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February 25, 2007

Snow Notwithstanding

snow feb 25 2007
The afternoon of February 25th and snowing heavily.

The computer rooms will be available to the public their normal hours today, 2-6.
The Community Center is open.

The parking lot is not plowed, but Metrobuses are running and walking is slow but possible.

Posted by library at 01:27 PM

February 23, 2007

Going Green

Last Sunday the City of Takoma Park, Housing and Community Develepment Department, hosted a conference entitled Going Green at Home. A web page will eventually be posted at the main City web site and you can currently see the conference schedule there in pdf. What follows is just a simple list of the speakers with links to the organizations they represent.

Green Passive Solar Homes and Sustainable Communities John W. Spears CEM LEED AP Sustainable Design Group


Sessions: Design and Construction

  • A Formal suburban landscape using only Montgomery County native plants Dr. Sara Tangren Chesapeake Natives Inc.
  • Green advantage certification program Grady O'Rear Green Advantage
  • Holistic approach to green design Bill Hutchins, AIA Helicon Works
  • Recycling buildings: the ultimate green strategy Carl Elefante, AIA Quinn Evans | Architects
  • Green landscaping through Audubon at Home Britt Slattery Audubon Maryland-DC
  • Sustainability starts at home: one homeowner's perspective on green building Anne Polanski Home, Green Home
  • Green roofs and green projects Alan Abrams CPBD Abrams Design Build

Sessions: Energy

Sessions: Healthy Homes

  • Go green, a solution for health and home Jon Roberts ECO Solution
  • Indoor air quality and Green finishes for the interior and exterior of your home Keith Ware Eco-Green Living

Sessions: Reducing Impact

Capital Sun Group
Chesapeake Natives Inc.
Community Forklift
ECO Solution
Eco-Green Living
Electric Vehicle Association of Greater DC
Green DC Realty
Green Home, LLC
Helicon Works
Nature Neutral
Save our Sky Home-Heating Cooperative
Sustainable Design Group
Takoma Park Silver Spring Food Co-Op
Urban Solar Solutions 202.320.2570
Washington Gardener

Tony Ritchie of Olsson Books also brought a number of relevant books for sale. You can see a list at our books blog.

Posted by library at 12:35 PM

February 19, 2007

Short Week

Although we closed early a couple of days last week because of the weather, we opened at the usual times every day.

This week we will be closed two entire days. Today, Monday the 19th for Presidents Day AKA Presidents' Day ... Washington's Birthday for the Feds.

Friday the 23rd for an "employee appreciation day." This means some City staff members will be going bowling. Others will be here, but not enough to keep the library open and working properly.

Lincoln's birthday? Last week on the 12th. Some songs.

The Martyr of Liberty. In Memory of President Lincoln. Poetry and music by James G. Clark

He's gone from the strife to the home of the weary;
They've borne him away to his own western bowers,
Where the bird and the bee and the rose of the prairie
May remember his grave in the bright summer hours;
He had lived for a world, and a race bowed in sorrow;
And a wail for the dead filled the halls of the free,
But the voice of a world gathered might on the morrow,
And arose like the sound of the sea.

Columbia, come forth from the dark vale of Edom,
All red with the gore of the brave,
Columbia, come forth with thy deep song of Freedom,
Unmar'd by the moan of a slave.


Posted by library at 02:53 PM

February 12, 2007

Snow? Ice?

Watch this space for news of any change in library hours due to weather Feb 13-14 2007.

Wednesday, Feb 14th. We will close at 5 PM. (Not our usual 9)

The TWOs program for Wednesday, February 14th, is cancelled.

Tuesday, Feb 13th. We will close at 5 PM. (Not our usual 9)

The FTPML Reading Group discussion of the The Grapes of Wrath has been rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 13th to Wednesday, Feb. 21st.

The valentine construction party is still scheduled for this evening, Monday 12th.

We try to post all unscheduled closing information at cancellations.com. You can receive those notices by e-mail if you wish.

Posted by library at 11:57 AM

February 07, 2007

bit of snow

We are open as usual today, 12-9.

Posted by library at 09:41 AM