Cleveland Park
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Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blue sky puppetsOne of our favorite performers is back on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. to help us celebrate Digging Into Reading!

Blue Sky Puppets will be performing a special show, The Time Capsule, designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading program.

For ages 3-12.

Job searching through social media

Published on Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Find a Job coverAre you using social media sites in your job search?

In the second edition of How to Find a Job on Linkedln, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, authors Brad and Debra Schepp explain how to use each of these sites effectively and how people found jobs using them. In addition to explaining how to maintain and update your information on each site, in this revised edition, the authors have included a chapter for current and new college graduates.

Summer Fun Every Friday Afternoon

Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Startinsquirrel and skunk readingg June 21, join us every Friday at 3:30pm for our Fantastic Friday events! Each week we'll be hosting a different, family friendly activity. 

So bring your children for an afternoon of science experiments, gardening projects, and board games. We're even bringing back Book Bingo!

June 21: Super Science Experiments
June 28: Gardening Fun
July 5: Board Game Extravaganza!
July 12: The Return of Book Bingo!
July 19: Surprise Program
July 26: Outdoor Play with Bubbles and Chalk

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zinio Tired of waiting for your favorite magazines to be available for checkout? Want to find back issues not available at the library? Want to do both of these things at your convenience? Then try Zinio Digital Magazines today!

Zinio Ditigal Magazines is an online catalog consisting of thousands of magazines- and can be available to download on your computer, tablet, or smart phone! To set up your Zinio account, follow these steps:

1. Create a Library Zinio account.

Award Winning Cookbooks and Food Writing

Published on Saturday, June 15, 2013

On May 3, the James Beard Foundation announced awards for cookbooks and food writing for 2013. The Beard Awards, named for the American cookbook author and teacher, are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in North America.

Below is a short list of award winning titles owned by the library system:

Cookbook of the Year
http://catalog.dclibrary.org/vufind/bookcover.php?isn=0393050696&size=large
Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla

Published on Friday, June 14, 2013

GLBTQJust because this year’s Pride parade has come and gone, that doesn’t mean that you have no more resources to GLBTQ materials. Here are some examples of resources you can find at the library, as well as some fiction reads featuring GLBTQ characters.

Non Fiction Pride Read:

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

The date: April 14, 1865. Washington D.C. was still celebrating the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox the week before. Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet were developing plans for reconstruction when his second term ended at the hands of John Wilkes Booth and his derringer pistol. The rest, as they say, is history.  

Job Searching Help Guide

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013
Knock Em Dead 2013 edition coverAre you currently looking for a new job or changing careers?  Are you newly graduated from college or graduate school?

The popular Knock 'em Dead by Martin Yate is an annually updated job searching guidebook. This book includes topics such as writing your resume, online networking, job search tactics, how to answer tough questions in an interview, negotiating job offers and handling rejections.

President Grover Cleveland, homeowner

Published on Monday, May 27, 2013

IBook Covern November 1885, Grover Cleveland was elected 22nd President. The following year, the President decided to buy a summer home.  To avoid public attention, he asked his friend Albert A. Wilson to be a middleman for the purchase.  On May 27, 1886, President Cleveland, through Mr. Wilson, bought a house named "Forrest Hill" from George F. Green, a local resident. The house was located in the square between Macomb and Newark, 35th and 36th streets. The sale didn't remain private.  When the title was transferred to the President, it became public.

Staff recommendations

Published on Monday, May 27, 2013

Waiting bookcoverWaiting by Ha Jin was the fifth book in the book discussion series "Ethical Dilemmas" conducted by Phil Burnham, professor at George Mason University.  I overheard some of the discussion as it was taking place within earshot of the circulation desk at Cleveland Park.  I was intrigued by what I heard, but did not have an opportunity to read the book until recently.

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