Neighborhood Library

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.

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.