I am excited to join the Friends board. I would like to tell you a little bit about who I am, and the role I think our library plays in our community. In my lifetime so far, it's been a gateway to the outside world, an information desk when lost in a new city, and … Continue reading My Thoughts on Becoming the New Board President
The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library fall 2020 newsletter is out. In this issue: FTPML Treasurer Walter Mulbry receives award for his Little Free Libraries; FTPML President's report; Meet the FTPML board; Library Director Ellen Arnold-Robbins to retire after 47 years; Children's programs during the pandemic; Library operations during the pandemic; Mayoral candidates … Continue reading Fall 2020 Newsletter
This spring, the Takoma Park City Council voted unanimously to authorize funding for the second stage of the Takoma Park Maryland Library renovation project design and construction estimate, which will be presented to the City Council in the fall of 2020. As we near a critical juncture in the Library’s future, the Friends found it … Continue reading Candidate Conversations
“Hooray! One of the pillars of literate society, the Takoma Park Big Book Club, is back in business!” Thus Phil Schewe, the club’s organizer and host, announces its revival. The book, chosen almost a year ago, is Toni Morrison’s novel, “Beloved.” First published in 1987, it is once again back on the New York Times … Continue reading The Big Book Club is Back in Business!