College Park Community Library

Plans for the library are in full swing! This week we joined with The College Park Arts Exchange (CPAE) to present the following program in April.

In May the library will offer the film “The Bag” which was shown earlier this month and was sponsored by The Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) Working with both groups we will strengthen our resources.  They are also working on a drop-in art’s programs with a local artist, readings from writers and poets.

At yesterday’s food bank, which is sponsored by the church, children who came with their parents were treated to a bilingual story time some of the older children checked out books.

About 25 children were present at the library yesterday morning.

Now here is an upcoming program you might be interested in.

Shakespeare’s Monologue Workshop with College Park Arts Exchange and College Park Community Library

When: Monday, April 23, 6 − 8:30 pm.

Where: College Park Community Library, located at the College Park Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, MD. To learn more about the Community Library, go to, or email

How to prepare: Select a short monologue or sonnet in advance (14 − 30 lines) and learn it as well as you can. Memorized is best! Bring a copy of your monologue, double spaced, a pencil, and colored markers or highlighters.

Fee: free! Pay as you can donations are accepted.

RSVP: Please let us know if you are planning to attend. Email

Description: An experienced classical actor, Ian Blackwell Rogers will lead you through the steps of “Table Work” that helps you break down Shakespeare’s language into manageable chunks, improving your comprehension and helping you get more out of Shakespeare’s language than ever before! Ian is currently playing Macbeth with Shakespeare Factory Players, and has recently appeared in As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale, and Twelfth Night.

Ian will also provide coaching in the Michael Chekhov technique as time allows.

6:30 – 7 Table Work.
7 − 7:30 Acting Technique, Status, Centering, Levels
7:30 — Participants Perform their Monologues
8:00 − 8:30 Q&A, feedback, and reception with birthday cake for Shakespeare