Tenley-Friendship
Neighborhood Library

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Using the Library After School

A guide for middle schoolers and their parents

Middle schoolers and parents, The Tenley-Friendship Library offers after-school programs, homework help, books, computers with Internet and online databases to help make your school year a success. This is the time of year when we receive questions from middle students and their parents about using the library after school. We’ve prepared responses to some of our frequently asked questions.

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Award-Winning Authors for Teens to Discuss Censorship

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Deborah Hautzig help library celebrate Banned Book Week

In celebration of Banned Book Week 2015, Tenley-Friendship Library is thrilled to welcome award-winning authors—Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Deborah Hautzig—for a lively conversation about censorship and intellectual freedom. Their books for teens have frequently been banned or challenged in schools and libraries across the country.    Join us here at Tenley-Friendship Library on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 pm for this thought-provoking program.    

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Favorite Romances in YA Fic

For those who like romance in their YA, but not necessarily "YA Romance"

One of my co-workers came up with a metaphor for romance in the fiction that perfectly surmises my own feelings on the subject. She said: “Romance in a story should be like seasoning.” Seasoning is an enhancer, an additive -- you value its presence in a dish, but can’t have a satisfying meal of just salt or paprika. I feel the same way about romance in a book.

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New: Story Times Will Now Require Tickets for Attendance

Preregistration for Baby Lap Time and Wonderful Ones & Twos no longer needed

We will no longer require preregistration for story times.  Starting July 29, children and their caregivers attending Baby Lap Time and Wonderful Ones & Twos will need tickets to participate.  A limited number of tickets will be made available 30 minutes before story time in our Children's Room. They will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Other story times that require tickets are Tuesday's Story Break and Friday's Preschool Story Time.    

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Sizzling Summer Schedule for Kids at Tenley-Friendship Library

Sign up now for Summer Reading

This summer we have something for every child here at the library, including Summer Reading, weekly movies, fun performers, Science in the Summer, story times, and more.    Summer Reading: Fun for All Ages 

Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project

Tenley Library Author Talk

Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project

At some point, we will all have to deal with grief over the loss of a loved one.  But as local author Rhoda Trooboff shows in her new title, Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project, how we deal with that grief and heal from it can be a defining moment in our lives.  

Weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Line Up Announced

Everything is awesome as series kicks off June 25

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 25: Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, may be the key to saving his world from the Kragle. View trailer.   

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Improv for All

Washington Improv Theater

The Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of Washington, D.C.  On Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m., WIT will teach two fun, free workshops. You don’t need theater experience. You don’t need to be a “funny person.” Just come in ready to have a good time. 

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Library of Congress Writing Contest Announced

Rising 5th and 6th graders asked to write about “A Book That Shaped Me”

The Library of Congress National Book Festival's “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Cont

Join the Washington Home & Hospices for expert advice on caring for a loved-one at home.

Caring for Bedbound and Mobility-Challenged Adults

Caring for an aging parent with Alzheimer's or a loved one struggling with cancer or a life-challenging illness can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on a family. The Washington Home and Community Hospices in partnership with the D.C. Public Library will be hosting "Caring for Bedbound and Modbility Challenged Adults" an interactive program to empower caregivers in our communities with information and tips that can help provide the best possible care for a loved one who is homebound or bedbound.   

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