Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs each month. We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to 1 year. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere.
Explore the world through short stories. Each month, we’ll read two or three short stories from a collection by authors from other countries or immigrants to the U.S.
The May selection is Haruki Murakami's Men Without Women.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 1-3 years and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
Trees crackle above
Running with, past, through, the wind
Heart racing, mind still
Clouds fall to Earth
Bejeweling leaves and petals
Diamonds don't last
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.
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.
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.
Ghana. The first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence, a regional power in West Africa, and home to 30 million people. Ghana like many other African countries has a rich oral literature history. For this post, I wanted to discover the writings of Ghanaians and I think this selection of books is a good introduction to Ghanaian authors and a peek into Ghanaian culture and history. Each one of these authors were either born and/or raised in Ghana or have a parent who is Ghanaian.
The Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) consists of approximately 660 acres in the northwest section of Washington, D.C. During the World War I‐era, the site was known as the American University Experiment Station, and was used by the U.S. government for research and testing of chemical agents, equipment and munitions. Today, the site encompasses approximately 1,600 private properties, including several embassies and foreign properties, as well as the American University and Wesley Seminary.
Game On! is held one Saturday each month starting at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome to come play board and video games. See calendar for exact dates. Below is a list of some of the games we offer.
Mario Kart 8 Bros.
Super Mario Maker
Please join us across the city for a three-part structured community dialogue in June 2018.Each dialogue will build on the previous one. And while some may not be able to attend all three dialogues, we are hoping for a core group to be part of all three dialogues so the conversation can deepen over the three weeks. Refreshments will be served at all dialogue sessions.