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Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013
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Banned Books Week
is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. This year it's the week of Sept. 22-28, 2013.

Classic 1966 true crime book

Published on Friday, September 20, 2013

In Cold Blood book coverThe village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there."

So opens the book In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, a book about the murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas in November 1959.  Six years in the making and with some research help from Capote's childhood friend Harper Lee, it was originally published in four parts in New Yorker magazine in late 1965 and as a book in January 1966.

A New Book Discussion Series

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Book Discussion Series
Fall 2013-Winter 2014
Discussion Leader: Phil Burnham, George Mason University

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

 The Pup After Merle Merle's Door was Ted Kerasote's very popular book about his "freethinking dog." It has been considered one of the best dog books ever written by people who have written some of the best dog books ever.

Published on Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pillowcase bookcoverI never thought I'd bring a book on pillowcases to anyone's attention, but when I ran across this book I was intrigued.  Some of our participants have been discussing handworked household linens that have come down in their families, or that they have purchased anywhere from yard sales to tony antique shops.  The beautiful work begs to be seen and it is frequently relegated to a drawer, only taken out for an occasional airing. 

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The NOT-FOR-PARENTS TRAVEL BOOKThe Not-For-Parents Travel Book, written by Michael Dubois, Katri Hilden and Jane Price, is a fantastic book. It covers 199 countries, grouped by region/continent, from North Korea to Mauritius, Saint Lucia to East Timor. Each country gets one full-color page, which contains a small map, some key facts (size/population/language/currency) and then interesting facts about that country. 

Job Interview Presentations

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Knockout Job Interview Presentations coverHave you been asked to make a presentation during the job interview process? 

In Knockout Job Interview Presentations, author Rebecca Corfield discusses how to make your presentation effective during the interview.  Learn the basics, how to plan your presentation, how to deliver it, handle tricky situations, and much more. 

Mystery Book Club Selection for September

Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mr. Churchill's Secretary bookcoverIn Mr. Churchill's Secretary, author Susan MacNeal takes the reader to World War II London with great period detail describing the struggles and danger on the home front, from clothing coupons to bombing raids.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Groundbreaking Reads logoOn Saturday, Aug. 24, the Cleveland Park Library will host a moderated community discussion about what it means to eat locally. Interested in sustainable agriculture? Wonder how to find locally grown food? Do local businesses buy locally?  What is organic food?  What is the green movement anyway? Bring your questions, knowledge, opinions and let's get a Cleveland Park dialog going!

Staff Book Recommendation

Published on Monday, August 12, 2013

The White Princess coverDaughter of the king, sister of the king, niece of the king, and wife of the king.  That is how the mother of the Tudor dynasty has been described. But there is more to her story.

In the latest installment in "The Cousins Wars" series, The White Princess, Philippa Gregory tells the story of Elizabeth of York.