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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

Earth Day Craft

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Join us on Saturday, April 19th from 2-3 p.m., as we make a special Earth Day craft and learn a little history behind this holiday!

We will make "Helping Hands" by tracing our hands on construction paper, and pasting simple pledges to live a more environmentally conservative life. We will cut out our hand prints and they will help remind us to be less wasteful!

earth day pledges

Jobs for Seniors

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014

Senior job seeker

Are you 55 or older and looking for work?

Would you be interested in working in a day care center, hospital, senior center or hospital?

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a great opportunity for seniors looking to ease back into the workforce.
Come hear about it from the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. on Thursday, May 1 at 1 pm.

Compare and contrast books with their big-screen counterparts

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

great gatsbyAre you a film critic?
Is the book always better than the movie?
Do you like to read the book before you see the movie, or see the movie before you read the book?

Join the Takoma Park Library's Book to Film Club for monthly discussions on novels and their movie adaptations. Each month, the Club reads a novel that has been turned into a film. We meet to view the movie together, then have a lively discussion about our reactions to both the film and book.

The meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month and all are welcome to attend. Be sure to grab a copy of this month's book from a staff member, or call the branch at 202-576-7252. 

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

Cereal box puzzles!

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

frosted flakes cereal box cut upHi, there!

Join us this Saturday as we use cereal boxes to create large-sized puzzles. I will provide the cereal boxes.

You can use the image already provided by the cereal box (the front cover design), or create your own design using paint to decorate. We will then mark out how we will cut up our puzzles into pieces!

Once again, all ages are welcome and the program will be from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, April 5.