Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

legendmarieluAre you a teen or preteen who loves to read? You know what makes reading a book even better? Discussing it with others.

Come to the Teen Book Club at Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, a casual group sponsored by the DC Public Library that meets the last Thursday of each month. Our next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.

This month we'll be discussing Legend by Marie Lu. Copies are available at the second-floor reference desk.

Author Talk

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. NavyThe War of 1812, often referred to as “The Second War of Independence,” saw not only the burning of Washington DC and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, but also brought about the rise to prominence of our fledgling navy. Arranged chronologically, The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy explains how the nation’s inexperienced service defied “the mightiest fleet on the globe.”

Published on Friday, September 21, 2012

Photo of Three Tough Chinamen book jacketJoin local author Scott D. Seligman as he discusses his book, Three Tough Chinamen, which chronicles the lives of the Moy brothers, late-19th-century Chinese immigrants to America who crossed lines and broke barriers. They were tough men whose lives were hemmed in by prejudice and restrictive laws. They were scrappy and ambitious. And they were in the U.S. to stay.

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.