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Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Come by on Wednesday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. to hear these local poets:

Book cover for Wild WashingtonNancy Arbuthnot is the author of Wild Washington, two books of poetry translations, and is professor emerita at the Naval Academy:

Published on Monday, September 12, 2011

Photo fo Judith ViorstJudith Viorst is the author of fiction and nonfiction for children as well as adults. Her children’s books include The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, The Alphabet from Z to A and the “Alexander” series, which is based on the experiences of her youngest son.

Published on Saturday, September 10, 2011

photo of David A. TaylorJoin us on Monday, September 19, when the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will be showing the Smithsonian Networks documentary Soul of a People: Writing America's Story. The film is a companion to the book Soul of a People: The WPA Writer's Project Uncovers Depression America by David A. Taylor.  Taylor, who was the lead writer and co-producer of the film, will be here at the film screening. The event will be held in the large meeting room at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Come to Tenley, and find out why:

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

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. Since this is a new group, we'll try meeting at local bars/restaurants to get things started.  Our next meeting is Monday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at Public Bar, 4615 41st St. N.W

We'll be discussing Feed by M.T. Anderson

RSVP: susan.rosenbaum@dc.gov

Published on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Five Easy Pieces PosterTake a trip with Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces on Friday, September 2, at 2 p.m.

Existential angst marks this 1970 road tale in which Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) gives up his promising career as a concert pianist, hits the road and finds work in the oil fields of Los Angeles.

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Photo of Author Mark Stein

Come by the Tenley Library for a local author talk, Wednesday, September 7, at 7 p.m.

Mark Stein is the author of How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times Bestseller that became the basis of the History Channel series of the same name, in which Stein frequently appears.

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Are you interested in learning more about eBooks and eAudiobooks available for check-out from the library? At our Overdive training class, Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m., you'll learn:


  • how to browse, check out, download, and transfer eBooks and eAudiobooks;
  • which eReaders and mobile devices are compatible with our downloadable media collection; and
  • the difference between various digital formats: MP3, WMA, ePub, PDF.

Feel free to bring your laptop, eReader or mobile device for additional hands-on help.

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Register now for Baby Lap Time!

This fall, the Tenley Library is offering a six-week series of Baby Lap Time sessions for children ages birth to 18 months, with their siblings and caregivers. At each week's session, Miss Katie will lead songs, rhymes, bounces, books and other activities to promote early literacy skills.

Identical sessions will be offered on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. When you register, please be prepared to choose either the afternoon or the morning session.

For more information, or to sign up, visit the children's desk or call 202-727-1449 during library hours.

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Fall Story Time schedule at the Tenley-Friendship Library begins on Monday, August 22!

Drop-in Story Times are as follows:

Preschool Story Time (Ages 2 to 5)
Mondays at 4 p.m.

Baby/Toddler Story Time (Ages birth to 36 months)
Tuesdays at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m.

Tales for Twos and Threes (Ages 2 and 3)
Fridays at 10 a.m.

Baby/Toddler Lap Time (Ages birth to 24 months)
Fridays at 11 a.m.