Takoma Park Maryland Library · 101 Philadelphia Avenue · Takoma Park Maryland 20912 USA · 301.891.7259

April 26, 2008

Cell Phones

  • Fix your bad voice mail message.
  • Got a new phone? Leave your discarded one in the bin in the community center lobby. Our police department has a cellular phone program.
  • Don't talk on your cell phone in the library, turn off the ringer. You aren't supposed to disturb others in libraries. Would you leave the ringer on in a movie? We do provide places where you can talk on your phone without annoying people: room A and the little lobby areas between the inner and outer doors. Text messaging? As long as the ringer is off this is usually not rude in a library.
  • If you are using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), throw both your cell phone and the victim's out of range. 911 has already been called, right?
  • And if you are on a date and your cell phone rings - turn it off without looking.
Posted by library at 10:47 AM

April 23, 2008


If you check out books, CDs or magazines from the library this week, you will be asked to fill out one of our survey forms. What if you don't visit the library this week? Your voice will not be counted in the official survey but ... we have put together an online survey for you. Please take a monment to complete the pop-up form (just once) and we will report the results back here when we have enough responses.

Posted by library at 08:05 PM

Electronics Recycling

Updated 11/16/09
The City is no longer hosting electronics recycling events in the library parking lot. Please go the the main City pages for information on weekday electronic equipment drop-off at the Public Works offices.

Have closets full of discarded gizmos and eagerly awaiting the annual Takoma Park pickup?
Our next Electronic recycling event will be Saturday, May 10th behind the Library, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Old cell phones? Please bring them to the bin near the main desk of the community center. They will be donated to Secure the Call, free 911 cell phones for those who desperately need them.

More electronics recycling information?
Earth 911 posts lists of local events.
The Rethink Initiative is a program sponsored by manufacturers, resellers and by environmental organizations.
BAN (the Basel Action Network) has important information and links.
Read the National Geographic article on toxic electronic waste. This is a big health problem.

Posted by library at 07:15 PM

April 20, 2008

Used Book Sale

Saturday May 17th, 2008
Library Lawn
10 AM - 3 PM

Donations accepted until May 14th. Volunteers needed. Community service hours are available for high school students. Email ellenr@takomagov.org to volunteer.

Posted by library at 04:31 PM

April 15, 2008

Pocket Poetry

Poem In Your Pocket Day
April 17 2008

Select a favorite poem, carry it around with you, and share it with others. Additional ideas:

  • Add a poem to your email signature
  • Post a poem on your blog or social networking page
  • Text a poem to friends

This event is sponsored by the Academy of American Poets in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Poetry X can be a good source of poems, by theme, author or random selection. (Nice in Firefox, not so nice in IE)

Did you notice that the Friends of the Library have placed new poetry signs about town? map list
and here is Roscoe's poem.

The library will host the annual Favorite Poem Evening on the 24th at 7 PM.

Posted by library at 06:47 PM