This talk will explain how to use techniques from yoga and ayurveda to help reduce stress and promote deep sleep. These techniques will help attendees fall asleep faster, experience deeper rest, sleep through the night and wake up feeling refreshed.
The presentation will be led by Whitney Patterson, a certified yoga teacher and ayurvedic practitioner with 10 years of experience in both fields.
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. For children ages birth to 3 with their parents or caregivers.
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 program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
This story time fun for the entire family is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, 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 participate with the stories and activities during the program.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games. This is a monthly program.Games to Play
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Ticket to Ride
Apple to Apples
Snug as a Bug in a Rug
Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow in February? Come get ready for Phil's prediction with a fun Groundhog Day craft.
According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Feb. 2 and does not see his shadow, then spring will come early. If he sees his shadow and goes back into his burrow, winter will last six more weeks.
Assess your digital literacy skills and earn certificates during this practice and proctored assessment session. You will have 1.5 hours to practice and then will be able to complete as many assessments as you can in 1.5 hours. You will receive a certificate for each assessment on which you score 85 percent or higher.
DIG a good story? Then Drop-In and Gab about books. Join us for snacks, stories and discussion—no need to read in advance. This book club meets one Saturday a month at the Tenley-Friendship Library.
New or returning club members always welcome. This program is for ages 8-13.
An engaging resource for children and families seeking to celebrate la Latinidad.
DCPL children's collection contains hundreds of excellent children books that reflect the Latino experience. The following list brings together stories either written or illustrated by Latino authors and artists or tales that explore Latino characters and cultural identity. I have included an assortment of English, Spanish or bilingual titles in hopes that this list becomes a resource for children and families who want to read great stories that celebrate La Latinidad.
Please join C. R. Gibbs, noted author and researcher, who will present a series of lectures at several DC Public Libraries throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. All presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m."Crossing the Rubicon: The Battle for Black Public Education in the District of Columbia"
Black History Month Lecture Series with C. R. Gibbs
C. R. Gibbs, author and researcher will give a series of two lectures at four DC Public Library's during Black History Month in February 2017. His topics will focus on the theme of "The Crisis in Black Education" and what historical impact it has had on Washington DC and beyond.
Starting Sept. 6, we are changing our offerings for TODDLER (ages 1-3) story times and Tots and Toys Playdate is moving to a new day. The following are when these popular programs will be held.
Tuesdays: Toddler Story Time (ages 1-3) at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays: Toddler Story Time (ages 1-3) at 11:30 a.m.
Toys and Tots Playdate will be moving to Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Our complete fall schedule is attached.
Summertime always gets me dreaming about mermaids. They’ve swum through my imagination since I was a kid, coming to the surface (pun slightly intended) every time I stand on the beach, watching waves crash and hoping to spot a long, finned tail. Or even when I’m at the pool, and the trick of the light glinting off the too-blue waters maybe tricks me into seeing something I wish was there.
This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.Check out our line up.
June 23: The Force Awakens-view trailer
Gather ‘round everyone! It’s story time.
Last month, I was invited to a local school’s “Read Across America” event. The school librarian arranged for every grade to have a book read to them by special guest reader (one being yours truly!).
This May, Tenley-Friendship Library is hosting an exhibition called "Animal Portraits." These paintings were created by 7th-grade art students at Sheridan School and depict animals available for adoption at Washington Animal Rescue League.
Please stop by the library this month to check out the full exhibit and admire the work of these talented young artists!
Tenley launches new monthly board and video game program.
Tenley-Friendship Library is thrilled to announce a new monthly program: Game On! All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games and video games on our Wii U one Saturday each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. So stop on by for Game On!
We kicked off the new program on Saturday, April 16.