Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

     On Friday, August 29th at 12:30 p.m., Tenley will be hosting an author talk featuring two Finnish authors. Both authors have books recently published in English for young adult readers.
     Emmi Itaranta is the author of Memory of Water. After global warming changes the world's geography and politics, wars are waged over water. Noria Kaitio becomes a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets, until her father's death forces her to choose between safety and fighting back. Library Journal, giving Memory of Water a starred review, says, "the writing is gorgeous and delicate in this dystopian award-winning debut, which is unique in both its setting and the small scale that... Itaranta employs... the tension is high even though the pacing remains measured."

     As Red as Bloodthe first book in a Snow White trilogy, is by Salla Simukka. Receiving a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls it a "cold, delicate snowflake of a tale sparkl[ling] with icy magic." Self-sufficient heroine Lumikki Andersson finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money in her school's dark room. Thousands of Euros splattered with someone's blood. Suddenly, she is swept into a whirlpool of events which turn deadly. As Lumikki loses control of her carefully constructed world, she realizes she's been blind to the forces around her, and she's running out of time to set them right.
     The author talk will be on the second floor of the library in the Large Conference Room.Memory of WaterAs Red as Blood

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

Book cover artJoin Caire Griffin and the Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group on Wednesday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. for an author talk and discussion on Nowhere To Run.

Does My Pet Have Cancer?

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

cat on an examining tableOn Monday, August 18 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, we will be joined by Dr. Courtney Mallett. She will discuss signs of cancer in pets as well as options to preserve, lengthen and improve the quality of life for dogs and cats that are afflicted with cancer. She will focus on how the disease can be managed, from diagnosis to determining a treatment option that meets the specific needs of each patient and his/her family.

Free and open to the human public - no pets please!

A talk with Neal Barnard, M.D., renowned nutrition researcher and NYT bestselling author

Published on Monday, July 28, 2014

Dr. Barnard ImageNeal Barnard, M.D., will discuss the connection between nutrition and health on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

A Workshop with Susan Lowell

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

book cover artJoin Susan Lowell, tenleytowntaichi.com, on Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. for "The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense: a Workshop" in the Large Conference Room.

Four Nationals Players Swing by Four Neighborhood Libraries

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014
Four members of the Washington Nationals team took a break from the diamond last Saturday, July 19 to visit four neighborhood libraries.
The Anacostia, Deanwood, Mount Pleasant, and Tenley-Friendship Libraries hosted ballplayers Denard Span, Drew Storen, and Scott Hairston along with manager Matt Williams for an afternoon or fun and reading. Each Nationals member read one of their favorite baseball-themed stories to a crowd of excited youngsters and parents, then took some time to answer a few questions about reading and life in the big leagues. Check out a few pictures from the events below:

Meet Washington Nationals Manager

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014
Matt Williams

Are you a kid who loves baseball?  

On Saturday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m., swing by the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for the chance to meet Washington Nationals' very own Matt Williams! 

With Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

T'ai Chi PhotoJoin Susan Lowell, every third Wednesday of the month (July-Nov.) at 7:15 p.m., from tenleytowntaichi.com.

Canine Behavior, Training and Enrichment

Published on Monday, July 7, 2014

Join us in the Large Conference Room on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. for our next talk. Dr. Gallagher will present a lecture on how to be your dog's best friend. From getting started early with proper training techniques, to engaging in activities that will challenge them both physically and mentally - come learn how to give your dog an enriched and happy life!puppy looking at a treat
Free and open to the human public - no pets please!

Young Prose Book Meetup

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

book cover artJoin the Young Prose Book Meetup on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at Kitty O'Sheas DC to discuss The Secret History

Cover Letter Workshop

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Nearly every job application requires a cover letter, but do you know how to make yours stand out from the crowd?