Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. as we make masks that look like pumpkins -- or jack-o-lanterns -- you decide!Using construction paper, crayons and other materials, we will create fun masks for the changing season, or for Halloween. Participants will, with the help of their parents, cut out their patterns and decorate the masks however they see fit. This activity is designed to be open-ended to give the most creative license to our crafters.For ages 10 and younger.
Trick or treat! Come visit us on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. for our Halloween Party.Activities will include:Fortune telling by Ms. Fergruesome and her OracleCostume Contest/ Costume Fashion ShowGhost-Story Timeand... candy apples! Plus other refreshments for the less toothy. :)Ages 10 and younger
This Saturday, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Maru Montero dancers to our library in honor of Hispanic Heritage. They showed us some beautiful dance moves and taught us a little bit about their traditional garb. We were also graced by Mr.
Let's celebrate fall with a family craft! Starting Saturday, Oct. 5 and continuing every other Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Family Craft-ernoon is an hour to make various arts and crafts projects.To start off the program, we will be making leaf collages, drawing inspiration from the beautiful fall foliage.Learn what trees are in our neighborhood and what their leaves look like!
The Takoma Park branch story times will change along with the library's new hours. Our Pajama and Stuffed Animal Story Time will shift to Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in front of the fireplace. Children are welcome to come in pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal to listen to rhymes, stories, and songs.
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with us on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 1 p.m. We will kick off with the Maru Montero dancers performing at 1 p.m. There will be face painting of various Latin American flags, Spanish and English bilingual story-time, and live guitar music. There will even be some samples of Salvadoran and Puerto Rican cuisine (thanks to our Friends of the Takoma Park Library and to some of our staff.)
DC Public Library has the privilege of presenting, in collaboration with the Global Film Initiative, this year's Global Lens Film series. This is a series of 10 award-winning feature films from Brazil, China, Chile, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, India, Serbia and Mexico.
It's already August, but it's not too late for a summer getaway!
We travel for fun, adventure, relaxation, and to escape our routine. Some people enjoy travelling to places they've never been before, while others prefer their annual trek to the same place they've been vacationing for years. Some prefer the hustle and bustle of cities, while others prefer the solitude of beaches, mountains, or forests. Wherever you go and however you get there, a good vacation read is part of any enjoyable trip! For some of us, catching up on our reading is what vacation is all about!