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Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Please join the Tenley Friends on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. when we welcome Janet Draper to the Tenley library to give the Henry Mitchell Memorial Lecture.

Janet Draper - Smithsonian HorticulturistAs a horticulturist for the Smithsonian, Draper has tended the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden for the last 10 years. 

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library's Summer Reading kick-off events will take place on Saturday, June 4!

  • At 10 a.m., preschoolers will have a story time and do a coloring craft.
  • At 2 p.m., children ages 5 and up will create a "One World, Many Stories" quilt.

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This summer, our weekly story time schedule will remain the same, with a few additions:

  • Beginning June 7, we will offer three Baby/Toddler story time sessions on Tuesday mornings, at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. The 10:30 session will be offered through August 30 only.
  • Beginning June 9, we will offer Tales for Fours and Fives on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Story Time will be offered three times this summer: Thursday, June 16; Thursday, July 14; and Thursday, August 18, at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday Family Story Time will also be offered three times this summer, on June 25, July 30 and August 27 at 1 p.m.

Published on Monday, May 2, 2011

Yarn and knitting needlesJoin the Upper NW Knitters on Wednesday, May 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. as we knit and crochet. Everyone is welcome, and supplies for learning are on hand.

Reservations are not required.

Published on Saturday, April 30, 2011

Are you a DC 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 Wednesday of each month.  Since this is a new group, we'll try meeting at local bars/restaurants to get things started.  Our first meeting is Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the Public Bar, 4615 41st St. N.W. (Map)

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Duel Movie PosterStop by the Tenley Library for a screening of May's "On the Road" movie.

Duel is an intense psychological thriller in which a businessman (Dennis Weaver) in a hurry to get to a meeting passes a slow 18-wheeler.  The offended anonymous truck driver proceeds to terrorize Weaver along the road. Based on a short story by master-writer, Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), this 1971 made-for-TV movie was Steven Spielberg’s first feature-length film. (Unrated, but it is too intense for young children.)

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.