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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.

Cabaret movie poster

"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.

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This summer, the Tenley Library children's department will offer three small-group story time sessions for young children. 

Baby Lap Time
Babies (0 to 18 months) can join us for Baby Lap Time. Families have a choice of a morning sessions on Thursdays at 11 a.m. or an afternoon session on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome. Sessions will run for six weeks beginning July 12 and July 13.

Toddler Lap Time
Toddlers (18 to 36 months) are invited to Toddler Lap Time. Families have a choice of an afternoon session on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. or a morning session on Fridays at 11 a.m. Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome. Sessions will run for six weeks beginning July 11 and 13.

Circle Time

"Stranger on the Third Floor" (1940)

Published on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Movie Poster for Stranger on the Third FloorThis rarely-screened film is considered by many noir enthusiasts to be the “little B-movie that started it all.” Featuring tricky camera angles, atmospheric lighting and a fantastical nightmare sequence, Stranger on the Third Floor presents the tale of a newspaper reporter beset by doubt and suspicion after his courtroom testimony puts a man on death row for murder.

Join us for the film and a discussion, including the historical context of noir and why this film is considered to be the first in the genre.

B&W – Unrated – 64 minutes.

Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012

Come celebraDiate El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.  The Día celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children and families of all backgrounds.

On April 26 at 10 a.m., join us for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time.

On April 27 at 10 a.m., join us for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time followed by the Maru Montero Dance Company, who'll perform Mexican and Latin American dances.

On April 30 at 3:30 p.m. join us as children will learn how to make paper bag piñatas and enjoy the treats inside.

All ages are welcome.

Celebrate Women's History Month

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

14 Women Documentary PosterEighty-five years after American women received the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the unprecedented number of 14 women were elected to the 109th Congress as United States Senators. Stop by the Tenley-Friendship Library for the screening of the 2008 documentary, 14 Women, which presents the senators as they balance their public and private lives, in order to examine women’s experiences in political America. (70 minutes)

Introduction by Leslie Griffin, Adult Librarian. Discussion following the screening.

Monday, March 26 – 4:30-6:30 p.m. - second floor auditorium.   Suitable for all ages.

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Are 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, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Public Bar, 4615 41st St. N.W.

We'll be discussing City of Thieves by David Benioff.

RSVP: susan.rosenbaum@dc.gov or check out our Meetup page.

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Fury Movie PosterJoin us for a Saturday matinee! This proto-noir film and discussion is Saturday, March 31, 1:30 – 4 p.m. in the second floor auditorium.

Directed by Fritz Lang (Metropolis, M), Fury is loosely based on the events surrounding an actual 1930s kidnapping case. Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy) is accused of kidnapping a child when traveling to meet his fiancée, Katherine Grant (Sylvia Sydney), and barely survives an attack by a lynch mob. Presumed dead, Wilson decides to seek revenge against those who tried to hang him.
B&W – Not Rated – 92 minutes.

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

iPhoto Graphic Stop by the Tenley-Friendship Library for this Introduction for Mac Users using iPhoto, including: uploading, organizing, editing, and posting photos .

Tuesdays, March 13 and 27, 10:30 to noon - second floor Teen Space.