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Puzzle Heart

It's Puzzling That Didn't Know This!

Celebrate National Puzzle Day January 29

Puzzles can enjoyed in many forms; from children's books like the Can You See What I See series to common crossword puzzles just about everyone has encountered this activity from time to time. Suduko, a type of number puzzle is just a recent example of how trendy and relevant puzzles continue to be.


Make in May: World Turtle Day Craft

Tuesday, May 24th at 4 p.m.

Have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in you family? Or an endangered animal lover? Bring them this special program in honor of World Turtle Day! We will be making a turtle-themed craft and learning some fun facts about these endangered critters. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special three-week collaboration with the Petworth Library.

Paper Airplanes

Make in May: Paper Airplanes

Tuesday, May 17th at 4 p.m.

We will be holding a contest to see who can make a paper airplane fly the longest! We might even fly the planes outside if the weather is cooperative. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special three-week collaboration with the Petworth Library.

Donald Duck - newspaper image

Make in May: Newspaper Craft

Tuesday, May 10th at 4 p.m.

On May 9, 1754, the first American comic appeared in a newspaper. In celebration, we will be using newspaper to create a fun craft! All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special collaboration with the Petworth Neighborhood Library.

It's Hard To Be Five

Picture Books About Self-Control

Control, emotional management, and patience

Here are some picture books about managing our feelings and self-control.   It's Hard to Be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis

Ms Dolores demonstrates to teens in Afterschool Lounge how to make a seed bomb

If You See a Piece of Litter, Pick It Up!

Recap: How Tenley celebrated Earth Day 2016

We were proud to participate in Tenleytown's first annual, week-long celebration of Earth Day.

Serafina and the Black Cloak book cover

Brave & Daring Girls

Fiction for Ages 8 to 12

At the Southeast Library, our Kids’ Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book, enjoy snacks, and do an interactive activity (ages 8 to 12, last Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. – check out our calendar!). As much fun as the meetings are, my favorite part comes at the end: the participating kids vote on which book they will read and discuss the following month.

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny

Daring Detectives

Fantastic detective novels for every young super sleuth

Mystery and intrigue are compelling components of every genre of literature whether it's written for children or adults. There is something in human nature that longs to solve the puzzle or at least be along for the ride. That is one of the reasons detective and mystery novels are great choices for reluctant or beginner readers.

This Is Our House

Picture Books for Adults

Who Says Picture Books Are Just for Kids?

Picture books are generally marketed for ages 8 and under. However, some picture books are truly works of art that are arguably better appreciated by a more sophisticated eye. Here is a list of 10 picture books that are meant to be cherished well beyond childhood. This Is Our House by Hyewon Yum

eco-friendly crafting

Seed Spheres

Spreading Smiles for Earth Day

Earth Day is Friday, April 22.  Be ready to beautify your garden or a neglected area near where you live.  Drop by the Children's Room, April 19 and 20 and craft a wildflower seed bomb that will be dry and ready for use on the day.  Toss the seed sphere and watch the wildflowers grow all summer. Ages 3 - 12 Find Earth-friendly crafts to make with children in these books found at your local library: