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Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013

CatchingfivecoverDo you think you know more about Katniss and Peeta than all your friends? More about President Snow and Panem than President Snow himself? Are you just a Hunger Games Fanatic? Can you not wait for the release of Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Nov. 22?
Then do we have a game for you! Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library in the Large Conference Room for a Hunger Games Trivia Tournament for teens on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. and a Catching Fire Trivia Tournament for Teens on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m.

Prizes and snacks will be available!

Holiday Hazards

Published on Monday, November 11, 2013
Dog and cat sitting in Christmas tree lights

On Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., Dr. Janine Calabro and Dr. Miranda Hillyard will present an overview of holiday season preparedness in our large meeting room.

Join us for helpful hints on traveling with your pet, as well as how to steer clear of toxic holiday plants and potentially dangerous decorations!

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

compassCalling all explorers! There's still time to enter the Explorers Club Fall Challenge. 

Stop into the library to sign up and pick up your Explorers Log. Inside the log, you'll find a series of quests and challenges to complete.

Complete challenges to earn points; earn enough points, and you'll win a prize!

Explorers have until Dec. 17 to complete their logs, so there's still plenty of time to sign up, win prizes and discover some secrets of the universe. 

Published on Monday, November 4, 2013

Once again Early Literacy takes center stage, but this time a New York Times article reviews a recent trend in books for the youngest “readers," board book adaptations of classic novels. Publishers and retailers are reporting huge popularity with this type of adaptation, even titles featuring images by contemporary artists Damien Hirst and Paul Morrison.

But the library wants to emphasize that any reading you do with your little one is important! And we have a great collection of board books that can help you sing, talk and read with your baby or toddler.

Secret Agent Who Saved Ronald Regan's Life

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In the Secret ServiceMeet Jerry Parr. In 1981, he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley Jr., stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. In the Secret Service is an adrenaline-filled ride through the life of the agent who saved Ronald Reagan’s life.

Jerry spent much of his life as a silent eyewitness to history, with a gun at his fingertips. What motivates a man who is ready at a moment’s notice to step into the path of a bullet?

Published on Friday, October 18, 2013

Recently a Washington Post article discussed a study that suggests that yelling is as harmful as spanking when disciplining children. So what should parents do? The library has a wide range of parent guides that might be what you need to help you navigate one of life’s toughest jobs: parenting.

Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting
Pamela Druckerman

Witty and brimming with common sense, this title offers a mix of practical tips and guiding principles to help parents find their way.

Check out these spooky stories to get in the Halloween spirit!

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013

deepanddarkanddangerousDeep and Dark and Dangerous
By Mary Downing Hahn

Thirteen-year-old Ali plans on using her summer vacation in Maine to discover more about her family’s shadowy past in the place where her mother used to spend her summers.

Film Presentation

Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cairo 678Cairo 678 is a 2010 Egyptian film by director Mohamed Diab. This amazing film focuses on the sexual harassment of women in Egypt. The film took top prize in the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival, Muhr Arab category.

Join the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library on 
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room as we present Cairo 678.

Published on Friday, October 4, 2013
Max Hastings does it again with this great historical novel where he examines the final six months of a single year when the world descended from an idyllic, albeit unstable, age into the chasm of carnage and upheaval that is known as World War I. 

Join the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library in Partnership with Politics and Prose as we host the British Editor and War CorrespondentMax Hastings in the Large Conference Room on the second floor at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Celebrate With Mayor Gray, Receive A Special Prize

Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Tenley-Friendship Library is open this Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1-5 p.m. Celebrate the first Sunday of October with Mayor Vincent Gray, programs, entertainment and refreshments. The first 100 customers receive a special prize. We'll see you there.