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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
MOOC: Learning How t
Computer Room B
Sundays, Jan 11-Feb 1, 12:30 pm
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.

Powerful mental tools
to help you
master tough subjects

Follow Coursera's "Learning How To Learn" course online from January 2 through February 2, and join us Sunday afternoons at 12:30 to discuss each week's material.  Be sure to also register with Coursera at https://www.coursera.org/course/learning

 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Saturday, Feb. 7, 10:30 am
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 minute program.
We have yoga mats available. Bring a blanket if you'd like!
 
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, April 7, May 5
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.



 
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
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Thursday, January 22 will be the last Spanish Circle Time for several weeks. Senora Geiza will return Thursday, April 2.

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
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.
United States
Sunday, Feb. 8, Mar. 15, Apr. 19
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Feb. 8 is Valentine's Day Cards & Crafts for All Ages from 2-3 p.m.
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
Sunday, Feb. 1, May 3
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!
 
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
It's time for the "Wonderful Ones"! Each Wednesday morning in February, 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!

PLEASE REGISTER USING YOUR CHILD'S NAME, NOT YOURS. THANK YOU.
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Best-selling kids' author Gordon Korman will present his newest book, "Masterminds," on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The book already has gotten critical praise, with Boolist noting: "The compelling, twisty mystery has a truly gratifying payoff, and the emotional depth of the characters, not to mention the steadily building pace, will keep readers engaged to the final page, which happily lays the groundwork for a sequel." Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling Korman's books, but no purchase is required to attend this free event.
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. when graphic novelist George O'Connor unveils "Ares," the latest in his popular "Olympians" series. O'Connor also will do a drawing demonstration. Poltiics & Prose Bookstore will be selling O'Connor's books at the event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
MOOC: Language of Ho
Computer Room B
Sundays, Feb 8-Mar 15, 12:30
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.

The Language of Hollywood:
Storytelling, Sound, and Color

This Film History course explores how fundamental changes in film technology, including sound and color, affected popular Hollywood storytelling.

Follow Coursera's "Language of Hollywood" course online from February 2 through March 15, and join us Sunday afternoons at 12:30 to discuss each week's material.  Be sure to also register with Coursera at https://www.coursera.org/course/hollywood
 
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2:00
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
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.

Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Artist Gareth Hinds, known for his critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of classics like "Beowulf" and "Romeo & Juliet," will present his newest book, "Macbeth," on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Hinds will talk about his process of adapting Shakespeare's play into a grphic novel and also demonstrate some of his drawing techniques. Copies of Hinds' books will be available for sale, courtesy of Politics & Prose bookstore, but no purchase is required to attend this free program. Best for older children, teens and adults.
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Monday, Mar. 9, 3:30
Join us for a library program during YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Assocation's) Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015. The theme is Libraries are for Making...

We will DIY a 'Wreck this Journal.'
We have blank journals and materials available for participants. Feel free to bring your own.

For tweens and teens.
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