Join us as Chinelo Okparanta reads from her debut story collection, Happiness, Like Water, which was an Editor's Choice in The New York Times Sunday Book Review. Julie Otsuka, award-winning author of Buddha in the Attic, describes Happiness, Like Water as "A haunting and startlingly original collection of short stories about the lives of Nigerians both at home and in America...a deeply affecting literary debut, the work of a sure and gifted new writer."
Chinelo Okparanta was born in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, and was raised there as a Jehovah's Witness. When she was 10, her family relocated to the United States. She received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. from Rutgers University, and her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her fiction was shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing, and has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. She was recently announced as a finalist for the New York Public Library 2014 Young Lions Fiction Award.
Copies of Happiness, Like Water will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Part of the Special Needs Information Series
Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Join our partners, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc., on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room for "Special Needs Trusts," presented by Yolanda Mazyck, Shared Horizons; Phil Fish, Sandy Spring Bank; and Tanya Harvey, Loeb & Loeb, LLP.
Take steps to visualize a happier you
Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014
No. 1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin, is one woman’s attempt to take achieving happiness into her own hands.
Join us Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of Rubin’s lively and compelling account chronicling her 12-month adventure to become happier.
Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Jim Henson changed the art of puppetry forever. He helped introduce a show that transformed children's television. He created new worlds and the creatures that inhabited them.
He was a hometown boy, graduating from the University of Maryland and getting his professional start right here in local television. He brought both joy and humor into our lives.
He has been gone for almost 25 years, but his legacy lives on.
Please join us at the Tenley Library on Thursday, April 17 as we infuse our monthly movie marathon with some original Henson magic!
'Stories From a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia'
Published on Monday, April 7, 2014
Come join independent author Roger Engle on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. as he speaks from his memoir, Stories from a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia, followed by a book sale and signing.
Take a moment and picture your childhood home. Try to visualize a short walk from your doorstep. Can you conjure up your neighborhood, nearby houses or businesses, and the people who lived or worked in them? Can you recall the events that unfolded nearby, or the activities that once filled your childhood world?
Canine behavior, training and enrichment
Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014
Please join us on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room as Dr. Ashley 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!
Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Join Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com on Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 30 and and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art that weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine.
Experience a gentle, traditional movement system that emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by NIH, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.
Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014
Join the Tenley staff on Thursday, March 20 as we combine Academy Award month with Women's History Month to show a selection of films featuring Best Actress winners.
- 1:15 p.m. - Ingrid Bergman wins the Oscar!
- 3:30 p.m. - Congratulations Sandra Bullock!
- 6:45 p.m. - And the Award goes to...Halle Berry!
All films shown in the Large Conference Room.
Call 202-727-1225 for more information.
Part of the Special Needs Information Series
Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Join our partners, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc., on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room for "Supported Decision Making, Guardianship and the Other Alternatives."
New children and teen program schedule announced
Published on Friday, March 14, 2014
Starting in April, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will be offering three new story times to its programming lineup, which already features story times, book clubs, and activities for children and teens each week.
Here is a look at our programs. Hope to see you at one.
Baby Lap Time (Non-walkers)
Wednesdays 11 a.m.
Published on Monday, March 10, 2014
Join Stan Hinden, former Washington Post “Retirement Journal” columnist, as he discusses his book, How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.