May 27, 2011

East Columbia Branch — 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-313-7700.

•5k and Family Fun Run. June 4, 8 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library to benefit the library. Course begins and end at East Columbia Branch. to register.

•All Together Now. Mondays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. Limited space; tickets are available at children's desk 30 minutes before class.

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

•Box Lunch. Second Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.

•Summer Reading Kickoff. June 4, 9 a.m. Register for a summer reading club. Featuring face painting, Wii games, Hawaiian dance demonstration and more.

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, 11:15 a.m. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.

•Teen Advisory Board. Thu., May 26, 4 p.m.

Glenwood Branch — 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. 410-313-5577.

•Blood pressure screening. First and third Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

•Contemporary Fiction. June 6, 7 p.m. "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," by Alexander McCall Smith.

•Farmers' Market Chef. June 4, 10 a.m.

•Readers' Tea at 10. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

•Teen Advisory Board. Tue., May 31, 7 p.m.

Howard County 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. June 14, 7 p.m. "The Careful Use of Compliments," by Alexander McCall Smith.

•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.

•Play Partners. Fridays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 minutes.

•Steampunk: The Party. June 21, 7 p.m. Steampunk merges Victorian sensibilities with modern technology: think steam-driven robots and turbo-charged stagecoaches.

Howard County Law Library — 8360 Court Ave., Ellicott City. 410-313-4851.

•Law Advice. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon. An attorney is available to give free legal advice to self-represented litigants in civil, nonfamily matters. No appointment is necessary.

Miller Branch — 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950.

•Beep Beep Bingo. June 6, 6:30 p.m. Ages 5 and older; 45 minutes.

•English Conversation Club. Wednesdays, 7:45 p.m. Practice speaking and understanding English in a group setting. Register before attending.

•Family movies. Thu., June 2, 6:30 p.m. "Karate Kid" (2010).

•Howard County Library Teen Idol. June 21 and 23, 7 p.m. Registration required to audition.

•The Not Bummer Summer. June 13, 4:30 and 7 pm. Celebrate the release of the new Judy Moody movie. Ages 6-10.

Savage Branch — 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel. 410-880-5975.

•Asian American Literature. Third Mondays, 7 p.m.

•Blood pressure screenings. Second Monday, 12:30-3 p.m. Free.

•Mystery. June 8, 7 p.m. "Dog Tags," by David Rosenfelt.

•Nonfiction. June 15, 7 p.m. "The Bolter," by Frances Osborne.

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