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October 31, 2009

Leaf Collection 09

The annual leaf collection will begin November 16th and continue until December 31.

Call this number when your pile is at the curb: 301-891-7626.

Posted by library at 06:23 PM

October 30, 2009

Nov. 2-7

Monday, Nov. 2:
__ 7 p.m. Bedtime Stories
Tuesday, Nov. 3:
__ 10 a.m. Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. Circle Time
__ 1:30 p.m. Piney Branch Elementary 4th graders research for American Revolution project
Wednesday, Nov. 4
__ 11 a.m. Twosies
Thursday, Nov. 5
__ 10:30 a.m. Spanish Circle Time
__ 1:30 p.m. -- Piney Branch Elementary 4th graders research for American Revolution project
Saturday, Nov. 7
__ 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Friends Book Sale
__ 10:30 a.m. Circle Time

Posted by at 03:46 PM

October 26, 2009

Halloween Parade 09

This year the parade will immediately follow the 4 PM costume contest on Saturday the 31st. The parade goes from downtown (uptown?) Takoma Park down the hill to Piney Branch School - via Carroll and Philadelphia Avenues.

The parade is earlier than usual this year to leave children plenty of time to go trick or treating.

Posted by library at 01:50 PM

October 21, 2009

Pancake Supper

According to a sign by the Presbyterian Church at Tulip and Maple, the annual Boy Scout pancake supper will be served this Saturday, October 24th. (Confirmation at the Cub Scout Pack 33 wiki, but no additional information.)

Posted by library at 10:28 AM

October 07, 2009

Oct. 12-17

Monday, Oct. 12
__ 1:45 Piney Branch 4th grade class presentation on fables
__ 7:30 p.m. Banned Book Club
Tuesday, Oct. 13
__ 10 a.m. Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. Circle Time
__ 7 p.m. College Bound: How to Pay for College with Dr. Herm Davis
Wednesday, Oct. 14
__ 11 a.m. Wonderful Ones (Program is full, with waiting list)
__ 1:45 p.m. -- Piney Branch 4th grade class presentation on fables
Thursday, Oct. 15
__ 10:30 a.m Spanish Circle Time
__ 1:30 p.m. Piney Branch 5th graders research on Am. Rev. biographies
Friday, Oct. 16
__ 10:30 a.m. Circle Time with John Nevins Andrew nursery school students

Posted by at 04:58 PM

Flu ?

Updated 11/02

Emory University has developed an online assessment tool that can help you determine whether or not your symptoms indicate flu.
Flu self-assessment test

Interesting charts: Through week 37 of the year | After week 37 | Why 2 charts? Week 40 is the New Year for flu epidemiologists, the traditional beginning of the flu season. So their yearly charts begin and end at around that point.
Current information from the federal government | FAQ page.
Maryland flu watch
Montgomery County Health Department Call the flu hotline, 240.777.4200, or check their web site for information. All clinics have now been canceled.

Be a good citizen. Please participate in Maryland's tracking project. Most epidemiological surveys rely on information from doctors. But what about the larger group that doesn't go to the doctor for every cold or flu-like illness? You will be asked to report weekly on whether you, or any members in your household, have respiratory symptoms. And remember to use the self-assessment tool (above) if you do come down with something. That also contributes to the knowledge base.

Regular, seasonal, flu shots were available at the Community Center on Friday, October 9, 10-noon. Missed it? Visit your own doctor, check your local pharmacy, or use the special find-a-flu-shot search tool.

Posted by library at 12:00 PM

October 06, 2009

Program Cancellation

Tonight's College Bound program had to be canceled because the presenter needs to attend to an emergency. We hope to reschedule it for later. The other programs, October 13th (financing options) and 20th (SATs), should go on as planned.

Keep an eye on the events registration page for notice of a new date for the college selection program, and to sign up for the other two sessions.

Event registration - Takoma Park Maryland Library

Posted by library at 10:10 AM

October 05, 2009

The Bus Party

Ride-On route 18 now loops past the buildings formerly known as Takoma Towers. This means the residents now have public transportation to the library, the senior room in the community center, the police department, the swimming pool, the hospital, Langley Park, and the Takoma Metro station.

Come help celebrate on October 7th, 2 PM, in the senior room at 7500 Maple Avenue.

Official Route Map (sorry, it is pdf)

Posted by library at 10:45 AM

October 03, 2009

Oct. 5-10

Monday, Oct. 5
__ 1:45 Piney Branch Elemetary 4th graders presentation on fantasy.
__ 7 p.m. Bedtime Stories
Tuesday, Oct. 6
__ 10 a.m. Circle Time
__ 11 a.m. Circle Time
Wednesday, Oct. 7
__ 11 a.m. Wonderful ones (Program is FULL)
__ 1:45 Piney Branch Elemetary 4th graders presentation on fantasy
Thursday, Oct. 8
__ 10:30 Spanish Circle Time

Posted by at 12:58 PM

October 01, 2009

Street Festival 09

The annual street festival will be Sunday, October 4th, 10-5, uptown on Carroll Avenue from the area near the clock to the gazebo.

More information: Takoma Park Street Festival

Posted by library at 01:38 PM