Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Family Craft-ernoon!

Published on Friday, June 6, 2014

I am super excited to announce our next craft-ernoon Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. We will be making sidewalk SPLASH paintings!
sidewalk chalk ziplock bag
Using a not-so-secret recipe from Growing A Jeweled Rose, we will fill sandwich bags with a colorful sidewalk chalk mixture to create abstract, explosive paintings!

Let's have some fun in the sun and get you all signed up for Summer Reading with this Fizz, BOOM, Read! themed program.

All ages are welcome!

Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bedding Lord Ned coverA Little Night Mischief cover

Saturday, June 14 2 to 4 p.m.

Come hear from a bestselling veteran and a hot new talent in the romance genre.  Sally Mackenzie and Emily Greenwood will tell you everything you need to know about romance writing, from conflict to levels of sensuality.  Learn from the pros about the editor-agent relationship, self-publishing and more.

From the Takoma History File

Published on Monday, June 2, 2014

Houses of Takoma Park

(Image courtesy of the Historic Takoma, Inc. Archives.)

In an effort to sell real estate in Takoma Park, the town’s founder, B.F. Gilbert, put out a series of promotional pamphlets in the late 19th century.  The language Gilbert employs in these pamphlets is a mixture of transcendentalist nature admirer and snake oil salesman.  Gilbert touts Takoma Park as a pure, sylvan paradise and harps on the town’s miraculously palliative springs:

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Amelia Bedelia bookcoverTakoma Park Neighborhood Library will have a special guest to help our young library users get excited about Summer Reading! 

Drop-in Clinic

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

Job seeking

Do you want to make your cover letter sound persuasive?  Do you think there may be jobs for you out there that you aren’t finding?  Does your resume leap off the page and shout “Hire me!”

Drop in and get help finding and applying to jobs.  Use our computers to complete online applications, write resumes and cover letters, while getting advice from our experienced staff.

Image source: Source: kate hiscock’s photostream, Digital Image.
Available from: Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedalpoweredstuff (accessed May 15, 2014). 

The Best of Freegal Music

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

   album coverHave you ever heard of Michael Jackson? He was only the biggest pop star known to man! "The King of Pop" to be exact. His soulful, humanitarian, vibrant albums spanned from the 1960s all the way into the new millennium.

   Unfortunately, The King of Pop passed away in August of 2009, and his loss was felt around the world. Michael Jackson's last world tour was scheduled to have started the year of his death, and millions of fans were disappointed at the loss of an opportunity to be in the presence of the king. Fortunately for them and every Michael Jackson fan everywhere, he lives on through his music.

What question would you ask a comic book creator if you had the chance?

Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014

photo of comic swap on 5/10/14I'm still smiling after our First Ever Comic Swap last Saturday. We had a great time here at Takoma Park talking with you all about your favorite titles, giving away free comics, zines, trades, and graphic novels, and checking out books for you from our amazing collection. 

Since our first Swap was so successful, we will be out again this Saturday giving away comics, graphic novels, and zines, and hopefully doing some super swapping!  

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Bike Month! Some Takoma Park Library staff commute to work by bike. Enjoy a fun Q&A with some of the staff who pedal!

Bike Maintenance Clinic

Published on Friday, May 9, 2014

Bike repairman

Globe-trekking through Lit pt. 4

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

I am back again! And this time, I have only one book to report; however, it includes an innumerable amount of authors from various countries in the world. The book is titled The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry and it was edited by J.D. McClatchy. It includes famous poets such as:

Octavio Paz
Derek Walcott
Bei Dao
Wole Soyinka