Join us in the Children's Programming Room as our partners at the Japanese-American Society present Japan-in-a-Suitcase. They will bring a suitcase of items from modern Japanese life, and we might:
· Learn basic Japanese greetings and words
· Practice origami
· Practice writing Japanese
· Try on traditional clothing
Are you tired of all the clutter in your home or office? Is it affecting your mood and health, and hindering your productivity and efficiency? Join us as Michelle, professional organizer and renewed lifestyle coach of "Organized Life by Michelle," provides methods for living an organized life to promote better health and wellness.
When an eternally optimistic koala puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams in Sing. Food, pillows and blankets are welcome.
Join us to explore all things STEAM. (That's science, technology, engineering, arts, and math - something to interest everyone).
With hands-on learning and amazing take-home projects, come and see what we'll STEAM into.
Every second Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Program ages vary but are usually designed for ages 5-12. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver, and little hands may need adult help with some projects.
Children’s programming at the Tenley-Friendship Library will be taking a short summer break August 15-24. No onsite programs, including story times, will be offered. During our break, everyone is encouraged to continue to log their reading for Summer Challenge to earn prizes.
Get help with your job search. Library staff will help with resumes, online applications and more. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring any materials you already have completed.
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.
We've started a book club just for kids. If you're a kid between 8 and 12 years old who loves to read and get a little deeper into your favorite books, then TRU Crew is for you! At our monthly meetings, we discuss our book choice, eat snacks (in the library!), and vote on the next month's read.
Meetings are usually the last Saturday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room.
Upcoming meetings are March 26, April 23, and May 21.
#WeNeedDiverseBooks in YA, right? What about books starring Muslim teens?
Every one of these teens have their own unique story to tell - whether it's suddenly getting superpowers, finding faith or losing it, or just learning to survive. But one thing they have in common is that they all come from a Muslim background. The following novels and graphic novels come highly recommended.