Staff Picks

Your Friday Five

Improve Your Mood

It's raining and I forgot my umbrella.  The next train doesn't arrive for another 20 minutes.  The motorcade is out again. U St is swarming and keeping me from my favorite Jamaican restaurant!  Again!  There are several opportunities for circumstance to put a damper on our day and I would like to offer a few reading suggestions that are sure to get you up and literally running towards happiness.  

Your Friday Five

Homeschooling Resources

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, in honor of May as Homeschooling Month, we are highlighting five great homeschooling resources for parents and youth.Databases

Your Friday Five (belated!)

Mother's Day Reads

Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!

Awaken the Force

Use the Force to Test Your Star Wars Knowledge

Star Wars Trivia and Books

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.    Have fun. And, May the Force Be With You!  

Reader's Theatre

Featuring "The Gruffalo"

Calling all readers!Please join us in the Children's Room on Monday, May 19 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Under the Sea: Live Sea Creatures Coming to Tenley-Friendship Library

Kids, ages 7-13, come learn about aquatic life as professional marine biologist, Andrew Wilson, presents live sea animals. The program, Under the Sea, will showcase various sea creatures and discuss the importance of marine conservation. Have a fun time while exploring how you too can help preserve the marine environment. [Check out these books on oceans an marine life.]

Your Friday Five

Girl Power!

As a young girl, I loved books with strong female characters.   I admired how these girls defied convention and exhibited courage and strength during tough situations.  As a woman, these traits in real-life figures and in book characters still inspire me.  These Friday Five picks are all about Girl Power!

Reader's Theatre

Featuring "Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores)"

Calling all readers!

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Todd Parr

Todd Parr rocks!Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Todd Parr.  

Tea at Two!

A Sunday Family Funday Program

On Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m., we will have a Tea Party for our weekly Family Funday program.Weather permitting, the program will be held outside on library grounds.Here are seven tasty tea stories to share with your child!