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March 31, 2014

Armando Trull

The Friends Annual Meeting with journalist Armando Trull is scheduled for Wednesday April 16. Armando will discuss changing media technologies and how these changes are influencing news reporting.

Posted by library at 12:29 PM

March 29, 2014

Tea and Sugar

Olauduh EquianoPlantation sugar and political tea. Tomorrow, March 30th at 12:30, we will continue our discussions about the history of American capitalism. Please come to computer room B. It is not too late to start, we began only last week.

Yes, we will serve tea. And coffee for the rebels.

Current reading? the account of Olauduh Equiano.

We have a superb online resource that has several interesting personal stories. Use your library card to get entry and then follow this trail:
> Browse (there is a tab at the top)
> Primary Sources
> Slave Narratives

Posted by library at 03:46 PM

March 24, 2014

Trull Event

Postponed: The Friends of the Library annual meeting, with guest speaker Armando Trull, originally planned for tomorrow evening March 25th, will be rescheduled for a later date.

We'll update you all later.

Posted by library at 03:23 PM

March 17, 2014

St. Pat's Snow

We are closed today, March 17th, both the library and the computer center.

Posted by library at 10:17 AM

March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Scouts

girl scouts

100 years and still living the green life.
Today is the centenary celebration of the Takoma Park Girl Scouts.
Historic Takoma, March 15th, 1-4.

Watch the 1918 Golden Eaglet silent movie.
Sing some old scout songs
Have some cookies

Posted by library at 09:33 AM

March 05, 2014

Early Sunday Close

Sunday afternoon, March 9th, we will close at 3 PM because of the memorial service for Council Member Kay Daniels Cohen.

Tributes to Kay.

Posted by library at 10:18 AM

March 04, 2014

Keep in Touch

Are we closed because of snow, ice, or a special event? Not often, but ...

  1. Register for Circle Time and we’ll notify you by e-mail if it is canceled or postponed.
  2. Visit us on Facebook. We’re takomaparklibrary
  3. Join us at Twitter. We’re takoma on Twitter
  4. Check out our other blogs. News about programs is usually posted either on the News Blog or the Children’s Room Blog.
  5. Interested in the computer rooms? We post spcific notices on Tumblr where we are also takoma. (We tend to be early adopters)

Posted by library at 01:41 PM

March 03, 2014

Snow Day Again

Yet another snow day. The library and computer center will be closed March 3rd. We hope you have some good books at home.

This would also be a good day to explore our digital library: learn a new language, investigate the OED, watch animated picture books, listen to a good audiobook, read Eyewitness books for kids, look at Britannica in Japanese, find pictures in Image Quest, practice Smart Math, study for the law school exam.

Posted by library at 08:26 AM