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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.
 Limit by audience:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, May 3, June 7, July 12, Sept. 6
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
The optional theme for May will be FOOD!

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!
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
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, MAY 2 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.
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!
Sunday Crafts: Father’s Day Crafts!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Jun 14, July 19, Aug. 16
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Make a craft for your dad!
June 14, 2:00-3:00
For All Ages
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!
 
Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 11, Sept. 8
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
The theme for May will be Superheroes! 

Come in PJs, bring your teddy or other stuffed favorites as we read some stories and sing some songs in this half-hour program.
And 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.  But include a parent's e-mail address.



 
MOOC: Historical Fic
MOOC: Historical Fiction
Computer Room B
Sundays Mar 15-May 17, 12:30pm
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Plagues, Witches and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction
Follow the lectures and readings in the free online Coursera course at ?https://www.coursera.org/learn/historical-fiction

and join us on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 in Computer Room B to discuss the week's material.  There will be coffee and good conversation.  
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.
Humorist/Kids’ Author Dave Barry
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Well-known humorist and kids' author Dave Barry will discuss his newest novel, "The Worst Class Trip Ever," on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium. Barry, who has written numerous books for both kids and adults, first came to national prominence with his syndicated humor column, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. In "The Worst Class Trip Ever," Barry tells the hilarious story of several eighth graders who go on a school trip to Washington, D.C., and find themselves both in trouble with their teachers and in danger from some mysterious men who may just be targeting the President. Politics & Prose will sell copies of Barry's books, but the event is free and no purchase is required.
Caldecott Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Please join us on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. for the next meeting of the Caldecott Club, our family book club. We meet once a month to read together some of the best new picture books. We then discuss them and vote on our favorites. As a bonus, lemonade and cookies are served at each program! No registration required for this program. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Picture Book Creators Michelle Knudsen and Matt Phelan
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Matt Phelan will read and discuss their new picture book, "Marilyn's Monster," on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. In the book, aimed at ages 3-7, Knudsen and Phelan tell the story of a little girl who grows impatient at being the only kid without a monster and goes off in search of one to call her own. Politics & Prose will sell copies of the book, but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.
Graphic Novelist Jorge Aguirre
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Join us on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. when artist Jorge Aguirre presents his newest graphic novel for kids, "Dragons Beware!" The book, aimed at ages 7-12, is a sequel to the popular "Giants Beware!" Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Aguirre's books, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
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.
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