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Published on Thursday, August 15, 2013
Global Issues in Context

We may not want to admit it, but school is just about to start. That means getting into the routine of doing homework assignments again!

One database I always recommend to teens who are doing reports is Gale Global Issues in Context. This is a great resource for students because it lists sources by type in their search results. 

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

TransAtlantic coverColum McCann's latest novel, TransAtlantic, is the story of journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, from North America to Ireland, spanning 150 years. Much like in Let the Great World Spin, McCann uses a common thread--in this case, transatlantic voyages and a family of women-- to tie many unique stories together. 

Child-Parent Book Club

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One and Only IvanThe Child-Parent Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Newbery Award-winning book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Join us for a book discussion, reader's theater and other activities for children in grades 2-6 and their parents concerning the newest Newbery winner.

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

Blue Sky puppeteer and 3 pig puppetsOne of our most popular performers is back on Tuesday, July, 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater will be performing a special show, "The Time Capsule," designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Program. 

Remember to bring along your summer reading logs and report your activities completed or your time spent reading to pick up your prizes.

Recommended for ages 3-12.

Published on Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer reading logo: "Dig into Reading"The weather has finally gotten hot, hot, hot, and it's time for a summer vacation! So grab your beach read or your audio book for the car trip and rack up those reading hours for the whole family, because we’ve only got one month left of summer reading. Don't worry if you haven’t signed up yet; there’s still time to finish the program.  Adults and children up through age 12 can sign up at their library branch.  Teens can sign up online at www.dclibrary.org/summerreading and choose their home library branch.

Slim Harrison

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slim Harrison Come celebrate summer and enjoy some American folk music, Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Slim Harrison and his handmade jug band is bound to get children up and moving. For ages 5-12.

Be sure to bring along your summer reading passports to pick up prizes for hours read and activities completed.  

Explore E-Readers

Published on Monday, July 15, 2013


Join us on Tuesday, July 16, for a workshop about the latest E-Reader technology and how to connect with what the library has to offer!

We will have a Kindle, Nook, and an iPad available for participants to try out. 

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

Some of our most popular items are test preparation materials.  A lot of people may not know that the DC Public Library subscribes to a wonderful database called Learning Express Library that offers many online study guides and practice tests for free with your library card.

Taking a testHere you’ll find practice tests for:

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013

Japan America LogoOn July 2 at 1:30 p.m. Japan-in-a-Suitcase will bring a little bit of Japan to Takoma Park Library. This interactive program promotes understanding of Japan and Japanese culture to children through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations.  Children will learn about Japanese culture, see and touch clothing and other items from Japan (such as schoolbags & indoor shoes), learn how to count in Japanese, how to greet others in Japanese and more.  Following the presentation, children will have an opportunity to play traditional Japanese games and try other hands-on activities.
For ages 8 and up.

New Time and Schedule

Published on Sunday, June 30, 2013

computer classComputer Basics at Takoma Park Library will now be held at 10 a.m. every Monday, starting July 1. These drop-in classes are open to anyone who is new to computers or who wants to brush up on their skills. 

Our new schedule:
First Monday of every month: Microsoft Word basics
Second Monday of every month: Email and Internet basics
Third Monday of every month: Excel and Powerpoint
Fourth Monday of every month: Resumes, cover letters and Internet job searching