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Published on Saturday, April 16, 2011

National Poetry Month posterCome to the Tenley Library Wednesday, April 20, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. to hear "Men Without Drums," poets Sunil Freeman, Jim Henley and Michael Schaffner read their fine poems with no help from Robert Bly.

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Little Bear book cover

Beginning readers will eat cookies and discuss Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik, Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. 

Please read the book prior to the session. Copies will be available at the children’s desk beginning March 21.

Ages 5-7.

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Come to a special Saturday edition of our regular weekly story time programs, April 9, with a spring theme.

The 10 a.m. program repeats at 11 a.m.

Ages birth - 5.

Published on Friday, April 1, 2011


Are you interested in learning more about eBooks and eAudiobooks available for checkout from the library? At our Overdive training class, Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. you'll learn:


  • how to browse, checkout, 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.

*The Kindle is NOT compatible with library eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Come listen to the next generation of creative writers (and thinkers) Saturday, April 2, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Published on Monday, March 14, 2011

Ladder to the Moon Come hear debut author Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, present a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met.

Friday, April 15, from 6:30-8 p.m.

This family event is free, but prior registration is required. The event is fully subscribed; no walk-ins can be accommodated.

Soetoro-Ng was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a writer and educator with a Ph.D. in international comparative education. She says her book was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother.

Published on Monday, March 7, 2011

Come watch Footprints in the Sand (Canada, 2010, 60 min.), Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Footprints in the Sand posterHumans have always lived along the earth’s varied coastlines. For tens of thousands of years the ocean has nurtured and inspired us, and we lived in balance with its seemingly endless bounty. All that has changed now.

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Family Story Time for All Ages
Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
Stop by after school on Mondays to hear favorite children's stories.

Baby and Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Join us on Tuesday mornings for songs and stories for babies and toddlers (ages birth through 36 months).

After School Films

Every Other Wednesday, Beginning February 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Admit all ages for After School Family Films!

Tales for Twos and Threes
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
Fingerplays, stories, rhymes and songs for ages 2 through 3.

Crafts for Kids
Every Other Saturday, Beginning February 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Kids of all ages can make a fun craft at the library!

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Two players. 25 countries. One Game.

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who didn’t quite make it to the pros.  Not ready for it to be over, they take off, chasing the game.  From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2011

Are you currently caring for an older relative, either locally or long distance?

Is this a role you might need to take on in the future? 

Deb Rubenstein, MSW, LICSW, a care manager and counselor at Iona Senior Services, will lead a workshop on the basics of caregiving, including legal and financial planning, how to find resources in the DC area or elsewhere, and how to handle the emotional and relationship challenges that come with caregiving.