Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Looking for something to do in the afternoons now that the weather has turned colder? We want to remind everyone that on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm we host a kid's chess class. All ages and skill levels are welcome. And for those afternoons when we don't have class, you can keep up your game with some of our chess instruction books.

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cover of Wonderful Wizard of OzKids, do you like reading comics and graphic novels? Do you want to talk about the graphic novels you read? Do you want to eat pizza? How about doing all three at the same time?

Once a month, we host a graphic novel book club just for kids ages 8 and up.

Something for all ages

Published on Sunday, November 10, 2013

On Sunday, NImage of confettiov. 17, 1-5 p.m., we'll celebrate the library's expanded hours with activities to showcase programs and services.

For children of all ages, there will be unscheduled storytelling all afternoon. Experiment with an assortment of e-devices (or, bring your own) and receive hands-on training down-loading e-books and other electronic materials. Learn about the great variety of databases available through dclibrary.org. Browse the book, audio and DVD collections. Let us tell you about the great programs coming up. Get a library card! Enjoy!

Global Lens Film Series

Published on Friday, November 8, 2013

On Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m., the Cleveland Park library will present a screening of Modest Reception [Paziraie Sadeh]. 

Directed by Mani Haghighi, it was released in 2012 and runs 100 minutes. In Farsi with English subtitles.

Award Winning Young Fiction Writers Series Session 3: Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013

The VagrantsThe Vagrants bookcover is a gripping account of political dissent, grinding poverty, and brutal repression. Bashi is a perverse trickster who stirs up trouble wherever he goes. Kai is a forceful spokeswoman for the state who harbors deep doubts about its legitimacy. Tong is a boy who inadvertently brings doom to his father. Gu Shan, a onetime government cadre becomes condemned as a sacrificial lamb.

Here are study questions we will be exploring on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.:

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall LeavesThe days are getting shorter. The temperature is getting cooler. The leaves are changing color. It all means fall is well and truly here. So we're celebrating!

On Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m., we are hosting a Fall crafting afternoon. Miss Jackie will have fall-themed crafts for kids of all ages.

Stop by and join the fun.

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November is here and that means great events are happening at the library! November is also National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, a fun challenge for all aspiring writers. NaNoWriMo also has a Young Writer's Program, which instead of challenging you to 50,000 words, lets you set up your own word count. 

Workspaces for aspiring novelists to work on their National Novel Writing Month projects

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NaNoWriMo Come Write In!November is here and that means another NaNoWriMo!

National Novel Writing Month is a great challenge for aspiring novelists to finally finish that great book. Have you told yourself that you could write a better Hunger Games? Or are you the next James Patterson? Use this month to work on the next great novel!

To support those who have taken up the challenge, Cleveland Park will have open work spaces in the first floor auditorium. The work spaces are meant to be quiet spaces where you can set up and work quietly. 

Mystery Book Club November Selection

Published on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Prague Fatale bookcoverThe eighth book in the series finds Bernie Gunther, recently returned from the Eastern Front, in Prague in October, 1941. In the most diplomatically sensitive case of his police career, Gunther investigates the murder of an adjutant of SS General Reinhard Heydrich.

"I have always been interested in Heydrich and his assassination," says author Philip Kerr. "What I was really interested in was the six months leading up to it.  I went to Prague and let history lead me by the hand." 

Staff Recommendation

Published on Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Urban Legends & Historic Lore DC coverDid you know the Old Stone House on M Street in Georgetown was George Washington's surveying headquarters in 1791?
  • Were you aware that the city is built on a swamp?
  • What do the hoofs mean on equestrian statues around the city?
  • Have you heard that while Abraham Lincoln was touring Fort Stevens in 1864, a young Oliver Wendell Holmes ordered the President to duck down in very unflattering terms?

We've all heard variations on these stories.

Just one question: are they true?

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