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An anonymous creation

Build a Better World Lego Club

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!

Wonders of the Invisible World

Supernatural Teens

Books about young people and their amazing abilities

If you consider yourself a literary fan of heavy suspense, dark undertones, and fast moving storytelling, paranormal fiction just might be a sub-genre worth investigating. These are the books that typically grab my attention and maintain interest all throughout hundreds of pages from beginning to end. If you're searching for books that provide a thrill, browse the recommendations below to see what jumps out at you!

Trees in the woods

Soapstone Valley Tree Walk

Thursday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join an arborist from Casey Trees for an hour-long guided tree walk in the Soapstone Valley, the finger of Rock Creek Park that extends into Forrest Hills.

Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

Empowering Ourselves, Empowering Others

A "Build a Better World" Reading List

Summer is around the corner, and with it comes fun in the sun and the Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World. All ages are invited to enjoy programs and, of course, the Library's wide selection of books, ebooks, and audiobooks. Below is a list of books for nearly every age with a message about the power of the individual to make a difference in the world.  

Marvin Jones photo

Dunbar High School's Classic Age 1870-1957

Documentary Screening

Local film producer Marvin T. Jones will screen his documentary "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957", telling the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C.  Named for the poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the school was noted for its outstanding education and the success of its alumni. Famous Dunbar graduates include General Benjamin Davis, Sr., Nannie Helen Burroughs, and Charles Hamilton Houston. After the film, Mr. Jones will lead a discussion about the legacy of Dunbar High School.

Fort Davis Community Map

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Explore Your Neighborhood to Win Summer Reading Prizes!

Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!


Kids LOVE Karaoke

Do you love to watch and sing along with contestants on The Voice or Lip Sync Battle? Join us for Kid's Club on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00 p.m. to practice your favorite songs and show off your vocal gifts in our friendly environment! With adult chaperone's signed permission, we can also make a fun music video of the performances.


Parklands-Turner Junior Comic Book Club

The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has a terrific collection of comic books and graphic novels.  Each month, library staff will select a popular title for you to enjoy. Children are encouraged to visit and read in the library, or check out the selected comics on display.  Better still, kids can select any comic titles from any library across the city and have them delivered to Parklands-Turner, especially for you!

Teen Kindle Winner

Congratulations to the Winner of the Summer Reading Raffle!

Congratulations to Steve M., winner of the Teen Summer Reading Raffle!