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.


•Costume Parade. Oct. 31, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Families, up to age 10.

•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.

•Favorites From American Culture. Mon., Oct. 27, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Explore traditional stories, songs and rhymes that reinforce American cultural literacy. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

•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.

•Ed Emberley's Not-So-Scary Monsters. Fri., Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Ages 3-5. Ticket required.

•Fall Prints: Leaf. Thu., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Ages 3-5.

•Fall Prints: Pumpkin. Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Ages 3-5.

•Music of the Renaissance and Early Baroque with Sine Nomine. Thu., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

•Share a Scare. Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Share some scary silly books and spooky songs, then make a creepy craft. Ages 3-5.

•Teen Investor. Thu., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Learn to pick stocks and maximize returns. Ages 13-17.

Elkridge Branch

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

•Eerie Edibles. Oct. 31, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Parade in costume through the library and into the senior center to create a spooky edible snack. Ages 2-5. Registration required.

•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.

•Horrific Snacks. Sat., Oct. 25, 1 p.m. Registration required.

•Inspiring Illustrators: Denise Fleming. Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m. Learn how pictures tell and enhance stories, by reading and discussing the works of selected illustrators. Ages 6 and older. Registration required.

•Journey Cover to Cover. Third Thursdays, noon.

•Maximize your History Day Research. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Meet History Day judges and learn strategies to locate sources. Ages 11-17, with parents. Registration required.

•Pumpkins with Personality. Thu., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Miller Branch

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

•Bas Bleu. Third Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

•Dress as your Favorite Book Character. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Listen to stories and songs, then show off costumes in a parade. Ages 5-8.

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

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

•Monster Makeover. Oct. 31, 4 p.m. Get make-up advice for Halloween costumes.

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

Savage Branch

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

•Be a Book Artist. Mon., Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. Create illustrations for your favorite book.

Howard County

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.

•Family Law Self Help Workshop. Nov. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Circuit Court for Howard County is offering a series of programs designed to assist litigants to represent themselves in family law matters. If interested in attending, contact Lisa Mohink, deputy court administrator, 410-313-2293 or lisa.mohink@mdcourts.gov. Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

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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