Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Writing Workshop for Adults

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We will be observing and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Takoma Park DC Library this Saturday, Jan. 15. Beginning at 2 pm, families can head to the children's room for a special Martin Luther King Day story time.  Afterwards, join us for a craft and cake to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.  Here's a list of items you can check out of a DC library near you to celebrate at home!(Takoma Park has most of these on the shelf - ask us if you need help or want to order a copy.) Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

New Year, New You!

Tired of clutter at home or work?  Need more room for all that stuff?Join us at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library on Thursday, January 13, at 7 p.m. for a free seminar on getting and staying organized. Organizing gurus (and Takoma residents!) Tamara Belden and Judy Tiger will offer tips on taming the clutter in our lives.

Verdict: Good Books

There's at least one good thing about being picked for jury duty: you can get a lot of reading done. Here are some current books I recommend: The False Friend by Myla Goldberg

Author Talk and Book Signing Tonight

November is National Novel Writing Month, so there is no better time to join us at the Takoma Park branch on Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm to hear local author Kathryn Johnson discuss her latest work, The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare' s 'The Tempest' and the ins and outs of writing historical fiction.

Calling All Witches, Wizards and Muggles!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One, is coming out in theatres on Nov. 19! Are you as excited as I am? To get geared up for the finale, join us for a celebration at Takoma Park Library at 3:30 on Friday, Nov. 19.  Participants will be sorted into the four Hogwarts Houses by our sorting hat and then compete in a scavenger hunt to win prizes. After that hard work, cool off with a glass of delicious butterbeer (don't worry, it's non-alcoholic) and make your own HP poster! 

"The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparency"

David Shaman, author of The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparency, will discuss his book and experiences from his 12 years of working at the World Bank. Mr. Shaman provided a brief overview of the book, stating:

Haunted Halloween Party

The weather may be scarily warm, but it is fall, and Halloween is sneaking up on us!  Join us at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for a spookily fun event for the whole family!

"Danny, the Champion of the World" by Roald Dahl

Kasia Malloy-Mortellaro, one of our five-year-old "regulars" at the library, enjoyed reading Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl so much that she wrote a synopsis and book review for her neighborhood library's web page! Following is Kasia's impression of the story as told to her mother:

DC Loves to Read

If you want to celebrate books and reading, Saturday, Oct. 2 is the day for you to come to any DC Library!  Check out the events that will be held at the Takoma Park branch below: For Children and FamiliesDrop in Saturday to read stories at the cozy reading tent we've made by the fireplace. For TeensSome book covers just suck - but that doesn't mean the stories aren't good!  Save them by designing cool new covers and putting them on display. For Adults

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