Tenley-Friendship
Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.
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Tenleytown Mural

Have you seen the new Tenleytown mural? It’s on the northeast corner of Grant Road at Wisconsin Ave., NW on the wall of the oldest original building in Tenleytown. Take a look at the representations of area landmarks, and then come over to the library to learn more about the second-oldest village in Washington.

Teen Reader's Advisory

Tenley-Friendship Library is proud to announce that one of the teens from the Tenley area who participated in the Teen Summer Reading Program and Teen Book Review Contest won that contest with her excellent review of Monster by Walter Dean Myers. With their permission, we have posted the review below.  We hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to check out this title and the many others we have at DC Public Library.   

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Book Cart, Drink Cart

Spiked Titles with a Twist

Yes, it’s true: the craft cocktail revolution is over and won and people can have complex and balanced stiff drinks wherever they find themselves.  And yet, this continuing, decade-long interest in fancy drinks speaks to the intersection of history, locavorism, performance art, craftsmanship, and science.

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Art All Night

Made in D.C.

Join us as local businesses and public spaces along Wisconsin Avenue transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages for an evening of art in all its forms. Tenleytown’s artistic future is on display at the library as some of tomorrow’s brightest artists and performers from local schools showcase their paintings, sculpture, and ceramics. The award-winning Wilson High School poetry club hosts an invitational poetry slam.

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Let us Now Praise Famous Dogs

Good Dogs in History

Pupper love is having a moment, with blogs and social media capitalizing on the abiding affection between humans and their noble companions.

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Story Time with the Washington Nationals

As part of Summer Reading, DC Public Library will have two special story times with a player from the Washington Nationals baseball team. The names of the players will be announced closer to the day of the event. Join us on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10 a.m at Woodridge and Tenley-Friendship! Click here to learn more about Summer Reading or stop by your neighborhood library to sign up today.

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Let's Party - Vegan Style

For those of you who are into entertaining or needing to bring some fixings to your next get-together, the vegan cookbooks on this list will help you learn to prepare an easy and healthy feast. Best of all, you and your guests will be stuffing yourselves up with nothing but delish plant-based treats.

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Retro Gay Lit

LGBTQ narratives set in the 'gay times' of yesteryear

Here is your chance to read fiction, biographies and historical selections set in gay times long gone. As you read them, rack up your nostalgia by listening to the lyrics of Fela Kuti and La Sonora Matancera or the sounds of Banjo music and Violin Blues by African American fiddlers. The combination will surely transport you to another time.

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2017 DC Environmental Film Festival Screenings

Don't miss the DC Public Library Environmental Film Presentations taking place at these Neighborhood Branches. Freightened  Monday, March  20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Georgetown Neighborhood Library After the Spill              Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6 p.m.

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Latino-themed Children's Books

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.

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