Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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:

Spooky suggestions for readers of all ages!

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October is here, and that means the countdown to Halloween has begun! Whether your idea of a good Halloween scare comes from Hocus Pocus or something darker, the library is the place to get your Halloween fix! Here are some favorites to get you in the Halloween spirit. Recommendations are split into two categories: light and dark.

Kids' Reads

Author talk

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare bookcoverJoin author Ken Ludwig on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m., in a program directed to children and their parents, to share his friendly and easy-to-master approach to Shakespeare. Beginning with short passages from Shakespeare's plays, the author continues with an exploration of Shakespeare's life and times, the implications of his choice of words, and exposure to cultural references that children will use for years to come.

Dedication and Opening Day

Published on Friday, October 18, 2013

Mamie EisenhowerAfter many years of waiting and fund-raising, the Cleveland Park neighborhood finally had a permanent library branch of its own.

Author Talk

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Paris Architect coverParis, 1942. The capitol is occupied by the Germans while the remainder of France is governed from Vichy. A Parisian architect, Lucien Bernard, is commissioned to design a hiding place for Jews.  Initially he has no interest and doesn't want to be known to be associating with Jews. As it is, daily life in Paris is dangerous. However, the money is appealing and Lucien could use it. As time goes on, a shocking event occurs, and he is unable to remain indifferent.

Today the legacy of the German occupation and Vichy France continues to haunt the French Republic.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Published on Friday, October 4, 2013

BalloonsCome celebrate our new Sunday hours!

Sunday, Oct. 6 will be the first Sunday we've been open and we're throwing a party to mark the occasion.

From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., we are hosting an open house at the library. The first 100 people to visit the library will receive a free tote bag. We will also be giving away free books.

Interested in our digital downloads? Want to know what the deal is with e-readers? We'll have a hands-on digital petting zoo where you can try out various e-reader devices and get instructions from our librarians on how to download library e-books to your device.

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013
Dex in Warrior pose

New extended hours means new extended programs! We are pleased to announce that after nearly two years of the popular Yoga at the Library we are able to offer an additional weekly yoga class.

Join us on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for Full Body Stretch Yoga. The new class will incorporate some Pilates, emphasize flexibility, body balance and strength. The class will be suitable for a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced.

Both yoga classes are suitable to participants of a range of physical fitness. Come to the Monday or Tuesday class, or both!