Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

New Location at 2522 Virginia Ave. NW

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014
West End Open

As of today, Monday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m., the West End Library will be open at its interim location at 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. The 4,000 square foot space features separate spaces for children, teens and adults, 20 computers and a meeting room for 40 people. Stop by and say hello!

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kyle Wichtendahl costumed publicity photoOn Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m., Kyle Wichtendahl, Education Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, will present a lecture about medical practices during the Civil War and their legacy. Learn about the challenges faced by doctors, nurses, and surgeons during the Civil War, and about the innovations that revolutionized the treatment of sick and wounded soldiers in the field, leading to our modern military and emergency medical systems.

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Devil's Gentleman book coverJoin us on Thursday, August 7, 6:30 p.m., to discuss The Devil's Gentleman.  Bringing to life Manhattan's Gilded Age, true-crime historian Harold Schechter captures the tumultuous legal proceedings against Roland Molineux for a series of cyanide killings in hopes of answering the question: What powerfully dark motives could drive the wealthy scion of an eminent New York

Monday, August 4

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

Key Largo image of Lauren Bacal and Humphrey BogartThe Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club will venture forth for its annual Screen on the Green picnic to see Key Largo, a John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Claire Trevor, Lionel Barrymore and Edward G. Robinson. Bring your own food and beverage and something to share.  Contact Barbara at the library or 202-282-3072 for more information if you wish to participate.

The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Barnes and Noble, 12th and E Streets, NW.  Next meeting, August 7.

August 8 Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

Fizzy lemonadeCome and join us Friday, August 8 at 3:30 p.m. Summer is here and it’s hot. What better way to spend summer than to learn how to make your own fizzy lemonade? Do you like it fizzy?  Do you like it sweet?  Do you like it sour? Or, do you like it just right? Let’s have some fun in the sun and sip some cool and fizzy lemonade while watching our dry ice bubbles grow. Children will have a chance to make their own bubbles and count how many colors they can find in the bubbles.

Science Experiments

Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014

picture frameCome design a cool summer picture frame and learn about the properties of glow in the dark paint at the same time. Children candecorate a picture frame with seashells painted with glow in the dark paint. They will learn about the effect of light on the paint and why the paint does not glow in daylight. They will then watch the reaction when the painted seashells are exposed to black fluorescent light. This program is for children 5 and up. Come and join us on August 1 at 3:30 p.m. for a fun science project.

July 26 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Saturday, July 12, 2014

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The children will learn that when they mix glue with Borax in a water solution, the borax reacts with the glue and the mixture can absorb a large amount of water and produce a putty like substance which can be squish in their hands and even bounce. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

August 9 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

This science experiment is a fun way for children to learn about solid and liquid. The Ooze they are going to make acts like both and the children will experiment withGlow in the Dark Ooze both textures and weight and decide which one they prefer and what they need to do to make it stay solid or liquid and for how long it can last as a solid or liquid. This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
 

August 9 Family Story Time & Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

Giant Bubbles
This is a Fun in the Sun program while learning about air and gravity. The children will try their best to make the biggest bubbles. We will have a competition about who has the strongest lung and how much air you can blow to make the biggest bubble, or is it easier to use a big wand to make the giant bubbles? Can a person fit inside a giant bubble without bursting it? This program is combined with our bi-weekly Family Story Time. Come and join us for a fun science experiment for the whole family on August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
 

July 25 Science Experiments

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014


Have fun making dry ice bDry ice bubbleubbles that will grow and grow as they fill with fog that looks like clouds. This experiment is a great one for kids who love science and those who want to discover science. The children will find out how big the bubble will get before it bursts. Give it a try and find out! Come and join us on July 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Winners!

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014

During the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the winners for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction were announced.  Below are the winning titles available to check out and download throughout the library system:

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