Kids will sing, shake and dance while learning a little Spanish and Latin American culture. The program combines music, Spanish and social studies, including geography and learning about other cultures.
For ages 3-8.
Come into the library and listen to author Maurice Butler discuss his book about the first black Secret Service agent, Charles L. Gittens.This is a story about a man who came from humble beginnings and ended up at the crest of power in Washington and Moscow. The story takes us into the depths of a racially segregated South to the desperate streets of New York City where criminals and crime fighters fought for control and to an America reeling from the assassination of its political leaders.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. 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 -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
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.
Fahrenheit 451 -- the temperature at which paper burns. In a dystopian future, the state employs men to burn books contrary to the party line. But what happens when one of the men hired to burn the books starts reading them?
The novel is widely acknowledged to be one of Ray Bradbury's best. Come in to the library and pick up a copy.
The film features brilliant direction from Francois Truffaut and inspired acting from Oskar Werner.
As always, there will be popcorn.
Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
This book list compares crime stories that unfold in the same place, but at different times: The first comparison highlights a modern take on a classic in Los Angeles; the second, a progression from the '60s through the '80s in South Florida; and the third, crime sprees across the South-Southwest during the Depression and the late '80s.
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.