Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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

Summer Reading

Have you signed up yet?

School's Out!  Now is the time to stop by the library and sign up for Summer Reading! This is the first year that Summer Reading is for all ages:

Hip-Hop Don't Stop

We'd like to share with you a rap by third-grader Veronica B., who comes to the Takoma Park Library.She wrote this rap at a recent hip hop workshop with Lewis Ford and impressed everybody with her skills!

Takoma Park's Edible Book Contest

And The Winners Are...

Reading is So Delicious!

Edible Book Contest

The Takoma Park DC Library is hosting our second annual Edible Books Contest this Saturday, June 15 for the Read In. Come join us at 1 p.m. and bring a creation based on your favorite book! For example, you can recreate a book cover with cake and frosting, make a dish featured in a book, or do a play on words (think Green Eggs and Ham.)  We will be inviting everyone in the library to sample the entries and judge them on creativity, appearance, and taste. Gift cards will be awarded to the winners.  C

Parent-Child Book Club

The Takoma Park Parent-Child Book Club is meeting Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss The View From Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg.