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Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Fury Movie PosterJoin us for a Saturday matinee! This proto-noir film and discussion is Saturday, March 31, 1:30 – 4 p.m. in the second floor auditorium.

Directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M), Fury is loosely based on the events surrounding an actual 1930s kidnapping case. Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy) is accused of kidnapping a child when traveling to meet his fiancée, Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sydney), and barely survives an attack by a lynch mob. Presumed dead, Wilson decides to seek revenge against those who tried to hang him.
B&W – Not Rated – 92 minutes.

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

iPhoto Graphic Stop by the Tenley-Friendship Library for this Introduction for Mac Users using iPhoto, including: uploading, organizing, editing, and posting photos .

Tuesdays, March 13 and 27, 10:30 to noon - second floor Teen Space.

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Join us Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. for two films sponsored by the 2012 Environmental Film Fest.

Chasing Water GraphicChasing Water (USA, 2011, 19 min.) Colorado native Peter McBride grew up in a ranching family that depended on the Colorado River for irrigation. His simple desire is to find out where the irrigation water of his youth went after his family used it, and how long it took the water to reach the ocean. This 1,500-mile journey shows how the thirst of the 30 million people that the Colorado supports takes an unhealthy toll. Written by John Waterman. Directed by Peter McBride. Honorable Mention, 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Join us for a Bilingual Story Time (English/Spanish) the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the story time room at 10 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun with Miss Veronica.

Some popular titles read during our bilingual story times are:

Wiggling Pockets/Bolsillos Saltarines by Pat Mora
Mommy!/Mama! by Mario Ramos
My Day/Mi Día by Rebecca Emberly

Some popular songs are:
"La Araña Pequeñita (Eency Weency Spider)"
"Estrellita, Donde Estas? (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)"
"Bate Chocolate (Stir the Chocolate)"

Ages birth to 5.

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

image of download arrowHave you ever wanted to check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library? How about music and video?

Are you unsure of where to get started, or have you run into problems?

Stop by our Download Drop-In clinic for free hands-on help, Wednesday, February 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Feel free to bring your laptop, eReader or other mobile device.

Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.- Noon

Published on Friday, January 13, 2012

Job Seekers GraphicJob Seekers! Beginning Thursday, January 26, come by the Tenley-Friendship Library for job search support.

The clinic provides tips and support for basic activities in an online job search:

• Getting prepared and organized
• Creating an email account
• Creating a Monster.com account
• Creating and saving a sample job search
• Starting a résumé
• Working on an online application

Customers will be given a short diagnostic at the beginning to help staff better meet their needs.

First-come, first-served; seven computer spaces available.

Wednesday, January 25, at 7 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Are you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer—preferably at the same time?

Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the DC Public Library that meets the last week of each month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 25, at 7 p.m. at Public Bar, 4615 41st St. N.W.

We'll be discussing The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

RSVP: susan.rosenbaum@dc.gov or check out our Meetup page.

Tuesday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 20 - 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

Apple and Microsoft LogosStop by Tuesday, March 6, or Tuesday, March 20, to participate in this tutorial that will cover: some basic differences between Mac and PC, the operating systems and program types, exploring the Mac, getting started, how to print, using accessory devices like thumb drives and headsets, exiting programs, setting up email, and a basic introduction to the DC Public Library home page and services.

Second Floor Teen Space - Space is limited to seven computers. First come, first served.

January 18, 2012 - 5 p.m.

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

In this segment from the 1987 PBS documentary, Eyes on the Prize, the civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King's leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act. (NR - 60 minutes)

Second floor auditorium.

January 18, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

Movie Poster for Freedom RidersCome by the Tenley Library for a screening of this powerful 2010 documentary directed by Stanley Nelson that highlights the story behind the "Freedom Riders," a courageous band of civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South in 1961. (NR - 115 minutes)

Second floor auditorium.