Listed below are upcoming events sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. For a complete list of library events and activities, click here.

FRIENDS BOOK CLUB: Wednesday, July 7, from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Hydrangea Room of the Community Center. We will be discussing Rhode Island Red, by Charlotte Carter. The central character of the book is Nanette Hayes, an Afro-American jazz saxophonist. Carter originally wrote the Nanette Hayes series in the 1990s. Rhode Island Red and two other novels from the series were republished last year. the series is unique for its Black heroine and its depiction of race, class, and sexism. Copies of Rhode Island Red can be borrowed from the library. If you are interested in joining the discussion and you do not receive Friends Book Group announcements, write to for details on joining.

FTPML BIG BOOK CLUB: The selection for the Friends Big Book Club for the fall of 2022 is The Aeneid by Virgil. Details will be posted when they are available.

Recurring Events sponsored or organized by FTPML

As we come out of the pandemic, there is a mix of online, in-person, and hybrid programs. To register for these events, go to the library’s events page here:

SPANISH CIRCLE TIME: Thursday mornings at 10:30 – Senora Geiza leads a rousing half-hour program of Spanish songs and rhymes. Great for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. This event is offered online.  Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.

SCRIBBLER’S CABAL: Thursday afternoons 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. In this program, all are welcome to draw with the library’s Dave Burbank. This program is now being offered in person, in the Children’s Room, and online. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Registration is encouraged so that participants can be notified of any schedule changes. Check the library events page for registration information.