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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.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
MOOC: Marriage and t
Computer Room B
Sundays May 24-June 21, 12:30pm
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
The online portion of Marriage and the Movies begins on May 18th.  Register for that at ?https://www.coursera.org/course/marriageandmovies

We will meet the following five Sundays at 12:30pm in Computer Room B to discuss the lectures and watch films.  There will be some films scheduled for other times to be determined, but we will show as many as we can during the regular weekly meetings.  

As an early kickoff, we will show the first film, Wild Orchids, on Sunday May 17th at the end of the Historical Fiction MOOC meeting, at 1:30 pm.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, June 2, July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Wear your PJs, bring your teddy or other stuffed favorites 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.



 
Scribbler’s Cabal
Takoma Park Maryland Library
most Fridays, 4 p.m.
Register Online 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 most 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.
Tuesday Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesdays at 10 AM and then again at 11
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Sign 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!
Crafts for Kids: Father’s Day Crafts!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Jun 14, July 19, Aug. 16 and Wednesday, June 24, July 8, July 29
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Make a craft for your dad!
June 14, 2:00-3:00
For All Ages

June 24 is Rainbow Crafts
All Ages
LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, June 7, July 12, Sept. 6
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Free Play/Building with LEGO.
Some months we have a theme for kids to try out.
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!
 
Yoga Storytime for 2-4 year olds
Takoma Park Maryland Library
June 13, July 25, September 5
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
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. Bring a blanket if you'd like!
 
Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Senora Geiza will return Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m.!

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. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Comics Jam
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 4 p.m.
Dave Burbank, our graphic novel guru, leads our monthly comics book club, on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 4 p.m. No registration is required to this fun program, which concludes with Dave -- our staff artist -- taking "drawing requests" from the audience.
Wonderful Ones!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
 It's time for the "Wonderful Ones"! Each Wednesday morning in May, 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!

PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.



  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Twosies
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Get ready -- it's time for Twosies! Each Wednesday morning in June, 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 four classes; please register only if you can make all four classes, barring illness, as we often have people on our waiting list. Thanks for understanding.)

Children must be between the ages of 24 months through 36 months.
 
PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.

The next Petites Chansons is SATURDAY, June 6 at 10:30.

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.
Summer Quest Kick-Off
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Jun. 8, 7 p.m.
Join us on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. as we launch our latest Summer Quest summer reading program! We're the only library in Maryland to create our own summer reading program, courtesy of the creativity of library assistant Dave Burbank and the generous funding of our Friends of the Library. Don't worry if you can't make it to the kick-off, however -- you can sign up anytime during the summer for Summer Quest, which will conclude with a party in early September. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Library Opens Late
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Jun. 15, 4 p.m.
On Monday, June 15, the Library will open at 4 p.m. -- instead of noon -- due to staff training.
Caldecott Club: A Family Book Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Jun. 18, 7 p.m.
All are welcome to join us on Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. for our monthly Caldecott Club. At our program, we'll read some wonderful just-published picture books, all of which are eligible for the 2016 Caldecott Medal. We'll discuss them, and then vote on our favorite. As always, we'll have lemonade and cookies! No registration is required for this fun program. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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