Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:00 am

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have their own adult with them. 

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:45 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.

Spanish Conversation Hour

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join intermediate Spanish speakers every first and third Tuesday of the month for an hour of conversation in Spanish.  Each meeting will focus on a particular topic/area of interest. Únete hispanohablantes intermedios cada primer y tercer martes de cada mes para una hora de conversación en español . Cada sesión se centrará en un tema en particular. 
Bark, George

P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Bring your favorite story to read to a dog!  Children ages 4-12 are invited to read aloud to a P.A.L. dog.  Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.  
Book club

Adult Book Club

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join our Adult Book Club every third Thursday of the month. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month - please call the branch for title information at 202-576-7252.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 1:00 pm

Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning-through-play experience that teaches kids about Native American traditions: make a Sisku (clay) pot, practice safety archery at our Ahtu (deer) station, listen to a Piscataway story by the indoor fire and wrap things up with drumming and dancing! Ages 8 and up.
Mad Science

Mad Science: Up, Up and Away!

Monday, July 24, 2017, 1:00 pm

This interactive program introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft help children understand the power of air. Ages 8 and up.
Reptiles Alive!

Reptiles Alive!

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 1:00 pm

Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Andres

​123 Andrés

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:00 am

123 Andrés takes children and adults on a musical journey through the Americas learning about music, language and culture. The program is bilingual (Spanish and English) and brings the family together with opportunities to move, sing, dance and learn!