Library Events

Join us for upcoming programs at the Takoma Park Maryland Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Interested in a children's program? Register each child individually, under the child's name, and please indicate age.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
Kids and adults are welcome at a special Family Craft program -- in French and English -- led by French author Sophie Glasser on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. Glasser will talk about her new book, Le Gros Manuel (Le Big Manual in English), which is a compilation of 182 activities to do with children ages 3-12. Glasser will also lead a craft activity or two from the book. Politics & Prose will be selling both French and English copies of the book, but our event is free and no purchase is required to attend. Registration is NOT required, but we encourage you to register so that we can make sure to have enough craft supplies for all! Sponsored by Embassy of France.
Kids Art
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, December 10, January 21, February 25, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17
or call 301 891 7259.
LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3
or call 301 891 7259.
Lego Librarian Enjoy free play and building with LEGO at our monthly LEGO Club.
We also have many LEGO books and LEGO Club Magazine that kids can use for inspiration.

The American Library Association's (ALA's) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has partnered with LEGO to provide a digital toolkit to inspire creating, playing, making, and sharing. Children learn and have fun while they share, play, and build with LEGO in the library. 

For kids ages 3-10, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Please don't bring your own LEGO! We have plenty of LEGO for everyone to use. We have Duplos for younger children.

Thank you to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for generously supplying us with the materials for this event!
 
Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:15 AM and at 11 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
neon signLos jueves.  La primera sesión empreza a las 10:15, la segunda a las 11:00.
Por favor elija una o la otra.

Join Senora Geiza every Thursday for a rousing half-hour program of Spanish songs and rhymes. Great for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. The first session begins at 10:15, the second at 11:00.  Please choose one or the other.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, Wednesday April 4, May 2
or call 301 891 7259.
Wear your PJs & bring a favorite lovey as we read some stories and sing some songs.
After our stories and songs, we will do a simple craft!
Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups.

Registration is optional, but allows us to notify you of schedule changes.

Please register the child, not the adult and include a parent's e-mail address.



 
Tuesday Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesdays at 10 AM and 11 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
circlesSign your child up here if you want to receive notification of Circle Time cancelations.  Rarely, but once in while, we have to skip Circle Time because of storms, ice, sickness - unexpected events.

Note: there are two 30 minute Circle Times, one from 10-10:30 a.m. and the second from 11-11:30 a.m. Because of crowding, we ask people to attend one or the other. Thanks!
Library Closed
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Jan 15 & 16, Feb 19 & 20, May 28 & 29, Jul 4, Sep 3 & 4, Nov 10, 11, 23, 24, 25, 26, Dec 24 & 25
closed bookWe do close sometimes!  For Monday holidays we close Sundays as well.  If the library is closed, the computer rooms are closed as well. 

Because of weather, we may close unexpectedly on other days.  Always check if you have doubts.  301.891.7259    When this happens, scheduled programs are cancelled or postponed.
Scribbler’s Cabal
Takoma Park Maryland Library
occasional Fridays, Sept-June, 4 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
TO KEEP UPDATED AS TO WHETHER THE SCRIBBLER'S CABAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON A FRIDAY, PLEASE REGISTER!
Calling all young artists! Please join us to draw together occasional Fridays at 4 p.m. Our Scribbler's Cabal program is led by Dave Burbank, library assistant and artist extraordinaire. Bring a sketchbook, pencil or pen, and your creativity, and come draw with Dave! All are welcome, but we ask that you register because Dave is off every third Friday or so. We'll send an weekly email reminder to everyone who registers so you'll know whether the program is taking place.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Yoga Storytime for 2-4 year olds
Takoma Park Maryland Library
February 3
yoga (pixabay image)Yoga Storytime for 2-4 year olds. Enjoy yoga poses, songs, and a story with your child.
This is a 30-45 minute program.
We have yoga mats available. 
Saturday, 10:30 am
 
Wonderful Ones!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 15, 22 & 29, 11 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.

It's time for the "Wonderful Ones"! For three Wednesday mornings in November, we'll gather from 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to sing songs and rhymes, read a few stories and do lots -- and LOTS! -- of movement exercises. Most importantly, we'll have fun together! Note: this program is offered as a package of four classes; please register only if you can make all four classes (barring illness, of course) as we often have people on our waiting list. Thanks for understanding!



  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Our Mutual Friend
Takoma Park Community Center
Wednesdays, Nov 1st, 15th and 29th
Our Mutual FriendOur big book for the fall is Dickens’ last fully-completed novel, Our Mutual Friend. 

Discussions Oct.18th, Nov. 1st, 15th and 29th.

You can find the full text online at Gutenberg. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Comics Jam
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.
The next Comics Jam is POSTPONED from Tuesday, November 14 to Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.  Please join us then for some fun reading comics!

Come have fun reading comics on the big screen with our comics expert Dave Burbank! At the end of each Comics Jam programs, Dave takes "drawing requests" from the audience. Comics Jam is held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, at 4 p.m. No registration required.
Petites Chansons/French Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
once a month on a Saturday at 10:30 September-June; call or check website for more information
or call 301 891 7259.
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The next Petites Chansons will take place on Sat. Nov. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome, bienvenue, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and your grown-ups!  Join Madame Marie as she leads us in French songs and rhymes. You don't need to know French to enjoy this program.
Registration optional.  If you do register, we can let you know the next date for the program, and also contact you in case of cancellation.

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Caldecott Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.

CaldecottJoin us once a month for our Caldecott Club, a.k.a. our family book club, where we read and discuss the newest illustrated books eligible for the Caldecott Medal. The Medal is given annually by the American Library Association to the best-illustrated book for ages birth through 14 so we look at a wide range of books! Generally, we read 3-5 books each month, discussing each one, and then voting on our favorite at the end of the evening. We also serve lemonade and cookies. Registration isn't necessary, but it is helpful if you want to receive an email each month with a reminder of the latest date. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Twosies!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20
or call 301 891 7259.

TWOSIES: Get ready -- it's time for Twosies! For three Wednesday mornings in December, we'll meet from 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to sing songs and rhymes, do some movement exercises and read several books. We'll conclude each session with a simple craft. (Note: this program is offered as a package of threeclasses; please register only if you can make all threeclasses, barring illness, as we often have people on our waiting list. Thanks for understanding.)
PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU

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