Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Woman Eating

Nutrition Workshop for Adults

10 healthy tips to a healthier you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Learn ten tips to improve your diet, overall health and boost energy levels.  This workshop will help you identify simple and gradual changes you can make that add up to major improvements to your diet.  Presented by Roxana Ehsani, Nutritionist for Giant Food.  For more information, call the Takoma Park (D.C.) Library, 202-576-7764.  

The Lincoln Lawyer

Book to Film Club

The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles   criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller. 

The Thin Man

Book to Film

The Thin Man

Hollywood found Dashiell Hammett’s wisecracking, martini-sipping husband and wife detective team irresistible and you will too. Join them as they get to the bottom of a murder mystery that they are conscripted into solving against their will (crimefighting gets in the way of happy hours). 

One Plus One

Adult Book Club

One Plus One

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell-until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages. maybe ever.

Black Orpheus

Book-to-Film Club

'Black Orpheus'

Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and after seeking her in the nether regions, kills himself to be with her. It’s the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time. Winner of the 1959 Academy Award for best foreign language film.  Pick up a copy of Ovid’s Metamorphoses at the library – we will be reading the 10 or so pages dedicated to the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. As always, there will be popcorn.

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Celebrating Legends of Latin Jazz

Featured Artist: The Joe Falero Latin Quartet

Takoma Park Library - Sunday, Sept. 20, 2:30 pm.  The Joe Falero Latin Quartet will perform live music such as:  Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Cumbia and Bolero. Bandleader Joe Falero is a veteran percussionist with the ability to blend different styles of Latin music. Come and learn the history of these rhythms and enjoy an afternoon of jazz!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Takoma Park Library. For more information, call: 202-576-7764.

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Takoma Reads

'Monsieur Pain'

We, the staff of the Takoma Park Library, decided to read a book together and then podcast about it. For this episode, we read Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolaño.

Lila

Adult Book Club

"Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

Join our Adult Book Club. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month.

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Takoma Reads

The Wife of Martin Guerre

We, the staff of the Takoma Park Library, decided to read a book together and then podcast about it. For this episode, we read The Wife of Martin Guerre by Janet Lewis.

The Killers

Book-to-Film

'The Killers'

Our next story/film will be Ernest Hemingway's The Killers. This story can be found in many short story anthologies. It is emblematic of Hemingway's spare style and emphasis on dialogue. Ask the librarian for a copy of the story -- it'll take you five minutes to read, but perhaps longer to figure out.

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