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'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
Photo of Marc Nobleman
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.

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.