Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Bilingual Story Time

Heads Up! ASL story time

Due to our Library Associate, Ms. Ortiz, going on extended leave between April 23 and May 14, we will be having children's librarians from other DC Public Libraries cover our bilingual English-Spanish story time.This story time takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Since these story times will be held by other librarians, they will not be bilingual. 

Job Seekers

Jubilee Jobs and You

Come to this informational session on Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m. and learn how Jubilee Jobs can help you move beyond poverty toward sustained self-sufficiency.You’ll hear from Jubilee Jobs success story, George Burdine, how Jubilee Jobs places applicants in jobs and supports them after they’re hired so that they stay working.

Countries to Books

Globetrekking through Lit: Part 3!

I haven't made much progress since my last update.However, I did begin reading the short novel by Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea.

The Best of Freegal Music

'G I R L' by Pharell Williams

It's Baaaack...The Best of Freegal Music!

Family Craft-ernoon will return on May 17th!

Spring Break

Family Craft-ernoon will be taking a brief spring break at the beginning of May. Our last craft-ernoon will be April 19 at 2pm and we will resume on May 17.

The Day Lincoln Was Almost Shot

The Fort Stevens Story

Join us for an author talk by local historian and Washington native Dr. B. Franklin Cooling on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m..

How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Como Hacerse Ciudadano de los Estados Unidos

Join us on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. for a citizenship informational session presented by CARECEN and the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library.Participants will learn about: Eligibility requirements for naturalization Exceptions The steps of the process/timeline Documents/information needed to apply The interview and exam Citizenship resources and assistance The presentation will end with a Q&A session and distribution of citizenship related materials provided by USCIS.

Family Craft-ernoon!

Spring is coming!

For this weekend’s Craft-ernoon -- on March 8 at 2 p.m. -- we will all work together to create a collage that will be part of our spring-themed bulletin board in the children’s area. This craft differs in that we will not be producing something to take home.

Mail Order Foursquare Houses in Takoma

From our Takoma History File

Imagine ordering your house through the mail. Imagine it arriving in a big box of boards, nails and window panes. You could put it together yourself or hire somebody to do it.  This is what a lot of people did in Takoma in the early 20th century.

Gee's Bend Paper Quilts

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Black History Month Craft-ernoon and made these beautiful designs. Here is how they came out! We used paper, glue and scissors to create these patterns with inspiration from the quilts from the community of Gee's Bend, Ala. We do a new craft every other Saturday at 2 p.m. - all are welcome!