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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.

Steel Band Musical Presentation

Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Steel Pan Sunday Celebration

Celebrate our new expanded hours with steel pan music.

Join the Tenley Friendship Neighborhood Library as they groove to the sweet musical rhythms of the East of The River Boys and Girls Steel Band Orchestra.

They will tantalize your listening senses with melodious Calypso and Soca music from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Urgent Care 101: How to identify potential problems with your pet

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

person examining a cat's faceJoin us on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room when we will be joined by Drs. Jennifer Gonzales and Nicola Moore.

They will cover key symptoms to look for when determining if you should seek veterinary care sooner rather than later. Topics will range from how to assess your pet's vital signs to identifying pain or distress.

This talk is free and open to the human public - no pets please!

Author Talk

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

Somerset Grove

Join the Tenley Friendship Library on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. as we host Dionne Peart, author of Somerset Place: A Novel.

This is her debut novel and it is a page turner.  

Three generations of the women in the Wright family all dream of leaving their home in a small Jamaican town, but each woman encounters obstacles that keep her from living the life she wants.

Traveling between the tropical heat of the fictional town of Somerset Grove, Jamaica and the cold promise of Canada, the women struggle to resolve the conflicts within themselves and between each other.

Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

treasure MapCalling all explorers! Are you ready for an adventure? 

Starting Oct. 1, stop by the children's desk to pick up an Explorer's Log and to sign up for the Explorers Club Fall Challenge. The Explorer's Log is full of quests and adventures that will take you from outer space to the bottom of the ocean and beyond. Complete quests to earn points; earn enough points and win a prize!