Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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!

Mystery Book Club Selection for October

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

Nairobi Heat bookcoverIn Nairobi Heat, you follow African-American detective Ishmael from Madison, Wis., to Kenya and back while investigating the murder of a girl left on the doorstep of an African peace activist. The extraordinarily vivid sense of place will make you feel as though you are in Kenya.

Published on Sunday, September 29, 2013

In the summer of 1945, President Truman was tired of war. The European war had ended in May, but the Japanese were still holding on in the Pacific. The Japanese had been losing the war, but did not want to accept the American conditions for surrender. The result was that Japan was starving, but still fighting. The decision to use the atomic bomb on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 was one filled with contention, and left the world irrevocably changed.

Staff book recommendation

Published on Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Brontes coverAlthough the Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne) only wrote a few novels in between them, their names remain well-known in English literature. Over time, many myths and gossip grew to surround the family, which persisted over the years. In 1994, Juliet Barker, who had worked as curator in in the Bronte Parsonage Museum, published a definitive biography of this famous literary family.

Next Day Interviews

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Next Day Job Interview cover You've been called for a job interview. Great!  It's scheduled for...tomorrow.

In Next Day Job Interview by Michael Farr and Dick Gaither, the authors explain how you can prepare for a job interview on short notice.  Learn how to identify your skills, why you should research a potential employer, how to answer key questions, and more.