March 29, 2011

Bleak House

The Friends are now starting to read Bleak House. Yes, it is indeed a big book but you have several weeks to wander around in it.

Having trouble getting started?
Come Thursday, the 31st, at 7:30, to listen to Professor William Cohen and ignite your enthusiasm for Dickens.

Schedule of book chats (open to everyone)

As you read, leave your comments at the Bleak Beat

Want to read it on your computer or ereader?

Reading time is ? Who knows.

Prefer to have someone read it to you?

Hint: an easy way to get mp3 versions of LibriVox recordings is to use the DownThemAll Firefox extension, and just select to formats and sections you want. BTW playing time is 43 hours and 30+ minutes.

This was recorded by a good-hearted amateur. Skip a few tracks to get a better feel for it. If you want a reading by a professional actor, look for the Blackstone or Naxos recordings.

Posted by library at 11:54 AM

March 13, 2011

Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library will hold their annual meeting this Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., but the scheduled headline presenter, NPR science reporter Richard Harris, will not be available to speak. Harris is now on assignment in Japan to cover the unfolding disaster in that country. His program will be rescheduled. Meanwhile, come and visit with the Friends at their annual meeting and Board election at 7:30 pm as scheduled. Refreshments will be served.

Posted by at 08:28 PM

March 11, 2011

Richard Harris

Come to the library on Tuesday March 15 2011 at 7:30 p.m. to hear award-winning journalist Richard Harris talk about his work as a science reporter for NPR's newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Harris' presentation headlines the annual meeting of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. After Harris' talk, refreshments will be served, followed by elections for the Friends' Board of Directors (all dues-paying members are welcome to vote). Everyone is welcome at this free program targeted to older children and adults; you don't need to be a member of the Friends to attend, and no pre-registration is required.

Posted by at 02:32 PM
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