Celebrate Teen Read Week by Writing Beyond Reality
To celebrate this year's theme for Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality, enter a writing contest for teens at Takoma Park! Write your own ending for the best-selling "beyond reality" series, Twilight. What do you think should have happened to Edward, Bella, Jacob, or the other characters? Change an aspect of the story and submit your writing (1 - 3 pages in length) to Miss Heather by October 31. The winner will receive a movie gift certificate! Winner will be announced at our party celebrating the release of the New Moon movie on November
This morning, instead of our regular preschool story time, we are proudly presenting local Takoma Park author Carolivia Herron, author of Nappy Hair and other children's books. She will present a story session this morning at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!
We had a great first meeting for our adult book group at the library. We will be discussing The Sister by Poppy Adams on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.All are welcome to attend, even if you missed tonight's initial meeting. Place your own hold on the book, or call 202-576-7252 and we'll order you a copy. Hope to see you there!Check out this review from Publishers Weekly:
We have a busy week this week at Takoma Park Library, not to mention an exciting one. Our adult book club debuts on Thursday, and we also have our regular programming. This week is the last week to sign up for the Silver Screen book club (September session).Also, please note, we are getting new books in adult and children's so please stop by to see the new book shelves today.
For all of you fans of silly and fun children's fiction, come in and celebrate Roald Dahl month. September is dedicated to the amazing and imaginative storyteller. He was born on September 13, so it is only fitting for that day to be known as Roald Dahl day.
We received a new shipment of children’s books in Spanish today. We have a few new board book titles, picture books and nonfiction books in Spanish. These titles will be a great addition to our bilingual section. Please come in to check them out today. When my Spanish skills get a little better we will have a bilingual story time. I promise!
New Board Books
Fall is finally starting to show itself, even if just a smidge! This pleases me immensely, as I am quite fond of Fall weather (not to mention Fall fashion.) I hope the changing season finds you in good spirits as well. We have a few upcoming events this week at the library, including our weekly Pre-K story time for three- to five-year-olds as well as the new Teen Gaming Club. Our story time this week will focus on shapes and colors. I have a great flannel board planned as well as some interesting concept books.
Despite warnings of a looming thunderstorm, the sun peeked out at 11 a.m., and our summer reading roundup party went off without a hitch! It was a great event to celebrate the accomplishments of all of our summer readers. We had a duck pond, a ball toss, sidewalk chalk art, kites, and refreshments. We had over 75 people attend! It was a great afternoon. I would like to give a special thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Library, the library staff, and last, but certainly not least, our awesome customers!
Since it is the first week of school, the library is taking a little breather from programming during this week. We only have one regular program scheduled. However, we do have our Summer Reading Roundup Party this weekend. All of those summer readers who completed the program (read 6 books or more and turned in their reading lists to a librarian) are invited to attend our party.