March 23, 2019

Bob Mondello, NPR Film Critic

All are invited for a conversation with neighbor and NPR film critic Bob Mondello 7:30pm Monday March 25th at the Takoma Park Maryland Library. Popcorn (and other refreshments) will be served.

Bob, a Takoma DC resident, will headline the annual meeting of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. You don't need to be a member to attend this free event. (But if you are a member, please come and cast your vote in the board election.)

The Friends is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports library programs, book clubs and Little Free Libraries with proceeds from our used book sales and membership donations.

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March 22, 2019

Eloise Greenfield

Our Collection

Eloise Greenfield Each cover image below is a link which you can click to see the location in our library, whether or not the book is checked out, whether there are any holds, etc.









Essays and poetry in anthologies:


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February 26, 2019

Library Calendar for March 2019

Petites Chansons/French Circle Time
Saturday, March 2, 10:30am
Madame Marie leads songs and rhymes in French.

Sunday, March 3, 1:30-3pm
Building fun for ages 3-10.

Bedtime Stories & a Craft
Tuesday, March 5, 7pm
Join Ms. Kati for some bedtime fun.

Author/Explorer Fabien Cousteau
Friday, March 8, 7:30pm
Cousteau presents Great White Shark Adventure, the first volume in a new graphic novel adventure series for kids.

My Monster & Me
Saturday, March 9, 10:30am
We’ll read some fun monster picture books, then craft our own little monsters.
Presented in partnership with local non-profit Small Things Matter

Books to Action: A Social Justice Book Club for Kids & Families
Saturday, March 9, 2pm
We’ll be reading books about great girls and women in honor of Women’s History Month.

Caldecott Club
Monday, March 11, 7pm
Join us as we read some wonderful books that are “Calde-Nots” – books that were ineligible for the 2019 Caldecott.

Comics Jam
Tuesday, March 12, 4pm
Join Dave Burbank for our fun comics book club

Kids Art
Sunday, March 17, 2-3pm

Graphic Novelist Gareth Hinds
Monday, March 18, 7:30pm
Hinds will present his newest book, an adaptation of The Iliad.

Friends of the Library Fortnightly Book Club
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30pm Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center.
Our book is When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. Books are available in the Library.

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Monday, March 25, 7:30pm
Bob Mondello, senior NPR arts critic, will be the featured speaker.
All welcome.

Friends of the Library Big Book Club
Monday, March 27, 7:30pm
Big Book Club begins discussions of 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez with a lecture and reception at Historic Takoma. Subsequent discussions take place at Takoma Park Community Center on April 3 and 17, and May 1. Books available at the Library.

Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park
Thursday, March 28, 7pm
Park presents her newest picture book, Gondra’s Treasure.

Fairy Tale Party
Saturday, March 30, 2-4pm
Come in your fairy tale finery and enjoy some tales, crafts and snacks.

Alternative Games
Saturday, March 31, 2-4pm
Join Dave Burbank for a rousing session of Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 8 up.

Circle Time Tuesdays, 10am OR 11am
Spanish Circle Time Thursdays, 10:15-10:45am OR 11-11:30am
Led by Senora Geiza

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February 25, 2019

Cien Años de Soledad

Col. Aureliano Buendía artist: Marco Cabras100 Years of Solitude has been selected for the spring sessions of the Big Book Club.

We have several print copies in English translation. Ask at the desk. Why should you read it? See the video below.

For the original Spanish, try this.

For the Blackstone audiobook version (in English), check it out using your Hoopla account. Haven't yet used Hoopla? Set up your account using your TPML library card. If you need assistance, consult our computer center staff.

Part way through and getting confused? A family tree.

Alternate translation for a key word in a key scene. (It makes more sense.)

This is not a long book. Circa 420 to 490 pages depending on edition, 14 hours for the audio.

First session? Monday, March 27.


The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude (Vanity Fair)

The Nobel Prize acceptance speech

Gabriel García Márquez on cinema and telenovelas

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