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Published on Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo of Harpo the dog at the libraryPhoto of Harpot the dog and a girl at the library

From Harpo’s Diary: Wednesday, March 8, 2011

Published on Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo of Ella the dog at the libraryPhoto of Ella the dog reading with a girl

From Ella’s Diary: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Picture of income tax form and calculatorDid you know that income tax assistance is available here at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library for individuals with incomes of less than $35,000 annually, and families with incomes of less than $42,000 annually? AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, offers free assistance with filing federal and state returns here at our branch on Tuesday afternoons between February 8 and April 12, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pablo the dogPablo the dog reading with a little girl
From Pablo’s Diary: Tuesday, March 2, 2011

What a thrill to be the first dog at the PAL Pajama Party and to discover another library! There are so many new scents to smell at the Takoma Park Library. I already know what Miss Julie smells like. We are old friends. I used to visit her and neighborhood families at the Chevy Chase Library .  

Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011

Photo of Ava the dog at the libraryPhoto of Ava the dog reading with a girl

From Ava’s Diary: Tuesday, March 2, 2011

Hi, all. It’s me, Ava. I got freshly groomed, so I’d be silky smooth and lovely smelling at the library tonight. I wore some new, festive ribbons for the occasion. I also wore my special red, riding harness; it’s my personal seat-belt for when I travel by car. I love to travel and meet new people.

Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dirty SouthCalling all Triple Crown Publications and urban books fans! 

Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Join us at the library for a special opportunity to hear widely aclaimed composer Elena Ruehr, Professor of Music and winner of the Baker Undergraduate Teaching Award at MIT.  Professor Ruehr is dedicated to bringing the arts to students of all ages.  Check out her bio at www.elenaruehr.org.

Composer Elena Ruehr

Published on Monday, February 7, 2011

Pay It ForwardI know, I know…I usually write about books that I’ve read, and the title of my little column is really supposed to be “On My Bookshelf”—but I’ve encountered a movie so powerful that I just had to review it (and, if there’s anyone out there that hasn’t seen it yet, recommend it)!  

Published on Monday, January 31, 2011

Join us for this film screening in celebration of the 2011 Black History Month theme: "African Americans & the Civil War."   We'll show the first part of this 5 disc series, "The Cause" at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 8. The film will last approximately 90 minutes. If you like, stay afterwards to discuss your reactions with fellow viewers.

Ken Burns' award-winning documentary actually took longer to complete than the Civil War itself, but it is a masterpiece of primary source material and narration of real people's experiences during the war.  Check out more info on the film here. http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do you enjoy creative writing? Have you got a story saved on your computer that you hope just might turn into a novel someday? Whether you write poetry, fiction, essays, children's literature, or other genres, you're invited to join our writing workshop at the Takoma Park branch.  We meet at least once a month, and twice when schedules allow, always on a Thursday evening.  The next meeting is this Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 pm.  This is an informal workshop rather than a writing class.  All participants are encouraged to bring short samples of their work for the other participants to read and comment on. Ages 18 and up are welcome.  Questions? Call 202-576-7252 and ask for Heather.  Happy writing!