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: On Thursday, September 8, the Friends Book Club will be discussing The Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler. It will be the last of the club’s “Cli-Fi” (fiction relating to climate change) books to be considered this year. Check back for location. 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. 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. There will be a lecture about the book on October 19, followed by discussions on November 2, November 16, and November 30. Details on location will be posted when they are confirmed. To receive announcements, write to

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.