Takoma Park
Neighborhood Library


Black History Month Children's Open Mic!

Join the Takoma DC Public Library and Takoma Recreation Center, for an evening of children’s literature performances! We are inviting children to celebrate Black History Month in a variety of ways: Share a brief biography about an influential African-American; Recite passages/poetry by a favorite African American author; or Present your own original piece of writing inspired by Black History Month (poetry, prose, short story, autobiography, etc.)! For more information, or to RSVP, please email Janelle.ortiz@dc.gov.

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

torn paper picture

Family Craft-ernoon!

Winter wonderland!

Come by on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. and make beautiful winter wonderland scenes!  We will be using torn-paper, glitter, cottonballs, and other fun materials to create fun winter-themed art.  This activity is for children of all ages!  We hope to see you there! For more information, call 202-576-7252.

book cover of Wide-Awake Princess by Baker

Child/Parent Book Club

Start off the new year with a resolution to join the Child/Parent Book Club with your 2nd-5th grader. On Jan. 8, at 7 pm. .elementary students and interested parents will discuss The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker. How many fairy tale characters will you recognize?

Child crawling through play tunnel

Holiday Play Time

Need to get out of the house over the Holidays with your little one?  Come join us for a Holiday Play time at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library.  Instead of our regular Lap Time and Story Time on Dec. 30, we will have free play with a mirror tent, tunnel and lots of toys for babies and preschoolers from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

snowflake cookies


Celebrate the season!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. as we celebrate the upcoming winter season! There will be a seasonal themed story time, as well as two craft activities. We will be decorating sugar cookies and making paper ornaments to decorate our Takoma Park holiday/winter tree (or to take home)! This is sure to be a fun afternoon, so we hope to see you there!  Call 202-576-7252 for more information.

Winter Reading

Cold But Cuddly

Winter Reading Club

Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card! This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.  

"If on a winter's night a traveler" by Italo Calvino

What Did We Just Read?! Book Club

December's Book

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!

"wreath light" by Nicole Vaughan/Flickr

Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop

Holiday Wreaths

Wreaths have been used as a decorative sign of the holidays for hundreds of years. Holiday wreaths can adorn any part of your home, inside or out, and it's common to find a number of wreaths on doors, over the mantle, or hung in windows. To get in the holiday spirit and flex your creativity, come spend an afternoon at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library Sunday Adult Arts and Craft workshop Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. We will be making holiday wreaths.

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Job Seekers

How to start a small business

Are you interested in starting a small business, but not sure where to start?   Maybe you have already started but are unsure of how to proceed with your market research or feasibility analysis? Come in and learn the ropes from Lucretia Buster, Associate Director of the D.C. Small Business Development Center.   Image credit: “Open.” Chuck Coker’s photostream.  Image available from https://www.flickr.com.  Accessed 9/6/14.  License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/legalcode