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 (belated!)

Mother's Day Reads

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

Use the Force

Star Wars Trivia and Books

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 at 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.

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!

Your Friday Five

Books to inspire your next hiking adventure

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!

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