Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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Adult Coloring Corner

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7 p.m.

Think coloring is just for children? Studies have shown that coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity for adults; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month and discover why this trend has taken off. 
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Gearin' Up Bicycles Pop-up Repair Clinic

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

Join Gearin' Up Bicycles at our branch for a free bike safety check and minor repairs before the Tour de DCPL ride! Get your bike ready by learning all about simple bike repairs, safety and general maintenance from this local non-profit.
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Tour de DCPL VII

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

Every year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 
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Saturday Morning Story Time

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10 a.m.

DC Public Library has partnered with the Junior League of Washington to offer Read Aloud time for ages 2-5 every Saturday at 10 a.m.  Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace! 

Pajama Story Time

Monday, May 16, 2016, 7 p.m.

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required.  These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages.  Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination.  These programs also encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:45 a.m.

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

English/Spanish Conversation Hour

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7 p.m.

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.
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Adult Book Club

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7 p.m.

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.
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Saturday Morning Story Time

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10 a.m.

DC Public Library has partnered with the Junior League of Washington to offer Read Aloud time for ages 2-5 every Saturday at 10 a.m.  Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace! 

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