December 22, 2011

No Children's Programs

Due to the holiday, there will be no Circle Time at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Also, there will be no Spanish Circle Time on Thursday, Dec. 29. Both programs will resume the following week.

Posted by at 02:00 PM

Winter Solstice Tonight

Please join us tonight for our traditional -- and very fun! -- Winter Solstice celebration. We'll begin at 6:30 p.m. with musician Bill Jenkins, who will lead us in a drumming circle. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the Foggy Bottom Morris Men will swoop in with their songs, stories and dances. No registration -- just come and join in our celebration.

Posted by at 01:29 PM

December 20, 2011

2011 Favorites

Each December, in my job as the children's book reviewer for Scripps Howard News Service, I try to pull together a list of my favorite books of the year. This year, it was particularly tough (but fun!) to choose my favorites, as 2011 was an especially good year for children's and teen books. And I had to leave out my favorite non-fiction books, at least for now, because I'm on the 2012 Sibert Medal Committee, tasked with choosing the best children's non-fiction book of the year. Our deliberations, like those of the Newbery and Caldecott Medal committees, are secret, and we are asked to keep even personal opinions to ourselves until the final winners are announced on January 23. Once that happens, I'll post a list of my non-fiction favorites of 2011. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a great holiday gift for the children or teens in your life, check out my list of 2011 favorites: Children's Corner: 'Press Here' best hits the spot

Posted by at 04:39 PM

December 15, 2011

Children's Book Sale

The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library are holding a special Children's Book Sale at the Takoma Park Maryland Library on Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Come pick up some great holiday gifts at bargain prices at the book sale, which will take place in the rotunda around the Library's Computer Learning Center. All proceeds benefit the Library and are used to support such programs as Spanish Circle Time, French Circle Time, and many others -- including upcoming annual Winter Solstice program at Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. At the sale, you'll be able to buy brand new review copies of books for kids from birth through teens. Books will be offered at bargain prices -- $2 for hardcovers (which normally cost $10-$18!) and $1 for paperbacks. We'll also have 10 copies of one of the hottest books in America -- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever -- autographed by the author, Jeff Kinney. The autographed copies are $20 each. Come early for the best selection!

Make a day of it! That same day -- Saturday, Dec. 17 -- at 10:30, we'll offer our monthly French Circle Time, followed at 11:15 a.m. by our third annual Holiday Sing-A-Long with local musician Wendy Lanxner and her music students. Then, from 2-4 p.m., kids are invited to make holiday gifts. Registration is required for the gift-making program so we can be sure to have enough craft materials for all. To register, go to Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.

Posted by at 05:01 PM

December 05, 2011

Comics Jam

Come join our monthly Comics Jam tomorrow, Tuesday December 6 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room. In this fun program, we use our special ELMO projector to read comics together on the big screen. Our program will conclude with comics guru Dave Burbank taking drawing requests from the audience, who can watch via the big screen as Dave draws. No registration necessary for the program - just come and have fun!

Posted by at 06:35 PM

December 02, 2011

Solstice 2011

This year the library's annual solstice party will be on the actual solstice day.

Come Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30 PM for drumming in the dark with
Bill Jenkins and a performance by the Foggy Bottom Morris Men. Reindeer antlers and all.

Posted by library at 11:55 AM

SuperKid Saturday

On December 17th 2011 everything is happening.

10 AM - 2 PM Special Holiday Children's Book Sale Includes new books, some autographed by the authors, at bargain prices. Even Cabin Fever! The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held next door in the Community Center atrium.

The following events will take place in the children's room.

10:30 AM French Circle Time
11:15 AM Holiday Sing-Along
2-4 PM Holiday Gift-Making

Posted by library at 11:07 AM
Recent Entries
No Children's Programs
Winter Solstice Tonight
2011 Favorites
Children's Book Sale
Comics Jam
Solstice 2011
SuperKid Saturday
Other Web Logs
Children's Room
Teen Book Buzz
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
December 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
May 2005
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
Call the desk at 301-891-7259
Contact the director by e-mail