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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!

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.