Looking for help to figure out a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Do you have technology or computer-related questions? Bring your device and receive one-on-one technology assistance.
Meet in the lobby.
The DC Public Library participates in Age-Friendly DC, a city-wide commitment to making the District of Columbia an easier place to live, work, learn, visit and play as we grow older.
Join us for rousing discussions on a variety of titles that cover all genres of fiction. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month January through October, and then the first Wednesday of December.
Learn more about the history of Glover Park with local historian Carlton Fletcher. This event is an Age-Friendly DC activity, but anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Learn more about Glover Park History by clicking this link: gloverparkhistory.com.
Let a tech-savvy teen introduce you to the ins & outs of your smartphone. As part of the DC Government's Age-Friendly DC initiative we are offering this free workshop for older adults. Bring your smartphone to the 2nd floor for one-to-one help.
There is a difference between generic conversation and a highly productive dialogue between two people. Joan Sherman, a DC job-search and networking coach, will facilitate a fun, interactive workshop on perfecting listening skills and preparing insightful questions. Participants will learn and practice in order to apply these skills in networking, informational and formal job interviews. Building instant credibility with new acquaintances can be a big plus in your career and life.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Don't know how to begin?
Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center. This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
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:
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.
My taste in science fiction, I like to think, boasts a degree of range. Stories that take place in the near-future, the future-future, in space, on a different planet - I have favorites that fall in all of those categories.
But across sub-genres, science fiction stories featuring clones always draw me in. I’m not exactly sure why. All of my favorite books about clones seem to pose the question what it really means to be “human" - maybe that's what it is.
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.
Show us your creative side in our first ever altered book exhibition!
Show us your creative side at Tenley-Friendship!
What is an Altered Book?
An “altered book” is a book that has been transformed by creative means into a work of art. Creating altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.
The exhibition is open to anyone. Youth (under 18) may be assisted by adults. One entry per person. Must be a member of DC Public Library to enter.
Have you heard about In the Zone? Every third Tuesday here at Tenley, we have a special program where we do something a little...different.
This month, we made decorative cupcakes out of tissue papers, sequins, beads, and lots and lots of glitter!
For next month’s In the Zone, join Ms. Shelley and celebrate Mardi Gras! Make your own masquerade mask, eat King Cake, and be sure to join in the parade around the library! See you there.