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.
Sunday, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 9
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
THERE IS NO SPANISH CICLE TIME MARCH 5 OR 12.NOTE: Starting in July, there will be ONE session of Spanish Circle Time. It will take place each Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m.
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.
Tuesday, April 14, May 5
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, May 5
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.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.
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
There is NO Circle Time on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2019. See you Jan. 7, 2020!
NOTE: We are now hosting ONLY ONE Tuesday Circle Time, which will take place at 10:30 a.m.. Please mark your calendars!
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.
Occasional Friday Afternoons
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
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
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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.
Occasional Tuesday Afternoons
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
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.
Wednesday, April 1, 15, 22, 29
THERE WILL BE NO PROGRAM APRIL 8.
Calling all babies, ages birth through 18 months: it's time for Babytime! For four Wednesday mornings in April from 11-11:30 a.m. we'll meet to sing songs and rhymes, learn some fingerplays, and read some simple stories.
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 and caregivers as you learn some fun ways to interact with your little one.
(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.)
PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.