Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

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)

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013
Book bingo

This August we are bringing back Book Bingo! Children of all ages are invited to stop by the library every Thursday in August at 4 p.m. and join in on the fun.

Book Bingo is just like regular bingo, only instead of numbers, our bingo cards have book titles on them. Winners of each round get to pick a prize from our prize chest.

Phrases for resumes and cover letters

Published on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book coverWriting a resume or cover letter as part of your application packet? What phrases you should use?

Mystery Book Club Selection for August

Published on Friday, July 26, 2013

Midnight in Peking book coverMidnight in Peking is the selection we will be discussing Thursday, Aug. 1.

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Front Row at the White House coverOn Saturday, July 20, White House reporter Helen Thomas passed away at age 92 at her Washington home.

After graduation from Wayne State University in 1942, Thomas came to work in D.C., working at the now defunct Daily News, then as a radio news writer. Her reporting career began in 1956, when she joined United Press International, covering the Justice Department and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She began covering the White House in 1960 and was a longtime member of the press corps until her resignation in 2010. She also wrote several books.

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