January 28, 2009

Chipmunks

Reference Question: what does a chipmunk sound like?
Listen here. Sounds sort of like a repeated chip, but the name wasn't coined by the English. It is probably derived from an American Indian word atchitamon/ajidamoo. Meaning? Depends upon the dictionary you consult.

At this time of year it is more likely zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Chipmunks hibernate.

Family Sciuridae; genus Tamias; many species.

Posted by library at 11:54 AM

January 27, 2009

Snow Closing

The library is now open, but we plan to close at six. Tomorrow? Call us at 301.891.7259

Posted by library at 02:44 PM

January 17, 2009

Whistle Stops

The inaugural train arrives today.

Curious about Lincoln's arrival in Washington? The historical markers database has text for some of the many markers that still commemorate that event and the speeches that were delivered en route. This is an interesting database - explore and contribute.

Do you know about this marker? Just on the other side of the railroad tracks from from Takoma Park? Give a thought today to William Chaplin, Garland White, and Allen.

Posted by library at 09:59 AM

January 15, 2009

Jan 19-24

Tuesday, Jan. 20
__ 10 a.m. – Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. – Circle Time
Wednesday, Jan. 21
__ 11 a.m. – Wonderful Ones (Program is FULL)
__ 7:30 p.m. – “The Cranberry Box” discussion
Thursday, Jan. 22
__ 11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time
Saturday, Jan. 24
__ 10:30 a.m. – French/English Bilingual Circle Time

Posted by at 05:40 PM

January 14, 2009

MLK 09

In honor of Dr. King please help

and there are many, many additional possibilities. Shy? You can do it.

The library will be closed.

Saturday 17th open
Sunday 18th closed
Monday 19th closed MLK Day
Tuesday 20th open Inauguration Day

Posted by library at 11:14 AM

January 09, 2009

Jan. 12-16

Monday, Jan. 12
__ 1:45 p.m. – Piney Branch Elementary 4th graders – program on Caldecott Medal non-fiction books
__ 7:30 p.m. – Banned Books Club discussion of “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank – Forsythia Room
Tuesday, Jan. 13
__ 10 a.m. – Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. – Circle Time
Wednesday, Jan. 14
__ 11 a.m. – Wonderful Ones (Note: program is full)
__ 1:45 -- Piney Branch Elementary 4th graders – program on Caldecott Medal non-fiction books
Thursday, Jan. 15
__ 11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Times
__ 7:30 p.m. – Comics Jam

Posted by at 12:09 PM

January 01, 2009

New Years Day

The library is closed. What is open? The Smithsonian museums and the zoo.

Parking at Metro stations is free, as on all weekends and federal holidays.

Posted by library at 08:54 AM
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