Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

StreetWise Partners

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Streetwise partners logo

Streetwise graduate

Thursday, August 7 at 1 p.m.

Come hear from StreetWise Partners, who will share information about their free career development and mentoring program. This free program focuses on the curriculum, professional network, eligibility requirements, and application process.

Pom-Pom Shooters

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

Join us Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. for a fun challenge. From plastic cups and balloons, we will create Pom Pom Shooters to launch off fluffy little pom poms. Let's see how far we can make these little balls of fluff fly! All ages welcome, accompanied by an adult. We'll meet outside, weather permitting.

marshmallow shooter

Duct Tape Crafts

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014

ducttapeTakoma Park Library is having a bow tie affair... or something like that! Come craft duct tape bow ties with us - we'll show you how! Duct tape do-it-yourself projects are the new craze. There are all sorts of things you can make out of duct tape, including: hair bands, clothing, key chains, book covers and BOW TIES!

All the tools you'll require are creativity, duct tape, and scissors. You bring tool number one and we've got the rest covered. If you're looking for some tips on how to get started with duct tape crafts on your own, or you just want to prepare yourself for the upcoming affair, then you should check out the titles below.

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014

People SpeakingLooking to practice your Spanish conversational skills? Join us every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month for a friendly half-hour chat and stick around to converse with those practicing their English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic.

The first meeting will take place August 5 at 7 p.m.

¿Necesita practicar su inglés? Únase a nosotros cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla amable de media hora and quedarse para hablar con aquellos que practican sus español. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular.

El primer sesión occurirá agosto 5 a las 7 p.m.

"Stained Glass" pictures

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This Saturday at 2 p.m. we will be making beautiful designs using tissue paper!

The look is based upon stained glass and participants will be able to create any image they please. All ages are welcome.stained glass from tissue paper

Career, Education and Vocation Databases

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

Testing and Education Reference Center

Job and Career Accelerator

A Look at the Washington Evening Star-July 4th, 1914

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

     A quick look at the Saturday, July 4, 1914 issue of the Washington Evening Star reveals Washington, D.C.

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

“I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.”
― James M. Cain, Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity cover

Come join the Takoma Park Book to Film club for some classic noir fiction and film.  Please inquire with the librarian at the information desk for a copy of the book.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 22 at 6 p.m.

Family Craft-ernoon!

Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Come over on Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m. to learn about Summer Reading and to celebrate our theme: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, with a fun design challenge!

Breaking off into groups, each team will have 40 minutes to assemble a "tower" from pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and various other objects. The objective is to make your tower tall, but strong to support an object through a hurricane!*

*By hurricane, I mean a strong fan and a spray bottle of water.
water cycle

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014

Cassette tape

Audio files take up a lot less space than cassette tapes, so come to the library and learn how to digitize your old tapes using an old boombox, an adapter cable and a laptop.

Maybe you’ve got a rarity on cassette that you want to preserve for the future or maybe you’re just tired of looking at that dusty box of cassettes in your garage.  Either way, analog to digital transferring is a valuable skill to know.  Come to the library and start digitizing!

Saturday, June 28
2 p.m.