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President Grover Cleveland, homeowner

Published on Monday, May 27, 2013

IBook Covern November 1885, Grover Cleveland was elected 22nd President. The following year, the President decided to buy a summer home.  To avoid public attention, he asked his friend Albert A. Wilson to be a middleman for the purchase.  On May 27, 1886, President Cleveland, through Mr. Wilson, bought a house named "Forrest Hill" from George F. Green, a local resident. The house was located in the square between Macomb and Newark, 35th and 36th streets. The sale didn't remain private.  When the title was transferred to the President, it became public.

Staff recommendations

Published on Monday, May 27, 2013

Waiting bookcoverWaiting by Ha Jin was the fifth book in the book discussion series "Ethical Dilemmas" conducted by Phil Burnham, professor at George Mason University.  I overheard some of the discussion as it was taking place within earshot of the circulation desk at Cleveland Park.  I was intrigued by what I heard, but did not have an opportunity to read the book until recently.

Mystery Book Club Selection for June

Published on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hush Now, Don't You Cry bookcoverJoin us on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m., to discuss Rhys Bowen's Hush Now, Don't You Cry.

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Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

CinderCinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is also a cyborg with a mysterious past. As a cyborg, she is considered a second-class citizen. She is hated by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. She lives in New Beijing, where humans and androids co-habit. A deadly plague is ravaging the population. The lunar people who caused the plague are watching and waiting to invade Earth. No one knows that Earth’s fate lies in one girl. She does not even know it….

June 11, 7 p.m. book talk

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

On the hot summer day of http://catalog.dclibrary.org/vufind/bookcover.php?isn=1609497937&size=largeJune 17, 1864,  the Washington Arsenal exploded. A major cause was unattended materials for a batch of flares. Dangerous working conditions were also factors in the explosion. Many of the victims were working-class young women from what was then known as the Island neighborhood, near the Waterfront. Although victims were identified as best as it could be done at the time, several were unidentifiable because of the horrific fire. News of the explosion and the funerals were widely covered by Washington newspapers.

May is Asian-Pacific Islander Month

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cover Image of Asian Lounge Asia is rich in musical heritage. Since it's Asian-Pacific Islander Month, here's a music CD you will enjoy. It's Asian Lounge, which is part of the "Lounge" series from Putumayo.

May 23 meeting, 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Hoopla bookcoverWell, yes, Hoopla is the art of unexpected embroidery. So far we have no embroiders, but whatever your prefered craft, we invite you to select from free, donated, high-quality yarn in small quantities to excite your imagination and create something unexpected.  In the past, a small amount of hemp became a stunning belt; a combination of partial skeins became fingerless gauntlets in jewel stripes, unique scarves and hats, and decorative vases in Tunisian crochet.  Surprise yourself, and us, with your inspired creativity.

Thursday, May 30 at 5:00 pm

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Cover of BoneEvery month, kids at the library get together, eat pizza and talk about a graphic novel. This month, we're talking about fan favorite Bone Vol. 1: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith.

In the first volume in a nine-volume epic, the reader is introduced to the Bone Cousins; Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone. They've been kicked out of their hometown, Boneville, and are wandering a vast uncharted desert. Join us as we talk about their adventures, the artist, and why Bone is so popular.

Check out this month's teen events at Cleveland Park

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Published on Monday, May 13, 2013

By a spider's thread bookcoverBy a Spider's Thread by Laura Lippman is a suspense novel about a private detective, Tess, and her search for a missing woman and her three children. The husband/father, Mark Rubin, enlists Tess's help after the police refuse to help him.  Mark has no idea why his wife would just take the kids and leave and he gives Tess virtually no clues with which to start the search. 

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