Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 2:00 pm

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. This 20-to-30-minute story time introduces books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking.This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program.

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:30 am

A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-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, May 29, 2018, 11:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 2-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-to-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
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Tech Tuesday at Takoma Park

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 2:00 pm

Are you baffled by the basics of personal computing? Do you need help with your smartphone or e-reader? Schedule an appointment for Takoma Park's Technology Clinic for one-on-one assistance, every Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. Call (202-576-7252) or send an email to reserve a place.  *For targeted or in depth classes, please visit the library's Computer Classes page.
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Friday, June 1, 2018, 10:00 am

Earn your NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment (NDLA) Certificate during scheduled proctored sessions. The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basics digital literacy skills. A photo ID will be required to logon and a passing score of 85 percent on each assessment will be required to receive the NDLA Certificate during this one-hour proctored session. Assessments are available in the follow basic digital literacy skills:
Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:30 am

Story time fun for entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child's lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. 
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The "Big Girls Don't Cry" Walking Tour

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:00 pm

Join us on a walking tour based around Connie Briscoe’s Big Girls Don’t Cry. The novel is a coming-of-age story told through the voice of Naomi Jefferson, a young African-American girl growing up in Washington, D.C., during the turbulent '60s. The aftermath of the 1968 riots and a personal tragedy force Naomi into a racial awakening.
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P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Monday, June 11, 2018, 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.  
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Explore Cooperative Board Games

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2:00 pm

Cooperate or Die! Learn how to play popular board games that require you to work as a team. You will have to communicate and cooperate with each other in order to save the world, escape danger and find hidden treasure. For ages 13-19.  
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DIY Home Improvement Workshops: How to Work With Drywall

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Looking to make improvements to your home this summer? DCPL is teaming up with Annie's Ace Hardware to provide Do-It-Yourself Workshops. You'll gain the confidence to take on your own home projects and save tons of money in the process.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to safely drill and patch walls into drywall material. First, a staff member from Annie's Ace Hardware will provide a demonstration. Then patrons will have the opportunity to practice working with drywall themselves. 

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