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Looking for Ghosts, Smoke and Eldritch Horrors That Come in the Night?

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

Want something a little creepy to give you the shivers while you wait for cooler weather to appear? We have a collection of weird, spooky titles for you to check out.
Cover of the Halloween tree

Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

cover photo of Merle's DoorThis book is classified 636.7092:"stuff about dogs".  It could easily have been 92: Biography.

This is a book about a person named Merle, a canine, yes, but very much his own person.  Ted Kerasote and he ran into each other while Kerasote was rafting and Merle was busy living - a partly feral dog who lived on what was available: vermin, calves and other herd animals.  Ted and Merle became acquainted, Merle hopped on the raft, and the rest is biography.

New Arrivals at Cleveland Park Library

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

So, you bought a new tablet or iPhone and are eager to use it. Need help getting started? Check out these two newly arrived titles now available for check out.

By Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy and Emma Rios

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

For ams marvel long time Carol Danvers was known as Ms. Marvel.  And she was awesome, don't get me wrong.  I dearly loved Ms. Marvel; she's headstrong, and stubborn.  She can fly, and can put pretty much anyone, including the Hulk, through a brick wall.  She's a full bird Colonel in the Air Force and sasses Captain America.  She also wore what was basically a bathing suit.                                     Art by Jamie McKelvie
Captain Marvel

Playing Softball While Fundraising

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Lost Washington DC coverIn early August 1944, the Library Committee of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens Association held a softball game to raise money for a new library in the Cleveland Park neighborhood.

Workshop by Judy Tiger

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Groundbreaking Reads logoNeed help cleaning out clutter at your home or office?

Local D.C. resident Judy Tiger from Just That Simple, will present a workshop on de-cluttering your life.  Thursday Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. in the first floor auditorium.
This event is part of the Library's Groundbreaking Reads adult summer reading program.

Published on Sunday, August 4, 2013

The New Cross Stitcher's Bible book coverOn Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., come and work on your own project, or learn a new technique.

by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi

Published on Saturday, August 3, 2013
A Kid's Guide to Arab American History

When I lived in Egypt, I thought that all Arabs spoke the same language, then I moved to Jordan and discovered that the little Arabic I learned in Egypt did not work in Jordan. I had to start the learning process all over again. I also noticed the difference in their cultures. 

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

What's the Deal? opens with a “cast of characters,” identifying the movers and shakers in the Louisiana Territory’s 120-year history with balance and clarity. Rhoda Blumberg presents the complex history of fluid political alliances and the ever-present threat of war -- explaining political motivations as well as political acts -- to give readers a sense of why the territory was important and how it was eventually acquired.

This is a well-researched and smoothly written book of political history. The author tells the story of the clash of the competing interests of France, England, and Spain for control over New Orleans and the vast "wasteland" beyond the Mississippi River.

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

The Eisner Awards were handed out on July 19 at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Named in honor of comics pioneer Will Eisner, these awards are given out every year to honor creative achievement in American comics. While the library doesn't have every winner in every category, we do have several of these titles. If you're looking for good comics and graphic novels these books are wonderful places to start.

Best Short Story: “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)

Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

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