Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie?
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the next book.
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.
Many scientists do amazing things, then write about them in a way that is comprehensible only to a handful of other experts. How do you tell a compelling science story to broader audiences, such as policy makers and the general public?
In this class, we’ll analyze an exemplary piece of popular science writing, as well as workshop pieces written by students. We’ll also talk about strategies for placing stories with newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
Are you a job seeker or a recently hired employee? Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job?
Come to one of these Jobseeker Clinics and meet with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that a lawyer may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving back child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
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.
February's selection is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: A novel of the future that explores a world devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.
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!
Join us as we host a children's writing workshop in anticipation of the Black History Month Children's Open Mic (Feb. 10).
Through this event, we are inviting children to celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways:
write a brief biography about an influential African-American;
research passages/poetry by a favorite African American author; or
Join the Takoma DC Public Library and Takoma Recreation Center, for an evening of children’s literature performances!
We are inviting children to celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways:
Share a brief biography about an influential African-American;
Recite passages/poetry by a favorite African American author; or
Present your own original piece of writing inspired by Black History Month (poetry, prose, short story, autobiography, etc.)!
For more information, or to RSVP, please email Janelle.email@example.com.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Come by on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. and make beautiful winter wonderland scenes! We will be using torn-paper, glitter, cottonballs, and other fun materials to create fun winter-themed art.
This activity is for children of all ages! We hope to see you there!
For more information, call 202-576-7252.
Start off the new year with a resolution to join the Child/Parent Book Club with your 2nd-5th grader.
On Jan. 8, at 7 pm. .elementary students and interested parents will discuss The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker.
How many fairy tale characters will you recognize?
Need to get out of the house over the Holidays with your little one? Come join us for a Holiday Play time at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library. Instead of our regular Lap Time and Story Time on Dec. 30, we will have free play with a mirror tent, tunnel and lots of toys for babies and preschoolers from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. as we celebrate the upcoming winter season!
There will be a seasonal themed story time, as well as two craft activities. We will be decorating sugar cookies and making paper ornaments to decorate our Takoma Park holiday/winter tree (or to take home)!
This is sure to be a fun afternoon, so we hope to see you there!
Call 202-576-7252 for more information.