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"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.

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Join us Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. for two films sponsored by the 2012 Environmental Film Fest.

Chasing Water GraphicChasing Water (USA, 2011, 19 min.) Colorado native Peter McBride grew up in a ranching family that depended on the Colorado River for irrigation. His simple desire is to find out where the irrigation water of his youth went after his family used it, and how long it took the water to reach the ocean. This 1,500-mile journey shows how the thirst of the 30 million people that the Colorado supports takes an unhealthy toll. Written by John Waterman. Directed by Peter McBride. Honorable Mention, 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Join us for a Bilingual Story Time (English/Spanish) the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the story time room at 10 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun with Miss Veronica.

Some popular titles read during our bilingual story times are:

Wiggling Pockets/Bolsillos Saltarines by Pat Mora
Mommy!/Mama! by Mario Ramos
My Day/Mi Día by Rebecca Emberly

Some popular songs are:
"La Araña Pequeñita (Eency Weency Spider)"
"Estrellita, Donde Estas? (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)"
"Bate Chocolate (Stir the Chocolate)"

Ages birth to 5.

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

image of download arrowHave you ever wanted to check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library? How about music and video?

Are you unsure of where to get started, or have you run into problems?

Stop by our Download Drop-In clinic for free hands-on help, Wednesday, February 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Feel free to bring your laptop, eReader or other mobile device.

Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m.- Noon

Published on Friday, January 13, 2012

Job Seekers GraphicJob Seekers! Beginning Thursday, January 26, come by the Tenley-Friendship Library for job search support.

The clinic provides tips and support for basic activities in an online job search:

• Getting prepared and organized
• Creating an email account
• Creating a Monster.com account
• Creating and saving a sample job search
• Starting a résumé
• Working on an online application

Customers will be given a short diagnostic at the beginning to help staff better meet their needs.

First-come, first-served; seven computer spaces available.