Friday, March 31, 2017

Twinbrook Happenings Blog Post (March 2017)

Greetings Twinbrook Community!

We have a lot of interesting things going on at Twinbrook this spring and summer, and we hope to see you often at Twinbrook.
brunette woman in a brown sweater
Andrea Hall, LAC Chair 2017

I’d like to introduce you to our new Library Advisory Committee (LAC) Chairperson, Andrea Hall. The Twinbrook Library Advisory Committee meets very other second Thursday, with the next meeting being on May 11 at 6:30 pm at the branch. Following LAC meetings are on July 13, September 14, and November 9. Look for our agenda and minutes on the Twinbrook Bulletin Board, and online. The public is welcome at all meetings of the LAC, and every meeting has time for the public to speak. We are also looking for additional LAC members—apply online to join the LAC.

We will be having a “meet and greet” the LAC and Branch Manager in collaboration room #1 (across from the service desk) on Saturday, March 25 from 12 pm to 1 pm. We would love to hear from you about what you like and what you feel could improve library services at Twinbrook. If you can’t make one of our meetings, drop us a line via the MCPL Webpage, or fill out a Comment and Suggestion form inside the branch. You can also call or ask for me when you’re in the branch.

We are also out in the community. Andrea and I will be at the Twinbrook Community Association Meeting on March 28 at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, and I will be at the Meadow Hall PTA meeting on April 14. If you think there is a community organization that would like a visit from MCPL, please let me know.

We have a number of exciting programs coming up this spring and summer. During Spring break, we are having a YOGA program just for kids on April 12 (please register online), and on April 13 a Cultures Open Mic from 4 pm to 6 pm. We’re looking for all ages and all talent levels to show us a bit of their culture (see web site for further details). Please call or email Eric Carzon to let us know your interest in performing. So far, we have a Vietnamese folk song and a Japanese folk song lined up. On April 20 we are having a Poetry Open Mic, come hear some local poets, and show us what you have while you are at it!

Coming this summer, we’re going to have the Twinbrook 500 Lego Car Derby on July 21, and Under the Sea: Sharks! (featuring an actual shark) on August 23. Kids look out for Science of Sports in July and a program where you can build your own renewable energy model, sponsored by the County Department of Environmental Protection. We’ll also have Mad Science on June 28 and 1, 2, 3, con Andres (a bilingual program in Spanish and English) on August 9 for our Summer Readers. Special thanks to Friends of the Library Montgomery County and its Twinbrook Chapter for funding several of these events.

Twinbrook's March 2017 Display Case
with Persian Art Items
Our regular storytime programs are done every other Wednesday morning, one Saturday per month, and one Tuesday evening per month. We also currently have three English Conversation clubs running, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, we have a book club on the third Tuesday of the month, a weekly knitting and crochet club on Wednesday evenings, and a weekly Read to our Dog program for our young readers.

You can view our upcoming events on our website, call us at 240-777-0240, or grab a flyer at the branch to get the details on all these programs. We hope to see you soon.

I’d like to close with a picture of our March display case, which contains Persian art items. This month is the Persian New Year, Nowruz, on March 21. We change the case approximately once per month, so please talk with our staff if you have arts or crafts you would like to display in the case.
Eric Carzon holding book in front of "read" graphic
Eric Carzon, Library Services Manager