Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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!

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.