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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.   

Photo of WIT workshop

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. 


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.   


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.

Cover of Never Let Me Go

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.

Carole Ottesen

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.

Altered Book Art Exhibition

Show us your creative side in our first ever altered book exhibition!

Show us your creative side at Tenley-Friendship! What is an Altered Book? An “altered book” is a book that has been transformed by creative means into a work of art. Creating altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. Entry Specifications: The exhibition is open to anyone. Youth (under 18) may be assisted by adults. One entry per person. Must be a member of DC Public Library to enter.

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in The Gilded Age

CANCELED: Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library Author Talk Series

'The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age'

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check www.dclibrary.org/tenley periodically for announcements.