Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Teen Advisory Group

Get community service hours here!

Now announcing a Brand New program for teens! This is your opportunity to:

Holiday Play Time

Come celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve with a Holiday Play time at the library! Instead of our regular Lap Time and Story Time, we will have free play with a mirror tent, tunnel and lots of toys for babies and preschoolers from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Tour D.C. History

How much do you know?

Have friends or family visiting for the holidays?  New to the area?  Just want to learn more about your city?Tammy Belden, local tour guide, will provide a brief history of the District along with some entertaining local stories, and some good suggestions for exploring today. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. 

Pigs at the Pole

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

The Friends of the Takoma Park Library is sponsoring a special presentation of Pigs at the Pole by Blue Sky Puppet Theater! Be sure to come Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for some holiday fun.Santa's in trouble...the elves have the flu...presents need to be made...he calls for help!!!Who responds?

Family Craft-ernoon


This Saturday, Nov. 30, we will be making snowflake ornaments to hang on doors, trees, or even wreaths. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun!Please join us from 1-2 p.m. Materials include pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and, of course, glitter!

Sunday Celebration!

Events for All Ages

Every DC Public Library branch is planning a special Sunday event to get the word out about our new Sunday hours. Sunday, Dec. 8 will be the Takoma Park branch celebration. We have something for everyone!Check out our event lineup:1-5 p.m. Digital Bar. Browse the latest collection of ereader devices and how you can get digital library content.1-2 p.m. American Sign Language Story Time with craft activity. There will also be PAL (People Animals Love) therapy dogs available to interact with children. 

Parent-Child Book Club

Mr. Popper's Penguins

For November, the Parent-Child Book Club read Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater.  It was very well liked by the children.

Turkey Time

Check out our turkeys! These are some of the turkeys made during this week's Family Craft-ernoon project.

The Truth About P!nk

You could win tickets to see P!nk in concert!

Grammy award winner Alecia Beth Moore (better known as P!nk) is just a library card and a click away! P!nk is coming to Washington, D.C. with her The Truth About Love tour, and you're invited. Yes, you!

Family Craft-ernoon!

Turkey Hands

Now that we are getting Halloween out of the way, what's up next?Thanksgiving, of course!Come create this classic Thanksgiving craft with us on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. We will be using the silhouette of our hands to create cute turkey decorations from construction paper.Ages 10 and younger.