Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Countries to Books

Globe-trekking through Lit pt. 4

I am back again! And this time, I have only one book to report; however, it includes an innumerable amount of authors from various countries in the world. The book is titled The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry and it was edited by J.D. McClatchy. It includes famous poets such as:

Family Crafternoon!

Earth Day Craft

Join us on Saturday, April 19th from 2-3 p.m., as we make a special Earth Day craft and learn a little history behind this holiday!We will make "Helping Hands" by tracing our hands on construction paper, and pasting simple pledges to live a more environmentally conservative life. We will cut out our hand prints and they will help remind us to be less wasteful!

Job Seekers

Jobs for Seniors

Are you 55 or older and looking for work?Would you be interested in working in a day care center, hospital, senior center or hospital?The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a great opportunity for seniors looking to ease back into the workforce.

Join the Book to Film Club!

Compare and contrast books with their big-screen counterparts

Are you a film critic?Is the book always better than the movie?Do you like to read the book before you see the movie, or see the movie before you read the book?

Celebrate Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Family Craft-ernoon!

Cereal box puzzles!

Hi, there!Join us this Saturday as we use cereal boxes to create large-sized puzzles. I will provide the cereal boxes.You can use the image already provided by the cereal box (the front cover design), or create your own design using paint to decorate. We will then mark out how we will cut up our puzzles into pieces!

Bilingual Story Time

Heads Up! ASL story time

Due to our Library Associate, Ms. Ortiz, going on extended leave between April 23 and May 14, we will be having children's librarians from other DC Public Libraries cover our bilingual English-Spanish story time.This story time takes place on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Since these story times will be held by other librarians, they will not be bilingual. 

Job Seekers

Jubilee Jobs and You

Come to this informational session on Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m. and learn how Jubilee Jobs can help you move beyond poverty toward sustained self-sufficiency.You’ll hear from Jubilee Jobs success story, George Burdine, how Jubilee Jobs places applicants in jobs and supports them after they’re hired so that they stay working.

Countries to Books

Globetrekking through Lit: Part 3!

I haven't made much progress since my last update.However, I did begin reading the short novel by Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea.

The Best of Freegal Music

'G I R L' by Pharell Williams

It's Baaaack...The Best of Freegal Music!