Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Published on Monday, May 7, 2012
Many books capture my attention as I am checking them in and out and The God of Small Things is no exception. Ms. Roy, like all great writers, can transport you -- in this case, all the way back to a town in 1960’s India -- and make you smell the river, the fragrant flowers and the fruits and vegetables being canned in the factory.
Third Annual Cleveland Park Library Haiku Contest
Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the winners of our 2012 Haiku Contest. Once again, many wonderful poems were submitted and it was challenging to choose just one favorite in each of our three categories.
Here is the first, from our children's division:
The ball hits a bat
Crack, it flies through the air fast
Out, mitt catches ball.
Our winning entry in the teen category anticipates summer:
Running through summer
Converse slapping the concrete
Blue sky full of hope.
-- Elizabeth C.
El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros
Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012
In honor of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) we will be hosting a special musical celebration at the Cleveland Park Library!
Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. for a bilingual English-Spanish performance featuring songs, dance and drumming. All ages are welcome!
Selection for May
Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Join us on Thursday, May 3, for a discussion of James Lee Burke's, The Glass Rainbow, the 18th book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Widely reviewed as one of the best of Burke's novels, the reader continues to follow Robicheaux's life in the bayou country of Louisiana with all its local color and complexity of characters. As Robicheaux investigates the death of a series of young women, the author moves back and forth between the depths of human depravity and the heights of nobility.
Submit your original poem by April 27
Published on Friday, April 13, 2012
Submit your original Haiku poem on the contest entry form, available at the circulation desk. Submissions will be posted in the library through the end of April. To qualify, poems must follow the five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable pattern. Prizes will be awarded for the best haiku submitted in the adult, teen and children’s categories and the winning poetry will be published on the Cleveland Park Library website.
How We All Got This Way
Published on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Published on Friday, April 6, 2012
The Mystery Book Club had an exciting first at its April meeting. British Author Tessa Harris met with the group via Skype to discuss her book The Anatomist's Apprentice. This was extraordinary given the time difference -- the author graciously joined us at midnight, her time. She discussed her professional writing, the origin of her interest in anatomists in the early 19th century, how she developed it into what will become a trilogy, with an outline of future books.
Monday, April 9 at 10:30AM
Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012
We are pleased to announce that starting in April, on the second Monday of the month, a representative from Early Stages will available after our 10 a.m. story time to talk informally with parents and provide information about the Early Stages program. Early Stages is a D.C. Public Schools program for children between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 5 years 10 months to help parents identify any delays that their child may have and provide appropriate services to help address those delays.