Neighborhood Library

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

hen reading to chicks
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.

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Logo of LinkedInLinkedIn is a social networking website that connects your work life in a similar way that Facebook connects your social life. You can look for jobs, contact references, search for clients and connect with colleagues.

This one-hour class -- held on Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. -- will help you set up your account on LinkedIn and show off some of the features of the website. Please have a working email address before you come to class. 

Get involved at the library with the Teen Advisory Board

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TeensCome learn about the new Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Tenley-Friendship Library.

TAB is a chance not only to participate in library programs, but also to decide what they are and plan them. Two informational and planning meetings will be held on Jan. 16 and Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Pizza will be served.

TAB is open to teens and preteens in grades 7 to 12 and volunteer hours are available.

Can’t make it? Email Miss Megan and megan.biggins@dc.gov for more information or with questions.

'The Lady from Shanghai' - 1947

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Movie poster for The Lady from ShanghaiMichael O'Hara (Orson Welles), after a chance meeting with Rosalie Bannister (Rita Hayworth) in New York, agrees to become a crewman on her husband Arthur Bannister’s yacht bound for San Francisco. En route they pick up Bannister’s law partner, George Grisby.

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ebooksSo you got an e-reader and are reading more than ever? Are you also spending a fortune on books to feed your new habit?  Then we want to help you! Did you know that the library offers e-books and audio books for checkout?

We know that downloading library e-books and audiobooks can be confusing, even for the tech-savvy among us. That is why we offer personalized assistance on a drop-in basis.

Need help checking out digital materials, downloading them, registering your library account or transferring library media to your e-book reader or MP3 player?

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Are you new to graphic novels? Did you know that DCPL has great collection? If you are interested in trying out the medium, here are few a suggestions.

If you liked the DC Reads book Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, you should try Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, both books are personal narratives set in Iran during the time around the Iranian Revolution, but while Reading Lolita deals with the author's adult life, Persepolis focuses on the author’s childhood and coming of age.

Picture of "Reading Lolita in Tehran"
Image of "Persepolis"

Teen E-book & Digital Music Clinic

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

ipodsDid you get an iPhone 5 for Christmas? A Kindle Fire for Hanukah?  A new laptop for Kwanzaa?

Come find out how to access e-books and free music from the DC Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

What's Happening at Tenley-Friendship Library in 2013?

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013imageIt’s a new year at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library and a brand new chance to get involved with library programs.

Come meet some of the library staff and learn about the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Tenley-Friendship Library and other activities for teens at the library. TAB is a brand new group at the library and a chance not only to participate in library programs, but also to decide what they are and to plan them.

Learn more at the Tenley-Friendship Library on Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Small Conference Room!