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Lego Batman

Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.Check out our lineup: June 22 - Lego Batman  June 29 - Cars

Kindle Fire Raffle winner Eloise with her brother Wesley, mother Rebecca, and Grandma Susan

Summer Reading Winners!

We had awesome participation in our Summer Reading Program at the new Woodridge Library, our first one since opening our beautiful new building last fall. Although hundreds of children completed the program and earned tickets to see the Washington Nationals, free books, and Chipotle meals, two lucky winners were the recipients of our special raffle prizes- a Kindle Fire and a set of Duplo blocks. Congrats to Eloise and Ethan for being such great readers this summer, and to all those who met their goals and had fun with us!

Ariana

Lego Club Creations

August 23 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Israel front view

Lego Club Creations

August 9 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Peace display

Tough Topics Read Feed: Peace and Conflict

When reflecting on the 2017 Summer Reading theme “Build a Better World" in the context of current events, the tough topics of “Peace” and "Conflict" come to mind. Why does it seem so difficult to grasp, embody and maintain? Ideally the books from this display will prompt family discussions about peace and the ways in which you can help to nurture and share it.

Hylas

Build a Better World Lego Club: Creations from August 2, 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading theme. Throughout the summer, we will be sharing pictures of the creations built by our participants.  Here are some of the most recent creations!

Mahari

Build a Better World Lego Club: Creations from July 26 2017

The Takoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a weekly Lego Club for children ages 5 and older on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading theme. Throughout the summer, we will be sharing pictures of the creations built by our participants.  Here are some of the most recent creations!

Mexican Whiteboy

Teens and the Cultural Experience

An exploration of culture, race, and injustice

Young Adult fiction often proves itself to be well versed in conveying numerous subject matter with broad appeal. Realistic-fiction with an emphasis on the cultural experience is a personal favorite of mine because stories can allow readers to enjoy a shared moment between themselves and the outlined characters on the page. The following titles emphasize teens and the cultural nuances which shape their environment and those who occupy or influence it.  

AIA Guide to Architecture DC

District of Construction

You've seen them in photos, books, and movies. Have you wondered about how they came to be built? Washington, D.C. features a variety of architectural designs in homes, public buildings, and monuments. With building as the theme for this year's summer reading, below are a selection of books about building and architecture in the District. 

woman's hand writing on notepad in park

Exquisite Corpse

A strange story about Amy getting coffee?

"An Exquisite Corpse" is a work of art/poetry/storytelling created by a collection of people who have preceding parts of the work hidden from them. Patrons at the Northeast Library were given the opportunity to build a story based on two rules: Add only one sentence to the story (this was loosely followed.)  Try not to read more than one sentence ahead, but at the very least do not turn to the previous page (this seems to have also been loosely followed.)  Below is the story that was created during the month of June, transcribed as closely as possible to the original text.

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