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The Children's Room

June 22, 2015

Rainbow Crafts Wednesday, June 24

We're doing some weekday crafts events for children this summer. Drop in on Wednesday, June 24 from 2-3 for Rainbow Crafts for children of all ages. No registration necessary.

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June 17, 2015

Caldecott Club Thursday

Our monthly Caldecott Club -- our family book club -- will take place Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Each month, we gather to read 4-5 newly-published picture books. We then discuss the books and vote on our favorite of the evening. Decisions are based on a kid-friendly version of the criteria used to determine the winner of the Caldecott Medal, given each year by the American Library Association to the best-illustrated book of the year for kids ages 0-14.

This month, we're going to take a look at simple and entertaining non-fiction books, published in picture book style. It promises to be a fun evening, and it's also helpful feedback for children's librarian Karen MacPherson, who is one of 15 members of the 2016 Caldecott Committee. So come enjoy some great books, as well as cookies and lemonade. No registration required and all ages are welcome.

June 10, 2015

Father's Day Crafts on Sunday, 6/14


Join us on Sunday, 6/14 at 2:00 for Father's Day Crafts. Drop in and make a card, scratch art, or other fun crafts for your dad or anyone special in your life!

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June 07, 2015

Summer Quest Kick-Off

Our 2015 Summer Quest summer reading program kicks off Monday June 8 at 7 p.m. Dave Burbank, the creator of our Summer Quest program, will talk briefly about this year's theme -- The River of Time -- and then everyone can pick their Summer Quest character, get registered, and dive into a great summer of reading! If you can't make it Monday evening, don't worry; you can start Summer Quest any time during the summer. Both kids and adults are encouraged to join in the fun of our unique summer reading program; we are the only library in Maryland to create our own program. We'll end Summer Quest 2015 in mid-September with a party -- stay tuned to the exact date. Thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for annually sponsoring Summer Quest!

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June 03, 2015

LEGO Club, Sunday, June 7

Join us for LEGO Club on Sunday, June 7 from 1:30-3:00.

Our theme will be Rainbows but you are free to build whatever you like!

As a reminder, this is a free play program, not a class.

Registration is encouraged but not mandatory.

Recommended ages are 3-10.

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June 01, 2015

Bedtime Stories & Crafts, Tues. 6/2

Bedtime Stories & a Craft is Tuesday, June 2 @7:00. Wear your PJs, bring your teddy or other stuffed favorites as we read some stories and sing some songs.
After our stories and songs, we will do a simple craft!
Our theme for June is Owls.

Perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups.

Registration is optional, but allows us to notify you of schedule changes.

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