Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kermit the Frog and Jim HensonJim Henson changed the art of puppetry forever. He helped introduce a show that transformed children's television. He created new worlds and the creatures that inhabited them.

He was a hometown boy, graduating from the University of Maryland and getting his professional start right here in local television. He brought both joy and humor into our lives.

He has been gone for almost 25 years, but his legacy lives on.

Please join us at the Tenley Library on Thursday, April 17 as we infuse our monthly movie marathon with some original Henson magic!

'Stories From a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia'

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

book cover artCome join independent author Roger Engle on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. as he speaks from his memoir, Stories from a Small Town: Remembering My Childhood in Hedgesville, West Virginia, followed by a book sale and signing.

Take a moment and picture your childhood home. Try to visualize a short walk from your doorstep. Can you conjure up your neighborhood, nearby houses or businesses, and the people who lived or worked in them? Can you recall the events that unfolded nearby, or the activities that once filled your childhood world?

Canine behavior, training and enrichment

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

puppy waiting for a treatPlease join us on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room as Dr. Ashley Gallagher will present a lecture on how to be your dog's best friend.

From getting started early with proper training techniques, to engaging in activities that will challenge them both physically and mentally - come learn how to give your dog an enriched and happy life!

Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tenleytown T'ai Chi ImageJoin Susan Lowell from tenleytowntaichi.com on Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 30 and and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art that weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine.

Experience a gentle, traditional movement system that emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by NIH, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.

Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Blind SideJoin the Tenley staff on Thursday, March 20 as we combine Academy Award month with Women's History Month to show a selection of films featuring Best Actress winners.

  • 1:15 p.m. - Ingrid Bergman wins the Oscar!
  • 3:30 p.m. - Congratulations Sandra Bullock!
  • 6:45 p.m. - And the Award goes to...Halle Berry!

All films shown in the Large Conference Room.

Call 202-727-1225 for more information.   

New children and teen program schedule announced

Published on Friday, March 14, 2014

Starting in April, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will be offering three new story times to its programming lineup, which already features story Cherry Blosom times, book clubs, and activities for children and teens each week.

Here is a look at our programs. Hope to see you at one.
Baby Lap Time (Non-walkers)
Wednesdays 11 a.m.

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

 book cover artJoin Stan Hinden, former Washington Post “Retirement Journal” columnist, as he discusses his book, How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

'Washington, D.C.: Streets and Statues: Walking in the Steps of History'

Published on Monday, March 3, 2014

Book cover artWho are the persons whose familiar names are part of our everyday lives as we live and visit on the streets of Washington, DC? Why are they there? When did they appear and for what reason?

Find out with local author Dr. Mark N. Ozer, on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m., as he discusses his book Washington DC: Streets and Statues. Walking in the Steps of History.

Part of the Special Needs Information Series

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Join our partners, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc., on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room for "Educational Advocacy in Transition."

Published on Sunday, February 16, 2014

logo picDid you know you can borrow audiobooks, e-books, e-magazines, and download free music with your library card?

Visit the library's downloadable media page to see your options. All digital content can be downloaded to an e-reader, smartphone, personal computer, or tablet.

Come learn or demo how on the library's iPads at Tenley's Digital Walk-Up Clinic every third Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m.