Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Independence Day in D.C.-100 Years Ago

A Look at the Washington Evening Star-July 4th, 1914

     A quick look at the Saturday, July 4, 1914 issue of the Washington Evening Star reveals Washington, D.C.

Book to Film Club

“I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.”― James M. Cain, Double Indemnity Come join the Takoma Park Book to Film club for some classic noir fiction and film.  Please inquire with the librarian at the information desk for a copy of the book.

Hurricane Tower Design Challenge

Family Craft-ernoon!

Come over on Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m. to learn about Summer Reading and to celebrate our theme: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, with a fun design challenge!Breaking off into groups, each team will have 40 minutes to assemble a "tower" from pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and various other objects. The objective is to make your tower tall, but strong to support an object through a hurricane!**By hurricane, I mean a strong fan and a spray bottle of water.

Tape Digitization Workshop

Audio files take up a lot less space than cassette tapes, so come to the library and learn how to digitize your old tapes using an old boombox, an adapter cable and a laptop.

How to Graft Plant Material

Thursday, June 267 p.m.Grafting is the practice of transplanting plant tissues from one plant into another so that they can fuse together.

Splash Sidewalk Chalk!

Family Craft-ernoon!

I am super excited to announce our next craft-ernoon Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. We will be making sidewalk SPLASH paintings!Using a not-so-secret recipe from Growing A Jeweled Rose, we will fill sandwich bags with a colorful sidewalk chalk mixture to create abstract, explosive paintings!

So You Want to be a Romance Writer

Saturday, June 14 2 to 4 p.m.

Selling Takoma Park

From the Takoma History File

(Image courtesy of the Historic Takoma, Inc. Archives.)

Kick-off Summer Reading with Amelia Bedelia

Takoma Park Neighborhood Library will have a special guest to help our young library users get excited about Summer Reading! 


Drop-in Clinic

Do you want to make your cover letter sound persuasive?  Do you think there may be jobs for you out there that you aren’t finding?  Does your resume leap off the page and shout “Hire me!”