Takoma Park Maryland Library · 101 Philadelphia Avenue · Takoma Park Maryland 20912 USA · 301.891.7259

March 30, 2007

Mark Your Calendars!

April will be a busy month at the Library. Since it's National Poetry Month, we'll have a couple of events focused on poetry. We also will be offering our first Bedtime Story Hour, aimed specifically at kids ages 4-7 (although older and younger kids are welcome too). Read on to find out what we've got going in April....

Here's the Library's April Calendar:

Neighborhood Circle Time
Every Tuesday
10 a.m. at the Library

La Hora de Juego en Espanol
Thursdays, April 5 and April 12
10 a.m. at the Library
Spanish Circle Time with Lupe Marks

Reading with the Dogs
4-5 p.m. every Monday at the Library
Come read to some specially-trained, book-loving dogs

Friends of the Library Reading Group
Tuesday, April 10
7:30-9 p.m. at the Community Center, third floor
Discussion of “July, July” by Tim O’Brien
All are welcome

Spring Poetry Fun
Monday, April 16
Come create poetry with local poet Rosanne Singer
Ages 5 up
7 p.m. at the Library
Please call 301-891-7259 to sign up

Teen Book Club
Thursday, April 19
5-6 p.m. at the Library
Come talk about what you’re reading now
Snacks provided; please call 301-891-7259 to sign up

Favorite Poem Evening
Thursday, April 26
7:30 p.m. at the Library
Submit poems to ellenr@takomagov.org
Call 301-891-7259 for more info
All are welcome

Bedtime Story Hour
Monday, April 30
7 p.m. at the Library
Bring your teddy bears (or other stuffed favorites)
Pajamas, pillows and blankets welcome
Please call 301-891-7259 to sign up


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March 28, 2007

Spanish Storytelling THIS Saturday!

Our Spanish Storytelling Saturdays program, led by Laura Kleinmann, will take place THIS Saturday (March 31) -- not April 7, as previously announced. The family-friendly program, suitable for all ages, begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Takoma Park, Md. Library, and there's NO registration necessary. Just come, ready to have some fun!

Laura, the media specialist at Oyster Bilingual Elementary School in DC, is an accomplished storyteller. Each month, she presents an entertaining program filled with stories and songs. The program is all in Spanish, but Laura's energetic style makes it easily understood even by those who don't speak the language.

If you have any questions about the program, please call the library at 301-891-7259. Hope to see you this Saturday!

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Harry Potter 7 cover

Deathly Hallows

Scholastic has just released the cover for the seventh -- and last -- Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Tell us what you think!

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March 08, 2007

Library Fun for Little Ones!

To make it easy for those of you with little ones, here's a round-up of our trio of regular programs for kids ages infant through five years. There's no sign up required for any of these -- just come!


***CIRCLE TIME - Every Tuesday, from 10-10:30 a.m. No sign up required. Ages infant-5 years

*** SPANISH CIRCLE TIME - The first two Thursdays of the month, from 10-10:30 a.m. No sign-up required. Ages infant-5 years.

***SPANISH STORYTELLING SATURDAYS - The first Saturday of the month, from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. No sign-up required. All ages—infant through senior citizens!

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March 01, 2007

Spring Fling

Get a jump on spring at the Library! Come on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. to hear some spring stories, sing a few songs and then do a craft or two. Craft materials will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park, Md. Library. Please call 301-891-7259 to sign up. Children of all ages are welcome!

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Teddy Bear Time!

Bring your teddy (or other stuffed favorite) to hear some stories and sing some songs on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This event is particularly aimed at children ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Please call 301-891-7259 to sign up.

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Banned Books Talk

Join us on Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on "Banned Books and the First Amendment" by Alexis and Bridget Egan. The Egans, high school seniors working towards their Girl Scout Gold Award, will talk about why people try to have books banned, how such challenges are handled, and what books are the most challenged. Call 301-891-7259 to sign up.

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