Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Global Lens Film Series 2013

'The Parade' (Parada) at Takoma Park

DC Public Library has the privilege of presenting, in collaboration with the Global Film Initiative, this year's Global Lens Film series. This is a series of 10 award-winning feature films from Brazil, China, Chile, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, India, Serbia and Mexico.

They're Back...

(the students, that is!)

It’s time to go back to school and back to your library!

Summer Vacation Reads

It's already August, but it's not too late for a summer getaway!

We travel for fun, adventure, relaxation, and to escape our routine. Some people enjoy travelling to places they've never been before, while others prefer their annual trek to the same place they've been vacationing for years. Some prefer the hustle and bustle of cities, while others prefer the solitude of beaches, mountains, or forests. Wherever you go and however you get there, a good vacation read is part of any enjoyable trip! For some of us, catching up on our reading is what vacation is all about!

Win the Loteria!

A new novelist makes his debut

If I hadn't been drawn by the beauty of this book's cover, I would have missed out on a unique and daring read. 

Spotlight on Databases: Global Issues in Context

We may not want to admit it, but school is just about to start. That means getting into the routine of doing homework assignments again!

Groundbreaking Reads: 'TransAtlantic'

Colum McCann's latest novel, TransAtlantic, is the story of journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, from North America to Ireland, spanning 150 years.

'The One and Only Ivan'

Child-Parent Book Club

The Child-Parent Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Newbery Award-winning book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

One of our most popular performers is back on Tuesday, July, 30 at 1:30 p.m.Blue Sky Puppet Theater will be performing a special show, "The Time Capsule," designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Program. Remember to bring along your summer reading logs and report your activities completed or your time spent reading to pick up your prizes.

Time to Finish Summer Reading!

The weather has finally gotten hot, hot, hot, and it's time for a summer vacation! So grab your beach read or your audio book for the car trip and rack up those reading hours for the whole family, because we’ve only got one month left of summer reading.

Music in the Library

Slim Harrison

Come celebrate summer and enjoy some American folk music, Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Slim Harrison and his handmade jug band is bound to get children up and moving. For ages 5-12.Be sure to bring along your summer reading passports to pick up prizes for hours read and activities completed.