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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.

Get Involved at the Library!

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TaggedLooking for way to get involved in your community and help plan awesome events? Join TAG Team!

TAG Team is the teen advisory group at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, where teens give their input on what’s going on at the library, what programs they would like to see at the library and generally have a great time.

The next meeting is Feb. 27 at 4:30 pm in the Medium Conference Room. Volunteer hours are available. 

(Image from the|G|â„¢' / Flickr)

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen"On June 7, 1494, Pope Alexander VI divided the world in half, bestowing the western portion on Spain, and the eastern on Portugal."

Join us Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, February 11, 2013

Looking for your next great book?

Librarians at the Tenley-Friendship Library will present some of their favorite books on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room.

Poster for "Your Next Great Book!" program

Published on Friday, February 8, 2013
penguin listens to music on headphones

With Freegal, you can download up to three free songs a week - to keep! Many of the songs you hear at story time are available from the Freegal service. To find the songs below in the Freegal catalog, sign in using your library card and PIN, then perform a search using the song title or artist's name.

New Schedule for February 2013

Published on Friday, February 8, 2013

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Hora del Cuento en Español
¡Cuentos, Canciones, Rimas, y más!
Martes 12 de febrero 10:00AM
Recomendado para edades 0-5

Bilingual Story Time / Hora del Cuento Bilingüe
Join us for a Bilingual Story Time (English/Spanish) Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the story time room at 10 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun with Miss Vita.
Ages birth to 5.
Acompáñenos el martes 26 de febrero a las 10:00 A.M. para la Hora del Cuento bilingüe con Señorita Vita.
iTendremos cuentos, canciones, rimas, y más para niños de 0-5 años!

Songs and rhymes from this week's story times

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

picture of a green bookThis week's story times are all about books, reading, and libraries. Share these songs and rhymes with your child to help promote his or her love of reading. Click here to download and print a .pdf document of these rhymes and songs.

I’m Going Down to the Library
(Click here to hear the tune.)
I’m going down to the library.
Picking out a book.
Check it in, Check it out!

Sing with your child about family members or animals who might visit the library.