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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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Sunday Crafts for Kids
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday 2:00-4:00. Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 23, Dec. 21
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
2:00-4:00 pm. Ages 8 and up. 





 



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Picture Book Creator Peter Brown
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Join us for a fun back to school event as picture book creator Peter Brown reads his newest book, "My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not)" on Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Brown, who won a Caldecott Honor for "Creepy Carrots," also will do a drawing demonstration. Politics & Prose Bookstore will sell copies of Brown's books at the event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend. Registration is encouraged so we know approximately how many chairs to put out.



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Meet Kate DiCamillo!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Friday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
Join us on Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium (7500 Maple Ave.) to meet a true children's literature star! Kate DiCamillo, the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the current Newbery Medalist, will talk abut her books, including Newbery Medal-winning "Flora & Ulysses" and "Tale of Despereaux." After her program, Kate will sign books. Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling copies of Kate's books, but the program is free and no purchase is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.



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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.


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.

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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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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Spanish Circle Time
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
Come sing, dance and read with Señora Geiza Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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Scribbler’s Cabal
Takoma Park Maryland Library
most Fridays, 4 p.m.
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ON HIATUS FOR THE SUMMER. TO KEEP UPDATED AS TO WHEN THE SCRIBBLER'S CABAL WILL RESUME, 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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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.
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LEGO Club
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Sunday,Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7
Register Online or call 301 891 7259.
Every month we will have a theme.  
Either work on the theme or enjoy some free play!  

For kids ages 5-12

Please don't bring your own LEGO!
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Babytime
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Oct. 1, 8, 15 & 22
BABYTIME WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER. REGISTRATION OPENS SEPT. 1.

Calling all babies, ages birth through 12 months: it's time for Babytime! For the first four Wednesday morning in October, 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.) NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO BABYTIME PROGRAM ON OCT. 29.
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland 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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Twosies
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17
TWOSIES WILL RESUME IN DECEMBER. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 1.

Get ready -- it's time for Twosies! For the first three Wednesday mornings in December, we'll meet from 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to sing songs and rhymes, do some movement exercises and read several books. We'll conclude each session with a simple craft. (Note: this program is offered as a package of four classes; please register only if you can make all four classes, barring illness, as we often have people on our waiting list. Thanks for understanding.)
NOTE: There will be no programs on  December 24 and December 31. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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