Showing posts with label Takoma Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Takoma Park. Show all posts

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 18: Jorge Aguirre at Takoma Park library

Takoma Park Maryland Library
Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Join us on Monday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. when artist Jorge Aguirre presents his newest graphic novel for kids, "Dragons Beware!" The book, aimed at ages 7-12, is a sequel to the popular "Giants Beware!" Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Aguirre's books, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 13: Matt Phelan at Takoma Park library

Picture Book Creators Michelle Knudsen and Matt Phelan Takoma Park Maryland Library

Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Author Michelle Knudsen and illustrator Matt Phelan will read and discuss their new picture book, "Marilyn's Monster," on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. In the book, aimed at ages 3-7, Knudsen and Phelan tell the story of a little girl who grows impatient at being the only kid without a monster and goes off in search of one to call her own. Politics & Prose will sell copies of the book, but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.
Phelan's done some all-ages graphic novels which I recommend highly. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April 9: Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez

Takoma Park Maryland Library
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Graphic novelists Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez will present their new book for kids, "Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure" on Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. In the book, Spiegelman and Sanchez  tell the story of a boy named Pablo, who gets separated from his schoolmates on a class trip and has to figure out how to navigate the NYC subway system. In a starred review, Kirkus noted that the book is "required reading for anyone, tourist or resident, mystified by or anxious about using arguably the greatest public-transportation system on the planet.." At our event,  Politics & Prose will be selling copies of "Lost in NYC," but the event is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Feb 5: George O'Connor returns to the Takoma Park MD Library

George O'Connor returns to the Takoma Park MD Library, Thursday Feb 5th, 7:30 in the kids room at the Takoma Park Maryland Library.  If you can't make his signing earlier in the day come find him here.  He's introducing Ares: Bringer of War, the newest in his Olympians series.
Talk process, research,  story, characters, etc. with a real chill dude who has managed to carve a nice space for himself on the bookshelves of your local library and in schools etc. Nice guy does well.  Hang out and have fun.

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Sunday, April 07, 2013

May 2: Charles Vess in Takoma Park Library

Colin Solan's Convention Scene caught that one of my favorite cartoonists will be in town -
Artist Charles Vess signs at the Takoma Park Library on Thursday May 2nd at 7:00 pm! Books provided by Politics & Prose.
Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Graphic Novel Primer at Takoma Park, MD Library

A press release passed along to us reads:

The Takoma Park Maryland Library has a great upcoming program -- an introduction to graphic novels, with an emphasis on those for kids and teens -- on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:30pm. The library is located at 101 Philadelphia Ave. in Takoma Park, MD.

At the program, Dave Burbank, their library assistant and graphic novel expert, and Karen MacPherson, children's/teen librarian, will offer a primer on this literary form, illustrating their talk with examples of graphic novels for kids, teens, and adults. They will give a brief overview of the history of graphic novels, discuss why they are so popular with children and teens, and show how they can inspire an interest in reading among reluctant readers as well as help develop key literacy skills among all kinds of readers. Participants will take home a reading list of suggested graphic novels for various ages.

Although this program is aimed at parents and other interested adults, school-age kids also are welcome to attend. You can now sign up on-line at their website ( -- click on the word "events," just under the logo) or call 301-891-7259.