February 26, 2009

March 2-7, 2009

Monday, March 2
__ 1:45-2:45 p.m. – Piney Branch Elementary School 4th graders – presentation on biographies
__ After-School – “Read Across America” celebration
__ 7 p.m. – Bedtime Stories
Tuesday, March 3
__ 10 a.m. – Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. – Circle Time
Wednesday, March 4
__ 11 a.m. – Baby Time (pre-registration required)
__ 1:45 -2:45 p.m. – Piney Branch Elementary School 4th graders – presentation on biographies
Thursday, March 5
__ 11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time

Posted by at 11:18 AM

February 19, 2009

Feb. 23-28

Calendar for the Week of Feb. 23, 2009
Monday, Feb. 23
__ 1:45 p.m. – Piney Branch Elementary School 4th graders -- presentation on biographies.
__ 7:30 p.m. – Banned Books Club
Tuesday, Feb. 24
__ 10 a.m. – Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. – Circle Time
Wednesday, Feb. 25
__ 11 a.m. – Twosies (Session is full)
__ 1:45 p.m. -- Piney Branch Elementary School 4th graders -- presentation on biographies.
Thursday, Feb. 26
__ 11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time
Saturday, Feb. 28
__ 10: 30 a.m. -- French-English Circle Time

Posted by at 06:02 PM

February 17, 2009

Comic Valentine

comics jam
valentine making


The comics jam and the valentine-making evenings are over, but we have special February programs still to come.

Our Black History Month Celebration on the 18th features books the have won the Coretta Scott King Award. Please register in advance.

Join the Play Day Circle Time on Saturday the 21st, no registration required.

Posted by library at 02:39 PM

February 13, 2009

Backyard Birds

Put on your caps and mittens, join your neighbors for the annual great backyard bird count. You don't need to go farther than your own yard. Just count for 15 minutes or more on at least one day of the count.

The count continues from February 13th through the 16th. Results should be submitted by March 1at. For those of you who used to send your count lists in, you can now do this all online.
2009 data form (pdf)
regional checklist
infomation for kids
results of previous tallies

We have lots of bird identification books in the library. Just go to 598 in both the adult and J sections.

Top 10 birds seen in 2008 count (with recordings of their sounds)
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology online bird identification guide

Posted by library at 09:24 AM

February 11, 2009

Pool Reopens

The Piney Branch indoor pool reopens to the public today. For the first month the schedule will be:
Sunday 8-8
Monday - Thursday 6:30-8:30 AM and 4-10 PM
Friday 6:30-8:30 AM only

Passes good for 12 swims cost, for Montgomery County residents, $25 for children under 18, $35 for adults 18-54 and $30 for adults 55 and older. No pass? The price per swim is $2.50/$3.50/$3.00 for those age groups.

Non-residents pay more.

The pool is located in the Piney Branch school. Use the Grant Avenue entrance which faces the Community Center.

Posted by library at 10:54 AM

February 06, 2009

Lincoln's 200th

February 12th is a special day - the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth.
Abraham Lincoln
READ ALONG:
With thousands of others across the nation, the Gettysburg Address, February 12 at 8:30 AM EST. (And explore the interactive mosaic.)

Our library has superb Lincoln books, including Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln, Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer, Lincoln : the biography of a writer, Lincoln; a picture story of his life and many, many others.

GO DOWNTOWN:
Special exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery (the same folks who brought you presidential trivia parts 1 2 3 and 4 on their blog)
Ford's Theater special celebrations all day on the 12 and the 16th.
Lincoln's 2nd inaugural dinner - Smithsonian recreation at the Willard, March 6th.
Special celebratory events all through February. Consult the Lincoln bicentenary calendar.

TRAVEL A BIT FARTHER:
Lincoln's boyhood home at Knob Creek in Kentucky. (The setting is very beautiful in spring or summer.)
The Southern Indiana hills, where he lived from the age of seven until he was 21.
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois.

EXPLORE SCHOLARLY ESSAYS:
Journal of the American Lincoln Association

CHECK LINCOLN'S MEDICAL HISTORY:
Medical history of the presidents Dr. Zebra is a pseudonym for Dr. John Sotos who has an interesting theory that Lincoln, and three of his sons, suffered from the genetic disorder multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B, and that he would have been dead within the year if he had not been assassinated.

BROWSE THE LINCOLN LOG:
Explore a personal chronology or the searchable Lincoln Day-by-Day: A Chronology.

HUM A SAD SONG:
The Library of Congress collection of sheet music.

LOOK AT YOUR MONEY:
New Lincoln pennies and a special silver dollar.


Posted by library at 04:56 PM
Recent Entries
March 2-7, 2009
Feb. 23-28
Comic Valentine
Backyard Birds
Pool Reopens
Lincoln's 200th
Other Web Logs
News
Books
Children's Room
Teen Book Buzz
Archives
August 2015
July 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
Takoma Park city seal THE LIBRARY IS A DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF TAKOMA PARK
Call the desk at 301-891-7259
Contact the director by e-mail