Takoma Park Maryland Library · 101 Philadelphia Avenue · Takoma Park Maryland 20912 USA · 301.891.7259

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.
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Sunday, Dec. 21, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 19
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Join us on the Winter Solstice for winter and holiday crafts.
This event is for all ages.

Join us on Jan. 11 for DIY Bracelet Making.
This event is for children ages 8 and up.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
THERE IS NO BEDTIME STORIES IN DECEMBER. THE PROGRAM WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015 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.



 
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
Sunday, Feb. 1, Apr. 5
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Free Play/Building with LEGO.
Some months we have a theme for kids to try out.
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 ages 5-12, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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

We are always looking for students to help out with the LEGO program for SSL hours. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for generously supplying us with the materials for this event!
 
MOOC: Shakespeare: O
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.
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.
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
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
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.
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.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Saturday, Dec. 20, 3 p.m.
Local musician Wendy Lanxner and her young guitar students return on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. for our annual Holiday Sing-A-Long. We'll sing songs of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, accompanied by Wendy and her students. It's fun for all ages! Song sheets will be provided, and no registration is necessary.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m.
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Babytime! : Calling all babies, ages birth through 12 months: it's time for Babytime! Each Wednesday morning in January, from 11-11:30 a.m., we'll meet to sing songs and rhymes, learn some fingerplays and read some simple stories. Parents, 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 as you learn some fun -- and educational --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 five 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
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10:30 am
Yoga Storytime for 2-4 year olds. Enjoy songs, poses, and a story with your child.
This is a 30 minute program and you will be expected to sign a waiver.
 
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2:00
Join us for a Teddy Bear Picnic celebration of teddy bear stories, songs, rhymes, snacks, and fun.

Don't forget to bring your teddy bear and a blanket!

2:00-3:00 pm
 

Every Teddy Bear who's been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There's lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
'Cause that's the way the
Teddy Bears have their picnic.

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Sunday, Mar. 8, 2:00
Join us for a library program during YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Assocation's) Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015.

For tweens and teens.
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