Takoma Park Maryland Library

Takoma Park Maryland Library Programs

Join us for upcoming programs at the library or online
Library events are free and open-to-all. Registration provides the Library and its partners with a headcount so we can prepare accordingly. Registration, however, does not guarantee a seat, and participants are encouraged to arrive early.

Interested in a children's program? Register each child individually, under the child's name, and please indicate age.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Friends
Saturday, Jun. 1, 2:00-4:00
Want to repair your broken stuff AND make a difference by keeping it out of the landfill?  Then bring your small appliances, computers/devices, lamps, bikes, clothing/sewing, dull knives, broken furniture, etc to our FREE clinic. Your skilled neighbor volunteers will diagnose your item’s issue and show you how to make the repair (and you’ll learn some basic DIY skills too!).

The clinic is free, but you must register so that we can prepare for your repair!


To register, use this link:    https://tinyurl.com/ydpwav35


Email questions to Fixittakoma@gmail.com



¿Quiere reparar sus cosas rotas Y marcar la diferencia manteniéndolas fuera del vertedero? Luego traiga sus pequeños electrodomésticos, computadoras / dispositivos, lámparas, bicicletas, ropa / costura, cuchillos sin filo, muebles rotos, etc. a nuestra clínica GRATUITA. Tus vecinos voluntarios expertos diagnosticarán el problema de tu artículo y te mostrarán cómo hacer la reparación (¡y también aprenderás algunas habilidades básicas de bricolaje!).


LA CLINICA ES GRATUITA, pero debe registrarse para que podamos prepararnos para su reparación.


Para inscribirse, utilice este enlace:  https://tinyurl.com/5dmfk9ez

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
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Yard Dramas Returns
Crossroads Farmers Market
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 10:30 AM

Yard Dramas, our popular outdoor storytelling program, returns to the Crossroads Farmers Market this summer!

Please register to receive updates. 

Wednesdays | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • June 5, 26
  • July 3, 10, 24, 31
  • August 7, 14, 21
We're looking for volunteers to support this program. Please e-mail Verónica at VeronicaN [at] TakomaParkMD [dot] gov for more details and to register.

This program occurs at the Crossroads Farmers Market located on Anne St. @, University Blvd E, Takoma Park, MD 20912, next to Mega Mart. The market meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10:30 AM -2:30 PM, starting on April 24. Yard Dramas will meet on select days and times as listed above.
Sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council.
Canta Juego: Spanish
Weekly: Thursdays, 10:30 am

¡Canciones y juegos en español!

Join Señora Geiza every Thursday morning at 10:30 am for fun songs, movement exercises, and games in Spanish.


Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Neighborhood Circle
Tuesdays, 10:30

Carpe Diem Arts and Takoma Park Maryland Library continues
Jump Start with the Arts' World Around Music! for Preschoolers and their Caregivers 

Next performance: June 4 with Seth Kibel
NO Neighborhood Circle Time on June 18!

Presented through a partnership of Carpe Diem Arts and Takoma Park Maryland Library.  Made possible by the City of Takoma Park, Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library, National Endowment for the Arts, and generous donors of Carpe Diem Arts.

When we are not presenting a Jump Start With the Arts performance, join us for our regular Neighborhood Circle Time every Tuesday at 10:30 am for songs, rhymes, a story, and bubbles!

For kids 0-5 and their grownups.

Kids Art
June 30, July 14, August 18, 2:00 pm
Our long time Kids Art Sunday program will now be completely self-initiated and self-facilitated, except for the occasional special event.

Library staff will provide materials and participants will bring their own creativity and ideas!

June 30--
July 14--
August 18--
Family Chess
Sundays, 12:00 pm
Please join us every Sunday at 12:00 p.m. for some casual chess playing.

Group chess instruction once a month from an experienced chess teacher!
Next class: June 16

We will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 and will not meet for Chess.
There will no NO chess instruction in JULY and AUGUST. 

Any and all interested kids and their caregivers of any level are welcome to join us. 
Bring your own chess set or use one of ours.

Mondays 10:30 am
Come join us at 10:30 Monday mornings for crochet and tea.
Bring your hooks and yarn.  Don't have any? We'll find some for you.  A beginner? You'll find help.

Knitters and loom knitters - please join us.

We are assisted by a professional fiber artist and teacher.

January 8, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 8, 13, 20

Registration is optional.  (It's just a way for us to get an email address in case we need to contact you.)

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 pm
HolaLanguage Exchange (Intercambio)
Spanish and English
Next sessions:  March 7 and March 21


We hope native English speakers will help people learning English and, in exchange, native speakers of Spanish will help people learn their language -  in a small, friendly, accepting group.  For our March sessions we will be joined by a professional Spanish instructor.

What? no formal classes, just casual conversation. Lots of mistakes expected and encouraged.

Where? at the library: 7505 New Hampshire Avenue, above the Caribbean Market.

Who? all levels, language beginners are welcome

When? Occasional Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30.
If you register, you will recieve email notifications of upcoming sessions.


Intercambio de Idiomas
español e inglés

Esperamos que hablantes nativos de inglés ayuden a otros a aprender inglés y, a cambio, hablantes nativos de español ayuden a otros a aprender su idioma, en un grupo pequeño, amigable y receptivo.

¿Qué es? No son clases formales, solo conversaciones informales. Se espera y se alienta el cometer errores.

¿Dónde? En la biblioteca: 7505 New Hampshire Avenue, encima del Caribbean Market.

¿Quién? Todos los niveles, los principiantes del idioma son bienvenidos.

¿Cuándo?  ocasionalmente  los jueves por la noche de 6:30 a 7:30.

Lego Free Play
Sundays, June 9, July 7, August 4, 2:00 pm
Play with the library's Lego, Duplo, and marble run collections.
We have Lego books and Lego Club Magazine to check out or peruse for inspiration.
Storytime Yoga
June 9, 10:30 am
Join Children's Yoga Instructor, Mariela Gómez, and enjoy meditation, 
movement, and songs in active, family-friendly yoga for 
children under 5 with their grown-up. 

Sundays, June 9 at 10:30 (before the library opens to the public.)

This program uses music, yoga play, props and stories to help children 
establish a connection with their caregivers while benefiting from 
active movement and mindfulness. 
Monday, Jun. 10

Starting June 10, you may pick up a board and start playing SummerQuest 2024!

Register to receive updates, prizes, and other rewards!

Library @ Crossroads
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the second annual book giveaway at the Crossroads Farmers Market on July 17 (Rain Date: July 24)!

We'll give away over 250 books in English, Spanish, and bilingual for children and young adults. Stop by and grab a book to take home!  

We're looking for volunteers to support this program. Please e-mail Verónica at VeronicaN [at] TakomaParkMD [dot] gov for more details and to register.  

This program occurs at the Crossroads Farmers Market located on Anne St. @, University Blvd E, Takoma Park, MD 20912, next to Mega Mart.  


Data shows that young people are motivated to be active and engaged readers when they receive books as gifts, “suggesting that [community organizations] should explore avenues for promoting book ownership.”  

Source: Scholastic Research & Validation. (2023). Scholastic Home Libraries Topic Paper. New York: Scholastic.

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