Monday May 2 Tuesday May 3, 7 pm – Picture book star Mac Barnett presents his newest book, Rules of the House.
Friday 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.)
Saturday May 7, 3 pm – Caldecott Honor illustrator Molly Idle presents the latest in her Flora picture book series, Flora and the Peacocks.
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.
Join 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please get the information to us by April 22nd if possible. We want to list the poems in the printed program.
The tour is a benefit for Historic Takoma.
This year it does not conflict with Sheep and Wool (the following weekend).
The Son with Two Moms Book Reading
Saturday, April 9, 4:00 pm in the City auditorium
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.
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.