Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Summer Reading Kick Off!

With 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.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The 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!

Booksellers & Librarians Solve Mysteries Everyday

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

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.

Poetry on Cedar Street

Niki Herd shares her poetry

Please join us on Thursday, April 19th at 7 p.m. to hear Niki Herd read her poetry.

Takoma Celebrates Jazz

Please help celebrate jazz the weeks of April 15 and 22 at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library.  The library will celebrate with displays and three programs. The first program will be on Wednesday, April 18, when parents will be able to introduce their babies to jazz at the Wednesday Lap Time program at 10 a.m. Older children will be able to jazz it up at the Wednesday Story Time at 10:45 a.m. Finally, on Tuesday, April 24, at the 7 p.m. PJ Story Time, we will conclude our celebration of jazz. 

Book Spine Poetry for Teens

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, try this fun and easy way to create poems:  Gather some books from the library stacks -- choose ones that have titles that jump out at you, are funny or seem to have something in common with other book titles. Then arrange them together to form... a poem!  Join us at Takoma Park Library on Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. to create your own book spine poems. We'll also have magnetic poetry on hand and the opportunity to share your poems with other participants. Ages 11-17.

Edible Books!

Read Your Cake and Eat It, Too...

As part of the Read In this year, the Takoma Park Library is hosting an edible books contest. What, you ask, is an edible book?  It is the most delicious of literary creations! Simply think of your favorite book or author to get you started, and then decide how to make an edible version of that story. It could be a cake frosted to look just like the cover of a book, or it could be more abstract.

Teen Book Reviews by Volunteer Dzhoy

Perfect Chemistry is a really engaging book for teenagers who have been in a relationship before, although I would recommend this book to any teen hoping for a good read.

Book Reviews by Teen Volunteer Chidinma

We have two new teen volunteers at the Takoma Park branch, and both are avid readers!  They will be reviewing their favorite young adult novels on our web page. Chidinma is a sophomore in high school.  Here are a few of her recent picks:

Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

By Miss Julie (Interpreter for Dogs)

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