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Tony Hynes

Meet Author Tony Hynes

The Son with Two Moms

Join us as local author Tony Hynes discusses his first book, The Son with Two Moms, a memoir of growing up in a remarkable family.  Hynes was raised by same-sex moms of a different race than his own. Today, that is not such a big thing, but 20 years ago, it was a very different story. 

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Saturday Morning Story Time

Read-Aloud Story Time.  Saturdays at 10 a.m.  For ages 2-5 with caregivers.  Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes and finger plays in front of the fireplace.  We hope to see you there!  Program presented in partnership with the Junior League of Washington.  For more information, call the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 202-576-7252.

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DC Women Artists

Women's History Month March 2016

Come and join the celebration of Women's History Month by attending an invigorating lecture by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). A representative from NMWA will be visiting a few DCPL branches to discuss local women artists. No registration is required. Just show up, and bring your friends while you're at it. Takoma Park Neighborhood Library ​Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m., Meeting Room downstairs Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library

C.R. Gibbs

C.R. Gibbs African American History and Culture Lecture

The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 25, 2016.  7:00 p.m.  In celebration of African American History Month, noted historian and author, C.R. Gibbs presents an African American history and culture lecture, "The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C."   Don't miss this thought-provoking and engaging discussion! The Takoma Park Library is located 3 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station.  For more information, call 202-576-7764.  

Takoma Reads

'The Things They Carried'

It’s Takoma Reads, the podcast where the once and current staff of the Takoma Park Library get together and chat about books.  

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DC Job Seekers

Need help with your job search? Schedule an appointment to get individualized support from library staff. We can help you to: Create an email account Start/edit a resume Navigate online job search engines and begin online job applications   Email danielle.brogdon@dc.gov or call 202-576-7252 to make an appointment.  

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Meditation Workshops

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Are you working toward a healthier you in the New Year?  Attend our workshops on Jyoti Meditation led by David Newcomb.  Learn how to:  Reduce stress Gain a deeper sense of fulfillment Improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being  For more information, call the Takoma Park (D.C.) Library, 202-576-7764.

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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).