May 18, 2016

Rain Is Inevitable

.. apparently. So we are moving the book sale indoors. Saturday May 21 inside the community center. 10-3. Thanks for all the wonderful donations. Now it's time to come buy. (Think of this as neighborly recycling.)

We still need volunteers - the shifts are:
8-10 -- setting up
10-12 -- refreshing tables
12-2 -- refreshing tables
2-4 -- last sales and packing
- but this is flexible.

Service learning hours are available for high-school students who wish to help at the sale.

Please e-mail ellenr@takomaparkmd.gov if you can volunteer.


a tower of used books

Posted by library at 11:55 AM

May 17, 2016

Comics! Science! Giant Clams!

Friday May 20 7:30 Maris Wicks will introduce us to her new book, Science Comics: Coral Reefs, Cities of the Ocean

The library usually closes at 6 on Fridays but we will be reopening at 7 for this extra special program.


Coral Reefs, Cities of the Ocean 9781626721456

Posted by library at 02:41 PM

May 14, 2016

Over the Water and Over the Wind

The Witches of Benevento  9780451471819
Thursday May 19 7:30 2016 Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall and author John Bemelmans Marciano launch their new chapter book series, The Witches of Benevento.

Unguento, unguento
portami al noce di Benevento
sopra l'acqua e sopra il vento
e sopra ogni altro maltempo

The very ancient Benevento/Beneventum/Maleventum/Maloeis became a medieval witch central. Then vicious persecution began in the late 15th century. Benevento is now famous for the liqueur Strega. Cin Cin.

Supplementary reading:
for kids: Strega Nona
for grown-ups: there are many accounts in music, ballet, and literature.
bad Italian tele: Le Streghe Di Benevento






Posted by library at 11:17 AM

May 09, 2016

Bike Crafts, 5/15

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"Push, pull, pedal, tow. Wheels help to make us go!"

May is Bike Month, so we're making some bike crafts! Decorate your bike with streamers and a name plate and enjoy other crafts. On Sunday, May 15 from 2-3. Kids of all ages are welcome.

Posted by kathryn at 03:52 PM

May 02, 2016

Bedtime Stories on Wed., May 4

Shhhhh! Yawn! Put on your PJs and grab your favorite lovey and join us for our monthly Bedtime Stories program.

Bedtime Stories will now be on Wednesdays at 7. The next event is May 4.

Enjoy stories, songs, bubbles, and a simple craft.

Posted by kathryn at 02:33 PM
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