November 24, 2014

Postprandial Reading

Romeo and JulietLooking for something interesting to read while the building is closed for the holiday? The library is still available. We have thousands of books for your computer, pad, or phone.

Tumblebooks - streaming picture books for young children. Narrated with occasional bits of animation. And not just in English - Spanish and French books are available as well. Look in the upper right corner for the drop-down language box.

StarWalk books for elementary school students (a few will appeal to younger children). This collection is particularly strong on science as it was founded by Seymour Simon, and has been supported by many major children's book authors.

National Geographic books and magazines for children.

TumbleBookCloud - streaming books for late elementary and middle school readers as well as for adults who read English as a second language or lovers of classics. Some books are audio, some text, and some both together. Look for graphic novels by Takoma Park author Gareth Hinds.

For older students and adults we have AudioBookCloud streaming audiobooks and Freading downloadable e-books.

The collections assembled by Facts on File and Gale are fun if you enjoy non-fiction and just browsing through new subjects. Remedial everything.

Posted by library at 03:09 PM

November 22, 2014

Caldecott Medalist Klassen

Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen will present his newest book Sunday November 23 at 1 p.m. in the library's Children's Room. No registration required for this program, at which Klassen will talk about his illustrations for Sam & Dave Dig a Hole , written by Mac Barnett. Politics & Prose bookstore will be selling Klassen's books, but no purchase -- and no registration -- is required to attend this free and fun event. Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet one of the best picture book creators in the world!

Posted by karen at 12:44 PM

November 15, 2014

Six Superstar Kids' Authors

Next weekend we will have a spectacular author extravaganza. Five on Friday evening, the 21st, and one on Sunday afternoon the 23rd. 6, six, SIX favorite children's authors

Friday at 7:30 in the City's auditorium:

John Scieszka;s books
Jon Scieszka, who created the Guys Read and Guys Listen projects.

Frank Einstein

Origami Yoda Series 9781419709333
Tom Angleberger
author of the Origami Yoda books.

El Deafo 9781419710209
Cece Bell
author of the beautiful graphic memoir El Deafo
Cece Bell

The Terrible Two 9781419714917
Mac Barnett and Jory John
introduce their new middle-grade series about two pranksters.
Have you read other books by these authors?
Barnett's President Taft is Stuck in the Bath? etc. etc.
John's I Feel Relatively Neutral About New York? etc. etc.

Jon KlassenSunday at 1 in the library children's room:
Jon Klassen, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal and many other honors.

Politics and Prose will by selling copies of the authors' books, but the events are free and no purchase in required. You may want to come a bit early, seating may be scarce.

Posted by library at 07:52 PM

November 13, 2014


Eaglebear, a.k.a. Tomas Shash, will return on Monday Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. with songs, stories and dances from his Apache and Xicano cultures. Join us for this special program, which also will feature Eaglebear's family and friends. The program is great for all ages and no registration is required.

Posted by karen at 02:57 PM

November 10, 2014

No Circle Time

There is no Circle Time on Tuesday Nov 11. The Library is closed because of the Veterans Day holiday. Circle Time will resume next Tuesday Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.

Posted by karen at 08:55 PM

November 07, 2014

Caldecott Club

Join us Monday Nov 10 at 7 p.m. for the Caldecott Club, our family book club! We'll read, discuss and vote on some of the best new illustrated books for kids. We'll also have lemonade and cookies! No registration required for this fun family program.

Posted by karen at 06:29 PM

Petites Chansons Rescheduled

Bonjour! Our Petites Chansons program has been rescheduled from Saturday Nov. 8 to Saturday Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Please join us on Nov. 22 for a fun program of French songs and rhymes led by Madame Marie. We also encourage you to register so we can keep you updated on program changes; you can register online Library - Takoma Park or call us at 301-891-7259.

Posted by karen at 01:50 PM

November 05, 2014

Rainbow Fairy Party

Our fall Rainbow Fairy Party is Saturday, November 8 from 2-4. Hear a selection from a Rainbow Fairy story, enjoy some fairy themed crafts, and fairy snacks with your fellow fairy enthusiasts. Costumes are welcome.

Recommended for ages 5-12
Supervised younger siblings are permitted!

If there are any teens who would like to help out with the program for SSL hours, please email

Posted by kathryn at 03:43 PM

November 04, 2014

Bedtime Stories and Craft

Bedtime Stories & a Craft is Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00. Please come out this Election night for stories, songs, and a teddy bear craft. Wear your PJs and bring a favorite lovey if you choose!

Posted by kathryn at 04:17 PM
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