Cleveland Park
Neighborhood Library

August Fiber Arts Workshop

On Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m., come and work on your own project, or learn a new technique.

'A Kid's Guide to Arab American History'

by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi

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. 

'What's The Deal?' by Rhoda Blumberg

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.

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 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)

Book Bingo is Back!

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.

Job Seekers Clinic: Aug. 7

Phrases for resumes and cover letters

Writing a resume or cover letter as part of your application packet? What phrases you should use?

'Midnight in Peking' by Paul French

Mystery Book Club Selection for August

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

In Memoriam: Helen Thomas (1920-2013)

On Saturday, July 20, White House reporter Helen Thomas passed away at age 92 at her Washington home.

Carnegie Medal Winners 2013

The best in fiction and nonfiction

Winners for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. This award recognizes the best in fiction and nonfiction published in the U.S. for adult readers. The awards for each category were presented on June 30.Fiction

A Guide to Civil War Washington

Exploring Civil War Era D.C.

What was it like to live or visit D.C. during the Civil War?

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