Faust Discussions
April 5
April 19
May 3
7:30pm
Community Center

Favorite Poem
Evening
April 18
7:30pm
Library Children's Room

Spring Book Sale
May 13
10am-3pm
In front of the Library

Friends Newsletter
Spring 2017

Children's Corner

Karen MacPherson's
news and reviews

Library Renovation Is a Step Closer
It has just been announced that Takoma Park's Bond Bill request for $150,000 for Library renovation has been approved!

Many thanks to Friends of the Library Board President Tim Rahn, who raced to the Library on a rainy night to testify before the State Legislature representatives in support of this Bill. Tim earned his retirement from being president!

Thanks also to Ward 1 Council Member Peter Kovar who testified in support of the Bond bill in Annapolis, and was instrumental in securing it's approval.

We are on our way !
- posted Apr 1


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- posted Apr 7

For the tenth successive year the Friends of the TP Library have erected posters of poems at numerous locations around Takoma Park. The posters were created by graphic design students at Montgomery College. The decade-long project was originated and is adminstered by Merrill Leffler.
- posted Jun 4

Sterling Mulbry has created a map showing the locations of Takoma Park's Little Free Libraries. Her father, Walter, serves on the board of the Friends of the Takoma Park Library
- posted Jan 1

Spring for Poetry Video

Click on the URL above for an inside look at the creation of the poetry walk beginning with the selection of poems and through the design process by students at Montgomery College. This is part of Takoma Park Snapshots that the city's Video Production unit produces under Alvaro Calabia. To watch the Spring for Poetry segment, go to minute 12:30, where it begins.

See the poem "Why I am Not a Painter" brought to life - real Takoma Park.

Also see a one-minute clip made at the Farmers' Market of Johanna Leffler (13) reading a surrealist poem by Max Jacob in English and the original French.

The "Takoma Voice" article by Max Bennett on the Friends Great Big Book Group includes photos of participants from previous discussion series.
- posted Dec 11

E-Books now at the Library -- free to card holders!
The Friends have funded a year's subscription to five new online resources. From languages to graphic novels, to the classics of literature, a vast array of books are yours electronically. Audio, games and puzzles are offered for early or reluctant readers. Learn more about what is offered in our Fall 2011 Newsletter and how easy it is to access your choice.

Please become a member of the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. Your membership donation helps bring these e-books to you as well as the Library's other fine programs and services.
- posted Oct 15