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Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This Saturday, Nov. 30, we will be making snowflake ornaments to hang on doors, trees, or even wreaths. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun!

Please join us from 1-2 p.m. 

Materials include pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and, of course, glitter!
popsicle snowflake

Events for All Ages

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Every DC Public Library branch is planning a special Sunday event to get the word out about our new Sunday hours. Sunday, Dec. 8 will be the Takoma Park branch celebration. We have something for everyone!

Check out our event lineup:
1-5 p.m. Digital Bar. Browse the latest collection of ereader devices and how you can get digital library content.

1-2 p.m. American Sign Language Story Time with craft activity. There will also be PAL (People Animals Love) therapy dogs available to interact with children. 

2-3 p.m. Performance by Grammy nominated Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon. Instruments include the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion.)

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Amaya and Kyle as penguinsFor November, the Parent-Child Book Club read Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater.  It was very well liked by the children.

While discussing the book, and how Mr. Popper believed that travel broadened the mind, two readers informed me that they had traveled outside of the country.  One reader thought it would be fun to have a couple penguins, another wasn't so sure. Everyone enjoyed the Reader's Theater.

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013

Check out our turkeys! These are some of the turkeys made during this week's Family Craft-ernoon project.

turkey turkey

Join us next time at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30!

You could win tickets to see P!nk in concert!

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cover art for P!nk's album FunhouseGrammy award winner Alecia Beth Moore (better known as P!nk) is just a library card and a click away! P!nk is coming to Washington, D.C. with her The Truth About Love tour, and you're invited. Yes, you! Library customers can log into the DC Public Library’s music site Freegal at and enter to win free tickets to a P!nk or Beyonce concert between Nov. 1 and Dec. 7, 2013.  

Turkey Hands

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
turkey hand

Now that we are getting Halloween out of the way, what's up next?

Thanksgiving, of course!

Come create this classic Thanksgiving craft with us on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. We will be using the silhouette of our hands to create cute turkey decorations from construction paper.

Ages 10 and younger.


Published on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

kids euro festival logoWant to see some fantastic UK short films for children and families?

Come to the Takoma Park Library on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.

The British Council Film is partnering with FILMCLUB to showcase some UK short film gems from the last five years, including animation, live action and documentary.

The film screenings will be followed by an interactive workshop with Jerome Monohan.

Family Craft-ernoon

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
pumpkin mask
This Saturday we made masks out of construction paper and various craft supplies. 

This is part of our on-going family program, Family Craft-ernoons, every other Saturday 1-2 p.m. Our next craft-ernoon will be Nov. 2!

Stay tuned to see what we will be making. In the meantime, check out what we did last week!

pumpkin mask2

Story Times and Party

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Humbug Witch by Lorna BalianCome get in the mood and celebrate the week of Halloween at the Takoma Park Library!

We will kick off the week with a Monster PJ Story Time on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, we will have a Witch Story Time at 10:45 a.m. We will end the week with a Halloween Party on Thursday at 6 p.m. with a costume contest, fortune telling and ghost story time for ages 10 and younger. 

Pumpkin Masks

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. as we make masks that look like pumpkins -- or jack-o-lanterns -- you decide!

Using construction paper, crayons and other materials, we will create fun masks for the changing season, or for Halloween. Participants will, with the help of their parents, cut out their patterns and decorate the masks however they see fit. This activity is designed to be open-ended to give the most creative license to our crafters.

For ages 10 and younger.
pumpkin mask