Published on: Saturday, October 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

Spanish Circle Time expands

Our popular Thursday morning Spanish Circle Time is expanding to two sessions. Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 6, Senora Geiza will offer the first Spanish Circle Time from 10:15-10:45 a.m. and then a second session from 11-11:30 a.m. Participants can choose to attend one session or the other as we try to accommodate demand for the program. Thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for funding Spanish Circle Time and also allowing us to offer this expanded version.

Kids’ author and illustrator events

We’ve got a great line-up of kids’ authors and illustrators who will be visiting the Library in October, thanks to our partnership with Politics & Prose bookstore. No registration is required for these events, which offer kids and adults an exciting chance to meet top authors and illustrators.

First up is a special bilingual (English- Spanish) event on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m., featuring author/illustrator Juana Medina. She will talk about Juana Lucas, the first book in a new illustrated chapter book series. Then, on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., the always entertaining David Shannon (creator of No, David!) will present his newest picture book, Duck on a Tractor.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, picture book creator Ryan Higgins returns to the Library to showcase his newest book featuring a grumpy bear named Bruce, Hotel Bruce. The following evening, Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., older kids and adults are invited to meet artist Jeffery Weatherford, who will talk about his illustrations for the newly-published You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen.

We’ll close out the month with two more picture book events. First, on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., author Erica Perl and illustrator Henry Cole team up to spotlight their new book Ferocious Fluffity: A Mighty Bite-y Class Pet. Then, on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7p.m. author Jacqueline Davies, known for her popular Lemonade Wars series of novels for kids, will talk about her new picture book Panda Pants.

Kids can get an early taste of Halloween spookiness when popular storyteller Candace Wolf returns to tell scary stories at the Library on Monday, Oct. 24. We’ll have two sessions: from 7-7:45 p.m., Wolf will tell stories appropriate for ages 5-7. Then, from 7:50-8:50, she’ll increase the scary quotient and tell tales suited to ages 8-13. Thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library for sponsoring this event.

This article appeared in the October 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.