Our Junior Banned Books Club, for kids in grades three through five, will meet on MOnday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. All are welcome, but registration is required. To register, go to: Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259
Kids, parents and adults who love children's literature are invited to come to our Caldecott Club program on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Come read and discuss with us the 2012 Caldecott Medal-winner A Ball for Daisy, as well as the three 2012 Caldecott Honor books: Blackout; Grandpa Green ; and Me...Jane. This is a great way for families to read and discuss books together! Registration is encouraged: to register, go to Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.
Kids: come and make valentines for the special people in your life on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2-4 p.m. All materials will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. You just bring your creativity! Registration is required so we can be sure to have enough materials for all. To register, go to: Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call 301-891-7259.
The famous French storybook elephant named Babar celebrates his 80th birthday this year. Created by Jean de Brunhoff, Babar has been charming children since his first adventure, Histoire de Babar, was published in France in 1931. An English translation, The Story of Babar, was published in 1933. Since then, dozens of Babar stories have been published, first by Jean de Brunhoff and then by his son Laurent de Brunhoff. To celebrate Babar's 80th birthday, the Alliance Francaise in Washington, D.C. has a slate of Babar-themed events coming up, with the first one taking place this Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11:30 p.m.:
Alliance Franšaise de Washington