On the first Thursday of each month, the DC Public Library presents a performance of chamber music. The recital is held at noon in auditorium A-5 of the historic, MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Performers include internationally-known local musicians, Ralitza Patcheva, Vasily Popov and special guests.
For more information, please contact the Adult Services Department, 202-727-1291.
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.
Practice your conversational skills with the help of volunteers from the Washington English Center. Please note that the Conversational Circle is designed for people who already have some knowledge of spoken English. Each session is ninety minutes long and is seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Story time fun for the entire family, this 30-40 minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their caregivers are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
We've started a book club just for kids. If you're a kid between 8 and 12 years old who loves to read and get a little deeper into your favorite books, then TRU Crew is for you! At our monthly meetings, we discuss our book choice, eat snacks (in the library!), and vote on the next month's read.
Meetings are usually the last Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room.
Upcoming meetings are March 26, April 23, and May 21.
#WeNeedDiverseBooks in YA, right? What about books starring Muslim teens?
Every one of these teens have their own unique story to tell - whether it's suddenly getting superpowers, finding faith or losing it, or just learning to survive. But one thing they have in common is that they all come from a Muslim background. The following novels and graphic novels come highly recommended.
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.