All Together Now at Howard library branches

Central Library

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


•All That Jazz. Jan. 15, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Ticket required.

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


•Blue Box Companions. Sat., Jan. 10, 2 p.m. Join fellow Whovians for games, talk and jelly babies.

•Classic Club Jr. Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Ages 9 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.

•Family Movie: 'Tangled.' Jan. 23, 2 p.m.

•I'm Going to be a Big Brother or Sister. Jan. 17, 2 p.m.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

•The Other Side of the Book Drop. Jan. 22, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Behind-the-scenes tour. Families. Ticket required.

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

•Science Club. Jan. 22, 3 p.m.

•Storybook Friends: Little Critter. Jan. 22, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Ticket required.

•War of 1812 Traveling Exhibit. On display through January.


East Columbia


6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.

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

•Anime Club. Jan. 22, 7 p.m. Ages 13-17.

•Black Fiction. First Saturdays, 1 p.m.

•Computer Guts. Fri., Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m. Registration required.

•Family Movie: 'Frozen.' Jan. 23, 2 p.m.

•Fantastic Fridays. Fri., Jan. 9, 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

•Hot Cold. Mon., Jan. 12, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

•Make the Most of High School: Career Academy Expo. Jan. 27, 7 p.m.

•Meet the Author: Kerry Hannon. Tue., Jan. 13, 7 p.m. "What's Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond."

Elkridge Branch

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

•Book –n Chat. Thu., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Ages 6-8. Registration requested.

•Family Movie: 'Happy Feat.' Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.

•How to Borrow eBooks from HCLS: iPad. Tue., Jan. 13, 7 p.m.

•Novel Cosplay. Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Registration required.

•Origami Magic. Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Ages 6 and older. Ticket required.

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

•Teen Fiction Writing Workshop. Mon., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Registration required.

Glenwood Branch

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

•Artbots. Jan. 17, 1 p.m. Ages 11-17. Registration required.

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

•Inspiring Illustrators: Simms Taback. Mon., Jan. 12, 4:30 p.m. Ages 6 and older. Registration requested.

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, noon.

•Knit 'n Chat Teen Knitting Group. Tue., Jan. 13, 6:45 p.m.

•Mad About Lewis Carroll. Jan. 22, 3 p.m. Ages 7-10. Registration required.

•Seeds to Seedlings. Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

•What's the Sense? The Five Senses. Tuesdays, through Jan. 27, 1:30 p.m. Ticket required.

Miller Branch

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

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Bring on the Games. Mon., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

•Calming Crafts. Mon., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

•Creating Your Family History Narrative. Jan. 17, 2 p.m.

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

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

•Family Movie: 'Balto.' Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.

•Healthy Kids. Thursdays, Jan. 8-29, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

•Meet the Author: Majid Fotuhi: Sleep and Your Brain. Thu., Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Learn to boost brain capacity at any age.

•My Amazing Time Capsule. Tue., Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Registration required.

•Picture Book Parade. Fridays, Jan. 9-30, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.

•Preserving Your Family Papers and Photographs. Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.

•Science Club: Magnetics. Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Registration required.

•Tae Kwon Do: Tiny Tigers. Mon., Jan. 12, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Registration and signed release form required.

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

•Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club: Winter Blooms. Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m. Ages 9-11. Registration and signed release form required.

Savage Branch

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

•Be a Book Artist. Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.

•Blood Pressure Screening. Mon., Jan. 12, 10 a.m.

•Family Movie: 'The Lego Movie.' Jan. 23, 3 p.m.

•Go Figure. Wednesdays, Jan. 7-28, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

•Hands Only CPR and AED. Jan. 17, 3 p.m. Ages 9-18. Registration requested.

•Picture Book Parade. Tue., Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.

•Preparing for Tax Time. Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

•Recycled Race Cars. Sat., Jan. 10, 3 p.m. Ages 9-12. Registration required.

•Writer's Group. Mon., Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

Howard County

Law Library

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

•Legal Advice in Civil Law Matters. 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; and first and third Fridays, 9 a.m. Free.

The Columbia Maryland Family History Center

4251 Columbia Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-1642.

Free access to several subscription genealogy websites such as Ancestry.com, 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.

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