Neighborhood Library

Reading and Q&A with Chinelo Okparanta

Author of 'Happiness, Like Water'

Join us as Chinelo Okparanta reads from her debut story collection, Happiness, Like Water, which was an Editor's Choice in The New York Times  Sunday Book Review. 

Special Needs Trusts

Part of the Special Needs Information Series

Join our partners, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc., on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

Get Happy!

Take steps to visualize a happier you

No. 1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, is one woman’s attempt to take achieving happiness into her own hands.

Jim Henson Movie Marathon

Jim Henson changed the art of puppetry forever. He helped introduce a show that transformed children's television. He created new worlds and the creatures that inhabited them.He was a hometown boy, graduating from the University of Maryland and getting his professional start right here in local television. He brought both joy and humor into our lives.

Talk With Author Roger Engle

'Stories From a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia'

Come join independent author Roger Engle on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. as he speaks from his memoir, Stories from a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia, followed by a book sale and signing.

Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series

Canine behavior, training and enrichment

Please join us on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room as Dr. Ashley Gallagher will present a lecture on how to be your dog's best friend.From getting started early with proper training techniques, to engaging in activities that will challenge them both physically and mentally - come learn how to give your dog an enriched and happy life!

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com on Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 30 and and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art that weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine.

Best Actress Oscar Winners Film Marathon

Join the Tenley staff on Thursday, March 20 as we combine Academy Award month with Women's History Month to show a selection of films featuring Best Actress winners.1:15 p.m. - Ingrid Bergman wins the Oscar!3:30 p.m. - Congratulations Sandra Bullock!6:45 p.m. - And the Award goes to...Halle Berry!All films shown in the Large Conference Room.

Spring Brings New Story Times

New children and teen program schedule announced

Starting in April, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will be offering three new story times to its programming lineup, which already features story times, book clubs, and activities for children and teens each week.Here is a look at our programs. Hope to see you at one. STORY TIMESBaby Lap Time (Non-walkers)Wednesdays 11 a.m.

Author Talk: Stan Hinden talks on 'How to Retire Happy'

Join Stan Hinden, former Washington Post “Retirement Journal” columnist, as he discusses his book, How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire on Wednesday,