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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!

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
Cover of Reading Lolita in Tehran Cover of Persepolis