Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.

Published on Monday, September 22, 2014

Beautiful Things Heaven Bears coverDo you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C.?  The Cleveland Park Library has a local history book discussion series!

To celebrate DC Reads 2014, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., we will be discussing this year's selected novel The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu.

The story, set in contemporary Washington, is about an Ethiopian immigrant who owns a grocery store in the Logan Circle neighborhood, his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his nostalgia and longing for his home continent.  As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, he may lose everything all over again.

A new weekend family storytime

Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FamilyStarting in September, Sundays at 3:30 p.m., this new bi-weekly story time will be an exploration of different methods of storytelling.

From traditional print books to rhymes and songs, each program will explore different ways to express a story.

All ages are welcome to join, but the program will specifically target kids ages 3 to 7. If you have any questions, contact Julie through email or at the children's desk at 202-282-3073. 

Murder in Medieval Paris

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blood Royal coverIn early November 1407, Parisians awoke to shocking news. The King's brother had been murdered! Who did it?

The resulting investigation and identity of the assassin would have consequences beyond the French kingdom. The real life story of this medieval assassination is told in Blood Royal by Eric Jager.

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014
Tianyou, SR winner of CPK's bag full-of-books
Dylan, SR winner of CPK's Kindle Fire

Second Session: "The Secret River" by Kate Grenville

Published on Sunday, September 14, 2014

On Thursday, October 9, at 7 p.m., we will discuss The Secret River The Secret River book coverby Kate Grenville.

Next door to Cleveland Park at the Uptown Tap House

Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014

head of banned booksMonday, Sept. 22, starting at 7:30 p.m., in celebration of Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27), Cleveland Park staff will join our next door neighbor the Uptown Tap House to bring you Banned Book Trivia.

In addition to the normal prizes and deals offered by the Uptown Tap House every Monday night, the library staff have pitched in to furnish a $50 gift certificate to the winner of our questions about Banned Books in appreciation of both our wonderful patrons and great neighboring establishments.

October Selection for Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club

Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Suspect bookcoverJoin us on Thursday, Oct. 2, to discuss Suspect by Robert Crais. 

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014

Cover of Astronaut AcademyKid's ages 9 and up are invited to read our monthly graphic novel selection and then join us to discuss the book. On Tuesday, September 30 at 5 p.m. we'll be discussing Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity  by Dave Roman.

Published on Friday, August 29, 2014

Pardon our building improvements: The elevator at Cleveland Park Library will undergo maintenance from September 8 through 12. The elevator will be out-of-service during maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer ReadingThe end of summer is here but that doesn't mean the fun is over yet! Cleveland Park's end of summer reading party will be full of experiments, music, crafts and even a pie throwing contest. Remember to keep filling out those Beaker Breaker sheets! Any kid who reads more than Miss Julie or Miss Patty will get their very own pie to throw.

Science! Pie! Fun! All this and more will be happening at Cleveland Park Library on September 11 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 4, 6 p.m.

Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

UMD Quad Join us in the first floor meeting room as Dr. Victoria Tillson Evans, a college consultant who has taught on the faculties of Harvard College, Middlebury College, and Elon University, uses her years of experience in higher education to help you navigate senior year.