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September 2020

Virtual Event: The Electoral College-Evolution of an Odd Duck

September 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Electoral College is complicated! Join this session to learn about what it is, why it was established, how it has evolved, its advantages and disadvantages, and possible changes under consideration. Our presenter, Mr. Ralph Watkins, is a retired attorney who has been an active member of the League of Women Voters of Maryland for over twenty years. His roles with the League have included serving as a former Vice President for the Voters Service, and on the Making Democracy…

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October 2020

48th Annual Black Student & Latino Student Fund Independent School Fair

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Black Student Fund and the Latino Student Fund presents the 48th Annual School Fair on October 11, 2020, online. Tickets are FREE for families. The BSF/LSF Annual School Fair is a forum for Washington metropolitan area families to learn about independent school education and engage students, teachers, and administrators from more than 70 local and national independent schools and educational programs.  This augmented virtual reality event will also include workshops, chat rooms, recorded content, and a digital resources library. Ages: children…

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Twitter Overview Workshop

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Twitter is a social media tool that is often in the news, but are there ways of using Twitter for productive and uplifting purposes? Yes, there are. Learn some Twitter basics -- including terminology -- in this Twitter Overview Workshop. You do not need to have a Twitter account to benefit from this workshop. Presenter Phil Shapiro works at the Takoma Park Maryland Library and has written for national publications such as PCWorld and Ars Technica, along with teaching technology…

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Create Family Stories to Share

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a structured one-hour program that uses music, photos, videos and other prompts to encourage participants to write about their memories and experiences in a creative way. The presenter, Sarah Taylor-Glaser, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She uses positive reinforcement to help others develop their creative writing skills, and provides further tips for participants to practice on their own. This program is free and open to all, but requires registration. Please go to villageoftakomapark.com for information…

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American Stories – A Virtual Tour of the American Collection at the National Gallery

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

American art is closely tied to this country’s development as a nation. From early beginnings in portraiture to emerging themes of landscape and genre painting, American art reveals the stories that both reflected and shaped an evolving national identity. This tour traces the changes in American art from colonial days to the early twentieth century, and shows how artists responded to critical events in American history. Our guide will be National Gallery of Art docent Estelle Quain, Ph.D.  This event…

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Aging Well Event: Introduction to Drawdown–Reversing Global Warming

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Pachamama's Drawdown Project gives us hope! Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries. Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming, and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050. Information will be shared by two Volunteer Drawdown presenters through the Pachamama…

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