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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.

Cover of the comic Amulet Vol. 1

What We Read for Comic Book Club

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.

Teens hanging out at the library

Using the Library After School

A guide for middle schoolers and their parents

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.

banned book week

Award-Winning Authors for Teens to Discuss Censorship

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.    

Cover of Sunshine

Favorite Romances in YA Fic

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.

story time ticket

New: Story Times Will Now Require Tickets for Attendance

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.