Exhibit: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Come see the exhibition, Celebrate the Freedom to Read, during Banned Books Week: Sept 22-28, 2013.The exhibition will display banned or challenged books from our collection, while highlighting specific "controversial" or "problematic" passages. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the exhibit through commentary.

Informal Poetry/Music Workshop

Ages 8-12 should come hang out and enjoy some music and poetry... We will also be creating some of our own!See you there!

Middle School Pictionary Tournament

Have you ever played Pictionary for prizes? Now is your chance to do so at the Tenley-Friendship Library’s Middle School Pictionary Tournament.Join us and show off your drawing and teamwork skills.This program is recommended for grades 5 to 8.

First Sunday at the Dorothy I. Height Neighborhood Library

Program schedule for the first Sunday, October 6, 2013 Grand opening:The Children's Room will celebrate Teddy Bear Day at 2 p.m.  Finger plays, songs and stories about "Teddy Bears," followed by a Bear Hunt with free give-a-ways at the end of the Hunt.The Young Adult Area - Teens will compete in a MAC

Shooting Stars Dance Recital

Come see what all the buzz is about! Shooting Stars is Back! See their original play, "The Hip Hop Wiz," complete with music and dance numbers performed by youth from the Shaw community.

Summer Reading End Party

Celebrate at the Summer Reading End Party! Make a Gnome hat! Play "Gnome Toss"! And at 2 p.m., we will show a special film about... You guessed it -- Gnomes! There will also be fun for Teens and Adults!

Musician Slim Harrison

Slim Harrison and his handmade jug band are sure to get children up and moving with his great celebration of American Folk music.

Our Summer Reading Finale: A Parachute Party!

As summer comes to a close, enjoy a Summer Reading Finale...A Parachute Party!Meet on the front lawn for parachute games, bubbles and a snack. Our Kindle Fire and Super Spelunker winners will be announced and congratulated.  If it rains, come to the lower level meeting room.All ages are welcome. 

Construction Junction

Enjoy a weekly play time for young children. Constructive play and early literacy activities.

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

This year’s DC Reads book focuses on the famous abolitionist Fredrick Douglass’ time in Washington, D.C. During his life, Fredrick Douglass created several anti-slavery newspapers to get his message across. Join us as we take everyday events that happen in our own lives (and a spice of creativity) to write a fictional newspaper article.