Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

Cleveland Park Library History Files: 60th Anniversary

Dedication and Opening Day

After many years of waiting and fund-raising, the Cleveland Park neighborhood finally had a permanent library branch of its own.

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Author Talk

Paris, 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.

First Sunday Open House

Sunday, Oct. 6

Come 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.

Full Body Stretch Yoga

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.

'Nairobi Heat' by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Mystery Book Club Selection for October

In Nairobi Heat, you follow African-American detective Ishmael from Madison, Wis., to Kenya and back while investigating the mu

'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin

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.

'The Brontes' by Juliet Barker

Staff book recommendation

Although 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.

Job Seekers Clinic: Oct. 2

Next Day Interviews

You've been called for a job interview. Great!  It's scheduled for...tomorrow.

'The Commoner' by John Burnham Schwartz

This is such a beautifully written and fascinating story I found myself so quickly caught up in a world that was previously not well known to me that it was hard for me to tell where biographical/historical fact ended and novelistic imagination began. The fact that the story of Haruko's marriage into the semi-divine confines of Japan's royal family is based on a true story only makes this

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read

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

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