10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Sat., April 26, 2 p.m. Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments. Ages 7 and older. Registration required.
•Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 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.
•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.
•Pages from the Past. First Mondays, 7 p.m.
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.
•All Together Now. Wednesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Arbor Day: Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax.' Fri., April 25, 11 a.m. Watch "The Lorax" movie. Ideal for homeschool families. Ages 4 and older.
•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.
•Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments. Ages 7 and older. Registration required.
•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Mondays, 10 a.m.
•Romance. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•S.O.S. School's Out Surprise. Thu., April 24, 2 p.m. Independent discovery and activities featuring puzzles and games. Ages 6-9. Ticket required.
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.
•The Amazing Library Race. Thu., April 24, 2 p.m. Teams quietly race to destinations located in databases, books and mini-game checkpoints.
•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
•Level Up. Mon., April 28, 7 p.m. Stretch your reading habits by sampling multiple genres and subjects. April's book is "Calamity Jack" by Shannon Hale. Registration required.
2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577
•Contemporary Literature. First Monday, 7 p.m.
•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.
•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.
•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.
•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
•Calvin and Hobbes. Thu., April 24, 2 p.m. Learn to draw the characters, create a comics, and participate in a relay race. Ages 9-12. Registration required.
•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.
•Meet the Author: Larry S. Gibson. Tue., April 29, 7 p.m. Gibson discusses "Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice," the first close examination of the formative period of Thurgood Marshall's life in Baltimore.
•Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs. Wed., April 30, 10:30 a.m. Learn the 10 points of preservation, how to process family collections, and where to find essential preservation materials.
•Stand Up to SAT's Math. Mon., April 28, 4-6 p.m. SAT Math Prep course specifically designed to help students excel on math portion of test. Take and official practice exam to simulate the experience, learn test-taking strategies and solve problems related to algebra, geometry and probability. Grades 9-12 only. Graphing calculators recommended. Registration required.
•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
•The Rise of the Undead: Zombies in Pop Culture. Mon., April 28, 7 p.m. Explore the rise of the undead in movies, television and books.
•Winning Strategies to Prepare for Retirement. Wed., April 30, 7 p.m. Discussion and question-and-answer session with BB&T financial management experts Evan Fishman, investments counselor; Greg Misko, private financial services advisor; and Steve Smith, Howard County market president.
8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-2135.
•Law Advice. First three Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Attorney available to give free legal advice to self-represented litigants in civil, non family matters. No appointment necessary.
•Legal Advice in Family Law Matters. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
The Columbia Maryland Family History Center
4251 Columbia Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-1642.