Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

Join us for NEW Read Aloud Time on Saturdays at the Takoma Park Library!

We will have a rotating team of readers every Saturday at 11 a.m. with stories, action rhymes and songs for ages 2 - 5 and caregivers. This is a great alternative for those who can't make it to our weekday story times, or for those who can never have too many stories! 

We see a lot of families stopping in on weekends to pick out books, so we hope you can stay and enjoy this new program for little ones and families. 

Families reading stories

Spanish and English Stories

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

RUBIA AND THE THREE OSOS BOOK COVERJoin us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for a story time in both English and Spanish!

We read books in English with Spanish words, or books entirely in Spanish. Vocabulary is built through various themes, for example, opposites, numbers, or colors. Fun stories are mixed with participatory activities and occasionally, crafts!

We look forward to seeing you!
Hora de cuentos bilingüe, en ingles y español, cada miercoles a 10:30 en la mañana.

Leamos libros en ingles y español. Aprendemos vocabulario con temas de los opuestos, numerous, o colores y mucho más.

!Deseo que nos vemos pronto!

Jump start your career in the New Year!

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Searching for a job is a tough job. Come out to the Library on Thursday, Jan. 9 for a discussion about making the job search a little smoother.

interview tipsTakoma Park Library invites you to an Employment Workshop, where you'll learn great tips for resume writing, interviewing, and preparing yourself for a career you enjoy.

Build confidence in yourself as you find out what makes a good employee and how to impress at an interview. Come discuss professional tips and interview etiquette with others seeking new careers.

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

In spite of the strangely warm weather, let's get together and imagine some snow!

Join us for our latest craft-ernoon on Dec. 28. NOTE: start time has moved back to 2 p.m. 

We will be using coffee filters to make cut-out snowflakes, which we will then paint using watercolors. The result is a beautiful decoration, which can be displayed on a window, fridge, or even as a last-minute Christmas tree ornament!

coffee filter snowflakecoffee filter snowflake

Get community service hours here!

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013

happy teenagersNow announcing a Brand New program for teens! This is your opportunity to:

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Toddler crawling through play tunnelCome celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve with a Holiday Play time at the library! 

Instead of our regular Lap Time and Story Time, 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.

Enjoy some holiday cheer with your neighbors and children over Winter Break and play with stackables, block puzzle, things that spin and twirl, mirrors, balls, make chains... and don't forget, we'll also have some age appropriate books on display for check out! 

How much do you know?

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Image of the United States Capitol Building - which you can tour for freeHave friends or family visiting for the holidays?  New to the area?  Just want to learn more about your city?

Tammy Belden, local tour guide, will provide a brief history of the District along with some entertaining local stories, and some good suggestions for exploring today. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
The District of Columbia was almost no one's “first choice” for the new nation's capital. It had a rocky start, and when the British invaded in 1814, Congress considered abandoning the city and moving elsewhere. The Civil War years provide another tumultuous chapter in our story.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Friends of the Takoma Park Library is sponsoring a special presentation of Pigs at the Pole by Blue Sky Puppet Theater! Be sure to come Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for some holiday fun.

Santa puppet

Santa's in trouble...the elves have the flu...presents need to be made...he calls for help!!!

Who responds?

OH NO!! It's The Three (not so) Little Pigs! Christmas has never been in this much trouble! These pigs have a lot to learn about cooperation and working together.