Upcoming Events, Spring 2018

Big Book Club: The initial lecture and reception for the Big Book Club will be held in the Library on Tuesday March 13, at 7:30 p.m. The book is Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, and the guest speaker will be the book’s translator, Tiina Nunnally. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. The Big Book Club is facilitated by Phil Schewe, pschewe@umd.edu.

Annual Meeting: The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 PM at the library. This year’s speaker will be Lisa Page, author of We Wear the Mask. Members will elect the board. Join  the Friends and vote for the board!

Favorite Poem Evening: The Favorite Poem Evening will be held April 24th in the Library.

Next Book Sale:  The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library Spring Book sale will be May 12 from 10 to 3 on the Library Lawn.

Fannie Lou Hamer Film and Discussion

It was a full house on February 1 in the city council auditorium as the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library and the City of Takoma Park hosted a film screening of Robin Hamilton’s “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer.” The film screening was followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and José Moreles, Community Engagement and Projects Director for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The discussion was moderated by Andrew Penn.

We learned of the struggle and violence experienced by Ms. Hamer as she fought for voting rights for African Americans in Mississippi in the 1960s. In the discussion following the film, we were reminded that the struggle for voting rights continues, and how so many forces conspire to keep people from voting to this day.

Where can you learn more?

Head on over to the website of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee to find out how you can get involved.

Learn more about the film at fannielou.com, and you can find information about the filmmaker Robin Hamilton on the website of ARound Robin Production Company.