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Winter Party

Come celebrate the chilly season at a party with stories, crafts, games and a movie at the end. This program is for all ages. 
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New Year's Eve Crafts

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.  

PanLara Holiday Concert & Steel Pan Workshop

PanLara is an organization that provides an arts and cultural forum for youth from diverse communities in the, D.C. metropolitan area. PanLara Youth Steel Orchestra’s aim is to share their African Caribbean culture through steel pan music. The group was recently featured on WPFW Radio Program’s “Live @5”, Fox5 News DC and the inaugural DC Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Join PanLara for this interactive, holiday steel pan concert! FREE | ALL AGES   
Author Eric Litwin

Author Eric Litwin

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

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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Holiday Movie Magic

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

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

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.  
Kwanzaa story time and crafts

Kwanzaa Story Time & Craft!

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!