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.

October 16: The Friends Book Club will discuss the young adult novel by Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X. This novel, written in verse, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and the CILIP Carnegie Award from UK librarians in 2019. The discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Azalea Room at the Takoma Park Community Center.

October 19: The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library fall book sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the front yard of the library. (If raining, the sale will be held in the Community Center.) Donations are now being accepted, and you may drop off your books at the library. If you have more than three cartons of books, please call the library in advance at (301) 891-7259. Donated books should be in very good condition, and be of general interest.

October 23: This fall, the Friends Big Book Club will discuss William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. The fall discussion series will kick off with a reception and lecture by Professor Evelyn Schreiber of George Washington University. That will take place at Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave., at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. You can find a copy of the novel in the library.

November 6: The Friends Big Book Club will continue its discussion of The Sound and the Fury at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center.

November 20: The Friends Big Book Club will continue its discussion of The Sound and the Fury at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center.

December 4: The final session of the Friends Big Book Club discussion of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury will take place at the Takoma Park Community Center at 7:30 p.m.

Recurring Events

FRIENDS RADIO: Tune in for Friends’ monthly literary discussions on Talk of Takoma, with special guests hosted by Eric Bond. They are at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month on WOWD. Past shows included our local police on their favorite library books, a mother-daughter book club and advice on helping children choose library books. You can dial in at 94.3 FM or stream at https://takomaradio.org/on-the-radio/

SPANISH CIRCLE TIME: Thursdays until June 27 – Senora Geiza leads a rousing half-hour program of Spanish songs and rhymes. Great for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. There are two sessions each Thursday morning. The first session begins at 10:15, the second at 11:00. FREE but registration encouraged — and please choose just one of the two sessions to ensure there’s room for more. Sponsored by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland 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.