October 03, 2015
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. – Illustrator Matt Davies discusses his new picture book for children, Nerdy Birdy.
Davis is a Pulitzer and Herblock Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, currently the staff cartoonist for Newsday. Davies also illustrated Ben Rides On and Ben Draws Trouble
Creepy Carrots fans: the writer for Nerdy Birdy is Aaron Reynolds who has written several popular picture books including Carnivores, Chicks and Salsa, and Here comes Destructosaurus!
October 02, 2015
The Little Robot
September 30, 2015
LEGO Club Sunday 10/4
LEGO Club is on Sunday, October 4 from 1:30-3:00. Drop in and play!
The target age is 3-10.
We have a variety of LEGO, including DUPLO pieces. Also, LEGO books and magazines to share and check out.
Registration is not required, but can keep you up to date with program dates.
The optional theme is monsters & creatures.
September 29, 2015
The first week of October we have four special programs with famous authors and illustrators introducing their new books.
The first three books are all about becoming friends.
Oct 5 Ben Hatke and LITTLE ROBOT
Oct 6 illustrator Matt Davies and NERDY BIRDY
The fourth book is the result of a great, real-life friendship
On October 7th, Tam O'Shaughnessy will be here to talk about her new biography of her friend, Sally Ride.
September 28, 2015
What else is happening this week?
Max and the Mouse
Tuesday Sept 29th at 7 pm – Picture book artist/author Ed Vere will introduce us to his newest book Max the Brave.
Vere's books include Bedtime for Monsters, Too Noisy!, and Chick: A Pop-up Book, featuring his quirky and lovable animal characters.
Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Max the Brave, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
September 24, 2015
Caldecott Club TONIGHT!
Please join us tonight at 7 p.m. for our monthly Caldecott Club, also known as our family book club. All ages are welcome as we spotlight 4-5 great, newly-published books that are eligible for the Caldecott Medal. Given annually by the American Library Association, the Caldecott Medal honors the best-illustrated book for ages birth through age 14, so we have a wide range of books to choose from! We'll read the books together on the big screen, discuss them and then vote on our favorite of the evening. Of course, there will be lemonade and cookies as well. No registration necessary for this hour-long program; just come and enjoy reading some wonderful new books.
September 23, 2015
Liz Pichon Sunday
Children's book author and illustrator Liz Pichon will discuss The Brilliant World of Tom Gates series, new to the U.S., though eight books in the series have been published in the U.K. This series will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid series fans. It's a hilariously illustrated comic romp for middle grade readers.
Politics & Prose will be selling the book, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.
September 15, 2015
Crafts for Kids on Sunday, 9/20
Join us for a Crafternoon on Sunday, September 20 from 2:00-3:00. We'll be doing marble magnets and beading. There will be options for younger crafters as well.
September 10, 2015
Petites Chansons Returns!
Madame Marie returns Saturday Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for another season of Petites Chansons, a.k.a French Circle Time. This half-hour program of French songs and rhymes is perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. No registration is necessary, but if you want to keep updated about dates for upcoming Petites Chansons programs, please sign up at:Event Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library
September 09, 2015
LEGO Club on Sunday, 9/13
LEGO Club is Sunday, September 13 from 1:30-3:00. It is recommended for ages 3-10. This is a free play program. We sometimes have a theme that kids are welcome to try out.
September's theme is Two Cups of Random Bricks
Registration is encouraged, though not mandatory.
September 08, 2015
Bedtime Stories & a Craft, Tues. 9/8
Bedtime Stories is Tuesday, 9/8 @ 7:00.
Our theme is Nursery Rhymes.
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite lovey as we hear some stories and sing some songs.
After our stories and songs, we will do a simple craft!
Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups.