Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Owl art for Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, April 28, 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. 

Baby and Toddler Lap Time

Tuesday, May 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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.
Owl Art Baby Lap Time

Baby Lap Time

Thursday, May 3, 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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NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate - Proctored Session

Friday, May 4, 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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Reduce Food Waste, Feed More People: Workshop on Food Recovery

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

Joshua Singer from the DC Food Recovery Working Group and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation will make a presentation on food recovery policies, organizations and resources in the D.C. area. Food recovery involves strategies that reduce food waste, such as proper food storage, donating food, composting and gleaning.
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Book to Film Club Selection: "A Beautiful Mind"

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Which is better, the book or the movie? Read the book, come and watch the movie, then join in the discussion. Stop by the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library to pick up a copy of the book.
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P.A.L. (People Animals Love) Dog Visit

Monday, May 14, 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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"Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang"

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 pm

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. In May, we will discuss Red Scarf: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang:

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