Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Mitten and Sock Drive

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. 

Book Review: 'Amber House'

Over 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.

Winterfest and Creative Class

Join us for two great holiday programs this month!

Josef Mixon wins Teen Essay Contest!

We are happy to report that Josef Mixon is one of four winners of the 2012 DCPL Teen Summer Reading essay contest.

The Princesses of Iowa

Young Adult Book Review

When 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.

Cesar Millan and Scooby-Doo Pack Walk Story times

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. 

"Gold" Gets Silver: Olympic Reviews of Recent Fiction

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. 

Come Write-In!

Work 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.

Teen Book Review: 'Shiver'

Looking 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.

Review: 'The Uninvited Guests'

I’ve just read a strange and delightful book by British novelist Sadie Jones.

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