Both Spanish Circle Time programs are canceled Thursday, Dec. 1 due to construction that will severely limit the amount of available parking. Spanish Circle Time will resume next Thursday, Dec. 8.
Come to a special storytime this Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2- 3:30 pm at the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
All ages are welcome at this Hope & Inspiration gethering, where we'll also sing a few songs and finish with a simple craft designed to celebrate our diverse Takoma Park community.
For the first half hour of the program, we'll be reading picture books focused on themes of kindness and peace for the youngest readers; for the second half hour, we'll be reading some longer illustrated non-fiction books highlighting inspirational figures like Malala and important activism efforts, like the Greensboro sit-in and the Mendez family's successful fight for desegregated schools in California. We'll end the program by having everyone trace one of their hands on a piece of paper and personalize it with markers and stickers. Once we've cut out the "paper hands," we'll then gather them together in a series of wreaths that we'll use to decorate the Children's Room. Every participant will receive a booklist to take home to keep up the theme of hope and inspiration all year round. No registration is required for this special program. Please feel free to come for some or all of it -- hope to see you there!
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee is a local author who writes on espionage, cybercrime, and science. His articles have appeared in have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and Wired.
"The Spy" has rave reviews and is appearing on best books lists.
This program is presented by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Books will be available for purchase and signing through Politics and Prose.
Here is his acceptance speech. Don't miss it.
"And I remember in 1956, when I was 16 years old, some of my brothers and sisters and cousins going down to the public library, trying to get library cards, and we were told that the library was for whites only and not for coloreds."
Other winners include Colson Whitehead for The Underground Railroad : a novel, Daniel Borzutzky, and Ibram X. Kendi.
Missed Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud? Missed the craic? Here is video of the program:
We are closed, as are the computer rooms.
Eoin Colfer (Iron Man: The Gauntlet) and Jonathan Stroud (The Creeping Shadow) will begin their program at 7pm, not 7:30.