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July 27, 2010

Moliere for Kids

Kids ages 6 and up -- and their parents -- are invited to a special performance of The Learned Ladies, a play by French dramatist Moliere, on Thursday, August. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the newly-renovated City Auditorium. No registration is required for this program, so just come if you can. The play will be performed by middle school students who are part of the Traveling Players group this summer. You may have seen one of the group's distinctive purple buses parked behind the Library.

In The Learned Ladies two young people who are in love must overcome a major obstacle -- the attitude of girl's family -- in order to marry.
The girl's family, particularly three of her female relatives (the learned ladies) want her to marry someone else, a poet who is a rather pretentious know-it-all.

Posted by KarenM at 12:35 PM

July 20, 2010

Board Games Canceled

Our Board Game-O-Rama, scheduled for this Saturday, July 24, has been canceled. Check back in September for a rescheduled program.

Posted by KarenM at 12:06 PM

July 14, 2010

Board Games

We're hosting our second Board Game-O-Rama for kids ages 4-8 on Saturday, July 24 from 1-3 p.m. We'll be playing games like Jenga and Blokus, and kids will have a chance to sample different games. It's lots of fun, and a great way to try out some new games! Space is limited, so please register by going to: Event registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library

Posted by KarenM at 04:55 PM

Campfire Time

It's time for our annual Summer Quest Campfire, which will be held at the Library on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. No -- we won't really be building a campfire! But we will be doing campfire-type activities. We'll start with a craft or two, then gather around our log-and-tissue-paper-fire to sing camp songs and hear some stories. Everyone will leave with the makings for s'mores. Because some of the stories might be scary, this event is aimed at children ages 5 up. Younger children are welcome with full adult supervision. To ensure we have enough craft materials and s'more makings, we are encouraging people to register by going to: Event registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library

Posted by KarenM at 04:45 PM

July 13, 2010

Comix Jam Postponed

Our Comix Jam program, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 14 at 3 p.m., has been postponed until Wednesday, July 21 at 3 p.m. No registration is required for this program, at which we read comics together using our special ELMO projector and a big screen.

Posted by KarenM at 05:51 PM

July 08, 2010

Mockingbird at 50

An American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird , turns 50 this year. Here's a story on the book, its cultural impact and 50th birthday celebrations from USA Today. Karen MacPherson, the Library's children's and teen librarian, is quoted in the article:
'To Kill a Mockingbird': Endearing, enduring at 50 years - USATODAY.com

Posted by KarenM at 10:54 AM

July 02, 2010

No August Twosies

Our Twosies program will take a hiatus in August because of staff vacations. We will, however, re-schedule the Twosies for September, bumping our Baby Time program to October. Sign-up for the September Twosies will begin on August 1; sign-up for Baby Time will begin September 1.

Our Twosies program will take place every Wednesday morning in September from 11-11:30 a.m. In each program, we'll sing songs and rhymes, learn some fingerplays and finish with a simple craft. Children must be between the ages of 24 months and 36 months.

Our Baby Times program will take place every Wednesday morning from 11-11:30 a.m. While babies are our focus, it's the grown-ups who learn the songs, fingerplays and rhymes, and learn what makes a good book for the youngest readers. For this program, babies must be between the ages of birth through 12 months.

Posted by KarenM at 03:00 PM