Tenley Library Friends To Host Book Talk and Discussion: The Orange Tree

On Wednesday April 10 at 7 PM

The Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library will host an evening with Martin Ganzglass as he talks about his book, The Orange Tree, Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tenley Library.

Set in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area, The Orange Tree is the story of the unlikely friendship between an elderly Jewish woman and a young Somali Muslim woman who cares for her in a Bethesda nursing home. Both women are haunted by the prejudice and violence in their lives. The book will be on sale after the discussion for $15. Cash and checks accepted. Tenley-Friendship Library is on Wisconsin Avenue at Albemarle Street, NW Take the red line to Tenleytown.

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
[email protected]
202-727-1488

Friends Contact:  Mary Alice Levine, [email protected]

Mt. Pleasant Library Friends to hold first book sale in new library

 

On Saturday April 6, from 10 AM to 3 PM

Volunteers needed for set up Friday afternoon and for the sale itself on Saturday. Even a couple hours would be appreciated.

Book donations accepted through Friday April 5. Drop them off at the front desk of the Mt Pleasant branch when library is open. Please do not put them in the outside book drop.

Join the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library. Registration forms available at the Library or online http://www.dclibraryfriends.org/mtpleasant/
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Author Talk by Rebecca Gale March 6 at Tenley Library

Author Rebecca Gale will discuss her new book, Trying, on Wednesday, March 6th at 7 PM at the Tenley Library.

Gale works at CQ Roll Call, where she writes a new weekly advice column called Hill Navigator. She has worked as a press secretary and communications director for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa). Trying is her first novel.

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
[email protected]
202-727-1488

Library Oversight Hearing February 27, 2013

The DC Council Committee on Education will hold an oversight hearing on the performance of the DC Public Library (FY2011-12).

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 at 10 AM
Council Chamber (Room 500)
Chairman David Catania

Persons wishing to testify should contact Brendan Williams-Kief of the Committee on Education
202 724-8061
[email protected]

Author John Muller on his book: Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC

The Friends of the Woodridge Library invites the public to a talk by author John Muller about his new book Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia.

Muller is a local journalist and playwright who grew up in the DC area. His play “The 70”  was performed to great acclaim at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library in 2006. It was about the experience of riding the number 70 bus route that ran between the waterfront in Southwest Washington and the plaza in downtown Silver Spring.  In the Washington Post, the playwright compared the experience to Mark Twain’s traveling the Mississippi and writing “Huckleberry Finn.”

Frederick Douglass is Muller’s first book. He is working on a second about Mark Twain.

John Muller a former reporter for The Washington Times and current contributor to Capital Community News. He is a library lover and also blogs for Greater Greater Washington.

This event is free and open to the public.

Monday February 25, 2013 at 6 pm                                                                Woodridge Neighborhood Library                                                                                 1801 Hamlin Street, NE                                                                                              (corner of Rhode Island Avenue and 18th Street, NE)

http://www.dclibrary.org/woodridge