Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Read Aloud Time

Join us for NEW Read Aloud Time on Saturdays at the Takoma Park Library!We will have a rotating team of readers every Saturday at 11 a.m. with stories, action rhymes and songs for ages 2 - 5 and caregivers. This is a great alternative for those who can't make it to our weekday story times, or for those who can never have too many stories! We see a lot of families stopping in on weekends to pick out books, so we hope you can stay and enjoy this new program for little ones and families. 

Bilingual Story Time

Spanish and English Stories

Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for a story time in both English and Spanish!We read books in English with Spanish words, or books entirely in Spanish. Vocabulary is built through various themes, for example, opposites, numbers, or colors. Fun stories are mixed with participatory activities and occasionally, crafts!We look forward to seeing you!__________________________ 

Job Seekers Employment Workshop

Jump start your career in the New Year!

Searching for a job is a tough job. Come out to the Library on Thursday, Jan. 9 for a discussion about making the job search a little smoother.Takoma Park Library invites you to an Employment Workshop, where you'll learn great tips for resume writing, interviewing, and preparing yourself for a career you enjoy.

Watercolor Snowflakes!

In spite of the strangely warm weather, let's get together and imagine some snow!Join us for our latest craft-ernoon on Dec. 28. NOTE: start time has moved back to 2 p.m. We will be using coffee filters to make cut-out snowflakes, which we will then paint using watercolors. The result is a beautiful decoration, which can be displayed on a window, fridge, or even as a last-minute Christmas tree ornament!

Teen Advisory Group

Get community service hours here!

Now announcing a Brand New program for teens! This is your opportunity to:

Holiday Play Time

Come celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve with a Holiday Play time at the library! Instead of our regular Lap Time and Story Time, we will have free play with a mirror tent, tunnel and lots of toys for babies and preschoolers from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Tour D.C. History

How much do you know?

Have friends or family visiting for the holidays?  New to the area?  Just want to learn more about your city?Tammy Belden, local tour guide, will provide a brief history of the District along with some entertaining local stories, and some good suggestions for exploring today. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. 

Pigs at the Pole

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

The Friends of the Takoma Park Library is sponsoring a special presentation of Pigs at the Pole by Blue Sky Puppet Theater! Be sure to come Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for some holiday fun.Santa's in trouble...the elves have the flu...presents need to be made...he calls for help!!!Who responds?

Family Craft-ernoon


This Saturday, Nov. 30, we will be making snowflake ornaments to hang on doors, trees, or even wreaths. The possibilities are endless, and so is the fun!Please join us from 1-2 p.m. Materials include pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and, of course, glitter!

Sunday Celebration!

Events for All Ages

Every DC Public Library branch is planning a special Sunday event to get the word out about our new Sunday hours. Sunday, Dec. 8 will be the Takoma Park branch celebration. We have something for everyone!Check out our event lineup:1-5 p.m. Digital Bar. Browse the latest collection of ereader devices and how you can get digital library content.1-2 p.m. American Sign Language Story Time with craft activity. There will also be PAL (People Animals Love) therapy dogs available to interact with children.