Takoma Park Maryland Library

Takoma Park Maryland Library Programs

Join us for upcoming programs at the library or online
Library events are free and open-to-all. Registration provides the Library and its partners with a headcount so we can prepare accordingly. Registration, however, does not guarantee a seat, and participants are encouraged to arrive early.

Interested in a children's program? Register each child individually, under the child's name, and please indicate age.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Neighborhood Circle
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:30 AM
Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. join us for songs, rhymes, and a story!
For kids 0-5 and their grownups.

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Meet the Author: Den
Saturday, Apr. 1, 2:00 PM
Join us and meet local author Dennis Desmond presenting the book Eddie and the Vegetarian Vampire!

About the book:
Written in the rollicking spirit of Roald Dahl, Eddie and the Vegetarian Vampire is a laugh-out-loud and deeply moving novel about a big-hearted orphan boy who teams up with a vegetarian vampire in a quest for family and belonging.

About the author:
Dennis M. Desmond has previously published adult short stories. Eddie and the Vegetarian
 is his debut novel. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and the Antioch School of Law. The father of three adult children, he has lived with his wife in Takoma Park for many years.

F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Día de los niños / D
Lawn next to Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave)
Saturday, Apr. 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Día is the American Library Association's annual celebration of children, families, and reading, and Takoma Park Maryland Library’s event will occur on April 29!

This will be a family-friendly event where you can enjoy free artistic performances, stories, music, food, and get information about community services. 

Free multilingual musical performances by:
  • Munit & Z Lovebugs
  • Amor y Luz: Kutasha Silva & Amy Vitro
Learn about our community partners:
  • Takoma Park Maryland Library
  • Takoma Park Recreation Department
  • Carpe Diem Arts
  • Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library
  • TELAS Colectivo Teatral
  • More!
This will be an outdoor event at the lawn next to the Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912).

Afterwards, stop by the Library's temporary location (7505 New Hampshire Ave) to enjoy two more programs!
  • El Cuento at 2:00 PM
  • Yard Dramas Kick Off Party at 3:00 PM

Parking: Please walk, bike, or use public transportation to get to the event! If you must drive, please park at the Library's temporary location (7505 New Hampshire Ave) and walk to the event location. This is because their parking will be exclusively for Recreation class participants.

Rain Plan: In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors at the Library's temporary location (7505 New Hampshire Ave).

Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Saturday, Jan. 1
Do you have questions?
Please contact newlibrary@takomaparkmd.gov
Canta Juego: Spanish
Weekly: Thursdays

¡Canciones y juegos en español!

Join Señora Geiza every Thursday morning at 10:30 AM for fun songs, movement exercises, and games in Spanish.

Join Online!
Go to https://zoom.us/ Then put in Meeting ID: 959-5178-5847 and Meeting Password: 793725.


Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
Weekly: Thursdays

Scribbler's Cabal/Sketch Club has resumed!

Thursdays 4-5:30 PM

Children's Librarian Dave Burbank hosts Takoma Park Maryland Library's popular drawing workshop.

A mostly unstructured self-guided 'class' kids who like to draw can hang out and work on whatever they feel like drawing. Tips and tricks can be shared as well as drawing prompts for those who 'don't know what to draw'.

Kids who feel like sharing can let their work be displayed on the document camera, and observers can offer their thoughts and inspirations based on the work that is being done.

This is not a class on how to draw but a workshop on why to draw and how to not stop drawing and never worry about if something is 'good' or 'bad' so long as you are learning.  

In person at the new Takoma Park MD Library location 7505 New Hampshire Avenue (the former Salvation Army store). And on Zoom!

Join Online!



Family Yoga Storytim
March 26, May 21, June 25, 11 a.m.

Music and movement and a story aimed at children under 6. Art activity at the end. Mats available.

We will meet inside the temporary library location at 7505 New Hampshire Avenue before the opening time on Sundays.

Please register!
March 26, May 21, June 25, 11 a.m.



Tableros: Board Game
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Games for all ages!

Every Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 PM.

¡Juegos para todas las edades!

Todos los miércoles de 4:00-6:00 PM.

Kids Art
April 16, May 14, June 11, 1:00 p.m.
April 16: Spin Art
May 14: Make something for Mother's Day!
June 11: tbd
Sunday, March 5, April 2, May 7, 1:00
Come play with our collection of Duplos, Mega Bloks, and LEGO! 1:00
We have LEGO books and magazines you can consult for inspiration.
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 7:30 pm
Bring a favorite poem, new or old. Not one of your own, but a published poem that has inspired you. Takoma Park Poet Laureate Taylor Johnson will join us and share his poetry. All ages are welcome.
April 25th at 7:30 pm in the temporary library at 7505 New Hampshire Avenue. 
Email Jill Raymond at jillr@takomaparkmd.gov by 4/21/23 if you want to read a poem.
El Cuento: Lotería y
Saturday, Apr. 29, 2:00 PM
¡Pronto! Coming soon!

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Yard Dramas
Crossroads Farmers Market
Saturday, Apr. 29, 3:00 PM
Join the Yard Dramas Kick Off Party on Saturday, April 29, at 3:00 PM at the Library's temporary location (7505 New Hampshire Ave)! (Right after the Día de los niños / Día de los libros celebration!)

Yard Dramas starts at the Crossorads Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 6, at 11:00 AM.

Sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council.
Preserving Your Fami
Historic Takoma, Inc., 7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30pm
To commemorate the American Library Association's National Preservation Week this year, the Library is partnering with Historic Takoma, Inc. for a program on preserving your family's history. Please join us to learn about how to evaluate, handle, and store your family's records and memories.

This event will be held at the Historic Takoma, Inc. building at 7328 Carroll Avenue.
Monday, Jan. 1
copyright https://q101.ca/2021/11/15/businesses-closed-or-open/We will be closed on these dates in 2023
January  1st, 2nd, 15th, 16th
February 19th, 20th
May  28th, 29th
June  18th, 19th
July 4th
September 3rd, 4th
November 11th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th
December 23rd, 24th, 25th
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