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The Children's Room

July 21, 2014

Comics Jam Monday

Join us tonight, July 21 at 7 p.m., for a special evening edition of our popular Comics Jam program. Dave Burbank, our library's graphic novel guru, will read comics appropriate for all ages, and then conclude the program by taking drawing requests from audience members. No registration necessary for this program, which is a perfect way to spend a summer night!

July 15, 2014

Third Sunday Crafts, July 20

Join us this Sunday, July 20, at 2:00 for Crafts for 8 and up. We will be trying out sand art necklaces and assorted other crafts.

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July 12, 2014

Storytime and Crafts Saturday, July 12

Under the Sea Storytime is Saturday, July 12 at 2:00 pm.

Come to the library to sing songs about fish and lobsters, hear some beachy stories and make some seahorse and pirate eye patch crafts!

Registration is not required.

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July 11, 2014

Kate DiCamillo Visits!

Kid Lit Star Kate DiCamillo will speak on Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. DiCamillo, who is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, won the 2014 Newbery Medal for her book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, and she’ll talk about that book, her 2004 Newbery Medal-winning book The Tale of Despereaux, her latest book, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up, and more. DiCamillo will sign books at the end of the program; books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Politics & Prose Bookstore. But no purchase is necessary to attend this free – and very special! – program.

July 09, 2014

Under the Sea Storytime and Crafts

Under the Sea Storytime is this Saturday at 2:00 pm.

Come to the library to sing songs about fish and lobsters, hear some beachy stories and make some seahorse and pirate eye patch crafts!

Registration is not required.

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July 03, 2014

Independence Day 2014

folding the flagThis year we will be closed not only on the 4th of July, but also on the 5th. We will open again on Sunday the 6th at 12 noon.

If you visit Fort McHenry, you can help fold the flag.

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Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers, who died earlier this week, was a remarkable writer and a hugely influential voice in the effort to diversify children's & teen literature. We have a large collection of Myers' books for children & teens; please come in and check out this writer who wrote the kinds of books he wanted to read as a child and teen. To read more about Myers and his impact, here's a link to my Children's Corner blogpost on him: Children's Corner

July 01, 2014

Bedtime Stories tonight

Bedtime Stories is tonight at 7:00 at the Takoma Park Maryland Library (101 Philadelphia Ave.) Enjoy some stories, songs, and a nighttime themed craft. No registration necessary!

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If you can't make it this month, the next one is the SECOND Tuesday in August, the 12th.

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June 23, 2014

Caldecott Club Postponed

The Caldecott Club program scheduled for June 30 has been postponed until Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m. Join us then to read some great new picture books, and enjoy lemonade and cookies. No registration required and all ages welcome!