Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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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

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Climate Change

Downloadable Presentation

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

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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.

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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. 

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Continuing Education Club

Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Do you enjoy learning in a relaxed group environment?  Have you always wanted to learn about investing but didn’t quite have the motivation to pursue it? 

"The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" by Dinaw Mengestu

'The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears' Presentation and Discussion

DC Reads 2014

To celebrate and explore this year's DC Reads selection, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu, The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a presentation and discussion on the Washington, D.C.-set

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Book or Treat!

Celebrate Halloween at Takoma Park Library

Join us for our annual Halloween celebration 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. We will begin with a ghoulish storytime at 7 p.m. for the younger crowd (birth-5 years old), followed by a costume contest. The costume judging will begin at 7:30 and the prizes will be awarded at 7:50 p.m. A craft activity for older children will be provided, as well as refreshments, and of course: BOOKS AND TREATS! Children will receive a free book of their choice from the Reading is Fundamental program, and something yummy to snack on.