Thursday, October 22, 2009

History Night it Tonight

This is just a friendly reminder that tonight the library will host a historical talk at 7:00 pm. I will discuss my recent grant project to preserve, catalog, and exhibit the Takoma Park History file. The first exhibit from this project is a glimpse at the library entitled "Takoma Park Library Through the Years." The display is a random assemblage of interesting tidbits from the history of the library since it opened in 1911. I plan to run a new exhibit every two months. I hope to see you tonight for a great look at our past.

This is a DC Community Heritage Project and was made possible by a grant from the DC Humanities Council, which is affiliated with the DC State Historic Preservation Office.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Special Events This Week at Takoma Park

Sorry for the lag in posting. I have been on vacation. I'm happy to announce some wonderful special events this week at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library. Our regular Wednesday morning story time will have a special theme this week. As part of the Kids Euro Festival, which is a celebration of European art and culture by EU embassies and local partners, the Takoma Park Library will dedicate their Pre-K story time to celebrating the country of Finland. I am almost 100% Finnish so when I was told of this opportunity to partake in this festival I jumped at the chance. Please join me tomorrow morning for Finnish stories, folktales, a felt craft, and traditional Finnish pulla bread, or Nisu, for a snack. The program will start at 10:30 am tomorrow.

Another great special event this month is History Night at the library. I recently received a grant to properly store and exhibit the Takoma History File, a small archival vertical file of clippings, photos, articles, and other ephemera. I will discuss the work I did as part of this grant project and highlight the collection. Please join me as I open the Takoma History File Exhibit and introduce the newly indexed collection. History Night is Thursday, October 22 and the program will begin at 7:00 pm. This project was made possible by a grant from the DC Humanities Council which is affiliated with the DC State Historic Preservation Office.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spook City USA

Just in time for the season, the library has been receiving some new shipments of spooky books for the month of October and Halloween. One precious book takes the idea of the old woman who swallowed a fly and turns it into a monster who eats many strange and squiggly treats, one more bizarre than the next. We have a lot of great Fall and Halloween books on display above the mantle so please come in and check them out today!


Haunted Party - by Iza Trapani

There Was And Old Monster - by Rebecca, Adrian, & Ed Emberley

Hush, Baby Ghostling - by Andrea Beaty

And Then Comes Halloween - by Tom Brenner

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hours Change

As of October 5th, all neighborhood libraries will be closed on Sundays. We apologize for this extreme inconvenience. Due to the fiscal situation for this coming year we are unable to keep our Sunday hours in effect. If you have comments or questions please contact one of the librarians at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library. Also, remember you can "visit" the library all day and all night every single day by checking our website at You can browse the catalog, read feature articles, get library news and updates all with the click of a mouse!