Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area.
Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.
Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating basis.
Join us at on the first Thursday of each month for Manga Madness. Watch the newest streaming anime from Crunchyroll and learn about a fascinating aspect of Japanese culture. Refreshments provided.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.
DC Library Foundation Launches Year-end Giving Campaign
The DC Public Library Foundation launched its year-end fundraising campaign, #LoveDCPLGive, on December 1, 2015 and encouraged library visitors and lovers to show their support for DC Public Library by making a contribution to the Foundation and sharing their comments about why they love their library.
The start times for our Baby Lap Time, Toddler Story Time, and Preschool Story Time are changing in January. The new times are listed below. Note: There are no changes to Happy Tails (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.) and Family Story Time (Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.).New TimesBaby Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The new Star Wars Movie is coming out soon. Use the Force to test your basic Star Wars knowledge below and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection.
We will be celebrating all things Star Wars on Dec. 13. Click here to learn more about the event for kids.
Enter our Mario Cart tournament; enjoy a bevy of board games.
Tenley-Friendship Library is joining more than a thousand libraries around the world on Saturday, November 21 for the 8th annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library. Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, we are offering special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family. So come on in and play board games and video games on November 21. Board Game Bonanza 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Check out books on how dogs help people everyday .
Bunce, a Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) dog-in-training, checked out the children's Halloween books here at the Tenley-Friendship Library last week. Bunce’s WCC trainer, Andrea McCarren, a reporter for WUSA9 News, has been caring for and training Bunce since he was a puppy. She looks forward to the day when Bunce is ready to help a combat veteran. Warrior Canine Connection enlists service members and veterans in the training of service dogs and matches veterans suffering from combat stress with these highly-trained therapy dogs that provide years of mobility and social support.
Recommended comic books for late elementary schoolers
Last school year, I was lucky enough to host a comic book club for a group of bright, enthusiastic 4th grade girls. They were a lively, talkative bunch, but as far as comics went, we had a mix of long-time comic fans and “newbies” in our numbers.
Middle schoolers and parents, The Tenley-Friendship Library offers after-school programs, homework help, books, computers with Internet and online databases to help make your school year a success. This is the time of year when we receive questions from middle students and their parents about using the library after school. We’ve prepared responses to some of our frequently asked questions.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Deborah Hautzig help library celebrate Banned Book Week
In celebration of Banned Book Week 2015, Tenley-Friendship Library is thrilled to welcome award-winning authors—Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig—for a lively conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom. Their books for teens have frequently been banned or challenged in schools and libraries across the country.
Join us here at Tenley-Friendship Library on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm for this thought-provoking program.