Neighborhood Library

East of The River Boys and Girls Steel Band Orchestra

Steel Band Musical Presentation

Celebrate our new expanded hours with steel pan music.Join the Tenley Friendship Neighborhood Library as they groove to the sweet musical rhythms of the East of The River Boys and Girls Steel Band Orchestra.They will tantalize your listening senses with melodious Calypso and Soca music from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series

Urgent Care 101: How to identify potential problems with your pet

Join us on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room when we will be joined by Drs. Jennifer Gonzales and Nicola Moore.

Somerset Grove

Author Talk

Join the Tenley Friendship Library on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. as we host Dionne Peart, author of Somerset Place: A Novel.This is her debut novel and it is a page turner.  

Explorers Club Fall Challenge

Calling all explorers! Are you ready for an adventure? 

New Hours, New Schedule!

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library Rolls Out a New Program Schedule!

Beginning Oct. 1, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will offer a new programming schedule, featuring story times, book clubs, and activities for children of all ages on  a weekly basis.For non-walkers: Baby LaptimeWednesdays, 11 a.m., Large Conference Room, Second Floor

Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series

'Caring for Your Canine: How to be Your Dog's Best Friend'

The Tenley Library is beginning a new partnership with the Friendship Hospital for Animals.Join us for our first talk on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., when we will be joined by Dr. Ashley Gallagher.Dr. Gallagher will cover topics ranging from vaccines and preventatives to obesity and dental disease.These sessions are free and open to the public.

Middle School Pictionary Tournament

Have you ever played Pictionary for prizes? Now is your chance to do so at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library’s Middle School Pictionary Tournament. Kids will be grouped in teams and the team will earn points for the most correct answers during their turns to draw. Prizes will be available!Join us and show off your drawing and teamwork skills.This program is recommended for grades 5 to 8.

What About Your Friends?

We can get so caught up in a book that sometimes we imagine ourselves as the main character. But what if the main character was real? Would you be friends with her or him? What about the other characters in the story?Listen to what Children's Librarian Megan Biggins and Teen of Distinction Brianna MacAdoo have to say.Books discussed are:

Young Prose Book Group

'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis

Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer — preferably at the same time?

On Display

Books by Authors Featured at National Book Festival

Come see our display, Books by Authors Featured at National Book Festival, during the month of September. The display showcases adult, children, and teen books from our collection. All books on display are available for checkout.