Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest.
Basic English/Spanish skills preferred.
Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular.
Básico inglés/español preferido.
Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”
What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.
You've probably had a half-smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl, but have you been to the gospel brunch at the Howard Theatre? Did you know there is a Darth Vader mask built into the National Cathedral? Do you know where to find the "Exorcist stairs?"
Join local author Shannon Morgan as she shares these highlights and more hidden gems of the District from her new book 100 Things to Do in Washington D.C. Before You Die.
Copies of Ms. Morgan's book will be available for sale at this event. No purchase necessary to attend.
Join our Adult Book Club. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month.
Our next book will be The Known World by Edward P. Jones.
For more information, call the Takoma Park Library, 202-576-7764.
Have you heard about Summer Reading yet? If not, then join us for a Summer Reading themed craft-ernoon!
This year we have a Super Hero theme: Every Hero Has A Story. For Saturday's craft we will create our own superheroes and get signed up for Summer Reading.
Already signed up? Great! We would love for you to create your own superhero as well, and claim prizes for your reading if you haven't already!
Halfway completion prizes include placemats and books, and final prizes include books, Chipotle coupons and Nationals tickets!
“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”
― John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
As always, there will be popcorn.
Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for!
Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.
"Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter."
The Finkler Question is a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, ageing, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best. A staggeringly brilliant novel from bestselling and award-winning giant of literature, Howard Jacobson, shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.