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All Together Now at Howard library branches

Central Library

10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860.


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

•Choose Civility: Being Thankful. Nov. 26, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-6. Ticket 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.

•Films to Talk About: 'War Horse.' Mon., Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

•'The Lego Movie.' Tue., Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

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

•Proposal Writing Basics. Thu., Nov. 20, 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.

•Teen Investor. Thu., Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Ages 13-17.

Elkridge Branch


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

•Play Partners. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Glenwood Branch

2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

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

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, noon.


Miller Branch

9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Cow Wars. Sat., Nov. 22, 2 p.m. Ticket required.

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

•Enchanted Garden Club: Herbalicious. Thu., Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m. Ages 9-11. Registration and signed release form required.


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

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

•Trivia Night. Thu., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.

•The Whys of Nature: Native American Tales. Tue., Nov. 25, 2 and 4 p.m. Ages 6-9. Ticket required.

Savage Branch

9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5975.


•Be a Book Artist. Mon., Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m. Ever wondered why young adult books rarely have pictures? Create illustrations for your favorite book, then share with group for friendly book and art discussion and possible library display. Materials provided.

Howard County

Law Library

8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-2135.

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•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 more than 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.

Salute to Veterans

In conjunction with a series of classes designed to commemorate the centennial of World War I, the library system will raise awareness for both veterans and active military personnel throughout November with a systemwide Salute to Veterans. A pictorial salute honoring local veterans and active military will be featured on monitors at all HCLS branches, and various children's classes will provide opportunities for children and their family members to create thank you messages to service men and women for distribution by Operation Welcome Home Maryland. For classes, activities and a printable list of WWI book selections, go to