March 26, 2009

Independence

The current issue of the Silver Spring / Takoma Park Gazette contains an extensive article about our library, Keeping Independence in Circulation. We indeed take pride in our efforts and ability to respond quickly to community needs.


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March 25, 2009

March 30-April 4

Tuesday, March 31
10 a.m. – Circle Time
11 a.m. – Circle Time
1:45 p.m. – Takoma Park Elementary School kindergartners – presentation on Caldecott Medal-winning books

Wednesday, April 1
11 a.m. – Wonderful Ones! (Note: Pre-registration required)

Thursday, April 2
11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time
1:45 p.m. – Takoma Park Elementary School kindergartners – presentation on Caldecott Medal-winning books


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March 21, 2009

ShadowPlay

Tonight, Saturday March 21, 8:00 PM in the Community Center
ShadowPlay1 - Borderlands . A photographic/musical/spoken word event.
Sponsored by the Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission

Curated by photojournalist Allison Shelley, poems read by Takoma Park Poet Laureate Anne Becker, music directed by Peter Maybarduk.

Photographers:
Diego Ravier - Genetic Contrast (see also)
Malin Fezehai - Internally Displaced in Sri Lanka
Hector Emanuel - The Wall
Sarah L. Voisin - Hope and Disillusion
Shraddha Borawake - Salt of the Earth
Laura El-Tantawy - Fervent Spirits
Teru Kuwayama - Lines of Control
Masimba Sasa - You Can Choose Your Friends But You Can't Choose Your Family
Brendan Hoffman - Nagorno-Karabakh
Missimilliano Clausi - Calais: the Last Dream
Nilayan Dutta - Stray Dogs' Territory
Kai Weidenhφfer - Borderlands (see also)

The next time you are in the library take a look through the 770s (photography) which sit adjacent to the 780s (music).

Posted by library at 09:51 AM

March 19, 2009

March 23-28


Tuesday, March 24
10 a.m. – Circle Time
11 a.m. – Circle Time
Wednesday, March 25
11 a.m. – Baby Time (Note: Program is full)
Thursday, March 26
11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time
1:45 – Takoma Park Elementary School kindergarteners – presentation of Caldecott Medal books


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March 14, 2009

Fighting Jim Crow

Monday, March 18th, 7:30 PM

John Stokes will be here at the library to talk about his experiences under segregation and his participation in the famous 1954 Supreme Court case: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in which the court ruled that "Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal", ushering in the end of school segregation.

When the Supreme Court heard Brown v. Board of Education, that case was combined with four other school segregation cases, one of which was Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (Virginia). At Robert Moton High School, in 1951, students walked out to protest conditions at their segregated school where 400 students were assigned to a building designed for 150, and where tar paper shacks had been constructed to house the overflow. Mr. Stokes was one of leaders of the student strike, and became one of the student plantiffs named in the famous case.

What happened to the schools after the Supreme Court decision? Prince Edward County refused to comply and closed all the public schools in 1959. They were not reopened until passage of the civil rights act of 1964.

You can read John Stokes' own account of the strike in J 323.092 STOKES Students on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, and Me. If you have your own copy, you can get it signed.

The program is designed for children of school age (5 and up) and adults. We will provide sign language interpretation.

Posted by library at 09:41 AM

March 11, 2009

March16-21

Monday, March 16
7:30 p.m. – John Stokes and Civil Rights
Tuesday, March 17
10 a.m. – Circle Time
11 a.m. – Circle Time
1:45 p.m. – Takoma Park Elementary School kindergartners – presentation on Caldecott Medal-winning books
Wednesday, March 18
11 a.m. – Baby Time (Note: Program is full)
7 p.m. – Tween Writing Club (Note: Program is full)
Thursday, March 19
11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time
Friday, March 20
4 p.m. – Comics Jam
Saturday, March 21
10:30 a.m. – Circle Time

Posted by at 04:27 PM

March 03, 2009

March 9-14


Library Programs
Week of March 9-14 2009

Tuesday, March 10
__ 10 a.m. – Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. – Circle TimeWednesday, March 11
__ 11 a.m. – Baby Time (Note: Program is full)
Thursday, March 12
__ 11 a.m. – Spanish Circle Time
Friday, March 13
__ 10:30 – Circle Time with John Nevins Andrew Daycare

Posted by at 02:15 PM

March 02, 2009

March Lion

We opened the computer center yesterday as the early morning snow/sleet had disappeared by afternoon. But today we have a second storm with considerably more snow. Both the library and the computer center are scheduled to open at noon, but this might be delayed.

Please call the library before coming in this afternoon. 301.891.7259

Note: we opened on time at noon, and will remain open this evening.

Posted by library at 07:03 AM
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