Staff Picks

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day Text Clip Art

We will celebrate Memorial Day 2014 with stories, songs, and a patriotic craft on Sunday May 25 at 2 p.m.

This is our weekly Family Funday Sunday program.

To learn more more about this special holiday, here are seven Memorial Day books to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Traditional. Creative. Contemporary.

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

If you're like me, you often find yourself staring at areas of your home and plotting your next project. You have an idea of how you'd like something to look, but you cant quite materialize the thought. Luckily, your local library has thousands of interior decorating books. Below, I've compiled a few of my top picks. The design philosophies will be: Traditional, Creative and Contemporary. I'd love to include Shabby Chic and 60's Retro, but they seem to have run their course. 

Homeschooling Resources

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

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.


Improve Your Mood

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

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.  

Mother's Day Reads

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Welcome to the new Northeast Neighborhood 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 week are we celebrating that special lady in your life: your mama. Be it your Mom, Step-mom, Grandma, Memaw, Nana, or Auntie these reads will surely help you feel the love of these amazing women.

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!