Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

From coming-of-age novels set in Zimbabwe, to mysteries set in New Orleans, 2013 was a great year for new books.

Before we ring in 2014, we’re celebrating our picks for the best-of-the-best of the year that was. Stop by the library to check these titles out, or download them on Overdrive

Global Lens Film Series

Published on Sunday, December 8, 2013

Shyamal Uncle Turns off the LightsJoin us on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the large conference room on the second floor as we watch Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights as part of the Global Lens Film Series.

Shyamal Uncle is an 80-year-old retiree who lives with his wife in Paik Para, India. He notices that the lights in his neighborhood are on 24/7. He thinks that this is a huge waste of energy resources and money.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Published on Friday, December 6, 2013

Winterfest flyerIt's once again time to celebrate the 2013 Tenley Winterfest! The day starts with the Janney 5K, then shop at Janney Elementary School's 9th Annual Winter Market for unique holiday gifts and treats.

Explore the Winter Garden of Lights featuring crafts, roasted chestnuts,and games!

There is always hot cocoa and delicious food along Albemarle!

The Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will host Winter themed Family Story Times at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

At 12:30 p.m., parents of Infants and Toddlers can participate in a Sing, Talk, and Read (STAR) workshop to learn tips and techniques for Early Literacy.

Presented by the Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Image of Adults Practicing T'ai ChiOn Monday, Nov. 25 at 7:15 p.m., come join Susan Lowell of tenleytowntaichi.com and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art, which weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system which 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.

A seminar on sales strategies for small businesses

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Sales As A Strategy bookcoverWant to learn how to increase your sales as a small business?

Come learn about the new book Sales As A Strategy, which discusses sustainable small business sales practices.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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.