Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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!

Published on Friday, August 10, 2012

Book cover of Swamplandia!Just in case you can’t get enough Olympic coverage, I’ve decided to award medals to the fiction books I’ve read over the past month. 

Coming in with the Bronze is Swamplandia! By Karen Russell.  I really want to like this book—and I must tell you that I haven’t quite finished it yet—but I’m still finding it slow going. This was one of three books nominated this year for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction (no award was given.)

Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Camp Nanowrimo logoWork on your novel or other writing project, meet other local writers, and enjoy free coffee at the Takoma Park Library!  We will be holding write-ins every Thursday in August from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room.

These write-ins are held as part of Camp Nanowrimo, but you don't need to be committed to writing an entire novel in a month to join us.  All current and aspiring writers of any genre or form are welcome to join our write-ins, which will provide a quiet, productive and encouraging atmosphere in which to write, edit or brainstorm.

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Book cover image of ShiverLooking for a well-written page turner? Try Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. There's never a boring moment in this book, which has werewolves and was extremely interesting.

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012

Book cover image of Uninvited GuestsI’ve just read a strange and delightful book by British novelist Sadie Jones. It’s called The Uninvited Guests, and it would make a wonderful stage play.  The plot unfolds over the course of a single day and night at a great house in the English countryside, circa 1912.  The eldest daughter of the house, Emerald, is having a birthday, and her childhood friends are coming to celebrate.

Published on Friday, June 8, 2012

"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy KalingI liked it!  I really, really liked it!  (And I didn’t expect to.)

Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dream Big -- Summer ReadingWith our summer themes for children (Dream Big) and teens (Own the Night) as our guide, we couldn't resist planning an evening program to kick off summer reading this year.  Come by the library Tuesday, June 5 between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to participate in various themed activities.

Children and teens can make dream catchers and get instructions on keeping and decorating their dream journals. We will also have a dream jar where everyone can put in their reading goals -- or any dreams they hope to accomplish!

Published on Monday, April 30, 2012

"Perfect Peace" by Daniel BlackIt’s no secret around these parts that I’ve been studying hard over the past couple of years for my library school degree.  What may not be so well known, however, is that although I spend much of my day suggesting reads for others (readers’ advisory is a large part of what I do), I don’t get to read much for leisure.  Sure, I inhale the random Toni Morrison novel every now and again (Turning thirty has suddenly endowed me with the ability to understand them…I couldn’t explain it if I tried!), and I often glance at bl

Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Book saleThe Friends of the Takoma Park DC Library will host a book sale and bake sale on the library lawn Saturday, May 5.  Stop by any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to browse a great selection of fiction, mysteries, nonfiction, children's books and more.  They will also have canvas bags and note cards from our centennial for sale.  Get there early for the best selection!

Crime Fiction Author, Susan Froetschel is Library Staffer for a Day

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012

Please drop in between 10 a.m. and  4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st to have your writing questions (any type and all ages welcome) answered by Susan Froetschel as part of Sisters in Crime's "Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day." Susan also will be helping with other library tasks as part of this event.

Susan Froetschel at the library

If you'd like more information the full press release is below:

Author Susan Froetschel Is Library Staffer for a Day
Takes Part in Sisters in Crime's "Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day" Event