November 19, 2015
International Games Day!
Join us Saturday Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. as we celebrate International Games Day @ Your Library by playing a rousing game of Dungeons & Dragons. Space is limited, so registration is required: Event Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library Players must be 8 or older; parents and other adults also are welcome to register and play. We'll also offer print word games throughout the day for kids to enjoy on their own as part of our International Games Day celebration.
November 10, 2015
Crafternoon on Sunday, 11/15
I Love to Collage! is on Sunday, 11/15 from 2-3. Have fun developing those fine motor skills through ripping and cutting paper. Handling different kinds of paper--tissue paper, cardstock, paper bags--provides a sensory experience for little hands. We have some self stick collage boards that crafters may use or they can arrange and glue their images.
This craft program is open to kids of all ages. No registration is necessary but as always, registration allows you to be up to date and receive email reminders.
November 09, 2015
Tuesday Nov 10, 7:30pm, in the auditorium
Newbery Medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor will return to discuss the final book in her Shiloh series on Tuesday evening.
The first book in the series, simply titled Shiloh, won the 1992 Newbery Medal; the Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Asssociation to the best-written book for children from birth through age 14.
At the Nov. 10 event, Naylor will talk about how she got the idea for the first book, why it became a series, and read a bit from the just-published final book, A Shiloh Christmas.
Note, this event will be held next door in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium (7500 Maple Avenue in Takoma Park), not inside the library itself.
Politics & Prose bookstore will be selling copies of Naylor's books at the event, but no purchase is required to attend this free event. Please join us for what promises to a special event.
Bedtime Stories on Tuesday, Nov. 10
Bedtime Stories is Tuesday night on November 10 at 7:00. Our theme is Astronauts & Outer Space. We'll be doing stories, songs, and a craft appropriate for young children. Drop in and blast off!
November 08, 2015
Eaglebear & Friends
Monday Nov 9, 7pm
Join us for the annual visit of Eaglebear, a.k.a. Tomas Shash, and some of his friends and family members as they do some dances and sing some songs from their Apache and Xicano cultures. It's a great way to celebrate November as American Indian Heritage Month. All ages are welcome!
Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
November 02, 2015
Caldecott Club Tonight
Kids and adults are invited to join us tonight Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. for our Caldecott Club, a.k.a. our family book club. For this program, we'll be focusing on some new graphic novels for kids, including Little Robot by Ben Hatke and Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, that are potential candidates for the 2016 Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the best-illustrated book for kids from birth through age 14. At tonight's program, we'll be reading key selections from the graphic novels, then we'll discuss them and vote for our favorite, using our special kid-friendly Caldecott criteria. As always, lemonade and cookies will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. No registration is required. Just come and join us for a fun library program for the whole family!
October 30, 2015
Our Friend Mac
The New York Times just released its annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Book list and, as usual, it contains some interesting, quirky and thoughtful choices. Of particular note: both the illustrator and author of one of the 10 choices – Christian Robinson and Mac Barnett – visited our library recently to talk about the book, which is titled Leo, A Ghost Story . One other note: Barnett is the author of another of the 10 books on the list, The Skunk, which was illustrated by Patrick McDonnell.
On the occasion of Mac's last visit we posted a list of the Mac Barnett books we have in our library collection. They are quite diverse, including both picture and chapter books.
October 28, 2015
LEGO Club is Sunday, November 1. Drop in from 1:30-3:00 to play with a variety of LEGO, including Duplos. The target age of this free play program is 3-10. Registration is not required but it keeps you up to date with program goings on.
October 27, 2015
Today at Circle Time, we learned a few rhymes and songs featuring Halloween themes. These include: Big Black Cat, Hoot Owl, and Big and Scary Eyes. Read on to learn the words to these rhymes and songs:Continue reading "Halloween Rhymes"
October 25, 2015
Takoma Park's Good Old Storyteller
Candace Wolf - Scary Stories 7pm
Really Scary Stories 7:50pm
Monday the 26th
The earlier program, 7-7:45 is for children 5-7.
The second program, no-holds-barred traditional tales, is for kids (and adults) 8 and up.