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.

February 8: Boogie for Books – The Airport 77s will perform classic rock songs you can dance to in a fundraiser for Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. Join us at VFW Post 350, 6420 Orchard Ave., Takoma Park. The event takes place 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $20. Proceeds will help pay for the Library’s 2020 Summer Quest program and other programs.

Fundraiser for Friends of the Library at the VFW. Check back for details.

March 24: Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library Annual Meeting, featuring keynote speaker Kevin Blacksitone. Check back for details.

Recurring Events sponsored or organized by FTPML

The following regularly- or semi-regularly-occurring events are sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. All take place at the library.

SPANISH CIRCLE TIME: Thursdays 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. The program runs from 10:30 to 11:00. FREE but registration encouraged. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.

PETIT CHANSON/FRENCH CIRCLE TIME: Once a month on a Saturday at 10:30, September-June. Join Madame Marie at the Takoma Park Library as she leads us in French songs and rhymes. You don’t need to know French to enjoy this program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. If you register, the library can send you notices about the date for the next program, and get in touch with you in case of cancellation. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Library.

LEGO CLUB: First Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., through June – For kids ages 3-10. Building and free play with LEGO. There will be plenty of LEGO (and Duplo) for everyone to use, thanks to Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. So please DON’T bring your own. The library also has many LEGO books, the LEGO Club Magazine and a digital toolkit for inspiration. FREE but limited enrollment and registration encouraged. Check the library events page for registration information.

SCRIBBLER’S CABAL: Occasional Friday afternoons at 4 p.m. In this program, all are welcome to draw with the library’s Dave Burbank. Registration is recommended, since the program is not conducted every Friday. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Check the library events page for registration information.

CALDECOTT CLUB: One Monday a month. Each month, participants read four new picture books that cold be Caldecott Medal contenders. There is a discussion of each book, then everyone votes on their favorite. Snacks and refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.