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.
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.
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.
Cause an Effect
Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
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.
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.
Author Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Alicia Montgomery, editorial director, WAMU. Join DC Public Library for a night of insight and discussion with this prolific author and modern female voice.
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Marian McLaughlin is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folk music. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate classical guitar work, and rhapsodic delivery, she creates songs of exquisite detail that are delicate, yet full of depth.
FREE :: ALL AGES!
Fringe curates free live music events twice a month in the DC Public Libraries sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.
It’s Takoma Reads, the podcast where the once and current staff of the Takoma Park Library get together and chat about books.
For this episode, we read We the Animals by Justin Torres.
SPOILER ALERT: We talk about the whole book, so if you would prefer to read the story without knowing how it ends, you may want to listen to this after you read it.
Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. Join us as we kick-off Summer Reading 2016 at Takoma Park (DC) Library with a musical performance featuring guest artist, Sean Gaskell, playing traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp used in West Africa. All Ages.
Check out our webpage for exciting programs all summer long, http://dclibrary.org/takoma.
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to help you become more aware of how your environment influences what and how much you eat. This workshop is not about what to eat - it's about how to eat. Workshop presented by Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food nutritionist.For more information, call the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 202-576-7764.
Please join us for a book talk and signing with Tracy Chiles McGhee. McGhee willdiscuss her latest novel, Melting the Blues, set in 1957 Arkansas. The story follows an aspiring musician caught between a yearning to leave his small town and deep connections to the community, an ambivalence that leads him to truly understand the blues. This program is presented as part of th
Join us as local author Tony Hynes discusses his first book, The Son with Two Moms, a memoir of growing up in a remarkable family. Hynes was raised by same-sex moms of a different race than his own. Today, that is not such a big thing, but 20 years ago, it was a very different story.
Read-Aloud Story Time. Saturdays at 10 a.m. For ages 2-5 with caregivers. Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace. We hope to see you there! Program presented in partnership with the Junior League of Washington. For more information, call the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 202-576-7252.