Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Quick and Convenient Service

Published on Saturday, January 4, 2014

self checkout machineSelf-checkout is now available at your Cleveland Park Branch Library.

If you have your library card with you, and the book you desire in hand, that is all you will need in order to process your own transaction and start reading.

Self-checkout is available at the circulation desk by the exit doors.

Feel free to ask a librarian about it at your next visit!

Begins Jan. 5 on WETA-26

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Downton Abbey Season 3 coverExcited about the upcoming fourth season of Downton Abbey on PBS?  Need to catch up or want to watch your favorite episodes again?

While you're waiting, we have the first three seasons of the popular show on DVD available to check out throughout the library system. Special features include commentary and insight from the cast and crew. The fourth season on DVD will be added when it becomes available.

Award-Winning Young Fiction Writers Continues Thursday, Jan. 9

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Book Cover - The EndThis month we’re reading Salvatore Scibona’s The End, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2008 and winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award the following year.

Additional storytime opportunities

Published on Saturday, December 28, 2013

Storytime bannerStarting Jan. 6, 2014, we’ll be offering more chances to attend our Wonderful Ones and Terrific Twos story times.

Wonderful Ones: A story time full of stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for children ages 12-24 months and their caregivers. We’ll be offering Wonderful Ones on Mondays at both 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. We ask that caregivers please come to either the 10 a.m. or the 11 a.m. story time.

Getting a job after college

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

Getting a Job after College coverAre you a college student or do you know someone who is one?

About this time of year, college seniors will start applying for jobs. It can be stressful!

Global Lens Film Series continues Sunday, Dec. 22, 2 p.m.

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Gaspar is a filmmaker, working on a low-budget horror film, grieving the death of his beloved older brother. Alvaro is a morbidly obsessed drifter, a mildly sociopathic young man with a curiosity for the dark side. Gaspar is coaxed out of his shell in unexpected ways. It's an absurd and poignant embrace of life and death.

Directed by Sebastian Silva, Chile, 2007, 92 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, black and white with bits of color.

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club January selection

Published on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Black Fridays book coverJoin us on Thursday, Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of Black Fridays, which won the 2013 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

New program designed for babies ages 0-12 months

Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Babies Baby Lapsit is a class created to help foster early literacy skills during the first year of life. Concepts such as print recognition, colors, shapes, and vocabulary start within the first year of a baby's development. Singing songs, repeating rhymes and reading short simple books can help foster growth that builds a foundation for later learning. It also provides an opportunity for babies to socialize and enjoy the company of other children in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Staff Recommendation

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Around the World CD coverLooking for music for your upcoming holiday party?

If you'd like to hear something different, Christmas Around the World, which is part of Putumayo Presents' "Holiday" collection, features favorite holiday songs and carols with an international flavor.

Former South African President

Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

Conversations with Myself coverFormer South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nelson Mandela passed away on Dec. 5, 2013. 

Mandela was an iconic figure for his fight against apartheid in South Africa. Active with the African National Congress (ANC) during the 1940s and 1950s, he was arrested several times. In 1963, after being initially charged with treason, he was tried for sabotage and conspiracy and imprisoned for the next 27 years.