April 30, 2016

3 Fabulous Authors This Week

Rules of the House 9781423185161Monday May 2 Tuesday May 3, 7 pm – Picture book star Mac Barnett presents his newest book, Rules of the House.

The Worst Night Ever 9781484708507Friday May 6, 7:30 pm – Author & humorist Dave Barry talks about his new kids’ novel, The Worst Night Ever, a sequel to his best-selling book "The Worst Class Trip Ever." (Note: This event is in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave.)

Flora and the Peacocks 9781452138169Saturday May 7, 3 pm – Caldecott Honor illustrator Molly Idle presents the latest in her Flora picture book series, Flora and the Peacocks.

Posted by library at 09:48 AM

April 29, 2016

LEGO Club on Sunday, May 1

LEGO Bricks

Calling all builders! Stack up your LEGO, brick by brick. LEGO Club will be this Sunday, May 1 from 1:30-3.
Join us for free play. Target age is 3-10.

Posted by kathryn at 05:13 PM

April 27, 2016

Tour de DCPL VII 2016

Tour de DCPL VIIJoin the annual bike tour of local libraries May 14. This year we are included! DC&MD library staff, advocates and community members are all welcome to participate.

More information and registration.

The tour starts at the DC Takoma branch at 9 am, goes to Shepherd Park, over to us, then Silver Spring, Chevy Chase and Tenley-Friendship.

Snacks and water are provided. You must wear a helmet.

Please note: A Takoma Park Bike Map is available in print in the city building and the library, as well as for download.

We have bike parking at the library, a bike repair stand at the police dept downstairs, and a bikeshare station outside on Philadelphia Avenue, if participants are riding bikeshare bikes during the tour.

Posted by library at 12:50 PM

April 26, 2016

Our Annual Poetry Party - Tonight!

The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library invite you to read a poem at our Favorite Poem Evening Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 at the the library.

Choose a poem you’ve admired by a published poet (other than yourself) or a poem you’ve recently discovered. Poems written in all languages are welcome but please accompany them with an English translation.

If you have sent the name of the poem and author, it will be included in the printed program -- otherwise, just come with your poem.

Now in its 19th year, the favorite poem evening was originally conceived by then-U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Takoma Park’s gatherings have been warm community events. Last year's reading drew a record number of readers. All ages are welcome. Come! -- and bring your friends and neighbors.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Library of Congress mosaic

Posted by library at 10:36 AM

April 19, 2016

Your Favorite Poem?

Please share it with us on April 26th at our 19th annual Favorite Poem Evening.

Choose a published poem you have read and admired. Send the title and author, along with your name and generic occupation, to ellenr@takomaparkmd.gov

Please get the information to us by April 22nd if possible. We want to list the poems in the printed program.

Posted by library at 06:33 PM

April 10, 2016

House and Garden 2016

House and GardenThe tour, set for Sunday May 1st, explores the Park-Willow-Spruce-Valley View neighborhood. Tickets are $22 if purchased early, and available locally at Mark's Kitchen, Ace Hardware and TPSS Co-op.

The tour is a benefit for Historic Takoma.

This year it does not conflict with Sheep and Wool (the following weekend).

Posted by library at 02:34 PM

April 07, 2016

Tony's Book Talk

The Son with Two Moms Book Reading
Saturday, April 9, 4:00 pm in the City auditorium

Tony Hynes

Local author Anthony Hynes will read passages from his self-published memoir, which chronicles his childhood as a black boy adopted by two white mothers in D.C. in the ‘90s. When cancer afflicted one of Hynes’ mothers, and the courts threatened his legal guardianship, Hynes had to decide what his identity and his definition of family looked like. A Q&A with the author will follow the reading.

Posted by library at 03:48 PM

April 01, 2016

Tree Day 2016

Takoma Park's Arbor Day tree give-away is scheduled for tomorrow morning, April 2, at the library. The trees are tiny, free, and suitable for local conditions. Eventually, yes, they do get big.

National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April. Maryland Arbor Day is the first Wednesday in April. Why does the date vary from state to state and community to community? Because ideal tree planting times vary.

squirrel - photo courtesy of Jim Lillicotch

Posted by library at 11:46 AM
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