Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

"If on a winter's night a traveler" by Italo Calvino

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

December's Book

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for!

"wreath light" by Nicole Vaughan/Flickr

Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop

Holiday Wreaths

Wreaths have been used as a decorative sign of the holidays for hundreds of years. Holiday wreaths can adorn any part of your home, inside or out, and it's common to find a number of wreaths on doors, over the mantle, or hung in windows. To get in the holiday spirit and flex your creativity, come spend an afternoon at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library Sunday Adult Arts and Craft workshop Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. We will be making holiday wreaths.

Open for Business

Job Seekers

How to start a small business

Are you interested in starting a small business, but not sure where to start?   Maybe you have already started but are unsure of how to proceed with your market research or feasibility analysis? Come in and learn the ropes from Lucretia Buster, Associate Director of the D.C. Small Business Development Center.   Image credit: “Open.” Chuck Coker’s photostream.  Image available from https://www.flickr.com.  Accessed 9/6/14.  License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/legalcode

Melting ice

Climate Change

Downloadable Presentation

China and the U.S. have signed a treaty to reduce carbon emissions.

Heart is a Lonely Hunter book

Book to Film Club

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

“The whole world was this symphony, and there was not enough of her to listen.” Come join the Takoma Park Book to Film club for some classic fiction and film.  This month’s selection is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.

Little Free Library on Piney Branch Road in Takoma

Little Free Libraries in Takoma

A Conversation with Ken Samson

There is no shortage of ways to find a good book to read in the Takoma Park neighborhood. You can visit your local branch of the DC Public Library, where there are books for check out and donated books for purchase, and you can also pop by one of the many Little Free Libraries that have sprung up in the area.

Find a Job button

Job Seekers

Overcoming legal barriers to employment

Are you eager to find employment but unsure of how to deal with legal obstacles that lay in your path? Come in to the Takoma Park Library on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. for a presentation from an attorney specializing in overcoming legal barriers to employment. Image credit: “Employment services”.  Image accessed at www.doleta.gov on 10/14/14.


Family Craft-ernoon!

Making scarecrows!

Come and make your own scarecrow, Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Using handmade templates, we will color our scarecrows and dress them up. Each child will get to go home with his or her own fall creation. Join us this afternoon as we celebrate fall with fun! All ages welcome.  For more information call us at 202-576-7252.

Fall Centerpieces

November's Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop

Fall Centerpieces

Candle centerpieces are the essence of fall decorating. They bring unique textures, interesting shapes, seasonal aromas and bright fall leaf colors into your home in autumn. A candle centerpiece is an excellent modern interior decorating item for adding warmth to any room.