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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:
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United States
Mar. 9 at 3:30; Mar. 15 at 2:00
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Join us for a library program during YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Assocation's) Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015. The theme is Libraries are for Making...

We will DIY a 'Wreck this Journal.'
We have blank journals and materials available for participants. Feel free to bring your own.

For tweens and teens.
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Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Mar. 3, April 7, May 5
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
BEDTIME STORIES, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 3, at 7 p.m., HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY, MARCH 10, at 7 p.m.

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.



 
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MOOC: Historical Fic
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.  
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.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Thursday, January 22 will be the last Spanish Circle Time for several weeks. Senora Geiza will return Thursday, April 2.

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.
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!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.
The Comics Jam program scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015  is postponed until the following Tuesday, Feb. 17.

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.
United States
Sunday, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 10, Jun 14
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Make Your Own Journal on March 15 at 2:00.

 
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Ap. 12, May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept. 6
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Free Play/Building with LEGO.
Some months we have a theme for kids to try out. February's is Your Favorite Book. Build something directly from the pages of a book or something more imaginative.
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 up to age 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 little ones.

Thank you to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for generously supplying us with the materials for this event!
 
Takoma Park Maryland Library
June 13, July 25
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!
 
MOOC: Language of Ho
Computer Room B
Sundays, Feb 8-Mar 15, 12:30
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.

The Language of Hollywood:
Storytelling, Sound, and Color

This Film History course explores how fundamental changes in film technology, including sound and color, affected popular Hollywood storytelling.

Follow Coursera’s "Language of Hollywood" course online from February 2 through March 15, and join us Sunday afternoons at 12:30 to discuss each week’s material.  Be sure to also register with Coursera at https://www.coursera.org/course/hollywood
 
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.

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.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU


Get ready -- it's time for Twosies! Each Wednesday morning in March, 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.)
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Mar. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Award-winning children's novelist Pam Munoz Ryan will discuss her newest book, "Echo," on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. In “Echo,” aimed at readers ages 9-14, Ryan weaves together history and fantasy as she tells the stories of three children connected by the magical power of a harmonica. School Library Journal notes that “Ryan has created three contemporary characters who, through faith and perseverance, write their own happy endings, inspiring readers to believe they can do the same.” Kirkus Reviews gave “Echo” a coveted “star,” calling the book “a grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance, it's worth every moment of readers' time. “  Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Ryan’s book at our event, but the program is free and no purchase is required.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Please join us four Wednesday mornings in April from 11-11:30 a.m. for our popular Baby Time program! We'll sing some songs, do some rhymes and bounces, and read some simple stories. Grown-ups, please don't worry if your little one is napping at this time; our program is meant as much for adults as for babies! A few notes: first, babies must be 12 months or under. Also, we offer this program as a "package" of four classes, and ask you to sign up only if you can make all four classes (barring illness, of course). Thanks for understanding, as we often have a waiting list for this program. Finally, there is NO CLASS on April 1.

PLEASE SIGN UP USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS! THANKS.
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Graphic novelists Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez will present their new book for kids, "Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure" on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. In the book, Spiegelman and Sanchez  tell the story of a boy named Pablo, who gets separated from his schoolmates on a class trip and has to figure out how to navigate the NYC subway system. In a starred review, Kirkus noted that the book is "required reading for anyone, tourist or resident, mystified by or anxious about using arguably the greatest public-transportation system on the planet.." At our event,  Politics & Prose will be selling copies of "Lost in NYC," but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.
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