Get ready for 2017 with Michelle Mirpour, Professional Organizer & Renewed Lifestyle Coach. This free workshop will offer tips and strategies for getting and staying organized. Advance registration is not required. Participants will be seated on a first-come, first-served 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.
C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.
The presentations "Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia" will begin at 7 p.m. at the following branch libraries:
Feb 2, Thursday, Southwest Neighborhood Library
Are you interested in starting a small business in the District? Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about:
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.
For those who like romance in their YA, but not necessarily "YA Romance"
One of my co-workers came up with a metaphor for romance in the fiction that perfectly surmises my own feelings on the subject. She said: “Romance in a story should be like seasoning.” Seasoning is an enhancer, an additive -- you value its presence in a dish, but can’t have a satisfying meal of just salt or paprika. I feel the same way about romance in a book.
Preregistration for Baby Lap Time and Wonderful Ones & Twos no longer needed
We will no longer require preregistration for story times.
Starting July 29, children and their caregivers attending Baby Lap Time and Wonderful Ones & Twos will need tickets to participate.
A limited number of tickets will be made available 30 minutes before story time in our Children's Room. They will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other story times that require tickets are Tuesday's Story Break and Friday's Preschool Story Time.
At some point, we will all have to deal with grief over the loss of a loved one. But as local author Rhoda Trooboff shows in her new title, Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project, how we deal with that grief and heal from it can be a defining moment in our lives.
This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.
Check out our line up.
June 25: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, may be the key to saving his world from the Kragle. View trailer.
The Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m., WIT will teach two fun, free workshops. You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time.
Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.