On Monday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., popular local storyteller Candace Wolf will make her annual appearance at the library with a program titled “Good Old Halloween Storytelling . One important note: we are asking parents to refrain from bringing very young children; this is an event specifically geared to kids ages 5 and up. Please keep younger siblings at home so we can make this a spookily fun event for kids ages 5 and up! Please register by going to www.takomapark.info/library/registration.html or calling 301-891-7259.
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. for a special program titled What's Crackling? Poems of Autumn . Two local poets – Liz Rees and Rosanne Singer – will lead kids in using words, art and movement to create some wonderful seasonal poetry. Please register by going to www.takomapark.info/library/registration.html or by calling 301-891-7259.
Some experts believe that children’s play – the old-fashioned, unstructured kind of play – is vanishing as children get busier and busier with scheduled activities. Come to the library on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. to watch a special PBS program, Where Do the Children Play?, and then participate in a discussion on the issue. Please register by going to www.takomapark.info/library/registration.html or calling 301-891-7259. If you've already seen the documentary (it recently aired on PBS), join us at 8 p.m. for the discussion and some refreshments. Note: this program is aimed at adults. Please keep the youngest children at home so we can focus on the program.
Bears, butterflies and frogs – what do they have in common? Polar bears, Lange's metalmark butterflies and California red-legged frogs are all threatened or endangered species. Did you know that there are more than 1,300 threatened or endangered plants and animals in the United States? How did it happen? Why does it matter? What can you do about it? To celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, come to the library on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. to find out how our national wildlife refuges are working to protect and restore these endangered species. Our program will include games and hands-on activities for the whole family. Please register by going to www.takomapark.info/library/registration.html or calling 301-891-7259.
We'll be offering two Bilingual Circle Times this month: first on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10:30-11 a.m. and then on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Library assistant Lucia Acin-Andion (a native of Spain) and children’s librarian Karen MacPherson will team up to lead a program of songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories in Spanish and English. This program is aimed at babies, toddlers and preschoolers. No registration required – just come and have fun!
Come to a special Circle Time on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. to highlight the importance of early literacy. Our library is among hundreds of libraries and schools nationwide that are participating in the third annual Read for the Record day. The event is sponsored by Jumpstart, a non-profit group that promotes the importance of early literacy. This year’s book is Corduroy by Don Freeman. At our event, we’ll be reading Corduroy, along with doing other Circle Time songs, rhymes and fingerplays. Come join us – no registration required.