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Join us for upcoming programs at the Takoma Park Maryland Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
Computer Room B
Sundays, Sept 14-Nov 16, 12:30pm
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Modern & Contemporar
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.


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MOOC: Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance
Computer Room B
Sundays, October 5-December 21st
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MOOC: Shakespeare: O
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. ( https://www.edx.org/course/wellesleyx/wellesleyx-eng112x-shakespeare-page-877#.VBXsgfldW-E ) 


Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2
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.


 
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Scribbler’s Cabal
Takoma Park Maryland Library
most Fridays, 4 p.m.
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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: Grab Bag!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday 2:00-4:00. Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Dec. 21
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2:00-4:00 pm. Ages 8 and up. 
For the next Crafts event we will have an assortment of crafts for 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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LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5
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Next month's theme is TBD.
Give it a try and then enjoy some free play!  

For kids ages 5-12

Please don't bring your own LEGO! We have plenty of LEGO for everyone to use.
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Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Come sing, dance and read with Señora Geiza every THursday at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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LGBTQ+ Awareness
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 7:30
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Do you know the difference between gender identity and gender expression?
How to support someone who comes out to you?
The meaning of the word intersex?

These questions and more will be answered at LGBTQ+ Awareness, a presentation about different sexual orientations and gender identities.

LGBTQ Resources will be available. This program is for all ages.
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Caldecott Honor Author/Illustrator Marla Frazee
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Sep. 18, 7 p.m.
Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Marla Frazee will read and talk about her newest picture book, "The Farmer and the Clown," on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Frazee, who also is noted for her illustrations for the "Clementine" books by Sara Pennypacker, won a Caldecott Honor in 2010 for her illustrations for "All the World," written by Liz Garton Scanlon. All are welcome at this special event!
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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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PETITES CHANSONS WILL RETURN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 10:30 a.m. PLEASE REGISTER SO WE CAN KEEP YOU UPDATED ABOUT FUTURE DATES.
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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Baby Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22
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Baby Time is returning, beginning Oct. 1! Each of the first four Wednesdays in October, from 11-11:30 a.m., we'll gather to sing songs and rhymes, do some gentle movement exercises, and read some stories. Parents, please feel free to come even if your little one naps at this time; our program is geared towards helping adults learn songs, fingerplays and the titles of some great books for the little readers. It's also a great time to meet other adults with babies! Note: Registration is required for this program and all babies must be between the ages of birth through 12 months. Also, please note that our program is offered as a package of four classes; if you can't commit to coming to all of them (barring illness, of course), please don't register, as we often have a long waiting list. Thanks for understanding. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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College Bound Speakers: Funding college
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:00
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Dr. Herm Davis will discuss all aspects of college financing. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
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Bubble Trouble!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:00-2:00
Enjoy a bubble storytime, crafts, and a bubble dance outside!
Ages 3-7

 
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Kids’ Fantasy Authors Panel
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
A trio of authors who write fantasy novels for kids -- E.D. Baker, Annie Barrows, and Jessica Day George -- will talk about their latest books on Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. Baker's newest book is "The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker, while George's latest is "Thursday with the Crown." Barrows, best-known for her Ivy and Bean series, will present "Magic in the Mix," the newest in her time-travel series featuring twins Molly and Miri Gill.
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College Bound Speakers: College transition
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, Oct. 13, 7:00
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Dr Lorrie Ness will discuss the transition to college and college life. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
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Newbery Honor Author Shannon Hale
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale will talk about her newest book, "The Princess in Black," on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Hale, who won a 2006 Newbery Honor, also is popular for two graphic novels, "Rapunzel's Revenge" and "Calamity Jack." At the October 14 event, Hale will talk about her new, action-packed fantasy series for ages 5-8; "The Princess in Black" is the first book in the series.
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"Doll People" Authors Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, author of the popular "Doll People" series, will read from their newest book, "The Doll People Set Sail," on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Martin, who won a 2003 Newbery Honor for "A Corner of the Universe," also is famous as the originating author of "The Baby-Sitters Club" series. Godwin is the author of a number of picture books.
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College Bound Speakers: College Choice
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 pm
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Dr Lori Potts Dupre will discuss choosing the right college. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
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Wonderful Ones
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26
WONDERFUL ONES WILL RESUME IN NOVEMBER. REGISTRATION BEGINS OCT. 1.
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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