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LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Apr. 5
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Inspired by Halloween, November's theme is Surrealism.

Think about creating something surprising, weird and wonderful, dreamlike, unreal, that couldn't happen in real life. This is a challenge! My favorite example is a LEGO Panthouse, which is just what it sounds like--a House made out of Pants!

Give it a try and then enjoy some free play!  

For kids ages 5-12, 1:30-3 p.m,

Please don't bring your own LEGO! We have plenty of LEGO for everyone to use.



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MOOC: Shakespeare: O
MOOC: Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance
Computer Room B
Sundays, October 5-December 21st, 2pm
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Shakespeare wrote for a popular audience and was immensely successful. Shakespeare is also rightly regarded as one of the greatest playwrights the world has known. This course will try to understand both Shakespeare’s popularity and his greatness by starting from a simple premise: that the fullest appreciation of Shakespeare can be achieved only when literary study is combined with analysis of the plays as theatre. Follow the free Edx course online and join us for group discussions on Sunday afternoons.

Update: We plan to start our Sunday sessions on the 12th, not the 5th, of October.  We have copies of the six plays in the library if you prefer print.


Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Nov. 4, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
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.


Bedtime Stories in December is CANCELED.
 
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Scribbler’s Cabal
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.
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Sunday Crafts for Kids
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday 2:00-4:00. Dec. 21, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar.15, Apr. 19
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2:00-4:00 pm. All ages.



 
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Tuesday Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesdays at 10 AM and then again at 11
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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!
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Modern & Contemporar
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
Computer Room B
Sundays, Sept 14-Nov 16, 12:30pm
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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.

Update:  We will skip the first Sunday in October and resume on October 12th.
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Caldecott Club!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Mondays, Sept. 22, Oct. 20,Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
Join us one Monday evening a month at 7 p.m. for our Caldecott Club, a family book club. Each month, we'll read some great new pictures books, discuss their merits as possibilities for the 2015 Caldecott Medal, and then vote on our favorites. Lemonade and cookies will be served! The next dates are: Sept. 22, Octo. 20 & Nov. 24. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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Petites Chansons/French Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
once a month on a Saturday at 10:30 September-June; call or check website for more information
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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.
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Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
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.
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Wonderful Ones
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26
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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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Rainbow Fairy Party
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2-4
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Are you a fan of the Rainbow Fairy series? Enjoy a fairytale, fairy crafts, and fairy snacks with your fellow winged friends. Costumes are welcome!
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International Games Day: Dungerons & Dragons
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
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Come join us on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to celebrate International Games Day by playing Dungeons& Dragons. The game is best for ages 8 up, and spaces are limited.
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Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m.
Join us on Sunday, November 23 at 1 p.m. for a special event featuring Caldecott Medalist John Klassen. Our program will be focused on Klassen's illustrations for a new book,  "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole," which was written by Mac Barnett. Klassen won the 2013 Caldecott Medal for "This Is Not My Hat;" he also won a 2013 Caldecott Honor (a rare feat) for his illustrations for "Extra Yarn," which also was written by Barnett.
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Twosies
Takoma Park Maryland Library
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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