Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Word Traveling with the OED

DC Public Library digital resources

The Oxford English Dictionary, available to you online with your DC Public Library card, is much more than a dictionary. Taking a brief tour will convince you that its claim to be “the definitive record of the English Language” is well-founded.But what do they mean by ‘definitive record’?  Let us take an example: shirt (n.).

Writer's Resource Hour

Are you working on a school paper and stumped about what to do next? Do you need help citing sources? Perhaps your short story needs an ending, or you'd like to edit your poem but don't know where to start.Starting Oct.

Celebrate the End of Summer

Sand without the mess!

Let's say farewell to the end of summer with a beach inspired activity! 

Addressing 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 for a free one-on-one session with an attorney specializing in overcoming legal barriers to employment.

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?”    

Summer Reading Winner!

Fizz, Boom, Read

Congratulations to the lucky winner of our Fizz, Boom, Read (ages 6-12) Summer Reading raffle, Ben Allen! Ben won a Kindle Fire for completing eight hours of reading. We asked him a few questions to get to know him a little better.What is your favorite book?

Job Seekers

Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service

If you are a veteran looking for work, come to a free presentation by the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

Calling all Readers

The Children's/Parent Book Club wants to know your FAVORITE book of the summer?

The Children's/Parent Book Club will have its first meeting on Thursday, September 4, at 7 p.m.  Participants are asked to bring their favorite book of the summer.  We will briefly discuss the books, and decide our schedule for the year. Best for youth in 2nd - 4th grade and their parents/guardians.

Climate Change

Science and Implications

Saturday, August 30 at 2 p.m.

Family Craft-ernoon!

Do you know what a Thaumatrope is?

A thaumatrope is a 19th century toy which uses the power of the eye to turn two images into one!A disc or card with two separate images on the front and back is twirled rapidly to create the illusion of one image.In the above example, an image of a horse on one side, and an image of a rider on the other side, are spun so fast on a string that the eye thinks they are one solid image.