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Friends of Takoma Park Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m.

Join the Takoma Park Library Friends on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for their Spring Book Sale.  An assortment of books will be available - cookbooks, science fiction, graphic novels, DVDs, audiobooks - and much more.  Most books just $1.00! The Book Sale will be held on the front lawn of the library from 10 am to 4 pm.  Rain Date:  Saturday, May 13.  Proceeds support library programming. All ages.

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day

Children's Books with an Environmental Theme

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 28. In celebration of these two holidays, here is a list of chapter books for kids. These books are not too heavy handed, but are entertaining and thought-provoking. Hopefully, they will get the next generation thinking about our world, and how they can best take care of it.Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Lego Batman

Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.Check out our lineup: June 22 - Lego Batman  June 29 - Cars

Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round

Perfecting East and Southeast Asian Cuisine

Cookbooks To Make You a Master Chef

Authentic East and Southeast Asian cooking can be an exciting, but daunting adventure. Don't let your eagerness to make your first sushi roll or your first batch of kimchi be hampered by the fear of not finding the proper ingredients or kitchen gadgets. Each of these books will tell you how you can get your hands on everything you need!

Tap the magic Tree

Trees, Please!

Picture books about trees

As a child, I spent lots of time reading under trees. But there were things to consider. You had to get the right spot - the roots of the tree had to be large or small enough for you to sit comfortably, you needed shade, the type of tree was important too. But once you found the sweet reading spot, you found a spot you could call home as you read away the afternoon.

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Open Mic Night

Celebration of National Poetry Month

We are having an Open Mic available to ALL POETS, SINGERS, and RAPPERS! You will get 3 minutes to show off your talent! Open Mic: Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.​ April 6, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 20, 2017 For more information, visit the event listing.  

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Meet Meeka!

A Mt Pleasant Library Volunteer

Meeka is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are ten fun facts about Meeka:   Meeka loves going for long walks. Meeka’s favorite foods are carrots and pizza crust.  Meeka has a little sister named Freckles.  Meeka is very good at snuggling. 


Pig Tales

They're round, pink and curly-tailed.  Pigs as main characters have appeared in children's literature for decades - think Piglet, Wilbur, and Babe. Kids today find them just as adorable as their parents did and fortunately, these newer characters are plentiful. Here is a mini selection of "Pig Tales" for young children, so go hog wild and get acquainted with some darling pigs. Board Books (Ages Birth-3)

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Meet Daisy!

A Mt Pleasant Library Volunteer

Daisy is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can.   Here are ten fun facts about Daisy:   Daisy was born on April Fools' Day.

Inside Out and Back Again

Strength in the Face of Adversity

Books to inspire fortitude in readers of all ages

Are you looking for ways to build your bravery? Are you trying to figure out what hardships people have overcome in the past? Take a stand with these books that focus on children and adults staying true to their values despite their challenging and unjust circumstances.   For Younger Children (Pre-K to 3rd Grade)