Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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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? 

Oh the Horror!

Scary Books in Time for Halloween

Check out our display of horror, mystery and paranormal books and dvds for patrons of all ages.  Give yourself a chill this Halloween.

Teen Writing Contest

Celebrate Teen Read Week by Writing Beyond Reality

To celebrate this year's theme for Teen Read Week: Read Beyond Reality, enter a writing contest for teens at Takoma Park!  Write your own ending for the best-selling "beyond reality" series, Twilight.  What do you think should have happened to Edward, Bella, Jacob, or the other characters?  Change an aspect of the story and submit your writing (1 - 3 pages in length) to Miss Heather by October 31.  The winner will receive a movie gift certificate!  Winner will be announced at our party celebrating the release of the New Moon movie on November

Special Guest Author - Carolivia Herron

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This morning, instead of our regular preschool story time, we are proudly presenting local Takoma Park author Carolivia Herron, author of Nappy Hair and other children's books. She will present a story session this morning at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

October Book Announced

We had a great first meeting for our adult book group at the library. We will be discussing The Sister by Poppy Adams on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.All are welcome to attend, even if you missed tonight's initial meeting. Place your own hold on the book, or call 202-576-7252 and we'll order you a copy. Hope to see you there!Check out this review from Publishers Weekly:

This Week at Takoma Park Library

We have a busy week this week at Takoma Park Library, not to mention an exciting one. Our adult book club debuts on Thursday, and we also have our regular programming. This week is the last week to sign up for the Silver Screen book club (September session).Also, please note, we are getting new books in adult and children's so please stop by to see the new book shelves today.

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