|2017_MD_Alice_170914||42||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Alex Alice ("Castle in the Stars")|
Alex Alice - Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
A year after his mother’s disappearance, Seraphin still holds out hope that she is alive somewhere. When summoned to a Bavarian castle for a mysterious reason, Seraphin thinks he might be closer to finding his...
|2017_DC_Alexis_FF_170417||67||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Alexis Frederick-Frost ("Hocus Focus")|
Alexis Frederick-Frost - Hocus Focus — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Imagine how frustrated you’d be if you worked for a wizard and never learning any magic! The Knight knows this feeling well, and he’s determined to change it. His plan is simple: find a book of spells, whip up a potion, steal the...
|2016_MD_Hatke_160609||81||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Ben Hatke ("Nobody Likes a Goblin")|
Ben Hatke - Nobody Likes a Goblin — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Goblin lives a quiet but happy life in a dungeon. He has everything he needs: boots to eat for breakfast, rats to care for as pets, and Skeleton to have as his Very Best Friend. Together, the two buddies do what they love best: namely,...
|2015_MD_Barry_150506||45||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("Worst Class Trip Ever")|
Dave Barry - The Worst Class Trip Ever — at Takoma Library (MD)
Author and humorist Dave Barry’s rollicking middle-grade adventure takes place against a backdrop of D.C. s more famous landmarks. Wyatt and his best friend Matt have a run-in with some mysterious men on their class’s flight to D.C. and...
|2015_MD_Davis_Weing_150921||63||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing ("Flop to the Top")|
Graphic Novelists Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing:
Husband-and-wife duo, Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing, will presemt their newest graphic novel for kids, "Flop to the Top," on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 :30 p.m. The book, aimed at ages 4-8, tells the story of self-centered Wanda, a girl who thinks that she's got...
|2014_MD_Davis_140915||20||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Eleanor Davis ("How to Be Happy")|
Award-winning graphic Novelist Eleanor Davis will read from, and discuss, her newest book, "How to Be Happy." Davis, who is known for her graphic novels for kids like "Stinky" and "The Secret Science Alliance, now publishes something special for adults. In "How to Be Happy," Davis offers a series of...
|2017_MD_Jenkins_170215||46||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Emily Jenkins ("A Greyhound, a Groundhog")|
Emily Jenkins - A Greyhound, a Groundhog — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Award-winning children’s author Emily Jenkins tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a greyhound and a groundhog. As soon as they meet, they feed off each other’s restlessness, running around and encountering the wonders...
|2015_MD_Imaginary_Fred_151001||112||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers ("Imaginary Fred")|
Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers - Imaginary Fred — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Fred is an imaginary friend by nature: he becomes a companion to lonely children, one by one, until they no longer need him. Eventually, though, Fred begins to long for a friend who will stick around. When he meets Sam, has...
|2019_03_08C_Cousteau||139||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Fabien Cousteau ("Great White Shark Adventure")|
Fabien Cousteau Great White Shark Adventure — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his junior explorers set off on an expedition to the coast of South Africa, home to the world’s largest concentration of great white sharks. They, along with his team of research experts, have... (Partially reviewed)
|2015_MD_Levine_150427||36||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Gail Carson Levine ("Stolen Magic")|
Gail Carson Levine - Stolen Magic — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Elodie is returning to Lahnt after her last thrilling adventure with the dragon detective Meenore and Count Jonty Um, an ogre, in tow. Although she’s excited to see home again, she’s anxious about how her companions might be received. But...
|2015_MD_Hinds_150223||48||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Gareth Hinds ("Macbeth")|
Graphic Novelist Gareth Hinds @ Takoma Park Maryland Library
Artist Gareth Hinds, known for his critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of classics like "Beowulf" and "Romeo & Juliet," will present his newest book, "Macbeth," on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Hinds will talk about his process of...
|2015_MD_Hosler_150430||70||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jay Hosler ("Last of the Sandwalkers")|
Jay Hosler - Last of the Sandwalkers — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Entomologist Hosler’s action-packed graphic novel depicts the tale of Lucy, a curious and tenacious scientist, who happens to be a beetle. She leaves New Coleopolis, her urban home at the edge of a vast desert in the protective shade of...
|2018_MD_Royer_180913||34||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jérémie Royer ("Audubon: On the Wings of the World")|
Jérémie Royer - Audubon: On the Wings of the World — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
He was a man of many names and many lives, some invented and some embellished. But one thread followed John James Audubon through his life: a love of nature and an unquenchable thirst for adventure. This graphic novel...
|2018_MD_Roth_181008||22||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jonathan Roth ("Beep and Bob")|
Jonathan Roth - Beep and Bob — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Bob accidentally earned the highest test score on the planet and is shipped off to the best school in the universe, the galactic Astro Elementary, located deep in space. That is where he befriends Beep, a curious little alien. With Halloween...
|2015_MD_Aguirre_150518||38||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jorge Aguirre ("Dragons Beware!")|
Graphic Novelist Jorge Aguirre:
Join us 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...
