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
Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15 & 22
or call 301 891 7259.
two year old Get ready -- it's time for Twosies! Each of the first four Wednesday mornings 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. Children must be between the ages of 24 months and 36 months. (Note: there is no class on June 29. Also, 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!)

PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 7 p.m.
Please join us Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. when author (and Takoma Park resident) Minh Le and illustrator Isabel Roxas unveil their new picture book, "Let Me Finish!" Politics & Prose will sell copies of the book, but the event is free and no purchase is required.
Let Me Finish
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Jun. 9, 7 p.m.

Ben Hatke
Ben Hatke, known for his popular "Zita the Spacegirl" graphic novels, will talk about his new picture book, "Nobody Likes a Goblin," on Thursday June 9 at 7 p.m. Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Hatke's books, but our event is free and no purchase is required.
Scribbler’s Cabal
Takoma Park Maryland Library
most Fridays, 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 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
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!
Kids Art
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday: June 12, July 17, September 18; Wednesday: June 29, July 13, 20, 27
or call 301 891 7259.
image from Deviant Art June 12: Art & Cards for Father's Day
July 17
September 18
2:00-3:00
Kids of all ages are welcome.
One Sunday a month and some Wednesdays in the summer

 
LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, June 5, July 10
or call 301 891 7259.
Lego Librarian Enjoy free play and building with LEGO at our monthly LEGO Club.
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!
 
Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
neon sign 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.
Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5
or call 301 891 7259.
image from Cloudskipper Dreaming 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.
Bedtime Stories is now the first Wednesday of the month and is always at 7:00.

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.



 
Yoga Storytime for 2-4 year olds
Takoma Park Maryland Library
June 25
or call 301 891 7259.
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
 
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.
fleur de lis


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.
Comics Jam
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesdays, April 12, May 10 & June 14 at 4 p.m.
Our next Comics Jam program will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 4 p.m.

Kids and adults are welcome to join us for our monthly Comics Jam program -- our comics book club -- led by the Library's graphic novel guru Dave Burbank. Comics Jam usually takes place on the second Tuesday of the month and begins at 4 p.m. No registration necessary for this program, which concludes with Dave taking "drawing requests" from the audience.
Wonderful Ones!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25
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: Children must be between the ages of 12 months through 24 months for this program)

PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.
 
  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Caldecott Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, May 9, 7 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
medal
Join 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.
MOOC: Memory and Mov
MOOC: Memory and Movies
Computer Room B
Sundays, 5/15-6/19 at 12:30pm. No meeting 5/29
or call 301 891 7259.
Learn  how memory works, why it sometimes fails, and what we can do to enhance memory function, especially as we get older. Clips from films such as "The Princess Bride," "Groundhog Day," and "Memento" will be used to illustrate different aspects of memory. Follow the free course online at  https://www.coursera.org/learn/memory-and-movies/? and join us every Sunday at 12:30 pm for coffee and conversation.  

After each discussion, we will show one of that week's films in its entirety for those who wish to stay. 

 
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