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A Quiet Place book cover

Mysteries from the Land of the Rising Sun

Japanese Crime Novels

As a lover of mysteries, I’m always looking for a new novel full of twists and thrills. This often leads me to reading examples of the genre from all over the world. I read everything from cozy British mysteries with quirky leading characters (Miss Marple!) to gritty psychological thrillers from Scandinavian authors like Jo Nesbo. One of my new favorite places to travel to in a good mystery is Japan. Here is a selection of suspenseful reads from best selling Japanese authors.

Maybe in Another Life book cover

“What If?”

Novels About Choice, Chance, and Parallel Lives

We often ask ourselves what the outcome of our lives would be if fate dealt us another hand or we made a different choice when faced with divergent paths. The novels below allow the readers to explore that eternal question “what if?” What if one small decision changes a person’s life in drastic ways? What if an individual could make a different choice?  

Nadia

Lego Club Creations

December 5, 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Here are some of the most recent creations.

Israel front view

Lego Club Creations

August 9 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Hylas

Build a Better World Lego Club: Creations from August 2, 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading theme. Throughout the summer, we will be sharing pictures of the creations built by our participants.  Here are some of the most recent creations!

Mahari

Build a Better World Lego Club: Creations from July 26 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading theme. Throughout the summer, we will be sharing pictures of the creations built by our participants.  Here are some of the most recent creations!

Bram K.'s Lego creation 6/14/17

Build a Better World Lego Club

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading theme. Throughout the summer, we will be sharing pictures of the creations built by our participants.  Here are some of the most recent creations!

An anonymous creation

Build a Better World Lego Club

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading theme. Throughout the summer, we will be sharing pictures of the creations built by our participants.  Here are some of the most recent creations!

Sewing Picture

D.I.Y. Teen Sewing Workshop

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM.  DISCOVER THE ART OF FASHION SEWING!  Join us for a D.I.Y. pencil skirt and neck tie sewing workshop, led by Jamila Madyun, Savannah College of Art & Design graduate. This program is for teens, 11 to 17 years old.  Reservations are required due to limited seating capacity.  Free Program.  To reserve a space for the program, please contact the Takoma Park Library, 202-576-7252.  

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