Come play Dungeons & Dragons at the Library on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 2-4 p.m. Our program, which will be led by Dave Burbank, a veteran D&D player/leader, is our way of celebrating a new American Library Association tradition: International Games Day @ Your Library. We encourage parent-child teams at the D&D event; although D&D is best enjoyed by kids ages 8 and up, younger children are welcome with a parent. Spaces are limited, so registration is required; to register, go to Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.
Halloween's coming! Give yourself a treat and come hear veteran storyteller Candace Wolf tell some scary stories on Monday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. No registration required, but these spine-tingling tales are best for ages 5 and up. Costumes optional!
Due to a variety of factors, we are canceling our Storyland Election, scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m. Please come to the Library anyway, however, as this Saturday is our twice-yearly booksale! Sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library, the booksale will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Library lawn. Come purchase some great book bargains, including brand-new picture books, children's fiction and children's non-fiction -- plus tons of adult books -- at bargain prices. All proceeds go to Library programs, so you can support a good cause while doing your holiday shopping!
One of the most popular books in the Children's Room is Smile, a long-form comic memoir written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier. Here's a look at Raina and her work, including her newest book, the just-published Drama: Children's Corner: Raina Telgemeier goes for 'Drama' after dental pain of 'Smile' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Both kids and adults will enjoy our special Hands Around the Library program on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. In honor of National Friends of the Library Week (Oct. 21-27), author Karen Leggett will talk about her new book, Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books, which tells the gripping story of how thousands of Egyptian students, library staff and demonstrators saved the great Library of Alexandria from destruction by linking hands around it during the Arab Spring. Illustrated by veteran collage artist Susan Roth, Hands Around the Library is a non-fiction picture book generally aimed at kids ages 5-8, but older children and adults also will enjoy the inspiring, well-told story. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library, and copies of the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Politics & Prose bookstore. No purchase is necessary to attend the program, which is free. Registration is encouraged; to register, please go to: Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library or call us at 301-891-7259.
Come enjoy some wonderful picture books from the 1950’s at our next Caldecott Birthday Club program on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. We’ll be reading books like Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans, Anatole by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone, A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry and illustrated by Marc Simont, Chanticleer and the Fox, adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, and Journey Cake, Ho!, written by Newbery Medalist Ruth Sawyer and illustrated by her son-in-law, Robert McCloskey. Our program isn’t just for kids! It’s a fun and relaxing evening for all ages as we read these wonderful books together on the big screen in the Children’s Room. No registration necessary; hope to see you there.
Yes, we're talking about comics here at our Graphic Novel Primer, which will take place this Wednesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. Our program is aimed at parents and other adults who want to know about comics for kids and teens. Kids also are welcome to attend.
Meanwhile, we're not the only ones with lots to say about this increasingly popular literary form. Check out this link-filled blog post on one of the best blogs for kids' comics:Links: « Good Comics for Kids
Grown-ups: come learn why reading comics can be both fun and educational at our Graphic Novel Primer on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Join Dave Burbank, our graphic novel guru, and Karen MacPherson, children's & teen librarian, as they detail the history of graphic novels, discuss the value of this hugely popular literary form, and give a taste of some of the best new graphic novels for kids and teens. Bring your questions; kids also are welcome. Registration is encouraged so we can set out enough chairs! To register, go to:Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Libraryor call us at 301-891-7259.