Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library


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

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.  

Job Seekers

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.