Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

computerThe computer has become an essential part of the job application process and is a useful tool on the job, as well. Many employers are seeking computer literate candidates to hire in today's job market. In fact, many jobs can be done completely online! Do you know the ins and outs of operating this technology? Do you have all the skills needed to be considered computer literate?

Review of 'Batman: The Long Halloween'

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

Cover of Batman: The Long HalloweenYou may be a comic book aficionado, or, like me, you may not know the difference between Marvel and DC Comics, and which superhero belongs to which empire. But I think we can agree that comic books and super heroes are all around us. They're on our clothes and cereal boxes, and they star in our favorite movies and also in our library books.

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dawit Tibebu is a freshman at Banneker High School, and he’s been reading some young adult books during his time volunteering at the Takoma Park DC Library.  His first book review is about The Demon King, Book One in the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima.  Here’s what he has to say:

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Our tree is filling up with socks and mittens!In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Takoma Park DC Library is collecting mittens and socks for those in need during the month of January.  We have gotten a great response from our community members, so we decided to extend the drive through Jan. 31 to allow all interested persons to participate.
All donated items will be given to SOME (So Others Might Eat) in Northwest D.C. to be distributed to those in need.  Clean socks and mittens for all ages will be welcome small gifts during these cold winter months. 

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cover image of Amber HouseOver the holiday break, I had the opportunity to get some reading done. Amber House, a new young adult fiction book written by a mother-daughter team, seemed like it would be just the thing to read while I was snowed in at my parents' house. It did not disappoint. 

Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Join us for two great holiday programs this month!

Creative ClassOn Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., we'll have a craft workshop for adults. Learn about yarn bombing as craft activism and participate in a mini-yarn bomb in the library. We are excited to partner with local crafters The Warm and Fuzzies for this workshop.

Please email TheCreativeClassDCPL@gmail.com to register.

'The Dragon Can't Dance' by Earl Lovelace

Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"The Dragon Can't Dance" by Earl LovelaceHow could a book with a cover this intriguing not be a good read?  Note the brightly colored costume and the man, mid-stride, as he makes his way down what I can only assume is a busy, inner city street,  pitchfork in hand.

Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

The happy winnerWe are happy to report that Josef Mixon is one of four winners of the 2012 DCPL Teen Summer Reading essay contest. Josef is a regular at the Takoma Park DC Library, and he is an extremely talented writer and artist.  He was very excited to learn he had won a Dell laptop for his book review of Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence.  He plans to use the laptop for schoolwork and creative writing.  Below is a copy of his winning book review. Congratulations, Josef!

Young Adult Book Review

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Book cover image of The Princesses of IowaWhen I saw this book title, I just had to check it out.  I’m from Iowa.  I’m not a princess, per se, but I wondered if this book’s setting would be reminiscent of my youth.  Like most readers, I enjoy reading about characters that seem similar to me or to someone I know.

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

Takoma Park Branch Library will be hosting two story times in support of the Cesar Millan and Scooby-Doo 2nd Annual Pack Walk

The first will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m.  We will celebrate our canine friends with rhymes, songs and stories. 

We will repeat the program at our PJ and Stuffed Animal Story Time on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.  We hope that all our dog-loving friends will join us!