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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.    

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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.  

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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?  


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.   

New Times for Story Times

Changes start in January

The start times for our Baby Lap Time, Toddler Story Time, and Preschool Story Time are changing in January. The new times are listed below. Note: There are no changes to Happy Tails (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.) and Family Story Time (Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.). New Times Baby Lap Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.; Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Awaken the Force

Use the Force: Test Your Star Wars Knowledge

Star Wars trivia and books to check out.

The new Star Wars Movie is coming out soon. Use the Force to test your basic Star Wars knowledge below and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection. We will be celebrating all things Star Wars on Dec. 13. Click here to learn more about the event for kids.   

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Celebrating International Games Day

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.


Warrior Canine Connection Dog Drops in for a Visit

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.