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Sand without the mess!

Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014

kinectic sand

Let's say farewell to the end of summer with a beach inspired activity! 

We will be making "kinectic sand," which is sand plus a couple of other ingredients that makes dry sand act like wet sand! Using a recipe from the blog, Growing A Jeweled Rose, we will build sand castles and play with molds of various shapes. 

Join us Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. for this fun craft!

Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Want ads

Are you eager to find employment but unsure of how to deal with legal obstacles that lay in your path?

Come in to the Takoma Park Library for a free one-on-one session with an attorney specializing in overcoming legal barriers to employment.

You may request up to two 30-minute sessions on one of the following dates between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.:

  • Oct. 17
  • Oct. 24
  • Oct. 31

Please email peter.sullivan@dc.gov or come in to the library to request an appointment.

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”
Experimental BookWhat Did We 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 point A to point B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

Sometimes thrilling, heartbreaking, terrifying, or goofy, What The?! seeks to explore and discuss the kinds of books that even other books think are weird.

Fizz, Boom, Read

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

Congratulations to the lucky winner of our Fizz, Boom, Read (ages 6-12) Summer Reading raffle, Ben Allen! Ben won a Kindle Fire for completing eight hours of reading. 

We asked him a few questions to get to know him a little better.

ben allenWhat is your favorite book?
The Squish series by Jennifer Holm.

What is your favorite place to read?
My room.

Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hiring our Heroes

If you are a veteran looking for work, come to a free presentation by the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

This workshop will provide an overview of the services available to returning veterans. Discussion will center on the implementation of Veterans Priority of Service, the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, VRAP, the Gold Card, and other programs and funding opportunities that may be available to eligible veterans and their spouses.

The Children's/Parent Book Club wants to know your FAVORITE book of the summer?

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Emperor Pickletine Rides the BusThe Children's/Parent Book Club will have its first meeting on Thursday, September 4, at 7 p.m.  Participants are asked to bring their favorite book of the summer.  We will briefly discuss the books, and decide our schedule for the year. Best for youth in 2nd - 4th grade and their parents/guardians.

Science and Implications

Published on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies

Melting ice in the Arctic

Saturday, August 30 at 2 p.m.
Come hear about the science and implications of climate change from Benjamin Cash, a research scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies.

Do you know what a Thaumatrope is?

Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A thaumatrope is a 19th century toy which uses the power of the eye to turn two images into one!

A disc or card with two separate images on the front and back is twirled rapidly to create the illusion of one image.
In the above example, an image of a horse on one side, and an image of a rider on the other side, are spun so fast on a string that the eye thinks they are one solid image.
Join us as we create these clever and fun toys on Saturday, September 6 at 2 p.m.

Remember to Turn in Your Summer Reading Logs

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Snoopy - Charlie Brown - end of summer picture

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Published on Friday, August 15, 2014

The Postman Always Rings Twice cover

Tuesday, August 26 at 6 p.m.

“Love, when you get fear in it, it's not love any more. It's hate.” 
― James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

     Ever wondered if a famous writer lived in your neighborhood? Are you curious how certain areas of DC are portrayed in fiction? You can find out the answers to both questions with the help of a website and an app.