Takoma Park
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Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Universal Class

This posting marks a new monthly series featuring one of the many wonderful databases that we subscribe to at DC Public Library.  Many customers don't realize all the online information they can access - for free, from home, 24/7 - with just their library card!   

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

basket with colored eggsIt’s time for Takoma Park Neighborhood Library's annual spring fling! 

Come join us for an egg hunt, crafts, and stories on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. 

For children ages 2-12 and their families.

Story Time

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

lego farm picturePlease join children's librarian and early childhood educator Miss Christina for a fun, special, story time on March 27 at 10:45 a.m.  For this special Lego program, "Read! Build! Play!," we will listen to animal-themed stories, sing songs, and have time to build using legos.

We will spark children's creativity and imagination, develop fine motor skills, and socialize with other children.  Integrated singing, stories and playing also increases your child's physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

This program is best for children ages 2 to 6 accompanied by their parent or caregiver.  All play materials will be provided by the library.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Mary Kay Zuravleff, 'The Bowl is Already Broken'

Published on Monday, March 4, 2013

Book cover image of The Bowl is Already BrokenWe're excited to announce that local author Mary Kay Zuravleff will join us at the Takoma Park DC Library on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.  Her novel The Bowl is Already Broken follows Promise Whittaker, interim director at the Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C.  The author herself worked at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries for many years.

Published on Monday, February 25, 2013

computerThe computer has become an essential part of the job application process and is a useful tool on the job, as well. Many employers are seeking computer literate candidates to hire in today's job market. In fact, many jobs can be done completely online! Do you know the ins and outs of operating this technology? Do you have all the skills needed to be considered computer literate?

Review of 'Batman: The Long Halloween'

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

Cover of Batman: The Long HalloweenYou may be a comic book aficionado, or, like me, you may not know the difference between Marvel and DC Comics, and which superhero belongs to which empire. But I think we can agree that comic books and super heroes are all around us. They're on our clothes and cereal boxes, and they star in our favorite movies and also in our library books.

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dawit Tibebu is a freshman at Banneker High School, and he’s been reading some young adult books during his time volunteering at the Takoma Park DC Library.  His first book review is about The Demon King, Book One in the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima.  Here’s what he has to say:

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Our tree is filling up with socks and mittens!In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Takoma Park DC Library is collecting mittens and socks for those in need during the month of January.  We have gotten a great response from our community members, so we decided to extend the drive through Jan. 31 to allow all interested persons to participate.
 
All donated items will be given to SOME (So Others Might Eat) in Northwest D.C. to be distributed to those in need.  Clean socks and mittens for all ages will be welcome small gifts during these cold winter months. 

Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cover image of Amber HouseOver the holiday break, I had the opportunity to get some reading done. Amber House, a new young adult fiction book written by a mother-daughter team, seemed like it would be just the thing to read while I was snowed in at my parents' house. It did not disappoint. 

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