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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.   


Young Library Patrons Create a Poem

Read 'The Color GREEN' by Tenley Library’s kids

In March, spring came early to the Children’s Room at Tenley Library in the form of a book display about The Color Green.

Cover of Never Let Me Go

Clones in Fiction

Is a human clone any less of a human?

My taste in science fiction, I like to think, boasts a degree of range. Stories that take place in the near-future, the future-future, in space, on a different planet - I have favorites that fall in all of those categories. But across sub-genres, science fiction stories featuring clones always draw me in. I’m not exactly sure why. All of my favorite books about clones seem to pose the question what it really means to be “human" - maybe that's what it is.

Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To

In honor of and with advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.

Image of woman thinking

Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

Altered Book Art Exhibition

Show us your creative side in our first ever altered book exhibition!

Show us your creative side at Tenley-Friendship! What is an Altered Book? An “altered book” is a book that has been transformed by creative means into a work of art. Creating altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. Entry Specifications: The exhibition is open to anyone. Youth (under 18) may be assisted by adults. One entry per person. Must be a member of DC Public Library to enter.

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in The Gilded Age

CANCELED: Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library Author Talk Series

'The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age'

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check www.dclibrary.org/tenley periodically for announcements.    

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.

Picture of table with supplies to make tissuepaper cupcakes

Tenley Kids are In the Zone

Tissue paper cupcakes this month! What's next?

Have you heard about In the Zone? Every third Tuesday here at Tenley, we have a special program where we do something a little...different. This month, we made decorative cupcakes out of tissue papers, sequins, beads, and lots and lots of glitter! For next month’s In the Zone, join Ms. Shelley and celebrate Mardi Gras! Make your own masquerade mask, eat King Cake, and be sure to join in the parade around the library! See you there.