Takoma Park Maryland Library

Takoma Park Maryland Library Programs

Join us for upcoming programs at the library or online
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 October 17, 2021   (view all events)
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Online
Saturday, Oct. 31
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!
November 10
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Our next program is Wednesday, December 8 2021!
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. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Friday, Jan. 1
The library will be closed November 11th, as well as November 25-28

Open Hours
Monday-Thursday 10-8,  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-6.
Please wear a mask.


We will continue to provide curbside service Monday-Thursday  12-8,  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-6.

We do not distribute books on holidays or snow days.  When this happens, we post notices on Facebook and Twitter.

Instructions
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Sundays, 10 a.m.
Outdoor Yoga Storytime will be on hiatus until Spring.

Join me on most Sundays starting in September at 10 a.m. outside the Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave.) for a 30 minute Yoga Storytime for 2 and up. Supervised younger siblings are welcome. 

You are welcome to bring a bottle of water, a towel (completely optional; to put your mat on top and keep it dry and clean) and yoga mat if you want. I have mats available if you need one. 

Masks are now optional! (May 22, 2021)

We do yoga, read a story, and enjoy some bubbles.

We cancel for bad weather (heat, rain, cold.)

Outdoor Yoga will be on hiatus beginning in December and continuing until Spring.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Gabe will be joining me on December 8!zoom

Join Ms. Kati every Wednesday 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. Kati your child's name, age and birthday so we can celebrate! Email: kathrynn (at) takomaparkmd (dot) gov. 



 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.

NO SPANISH CIRCLE TIME NOV. 11.
THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS' DAY.


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 (every Thursday at 10:30) 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 959-5178-5847 and Meeting Password: 793725

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2:00
Join us as we continue a long-standing tradition, slightly modified for our times!

Our annual Winter Solstice celebration to celebrate the Shortest Day takes place Saturday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.
It will be outside the library and in case of inclement weather, in the Community Center auditorium.
It's great for all ages!
The Foggy Bottom Morris Men swoop in with their songs, dances and general revelry.
followed by storyteller extraordinaire Candace Wolf around 2:30!

The program is free, and no registration is required.
Come for all or part of the program, and join us in ushering in the winter season!
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Friday, Dec. 31, 11:30
Countdown to noon with Ms. Kati and cheer for the beginning of a new year!

First, we will read a New Year's-themed book. Kids are invited to share resolutions.

Participants can make a noisemaker, a confetti popper, and party hat and receive a special surprise!

This program will be in-person or Zoom or both; location will be determined at a later date. Registration is encouraged.
once a month on a Saturday at 10:30 September-June; call or check website for more information
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THIS PROGRAM IS ON HIATUS.
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
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
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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, September 3, 10, 17, 24
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THERE WILL BE NO SCRIBBLER'S ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29!

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. 

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