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
Tuesday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
zoomJoin Ms. Karen every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for an online Circle Time via Zoom! To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." Then put in this Meeting ID: 995-4901-8825 and Meeting Password: 178851.  (Note: These are new credentials as of Aug. 4, and they will be good through the end of the year). At Circle Time, we sing songs, have fun with fingerplays and rhymes, and do lots of dancing and movement exercises. We read one book in the middle of the program. Note: if your child has a birthday coming up, please email Ms. Karen your child's name, age and birthday so we can celebrate! Email: karenm (at) takomaparkmd (dot) gov. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Jun. 25, 10:30 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.

Join the fun at our weekly Zoom Spanish Circle Time, led by Senora Geiza! In this 30-minute online program, kids and adults can sing songs and do rhymes and movement exercises in Spanish. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." The Meeting ID is 966-2757-5745 and Meeting Password is 437375

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
online
Thursday, Jul. 30, 12 pm
or call 301 891 7259.
questionsRegister here if you are having problems trying to use your library card number or have questions about your account.   Be sure to give us your preferred e-mail address, the one you want us to use in contacting you.  

Your actual name and address should match whatever we have on record. 

(Please pay no attention to the date above - this is ongoing. Also ignore the confirmation notice, that was designed for childrens' library programs.)
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Monday, Sep. 7
OPEN MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
CLOSED MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

We have been open for curbside service most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.  Instructions

We will close for holidays such as Labor Day and Veterans Day. And, as this is an experimental program, we may close unexpectdly at other times.  If this happens, we will post notices on Facebook and Twitter.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28
or call 301 891 7259.
The Friends of the Takoma Park Library's Big Book Club, is back in business, via Zoom, thanks to the club's organizer, Phil Schewe. Our book is "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, and our first event is a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. by I. Augustus Durham, assistant professor of English at Lehman College, and a specialist in African-American literature. Depending on how well the Zoom lecture goes, the book club will return, via Zoom, on two or three of the following Wednesday nights (Oct 14, 21, 28) to discuss the book, beginning at 7:30 pm. each night. All are welcome! 
 
Here's the Zoom link to participate in the lecture and discussions: https://zoom.us/j/98408454171?pwd=S25kSjJyTjdnKzdzVzRlRnRFRmpXUT09

You can also get on by going to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting," then put in this Meeting ID: 984-0845-4171 and this Meeting Password: 746434.

Copies of "Beloved," by Toni Morrison, are available at the Library, and may be checked out through our Books-to-Go program. Just email your request to: librarytakomapark@gmail.com Check our catalog first to be sure a copy of the book is available.
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Sunday, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 9
or call 301 891 7259.
Lego Librarian THIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED.
Enjoy free play and building with LEGO at our monthly LEGO Club.
We also have LEGO books and LEGO Club Magazine that kids can use for inspiration.

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.
Sunday, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 9

Please don't bring your own LEGO! We have plenty for everyone to use. We also 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!
 
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
neon signPLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ZOOM VERSION OF SPANISH CIRCLE TIME, HELD EVERY THURSDAY AT 10:30 a.m. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." The Meeting ID is 966-2757-5745 and Meeting Password is 437375

Los jueves.  La  sesión empreza a las 10:30.

Join Señora 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.
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
circlesOur IN-PERSON CIRCLE TIME  IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED. FOR NOW, CHECK OUT THE LISTING FOR OUR ONLINE VERSION, ZOOM CIRCLE TIME.
And if you want an extra dollop of Circle Time in your lives, please check out the video Ms. Karen made of a Circle Time programhttps://youtu.be/gdm85PF4dtU

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 unexpected events.

 
Occasional Friday Afternoons
or call 301 891 7259.
pencilsTHIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED.
CHECK OUT THE LISTING FOR OUR ONLINE VERSION, ZOOM SCRIBBLER'S CABAL


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.
Occasional Monday Evenings
or call 301 891 7259.
Caldecott illustrationTHIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED
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Join our family book club -- our Caldecott Club! Each month, we read 4 new picture books -- all possibilities for the Caldecott Medal. We discuss each book, using our "kid-friendly" Caldecott criteria, then vote on our favorite at the end of each night. Lemonade and cookies (including gluten-, nut- & dairy-free alternatives) are served at each Caldecott Club meeting courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. Sponsored by Friends of the 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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THIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY OPEN.
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.
Occasional Tuesday Afternoons
or call 301 891 7259.
THIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED.
CHECK OUT THE LISTING FOR OUR WEEKLY ONLINE VERSION, ZOOM 
COMICS JAM.


Join us for this fun, once-a-month "Comics Book Club" program which takes place on the second Tuesday each month at 4 p.m., Sept.-June. At our program Library Associate Dave Burbank reads comics aloud; as he reads, the comics are projected on a big screen so that everyone can follow along. The program concludes with Dave, who is our staff artist, taking drawing requests from the audience. No registration required.
Occasional Saturdays or Sundays
or call 301 891 7259.
diceTHIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY OPEN.
Join game-master Dave Burbank for this monthly session of Alternative Games, including Dungeons & Dragons. The event, which takes place from 2-4 p.m., is aimed at kids ages 8 up; registration required. NOTE: The program normally takes place the last weekend of the month, but sometimes is on Saturday and sometimes Sunday. We'll send an email with the latest program date to all who are registered.
 
Friday, May 8, 4 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
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If you like to draw, please join Library Associate Dave Burbank every Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. for our online Scribbler's Cabal via Zoom! To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting" then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285. At the program, everyone focuses on their own drawing, and shares as they feel comfortable. 
Friday, Jun. 12, 10:30 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
ZOOM YOGA ON HIATUS!

Friday, 10:30 a.m. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." Then put in this Meeting ID: 669-381-6885 and Meeting Password: 423812
Enjoy a story, songs, puppets, and of course some fun yoga poses!
Don't worry if you don't have your own mat. Just wear some comfy clothes.
Wednesday, Sep. 2, 4 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
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Calling all comics lovers! Join Library Associate Dave Burbank every Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m., for our online Comics Jam via Zoom. To participate, go to: https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting," then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285. At the program, Mr. Dave will read and show comics, then conclude by taking "drawing requests" from participants. 
Saturdays, October 3, 10, November 7, 9 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
Yoga Storytime is going outdoors!
PLEASE ONLY REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN'S NAMES!
THERE WILL BE NO PROGRAM OCT. 17, OCT. 24 & OCT. 31
if weather permits, the program will resume November 7.


Let's move our bodies in traditional yoga postures (tree pose, downward dog, child's pose, triangle pose, etc.) as well as silly and playful movements and actions. 
I will also read a story and maybe even take out the bubble machine!

Join me at the Takoma Park Recreation Center lawn at 7315 New Hampshire Avenue on Saturdays
For physical distancing we are limiting to 8 children, ages 3 and up, and their grownup. Please let me know if you'd like to bring a younger sibling. Registration is required. 
Masks are required for adults. If kids can wear them, try to do so. 

If you have a yoga or exercise mat or towel you may bring your own. However, if you don't have one, don't worry!
We will have sanitized mats available for use. 

Also, please know that there is no restroom access at this time. 
Wear comfy clothes and don't worry if you've never done yoga before! 
In case of rain, we may have to cancel. 

Starting in September we're moving to Saturdays! 

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