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 January 16, 2021   (view all events)
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Tuesday, May 5, 10:30 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
zoomJoin 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. 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. 
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Jun. 25, 10:30 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.

THERE ARE NEW ZOOM CREDENTIALS, BEGINNING JAN. 7, 2021! 
To participate in Zoom Spanish Circle Time, go to: https://zoom.us/ Then put in Meeting ID: 959-5178-5847 and Meeting Password: 793725


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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Monday, Sep. 7
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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Friday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
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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. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Online
Saturday, Oct. 31
or call 301 891 7259.
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.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
on Zoom!
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
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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. 
Sunday, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 9
or call 301 891 7259.
Lego Librarian 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!
 
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
neon signPLEASE 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 NEW Meeting ID (beginning Jan. 7, 2021) is 959-5178-5847 and Meeting Password is 793725 

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.
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
or call 301 891 7259.
circlesZOOM CIRCLE TIME IS TAKING A TWO-WEEK HOLIDAY HIATUS! SO THERE IS NO ZOOM CIRCLE TIME ON DEC. 22 AND DEC. 29. MS. KAREN WILL BE BACK ON JAN. 5. IF YOU NEED A "DOSE" OF CIRCLE TIME IN THE MEANTIME, HERE'S A VIDEO THAT MS. KAREN MADE IN THE SPRING: https://youtu.be/gdm85PF4dtU



CIRCLE TIME IS ONLINE! To participate in ZOOM CIRCLE TIME, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." Then put in this Meeting ID: 995-4901-8825 and Meeting Password: 178851. 

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 programhttps://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.

 
Occasional Friday Afternoons
or call 301 891 7259.
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SCRIBBLER'S CABAL IS ONLINE! To participate in ZOOM SCRIBBLER'S CABAL, go to: https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting," then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285

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.
Occasional Monday Evenings
or call 301 891 7259.
Caldecott illustrationTHIS IN-PERSON PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS UNTIL THE LIBRARY IS FULLY RE-OPENED
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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
or call 301 891 7259.
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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.
Occasional Tuesday Afternoons
or call 301 891 7259.
COMICS JAM IS ONLINE! To participate in our monthly ZOOM COMICS JAM, go to: https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting," then put in this Meeting ID: 734-913-6285 

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.
Occasional Saturdays or Sundays
or call 301 891 7259.
diceTHIS 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, Jun. 12, 10:30 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
ZOOM YOGA ON HIATUS!

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.
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Saturday, 9 a.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
Join me on Saturdays at 9 a.m. outside the Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave.) for a 30 minute Yoga Storytime for 3 and up. 

Please bring a towel and yoga mat if you can. I have mats available if you need one. 
Also, face masks are required. 

We do yoga, read a story, enjoy some bubbles, and get a craft-to-go bag. 

We cancel for bad weather. 

 
7:30 p.m.
or call 301 891 7259.
Caldecott illustration


Join the virtual version of our family book club -- our Caldecott Club!
On Tuesday, January 19 Mr. Dave will read picture books that are all possibilities for the Caldecott Medal, which will be announced Monday, January 25, along with the rest of the ALA Youth Media Awards. We discuss each book, using our "kid-friendly" Caldecott criteria, then vote on our favorite at the end of each night. 

Then, on February 23, we will have a wrap-up and discuss the winner!

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