Takoma Park Maryland Library · 101 Philadelphia Avenue · Takoma Park Maryland 20912 USA · 301.891.7259

December 12, 2014

Library Redesign

The first public meeting is now available on video thanks to Takoma Park CityTV.



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December 05, 2014

How To ....

Want to learn how to flirt? mix drinks? blog? use Microsoft Word, plan a cheap wedding? make sausage? coach basketball? write a memoir or play? do trig?

We recently purchased a large collection of "For Dummies®" books in online, streaming format. You can read them directly on your pad, phone or laptop.

Although John Wiley & Sons, is a reputable publisher of excellent materials, particularly in sciences, their "dummies" series varies in quality. So check the qualifications of the authors. You will find an "About the Author" section in the table of contents for each book.

You will need a Takoma Park library card to access our online books.

A reminder — we have many "for dummies" and "idiot's guides" in print in the physical library.

The online collection:

Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies; Allotment Gardening For Dummies; Android Tablets For Dummies; Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies; Arabic For Dummies; Astronomy For Dummies; Atheism For Dummies; Ayurveda For Dummies; Bartending For Dummies; Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies; Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies; Basic Maths Practice Problems For Dummies; Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies; Being the Best Man For Dummies; Belly Fat Diet For Dummies; Biomechanics For Dummies; Bipolar Disorder For Dummies; Birth Plans For Dummies; Blogging For Dummies; Body Language For Dummies; Bond Investing For Dummies; Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies; Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies; Budget Weddings For Dummies; Business Analysis For Dummies; Business Gamification For Dummies; Business Models For Dummies; Business NLP For Dummies; Business Networking For Dummies; Business Studies For Dummies; Butchery and Sausage-Making For Dummies; Cancer Nutrition & Recipes For Dummies; Catholicism For Dummies; Clinical Nutrition For Dummies;
Coaching Baseball For Dummies; Coaching Basketball For Dummies; Coaching Football For Dummies; Coaching Junior Football Teams For Dummies; Coaching Soccer For Dummies; Coaching Volleyball For Dummies; Codependency For Dummies; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies; Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies; Competitive Intelligence For Dummies; Computers For Seniors For Dummies; Confidence For Dummies; Cooking with Quinoa For Dummies; Counselling Skills For Dummies; Creating a Business Plan For Dummies; Creative Thinking For Dummies; Creative Visualization For Dummies; Critical Conversations For Dummies; Crohn's & Colitis For Dummies; Crowdfund Investing For Dummies;
Dating After 50 For Dummies; Dating For Dummies; Diabetes For Dummies; Digital Photography For Dummies; Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies; Divorce For Dummies; Dream Dictionary For Dummies; Econometrics For Dummies; Emotional Freedom Technique For Dummies; Emotional Healing For Dummies; Emotional Intelligence For Dummies; Energy Investing For Dummies; Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies; Ethics For Dummies; Event Management For Dummies; Fashion Drawing For Dummies; Fermenting For Dummies; Filing and Winning Small Claims For Dummies; Filmmaking For Dummies; Flirting For Dummies; Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies; Golf All-In-One For Dummies; Grieving For Dummies; Hacking For Dummies; Ham Radio For Dummies; Happiness For Dummies; How Washington Actually Works For Dummies; Improving Your Relationship For Dummies; Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies; Islamic Finance For Dummies; Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies; Judaism For Dummies; Juicing and Smoothies For Dummies; Kindle Paperwhite For Dummies; Kinesiology For Dummies; Laptops for Seniors For Dummies; Life Coaching For Dummies; Managerial Accounting For Dummies; Managerial Economics For Dummies; Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies; Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies; Massage For Dummies; Mediterranean Diet For Dummies; Memoir Writing For Dummies; Micro- Entrepreneurship For Dummies; Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies; Military Flight Aptitude Tests For Dummies; Mind Mapping For Dummies; Mindfulness at Work For Dummies; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies; Motivation For Dummies; Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies; Neurobiology For Dummies; OneNote 2013 For Dummies; Operations Management For Dummies; Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies; Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies; PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies; Pairing Food & Wine For Dummies; Paleo Cookbook For Dummies; Passing the Prince2 Exams for Dummies; Personal Branding For Dummies; Persuasion & Influence For Dummies; Phonetics For Dummies; Physics I Workbook For Dummies; Pinterest For Dummies; Playwriting For Dummies; Pop Up Business For Dummies; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies; Postpartum Depression For Dummies; Project 2013 For Dummies; Psychology For Dummies; Publishing E-Books For Dummies; Raising Digital Families For Dummies; Real Estate License Exams For Dummies; Same-Sex Legal Kit For Dummies; Screenwriting For Dummies; Seasonal Affective Disorder For Dummies; Siri For Dummies; Social CRM For Dummies; Social Media Commerce For Dummies; Social Media Marketing For Dummies; Starting a Home Business For Dummies; Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies; Starting an Online Business For Dummies; Stock Investing For Dummies; Stop Smoking For Dummies; Student's Gluten-Free Cookbook For Dummies; StumbleUpon For Dummies; Surface For Dummies; TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator For Dummies; Taoism For Dummies; Trigonometry For Dummies; Video Marketing For Dummies; Voice & Speaking Skills For Dummies; Wedding Planning For Dummies; Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies; White Papers For Dummies; Windows 8 for Tablets For Dummies; Word 2013 For Dummies; iPad For Dummies; Organic Chemistry I; Yoga For Dummies; Running Great Meetings & Workshops For Dummies; MSP For Dummies;

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November 25, 2014

Come Meet Adam Brookes

Night HeronWednesday, December 10, 7:30 pm, at the Library.
Takoma Park Author Adam Brookes will talk about his espionage thriller, Night Heron, the move from journalism to fiction writing, the process of writing a first novel, the editing and publication process as experienced by a debut author, and the business of writing a sequel.

The novel draws on Brookes' years as a BBC News correspondent, reporting from China, Indonesia, and the United States.

Writing in The Washington Post, reviewer Patrick Anderson praised Night Heron as a "top-notch thriller" with a "suspenseful, persuasive story.".

Copies of Night Heron will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

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November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

foodThe library and computer rooms will be closed Thursday, the 27th, through Sunday, the 30th.

We'll have no MOOC Shakespeare this week, but will resume with Lear on the 7th and Winter's Tale on the 14th.

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November 19, 2014

Library Redesign Public Meeting

Tuesday December 9 7:30 PM Takoma Park Maryland Library
Architects from The Lukmire Partnership will present options for a renovated and redesigned City library.

These design options are based on service priorities expressed through public input in focus groups and surveys during the January 2014 Needs Assessment, and a public meeting with the architects on October 8.

Please attend this important meeting, which will help determine how the Takoma Park Library will continue to thrive as a progressive public institution into the 21st. century.

For more information contact Ellen Robbins at the Library ellenr@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7258.

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November 18, 2014

Takoma Junction

Takoma Park fire station
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30-9:30pm Community Open House on the Takoma Junction Proposals. Community Center.

Did you know that Manor Circle is named for the manor that once stood there?

That the building that houses the Co-op was once a Safeway grocery?

That the library was briefly located in a house at the intersection of Ethan Allen and Carroll? (Later demolished to make way for a gas station.)

Look through this Historic Takoma photo album

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