Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

Author Talk and Book Signing Tonight

November is National Novel Writing Month, so there is no better time to join us at the Takoma Park branch on Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm to hear local author Kathryn Johnson discuss her latest work, The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare' s 'The Tempest' and the ins and outs of writing historical fiction.

Calling All Witches, Wizards and Muggles!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One, is coming out in theatres on Nov. 19! Are you as excited as I am? To get geared up for the finale, join us for a celebration at Takoma Park Library at 3:30 on Friday, Nov. 19.  Participants will be sorted into the four Hogwarts Houses by our sorting hat and then compete in a scavenger hunt to win prizes. After that hard work, cool off with a glass of delicious butterbeer (don't worry, it's non-alcoholic) and make your own HP poster! 

"The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparency"

David Shaman, author of The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparency, will discuss his book and experiences from his 12 years of working at the World Bank. Mr. Shaman provided a brief overview of the book, stating:

Haunted Halloween Party

The weather may be scarily warm, but it is fall, and Halloween is sneaking up on us!  Join us at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for a spookily fun event for the whole family!

"Danny, the Champion of the World" by Roald Dahl

Kasia Malloy-Mortellaro, one of our five-year-old "regulars" at the library, enjoyed reading Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl so much that she wrote a synopsis and book review for her neighborhood library's web page! Following is Kasia's impression of the story as told to her mother:

DC Loves to Read

If you want to celebrate books and reading, Saturday, Oct. 2 is the day for you to come to any DC Library!  Check out the events that will be held at the Takoma Park branch below: For Children and FamiliesDrop in Saturday to read stories at the cozy reading tent we've made by the fireplace. For TeensSome book covers just suck - but that doesn't mean the stories aren't good!  Save them by designing cool new covers and putting them on display. For Adults

Celebremos la Herencia Hispana

September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  To celebrate, the Takoma Park DC Library will be holding a fiesta on Saturday, September 25, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Check out our schedule of events:

Getting Started on Your Mystery Novel

Have you thought about writing a mystery novel and don't know how to start? Looking for inspiration or curious about the process? Experiencing writer's block?Join local mystery author Susan Froetschel for a fun and informal workshop.The program is suitable for teens and adults of all ages.

End of Summer Reading Celebration

It's that time of year again already, kids.  If you signed up for our summer reading program, Make A Splash or Make Waves, you and your family are invited to attend our end of summer celebration on Saturday, August 7, from 1 - 3 pm. We'll have a water balloon toss and other activites, plus our duck pond will be back due to popular demand. You can also get free books and prizes, refreshments and more!  Join us for some splash-worthy end of summer fun! 

Book Review: "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"

Will Grayson, Will GraysonBy John Green and David Levithan