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.
Events for May 22, 2019   (view all events)
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.
9780812985405 The Fortnightly Book Club will discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hydrangea Room. All are welcome. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Wednesday, May 22, 11:00-11:30 (Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
or call 301 891 7259.

Toddler Time is coming in May! Each Wednesday morning in May, 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 five classes; please register only if you can make all five 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.

Children should be between the ages of 18 months and 36 months. If you must bring a sibling, please email me, Kati Nolfi, children's librarian, at kathrynn@takomaparkmd.gov. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Library Book Group will discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hydrangea Room of the Takoma Park Community Center. In a starred review, Booklist noted:  "On pages laddered with brilliantly “curated” quotes from books and historical documents (most actual, some concocted), Saunders cannily sets the stage for (President Abrahan) Lincoln’s true-life, late-night visits to the crypt, where he cradles his (dead) son’s body—scenes of epic sorrow turned grotesque by the morphing spirits’ frantic reactions." Publishers Weekly added: "Two sad strains, the spirits’ stubborn, nostalgic attachment to the world of the living and Lincoln’s monumental sorrow, make up a haunting American ballad that will inspire increased devotion among Saunders’s admirers." Copies of the book are available at the Library; all welcome to the discussion. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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