Join us for an hour of entertainment every Tuesday after school at Tenley Library. We have gaming, films, crafts, karaoke and a variety of other programs on a rotating basis. Please call 202-727-1225 for more details.
Adults of all ages are welcome to Move to the Music! Kathy Gracenin will incorporate elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong and Dance to help the body and mind. Dancing a little each day improves strength, balance and alignment and improves the health of your brain. Dancing in your chair is also great!
Class size is limited to 25 participants, so arrive early.
Discover (or re-discover) and tap into your own creative power. Using the theories of creativity and art-making expressed by Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way and Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic as guideposts, participants play, discover, and embrace process rather than perfection to see what the universe has in store for them that day. Each class session will focus on a new project and technique, working with colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic paints, building 3 dimensional forms, and collage.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games & video games. This is a monthly program. View a list of all the games you can play here. Future Game On! Dates: July 8, Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.
Join us for a fun story time with adorable dogs each month. We kick off this story time with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book here in the library to read to a lovable doggie.
Enter our Mario Cart tournament; enjoy a bevy of board games.
Tenley-Friendship Library is joining more than a thousand libraries around the world on Saturday, November 21 for the 8th annual celebration of gaming in libraries – International Games Day @ Your Library. Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, we are offering special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.
So come on in and play board games and video games on November 21.
Board Game Bonanza
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Check out books on how dogs help people everyday .
Bunce, a Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) dog-in-training, checked out the children's Halloween books here at the Tenley-Friendship Library last week. Bunce’s WCC trainer, Andrea McCarren, a reporter for WUSA9 News, has been caring for and training Bunce since he was a puppy. She looks forward to the day when Bunce is ready to help a combat veteran. Warrior Canine Connection enlists service members and veterans in the training of service dogs and matches veterans suffering from combat stress with these highly-trained therapy dogs that provide years of mobility and social support.
Recommended comic books for late elementary schoolers
Last school year, I was lucky enough to host a comic book club for a group of bright, enthusiastic 4th grade girls. They were a lively, talkative bunch, but as far as comics went, we had a mix of long-time comic fans and “newbies” in our numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.