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Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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This Gun for Hire, 1942

Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This Gun for Hire Movie PosterA hired killer, a stolen chemical formula, blackmail, traitors, counterfeit money, a manhunt, and forbidden love all combine in this classic film noir, based on the Graham Greene novel, A Gun for Sale.

Join other noir enthusiasts in the second-floor auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. for the film and discussion, including why this is a classic of the genre.

Starring Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Robert Preston and Laird Cregar.

Black-and-white – Unrated – 81 minutes.

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Tuesday August 28th, 12 p.m.

Registration Begins Monday, September 17

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baby Lap Time (For Non-Walkers): Thursday mornings at 11 a.m., October 4 through November 8.

Toddler Lap Time (For Walkers): Thursday mornings at 10 a.m., October 4 through November 8
Friday afternoons at 3 p.m., October 5 through November 9.

To Register (Beginning on September 17): Please email Katie Fitzgerald at kathleen.fitzgerald@dc.gov or Megan Biggins at megan.biggins@dc.gov. We need your child's name and age, as well as the name of the caregiver who will bring the child to lap time. You also may register by phone at 202-727-1449. 

'A Woman's Face,' 1941

Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Woman's Face Movie PosterA Woman's Face Movie PosterIs beauty only skin-deep? Scar-faced blackmailer, Anna Holm (Joan Crawford), is offered a new face and a clean slate. Can she leave her shady past behind and build a new life, or will her thirst for revenge drag her down?

Published on Monday, August 6, 2012

Each month we will gather at Public Bar in Tenleytown to discuss a graphic novel and another item on a similar theme.  Some months it might be a novel, some months it might be a film. To R.S.V.P. for the event, visit the Meetup page.

For more information, contact Grant Perrigo at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library or call 202-727-1225.  

Adults only please.


Come Hear Marc Talk about His Newest Book, "Bill, the Boy Wonder"

Published on Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Marc Nobleman, author of more than 70 children's books, will join us on Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. to talk to kids in grades 5 and up about his most recent book, Bill, the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.

Every Batman story is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.”

But that isn’t the whole truth.

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

High Sierra Movie PosterIn High Sierra, Roy “Mad Dog” Earl (Bogart) is sprung from prison so he can help plan the robbery of a resort hotel, then finds himself on the run and trapped in the Sierras after the robbery goes awry. Can he escape or will his quest for the love of two women be his downfall?

Join other noir enthusiasts for this “outdoor noir” film and discussion, including an investigation of the impact of setting on the noir genre.

Starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart – B&W – Unrated – 100 minutes

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Second Floor Auditorium

Published on Monday, June 18, 2012

Want to see Cabaret on a large screen? Can't remember the last time you saw A Hard Day's Night ? Then join us this summer at the Tenley Library as we show nine of our favorite musicals every Saturday between June 16 and Aug. 11.

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"The Maltese Falcon" (1931)

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Maltese Falcon 1931 Movie PosterThis pre-Hollywood Production Code film based on Dashiell Hammett’s novel was released just a year after the book and ten years before John Huston’s more famous film version. The story revolves around the search for the “black bird” that everyone – including Sam Spade, Ruth Wonderly, Joel Cairo and Casper Gutman – seems willing to lie, cheat, steal -- and possibly kill -- for.