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.

FTPML BIG BOOK CLUB: The selection for the Friends Big Book Club for the fall of 2022 is The Aeneid by Virgil. The Aeneid is the epic story of the Trojan hero Aeneas after the fall of Troy. The Aeneid tells how Aeneas eventually finds his way to Latium (present day Italy) by way of Carthage, and then successfully fights the native tribes to found Rome. It is considered a “foundational” work of the Western cannon. This fall’s series of discussions was kicked off with a lecture by Dr. Charles McNelis of Georgetown University, who introduced the story of Aeneas, his many struggles, and the beginnings of Rome. The final discussion about the book will take place on November 30 be in the Hydrangea Room of the community center. To receive announcements, write to

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library will be holding its Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library’s new temporary location, 7505 New Hampshire Ave. We are accepting donations of gently used books. For details on where to drop off our books, contact us. Book sale proceeds help support library programs we know and love, as well as launch new initiatives when good ideas come along.

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.