Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.•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.•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.East ColumbiaBranch 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.•All Together Now. Wednesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.•Fairy Tale Week. Fabulous Fairy tales, Thu., Dec. 19, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.; Singalong, Fri., Dec. 20, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Ticket required.•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Mondays, 10 a.m.•National Make a Paper Snowflake Day. Dec. 27, 2 p.m.•Romance. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.•Play Partners. Tuesdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Ages up to 23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.Glenwood Branch 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.•Noon Year's Eve Penguin Ball. Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-6.•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult.Howard CountyLaw Library 8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-2135.•Law Advice. First three 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.Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.•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.•School's Out: LEGO Blocks and Games. Dec. 30, 11 a.m. Ages 7 and older.•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.