All are invited to enjoy a performance on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. of the poetry created by elementary school students in their “Twisted Tales: Nursery Rhymes for Big Kid” workshop. The four-week workshop, led by poets Elizabeth Rees and Rosanne Singer, was sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. Nine students participated in the workshop, and had a great time coming up with their own versions of nursery rhymes. No registration required.
It's time for our annual celebration of the Winter Solstice. We'll gather on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for this event, which is perfect for all ages. As usual, our program will feature music ethnomusicologist Bill Jenkins and his amazing drum collection, as well as the Foggy Bottom Morris Men. Please join us for this fun event – no registration required.
Kids: don't buy gifts this holiday season. Make them instead at our holiday gift-making program, which will take place from 2-4 p.m. on December 12. All materials will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library – just bring your creativity. This program is best for ages 3 and up, although younger children are welcome with adult helpers. Registration IS required for this program, so we can be sure to have enough supplies. To register, go to:
Event registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.
Our second annual Holiday Sing-a-Long will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Led by local musician/music teacher Wendy Lanxner, the program will feature some of Wendy’s students playing songs of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa as we all sing along. Come celebrate the start of the holiday season with this fun program for all ages! No registration required.
Join us for our monthly Bedtime Stories program on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Come in p.j.s and bring your teddy bear or other stuffed favorites as we sing some songs and rhymes in this half-hour program that's perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. No registration required -- just come!
Bievenue! Welcome! Our monthly French Circle Time will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Join Madame Marie as she sings songs and does rhymes in French. This is a great program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and their grown-ups. No registration required -- just come and have fun with Madame Marie. A bientot!
Calling all babies and their grown-ups! It's time to sign up for Baby Time ., our program for babies who newborns through 12 months and their grown-ups. We'll meet every Wednesday morning in December from 11-11:30 a.m. to sing songs, do fingerplays and rhymes and read some stories. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, go to:Event registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library
or call us at 301-891-7259.
Parents: don't worry if your baby naps at this time. The program is as much for you as for your baby! It's a chance to learn, or reacquaint yourself, with childhood rhymes, fingerplays and songs. We'll also read some books, and talk about what makes a good book for the youngest readers. Note: we do discourage siblings, as this program is meant to be a special time for babies and their grown-ups.
Tuesday, November 3rd, parking will be tight because of the City election. You may wish to walk to the Circle time, or skip it until the following week.
Monday, November 9th, 7 PM
For all ages, no registration necessary.