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Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

his majesty's hope book cover imageJoin us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. when author Susan Elia MacNael's will discuss her new book His Majesty's Hope.

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kids love graphic novels! They are visually appealing, fun to look at, and action-packed.

New readers might not be quite ready to take on a full-length comic book, but there are plenty of books in graphic format for them to enjoy. Here are five examples, with links to DCPL's catalog.

Upcoming After School Activity for Grades 2, 3, and 4

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013
unbeelievables coverWhat happens in a bee hive is unbeelievable!

Learn about the lives of bees when Miss Katie reads Unbeelievables by Douglas Florian on Tuesday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. This book presents information about bees through a series of poems and paintings.

After listening to the book, write your own bee-inspired poem in celebration of National Poetry Month. All second, third, and fourth-graders are invited!

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013
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Come join the Upper NW Knitters on Wednesday, April 24 as they host Knit Forward's basket full of organic cotton yarn with baby blankets at various stages of completion. The goal is to communally knit one-of-a-kind blankets that will be donated to D.C. students who are raising children and completing high school.

New to skilled knitters are welcome. All knitting supplies will be provided by Knit Forward, but donations are welcome.

The Upper NW Knitters meet at 7 p.m. in the library.

A Groundbreaking Read with the History/Biography Book Club

Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Rape of EuropaJoin us on June 24 when the History/Biography Book Club will read The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Lynn H. Nicholas.

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013
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As local residents celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day on April 16, students across the country observe Day of Silence.

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Peirce Mill ExhibitCome learn about Washington, D.C.'s local history with the exhibit, Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation's Capital, during the month of April.

Peirce Mill is one of Washington's oldest landmarks and an important destination in Rock Creek Park. Peirce Mill offers a glimpse into the area's agrarian past and early technology of flour production. The exhibit traces the Peirce Mill's history from its pre-revolutionary days to its recent revival into an educational site with a working mill.

A new weekly activity for school aged children at the Tenley-Friendship Library

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013

Explorer book coverHave you ever wanted to explore outer space? Look inside of a volcano? Discover the inner workings of a poem? You can with the Explorers Club!

Every week, the Tenley Library will be turning our story time room into a new and exciting world. Surround yourself with informative displays, fascinating books, and an interactive activity or craft. Throughout the week, we'll create an Explorer's Log, making sure to document our discoveries for future generations. The room will be open all day, Monday-Friday, unless there is a story time or another activity happening. On Wednesdays at 4 p.m., we'll be having demonstrations, crafts, or activities!

Help us schedule our summer activities for young ones!

Published on Sunday, April 7, 2013
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Are your children in preschool or elementary school? Do you want to participate in children's activities at the Tenley Library this summer?

If so, please help us out by answering our survey regarding the best days and times for preschool and elementary school activities in June, July, and August 2013. The link to the survey is below:


Feedback is also welcome at kathleen.fitzgerald@dc.gov.