These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment.
A quiet space for writers, artists and craftspeople to work side-by-side on individual projects. Bring your work and ideas and we will provide tea and a tranquil setting. Thursdays from 10 am.m. - 12 p.m. in the Medium Conference Room.
Join us for an informal, indoor playdate. Kids can play with toys, browse books, visit with friends, and toddle! We'll set out toys to develop motor skills and books to encourage early literacy, you bring the little ones. For children ages birth to 3 years with their parents or caregivers.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
All ages are welcome to come and play a bevy of fun board games & video games. This is a monthly program. View a list of all the games you can play here.
The next two Game On! dates are March 16 and April 13.
Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children. Tickets are required to attend this program. They are available at the Children’s Desk 60 minutes before the start of the story time on a first-come, first-served basis.
Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with fellow children's rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi. They were honored for their struggles against the suppression of children and young people and for their tireless support of the right of all children to receive education.
Come to the children’s program room after school (4 p.m.) Tuesday, Oct. 21 and get in the Halloween spirit. For this month’s “In the Zone” activity, we will be making paper masks from our craft supplies.
Choose a cute, fun, or frightful Halloween alter-ego from from one of our templates, or make your own. Add on feathers, glitter, sequins - whatever! It’s yours to create.
This program is recommended for ages 6 - 12.
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Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, 2014, reminds all of us about the importance of preventing censorship and ensuring everyone’s freedom to read any book they choose. According to the American Library Association, (ALA) hundreds of reported attempts to ban books every year in the United States.
Join D.C. filmmakers Natalie Avery and Kyle Centers for a screening of their documentary short, Out of the Basement, followed by a question-and-answer/panel discussion about the issues the film raises on Saturday, Sept.
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Heights Library will hold their annual FALL BOOK SALE, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that the sale will be open to Members Only from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
New weekly Lego Construction Crew is a building frenzy
They made houses, gardens, rockets, crazy cars. You name it, they made it.Last week, nearly two dozen kids helped launch Tenley-Friendship Library's brand-new Lego Construction Crew -- a weekly free-build program held every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Come join in the fun! We supply the Legos. You bring your imagination.
On Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, the Friendship Hospital for Animals Client Education Series continues.Dr. Lynn Logan and Dr. Becky Bolch will discuss how to care for your pets as they enter into their senior years. They will cover topics ranging from managing mobility to altering lifestyle and diet. Join us for this talk about how to enhance your pet's quality of life as they get older.