Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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, June 26, 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 29, 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:
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P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Monday, July 9, 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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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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Baby Lap Time

Thursday, June 28, 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.
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Small Wonders and Stupendous Feats with Diane Macklin

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:30 am

Enjoy marvelous tales of unlikely heroes who defy the impossible. From stories about the original spider man to fantastic friendships, storyteller Diane Macklin will spin adventures using rhythm, movement and classic tales. For children ages 6 and up.

Yoga for Everyone

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 pm

Neighborhood yoga instructor Tracy Buro will lead a relaxing one-hour yoga session for adults. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat. First-time attendees will be asked to sign a participation waiver. This is a free class for everyone.  
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Mad Science: Spectacular Science

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:30 am

Explore the scientific process, see spectacular indoor fireworks and discover the scientific secrets behind magic. For children ages 5 and up.

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