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Sizzling Summer Schedule for Kids at Tenley-Friendship Library

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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