Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Spotlight on Databases: Global Issues in Context

We may not want to admit it, but school is just about to start. That means getting into the routine of doing homework assignments again!

Groundbreaking Reads: 'TransAtlantic'

Colum McCann's latest novel, TransAtlantic, is the story of journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, from North America to Ireland, spanning 150 years.

'The One and Only Ivan'

Child-Parent Book Club

The Child-Parent Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Newbery Award-winning book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

One of our most popular performers is back on Tuesday, July, 30 at 1:30 p.m.Blue Sky Puppet Theater will be performing a special show, "The Time Capsule," designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Program. Remember to bring along your summer reading logs and report your activities completed or your time spent reading to pick up your prizes.

Time to Finish Summer Reading!

The weather has finally gotten hot, hot, hot, and it's time for a summer vacation! So grab your beach read or your audio book for the car trip and rack up those reading hours for the whole family, because we’ve only got one month left of summer reading.

Music in the Library

Slim Harrison

Come celebrate summer and enjoy some American folk music, Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Slim Harrison and his handmade jug band is bound to get children up and moving. For ages 5-12.Be sure to bring along your summer reading passports to pick up prizes for hours read and activities completed.  

Dig Into Technology

Explore E-Readers

Join us on Tuesday, July 16, for a workshop about the latest E-Reader technology and how to connect with what the library has to offer!We will have a Kindle, Nook, and an iPad available for participants to try out. 

Spotlight on Databases: Learning Express Library

Some of our most popular items are test preparation materials.  A lot of people may not know that the DC Public Library subscribes to a wonderful database called Learning Express Library that offers many online study guides and practice tests for free with your library card.


On July 2 at 1:30 p.m. Japan-in-a-Suitcase will bring a little bit of Japan to Takoma Park Library.

New and Improved Computer Basics Classes

New Time and Schedule

Computer Basics at Takoma Park Library will now be held at 10 a.m. every Monday, starting July 1. These drop-in classes are open to anyone who is new to computers or who wants to brush up on their skills. Our new schedule:First Monday of every month: Microsoft Word basicsSecond Monday of every month: Email and Internet basics