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.

CANCELLED (March 24): The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library Annual Meeting, has been cancelled due to the closure of Takoma Park facilities during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Also postponed until further notice are the book discussions in the Big Book Club and the Friends Book Club.

May 16: The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library Spring Book Sale will take place on Saturday, May 16. As usual, the sale will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the library lawn. (Rain location: The Azalea Room of the Takoma Park Community Center.) All proceeds go to support programs at the library — such as Spanish and French Circle Times, SummerQuest, author appearances, and book clubs. Book donations may be dropped at the library. They should be in very good condition and of general interest (i.e., no old college textbooks or manuals for dead computer languages). If you have more than three cartons, please make an appointment before bringing them in. (301) 891-7259. We also are looking for volunteers for setup, sales tables, and cleanup on the day of the sale. If you can help, contact Francis Nugent at fjnugent@gmail.com.

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. [All of these events are suspended until further notice. The library is close due to the pandemic, until further notice.]

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.