Takoma Park Maryland Library

Takoma Park Maryland Library Programs

Join us for upcoming programs at the library or online
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
Drag Queen Story Hou
Sunday, Jun. 5, 1:00 PM
Join us for a Drag Queen Story Hour with Citrine!

IN-PERSON PROGRAM

Sponsored by Panthers and Dolphins Rainbow Club & Friends of Takoma Park Maryland Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meet the Illustrator
Sunday, Jun. 12, 2:00 pm
Meet and greet Orpheus Collar, illustrator of The Kane Chronicles Trilogy and the Percy Jackson amd the Olympians series!
 

This event is free.


Here's a short bio of Orpheus, borrowed from his website (orpheusartist.com):

Hi, Orpheus Collar here! I draw for fun and profit, as a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist on The Kane Chronicles Trilogy, currently in development at Netflix, and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, currently being adapted on Disney +. As a visual consultant for motion pictures, I've worked on Advertisements you've seen, TV shows & Music videos you might have seen, and movies you'll likely never see.

Based out of Hollywood, made in Baltimore. When not on assignment, I enjoyed world travel, motorcycling, and street hustling as a 6 minute portrait artist. In 2018 I co-founded a Not-for-Profit called Drawing Us Together, which brought free hand-made portraiture to underseen communities before a global pandemic made large gatherings untenable.
 
IN-PERSON PROGRAM
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cuentos musicales pa
Anne St between University Blvd and Hammond Ave
Saturday, Jun. 25, 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Join Colombian artist Edgar Strova-Ávila as he shares stories from his bilingual book “Doce cuentos musicales para niños / Twelve Bilingual Tales for Children”!

Join us at Takoma Langley Crossroads Summer Mercado at 2:00 PM and then again at 4:00 PM. 

The Summer Mercado event will be held at Anne St, between University Blvd and Hammond Ave.

IN-PERSON PROGRAM

 

Sponsored by Takoma Langley Crossroads.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meet the Author: Min
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 7:00 PM
Meet and greet Minh Lê, author of The Blur!

This event is free.

A book sale and signing will follow!

About The Blur

Meet a child with superhero-like abilities . . . and the parents who are racing to keep up with her in this sweetly funny picturebook about the blur of childhood, from the award-winning creators of Drawn Together.

From the very beginning, there was something different about this child… An ultrasonic voice. Fantastically elastic limbs. Super-magnetic powers. But it wasn’t until the child took her first steps that she became: THE BLUR!
   
Nothing can stand in her way as she takes the world by storm: always on the move and darting into danger! All too soon, she is zipping through the days, and zooming over the years… 
   
Framed as an origin story, here is a fun superhero romp for kids, filled with bold and bright illustrations, that will pull at the hearstrings of every parent.

IN-PERSON PROGRAM

Sponsored by Politics & Prose.
Online
Saturday, Jan. 1
Register here if you are having problems with 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. We can do renewals, verify new cards, etc.

Your actual name and address should match whatever we have on record.
Neighborhood Circle
Weekly: Wednesdays
Join Ms. Kati and Ms. Verónica (and sometimes Mr. Gabe) every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM for our Neighborhood Circle Time. Enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays, movement games, and stories!

IF IT RAINS THE FOLLOWING DATES, WE WILL CANCEL AND NOTIFY YOU!
June 8, August 3-31 

IF IT
RAINS OR IS EXCESSIVELY HOT ANY OTHER DAYS IN JUNE AND JULY, PLEASE JOIN US IN COMMUNITY CENTER AUDITORIUM!


IN-PERSON PROGRAM: STARTING MAY 4!

Mask wearing encouraged indoors.
Canta Juego: Spanish
Weekly: Thursdays

¡Canciones y juegos en español!

Join Señora Geiza every Thursday morning at 10:30 AM for fun songs, movement exercises, and games in Spanish.

Join Online!
Go to https://zoom.us/ Then put in Meeting ID: 959-5178-5847 and Meeting Password: 793725.

ONLINE PROGRAM

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Comics Jam
Monthly

Join us to read comics aloud. Then watch staff artist, Dave, drawing your requests live! 

The program meets the second Wednesday of every month from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

Join In Person!
Meet us in the Children's Room.

Join Online!
Go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting," then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285 

ONLINE PROGRAM & IN-PERSON PROGRAM

Mask wearing encouraged.

Scribbler’s Ca
Weekly: Thursdays

If you like to draw, please join staff artist Dave every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30 PM for Scribbler's Cabal! 

Participants draw and share when comfortable, all while exploring how images tell stories.

Join In Person!
Meet us in the Children's Room.

Join Online!
Go to 
https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting" then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285.

ONLINE PROGRAMIN-PERSON PROGRAM

Kids’ Art
Monthly
Art activities for kids and their families. Create at the library in the Children's Room or get supplies to-go.

IN-PERSON PROGRAM


Mask wearing encouraged.

Sunday, May 1, 1:00-3:00: Flower Crowns
Make a crown of your choice using paper, decorative tape, ribbon, jewels, and objects from nature. Kids of all ages welcome

Saturday, May  7, 1:00-2:00: Spin Art
Outside spin art! Use a spinner and washable tempera paint and watercolors to make art.
There will be a demo of how the centrifugal force of a bicycle wheel can also make spin art!
Be prepared to get messy. 

Sunday, June 26, 1:00-3:00: TBA
Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27
baby and parentCalling all babies and their grown-ups!

Baby Time, our program for newborns through 12 month-olds and their grown-ups, is back.

We'll meet in-person, inside every Friday morning in May from 11-11:30 a.m. to sing songs, do fingerplays and rhymes and read some stories.

Registration is required. Please use your child's name and include their age in months.

Don't worry if your baby naps at this time. The program is as much for you as for your baby! It's a chance to meet new families and learn, or reacquaint yourself, with childhood rhymes, fingerplays and songs. We'll also read some books, and talk about what makes a good book for the youngest readers. 

Toddler Time will begin in June and the programs will rotate every month. 

IN-PERSON PROGRAM


Mask wearing encouraged.
Dance Studio
Mondays, June 6, June 13, June 27, 11:00
Get ready to move! Children between 1-year and 3-years old and their caregivers will enjoy songs, dances, finger plays, rhymes, and stories.

We will be in the Dance Studio in the Community Center.

We'll meet in-person, inside, on June 6, June 13, June 27 (Juneteenth, the 20th is a holiday) from 11-11:30 a.m. 

Registration is required. Please use your child's name and include their age in months.

IN-PERSON PROGRAM

Mask wearing encouraged.
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