Neighborhood Library

At the Tenley-Friendship Library

Published on Saturday, April 6, 2013


Join Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) at Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a FREE after-school program. In six action-packed workshops beginning April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, participants will learn about playwriting and acting through fun games and activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to create and perform an original play about our community!

The program is free of charge and open to all fifth- through eighth-grade students. No experience in theater or creative writing is necessary!

A Book Group for Young Professionals

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013


Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tenley-Friendship Library is Knit Forward's next location!

Knit Forward Organization Logo

Knit Forward will drop off a basket, at the library, 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.

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

Are you interested in learning a language, but don't have time for classes?
Are you planning your summer vacation abroad and need to beef up your language skills?

With your DC Public Library Card you have access to over 250 language audiobook titles in OverDrive! Titles include programs for beginners to advanced speakers and everyday phrases. Audiobooks are easily downloadable to a personal computer or mobile device.

Downloading audiobooks to a personal computer  

Introducing... Aldo Zelnick!

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

Aldo Zelnick is a fifth grader, an artist, and a collector of words. He keeps track of the events of his life in a journal, where he draws funny cartoons and confesses his innermost thoughts. Each of his journals focuses on a different letter. So far, there are seven books in the series.

They are written by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer, and published by Bailiwick Press. Click the titles below to see each of the Aldo Zelnick books in the library's catalog.

Find them at the Tenley library in the children's fiction section, under J Oceanak.

Chapter Books Starring Ducks and Chickens

Published on Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring into spring with these fun early elementary chapter books featuring chickens and ducks! Click a title to see its availability. Stop by the library to borrow it,  or place a hold from home and pick it up on your next visit!

Try this series with your beginning reader!

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do you have a new reader in your family? Do you like to read together?

Mary Ann Hoberman’s fun collections of short rhyming stories for two voices are great for adults and kids to read together -- or even for kids to read with each other!

There are five titles in the series. The first book is a series of original stories; the others explore well-known fairy tales, fables, nursery rhymes, and spooky stories. Each story is told entirely in dialogue, and the text is split into two speaking parts. Every story ends with the same upbeat refrain: "You read to me, I'll read to you!" 

Click below to see where you can find each of the You Read to Me, I'll Read to You books at the Tenley library, or place a hold from home!

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

SalvagebonesreviewIn the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina, in the small coastal town of Bois Sauvage, 14-year-old Esch isn’t thinking about storing water or evacuating to higher ground. Instead she worries about her emotionally absent father’s drinking, her brother Skeetah's prized pitbull and her new puppies, and most frightening of all, the fact that she’s just discovered she’s pregnant.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013

Author Rebecca Gale will discuss her new book, Trying, on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

Cover of Trying by Rebecca GaleBook Synopsis: Mandy thinks the most interesting thing about herself is her boyfriend, Cal. They've just taken the step of moving across the country and getting a grown-up apartment, the start to sharing what she hopes will be the rest of their lives. Cal, though, really moved for work, a government project he can't tell Mandy about.