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.
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.
We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in a big way! Come and enjoy live music -- Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia, and Bolero -- performed by the Joe Falero Latin Quartet. You don't want to miss this special event. For more information, call 202-576-7764.
Takoma Park Library - Sunday, Sept. 20, 2:30 pm. The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia and Bolero. Bandleader Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music. Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz!
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Library.
For more information, call: 202-576-7764.
Our next story/film will be Ernest Hemingway's The Killers. This story can be found in many short story anthologies. It is emblematic of Hemingway's spare style and emphasis on dialogue. Ask the librarian for a copy of the story -- it'll take you five minutes to read, but perhaps longer to figure out.
London High Court Judge Fiona Maye presides over a sensitive case involving a family of Jehovah's Witnesses who won't allow their seventeen-year-old son to get a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Meanwhile, Fiona's husband, Jack, has just left home, and she begins to feel the pressures of both resolving the case and saving her crumbling marriage.
Join our Adult Book Club Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles.
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.