November 30, 2009

ESOL Classes

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will be offering a 10 week ESOL course for adults at the Silver Spring Library beginning Jan 13 2010, MWF 2-5. Attending orientation (Jan 4 or 6) is REQUIRED. Orientation is First Come First Served. Classes are free but the books cost about $40.

The Council also offers free tutoring, on occasion in Takoma Park. Tutors meet with students at various locations. Please call them at 301.610.0030

Some other providers that give tutoring or classes in, or near, Takoma Park:

Beginning English: Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity, 240.777.4940 Free. Offers some services in TP.
Beginning English: Montgomery College Adult Education ESOL, 301.962.8950 Free
Beginning English: CASA de Maryland, 301.431.4185 (Ext. 208) Cost varies

Advanced English / Business English: Moshe Briel, 301.801.1972 Classes are listed as $50 or less.
Intermediate / High Beginner: Montgomery College English as a Second Language (ESL), 240.567.7262 $350+

Various Levels: Montgomery County Public Libraries - Conversation Clubs, 240.777.0196 Free.
Various Levels: The International Language Institute MD (ILIMD), 301.527.0600 $100+

For a database of places where one can take ESOL classes, go to the MCAEL Provider Directory and put Takoma Park in the search box (it works better than using the zip code).

We have several book/CD sets for people learning English. Come in and ask for assistance at the desk. We will show you to the collection.

Posted by library at 11:08 AM

November 25, 2009

open / closed

The library will be open today, Wednesday, until 9 PM. Closed Thursday and Friday. Open Saturday 10-5.

The Community Center (which includes the computer rooms) will be closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Posted by library at 02:12 PM

November 16, 2009


The Leonid meteor shower should peak here around 4 AM the 17th. Try to get away from light pollution, though that is increasingly difficult in Takoma Park. Forecast? Clear skies.

The spectacular Leonids this year should be in Asia, where two debris streams, from the 1466 and 1533 crossings of the Tempel-Tuttle comet, should both hit at the same time.

We subscribe to Sky and Telescope. Print copies can be found here in the library. Online full text is available via either our eLibrary or Ebsco subscriptions.

See also:
More information on this year's Leonids

Posted by library at 12:14 PM

November 04, 2009

Election Results

Mayor: Incumbent Bruce R. Williams won a second term.

Ward 4: Terry Seamens won another term, defeating write-in candidate Eric Mendoza

Ward 6: Frederick Schultz defeated Navid Nasr-Esfahani

The other races were uncontested. Check the Takoma Park City Web Site later today for additional information.

We used a new sort of voting system - marking paper ballots that voters could later confirm had been counted correctly.
Takoma Park was the first town in the country to vote this way.

Posted by library at 10:13 AM

November 02, 2009

Library Closed 11/11

Every year we close on Veterans Day, November 11th.
red poppy

AKA Armistice Day, in Canada Remembrance Day, November 11th has been a national holiday since 1938.
Some basic facts.
History of the holiday.
War of the poppies.

Posted by library at 01:40 PM

Senior Computer Class

The Wednesday morning computer class for seniors will resume in January. See Paula in Rec for details. To attend the classes you need to:

  1. Register with the Recreation Department and pay a minimal fee.
  2. Be sure your Takoma Park library card is current and valid so you can log on to the computers.
Remember - if you have our library card you can use the public computer stations any time the computer and senior rooms are open. You don't have to wait until January to practice.

Click on the big arrow below to watch a bit of video of earlier classes. (You may then need to double-click the central arrow - depends on your browser.)

Posted by library at 11:51 AM
Recent Entries
ESOL Classes
open / closed
Election Results
Library Closed 11/11
Senior Computer Class
Other Web Logs
Children's Room
Teen Book Buzz
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
Call the desk at 301-891-7259
Contact the director by e-mail