Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, February 20, 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, February 20, 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, February 20, 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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The Knitting Circle at Takoma Park

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 10:00 am

Join us every Wednesday for an informal knitting circle. All levels are welcome. Please bring your own knitting materials and projects. For more information, contact the Takoma Park branch: (202) 576-7252.  
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Teen Time

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

Teen time is an opportunity for tweens and teens to play board games, video games, practice their karaoke skills and talk about current books within the DCPL JUV and YA collections.
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Baby Lap Time

Thursday, February 22, 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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C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 pm

In celebration of African American History Month 2018, noted historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series entitled, "Undaunted Courage: African Americans & World War I."  Join us for this thought-provoking lecture.   
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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Friday, February 23, 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, March 12, 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.