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First Session: "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014

On Beauty book coverThursday, September 11, 7 p.m., at the first session of Dr. Phil Burnham's six-part monthly series, we will discuss Zadie Smith's On Beauty.

Published on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

man on hang gliderHow does the shape of a heavy jet plane enable it to glide along like a bird in the air?  Lift, drag, thrust, andchild with toy plane gravity all contribute to whether or not an object can get up and stay up in the air and for how long.  Join us on August 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Call or come to the Information Desk to register

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Dr. Phil Burnham, Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, will return to Cleveland Park to facilitate a six-part discussion series entitled "Literature of the English Speaking World."  In this, the seventh annual series, Dr. Burnham aims at giving readers a sense of the wide diversity of English language writing on a global scale over the past several decades. The books include contemporary narratives (Zadie Smith) and historical ones (Kate Grenville); magical family epic (Salman Rushdie) and exotic realism (Paul Bowles); and alternate forms such as the short story (Munro) and the memoir/travelogue (Saro-Wiwa).

Call 202-282-3072 or come to the Information Desk to register.

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Friday, September 12, 2 pm

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Curious about a famous person? Want to learn more about him or her?  Are you interested in contemporary figures or historical ones?  Do you have a school project and need a reliable source?
Find out how to use Biography in Context, one of the databases available for free on the DC Public Library website.  One of Cleveland Park Library's adult reference librarians will explore the site with you and help you navigate it on your own, from the library or from home.

Join us in the first floor auditorium at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12.

Jobs database: Reference USA

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Reference USA logoDid you know the DC Public Library features online databases dedicated to job resources? 

Reference USA is one of several databases the library has to help you with your job search. The Reference USA Job Help page can help you get started.  You can search by job title, business type, geographical concentration, and more. If you have a particular company in mind, you can also find more by exploring its profile and its competitors in the same field.  The site also features external resources about job searching, interviewing, salary tips, and more. 

"Reveille in Washington" by Margaret Leech

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014

Reveille in Washington coverDo you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C. history? The Cleveland Park Library now has a local history book discussion series!

August 15 Science Experiments

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014


Learn how to lava lampmake an easy lava lamp with this fun science experiment.  The children will have a chance to use simple household items to make their own lava lamp. They will learn how citric acid and baking soda react when mixed with water. How oil and water don't mix. This is an action and reaction experiment that kids will enjoy. Come and join us for this fun experiment on August 15 at 3:30 p.m.

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.

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