Published on: Friday, May 1, 2015 Takoma Park Newsletter

Library Briefs

Many May Events

Remember to mark your calendars for three author events in May! First, on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., humorist and kids’ author Dave Barry will present his newest book for young readers ages 8-12, “The Worst Class Trip Ever.”

Barry’s event will take place in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. Then, on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Matt Phelan will read their new picture book, “Marilyn’s Monster.”

Finally, graphic novelist Jorge Aguirre spotlights his newest graphic novel for kids, “Dragons Beware!,” Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Both of these events will take place in the Library’s Children’s Room. Politics and Prose will be selling copies of the authors’ books at each event, but the programs are free and no purchase is required. Hope to see you at one or all of these fun events!

Book sale returns

The popular Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library book sale will return on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Library lawn. Used books in good condition of every description will be available at bargain prices.

The book sales are a major fund-raising event by the Library Friends, and all proceeds go the Library in the form of donations for programs and other services and resources. Volunteers are needed to help at the sale in approximately two-hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to find some great books, meet your neighbors, and help the Library. High-school students may earn service learning hours toward graduation by volunteering at the sale. To volunteer, or for further information, contact Ellen Robbins at

This article appeared in the May 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.