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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.

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.