September 16, 2010

Registering for Programs

For many events we ask people to sign-up in advance, for any or all of the following reasons.

  1. We may be able to accommodate only a limited number of attendees. For example, the special programs for two-year-olds only work well if we have no more than 15 children.
  2. We may need to buy supplies or food, and so need to know, in advance, about how many are coming.
  3. We may need to cancel an event, or change the date or time. That is why we ask for both an e-mail address and a phone number at registration. We have occasionally, at times of snow or electrical outage, phoned and e-mailed all the participants on a registration list.

For all these reasons, please register at least a few days early if you can. (Though we understand that there are times when you just don't know until the last minute.) If the program is one with a limited number of slots, and you later need to cancel, call. The first person on the waiting list will automatically be moved up.

Upcoming Programs (this list also includes events which do not require prior registration).
Our phone: 301.891.7259

Posted by library at 03:24 PM

September 13, 2010

College Choice 2010

Our annual college-bound program series begins Tuesday, September 28th, with Dr. Lori Potts-Dupre. For high school students and their families.

Space is limited, so registration is required. You can sign up now.

Posted by library at 10:17 AM

September 08, 2010

Résumé Coaching Labs

This fall we will repeat the popular résumé sessions with Gabe Heilig, Takoma Park resident, author of ARCO civil service job guides, and authority on job search techniques.

Last spring the registration lists, even the waiting lists, were full. Please register now.

Wednesday, Sep. 22, 7:30 pm — résumés for the private sector
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7:30 pm — résumés for federal government jobs
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 pm — résumés for the private sector (repeat)

Please bring 10 to 15 copies of your existing résumés and the group will help you critique and reorganize it. If you wish, library staff members will make the copies for you if you come in before the workshop.

Posted by library at 11:28 AM

September 07, 2010

Upcoming Holidays Fall 2010

The library will be open on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, which is on a Saturday.

The local schools will be closed the first day of Rosh Hashana, September 9th) as well as on September 14th which is primary election day.

Posted by library at 04:22 PM

Honoring Mike

9th Annual Rumors Golf tournament
Monday September 27th
RedGate Golf Course, Rockville
In memory of Mike Morrissey, for whom our Children's Room is named.

The proceeds benefit our library, and the tournament has been the major
source of funding for our children's programs, and equipment. The last
eight tournaments have raised over $40,000 for us. The Summer Quest
readers, Comics Jam participants, the children who come to story times in
Spanish or French, and even the computer room users have benefited from the
generosity of Mike's friends.

You don't need to play golf well, or even to have ever played previously. A
team of incredibly inexperienced library staff members plays, and last year
didn't even come in last! (because they forgot to sign their score card).

If you don't want to play golf, at least come to the party afterward, from
4-7 PM at Rumors. 100% of the funds from the raffles and auction at the
party also goes to the library. Or you can sponsor a hole, tee or green.

This is all great fun and means everything to us. Please get a foursome of
library supporters together and sign up now!

Posted by library at 11:48 AM

September 03, 2010

Labor Day 2010

As usual on 3-day weekends, the computer rooms will close completely, including Saturday. The library will be closed on Monday, but open Saturday.

The first Labor Day parade.

Love parades? Try Kensington on Labor Day in the morning or Gaithersburg in the afternoon. Or both.

Other free activities:
Labor Day Concert, National Symphony Orchestra, West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol, 8 PM Sunday.
Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, all weekend, Saturday-Monday, 2-10 PM.

The problem is ... the Takoma Metro station will be closed. Normally you could just take the train down to Union Station for the concert, and Foggy Bottom for the Kennedy Center, but this weekend you will have to figure out something else. You can take a shuttle bus from the Takoma station to Fort Totten and pick up the red/yellow/green lines there, or take the K6 down New Hampshire to Fort Totten to get the trains.

Posted by library at 11:29 AM
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