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.
Sunday, June 9, July 21, August 25, September 22
or call 301 891 7259.
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June 9, July 21, August 25, September 22

 
Sunday, June 2, July 14, August 4, September 8
or call 301 891 7259.
Lego Librarian 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, June 2, July 14, August 4, September 8

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 10:15 AM and at 11 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
neon signLos jueves.  La primera sesión empreza a las 10:15, la segunda a las 11:00.
Por favor elija una o la otra.

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. The first session begins at 10:15, the second at 11:00.  Please choose one or the other.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Tuesday, June 2, July 9
or call 301 891 7259.
THERE WILL NOT BE A MAY PROGRAM. 
NEXT BEDTIME STORIES IS JUNE 2 at 7:00 p.m.


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 AM and 11 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
circlesSign 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!
2019: Jan 1, 20 & 21, Feb 17 & 18, May 26 & 27, Jul 4, Sep 1 & 2, Nov 11, 28, 29, 30, Dec 1, 24, 25
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We do close sometimes!  For Monday holidays we usually close Sundays as well.  If the library is closed, the computer rooms are also closed. 

Because of weather, we may close unexpectedly on other days.  Always check if you have doubts.  301.891.7259    When this happens, scheduled programs are cancelled or postponed.
Occasional Friday Afternoons
or call 301 891 7259.
pencilsTO 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 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.
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22
or call 301 891 7259.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL NOT BE HAVING CLASS ON WED. MAY 29!
The next Toddler Time is in August.


Toddler Time is coming in May! Each Wednesday morning in May, 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 five classes; please register only if you can make all five classes (barring illness, of course) as we often have people on our waiting list. Thanks for understanding!

PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.

Children should be between the ages of 18 months and 36 months. If you must bring a sibling, please email me, Kati Nolfi, children's librarian, at kathrynn@takomaparkmd.gov. Thank you!

Occasional Monday Evenings
or call 301 891 7259.
Caldecott illustrationJoin 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
or call 301 891 7259.
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Next: May 25

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.
Occasional Saturdays or Sundays
or call 301 891 7259.
diceJoin 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.
 
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26
or call 301 891 7259.

It's Preschool Time! 

Have fun learning concepts (shapes, counting, colors, etc.) and skills (scissor practice, name writing, taking turns, etc.) through songs, stories, fingerplays, and activities.
For children 3-5 years old
11:00-11:45


PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU
Monday, Jun. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Join us Monday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. for the launch of our SummerQuest 2019 summer reading program, created by Library Associate -- and artiste extraordinaire -- Dave Burbank. At our event, Dave will introduce this year's SummerQuest adventure story, which includes 10 reading challenges. Then participants will be able to choose their SummerQuest character, register and start reading! If you can't make it on June 10, don't worry; you can sign up anytime during the summer. Remember: SummerQuest is for all ages! We've got special reading challenges for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and we encourage grown-ups to use the 10 reading challenges as a way to broaden their own reading of adult books. We'll end SummerQuest in early September with a party; stayed tuned for the date and more details. Thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for sponsoring our SummerQuest program for more than 20 years! Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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