Neighborhood Library

New Hours, New Schedule!

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library Rolls Out a New Program Schedule!

Beginning Oct. 1, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will offer a new programming schedule, featuring story times, book clubs, and activities for children of all ages on  a weekly basis.For non-walkers: Baby LaptimeWednesdays, 11 a.m., Large Conference Room, Second Floor

Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series

'Caring for Your Canine: How to be Your Dog's Best Friend'

The Tenley Library is beginning a new partnership with the Friendship Hospital for Animals.Join us for our first talk on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., when we will be joined by Dr. Ashley Gallagher.Dr. Gallagher will cover topics ranging from vaccines and preventatives to obesity and dental disease.These sessions are free and open to the public.

Middle School Pictionary Tournament

Have you ever played Pictionary for prizes? Now is your chance to do so at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library’s Middle School Pictionary Tournament. Kids will be grouped in teams and the team will earn points for the most correct answers during their turns to draw. Prizes will be available!Join us and show off your drawing and teamwork skills.This program is recommended for grades 5 to 8.

What About Your Friends?

We can get so caught up in a book that sometimes we imagine ourselves as the main character. But what if the main character was real? Would you be friends with her or him? What about the other characters in the story?Listen to what Children's Librarian Megan Biggins and Teen of Distinction Brianna MacAdoo have to say.Books discussed are:

Young Prose Book Group

'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis

Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer — preferably at the same time?

On Display

Books by Authors Featured at National Book Festival

Come see our display, Books by Authors Featured at National Book Festival, during the month of September. The display showcases adult, children, and teen books from our collection. All books on display are available for checkout.

Independent Reader Book Club

Recommended for children aged 9 to 12

Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for an Independent Reader Book Club for children aged 9 to 12. Starting in September, we will meet every other Wednesday at 4 p.m. to discuss half of a pre-selected book.

Announcing the Summer Reading Raffle Winner

A great way to end the summer!

When Becket S.’s mom brought him to the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library library on Aug. 28 and told him the librarian needed to talk to him, he had no idea what to expect. Did he have an overdue book? Had he been seen running?

Books vs. Movies

Library Podcast Discussion

Are books always better than their movie versions, or are there some that actually work out?Library Technicians TaChalla Ferris and Anna Tomlinson and Teen of Distinction Brianna MacAdoo weigh in.Some of the books in the podcast include:

New(ish) Fiction Books in Translation!

Cinnamon by Samar Yazbektranslated from Arabic by Emily Dandby, released July 2