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.

•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 Movies. Aug. 21, 3 p.m. "Charlotte's Web."

•Kindergarten, Here We Come. Aug. 16, 4 p.m.; Aug. 17, 2 p.m.; and Aug. 18, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Stories and activities to help mark the important first day. Registration required.

•Movin' Up to Middle School. Tue., Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates and discuss the big move. Registration required.

•Noontime. Third Thursdays, noon.

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

•Splat! Thu., Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Learn about asteroids, space ice and more. Ages 7-10. Tickets required.

East ColumbiaBranch

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

•All Together Now. Mondays, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. All ages; 30 minutes.

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

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

•Family Movies. Fri., Aug. 10, 2 p.m. "The Muppets;" Aug. 17, 2 p.m."Hugo." All ages.

•Kindergarten, Here We Come. Mon., Aug. 13, 4 and 7 p.m.; Tue., Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m.; and Aug. 20, 4 p.m. Stories and activities to help mark the important first day. Registration required.

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

•Movin' Up to Middle School. Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates and discuss the big move. Registration required.

Elkridge Branch