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Learning Express 3.0 Career Center

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Learning Express logoDid you know there is vocational test preparation online? 

Check out the Career Center page through Learning Express 3.0, one of several career databases available through the DC Public Library.  Here you can find out more about a career path, preparation tools for entrance and occupational exams, job skills, and more.  If you're new to the site, a user guide is available.

The Cleveland Park Library Job Seekers Clinic is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.  You can receive help filling out online job applications, setting up an account on popular job websites, and writing cover letters and resumes.

This is in conjunction with the Mayor's One City One Hire program.

Staff Recommendation

Published on Friday, September 26, 2014

Washington & Baltimore Art Deco coverThe Uptown movie theater. The Kennedy-Warren apartment building. The John Adams Annex Building of the Library of Congress. What do these three Washington buildings have in common? They are built in the Art Deco architectural style. Art Deco was first seen at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris, and it became a prominent design in the 1930s.

Session Two: 'The Secret River' discussion questions

Published on Thursday, September 25, 2014

book coverFor October, we’re reading Kate Grenville’s The Secret River, an epic, violent and disturbing historical narrative about a down-and-out Londoner who pinches a consignment of wood and ends up being deported to New South Wales (aka Australia) for life.  It’s a hard fate for a small crime, but Grenville’s novel, as you’ll see, tells a much bigger story than that.

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!

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.