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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Sep. 3, 7 p.m.
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. for a special evening with two award-winning picture book creators, writer Mac Barnett ("Sam & Dave Dig a Hole") and artist Christian Robinson ("Josephine" and "Last Stop on Market Street"). At the event, the two will talk about working together on a  new book, "Leo, A Ghost Story." There also will be special related activities -- Mac and Christian will "knight" members of the audience, who will receive certificates of the new honor. In addition, participants will have a chance to do some chalk drawing, a key elment of "Leo." This event is part of our partnership with Politics & Prose bookstore; Poltiics & Prose will be selling books at the event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
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.
Tuesday Circle Time
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!
Crafts for Kids
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday: Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Sunday Crafternoons
Sept. 20, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13
2-3
Kids of all ages!

 
LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
The September date will be the 13th, the second Sunday of the month. We are closed the first Sunday for Labor Day.

Your challenge for September is Two Cups of Random Bricks! How creative can you get?

Enjoy free play and building with LEGO at our monthly LEGO Club.
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 3-10, 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 younger children.

Thank you to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for generously supplying us with the materials for this event!
 
Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Senora Geiza will return Thursday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m.!

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.
Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
THE NEXT BEDTIME STORIES IS AT 7:00 PM ON SEPTEMBER 8, THE 2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH!
The theme is Nursery Rhymes.

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.
Bedtime Stories is usually the first Tuesday of the month and is always at 7:00.

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.



 
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
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.

The next Petites Chansons is SATURDAY, June 6 at 10:30.

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.
Yoga Storytime for 2-4 year olds
Takoma Park Maryland Library
September 5, October 17
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. 
September 5 & October 17, 10:30 am
 
Summer Quest Finale Party
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Sep. 14, 7 p.m/
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Calling all Summer Quest participants! All readers who participated in our Sunmmer Quest program are invited on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. to our wrap-up party. We'll talk about which books you loved and loathed, admire the things you did for "make or do," and enjoy cupcakes and lemonade. All party attendees also will leave with a free book or two. Registration is encouraged so we can make sure to have enough cupcakes and lemonade! Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Graphic Novelists Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Sep. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Husband-and-wife duo, Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing, will presemt their newest graphic novel for kids, "Flop to the Top," on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 :30 p.m. The book, aimed at ages 4-8, tells the story of self-centered Wanda, a girl who thinks that she's got what it takes to be famous only to find out that the world is more interested in her dog. Many young readers already are familiar with Davis' work in the award-winning "Stinky," as well as "The Secret Science Alliance." Politics & Prose will be selling copies of "Flop to the Top," but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
Caldecott Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Sep. 24, 7 p.m.
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. for our monthly Caldecott Club, a.k.a. our "family book club." In this hour-long program, we look at some great newly-published picture books, discuss them, and then vote on our favorites. We also offer lemonade and cookies! No registration necessary, just come and enjoy a family night together reading some wonderful new books -- one of which just might be the next winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Harry Potter Party
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Friday, Sep. 25, 7 p.m/
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Young fans of the boy wizard are invited to join us on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. for a very special celebration. Planned as a bar mitzvah project by library patron Eli Protas, our Harry Potter Party will feature crafts, activities and food -- all connected to the world of Hogwarts. The program is best for kids ages 5 up and their grown-ups, and registration is required. Please join us for this fun event, and feel free to come in a Harry Potter-themed costume! Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Babytime!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 11:00-11:30
Babytime! : Calling all babies, ages birth through 12 months: it's time for Babytime! Each Wednesday morning in (put in month), 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 five 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.)
 
PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.

Babies must be between the ages of birth through 12 months. We prefer that you don’t bring a sibling so you can focus on your baby. However, we also understand that sometimes a sibling must tag along. If that’s the case, please first contact Karen MacPherson, children's librarian, at karenm@takomagov.org. Thank you!
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