Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014

Image of Black Studies Center databaseCelebrate Black History Month at the Takoma Park Library with a research tour through the rich collections in our Black Studies Center database. We'll meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

Learn about this fascinating multimedia database while competing for prizes in a research scavenger hunt. 

Whether you are a student of black history or are just curious about a particular topic, come and familiarize yourself with some of the quality digital resources that are available to you with your DC Public Library card.

For more information, call Pete at the Takoma Park Library at 202-576-7252.

Learn about African American artists

Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. for a Black History Month-themed Craft-ernoon!

We will learn about the history of the Gee’s Bend quilters from Alabama and take inspiration from their patterns to create paper quilts!

This craft is for all ages. So please come, and learn some African American art history!

Gee's Bend Quilt

Stand out from the crowd with top-notch interview skills

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How many other people are applying for your dream job? Chances are, you have stiff competition, with lots of people interested in only one position. So, why do you deserve the job? You'll need to be able to answer that for yourself before you can convince an employer! 

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 1-3 p.m., at the Takoma Park Library for an employment workshop that focuses on new techniques and essential skills to put you above the rest.

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014

Kick off Black History Month with a celebration of African flannel boards, rhymes, stories and songs at Takoma's various story times. 

We're doing it again!

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

In honor of Dr. King's legacy, we will be decorating templates to be part of a large mural at the central MLK library downtown. We will decorate doves, peace signs, and the word "peace" as well as sign pledges to promote peace in our daily lives. 

Let's contribute to something bigger than our small branch at Takoma Park, and show the Martin Luther King branch that we want to promote peace! 

Not able to make it on Saturday? Please feel free to stop in anytime before Saturday, Jan. 25. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

'Britney Jean (Deluxe Version)'

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Globetrotting Through Literature

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, New Resolutions!

Many of us have begun New Year’s resolutions, and I am no exception. Mine begins, and will end, with literature. I have decided to read a book or piece of writing by an author from every country in the world! Of course, there are variations to this list: what territories are autonomous states vs. part of a larger country, disputed territories and other factors, but I am trying to stick to a list I found as closely as possible, which totals a little over 200 nations. 
Here are some forms of writing I am looking forward to reading:

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email info@myschooldc.org for additional information.