Tenley-Friendship
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The Force Awakens

Weekly Summer Pajama Movie Night Line Up Announced

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

Cover of The Dragon and the Unicornn

Picture This! Picture Books For Older Kids

No Maisy the Mouse or Spot the Dog here

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!).

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Art Exhibition: Animal Portraits

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!

Ms Dolores demonstrates to teens in Afterschool Lounge how to make a seed bomb

If You See a Piece of Litter, Pick It Up!

Recap: How Tenley celebrated Earth Day 2016

We were proud to participate in Tenleytown's first annual, week-long celebration of Earth Day.

game on

Shall We Play a Game?

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.

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Tenley Readers Unite! (TRU Crew)

Monthly book club for kids

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.    

Ms Marvel cover

YA Books with Muslim Main Characters

#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.

Gareth Hinds

Author Talk: Gareth Hinds

Tenley-Friendship Library will be hosting an author visit by renowned graphic novelist Gareth Hinds on Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.  

Image of book cover for "Sally Ride : a photobiography of America's pioneering woman in space"

Sally Ride: Shoot for the Stars

Featuring Mary Ann Jung of History Alive!

In 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Dr. Sally Ride became America's first female astronaut. What was it like to be our first woman in space?  How do you eat, sleep, and work in zero gravity?  

DCPL Love

Tenley Patrons Share the #LoveDCPLGive

DC Library Foundation Launches Year-end Giving Campaign

The DC Public Library Foundation launched its year-end fundraising campaign, #LoveDCPLGive, on December 1, 2015 and encouraged library visitors and lovers to show their support for DC Public Library by making a contribution to the Foundation and sharing their comments about why they love their library.   

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