|2016_DC_Medina_161006||30||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Juana Medina ("Juana and Lucas")|
JUANA MEDINA - JUANA AND LUCAS **BILINGUAL EVENT
Juana loves her native city of Bogotá, Colombia, maybe even as much as she loves her canine “furry amigo” Lucas. He is one smart perro: he knows how to warn Juana when Mami is coming to yell at her for staying up too late, and even how to be a fútbol...
|2014_MD_DiCamillo_140829||94||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Kate Dicamillo ("Leroy Ninker Saddles Up")|
Kate Dicamillo - Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen make a return to Deckawoo Drive, with a new story about one of Mercy Watson’s neighbors. Leroy Ninker has everything he needs to be a cowboy—lasso, boots, hat—except a...
|2016_MD_McCloskey_160428||60||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Kevin McCloskey ("Real Poop on Pigeons")|
Kevin McCloskey - The Real Poop on Pigeons:
McCloskey’s lighthearted ode to pigeons begins with two strangers sitting on a bench. As one exclaims that he hates these “rats with wings,” a group of people dressed in mascot-like pigeon suits descend upon him to explain why pigeons are, in fact, rather...
|2016_MD_Alexander_160201||105||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Kwame Alexander ("Surf's Up")|
Kwame Alexander - Surf's Up — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Bro the frog can’t believe it when his best friend, Dude, is so absorbed in a book that he isn’t even interested in a trip to the beach. Bro makes sure Dude comes along, though, and on the way a strange thing happens: Bro’s exclamations about...
|2016_MD_Rules_160503||61||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Mac Barnett and Matt Myers ("Rules of the House")|
Mac Barnett and Matt Myers - Rules of the House:
Siblings Ian and Jenny are on their way to a vacation house in the woods. Ian’s raison d’être is following rules such as “Always pack a toothbrush,” whereas Jenny lives to ignore such dictums as “No pinching” and “No lying.” She wastes no time in...
|2015_MD_Picture_Book_150903||65||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson|
Picture Book Creators Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson:
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. for a special evening with two award-winning picture book creators, writer Mac Barnett ("Sam & Dave Dig a Hole") and artist Christian Robinson ("Josephine" and "Last Stop on Market Street"). At the event, the...
|2016_DC_Chan_160407||124||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Ruth Chan ("Where's the Party?")|
Ruth Chan - Where's the Party? — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Georgie the cat loves his friends; he loves cake; but most of all, he loves eating cake with his friends at… parties! One morning, he is inspired to throw the biggest and best bash of them all; he dons his party hat, packs up a cake, and...
|2016_MD_Higgins_160127||39||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Ryan T. Higgins ("Mother Bruce")|
Ryan T. Higgins - Mother Bruce — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Bruce is one grumpy bear. He doesn’t like sunny days; he doesn’t like rainy days. In fact, he doesn’t like much of anything-- except eggs, which he uses in fancy recipes. One day, however, before he can cook the eggs he’s gathered, they hatch...
|2016_MD_Witches_160519||26||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano ("Witches of Benevento")|
Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano - Witches of Benevento: Mischief Season — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Marciano and Caldecott Medal winner Blackall’s new series takes place in 1820s Benevento, Italy, a place historically reputed to be full of witches. In fact, not only are there witches—not...
|2017_MD_Joyce_170424||56||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- William Joyce ("Bently & Egg...")|
William Joyce - Bently & Egg, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Meet William Joyce and celebrate the reissue of three of his classic picture books. You’ll be able to spend A Day With Wilbur Robinson in his house of wacky...
|2018_MD_Morales_180906||106||Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Yuyi Morales ("Dreamers/ Soñadores")|
Yuyi Morales - Dreamers/ Soñadores (Spanish language) — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
In 1994, the award-winning author Yuyi Morales crossed a bridge with her two-month old son from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas. They settled into a new American life where almost everything was different and...
|2019_08_12_Straczynski||117||Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")|
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_08_02C2_Touchstone_AmerIsO||152||DC -- Touchstone Gallery -- Opening Reception: America Is...|
AMERICA IS ...
Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?
National Juried Show
On display: August 2 – 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvres by Occasions Caterers
Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream
Program: 7pm - jurors remarks, 7:15pm - c... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_08_01A1_McAuliffe||168||Politics & Prose -- Terry McAuliffe ("Beyond Charlottesville")|
Terry McAuliffe - Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism
Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville when white supremacists descended on the town in August 2017. His action was undermined by Trump, however, who, findin... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_07_20C4_SDCCP03||82||CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices I|
Cartoon Voices I
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year's lineup includes Marieve Herington (Big City Greens, Disney Junior), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of ... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_07_21C3_SDCCP03||141||CA -- San Diego -- Comic-Con International 2019 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices II|
Cartoon Voices II
With the smash-hit success of yesterday's Cartoon Voices I panel, there's no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Jim Meskimen... (Partially reviewed)