Join English and Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for a half-hour of conversation in Spanish followed by a half-hour of conversation in English. Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest.
Basic English/Spanish skills preferred.
Únase a los hablantes de inglés y español cada primer y tercer martes del mes para una charla de media hora en español seguido por una charla de media hora en inglés. Cada sesión se centrará en un tema particular.
Básico inglés/español preferido.
Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles.
Members vote on the next book to read each month -- please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
Join us as we host a children's writing workshop in anticipation of the Black History Month Children's Open Mic (Feb. 10).
Through this event, we are inviting children to celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways:
write a brief biography about an influential African-American;
research passages/poetry by a favorite African American author; or
Join the Takoma DC Public Library and Takoma Recreation Center, for an evening of children’s literature performances!
We are inviting children to celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways:
Share a brief biography about an influential African-American;
Recite passages/poetry by a favorite African American author; or
Present your own original piece of writing inspired by Black History Month (poetry, prose, short story, autobiography, etc.)!
For more information, or to RSVP, please email Janelle.email@example.com.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Come by on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. and make beautiful winter wonderland scenes! We will be using torn-paper, glitter, cottonballs, and other fun materials to create fun winter-themed art.
This activity is for children of all ages! We hope to see you there!
For more information, call 202-576-7252.
Start off the new year with a resolution to join the Child/Parent Book Club with your 2nd-5th grader.
On Jan. 8, at 7 pm. .elementary students and interested parents will discuss The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker.
How many fairy tale characters will you recognize?
Need to get out of the house over the Holidays with your little one? Come join us for a Holiday Play time at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library. Instead of our regular Lap Time and Story Time on Dec. 30, we will have free play with a mirror tent, tunnel and lots of toys for babies and preschoolers from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. as we celebrate the upcoming winter season!
There will be a seasonal themed story time, as well as two craft activities. We will be decorating sugar cookies and making paper ornaments to decorate our Takoma Park holiday/winter tree (or to take home)!
This is sure to be a fun afternoon, so we hope to see you there!
Call 202-576-7252 for more information.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
Wreaths have been used as a decorative sign of the holidays for hundreds of years. Holiday wreaths can adorn any part of your home, inside or out, and it's common to find a number of wreaths on doors, over the mantle, or hung in windows.
To get in the holiday spirit and flex your creativity, come spend an afternoon at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library Sunday Adult Arts and Craft workshop Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. We will be making holiday wreaths.