Staff Picks

Star Wars Trivia and Books

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In honor of Star Wars Day, young Jedis, Wookies, Ewoks, and Stormtroopers celebrated all things Star Wars with crafts, games, music, books, and trivia here star warsat Tenley-Friendship Library.

Test your basic Star Wars knowledge here and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection.

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

Star Wars Trivia [For answers, click here.]

Featuring "The Gruffalo"

Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"The Gruffalo" book coverCalling all readers!

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

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson is the featured piece.

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

Under the SeaKids, 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.]
Join us on Tuesday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 202-727-1449 or email Shelley Borysiewicz.

Girl Power!

Published on Friday, May 9, 2014

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!

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

Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

"Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but what about Dolores?)" bookCalling all readers!

Todd Parr

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Photo of Todd ParrTodd Parr rocks!

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

Here are seven Todd Parr stories to share with your child

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

A Sunday Family Funday Program

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Tea Pot Clip ArtOn 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!

Books to inspire your next hiking adventure

Published on Friday, May 2, 2014

Hiking in and around Washington, DC is one of my favorite hobbies on the weekends. Whether it's driving out to Shenadoah National Park for an overnight trip of hiking or walking through the maze of trails in Rock Creek Park, there is a hike for everyone. My reading list contains materials that might provide motivation to get out on the trails, or books that have helped me once on the trail. Check out one of these items out and start your next hiking adventure!

Math Quilts Workshop with Artist Karen O. Brown

Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Math Quilts

Lauren's picks for picture books you can sing!

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014

Singing is an important practice to engage in with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to build vital pre-reading skills. Among other things, singing slows down language, allowing children time to hear and process sounds and syllables in words.

There are lots of picture books with naturally rhythmic text that you can read to a melody you already know or one you make up; here are just five that are perfect for children ages 0-5 and really lend themselves to singing.