Is beauty only skin-deep? Scar-faced blackmailer, Anna Holm (Joan Crawford), is offered a new face and a clean slate. Can she leave her shady past behind and build a new life, or will her thirst for revenge drag her down?
Each month we will gather at Public Bar in Tenleytown to discuss a graphic novel and another item on a similar theme. Some months it might be a novel, some months it might be a film. To R.S.V.P. for the event, visit the Meetup page.
Come Hear Marc Talk about His Newest Book, "Bill, the Boy Wonder"
Marc Nobleman, author of more than 70 children's books, will join us on Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. to talk to kids in grades 5 and up about his most recent book, Bill, the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.Every Batman story is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.”But that isn’t the whole truth.
In High Sierra, Roy “Mad Dog” Earl (Bogart) is sprung from prison so he can help plan the robbery of a resort hotel, then finds himself on the run and trapped in the Sierras after the robbery goes awry. Can he escape or will his quest for the love of two women be his downfall?
Want to see Cabaret on a large screen? Can't remember the last time you saw A Hard Day's Night ? Then join us this summer at the Tenley Library as we show nine of our favorite musicals every Saturday between June 16 and Aug. 11.
This pre-Hollywood Production Code film based on Dashiell Hammett’s novel was released just a year after the book and ten years before John Huston’s more famous film version. The story revolves around the search for the “black bird” that everyone – including Sam Spade, Ruth Wonderly, Joel Cairo and Casper Gutman – seems willing to lie, cheat, steal -- and possibly kill -- for.
This rarely-screened film is considered by many noir enthusiasts to be the “little B-movie that started it all.” Featuring tricky camera angles, atmospheric lighting and a fantastical nightmare sequence, Stranger on the Third Floor presents the tale of a newspaper reporter beset by doubt and suspicion after his courtroom testimony puts a man on death row for murder.
Come celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library. The Día celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children and families of all backgrounds.On April 26 at 10 a.m., join us for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time.
Eighty-five years after American women received the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the unprecedented number of 14 women were elected to the 109th Congress as United States Senators.