Neighborhood Library

Weekly Lap Times for Babies and Toddlers Coming in January

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Beginning Jan. 10, The Tenley-Friendship Library will offer its popular Baby Lap Time and Toddler Lap Time programs every week. Baby Lap Time is for non-walkers, and it will meet on Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. Toddler Time is for walkers up to age 2, and it will meet on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. and Friday afternoons at 3 p.m.

Families may sign up for one session per week. You may sign up for a given session no more than 7 days in advance. To register, email Miss Katie at kathleen.fitzgerald@dc.gov and provide your child's name and age. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum of 20 families has been reached. Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome!

Questions? Email Miss Katie at kathleen.fitzgerald@dc.gov or call the children's desk at 202-727-1449.

'From Hell' by Alan Moore

Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

fromhellcoverAre 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, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. at Public Bar, 4615 41st St. NW

We'll be discussing From Hell by Alan Moore.

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Please join us for the Tenley-Friendship Library's Foreign Film Series. Over the next three months we will feature one film a month. 

James Johnston

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012

Book cover for From Slave Ship to HarvardPlease join local author James Johnston on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of his second book, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family.

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012
Cover of Palestine by Joe Sacco Picture of Restrepo

'Beat the Devil,' 1953

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

Beat the Devil Movie PosterThis parody of John Huston’s classic 1941 film noir, The Maltese Falcon, follows the exploits of a group of swindlers and petty criminals in Italy as they await passage to the uranium fields of Kenya.

Join other noir enthusiasts for the film and discussion on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. as we discuss the film’s relationship to earlier “serious” noir films. Is it a quest picture, a parody, camp or noir?

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley, and Jennifer Jones.

Black and White film – Unrated. 89 minutes.

Ann Stevens with Giles Kelly

Published on Friday, November 2, 2012

Book CoverJoin local authors Ann Stevens, photographer, and Giles Kelly, writer, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. as they discuss their recently published coffee-table book, Diplomatic Gardens of Washington,  which provides an exclusive look at private gardens behind embassy walls. Stevens will show some of the many photographs that capture the beauty of the private gardens of 12 ambassadorial residences, including the grandeur of the British garden, the Oriental style of the Korean garden, and the charm of the Danish garden. The accompanying text provides the history of each residence. These gardens contain some nice surprises, including a telephone booth, lap pool and statue of a friendly bear.

Stories, Songs and Rhymes in English and Spanish

Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Join us for a Bilingual Story Time (English/Spanish) the last Friday of every month in the story time room at 11:30 a.m. We'll have stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun with Miss Vita.

The Oct. 26 storytime will feature the Day of the Dead and include a short craft!

Ages birth to 5.

Acompáñenos el ultimo viernes de cada mes a las 11:30 a.m. para la Hora del Cuento bilingüe con Señorita Vita.

iTendremos cuentos, canciones, rimas, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos!

¡Vengan a la hora del cuento el 26 de octubre para conocer mas del Día de los Muertos! Habra una manualidad para los niños.

Kiss Me Deadly, 1955

Published on Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kiss Me Deadly Film PosterWhat happens when writer Mickey Spillane and director Robert Aldrich team up in the middle of Red Scare-era America?

Give your old books a new home!

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

stackofbooksAre your bookshelves looking a little crowded? Are you bored with your collection of books? Do you need something new to read? Stop by the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library on Friday, Oct. 12 from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. for a Teen Book Exchange.

Bring your old books and trade them for new-to-you books! Leave your old favorites so someone else can give them a new home!