Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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?

A Halloween Celebration

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Wednesday,bats Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the library will be taken over by costumed creatures of all sorts in a spooky, silly, celebration of Halloween.

Come dressed in your best costume and listen to scary (but not too scary) stories, sing silly Halloween songs, and eat delicious Halloween treats.

Kids of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and participate in our costume parade.

Two days of great browsing and buying to support the library

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall Book Sale flyer

The 2 Hour Job Search

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2 Hour Job Search coverCan you find a job in two hours? It can be done.

In The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton, learn how to: