Library

The following events will be held at the Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860.

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Family movies Enjoy a screening of "Polar Express" (G) at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. Free popcorn and drinks. No registration is required.

Noon Year's Eve Families can ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Registration is required.

All Together Now Stories, songs and activities for children and adults to enjoy together at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26. Thirty minutes. All ages. No registration is required.

Stories of the World Book club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, to discuss "Faith" by Jennifer Haigh. No registration is required.

All Together Now Stories, songs and activities for children and adults to enjoy together at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. All ages. No registration is required.

Discovering Great Artists Children ages 7 to 11 can learn about the lives and methods of history's greatest artists, then use their techniques to create a piece of art at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. Registration is required.

English conversation class Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

East Columbia Library

The following events will be held at the East Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.

Super Sidekicks Children ages 8 to 10 can find out what silly stunts they and a sidekick can perform in 60 seconds. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. Space is limited. Tickets are required and will be available at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before the event.

Noon Year's Eve Families can ring in the new year early with stories, dancing, and a special countdown at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. Registration is required.

Family movies See "Million Dollar Arm" (PG) at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. Free popcorn and drinks. All ages. No registration is required.

All Together Now Stories, songs and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26. All ages; 30 minutes. No registration is required.

Black fiction book discussion group meets at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, to discuss "Land of Love and Drowning" by Tiphanie Yanique. No registration is required.

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Classics with a Craft Ages 3 to 5 can come at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, for the famous tale of "The Three Pigs," and a souvenir. Ticket is required; available at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before the event.

All Together Now Stories, songs and activities for children and adults to enjoy together at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. All ages. No registration is required.

3Films Revival: Spike Lee The film "Do the Right Thing" (R) will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. The quarterly revival series sponsored by Friends of the Howard County Library System and the Howard County Department of Citizens Services screens three films showcasing a director, actor or theme, with discussion afterward. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.. No registration is required.

Fun with French Ages 8 to 10 can come at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, to learn a little French through books, music and a craft. Ticket is required; available at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before the event.

Books with Coffee Book discussion group meets at 10 a.m. third Mondays.

Homework Club Work on homework and enjoy a snack from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays on school days. Ages 11 to 17.

Around town

Yoga for People with Parkinson's The class meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, and encourages correct alignment of the body to build strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and focus. Beginners are welcome. Free. Information: 410-313-7213.

Wii Club The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a Wii Club for those 55 and older from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. The first game is free. Information: 410-313-7213.

Single Again Changing Focus Single Again, for adults who are separated, widowed or in the process of divorce, provides weekly presentations and small-group discussions in a confidential, comfortable atmosphere. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle. An orientation for new members is offered at 6:30 p.m. Information: changingfocus.org.

Food addicts recovery An informational and support meeting for those suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or undereating will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays at Harper House, 5495 Cedar Lane, Suite 1. Free. Information: 443-285-2603.

Zumba classes The Long Reach Community Association offers Zumba classes from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.Information: 410-730-8113.

Also at the 50+ Center:

Seniors Together Current events discussion. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mondays.

Drop-In Scrabble and cards and other games. 1 p.m. Thursdays.

Blood pressure checks 10 a.m. to noon first and third Tuesdays.

Zumba Classes meet at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Monthly fee.

Functional Fitness for those with Parkinson's disease. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays.

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