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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! 

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library Rolls Out a New Program Schedule!

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

storytimepicBeginning Oct. 1, the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library will offer a new programming schedule, featuring story times, book clubs, and activities for children of all ages on  a weekly basis.

For non-walkers: Baby Laptime
Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Large Conference Room, Second Floor
Families must register for this story time on a weekly basis. To register, email Miss Christina at christina.mctighe@dc.gov, no more than seven days in advance and provide your child's name and age. Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome!

'Caring for Your Canine: How to be Your Dog's Best Friend'

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

picture of a beagleThe Tenley Library is beginning a new partnership with the Friendship Hospital for Animals.

Join us for our first talk on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., when we will be joined by Dr. Ashley Gallagher.

Dr. Gallagher will cover topics ranging from vaccines and preventatives to obesity and dental disease.

These sessions are free and open to the public.

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

pictionarytourneyHave you ever played Pictionary for prizes? Now is your chance to do so at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library’s Middle School Pictionary Tournament. Kids will be grouped in teams and the team will earn points for the most correct answers during their turns to draw. Prizes will be available!

Join us and show off your drawing and teamwork skills.

This program is recommended for grades 5 to 8.

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

We can get so caught up in a book that sometimes we imagine ourselves as the main character. But what if the main character was real? Would you be friends with her or him? What about the other characters in the story?

Listen to what Children's Librarian Megan Biggins and Teen of Distinction Brianna MacAdoo have to say.

Books discussed are:

'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013


Books by Authors Featured at National Book Festival

Published on Monday, September 9, 2013

book festival posterCome see our display, Books by Authors Featured at National Book Festival, during the month of September. The display showcases adult, children, and teen books from our collection. All books on display are available for checkout.

For more information about National Book Festival, visit: loc.gov/bookfest/ and come see DCPL's booth at the festival!

Recommended for children aged 9 to 12

Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for an Independent Reader Book Club for children aged 9 to 12. Starting in September, we will meet every other Wednesday at 4 p.m. to discuss half of a pre-selected book.

Books have been selected from a list published by NPR featuring the best books for children aged 9 to 12

A great way to end the summer!

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WBecketandkindlehen Becket S.’s mom brought him to the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library library on Aug. 28 and told him the librarian needed to talk to him, he had no idea what to expect. Did he have an overdue book? Had he been seen running?

One of the children’s librarians, Miss Megan, asked Becket if he remembered what the prize for the summer reading raffle was, and could he guess who had won it? Becket guessed his younger brother Nicholas, but it was actually him!

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

In a new set of easy reader books, popular character Katie Woo guides young readers through the writing process for various writing styles. Help your kids get ready for the new school year with these six wonderful resources about writing letters, research papers, narratives, journal entries, poems, and opinion pieces.