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 29, 2020   (view all events)
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
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Monday, Apr. 20, 12 pm
Register here if you are having problems trying to use your library card number.   Be sure to give us your preferred e-mail address, the one you want us to use in contacting you.  

Your actual name and address should match whatever we have on record. 
Sunday, April 19, May 31
or call 301 891 7259.
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April 19
May 31

 
Sunday, April 5, May 3, June 7, August 9
or call 301 891 7259.
Lego Librarian 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.
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THERE WILL BE NO PROGRAMS IN APRIL 

NOTE: Starting in July, there will be ONE session of Spanish Circle Time. It will take place each Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m.

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.
circlesCIRCLE TIME IS NOW ONLINE, TUESDAYS AT 10:30 a.m.!!! To join in the fun, go to https://zoom.us/ Click on "Join a Meeting." Then put in Meeting ID: 897-6962-2209. The Meeting Password is 309390. Those will remain the Meeting ID and Meeting Password through the June 9 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.

 
Occasional Friday Afternoons
or call 301 891 7259.
pencilsSCRIBBLER'S CABAL HAS MOVED ONLINE! JOIN DAVE BURBANK EACH FRIDAY FROM 4-5:30 p.m. FOR SOME DRAWING FUN. REGISTRATION ISN'T REQUIRED, BUT WE'LL SEND OUT A WEEKLY EMAIL REMINDER WITH THE MEETING ID TO EVERYONE WHO IS REGISTERED.

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 illustrationJoin 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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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 NOW WEEKLY IN AN ONLINE FORM!! JOIN DAVE BURBANK EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 4-5:30 pm FOR SOME FUN READING COMICS. REGISTRATION ISN'T REQUIRED, BUT IF YOU REGISTER, YOU'LL RECEIVE A WEEKLY EMAIL REMINDER.

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.
diceJoin 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.
 
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