Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Get LinkedIn!

Create a LinkedIn Profile and learn how to use it!

In March, the Takoma Park Job Seeker's Clinic will feature "Get LinkedIn!," a workshop focused on the perks of the networking website and some tips on how to use it. Social media is an integral part of the job search process in modern society, and LinkedIn can help you network, find jobs, and connect with employers past and present.

Countries to Books

Globetrekking through lit!

Last month, I announced a New Year's resolution I was starting: To read a book or piece of literature by an author from every country in the world. I marked off some countries with authors that I had already read and when I wrote last time, I was beginning with the novel Disgrace, by South African writer J.M. Coetzee. My list of completed reads has expanded, and here is an update!

Research Black Studies

Celebrate Black History Month at the Takoma Park Library with a research tour through the rich collections in our Black Studies Center database. We'll meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.Learn about this fascinating multimedia database while competing for prizes in a research scavenger hunt. 

Let's Make Quilts!

Learn about African American artists

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. for a Black History Month-themed Craft-ernoon!We will learn about the history of the Gee’s Bend quilters from Alabama and take inspiration from their patterns to create paper quilts!This craft is for all ages. So please come, and learn some African American art history!

Interview Skills That Win Jobs

Stand out from the crowd with top-notch interview skills

How many other people are applying for your dream job? Chances are, you have stiff competition, with lots of people interested in only one position. So, why do you deserve the job? You'll need to be able to answer that for yourself before you can convince an employer! 

African Story Times

Kick off Black History Month with a celebration of African flannel boards, rhymes, stories and songs at Takoma's various story times. 

Let's Promote Peace!

We're doing it again!

In honor of Dr. King's legacy, we will be decorating templates to be part of a large mural at the central MLK library downtown. We will decorate doves, peace signs, and the word "peace" as well as sign pledges to promote peace in our daily lives. Let's contribute to something bigger than our small branch at Takoma Park, and show the Martin Luther King branch that we want to promote peace! Not able to make it on Saturday? Please feel free to stop in anytime before Saturday, Jan. 25. 

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

The Best of Freegal Music

'Britney Jean (Deluxe Version)'

Did you know that you can now stream full albums straight from Freegal and enjoy your weekly downloads too? You can download up to three songs per week and stream any songs you choose for up to three hours per day for free with your library card!