Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

"Great Black Women"

A Lecture by C. R. Gibbs

Join us Saturday, February 20 for a lecture by noted author, scholar, and historian C. R. Gibbs.  He will be discussing the topic "Great Black Women" as part of the DC Public Library's Black History Month Lecture Series.

Tax Filing Assistance at Takoma Park

The Takoma Park Branch will have a tax preparer on site from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning February 2 and running through April 13. Assistance is available for seniors and low/middle income individuals. Bring a copy of last year's tax return, all pertinent forms and a picture ID.

Start the New Year with Meditation

Join us and special guest presenter, William Smith, MS, for a program on meditation.Everyone is welcome. Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m.In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. William Smith’s workshop focuses on understanding our own selves and starting the new year with meditation.  Mr. Smith will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life. Through first hand demonstrations of this simple, yet highly effective method, you will discover the key to deeper concentration and inner peace.

Winter Fest

Come Decorate Our Tree with Winter Ornaments

New Teens of Distinction at Takoma Park

Teen Reviews The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

We have two excellent teen workers who joined our branch in November.  They are part of the Teens of Distinction program, which employs exceptional teens throughout our library system.  Anika Rice and Miranta Clark are both seniors at local high schools. These two come to work at the library eager to do any tasks we put to them!

New Moon Release Party!

Cupcakes + Red "Frosting" = Delicious Vampire Snack

New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight series, comes out on Friday! (You may have already heard...)We're going to celebrate by decorating some red cupcakes you can really sink your teeth into!  Mmm, we even have a mysterious thick red liquid to go along if you get ... thirsty.  Join us after school for Twilight books, music, coloring, and fang-licking fun!  3:30 in the program room downstairs.  For tweens and teens.   

Imagine It

Public Art for the Takoma Metro Underpass

Come to the Takoma Park, DC library to view possible art murals for the Takoma Metro Underpass!  Five art proposals will be on display in the library on Thursday, November 19 from 6 - 8 pm, and Friday, November 20 from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Please come by and give your feedback on this initiative to make the Takoma community even better.  The 5 semi-finalists are: Sam Gilliam, DCCheryl Foster, MDCity Arts, Inc., DCMixed Up Mosaics, NYMyklebust + Sears, WI

November Book Group for Adults

"Travels with Charley: In Search of America"

Join us for our monthly adult book group meeting on Thursday, November 19, at 7 pm.  We'll be discussing Travels with Charley: In Search of America, by John Steinbeck.  Copies of this book were given to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities on the theme of "Picturing America."  To find other Picturing America titles, contact your local branch for more information. 

Family Halloween Party This Saturday

Get dressed up in your scariest costume and come to the library to get your Halloween celebration started!  This Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 pm, join us in the program room downstairs for spooktacular crafts, games, and treats.  All ages are welcome. Just don't come dressed up as a librarian.  ;-)    

Halloween Reads for Adults

Just in time for Halloween, DC Public Library received a new book to ensure us that the vampire craze is still in full swing.  Dracula: The Undead is a sequel to Bram Stocker's classic, co-written by his direct descendant, Dacre Stoker.  In this new tale, which picks up decades after the ending of the original, the characters are being hunted down by something suspiciously vampiric.  Is Dracula still alive? er... undead? Or is someone else getting revenge on his bloodless behalf? 

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