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The Children's Room

October 14, 2014

The Doll People

The Doll People Set SailSailing in to Takoma Park (up Sligo Creek?), Wednesday the 15th, the authors of The Doll People series, Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, will meet you here at 7:30 in the children's room.

The plot of Doll People number four? Boxed up for a trip to the attic, the the co-founders of the Society for Exploration and Location of Missing People instead find themselves on a ship bound for England.

Politics and Prose will be selling books but attendance is free.

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October 13, 2014

Shannon Hale Visits

Princess in BlackKids' author Shannon Hale will present her newest book, The Princess in Black, on Tuesday Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The book is the first in a new series for ages 4-8 by Hale, who has won a Newbery Honor for Princess Academy; she's also the author of two popular graphic novels, Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack. Politics & Prose Bookstore will be selling Hale's books at our program, but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.

October 07, 2014

Magic, Fairies and Castles

Join us on Thursday October 9 at 7:30 p.m. to meet a trio of authors who write fantasy novels for kids. The authors include Annie Barrows, best known for her Ivy + Bean series. Barrows will present her latest book, Magic in the Mix, a sequel to The Magic Half. She'll be joined by authors E.D. Baker, who will talk about her new book, The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker, and Jessica Day George, who will present her latest novel, Thursdays with the Crown. Politics & Prose will be selling the authors' books at the event, but our program is free and no purchase is required. Please join us and meet some wonderful authors who write for kids!

Fairy Tale MatchmakerMagic in the MixThursdays with the Crown


Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories is Tuesday, the 7th at 7:00. It's all about bathtime and bubbles and we'll do crafts at the end: a rubber duckie paper craft and shooting star sand art!

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October 01, 2014

Weekend Kids' Programs!

Come to the library on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1:00 for Bubble Trouble!, a storytime and crafts event featuring bubbles. The program content is intended for children ages 3-7 but younger siblings are welcome. There will be an outdoor portion of the program featuring a bubble machine and possible bubble race!

And Sunday, Oct. 5 is our monthly LEGO Club. The theme is Once Upon a Time...
The Club is drop-in and runs from 1:30-3:00. It is for children ages 5-12.

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September 29, 2014

Dork Diaries Launch!

Dork DiariesJoin us on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium for the launch of Dork Diaries Book No. 8. Author Rachel Renee Russell, joined by her daughters Erin and Niki Russell, will unveil Tales from a Not-So Happily Ever After, the latest book in the best-selling series, and then take questions from the audience. The event will conclude with a book-signing. Note: seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis in the auditorium. Check out the excitement on the author's fun websitethe author

September 22, 2014

Kate Complete

Full-length video of Kate DiCamillo's recent Takoma Park question and answer session is now available. (About 47 minutes)


Thanks Takoma Park CityTV

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Caldecott Club!

Join us tonight, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. for our monthly Caldecott Club, a family book club. At the program, we'll read some great new picture books, discuss their merits for the 2015 Caldecott Medal, and then vote on our favorites. It's a wonderful program for all ages; lemonade and cookies also are served! No registration required. Just come and join us tonight for a some fun with books!

September 21, 2014

Crafts on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-4

We will have all ages crafts this Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-4.

Feel free to drop in between those hours or stay the duration. There will be a variety of crafts, including foam craft kits, stickers, photo cubes, rainbow loom bracelet making, fall leaves, lightning bug jars with glow sticks, and more.

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September 18, 2014

Marla Frazee

The Farmer and the ClownJoin us tonight Thursday Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. to hear Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Marla Frazee read her newest picture book, The Farmer and the Clown.
The Farmer and the Clown
The book has been getting lots of buzz from children's book experts as a top possibility for the 2015 Caldecott Medal. Frazee won a Caldecott Honor in 2010 for her illustrations for All the World, a picture book written by Liz Garton Scanlon. Frazee also does the illustrations for the popular Clementine chapter books, written by Sara Pennypacker. Politics & Prose Bookstore will sell copies of Frazee's books this evening, but the program is free and no purchase is required. Here's a snippet from The Horn Book website to give you a preview of tonight's program: Marla Frazee, wipe that smile off your face! - The Horn Book

September 17, 2014

Crafts on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-4

We will have all ages crafts this Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2-4.

Feel free to drop in between those hours or stay the duration. There will be a variety of crafts, including foam craft kits, stickers, photo cubes, rainbow loom bracelet making, fall leaves, lightning bug jars with glow sticks, and more.

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September 15, 2014

LGBTQ+ Awareness Event 9/16

Do you know the difference between gender identity and gender expression?
How to support someone who comes out to you?
The meaning of the word intersex?

These questions and more will be answered at LGBTQ+ Awareness, a presentation about different sexual orientations and gender identities.

LGBTQ Resources will be available. This program is for all ages.

Tues, Sept. 16 @ 7:30 pm
Children's Room, Takoma ParK MD Library (101 Philadelphia Ave.)

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