Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library

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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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Friends of Takoma Park Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m.

Join the Takoma Park Library Friends on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for their Spring Book Sale.  An assortment of books will be available - cookbooks, science fiction, graphic novels, DVDs, audiobooks - and much more.  Most books just $1.00! The Book Sale will be held on the front lawn of the library from 10 am to 4 pm.  Rain Date:  Saturday, May 13.  Proceeds support library programming. All ages.

Marian McLaughlin

Fringe Music in the Library

Marian McLaughlin, Progressive Folk String Artist

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.  Marian McLaughlin is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist pushing the boundaries of folk music. Weaving together imaginative lyrics, intricate classical guitar work, and rhapsodic delivery, she creates songs of exquisite detail that are delicate, yet full of depth. FREE :: ALL AGES! Fringe curates free live music events twice a month in the DC Public Libraries sponsored by the DC Public Library Foundation.    

Takoma Reads

'We the Animals' by Justin Torres

It’s Takoma Reads, the podcast where the once and current staff of the Takoma Park Library get together and chat about books. For this episode, we read We the Animals by Justin Torres. SPOILER ALERT: We talk about the whole book, so if you would prefer to read the story without knowing how it ends, you may want to listen to this after you read it.

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Summer Reading Kick-Off at Takoma Park Library

Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Join us as we kick-off Summer Reading 2016 at Takoma Park (DC) Library with a musical performance featuring guest artist, Sean Gaskell, playing traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp used in West Africa.  All Ages.  Check out our webpage for exciting programs all summer long, http://dclibrary.org/takoma.


Book to Film Club


Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes.

Roxana Ehsani, Nutritionist

Mindful Eating

Nutrition Workshop for Adults

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.  Learn tips and tricks to help you become more aware of how your environment influences what and how much you eat.  This workshop is not about what to eat - it's about how to eat.  Workshop presented by Roxana Ehsani, Giant Food nutritionist.  For more information, call the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 202-576-7764.

Dolen Perkins Valdez

Meet Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez


 Join us for a book talk and signing with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench.  Perkins-Valdez will discuss her latest novel, Balm.  The stor

Tracy Chiles McGhee

Meet Author Tracy Chiles McGhee

Melting the Blues

Please join us for a book talk and signing with Tracy Chiles McGhee.  McGhee will discuss her latest novel, Melting the Blues, set in 1957 Arkansas.  The story follows an aspiring musician caught between a yearning to leave his small town and deep connections to the community, an ambivalence that leads him to truly understand the blues.  This program is presented as part of th