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Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
April 1 is Census Day #GetCountedDC

Ask Us About the 2020 Census

DC Census Ambassadors at Tenley Library

Once every decade, the federal government conducts a census of the entire population to count everyone in the United States and record basic information about them. In other words, every 10 years all of us #GetCounted.  

Dinovember at Tenley Library: A Roaring Good Time

Enjoy DINO-MITE events throughout the month

  Dino Family Story Time  Saturday, Nov. 2 & 16 10:30 a.m. All ages

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

The Road to Your Novel's Finish Line

with Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

30 days. 50,000 words. One novel. Easier said than done. On Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., half-way through the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), please join us at Tenley Library to learn from a local writer about the writing process, its challenges, and how to overcome them. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger will share lessons from the road she travels bringing a novel to the finish line. 

My Sister the Serial Killer

Best Books I've Read This Year

The anniversary of my first year of being with DC Public Library was a few weeks ago, and I thought that a great way to commemorate this occasion would be with a book list! Since joining the Library I’ve been exposed to so many great books -- from board books that I use for my story time to graphic novels recommended by my coworker -- and I have a new favorite genre!

DIY Digital Friday

DIY - Digital Friday

Learn more about Digital Preservation and 3D Printing.

Would you like to add 3D printing to your portfolio? How about learning to digitize your photos and documents? Take a class at the Tenley-Friendship Library and learn how. Tenley Library staff will be on hand to assist, answer questions and provide one-on-one guidance in digital preservation and 3D printing. Registration is required. We look forward to seeing you soon! DIY Digital Friday Classes Schedule August 2  10 a.m - 12 p.m. Intro to Digital Preservation August 9  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to 3D Printing August 16  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to Digital Preservation August 23  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to 3D Printing August 30 10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to Digital Preservation September 6  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to 3D Printing September 13  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to Digital Preservation October 4  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to 3D Printing October 11  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to Digital Preservation October 18  10 a.m. - 12 p.m Intro to 3D Printing

Pajama Movie Night

2019 Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.

Can you Haiku

Poets at the Library

Children wrote their own haiku in celebration of National Poetry Month. Here are their submissions.   Reading is magic Adventure in one place The wonders at home ---Molly C. *** Trees crackle above Running with, past, through, the wind Heart racing, mind still --Callie S. *** Clouds fall to Earth Bejeweling leaves and petals Diamonds don't last   --Ngila S.

Can you haiku?

Can you Haiku?

Kids enter Tenley Library’s haiku contest

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Tenley-Friendship Library is hosting a haiku Contest for children. Haiku is a poetry form that consists of three lines with syllables arranged in a 5-7-5 pattern. Kids ages 5-12 years old, we welcome your submissions from April 1 through April 21. So that everyone can appreciate your creations, we will display your haiku in the Children’s room and on our web site. Five lucky poets and their poems will be chosen randomly to win a DC Public Library water bottle.  

Connecting Hearts Series

Tenley Library Introduces Connecting Hearts Series

Enhance your quality of life to help yourself and members of your community

Do you want to enhance your quality of life to help yourself and members of your community? Join us for our "Connecting Hearts" seminar and workshop series, and learn more about how to connect and foster meaningful relationships.

Four African American 19th Century

The Females of February

Black History Month: Good Reads for Teens

February is here and before it flies by, take some time to intentionally open up a book by a black female author. Let this month be your reason to celebrate the countless narratives of African American women. Here are a variety of beautiful stories all written by black women.