Join Ms. Karen every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for an online Circle Time via Zoom! To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." Then put in this Meeting ID: 995-4901-8825 and Meeting Password: 178851. (Note: These are new credentials as of Aug. 4, and they will be good through the end of the year). At Circle Time, we sing songs, have fun with fingerplays and rhymes, and do lots of dancing and movement exercises. We read one book in the middle of the program. Note: if your child has a birthday coming up, please email Ms. Karen your child's name, age and birthday so we can celebrate! Email: karenm (at) takomaparkmd (dot) gov.
Note: There is NO Zoom Spanish Circle Time on Thursday, Nov. 26 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Join the fun at our weekly Zoom Spanish Circle Time, led by Senora Geiza! In this 30-minute online program, kids and adults can sing songs and do rhymes and movement exercises in Spanish. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." The Meeting ID is 966-2757-5745 and Meeting Password is 437375
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
OPEN MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 CLOSED MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11
We have been open for curbside service most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Instructions
We will close for holidays such as Labor Day and Veterans Day. And, as this is an experimental program, we may close unexpectdly at other times. If this happens, we will post notices on Facebook and Twitter.
Note: There is no Zoom Scribbler's Cabal on Friday, Nov. 27 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. If you like to draw, please join Library Associate Dave Burbank every Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. for our online Scribbler's Cabal via Zoom! To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting" then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285. At the program, everyone focuses on their own drawing, and shares as they feel comfortable.
Register here if you are having problems with your library card number or have questions about your account. Be sure to give us your preferred e-mail address, the one you want us to use in contacting you. We can do renewals, verify new cards, etc.
Your actual name and address should match whatever we have on record.
Calling all comics lovers! Join Library Associate Dave Burbank once a month, on a Wednesday, from 4-5:30 p.m., for our online Comics Jam via Zoom. To participate, go to: https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting," then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285. At the program, Dave will read and show comics, then conclude by taking "drawing requests" from participants.
THIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED. Enjoy free play and building with LEGO at our monthly LEGO Club. We also have LEGO books and LEGO Club Magazine that kids can use for inspiration.
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. Sunday, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 9
Please don't bring your own LEGO! We have plenty for everyone to use. We also 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!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ZOOM VERSION OF SPANISH CIRCLE TIME, HELD EVERY THURSDAY AT 10:30 a.m. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." The Meeting ID is 966-2757-5745 and Meeting Password is 437375
Los jueves. La sesión empreza a las 10:30.
Join Señora 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.
Our IN-PERSON CIRCLE TIME IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED. FOR NOW, CHECK OUT THE LISTING FOR OUR ONLINE VERSION, ZOOM CIRCLE TIME. And if you want an extra dollop of Circle Time in your lives, please check out the video Ms. Karen made of a Circle Time program: https://youtu.be/gdm85PF4dtU
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 unexpected events.
THIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED. CHECK OUT THE LISTING FOR OUR ONLINE VERSION, ZOOM SCRIBBLER'S CABAL
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 occasional 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.
THIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED .Join our family book club -- our Caldecott Club! Each month, we read 4 new picture books -- all possibilities for the Caldecott Medal. We discuss each book, using our "kid-friendly" Caldecott criteria, then vote on our favorite at the end of each night. Lemonade and cookies (including gluten-, nut- & dairy-free alternatives) are served at each Caldecott Club meeting courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
once a month on a Saturday at 10:30 September-June; call or check website for more information
THIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY OPEN. 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.
THIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED. CHECK OUT THE LISTING FOR OUR WEEKLY ONLINE VERSION, ZOOM COMICS JAM.
Join us for this fun, once-a-month "Comics Book Club" program which takes place on the second Tuesday each month at 4 p.m., Sept.-June. At our program Library Associate Dave Burbank reads comics aloud; as he reads, the comics are projected on a big screen so that everyone can follow along. The program concludes with Dave, who is our staff artist, taking drawing requests from the audience. No registration required.
THIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY OPEN. Join game-master Dave Burbank for this monthly session of Alternative Games, including Dungeons & Dragons. The event, which takes place from 2-4 p.m., is aimed at kids ages 8 up; registration required. NOTE: The program normally takes place the last weekend of the month, but sometimes is on Saturday and sometimes Sunday. We'll send an email with the latest program date to all who are registered.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." Then put in this Meeting ID: 669-381-6885 and Meeting Password: 423812 Enjoy a story, songs, puppets, and of course some fun yoga poses! Don't worry if you don't have your own mat. Just wear some comfy clothes.
Pick up a New Years' themed craft bag on Wednesday, December 30 during our Books-to-Go pickup hours (12-2 and 6-8.) Then on Thursday, December 31 at 11:30 a.m. join Ms. Kati on Zoom for a New Years' story and a group craftalong until 12 p.m. when we say goodbye to 2020 and ring in the new year!