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Meet Kate DiCamillo!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Friday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
Join us on Friday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium (7500 Maple Ave.) to meet a true children's literature star! Kate DiCamillo, the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the current Newbery Medalist, will talk abut her books, including Newbery Medal-winning "Flora & Ulysses" and "Tale of Despereaux." After her program, Kate will sign books. Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling copies of Kate's books, but the program is free and no purchase is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.



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Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
Computer Room B
Sunday, Sep. 14, 12:30 pm (Sundays, Sept 14-Nov 16, 12:30pm)
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Modern & Contemporar
Follow Coursera's free, 10 week online ModPo course and join us on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 pm to discuss the lectures and poems.  Be sure to register at https://www.coursera.org/course/modernpoetry as well to gain access to the course materials. First meeting is Sunday, September 14th.


End of Summer Quest Party
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Sep. 8, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Join us on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. for a gala celebration of another successful Summer Quest program! We'll talk about the books we loved (or loathed), discuss possible themes for next year's Summer Quest, and show off our "make or do" creations. There will be lemonade and cupcakes, and everyone will leave with free books. Please register so we can be sure to have enough cupcakes for all!
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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LGBTQ+ Awareness
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 7:30
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Do you know the difference between gender identity and gender expression?
How to support someone who comes out to you?
The meaning of the word intersex?

These questions and more will be answered at LGBTQ+ Awareness, a presentation about different sexual orientations and gender identities.

LGBTQ Resources will be available. This program is for all ages.
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Babytime
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. (Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22)
BABYTIME WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER. REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT. 1.

Calling all babies, ages birth through 12 months: it's time for Babytime! For the first four Wednesday morning in October, from 11-11:30 a.m., we'll meet to sing songs and rhymes, learn some fingerplays and read some simple stories. Parents, don't worry if your little one sleeps at this time in the morning. Just bring them and prepare to have fun meeting other parents as you learn some fun -- and educational --ways to interact with your little one. (Note: this program is offered as a package of five classes; please register only if you can make all five classes, barring illness, as we often have people on our waiting list. Thanks for understanding.) NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO BABYTIME PROGRAM ON OCT. 29.
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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Wonderful Ones
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. (Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26)
WONDERFUL ONES WILL RESUME IN NOVEMBER. REGISTRATION BEGINS OCT. 1.
It's time for the "Wonderful Ones"! Each Wednesday morning 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! Note: children must be between the ages of 12 months through 24 months.

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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Twosies
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Dec. 3, (Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17)
TWOSIES WILL RESUME IN DECEMBER. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 1.

Get ready -- it's time for Twosies! For the first 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 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.)
NOTE: There will be no programs on  December 24 and December 31. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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