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All Together Now at Howard library branches

Central Library

10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800.


•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.

•Brick Science. June 7, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Registration or ticket required.


•Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•Elements of a Great Read. Tue., June 3, 7 p.m. Kick off the adult reading club.

•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.

•Everything Book Club. June 17, 7 p.m. "All Our Yesterdays" by Cristin Terrill. Ages 11-15.

•Futbol Fun. June 26, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate the international appeal of the FIFA World Cup Finals. Ages 7 and older. Ticket required.

•Lisa Ferguson: Hammered Dulcimer. June 17, 5 p.m.

•Mystery. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.


•Origami 101. June 28, 2 p.m. Paper and instruction provided.

•Pages from the Past. First Mondays, 7 p.m.

East Columbia


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.

•Good Reads. First Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•Introduction to Portrait Drawing. Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 7 p.m. For all skill levels. Ages 13-17. Registration required. Attend all sessions.

•Morning Books with Coffee. Third Mondays, 10 a.m.

Elkridge Branch

6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-313-5077.


•The ABC's of Brick Building. June 9, 10:30 a.m. Build with LEGO bricks. Ages 3-5. Registration required.

•Elks Excellent Reads. Second Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

•Future Engineers of America, Local Chapter 3.1415. June 9, 7 p.m. Apply scientific, mathematical and practical knowledge to create and race balloon rockets. Registration required; June 24, 2 p.m. Design, build and test various contraptions. Registration required.

•Save the Chesapeake Bay. Local author, illustrator, and teacher Jeff Dombek reads and discusses his new picture book, "How The Oysters Saved The Bay." Games and a craft demonstrate the challenges of keeping this ecosystem clean. Books available for purchase and signing. Ages 6 and older. Registration required.

•Sci-Fi Book Jeopardy. June 30, 7 p.m.

•Teen Fiction Writing Workshop. June 17, 7 p.m. Registration required. First in a series of three.


Glenwood Branch

2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577

•Brick Science. June 14, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Registration or ticket required.

•Contemporary Literature. First Monday, 7 p.m.

•Diffusion Tie-Dye. June 21 and 23, 3 p.m. Bring a white T-shirt or pair of socks to dye.

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, 10 a.m.


•Library Ad Shop. June 27, 3 p.m. Use technology and imagination to create book trailers to pitch favorite books and authors. Ages 13-17. Registration required.

•Sharks: Who's Attacking Whom? June 30, 11 a.m. Find a large shark walking around the library before he spots you. Then, explore shark characteristics, adaptations, instincts, and conservation with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. This class explains how human activity may negatively affect sharks' environments, and it includes specimens. Participants may have the opportunity to touch some specimens. Ages 8 and older. Ticket required.

•The Science of Home Brewing. June 12, 7 p.m. Learn how to make beer with retired brewer, Art Lydick.

•Tabletop Titans: Battles in the Old World. June 26, 2 p.m. Learn about the tabletop miniatures, combat rules, and tactics of Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop. Bring models to display and use for battle, or use models provided. All are welcome to bring supplies and modeling projects. Ages 14 and older.

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.

•The Beauty and Benefits of Herbs. June 5, 7 p.m.

•Duct Tape Flip-Flops. June 28, 3 p.m. Registration required.

•Dudes on Books. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

•Enchanted Garden Club: Beans for Tweens. June 12, 4:30 p.m. Discover how beans grow. Ages 9-11. Registration and signed release form required.


•English Conversation Class. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m.

•Fact Check Book Club. Second Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Fermented Foods for Good Taste and Health. June 26, 7 p.m. Certified Health Coach Gina Rieg and farmer Nora Crist from Clark's Elioak Farm share their paths to optimal health and discuss the nutritional benefits of fermented food.

•Improv Under the Stars. June 26, 6:30 p.m. Skits, games, fun and laughter. Registration and signed release form required.

•Local Author Book Fair. June 21, 11:30 a.m. Meet and greet authors with local ties.

•National Pink Day. June 21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wear a favorite pink or princess outfit. Ages 3-6. Ticket required.


•Notable Author: Dr. Pam Peeke. June 9, 7 p.m. Learn about the importance of proper nutrition and good choices with Dr. Pam Peeke as she discusses how to optimize your mental and physical performance at any age. In her latest New York Times bestseller, "The Hunger Fix," Peeke reveals that many people struggle to achieve their wellness goals because they have trouble changing their current lifestyles. Peeke provides simple tips, tools, and techniques for everyone.

•Tae Kwon Do: Tiny Tigers. June 9, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sykesville Tae Kwon Do instructors focus on motor skills, listening and taking turns. Ages 3-5. Registration and a signed release form required.

•Tea and Tomes. Third Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

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Law Library

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.

Free access to several subscription genealogy websites such as, Fold3 and Find My Past. There are over 1,500 U.S. and world genealogy books and several thousand permanent microfiche and microfilm records. The staff are all volunteers with genealogy research experience in a variety of countries. Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7- 9 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.