Neighborhood Library

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.

Independent Reader Book Club

Recommended for children aged 9 to 12

Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for an Independent Reader Book Club for children aged 9 to 12. Starting in September, we will meet every other Wednesday at 4 p.m. to discuss half of a pre-selected book.

Announcing the Summer Reading Raffle Winner

A great way to end the summer!

When Becket S.’s mom brought him to the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library library on Aug. 28 and told him the librarian needed to talk to him, he had no idea what to expect. Did he have an overdue book? Had he been seen running?

Books vs. Movies

Library Podcast Discussion

Are books always better than their movie versions, or are there some that actually work out?Library Technicians TaChalla Ferris and Anna Tomlinson and Teen of Distinction Brianna MacAdoo weigh in.Some of the books in the podcast include:

New(ish) Fiction Books in Translation!

Cinnamon by Samar Yazbektranslated from Arabic by Emily Dandby, released July 2

Family Picnic & Movie Night

Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a family movie and a picnic night.Every Monday night through the end of August, the Tenley-Friendship Library will be showing a family-friendly movie in the large conference room at 7 p.m.Stop into the library for a list of what we will be showing.Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner or snack and a blanket to sit on the floor.

Young Prose Book Group

A Book Club for Young Professionals

Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer — preferably at the same time?Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the DC Public Library that meets the last week of each month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 31, at 7 p.m. at Kitty O’Sheas, located at 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Programs in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.

History/Biography Book Club

July Selection

Join us on Monday, July 22nd as we discuss King Leopold's Ghost by Ad