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.
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.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games. This is a monthly program.Games to Play
Ticket to Ride
Apple to Apples
Chutes and Ladders
Hoot Owl Hoot!
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.
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.