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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

Paper Towns cover

Staff recommendations

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. 

Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cover of Rookie Yearbook OneRookie Yearbook One is not just a style guide. Tavi Gevinson is the editor of the book and founder of the website Rookie. Rookie Yearbook One is a compilation of articles, photos and stories from the website and from Tavi's mind.

The Early Years

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JyDSYwj0jp0/TQ0InO-we9I/AAAAAAAAAqU/qSNGqCD09us/s1600/john+eaton+school.jpgPrior to the permanent location of Cleveland Park Library, it was housed in a school building.

In 1911, the Cleveland Park School and Community Association established a temporary library in the John Eaton School.  Miss Clara Herbert was the first librarian.

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

April is National Poetry Month; In celebration we are posting a new public domain poem every Monday.
Rainy doorway
"Spring Storm" by William Carlos Williams    

The sky has given over
its bitterness.
Out of the dark change
all day long
rain falls and falls
as if it would never end.
Still the snow keeps
its hold on the ground.
But water, water
from a thousand runnels!
It collects swiftly,
dappled with black
cuts a way for itself
through green ice in the gutters.
Drop after drop it falls
from the withered grass-stems
of the overhanging embankment.

Staff recommendations

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

Beethoven's Hair bookcoverBeethoven's Hair by Russell Martin is a fascinating true account about a lock of Beethoven's hair snipped off on his deathbed and preserved in a glass and wood frame for almost two hundred years.  The readers find themselves traveling from the present, when a surgeon is opening the frame for the first time in years, back to the day the hair is reverently cut from the dead man's head.

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