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November 28, 2011

Phone Problems

The Library is experiencing phone problems. Please bear with us as our techs work with Verizon to resolve the problem.

Posted by at 01:20 PM

November 23, 2011

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. But we will be open on Saturday for our regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Community Center will be closed all weekend.

Posted by at 05:44 PM

November 11, 2011


eaglebearNext Monday evening, 7 PM, Eaglebear (Tomas Shash) comes to the library, with drums.

Saturday evening, November 19th, 7:30 PM, a drumming trio will perform on Japanese taiko in the Community Center auditorium.

We usually drum with Bill Jenkins during our winter solstice programs. This year that will be Thursday, December 22nd.

Look for our books such as Timekeepers: the Great Jazz Drummers. and CDs such as Babatunde's Circle of Drums
And here are some videos, to get you tapping:

Street musician in DC
Drum circle in Takoma Park
Batucada drumming
Street drum line
Animal vs Buddy Rich
Steel drums
Bass drums
A bit of Cuba in Bali

And ... taiko in Athens.

Posted by library at 02:40 PM

November 06, 2011

Time and Date

The time changed (for us, not everyone everywhere) this Sunday morning. We are now back on Eastern Standard Time. Since 2007 the rule has been: First Sunday in November.
A cartographer's notes on time zone peculiarities.

Monday, the 7th at 7: Bedtime stories for very young children. This is usually scheduled for the first Monday evening in a month.

Tuesday, the 8th: For the first time in ?, forever?, we will have no morning Circle Time sessions so as to free the library parking lot for voters in the City elections.

Friday, 11/11/11: We will be closed for Veterans Day. The library reopens Saturday with D&D games. The Community Center will remain closed all weekend.

Posted by library at 09:38 AM