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Bookcover of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Family Crafternoon

Make Your Own Cabinet of Wonder

In Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, 12-year old Ben keeps a collection of things that are important to him in a wooden box. After finding out about early museum collections and Cabinets of Wonder, Ben wonders whether he is a curator and whether his own Cabinet of Wonder is a museum box.

What's Your Favorite Animal

Awesome Animal Stories

To read alone or share with children

Are you an animal lover?  Here are some great animal reads with something for the youngest to the oldest, or both to share with each other.

"Spirit Hovering: poems" by Nancy Arbuthnot

Nancy Arbuthnot Reading

A Poetry Month celebration

As part of National Poetry Month, the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a poetry reading on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with local poet Nancy Arbuthnot. 

"Wild Washington: animal sculptures A to Z/ poems" by Nancy Arbuthnot

Wild Washington! With Nancy Arbuthnot

A poetic tour of Washington, D.C.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting local poet Nancy Arbuthnot, on hand to read from her book, Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures A to Z/ Poems

"A girl is a half-formed thing" by Eimear McBride

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

May's Meeting

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

Under the Volcano

Modern Tragic Heroes

Is redemption possible?

Protagonists in modern novels are often deeply flawed. Similar to the Greek tragic heroes of old, these modern heroes are undone by aspects of their personality, such as a propensity to live in the past or a desire for immortality. All of the main characters in this list have failed. The questions are whether and how they can redeem themselves.

"Divergent"

Teen Movie Night

'Divergent'

We're hosting a screening party for Divergent in honor of the recent theatrical release of Insurgent, with snacks and Insurgent-themed giveways!

"My Boyfriend's Wife Part 1" by Mychea

'My Boyfriend's Wife Part 1' with Author Mychea

Urban Fiction Book Club

Do you enjoy the rise and fall of powerful crime families in your fiction? How about salacious, sinful love interests and unabashedly immoral protagonists? Or women characters who take what they want when they want it and men who turn their tears into vengeful bullets? Then you may be an urban fiction fan!

The Artful Year book cover

Family Craft-ernoon

Spring is here!

Join us as we celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring! We will make bluebird paperchains from Jean Van't Hul's book, The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons & Holidays with Crafts & Recipes. This activity is for all-ages, and will run from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.  We look forward to seeing you!

Experimental Book

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

April's Meeting

Do you like to be left scratching your head after finishing a book? Do you enjoy asking yourself, “What, exactly, did I just read?” What Did I Just Read?! Book Club may be just what you’re looking for! Once a month, we’ll meet to discuss an innovative work of literature that avoids taking the straight path from A to B. These books sometimes start at B, or they skip B, or they never really leave A. Perhaps they just circle around point C.

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