Noon-Year's Eve Party

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 11:00 am

Join us in the Children's Room for crafts, snacks, games, and a countdown to 12 Noon to celebrate the coming year!

Civil War Re-enactments featuring the Ladies of FREED

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:30 pm

Join the ladies of FREED (Female Re-Enactors of Distinction) as they perform dramatic re-enactments recounting the stories of women of the Civil War era. FREED is an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum. Their mission is to “educate the public and to promote the accomplishments of the African American Civil War soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.”
Author Eric Litwin

Author Eric Litwin

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 11:00 am

Author and musician Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best - selling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It’ll be all good! Seating is limited. Tickets are free but you must register online. Please refer to for more information. This event is sponsored by the Friends at the Petworth Library.
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Day at the Beach

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

Tired of cold weather? Escape from reality and enjoy a day at the beach at the MLK Library Children’s Room! Lounge on a beach towel with your favorite book, play in the sand and build sandcastles, take home a jellyfish, catch a wave, and have a blast! For children up to age 12 and their caregivers.
Winter Break

Taking a Winter Break

Monday, December 19, 2016 (All day)

Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short winter break from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered.  During our break, children and teens are encouraged to participate in Winter Reading to earn prizes. Click here to participate.  We look forward to offering you wonderful programs in the New Year!  
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New Year's Eve Crafts

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 3:00 pm

Join us in the Children's Room for fun New Year's Eve crafts and activities. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Holiday Movie Magic

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join us for a movie break this December!   On Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m., relax with us and watch "The Muppet Christmas Carol".    You bring your blankets and pillows, and we’ll provide the snacks and drinks.  All ages.  Lower Level Meeting Room.  

Holiday Movie Magic

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join us for a movie break this New Year's Eve!  We'll be showing "Frozen" on Saturday, December 31 at 2 p.m.   You bring your blankets and pillows, and we’ll provide the snacks and drinks.   You might just find yourself saying: "What is that amazing smell?"  "Chocolate!" All ages. Lower Level Meeting Room
Winter Party

It's a Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 19, 2016, 5:00 pm

Winter is almost upon us. Come visit the Dorothy I. Height  Neighborhood Library and discover winter magic through fun activities including story time, movies, edible crafts and a winter wonderland village. For all ages. The Winter Village Display begins December 2, 2016. All programs are free and open to the public.  
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Kwanzaa Story Time & Craft!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 2:00 pm

School's out for the holidays - so join us for our Kwanzaa Story Time on Tuesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. We'll hear a few exciting stories about the origin of Kwanzaa and afterwards, we'll make fun Kwanzaa crafts!