On January 27th the library will be open 2-6 instead of our normal Friday hours, which are noon-6. The computer rooms next door will also be closed until 2 PM.
Both the library and the computer center are closed on Wednesday mornings until noon but we are often very busy at 10 AM anyhow. Coming up:
Starting February 1st and continuing on the 8th, 15th and March 1st: story time for two year olds. Call the library at 301.891.7259 to register. Pre-registration required - no exceptions.
Starting January 25th and continuing for 6 weeks. A beginning computer class for seniors. Preregistration required and the class is already full. Contact Carole Ank of the recreation department if you want to be placed on a waiting list for future classes.
The local definition of senior is much more flexible than that of two year old, as it starts at 50 or 55 or so, more or less, and continues on. Our two year olds, on the other hand, must be born between Feb 1 2003 and Feb 1 2004.
The library (and the computer center and most City offices) will be closed Jan 16th for the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday. In many areas of the country this is celebrated as a Day of Service. In Montgomery County you can join in service projects Monday afternoon 12:30-3, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5703 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. (Near the White Flint Metro station.)
Loyal Takoma Parkians were forced to work in isolation to drum the sun back into the sky as a result of the postponement of the annual Winter Solstice celebration. You did a great job; the sun seems to be returning. Now in its stead we offer an alternative celebration, Imbolc, one-eighth of a turn along the circle of the year.
Imbolc (February 1 or 2.... Candlemas and Groundhog's Day bear a relationship to the festival) marks the first hints of Spring, with whiffs of the freshening of the breezes, the gradual lengthening of the days, the stirrings of new hope.
Let's gather up the usual suspects, including Bill Jenkins and the Foggy Bottem Morris Men, to bring light and merrymaking to our community. Thursday evening, February 9, at 7:15. All are welcome.
and in the library:
529.309 DUNCAN Calendar : humanity's epic struggle to determine a true and accurate year / David Ewing Duncan
529.3 STEEL Marking time : the epic quest to invent the perfect calendar / Duncan Steel
R 394.26 CHASES Chase's calendar of events (Great book, we get each year's new edition.)
R 529.3 KELLY Religious holidays and calendars : an encyclopaedic handbook / by Aidan Kelly, Peter Dresser, and Linda M. Ross
Did you enter 06 in the year field of all the checks in your current checkbook?
The library is closed today and will reopen tomorrow, Jan 3rd, at 10.