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March 06, 2013

Snow/Rain/Ice

We are closed today but you can read, or listen to, Ulysses.   (At least listen to this.)

The Ulysses introduction with Professor Owens has been rescheduled for March 13th. Azalea Room, 7:30.

The 13th is also the start date for The Ancient Greek Hero so register now, and join our discussion group.

Not in the mood for Ulysses - Homer or Joyce? Explore our online streaming audiobook collection where you will find many superb recordings. Try My Year of Meats. Watch the snow while discovering a book.

Home with kids? Rediscover Tumblebooks and the Tumblebookcloud.

Posted by library at 09:59 AM

March 02, 2013

Closing the Distance

Join us in a pilot project to bring a little Harvard into Takoma Park. Our plan combines free edX online college courses with in-person seminars led by our rich community of experts. Complete the coursework in the comfort of your own home, or at the Library's Computer Center with staff available to help you every step of the way. Gather at the Library weekly to discuss the material in person and see where the conversation takes you. Our pilot course will be The Ancient Greek Hero. For information about the course please visit:

The Ancient Greek Hero

The course begins soon, on March 13. If you want to join our pilot, or have ideas or suggestions to share, please contact Patti Mallin at pattim@takomagov.org by Friday, March 8. We will need 6 participants to move forward. More information about, and registration for, edX courses can be found at: edX

Additional note: If you are enrolled in Eric Lander's MITx biology course, which starts March 5, or plan to enroll in Harvard's Human Health and Global Environmental Change beginning May 15th, please contact Patti. We may be able to arrange some get-togethers.

The Ancient Greek Hero course readings include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, several tragedies of Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus, as well as bits of Hesiod, Herodotus, Philostratus, and Plato.

This is all divided into 24 parts with lectures, quizzes and the like. No grades. Just fun.

Posted by library at 12:56 PM