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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.


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!