Need a place to sit and chat with friends, play games, or just chill? Come to the Afterschool Lounge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and use the library's large conference room as a group study room, game space, lounge and snack area.
Board and card games are available. Food and drinks are welcome.
Crafts, trivia tournaments, video games, and other activities will be available on a rotating 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.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30-40 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy. You bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.
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.
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.
Celebrate MLK Day this year with a special story time
Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Adaptive Services and People Animals Love here at the Tenley Library. Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will be hosting a special story time in American Sign Language for ages 3 to 5 featuring books showcasing the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A sign language interpreter will interpret Ms. Rosen’s reading. Afterward, children are welcome to meet and read with therapy dogs from People Animals Love (PAL).
Tenley-Friendship Library is pleased to announce our Pajama Movie Night lineup for the winter.
All movies start at 6 p.m. And as always, food, pillows, blankets, and PJs are welcome.
Jan. 8: Join Sulley and his one-eyed partner and best friend, Mike, as they try to return little girl back home after she wanders into Monstropolis. View trailer.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.