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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.

Effective Aug. 26 through Sept. 30

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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We have had a great summer at the Tenley Library! In order to prepare more wonderful activities for you this October, when our new hours take effect, some programs will be on a temporary hiatus for the month of September. These include Baby Lap Time, Toddler Lap Time, Read-Along Story Time, and Explorers Club. Many of these favorites will return in October, but in the meantime, please join us for these weekly events:

Drop-In Story Time for Ages 0 to 5
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes in the large meeting room.

Pajama Story Time for Ages 0 to 5
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

kids school computer mycutegraphicsLooking for something new to do on the Web? Try one of these book-themed, kid-friendly sites.

Rainbow Magic Official Site
Create your own fairy, do crosswords and word searches, print stationery and postcards, and find out about each fairy in the Rainbow Magic series.

Presenting Captain Awesome!

Library Podcast Discussion

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Are books always better than their movie versions, or are there some that actually work out?

Library Technicians TaChalla Ferris and Anna Tomlinson and Teen of Distinction Brianna MacAdoo weigh in.

Some of the books in the podcast include:

Published on Friday, July 26, 2013

Cinnamon by Samar Yazbek
translated from Arabic by Emily Dandby, released July 2
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After a bitter betrayal, Aliyah is banished from her mistress' villa at dawn and sent back to the dusty alleyways of her childhood. Exhausted, both maid and mistress seek refuge in sleep and dream of their troubled childhoods, loneliness, love, and their lives together.