September 28, 2013

Capital Bikeshare

We now have an array of bicycles at the library. Here are the instructions.



Posted by library at 04:17 PM

September 20, 2013

Plan Our Library's Future

The Takoma Park Maryland Library is the only municipal community public library in Maryland. Throughout its nearly 80 year history, it has surmounted many challenges. It has evolved from a neighborhood Library sustained through donations and staffed by volunteers – to one that embraces emerging technology and educates a diverse community through an abundance of programs, with experienced and professional staff. It strains against the confines of a small and aging building – but has developed and managed a computer center, organized public discussions around open online university courses, and engaged the community with book discussions, resume building workshops and other public programs in the adjacent Community Center.

Nonetheless it remains an anomaly – a small independent library in an urban setting surrounded by large county systems – and supported mainly by City taxes. It maintains close ties with neighborhood families and students of the five schools that are within walking distance. Because it has continuously evolved, and used its flexibility to adapt, and to identify and respond quickly to community needs, it has retained a supportive constituency.

What then is the next step?

If you are interested in the Takoma Park Library, and would like to help in planning its future, you are invited to participate in one of a series of focused community conversations this coming Fall. The time commitment is minimal – but your participation is potentially of great value to the Library. With the guidance of a trained facilitator, we will be seeking answers to these questions:

  • What role does the Takoma Park Library play in the lives of its residents?
  • What does the community see as the strengths of the Library today?
  • What is the Takoma Park community’s vision for library service, and what changes are needed to insure that the Library continues to support that vision in the future?

    • For further information, please contact Library Director Ellen Robbins at

      Posted by library at 06:09 PM

September 17, 2013

30 Minute Workshop

Sunday Sep 22, 4 PM Test Prep and College/Career Resources

We have online materials to help with your college or career search and preparation.

Don’t miss if you plan to take any of the these exams:
GED; AP European History; AP World History; AP Calculus AB & BC ;AP Chemistry; AP English Language and Composition; AP English Literature and Composition ; AP U.S. Government and Politics; AP U.S. History; ASVAB; Catholic High School Entrance Exams; SSAT/ISEE; CLEP; DSST; ACT; SAT; SAT II Literature; SAT II Math; SAT II Physics; SAT II U.S. History ; PSAT/NMSQT; NCLEX-PN; Nursing School & Allied Health Entrance Exams; Praxis I: PPST; Praxis II ; Civil Service; Air Traffic Selection and Training Test (AT-SAT); American Foreign Service Officer; Case Worker ; Clerical Exam; Corrections Officer; Court Officer ; Dental Hygienist ; EMT Basic Certification; Federal Law Enforcement; Firefighter; Massage Therapy; Physician Assistant National Certifying; Police Officer ; Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain; Postal Exams; Probation Officer/Parole Officer; Real Estate License; State Trooper; Veterinary Technician; Postal Clerk and Carrier; Military Flight Aptitude; Officer Candidate; GRE; GMAT; LSAT; MCAT; TOEFL; U.S. Citizen

Posted by library at 09:43 AM

September 01, 2013

Build Your Own Library

We're closed Monday (Labor Day). If it rains. you can amuse yourself making a play library with your Legos.
Library Dude's Lego Library

As for the TP librarians, as we don't have to work we can read (or play).

(Picture thanks to Library Dude, the Lego Librarian expert)

See also: Kati's previous post on the official Lego Librarian

Posted by library at 06:37 PM
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