November 30, 2012

Holiday Programs

Our holiday events begin Saturday Dec 1 with our computer graphics card-making workshop from 10 a.m. -noon.

Our Holiday Book Sale , featuring hundreds of brand-new children's and teen books (plus some adult books), will take place on Sunday Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the beautiful offices of Historic Takoma in Takoma Junction. (Historic Takoma is next to Takoma Vet and across the Junction from the Takoma Co-op). Come early for the best selection!

On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., kids are invited to come to the Library to make gifts for the special people in their lives at our Holiday Gift-Making Workshop . Registration is required so we can have enough gift-making supplies; to register, go to Program Registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library
Come as close to 1 p.m. as possible as we need to finish by 3 p.m., when we will offer our annual Holiday Sing-a-Long . This fun event for all ages will be led by Takoma Park musician/music teacher Wendy Lanxner and her students. Come sing songs of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa!

Then on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m., our annual Winter Solstice Celebration will take place. We'll begin with musician Bill Jenkins and his drums, then the Foggy Bottom Morris Men will swoop in with their songs and dances at 7:30 p.m. This is a great program for all ages.

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Bedtime Stories

Our monthly Bedtime Stories program will take place on Monday Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Kids (and grown-ups!) are invited to come in p.j.s, and bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to this program of songs, rhymes and stories. Bedtime Stories is a perfect program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. No registration required.

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November 25, 2012

Caldecott Club

Come read Where the Wild Things Are, The Snowy Day and other 1960's Caldecott Medal winners with us on Monday November 26 at 7 p.m.

It's all part of our months-long celebration of the 75th birthday of the Caldecott Medal, given annually by the American Library Association to the best-illustrated children's book. Each month, we'll be looking at a different decade of winners; in December, our focus will be on 1970's Caldecott books like Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig and Freight Train by Donald Crews. All of these Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor books are classics that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

We'll even have refreshments -- lemonade and cookies -- as part of our program tomorrow night, courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. No registration required; just come and enjoy reading some wonderful picture books during our hour-long program!


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November 06, 2012

Good & Grimm

Kids' author Adam Gidwitz firmly believes that fairy tales -- the original ones, filled with gore and raw emotions -- make great reading for kids. So far, he's written two books to prove his point: A Tale Dark & Grimm and In a Glass Grimmly, both of which are available at our Library. Here's more about why Gidwitz thinks more kids should be reading fairy tales:
Writer paints Grimm fairy tales | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

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November 05, 2012

No Circle Time

Circle Time is canceled for Tuesday Nov. 6 so we can be sure to have enough parking spaces for voters. Circle Time will resume next Tuesday Nov. 13.

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November 01, 2012

Picture Book Month

picturebook monthThis November, join a special celebration of a special literary form: the picture book. Founded by children's author & performer Dianne de Las Casas, Picture Book Month is designed to spotlight the best picture books, authors and illustrators. Go to: Picture Book Month for more information, and to see a new essay each day of November by noted picture book creators.

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Eaglebear & Friends

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, please join us on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. for our annual visit from Eaglebear, a.k.a. Tomas Shash. At the program, which is great for all ages, Eaglebear and his family and friends will share dances, stories, and songs from their Xicano and Apache cultures. All are welcome, and there is no registration required. Thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for continuing to sponsor this wonderful annual tradition.

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Comics Jam

Our Comics Jam program, usually held the first Tuesday of the month, instead will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. Come join Dave Burbank as he reads comics up on the big screen. The program concludes with Dave taking "drawing requests" from the audience. No registration required.

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Bedtime Stories

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups are invited to our monthly Bedtime Stories program on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Come sing some songs and rhymes and hear some stories before heading off to bed. No registration required; p.j.s, blankets and stuffed animals optional!

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