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Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Ruining 
by Anna Collomore
Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family.

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013
Dig into reading with one of these middle grade fantasy titles set underground. (And don't forget to sign up for summer reading to win prizes for reading!)

prairie thief coverThe Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley
Louisa knows it wasn't her father who stole the items from the dugout at the Smirches' house, but he's been taken to jail anyway. Louisa's only hope for clearing his name is a disgruntled gnome who was once a friend of her mother's.

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013
Bats at the BeachHeading to the beach with your kids? Take a picture book! Here are five great beach-themed stories to read aloud.
The Old Ball and the Sea by Warren Gebert
When Roy and his dog, Buddy, visit their favorite beach, they are surprised when a beach ball unexpectedly comes in with the tide.
At the Beach by Anne Rockwell

Published on Saturday, July 6, 2013

filmreelJoin us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a family movie and a picnic night.

Every Monday night through the end of August, the Tenley-Friendship Library will be showing a family-friendly movie in the large conference room at 7 p.m.

Stop into the library for a list of what we will be showing.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner or snack and a blanket to sit on the floor.

A Book Club for Young Professionals

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

roombookcoverAre you a D.C. young professional between 21 and 35? Do you like discussing books and drinking beer — preferably at the same time?

Come to the Young Prose Book Group, a casual and friendly gathering sponsored by the DC Public Library that meets the last week of each month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 31, at 7 p.m. at Kitty O’Sheas, located at 4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

We'll be discussing Room by Emma Donoghue.

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 

July Selection

Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

King Leopold's Ghost

Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Summer Book Club for elementary aged children. Starting June 24, we will meet every Monday at 3 p.m. to discuss two pre-selected books. Attendees do not have to read both books and this program is recommended for children who are entering the third through the fifth grades.

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

still shot from the movie "The Philadelphia Story"The Tenley-Friendship Library's second annual summer film festival will run every Saturday between June 16 and Aug. 11. This year, our theme is "Black-and-White Classics."

Please join us as members of the Tenley staff present their favorite black-and-white films. The schedule is as follows: